A vow to 'minimize the loss of ground' under Trump
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa already has some experience navigating a hostile political environment in Washington.
'Warrior' Cortez Masto taking up Reid's battles — for now
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D) may not be the Senate minority leader, but she is vowing to be "one hell of a check and balance" on President-elect Donald Trump.
Kamala Harris, superstar? She'll roll up her sleeves first
When new Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced her Senate bid almost two years ago, the national political landscape looked very different.
2 freshmen embody GOP ideological divide
Arizona's two freshman congressmen are on different sides of the political aisle, but Republican Andy Biggs and Democrat Tom O'Halleran have already illustrated the recent schism in the GOP.
Environmental enigma settles into House seat
Freshman Michigan Rep. Jack Bergman (R) has greens worried.
Young and restless: Hoosier on the fast track
In Todd Young's successful race for Indiana's open Senate seat, the Republican lawmaker's campaign told voters that his military "service instilled a understanding of the very real threats facing our country."
In current climate, Calif. rookies are a breed apart
When it comes to environmental policy, the country in 2016 zigged when it elected Donald Trump to the White House.
N.H.'s Hassan expected 'to be a voice' on environment
As New Hampshire governor, Democrat Maggie Hassan — who was sworn in as the Granite State's newest senator last week — visited an affordable housing community hard-hit by a storm that had dumped nearly 2 inches of rain in less than an hour.
The empire strikes back with the Marshall plan
Rep. Roger Marshall beat a tea party incumbent to pave his way to Congress this year. But don't think for a minute that the Republican doctor-turned-politician from rural Kansas is looking to breach the partisan divide.
Despite Trump win, liberal freshman 'doesn't yield to despair'
With the House and Senate stacked for the GOP and a billionaire Republican business mogul about to enter the White House, 2017 is a strange time to be a progressive freshman member of Congress.
Farm boy who clashed with GOP establishment settles in
Rep. James Comer won two elections in November, but the Kentucky Republican is already settling into his single job in Congress.
Van Hollen, accustomed to multiple roles, ready to play defense
Freshman Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D) is planning to use his post as a newly minted appropriator to throw up roadblocks when the incoming Trump administration tries to gut U.S. EPA.
Lead issues prime Duckworth for spot on EPW panel
Sen.-elect Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) sought and has been assigned a slot on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, bringing a Midwestern flavor to the mostly bicoastal Democratic membership on the panel.
Florida's 10 House freshmen a mixed bag on climate front
Florida, a state dealing with rising sea levels and where climate change is a hot-button issue, has sent a mixed bag of 10 new congressmen — representing climate advocates and deniers and representing both sides of the aisle — to Capitol Hill.