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Congress isn’t known for passing broad legislation quickly. Its response to the 2008 economic crisis has parallels with the coronavirus — and this period could also mean political blowback for some.
Congress has announced agreement on a $2 trillion economic relief package for the effects of COVID-19. Most households will get a relief check, and unemployment insurance has been greatly expanded.
The Georgia congressman, who spent decades fighting racial discrimination, says he’s mounting his biggest battle yet: stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Lewis will stay in office as he undergoes treatment.
The PACT Act would be the first national law making severe animal cruelty and torture illegal. An earlier law only banned videos of such acts.
With the full House on recess, the House Intelligence Committee could start hearings within days into President Trump’s contacts with Ukraine.
Congress adjourned for a two-week recess, but members of the House Intelligence Committee will continue their investigation regarding the possible impeachment of President Trump.
The legislation by a freshman Republican senator would prohibit features like auto-play and infinite scrolling, used by social media companies to keep users on their platform longer.
Over the past two weeks alone, seven House Republicans have announced they won’t run again, including two of just 13 GOP women in the House and the chamber’s lone African American Republican.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence, taking a more measured approach that could very likely result in no legislation, despite wrenching calls to “do something” in the aftermath of back-to-back mass shootings. President Donald Trump is privately calling up senators… Read More
The compromise was negotiated between the administration and Hill leaders and avoids a fiscal fight around the 2020 election. The deal suspends the debt limit for 2 years, heading off a default.
In two separate hearings on Wednesday, Democrats want Americans who haven’t read Mueller’s findings to see and hear them instead. Republicans want to take the former special counsel down a peg.
Congressional leaders are prepared to vote Thursday on a $333 billion bipartisan spending package to avoid the threat of a partial government shutdown.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s resolution opposing a “precipitous withdrawal” from Syria was backed by many GOP Senators who disagree with the president’s foreign policy.
Congressional Democrats want to protect health coverage and protections of the Affordable Care Act. With the Senate in Republican hands, House Democrats will hold hearings and may turn to the courts.
The 116th Congress has 127 female members — 102 of them in the House. That’s far more than the previous record, but it also is far from gender parity.
The mail will get delivered, Social Security checks will go out, and the National Park Service says it will try to keep parks accessible if there is a shutdown. But most federal agencies would close.
Shutdown and debt ceiling deadlines are fast approaching four days before the Alabama Senate election, and Republicans are trying to pass a tax plan by Christmas.