Republicans in the House and the Senate have approved a tax bill that will include permanent tax cuts for businesses, cuts for the top brackets, and temporary cuts for middle-class workers. A repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate is also included in the bill.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) of New York, who called for President Trump to resign because of sexual assault allegations, is on the forefront of the fight against sexual assault in government and the armed forces.
Alabama elects its first Democratic Senate seat in a quarter-century. Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore in a narrow victory.
The women who accused President Trump of sexual misconduct during the election have spoken up again following the #MeToo campaign. The women have asked Congress to launch an ethics investigation against the president and Democrats have called for his resignation.
For Republicans, winning means they can continue to further their agenda. For Democrats, a victory could jumpstart their bid to retake the majority at midterms.
With his ability to dodge accusations of sexual misconduct and appeal to evangelical voters, political analysts are drawing parallels between US Senate candidate Roy Moore's campaign's playbook to that of President Trump.
The House has passed a bill that would allow a concealed-carry gun permit issued in one state to be valid across state lines. Provisions in the bill also address the controversial bump stocks and expands background checks, which Democrats say is an unjust tethering.
After a storm of sexual misconduct allegations and pressure from Democratic colleagues, Rep. John Conyers (D) of Michigan resigns from his position in Congress.
President Trump took aim at the FBI in a flurry of tweets, calling out the FBI agent who was removed from the investigation for his anti-Trump texts. His tweets have drawn criticism from Democrats and Republicans who warn the president should refrain from weighing in.
Despite concern that Senate Republicans did not have enough votes to pass the long-awaited Senate tax reform, last minute tweaks to the bill to get holdouts onboard have renewed Republican leaders' confidence in its passage.
Michael Flynn, former national security advisor, pleads guilty in US district court to making false statements to the FBI. Mr. Flynn is the first to plead guilty to charges made as a result of Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The Senator from Maine says the White House has engaged with her on tax reform, and her meetings with President Trump may result in changes that bring her closer to being a "yes" on the tax bill.