• President Biden Apr 3

    Aiming Big, Biden Is Looking to Restore Faith in Government

    President Joe Biden’s vision of his presidency is quickly taking shape.

  • coronavirus relief Mar 8

    Biden Remains ‘Hopeful' for Bipartisanship on Upcoming Legislation

    After the Senate narrowly passed President Biden’s COVID-19 relief package along party lines, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the president remains hopeful for bipartisanship on future legislation. “He remains open and remains hopeful about the opportunity for bipartisan work moving forward.”

  • coronavirus Dec 1, 2020

    $908 Billion in COVID-19 Relief Proposed by Bicameral, Bipartisan Group

    A bipartisan, bicameral group of Senators and Congresspeople discussed the framework of a proposed COVID-19 relief bill. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, says not assurances have been made by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that this bill could be brought to the Senate or House floor.

  • Joe Biden Nov 10, 2020

    Biden Seeks to Move Quickly and Build Out His Administration

    Joe Biden is signaling that he plans to move quickly to build out his government.

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 20, 2019

    Senate Tech Critic to Facebook's Zuckerberg: Sell WhatsApp, Instagram

    As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Thursday with President Donald Trump and other critics of the tech industry, the Senate’s most vocal detractor offered a challenge: Sell your WhatsApp and Instagram properties to prove you’re serious about protecting data privacy. It may have been more than Zuckerberg expected from his private meeting with Sen. Josh Hawley, a conservative Republican from...

  • United States May 27, 2019

    Trump's Huawei Ban Could Cut Off Rural Americans' Cell Service

    The Trump administration’s ban on goods produced by a Chinese tech giant would seem to have little to do with rural America. But rural cell service providers across the U.S. are almost entirely dependent on the company, Huawei, which produces inexpensive wireless communications equipment, NBC News reported. These small telecom companies now face billions of dollars in costs or the...

  • DONALD TRUMP Feb 11, 2019

    Shutdown Deadline Looms as Wall Negotiations Hit a Snag

    As the White House refused to rule out the possibility that the federal government may shut down again, negotiators clashed over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, creating a new hurdle for a border security compromise Congress can accept. With a Friday deadline approaching, the two sides remained separated over how much to spend on President...

  • DONALD TRUMP Feb 11, 2019

    Border Fund Negotiations Stall Days to Shutdown Deadline

    The effort to negotiate border security and avoid another government shutdown hit a snag over the weekend. The White House says we could see a shutdown Friday and President Trump may still declare a national emergency to pay for the border wall.

  • California Aug 21, 2018

    Lawmakers Want Congressional Gold Medal for Aretha Franklin

    The “Queen of Soul,” who died last week at 76, “instilled hope, uplifted generations, and changed the lives of millions,” according to the bill introduced Tuesday by Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 7, 2018

    10 Senators Challenge Trump Over Tariffs

    A bipartisan group of 10 senators introduced longshot legislation Wednesday that would require Congress to sign off on tariffs imposed in the name of national security, defying President Donald Trump on a bedrock issue that once defined the GOP. Congressional Republicans are mostly at odds with what they view as Trump’s protectionist instincts on trade. Despite much hand-wringing, prospects for...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 27, 2018

    Senate Committee OKs Bill to Safeguard Special Counsel

    Bipartisan legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller now lies in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance it. McConnell, R-Ky., has said the bill is unnecessary and he won’t let it reach the Senate floor. But the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee added to the pressure on...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jan 16, 2018

    Trump Refers to Haiti and African Countries as ‘S–thole' Nations

    President Donald Trump referred to a group of nations that included African countries and Haiti as “s–thole countries” during a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators Thursday at the White House, a Democratic aide briefed on the meeting told NBC News. Trump’s comments were first reported by the Washington Post, which said the group of nations referenced also included...

  • DONALD TRUMP Dec 21, 2017

    President Trump Commutes Sentence of Kosher Meatpacking Executive

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the sentence of an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive who had been sentenced to 27 years in prison for money laundering, marking the first time he’s used the presidential power.

  • CONGRESS Nov 17, 2017

    GOP, Democratic Senators Back Bill to Bolster FBI Gun Background Checks

    Republican and Democratic senators have joined forces on legislation to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who slaughtered more than two dozen people at a Texas church. Congress has taken no steps on guns in the weeks after deadly shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland...

  • California Oct 20, 2017

    Bipartisan Senate Bill Aims to Prevent Western Wildfires

    As wildfires rage across California and the West, Democratic and Republican senators have joined forces to help rural communities better prepare for and prevent catastrophic wildfires. A bill introduced Thursday by senators from three Northwestern states would authorize more than $100 million to help at-risk communities prevent wildfires and create a pilot program to cut down trees in the most...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 24, 2017

    Trump Trying to Turn Around GOP Holdouts on Health Bill

    Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party’s last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the “Obamacare” repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of failure. Trump appealed to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a possible “no” vote, to swing around for the...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 5, 2017

    Task Force on Marijuana Law Offers Little on New Policies

    The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, a group of prosecutors and federal...

  • New York Aug 4, 2017

    Hot Cars Act Introduced on Capitol Hill

    Legislation announced Wednesday would require car companies to install alarms to remind drivers to check the back seats of cars once they are turned off.

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 24, 2017

    White House Indicates Trump Would Sign New Russia Sanctions Bill

    The White House indicated Sunday President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress’ permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow....
    Lawmakers are scheduled to consider the sanctions package as early as Tuesday, and the bill could be sent to Trump before Congress...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 23, 2017

    Lawmakers Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill

    Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, said lawmakers had settled lingering issues with the bill, which also includes stiff economic penalties against...

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