Congress

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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Waitress Kelcie Tipping, left, speaks with fellow waitress Mariam Touray, right, at the Modern Diner in Pawtucket, R.I.
Michelle R. Smith/AP Photo
January 29, 2019 - 10:51 am
By Michelle R. Smith and Emily Swanson, Associated Press PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The state of the union is dark. A large majority of Americans say they are pessimistic about the state of the country and few expect things will get better in the year ahead, according to a poll released Tuesday by The...
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Congressman Brendan Boyle
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Dan Wing
January 26, 2019 - 8:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the longest government shutdown in U.S. history over for the time being, a Philadelphia area congressman says he has drafted leglislation that would make it the last shutdown the country ever has to deal with. After seeing the pain and hardships this most recent...
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Capitol Hill
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January 25, 2019 - 5:03 pm
By Clare Foran (CNN) — President Donald Trump signed a short-term spending bill into law Friday night that does not include Trump's requested $5.7 billion for a border wall. The White House announced late Friday that Trump had signed the measure, a three-week stopgap bill that will reopen shuttered...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., responds to reporters after officially postponing President Donald Trump's State of the Union address until the government is fully reopened, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
January 24, 2019 - 6:40 am
By Kevin Freking, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Following a high-stakes...
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Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump
CNN
January 23, 2019 - 2:54 pm
UPDATED: 6 p.m. ___ By Kevin Liptak (CNN) — President Donald Trump declared his annual State of the Union address "canceled" on Wednesday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent word she would bar him from delivering the speech in the House chamber while parts of the government remain shut down. The...
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