Live Briefing: Senate to Vote Soon on Bill to End Government Shutdown

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, promises a “free and open debate” on immigration if Democrats will vote to reopen the government.

On Washington: Republicans’ 2018 Resolution: Bipartisanship. Will It Last?

With their Senate majority narrowed even further and a midterm election approaching, Republicans are seeking some consensus with Democrats after a year of intense division.

After a Chaotic Start, Congress Has Made a Conservative Mark

The 115th Congress, under Republican control, has left a conservative imprint on the courts, taxation, regulation and the environment. Next up: poverty programs.

McConnell Wryly Calls Bannon a ‘Genius’

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, took a shot at President Trump’s former chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, saying Mr. Bannon had cost Republicans a Senate seat in Alabama.

How a Tuition-Free College Turned Into a Casualty of the Tax Wars

In a push to embarrass Republicans and slow their tax bill, Senator Bernie Sanders stripped out a pet provision of Senator Mitch McConnell’s — and punished a college for the poor.