Stories tagged: Congress
Fri., June 16, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Shooting forces lawmakers to rethink their security
The shooting at a baseball field that critically wounded a Republican congressman and injured several others is forcing lawmakers to ask what more should be done to ensure the safety …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
A ballgame of unity, spirit, friendly rivalry, won by Dems
Republicans and Democrats joined in a spirited, friendly rivalry Thursday at their annual Congressional Baseball Game, many fresh from the penetrating horror of the ballfield shooting rampage a day earlier …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter’s path
In critical condition and undergoing repeated surgery, GOP House Whip Steve Scalise faces a “much more difficult” struggle to recover from his gunshot wound than first thought, President Donald Trump …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Montana set to certify Gianforte as winner of U.S. House race
Greg Gianforte will move closer to taking his seat in the U.S. House Thursday when the Montana Secretary of State’s Office certifies the Republican as the winner of the May …
Thu., June 15, 2017
Stu Bykofsky: Calls for gun limits predictable, unrealistic
The majority of Americans don’t own guns, but haven’t yet been able to thwart the NRA and get access to what’s called “sensible gun control.”
Wed., June 14, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Gunman who shot congressman had history of anti-GOP activity
The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation’s capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Suspect killed in congressional shootout wanted to ‘terminate the Republican Party’
The shooter who was killed during gunfire at a practice for a congressional baseball game Wednesday morning belonged to a number of anti-Republican groups, including one called “Terminate the Republican …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Conservative lawmaker Scalise, shot in D.C. attack, is known for love of baseball
Rep. Steve Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership, is known for his love of baseball and the late-night meals he often serves his colleagues in his office near …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
D.C. shooting: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, others shot at congressional baseball practice; shooter dead
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Trump tells senators House health bill ‘mean’
President Donald Trump told Republican senators Tuesday that the House-passed health care bill he helped revive is “mean” and urged them to craft a version that is “more generous,” congressional …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Pentagon under fire for delays in new Afghanistan war plan
Senators sharply criticized Pentagon leaders Tuesday for not completing a new strategy for the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis acknowledged that “the enemy is surging right …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Jeff Sessions asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
House Republicans brace for potential 2018 midterm losses
House GOP leaders warned their rank-and-file members Tuesday of the potential for heavy midterm losses next year that could cost Republicans their majority, and they urged renewed attention and focus …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Montana’s Gianforte pleads guilty, receives no jail time for assaulting reporter
Greg Gianforte, the Montana Republican who assaulted a newspaper reporter the day before being elected to Congress, pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor assault charge but avoided jail time.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Sessions’ testimony to Congress Tuesday to be open to public
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony to the Senate Intelligence committee Tuesday will be open to the public. Sessions is expected to face sharp questioning from his former Senate colleagues about …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 11 a.m.
Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care
Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Are there Trump tapes? Congress is asking, and it may issue subpoenas
In the wake of James Comey’s riveting testimony, congressional investigators say they want to know if the White House has recordings of Trump’s discussions with the former FBI director. If …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Gianforte to plead guilty to assault charge
U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte of Montana will plead guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before being elected the state’s only congressman last month, a prosecutor said Friday.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
House GOP taps Rep. Gowdy for oversight committee chairman
Congressman Trey Gowdy has been tapped to lead the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after Chairman Jason Chaffetz leaves Congress at the end of month.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Watching Comey: For some it’s a party
Politics-obsessed Americans gathered at bars and restaurants Thursday with an excitement normally reserved for the Super Bowl or the World Series, ordering FBI sandwiches and morning shots of Russian vodka …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
GOP-run House votes to roll back post-2008 financial rules
The Republican-led House approved sweeping legislation Thursday to undo much of former President Barack Obama’s landmark banking law created after the 2008 economic crisis that caused millions of Americans to …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Comey: Trump sought to ‘lift the cloud’ of investigation
Fired FBI Director James Comey said President Donald Trump told him at the White House “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty” in their private White House dinner conversation in January, …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 10 a.m.
Gianforte granted extension for appearance on assault charge
A judge has given Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte until June 20 to appear in Gallatin County Justice Court to face a misdemeanor assault charge against a reporter.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Congressman-elect Gianforte seeks extension for appearance on assault charge
Attorneys for U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte are asking a judge to extend the deadline for the Montana Republican to appear in court to face a misdemeanor assault charge against a …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn turned over about 600 pages of documents Tuesday to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Stuckart drops out of congressional race, citing family medical issues
The City Council president’s campaign released a statement Tuesday, six months after he declared his intention to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
House set to condemn Turkish security attack on protesters
House Republicans and Democrats are set to unleash a wave of bipartisan fury against Turkey over violence against peaceful protesters carried out by bodyguards traveling with the country’s president.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Trump infrastructure push faces cold shoulder from Congress
Repairing the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges was supposed to be an area ripe for bipartisan compromise between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump. Instead, Democrats are panning Trump’s proposed …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
Democrats target Paul Ryan, 10 other GOP lawmakers
A coalition of well-heeled Democratic groups is launching a grassroots-oriented effort targeting nearly a dozen House Republican incumbents, as party operatives prepare for a midterm election cycle they increasingly think …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Must-do for Congress: Raise debt limit, pass spending bills
Even members of his own party were quick to declare President Donald Trump’s budget plan dead on arrival in Congress last month. And in fact, lawmakers are facing a burst …