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Whistle-Blower’s Lawyer Offers GOP Chance to Question Client

Whistle-Blower’s Lawyer Offers GOP Chance to Question Client

The lawyer for the whistle-blower behind the report that sparked a House impeachment inquiry said he’s offering Republicans the chance to question his client directly -- but only in writing.
Leading Democrat Says Impeachment Poses Risk for Elections

Leading Democrat Says Impeachment Poses Risk for Elections

A top Democratic lawmaker says the potential impeachment of Donald Trump poses political risks to his party, at a time surveys shows nearly half of Americans -- but few Republicans -- support the
McConnell Opposes Bipartisan Push for Lawmaker Pay Increase

McConnell Opposes Bipartisan Push for Lawmaker Pay Increase

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a interview he doesn’t support a bipartisan House effort to increase pay for members of Congress for the first time in a decade, likely scuttling the
Author, Activist Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes Case for Slavery Reparations at Hearing

Author, Activist Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes Case for Slavery Reparations at Hearing

Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the
Pompeo's Iran Intelligence Briefing Fails to Reassure Democrats

Pompeo's Iran Intelligence Briefing Fails to Reassure Democrats

Democrats were still clamoring for answers about U.S. intentions in Iran, even after a closed-door briefing from Trump administration officials about heightened tensions in the region.
Democrats Willing to Add Border Security Funds: Shutdown Update

Democrats Willing to Add Border Security Funds: Shutdown Update

The partial U.S. government shutdown is in its 19th day, and President Donald Trump is scheduled to join Senate Republicans at a private lunch before meeting later at the White House with
GOP Seeks to Force Confrontation With Democrats Over ICE

GOP Seeks to Force Confrontation With Democrats Over ICE

House Republicans sought to force a confrontation Wednesday with Democrats to exploit their divisions over calls from the party’s left wing to abolish the agency on the front lines of President Donald
House Rejects Immigration Bill After GOP Fails to Reach Agreement

House Rejects Immigration Bill After GOP Fails to Reach Agreement

House Republicans fell far short on their second attempt to pass a GOP-only immigration bill, notching one more failure on President Donald Trump’s signature issue just months before they try to
H-1B Visa Limits Pushed by Lawmaker With Tech Company Support

H-1B Visa Limits Pushed by Lawmaker With Tech Company Support

A California congressman, backed by U.S. technology companies, is pushing for the House to consider legislation that would narrow the number of eligible candidates for H-1B visas that are awarded to
Pressure Rises on Congress to Raise Debt Ceiling in Coming Weeks

Pressure Rises on Congress to Raise Debt Ceiling in Coming Weeks

Congress came under increased pressure to raise the nation’s debt ceiling following two reports forecasting that the federal government will run out of cash within a matter of weeks.
Trump Again Demands Wall as Lawmakers Chase Immigration Deal

Trump Again Demands Wall as Lawmakers Chase Immigration Deal

President Donald Trump said he’s not backing down on funding a border wall in any immigration deal as lawmakers from both parties were rushing to cobble together an agreement that can survive
Congress Averts a Shutdown But Now Faces a Messy 2018 Start

Congress Averts a Shutdown But Now Faces a Messy 2018 Start

The Republican-controlled Congress managed the bare minimum task of keeping the government open before the holiday recess, yet made little progress on a medley of divisive fiscal and social issues it
Congress Dives Into Shutdown Drama After GOP's Win on Taxes

Congress Dives Into Shutdown Drama After GOP's Win on Taxes

Congressional leaders are trying to jam as many extras as possible into a must-pass spending bill that may ricochet between the House and Senate right up to the deadline three days from now.
Democrats Threaten to Allow Medicare Cuts to Save Obamacare

Democrats Threaten to Allow Medicare Cuts to Save Obamacare

House Democrats are threatening to allow automatic spending cuts triggered by the Republican tax bill to take effect next year unless Speaker Paul Ryan ends an attempt to cripple Obamacare.
House Votes to Kill Resolution to Impeach Trump

House Votes to Kill Resolution to Impeach Trump

The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to kill a resolution from a liberal Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump as a majority of Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the move.
Rep. Hoyer Says House Tax Bill Is Not Good for America

Rep. Hoyer Says House Tax Bill Is Not Good for America

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer discusses the House passage of its plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code. He speaks with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Lisa Abramowicz on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source:
Senate Panel Approves Plan, Dangers Lie Ahead: Tax Debate Update

Senate Panel Approves Plan, Dangers Lie Ahead: Tax Debate Update

House Republicans passed their tax-overhaul bill on Thursday as Senate tax writers sent their proposal to make individual breaks temporary and repeal a key part of the Obamacare law to the Senate