Paul Kane

Washington, D.C.

Senior congressional correspondent and columnist

Education: University of Delaware, BA

Paul Kane has covered Congress since 2000, when he started at Roll Call with a beat focused on the Senate. He started with The Washington Post in 2007, covering the 2008 financial crisis and the Obama-Republican fiscal wars. He began writing a regular column, @PKCapitol, on Congress and its interactions with the Trump administration in 2017. He's covered Washington's response to the global pandemic, the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, two impeachments and now writes about the Biden administration's legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.
Latest from Paul Kane

Once sprawling, congressional battle maps are shrinking to key races

As hopes for political waves fade, the fortunes of both Democrats and Republicans to control the House and Senate may come down to a handful of races

October 1, 2022

    Post reporter sees ‘running of the Congress’ after votes end

    Congressional reporter Paul Kane captured House lawmakers sprinting from the Capitol on Sept. 30 before traveling back to their districts to run for midterms.

    September 30, 2022

    New Democratic hero has a message for colleagues: Show voters the fight

    Pat Ryan told his new House colleagues that winning a toss-up race is about more than just defending abortion rights and delivering on the party’s promises.

    September 17, 2022

    Before the midterm debates comes the debate over debates

    Campaign advisers are casting aside the old principle that an incumbent would rarely agree to more than one or two debates against a challenger.

    September 10, 2022

    GOP prospects narrow in House as Democrats overperform in early contests

    The nonpartisan Cook Political Report on Wednesday revised its projections for GOP gains in the House.

    August 24, 2022

    Liberals now have a path, still narrow, to enacting expansive agenda

    Any opening is welcome news for a party that had been bracing for a long winter of discontent.

    August 24, 2022

    Cheney says she is considering a White House run after drubbing in Wyo. primary

    Cheney is the fourth House Republican to lose a primary after voting to impeach Trump last year.

    August 17, 2022

    Liz Cheney went against the ‘clear’ path. Now she leads an anti-Trump movement.

    Cheney used her concession speech, after losing a GOP primary to Donald Trump’s handpicked candidate, to promise a sustained campaign against him and his allies.

    August 17, 2022

      Liz Cheney’s rise, fall and future

      Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is now looking far beyond her Republican primary loss and possibly toward the White House.

      August 16, 2022