Congress

  • impeachment Jan 10

    Pelosi to Send Impeachment to Senate for Historic Trial

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will take steps next week to send articles of impeachment to the Senate for President Donald Trump’s Senate trial. In a letter Friday to her Democratic colleagues, Pelosi said she has asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the floor next week a resolution to transmit the articles...

  • Decision 2020 Jan 10

    Voting Machine Vendors Get Scrutiny at Congressional Hearing

    Lawmakers expressed concern about foreign components in the nation’s election equipment, as the top executives of the three major voting manufacturers appeared before Congress on Thursday to try to provide assurances that their products are secure.

  • Iran Jan 9

    House Passes War Powers Resolution

    The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to require that President Donald Trump request authorization from Congress before any further military action is taken with Iran.

  • Iran Jan 10

    House Approves Measure to Restrain Trump’s Actions on Iran

    Reigniting a debate over who has the power to declare war, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. The war powers resolution is not binding on the president and would not require his signature.

  • Equal Rights Amendment Jan 9

    Justice Department: Too Late to Pass Equal Rights Amendment

    The Justice Department has thrown a roadblock into efforts to revive the Equal Rights Amendment, finding that an expired pair of deadlines imposed by Congress on ratification of the measure means it’s too late for additional states to ratify it now. The memo by Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel comes as Virginia is poised to become the decisive 38th...

  • Iran Jan 8

    Congress Reacts to Iran Attack on US Forces. Pelosi Says ‘World Cannot Afford War’

    Republican and Democratic members of Congress said Tuesday night that they are praying for U.S. forces overseas and that they are monitoring developments following news that Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at U.S. military forces in Iraq. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tweeted that the U.S. and the world “cannot afford war.” “Closely monitoring the situation following bombings...

  • Congress Jan 6

    Congress Demands Answers From Trump About Soleimani Killing

    Two top Senate Democrats are calling on President Donald Trump to immediately declassify the administration’s reasoning for the deadly strike on an Iranian official. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Senate Foreign Relation Committee’s Sen. Robert Menendez say there’s “no legitimate justification” for keeping the information from the public

  • impeachment Jan 5

    Small Cracks Have Appeared in GOP Unity on Impeachment Trial

    The Senate seems certain to keep President Donald Trump in office thanks to the overwhelming GOP support expected in his impeachment trial. But how that trial will proceed — and when it will begin — remains to be seen. Democrats are pushing for the Senate to issue subpoenas for witnesses and documents, pointing to reports that they say have raised new...

  • impeachment Jan 4

    McConnell and Pelosi Give No Signs of Budging on Impeachment

    Congress is opening Friday for the new year with President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial set to consume the Senate agenda. But the trial is in flux amid the Middle East crisis. Trump’s Senate trial cannot begin until House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivers the articles of impeachment, which she is refusing to do until the Republican leader provides details on whether...

  • Roe v. Wade Jan 3

    Over 200 Members of Congress Ask Supreme Court to ‘Reconsider’ Roe v. Wade

    Over 200 members of Congress, most of them Republican men, asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to consider overturning two landmark abortion rights cases ahead of oral arguments in a Louisiana abortion case scheduled for March, NBC News reports.

  • impeachment Dec 31, 2019

    Judge Dismisses Impeachment Suit From Ex-White House Aide

    A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from a former White House official who had challenged a congressional subpoena in the impeachment inquiry involving President Donald Trump.

  • John Lewis Dec 30, 2019

    US Rep. John Lewis of Georgia Says He Has Pancreatic Cancer

    As a civil rights activist at 25, John Lewis was beaten so badly his skull was fractured and the TV images from an Alabama bridge in the 1960s forced a nation’s awakening to racial discrimination. As a congressman today at 79, Lewis is facing a foe like none before: advanced pancreatic cancer.

  • Decision 2020 Dec 21, 2019

    House Vote Locks in Impeachment as Issue in ’20 Hill Races

    The day after nearly every House Democrat voted to impeach President Donald Trump, the chief of the House Republican campaign committee said the political fallout was clear. “Last night their obsession with impeachment finally came to a head, and they basically ended their majority,” Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer said Thursday. “Max Rose is done,” he continued, listing him among freshmen...

  • Me Too Dec 21, 2019

    1 Year After Sexual Harassment Reforms, Lawmakers Seek to Broaden Protections on Capitol Hill

    One year after the enactment of major reforms addressing sexual harassment in Congress, a bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced new legislation to address provisions left out of the 2018 law, NBC News reports.

  • State of the Union Dec 20, 2019

    Pelosi, Trump Agree to State of the Union Address on Feb. 4

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    President Donald Trump has been invited to deliver the State of the Union to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 4....

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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to the president on Friday — two after Trump was impeached — formally inviting him to deliver the address at the U.S. Capitol....

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    “In the spirit of respecting our Constitution, I invite you...

  • Trump Dec 19, 2019

    Trump Signs Bill Restoring Funding for Black Colleges

    President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a bipartisan bill that will permanently provide more than $250 million a year to the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, along with dozens of other institutions that serve large shares of minority students.

  • impeachment inquiry Dec 19, 2019

    Trump Impeached on Charges of Abuse of Power, Obstruction

    President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The historic vote split along party lines Wednesday night, much the way it has divided the nation, over a charge that the 45th president abused the power...

  • Congress Dec 17, 2019

    Massive Bill Calls for $1.4 Trillion in Federal Spending

    Retired coal miners and longtime opponents of Obama-era taxes on high-cost health plans are eyeing big wins as top congressional leaders and the Trump White House close in on a deal on a government-wide spending bill. The bill would also increase the age nationwide for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21.

  • impeachment Dec 14, 2019

    Icy Silence, Frayed Connections: Impeachment Takes a Toll on Congress

    The most raucous committee in Congress sat stone-faced, barely speaking. One by one, the members around the Judiciary Committee dais voted on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Then they bolted for the doors and the airports, in more than one case without a word. The all-business iciness during those eight gavel-to-gavel minutes reflected the gravity of advancing…

  • Congress Dec 12, 2019

    Congress Reaches Tentative Deal on Spending Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown

    Senior lawmakers announced a tentative agreement Thursday on an almost $1.4 trillion government-wide spending bill that would stave off a federal shutdown next weekend and split the differences on a number of contentious issues.

    The handshake agreement was announced by the chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., and other top members of Congress.

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