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Fifth Texas Republican Congressman Will Not Seek Re-election

Fifth Texas Republican Congressman Will Not Seek Re-election

Representative Bill Flores announced his current term would be his last, joining a long list of Republicans who have said they will retire or seek other offices.
Another Texas Republican Congressman Will Not Seek Re-election

Another Texas Republican Congressman Will Not Seek Re-election

Representative Bill Flores announced his current term would be his last, joining a long list of Republicans who have said they will retire or seek other offices.
Charges Against Lawmaker Highlight Lack of Trading Limits for Congress

Charges Against Lawmaker Highlight Lack of Trading Limits for Congress

The indictment of a New York congressman on insider trading charges, along with his colleagues’ holdings in the biotechnology company at the center of the case, highlight how members of Congress face
Officials Dispute Trump’s Talk of an FBI Spy Planted in His Campaign

Officials Dispute Trump’s Talk of an FBI Spy Planted in His Campaign

U.S. officials are pushing back against allegations embraced by President Donald Trump that the Justice Department planted a spy in his 2016 campaign.
House Rejects Republican Farm Bill After Immigration-Vote Deal Collapses

House Rejects Republican Farm Bill After Immigration-Vote Deal Collapses

A five-year $867 billion farm bill backed by the Trump administration was rejected in the U.S. House after GOP leaders were unable to quell a rebellion by a group of conservatives who are demanding
Republican Farm Bill May Come With a Revamp of U.S. Sugar Policy

Republican Farm Bill May Come With a Revamp of U.S. Sugar Policy

The U.S. House may deliver a significant victory for candy-makers this week in a decades-long quest to end sugar price supports.
Contentious Farm Bill Sparks Bipartisan Demands for Revisions

Contentious Farm Bill Sparks Bipartisan Demands for Revisions

Farm legislation usually has enough incentives to satisfy everyone across the partisan divide in Congress. Not this year.
Trump Voters Would Be Hit Hardest by GOP’s Food Stamp Work Rules

Trump Voters Would Be Hit Hardest by GOP’s Food Stamp Work Rules

A House Republican plan to set stricter work rules for food stamp recipients would disproportionately affect low-income residents in states that supported Donald Trump for president and may imperil
Farm Bill Is Likely to Set Off a Welfare Fight in Congress

Farm Bill Is Likely to Set Off a Welfare Fight in Congress

The only major congressional debate over U.S. social-welfare policy this year may be sparked by an unlikely source: a farm bill.
House GOP to Push Farm Bill Linking Food Stamps to Job Training

House GOP to Push Farm Bill Linking Food Stamps to Job Training

House Republicans will pursue a law reauthorizing food assistance and farm subsidies without Democratic support after negotiations over changes to the so-called food-stamp program broke down, the
Why America Is So Scared of China’s Biggest Tech Company

Why America Is So Scared of China’s Biggest Tech Company

U.S. politicians may not be able to pronounce “Huawei,” but they’re convinced it’s a threat to national security.
GOP Shuts Down House Russia Probe Despite New Revelations

GOP Shuts Down House Russia Probe Despite New Revelations

Republicans shut down the House Intelligence Committee’s contentious Russia probe Thursday, despite new revelations that Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign may have benefited from the
House Russia Probe to Close Despite Revelations About Data Firm

House Russia Probe to Close Despite Revelations About Data Firm

The Republican leading the House investigation into Russian election meddling said revelations that a data firm working with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign may have improperly harvested data on
House Russia Probe Dissolves Into a Fight Over Transcripts

House Russia Probe Dissolves Into a Fight Over Transcripts

Now that Republicans have terminated the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe, the biggest outstanding question is whether the public will ever see transcripts from dozens of its closed-door
Farm Bill Put in Jeopardy Over Food Stamp Work Requirements

Farm Bill Put in Jeopardy Over Food Stamp Work Requirements

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said he’s delaying the release of a draft law renewing farm and nutrition programs to try and produce a bill with bipartisan support after intense
Adam Schiff Says Russia Probe ‘Far From Done’ After GOP Shuts It Down

Adam Schiff Says Russia Probe ‘Far From Done’ After GOP Shuts It Down

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence panel said he plans to continue work on the Russia probe despite Republican moves to shut it down, saying 30 witnesses still need to be interviewed.
GOP Ending House Russia Probe Despite Democrats’ Objections

GOP Ending House Russia Probe Despite Democrats’ Objections

Republicans who control the House Intelligence Committee ended an investigation into the 2016 presidential election over intense objections from Democrats, saying they found no evidence of collusion
Trump Administration Discusses Food-Box Plan With Grocers

Trump Administration Discusses Food-Box Plan With Grocers

The Agriculture Department has begun talking with grocery retailers about their potential role in a proposal to replace some food-stamp allocations with prepackaged boxes of groceries, Secretary Sonny
Trump Plan to Swap Food Stamps for Food Faces Skeptical Congress

Trump Plan to Swap Food Stamps for Food Faces Skeptical Congress

A Trump administration plan to to replace food-stamp spending with boxes of “100 percent American grown food’’ landed on Congress’s doorstep with a thud.
Bannon Met With Mueller’s Team, Source Says

Bannon Met With Mueller’s Team, Source Says

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon met with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team over the course of two days, according to a person close to Bannon.