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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

As impeachment swirls, Trump nods toward Pompeo Senate run

President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to open the door for the top U.S. diplomat, Mike Pompeo, to leave his post to run for an open Senate seat in his …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Trumps signs stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown

President Trump signed the Republican-held Senate’s temporary governmentwide spending bill that would keep federal agencies up and running through Dec. 20 and avert a government shutdown after midnight Thursday


Dems unveil impeachment procedures; GOP calls process unfair

Democrats have introduced a resolution that authorizes the next phase of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.


GOP’s top leaders navigate impeachment in their own ways

One of them is a gregarious, backslapping Californian unwavering in his defense of President Donald Trump. The other is a reserved, calibrated Kentuckian who chooses his words about Trump with …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Graham resolution condemns ‘closed’ House impeachment probe

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, a top ally of President Donald Trump, is introducing a resolution condemning the Democratic-controlled House for pursuing a “closed door, illegitimate impeachment inquiry.”


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

McConnell resolution prods Trump to keep troops in Syria

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced a resolution denouncing Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria and prodding President Donald Trump to halt his withdrawal of U.S. troops from that part …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

McConnell: ‘No choice’ to take up impeachment after House

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he would have “no choice” but to take up any House-approved impeachment articles against President Donald Trump.


Senate sends Trump stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown

The Senate passed a temporary government-wide funding bill on Thursday that staves off the risk of a government shutdown through Nov. 21.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Trump’s Senate Republican allies OK his $5B wall request

President Donald Trump’s Republican allies controlling the Senate are awarding him his full $5 billion request to build about 200 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Trump says gun negotiations going ‘very slowly’

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Senate tech critic tells Facebook CEO: Sell message services

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with lawmakers in Washington to discuss regulation of the tech industry, including the companies’ collection of users’ personal data on their platforms.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Trump finds backing from Senate GOP on border wall move

A Republican-controlled Senate committee approved a Pentagon funding bill on Thursday, rejecting Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump’s border wall request and his moves to pay for the project …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

Senators pitch Trump on expanded gun background check bill

Senators pushing to require background checks for private gun sales made a fresh pitch to President Donald Trump on Wednesday amid continued gridlock over legislation to curb gun violence following …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

No evidence of sexist, racist comments by Senate Democrats, report says

Senate investigation finds no evidence of Democratic freshman’s claim of sexist or racist comments in closed-door meetings.


House Democrats propose stopgap spending bill

Democrats controlling the House are proposing a government-wide temporary funding bill to prevent a federal shutdown at month’s end and to give the slow-moving Senate time to act on $1.4 …


McConnell says he’s waiting on Trump to chart path on guns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are waiting on the White House to chart a path forward on gun violence legislation


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Citing health, Georgia GOP Sen. Isakson says he’ll retire

Facing health challenges, Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia said Wednesday he will retire at year’s end, a departure that sets up a rare election in November 2020 when both …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Trump ties U.S. success to 2nd term: ‘You have to vote for me’

President Donald Trump sought to reassure his supporters about the state of the U.S. economy despite the stock market volatility and told rallygoers in New Hampshire that their financial security …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

McConnell wants to consider gun background checks in fall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants to consider background checks and other gun violence bills when lawmakers return.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

McConnell, GOP Senate unlikely to act swiftly on guns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.


Democrats: Trump should demand Senate vote on gun bill

If President Donald Trump is serious about strengthening gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings, he should demand that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put a House-passed bill …


Trump signs bipartisan budget and debt deal into law

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a bipartisan debt increase and new set of spending limits that would help lock in spending increases for the Pentagon and elsewhere in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

Hard-won budget, debt deal clears Senate, advances to Trump

A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate on Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump’s endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Senate panel advances bill to punish Saudi Arabia

A Senate panel has advanced legislation that would suspend arms transfers to Saudi Arabia and impose sanctions on members of the royal family.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

Washington talks could soon yield spending, debt deal

Washington negotiators are closing in on a budget and debt deal that would stave off the chance of a government shutdown this fall and allow Congress to speed through legislation …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate

The House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.


House passes Senate border bill as leaders cave to moderate Democrats and GOP

The House passed a $4.6 billion emergency spending bill for the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, after Democratic leaders retreated from efforts to amend the legislation to add …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019

House sends Trump $4.6B border bill, yielding to Senate

The Democratic-controlled House has voted to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Senate passes $4.6B border aid measure; Pelosi seeks talks

The GOP-held Senate OKs bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Trump Jr. glad Senate testimony ‘is finally over’

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, spoke to the Senate intelligence committee for around three hours Wednesday