Congress

AP
July 23, 2019 - 7:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department told former special counsel Robert Mueller not to stray beyond his report on Russian election interference when he testifies to Congress on Wednesday. In a letter sent Monday to Mueller, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer said he should...
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AP
July 22, 2019 - 10:37 am
President Trump said he doesn't plan to watch former special counsel Robert Mueller testify before Congress on Wednesday, but he might watch some of it. Mr. Trump, seated alongside Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, reiterated his claims that Mueller is very "conflicted" and his report exonerates...
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AP
July 17, 2019 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily killed a maverick Democrat's effort Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color, in a vote that provided an early snapshot of just how divided Democrats are over trying to oust him in the shadow of the 2020...
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July 17, 2019 - 10:40 am
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference on Wednesday, a day earlier than usual, after the House passed a resolution on Tuesday condemning President Trump's racist tweets targeting four progressive congresswomen. The measure condemning the tweets passed by a vote of 240 to 187,...
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Getty
July 16, 2019 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a...
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July 16, 2019 - 11:14 am
It's typical for lawmakers to offer amendments to the sweeping National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the defense spending bill that is reauthorized every term, and this year has been no different. One of the more unusual amendments is one offered by New Jersey Republican Rep. Chris Smith to...
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AP
July 12, 2019 - 2:22 pm
After a blistering Capitol Hill testimony by first responders and comedian Jon Stewart, in which he lambasted members of Congress for their lack of compassion in providing necessary funding for the health care needs of 9/11 responders, the House has voted to permanently reauthorize the September...
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AP
June 26, 2019 - 7:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two House committees announced. Mueller's unusual back-to-back testimony in front of the House Judiciary and...
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June 20, 2019 - 11:22 am
New York -- Lou Alvarez, a retired New York Police Department detective who testified in an emotional congressional hearing last week about reauthorizing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, has entered hospice care due to the incurable nature of his cancer, CBS New York reports. "I'm still here and...
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AP
June 10, 2019 - 11:16 am
The Justice Department has agreed to turn over some of the underlying evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller's report, including files used to assess whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Monday. In the first breakthrough in...
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