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House Democrats Reach Deal With DOJ to Get Some Mueller Evidence Congress
House Democrats Reach Deal With DOJ to Get Some Mueller Evidence

WASHINGTON — House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the Justice Department has agreed to begin turning over some information the panel had subpoenaed related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “The department will share the first of these documents with... Read More

Watergate Figure John Dean Testifies About Mueller Report Congress
Watergate Figure John Dean Testifies About Mueller Report

WASHINGTON — Nearly five decades after he helped bring down President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal, former White House counsel John Dean returned to a congressional hearing room Monday to try to reprise the role. Testifying before the House... Read More

GOP Senators Exhale After Considering Crossing Trump on Tariffs Congress
GOP Senators Exhale After Considering Crossing Trump on Tariffs

Senate Republicans who faced the unwelcome prospect of attempting to overturn President Donald Trump’s use of tariffs on Mexico are praising his deal to avert them, even if they’re still wary of the duties. Trump had threatened to impose 5%... Read More

Committee Chairs Seek Answers On Delayed Notice of Defects on Boeing 737 MAX Transportation
Committee Chairs Seek Answers On Delayed Notice of Defects on Boeing 737 MAX
2019-06-07 21:32:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representatives Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rick Larsen, D-Wash., chairman of that body's Aviation Subcommittee, want to know when Boeing and others first learned of a serious defect in the... Read More

House Democrats Don’t Have a Majority for Impeachment, But Support Is Growing Congress
House Democrats Don’t Have a Majority for Impeachment, But Support Is Growing

WASHINGTON — When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke last weekend at the California state Democratic Party convention, she was greeted with cries of “Impeach! Impeach!” from the crowd. The reality, however, is far different: Among House Democrats, a majority do... Read More

Contempt Charge Against Barr, McGahn Refined as House Set to Act Congress
Contempt Charge Against Barr, McGahn Refined as House Set to Act

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are moving ahead with a contempt of Congress resolution against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn for defying subpoenas, and they’re adding a shortcut for future legal confrontations with the Trump... Read More

HR 1 Provides Freshman House Democrats a McConnell 101 Lesson Congress
HR 1 Provides Freshman House Democrats a McConnell 101 Lesson

WASHINGTON — While it is not quite an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object, the metaphor is close enough: Freshman House Democrats who roared into the majority in January with ambitious legislative plans are increasingly facing the reality of a... Read More

House Bid to Give ‘Dreamers’ a Path to Citizenship Garners Bipartisan Support Immigration
House Bid to Give ‘Dreamers’ a Path to Citizenship Garners Bipartisan Support
2019-06-05 21:16:53
by Dan McCue

The Democrat-led House passed legislation Tuesday that would create a path to citizenship for about 2.5 million immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. The bill, which passed by a vote of 237-187, with seven Republicans voting in... Read More

Retirement Bill Remains Stalled Amid Republican Holds in Senate Congress
Retirement Bill Remains Stalled Amid Republican Holds in Senate

WASHINGTON — A handful of Republican senators are holding up what could be the biggest retirement savings bill in more than a decade. After sailing through the House on a 417-3 vote May 23 before the weeklong Memorial Day recess,... Read More

Hoyer and House Appropriators Back Potential Pay Raise for Congress Congress
Hoyer and House Appropriators Back Potential Pay Raise for Congress

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are making moves to lift the pay freeze that lawmakers have been living under since 2010. But the top Senate appropriator is not on board. House appropriators released their Financial Services fiscal 2020 spending bill this... Read More

After Prolonged Delay, House Passes $19.1 Billion Disaster Relief Package Congress
After Prolonged Delay, House Passes $19.1 Billion Disaster Relief Package
2019-06-04 21:00:07
by Sean Trambley

On Tuesday, the House passed a much-needed disaster aid bill that was blocked by three Republican congressmen leading to a two week delay for the $19.1 billion relief package to Puerto Rico, Texas, California, and other states. Following the bill’s... Read More

House Finally Sends $19.1 Billion Disaster Aid Package to Trump’s Desk Congress
House Finally Sends $19.1 Billion Disaster Aid Package to Trump’s Desk

WASHINGTON — The House sent a $19.1 billion disaster aid package to President Donald Trump’s desk Monday, more than a week after the first of three Republican holdouts objected to passing the legislation by unanimous consent. The bill, which was... Read More

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