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UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Congress moves to dismantle key post-crisis bank rules

Congress moved Tuesday to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and …


Trump urges Congress to overhaul nation’s prison system

President Donald Trump on Friday urged Congress to overhaul the nation’s prison system and help more former inmates re-enter society, hoping to jump-start legislation that’s facing fresh opposition from Democrats.


Drug supply firm execs say they didn’t cause opioids crisis

Top executives of the nation’s leading wholesale drug distributors told Congress under oath Tuesday that their companies didn’t help cause the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic, drawing bipartisan wrath that included …


Trump proposing billions in spending cuts to Congress

The White House is finalizing a multibillion-dollar roster of proposed spending cuts but is leaving this year’s $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill alone.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:51 a.m.

At hearings, EPA chief Pruitt seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, yet another Trump administration official with his job on the line over ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers over his profligate spending and lobbyist …


After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg didn’t have all the answers for Congress

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers demanding to know how and why his company …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

As Trump fumes, senators bid to protect the special counsel

Four senators – two Republicans and two Democrats – are taking a step to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job as President Donald Trump has angrily mused about firing him.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Zuckerberg says regulation inevitable. Is Congress up to it?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged Wednesday that regulation of social media companies is “inevitable” and disclosed that his own personal information has been compromised by malicious outsiders. But after two …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Is Facebook really changing? Or just trimming its data haul?

Lost amid a flurry of Facebook announcements about privacy settings and data access is a much more fundamental question: Is Facebook really changing its relationship with users, or just tinkering …


GOP Rep. Farenthold resigns from Congress

Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned Friday, four months after announcing he wouldn’t seek re-election amid sexual harassment allegations.


Daniel Akaka, first Native Hawaiian in Congress, dies at 93

Former Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka, the first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress who served for more than three decades, died Friday. He was 93.


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: Trump should listen to Washington wheat farmers on tariffs

The congresswoman urged President Donald Trump to listen to the concerns raised by wheat farmers over the inclusion of their crop on a list of American agricultural products subject to …


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Facebook signals that Zuckerberg will testify to Congress in data privacy scandal

Facebook is in talks with lawmakers about having its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, testify to Congress about the social network’s handling of user data.


Mnuchin pitches line-item veto: ‘Congress could pass a rule’

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has urged lawmakers to give President Donald Trump a line-item veto, saying on “Fox News Sunday” that it might prevent Democrats from stacking more nondefense discretionary …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

Will GOP accomplishments in Congress be enough for voters?

With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough to convince voters to give Republicans …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Shutdown looming, Congress and White House seek budget deal

Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 7:14 a.m.

When LBJ dissed Tom Foley among stories that could be highlighted in documentary promoting civility

An effort is underway to produce a documentary on U.S. Rep. Tom Foley, his stories and civility in politics.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 6:39 a.m.

Republican enters race for Congress against McMorris Rodgers, Brown

Jered Bonneau has been homeless, rallied for the Bundy family in their standoff with federal officials and will now run under the GOP banner for Eastern Washington’s congressional seat. “I …


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Amid little scrutiny, U.S. military ramps up in Afghanistan

The U.S. is adding military advisers and combat aircraft as part of President Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan war strategy, but Congress appears to be paying little attention.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 10:55 a.m.

Money’s not the problem as lawmakers tackle spending bill

Money’s not really the holdup in talks on a huge $1.3 trillion spending bill that’s making its way through Capitol Hill.


Republicans in Congress look to keep a low profile

After last year’s successful drive to cut taxes, what do President Donald Trump’s allies in Congress do for an encore? The answer seems to be, “Not so much.”


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Members of Congress lay wreath at site of King assassination

About a dozen Democrats and Republicans prayed and sang “Amazing Grace” during a solemn ceremony Friday at the site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated nearly 50 …


Congress’ immigration push sputters as guns grab attention

It’s taken just two weeks for Washington’s immigration battle to fade from blistering to back-burner. Lawmakers now seem likely to do little or nothing this election year on an effort …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

GOP leaders move slowly on tighter gun laws

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday showed little interest in stricter gun control proposals being floated in Congress, leaving the issue in the hands of wary Senate leaders and President …


Congress returns amid pressure to act on gun violence

After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Congress has ideas on gun violence, but no consensus

After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

After border visit, Gonzaga students talk immigration with McMorris Rodgers

Four students who attended the Gonzaga University’s Justice in January service learning event spoke with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane on Wednesday, a couple of weeks ahead of a …


Lots of talk, little action in Congress after shootings

For a brief moment after the Las Vegas massacre last fall, Republicans and Democrats in Congress talked about taking a rare step to tighten the nation’s gun laws. Four months …