A Senate Vote Could Spoil the Saudi Crown Prince’s Arrival in Washington

The Senate will push this week to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen, potentially cutting off intelligence, materiel and midair pufueling assistance to the Kingdom’s forces, just as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman


Congress struggles to meet deadline for government funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress, facing a Friday midnight deadline, toiled on Monday to finish writing a $1.2 trillion bill to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, as several thorny issues lingered, including funding President Donald Tru

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Republicans: Mueller doesn't need protecting

Republicans are bluntly warning President Donald Trump to lay off his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller, but there is scant support among the GOP to pass legislation that would prevent Trump from firing the special counsel.


U.S. Senate advances bill to penalize websites for sex trafficking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted 94-2 on Monday to advance legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, setting up final passage of a bill as soon as Tuesday that would chip away at a


Congress Could Preempt SCOTUS In Online Sales Tax Battle

Congress was back at it this week, trying to reach an agreement on spending. If there's no bill in place by midnight Friday, we'll see another government shutdown. In the middle of the battle, there may be a twist: the rush to regulate online sales tax.


Facebook, Other Tech Firms Scrutinized Over User Data

U.S. lawmakers are pushing for an aggressive inquiry into allegations that a firm tied to President Trump’s presidential campaign gathered data from millions of Facebook profiles without authorization.

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Trump pushes drug-dealer death penalty as opioid crisis response

MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, targeting the U.S. opioid epidemic, called again on Monday for the execution of drug dealers, a proposal that so far has gained little support in Congress, amid criticism from some drug abuse and crimin


Republican senator joins call for Facebook CEO to testify about data use

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator John Kennedy has joined his Democratic colleague Amy Klobuchar in calling on Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress following reports that a political consultancy gained inappropri

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Republicans warn Trump

Key Republicans on Sunday warned President Donald Trump not to interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller.


Shutdown deadline looms and Illinois votes: What to watch in the fight for Congress this week

Congress' spending fight and the Illinois primary elections will lead the week's events in the fight for Congress.


Andrew McCabe might have one last trick he could use to save his estimated $60,000-a-year pension

Thomson Reuters Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe might be able to save the pension he lost after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him. Several members of the House of Representatives have offered him temporary jobs that could allow McCabe to


3 people have reportedly contradicted Jeff Sessions' claim that he opposed a Trump-Russia meeting during the campaign

Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here. Thomson Reuters Attorney General Jeff Sessions might have lied in a key portion of his sworn testimony before Congress, a Reuters investigation found. Sessions said last year that he had push


Senator Durbin: No government shutdown over budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said on Sunday that lawmakers would find a way to pass a budget in time for a Friday deadline to fund government agencies despite disagreement over immigration issues.

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Congress aims for six-month shutdown ... of budget squabbles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress, facing yet another government shutdown deadline at midnight on Friday, will try this week to approve a massive spending bill that would end lawmakers' nettlesome budget infighting, at least through Sept. 30.


Rep. Louise Slaughter remembered as a 'trailblazer,' 'tireless voice for women' by her colleagues

Rep. Louise Slaughter, the longest-serving sitting member of Congress, died Thursday at the age of 88.


Congress demands Pentagon, DOJ investigate child sex assault

Congress reacted to an AP investigation into sexual assault among children on U.S. military bases by demanding the Defense and Justice departments explain how they will solve the problem.


Democratic Representative Slaughter, 88, dies after fall at home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter of New York died early Friday morning, her chief of staff said. She was 88.


New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, top Democrat and only microbiologist in Congress, dies at 88

Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY, who had served in Congress since 1987, died after being hospitalized with a concussion earlier this week, Fox News has confirmed.


Fight over U.S. spending bill rekindles immigration debate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As another U.S. government funding deadline looms, a huge spending bill is ground zero in the latest battle between Republicans and Democrats in Congress over President Donald Trump’s push to toughen immigration policy.


Democrats accuse Republicans of stalling on Trump administration records

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on a congressional oversight panel accused Republicans on Thursday of failing to insist that U.S. President Donald Trump's administration comply with requests for records in an investigation of security clearance practices


House will not pass current Senate bill easing bank rules: Hensarling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will not approve a bill easing bank rules passed by the Senate without additional provisions that would further relax regulations introduced after the 2007-2009 financial crisis, a leading lawmaker


House Republicans set March 22 vote on their Russia report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday they would vote on their report on the House Intelligence Committee's investigation of Russia and the 2016 U.S. election just 10 days after announcing they were wrapping up the probe.

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