Rep. Andy Biggs: Congress should pass $25 billion for a border wall and security next week

Time running out for Republican-led lame duck Congress Party leaders considering plans to pay for a border wall and avert a government shutdown; Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill on the negotiations. I recently spoke to a Democrat friend and asked him whether he thought we could reach an agreement to fund a border wall. He assured me that Democrats […]

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House GOP women looking for answers as their ranks shrink to lowest level in 25 years

WASHINGTON – Days after House Republicans lost their majority and gathered to choose new leaders from their shrunken ranks, New York Rep. Elise Stefanik stood up at the closed-door meeting and asked her colleagues to look around. “This is not reflective of the American public,” Stefanik said of the overwhelmingly white group of new and returning lawmakers that included only 13 […]

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Congress passes temporary spending bill and averts a government shutdown for now

WASHINGTON – Congress has given itself two more weeks to pass a federal budget and avoid a government shutdown. The House and the Senate each voted Thursday to pass a short-term spending bill that would keep the government running until Dec. 21. The measure now goes to President Donald Trump, who has said he is open to signing it. Without […]

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Congress approves short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress on Thursday approved a two-week stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown, setting up a potential showdown over President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall later this month. Without action by Congress, funding for several federal agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, State Department and Department of Homeland Security, had been set to expire […]

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Jim Jordan Chosen As Top Republican On House Oversight Committee

After some surprising twists and turns, Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, has been named as the top Republican on the influential House Oversight Committee in the next Congress. Jordan is expected to be one of President Donald Trump’s leading defenders in his new role, as Democrats intend to launch numerous investigations of the administration when they take control of the committee […]

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Factbox: Blocked subpoenas suggest House Democrats' investigative targets

(Reuters) – When the Democrats take over the U.S. House of Representatives in January, they are expected to launch investigations of Donald Trump, his businesses, his family and his presidency, according to senior lawmakers and aides. A top decision-maker in setting the investigative agenda will likely be Nancy Pelosi, who on Wednesday won an election to be the Democratic nominee […]

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Is GM bringing Congress closer to bipartisanship?

GM’s potential production move to Mexico a bipartisan issue? Rep. Debbie Dingell, (D-Mich.), on General Motors’ job cuts and plant closings and President Trump’s trade policies. A day after General Motors announced plans to cut thousands of U.S. jobs and close five plants in North America, Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., said it’s important to defend American jobs and keep them […]

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Poll Shows Americans Pessimistic About Trump, Democrats Cooperating

With Democrats set to take control of the House early next year, the results of a new Gallup poll show most Americans are pessimistic about the likelihood of much cooperation in Washington over the next two years. Asked how much President Donald Trump will cooperate with the Democratic leaders in Congress, 64 percent of Americans said “not much” or “not […]

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U.S. lawmaker subpoenas ex-FBI chief and former Attorney General

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte, has issued subpoenas for former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to give depositions in a probe of their handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. A committee statement released on Friday said the two former top law enforcement […]

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