The Senate's attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act narrowly failed due to a surprise defection by Sen. John McCain
Learn the story of a place through the people that represented it through history
The House of Representatives authorized use of military force against Iraq in response to the invasion of Kuwait and United National Security Council Resolution 678
Under the direction of President John Adams, the Congress passed the Sedition Act of 1798, which made it a criminal offence to publish statements critical of the federal government. The first individual to be tried under the law was Rep. Matthew Lyon, who unsurprisingly had voted against its passage. Lyon was re-elected from jail.
Despite opposition from conservative groups, Justice O'Connor was confirmed unanimously