Stories tagged: congress
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that President Donald Trump’s financial records must be turned over to the House of Representatives.
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 3:23 p.m.
The U.S. Constitution gives the House “the sole power of impeachment” – but it confers that authority without an instruction manual. Now comes the battle royal over exactly what it …
Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 12:50 p.m.
A Texas congressman is the latest House Republican to announce he won’t run for reelection.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 5:32 p.m.
Rep. Chris Collins of New York is resigning from Congress ahead of his expected guilty plea in an insider trading case
Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican from western New York, submitted his resignation from Congress on Monday ahead of an expected guilty plea in an insider trading case in which he …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 6:17 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he would have “no choice” but to take up any House-approved impeachment articles against President Donald Trump.
Sun., Sept. 29, 2019
A bipartisan commission draws Washington’s congressional and legislative boundaries.
Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 12:49 p.m.
The Democratic-controlled House made a second attempt Friday to overturn President Donald Trump’s use of emergency powers to raid military base projects such as schools and target ranges to pay …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
The congresswoman said she supported the bill because of its limited scope, and potential to reduce crime by allowing state-approved marijuana firms from conducting business solely with cash.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Former California Rep. Darrell Issa plans to run against indicted fellow GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter, The Associated Press has learned.
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
President Donald Trump repeatedly pushed Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript of a summer phone call that is now at the center of …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 7:09 p.m.
Federal investigators say some safety inspectors who helped set pilot-training standards for the Boeing 737 Max 8 were unqualified and the Federal Aviation Administration seemed to mislead Congress about their …
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
The House approved a bill Friday to end forced arbitration clauses that prevent workers and consumers from filing lawsuits in disputes with companies over employment practices, billing or civil rights.
Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
China’s foreign ministry on Thursday accused U.S. congressional leader Nancy Pelosi of making irresponsible remarks about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, one day after she welcomed activists from the city …
Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 3:22 p.m.
Emily Clyburn, the wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina who helped raise millions of dollars to help students attend the alma mater they shared, died in …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 8:02 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Thursday poured cold water on prospects for a bipartisan compromise on gun legislation, even as Attorney General William Barr circulated a draft plan on Capitol Hill …
Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 12:45 p.m.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday welcomed Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to the U.S. Capitol, sending a message to Beijing that Congress supports the protesters in their months-long campaign for …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 4:29 p.m.
Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains “in a holding pattern” on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House, …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 7:43 p.m.
Members of Congress are hailing Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg as a “superpower” for her work to spark a worldwide, youth-driven push to fight climate change. But Thunberg is not impressed.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation.
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – a largely symbolic move aimed at reversing …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 4:50 p.m.
The CEOs of more than 100 companies are stepping into the nation’s gun debate, imploring Congress to expand background checks and enact a strong “red flag” law.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 11:03 a.m.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says there’s no confusion about what his committee is doing: It’s an impeachment investigation, no matter how you want to phrase it.
Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 8:19 p.m.
Congress appears no closer to approving legislation to curb gun violence as President Donald Trump wavers.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Members of Congress are observing the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in America.
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 1:49 a.m.
Congress returns for the fall session with pressure mounting on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to address gun violence, election security and other issues.
Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Ten conservative states and nearly two dozen Republican members of Congress are supporting gun-maker Remington Arms as it fights a Connecticut court ruling on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 2:18 p.m.
The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House staff secretary Rob Porter as part of its investigation into President Donald Trump’s conduct in office and whether he should be …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 12:40 p.m.
200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation was offered a seat in Congress. It just announced its chosen delegate.
The Cherokee Nation principal chief had an important announcement to make last week. Standing on a stage in the Cherokee capital, Chuck Hoskin Jr. told his people, and the United …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 11:51 a.m.
Republican Rep. Sean Duffy, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who was on the cast of MTV’s “The Real World” before he went into politics, announced Monday that he …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 8:24 p.m.
From the White House to the campaign trail for the Democratic presidential nomination, politicians have found a popular punching bag in Amazon, accusing the retail giant of paying subsistence wages …