The 117th U.S. Congress broke a number of records, with more women and minorities representing districts and states around the country.
Executive orders, issued to help the executive branch carry out its duties, have the force of law. They can be struck down by the courts or overwritten.
Find out how the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom were established and who may receive them.
Civil rights hero John Lewis passed away July 17, after battling cancer since December. Learn more about his life and legacy here.
The United States' 2020 census is being offered in numerous languages other than English. See how the Census Bureau is ensuring everyone is counted.
Learn about President Trump's 2021 budget, which, if enacted, would continue the United States on a path of economic growth.
Learn more about the federal government in the United States. This article is part of a three-part series on how federalism works in America.
The 11 people invited to President Trump's third State of the Union address include a 2-year-old survivor, an Army veteran and a Border Patrol official.
In four graphics, we take a look at the 116th Congress, including the historic number of women, as well as a bit about their backgrounds.