Longest-serving Congressman and Georgetown alumnus to retire

After a record-breaking 59 years in Congress, Rep. John Dingell has announced his retirement from the US House of Representatives. As a Georgetown alum (COL ’49, LAW ’52) and Michigan Democrat, 87-year-old Dingell helped author monumental bills on… Read More


Congress finds D.C. budget autonomy referendum has no legal effect

Although more than 80 percent of D.C. residents voted in support of the “budget autonomy” measure in an April referendum, the Government Accountability Office, Congress’ investigative agency, has stated that this latest attempt to gain increased independence from Capitol… Read More


Georgetown law alum and women’s rights activist considers running for House

Californian attorney Sandra Fluke (L’12) has announced that she is considering running for Rep. Henry Waxman‘s (D-CA) seat this fall. Waxman, who has been in office for 40 years, announced on Thursday that he will be retiring from… Read More

Congress attempts to ban tax money for District abortions

Remember when Congress shutdown the government and screwed over D.C.? Well, it looks like Congress is already back to  screwing with the District. Trent Franks, a Republican from Arizona, held a hearing Jan. 9 focused on a bill to… Read More

New legislation for free online college textbooks to lessen financial burden

On November 14th, a new legislative proposal was introduced in Congress that, if implemented, will have the cheap, the broke, and the financially burdened college students singing it praises. This bill, sponsored by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and… Read More

New report from OMB lays out cost of the government shutdown

Last week the Office of Management and Budget released a report detailing the impact the federal government shutdown had on the US economy.  The report has found that, ironically, the government shutdown—borne out of a desire to save… Read More

Hold on to your Brita: Potomac is nation’s “most endangered” river

Never underestimate the power of filtered water. In a recent report released by environmental watchdog organization American Rivers, the Potomac River is named number 1 on the list of America’s most endangered rivers of 2012. Five million residents… Read More

Cong. James Clyburn (D-SC) discusses the elections, legislative priorities

Last night, Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), the Assistant Democratic Leader in the House of Representatives, discussed his legislative priorities at a College Democrats event in Healy to a group of largely like-minded Hoyas. Clyburn began his remarks by… Read More

Debt deal spares Pell Grants, nixes aid to grad students

According to 140+ student body presidents, we now “have a deal” on the nation’s debt ceiling. On Tuesday, both houses of Congress signed off on a measure that, in exchange for evading default and economic calamity, would immediately… Read More

GUSA exec leads 100+ student body presidents in petition on debt ceiling

GUSA President Mike Meaney (SFS ’12), former Senator Nick Troiano (COL ’12), and other members of the executive are leading student body presidents from over one hundred different national universities in an effort urging a speedy, “bipartisan” consensus on… Read More