Congress

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, center, follows the casket procession out of the Church of the Divine Child after a funeral mass for her husband John Dingell, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Dearborn, Mich.
Carlos Osorio/AP
February 12, 2019 - 4:45 pm
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Longtime Rep. John Dingell knew that jobs were about more than collecting a paycheck, and that health care meant more than just good health. Both were about dignity, former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday while eulogizing the longest serving member of Congress in U.S...
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Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, speaks to reporters as she arrives for a closed-door meeting at the Capitol, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Washington.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo
February 12, 2019 - 7:42 am
By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had...
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FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and Director of the Office of Management, listens during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo, file
February 10, 2019 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bargainers clashed Sunday over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, tossing a new hurdle before negotiators hoping to strike a border security compromise for Congress to pass this coming week. The White House wouldn't rule out a renewed partial...
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In this Feb. 5, 2019, photo, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and members of President Donald Trump's cabinet arrive to attend the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Andrew Harnik/AP
February 08, 2019 - 8:42 am
By Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are eager to press acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, during his first testimony to Congress, on his interactions with President Donald Trump and his oversight of the special counsel's Russia investigation...
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In a Feb. 4, 2009 file photo, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. poses for a photograph inside his office in House Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo, File
February 08, 2019 - 6:48 am
By Mike Householder and David Eggert, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a master of legislative deal-making who was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., speaks at an event marking the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File
February 07, 2019 - 9:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92. Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 years before...
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President Donald Trump turns to House speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., as he delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo
February 05, 2019 - 9:28 pm
UPDATED: Feb. 6, 7:56 a.m. ___ WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump called on Washington to cast aside "revenge, resistance and retribution" and end "ridiculous partisan investigations" in a State of the Union address delivered at a vulnerable moment for...
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From left: Sen. Pat Toomey, Sen. Bob Casey
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Steve Tawa
February 05, 2019 - 2:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Each member of Congress gets to take a guest to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday evening, and Pennsylvania's U.S. senators have symbolic reasons behind their choices. In advance of the address, Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and Republican Sen...
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Ana Maria Archila, one of the two women who confronted Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, speaks at the protest against Brett Kavanaugh in front of the United States Supreme Court, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Jack Gruber/USA TODAY
February 04, 2019 - 1:17 pm
By Caroline Kelly, CNN (CNN) — As members of Congress prepare for the rescheduled State of the Union on Tuesday, several have selected guests primed for politics for an evening in the shadow of the recent and possibly looming government shutdowns. Each member of Congress may bring a guest to the...
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In this Jan. 25, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
January 31, 2019 - 9:50 am
By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — No televised roundtables with Cabinet secretaries. No freewheeling speeches from the Oval Office. No shouted comments on his way to Marine One. Where's the president? While the federal government is open once again, President Donald Trump has...
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