Congress

President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention, Monday Jan. 14, 2019, in New Orleans.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
January 15, 2019 - 9:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The House has rejected a Democratic-sponsored bill to reopen the federal government though Feb. 1. The bill is one of two that Democrats proposed this week to end the partial...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
January 14, 2019 - 6:43 am
UPDATED: 3:41 p.m. By Cathering Lucey and Darlene Superville, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump kept his hard line Monday on the partial government shutdown, now in a fourth week over his insistence on billions of dollars for a long, impregnable wall at the U.S. Mexico...
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New Jersey Rep. Andy Kim
Doug Hood
Mike Dougherty
January 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
WASHINGTON (KYW Newsradio) — Freshman New Jersey Rep. Andy Kim is just getting acclimated to life at the Capitol. One of his first orders of business is co-sponsoring a piece of gun legislation. Kim has co-sponsored the bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, legislation that he says kept coming...
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As federal employees brace themselves for their first missed paychecks should lawmakers fail to reach a consensus by midnight Tuesday, some members of Congress have decided to join them in a show of solidarity and refuse their paychecks.
David Zalubowski/AP via CNN
January 10, 2019 - 6:38 pm
By Caroline Kelly, CNN (CNN) -- As federal employees brace themselves for their first missed paychecks on Friday, some members of Congress have decided to join them in a show of solidarity and refuse their paychecks. So far, 71 members of Congress say they will turn down their paychecks during the...
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Michael Cohen
Seth Wenig/AP, file
January 10, 2019 - 3:49 pm
UPDATED: 5.33 p.m. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve as the opening salvo in a promised Democratic effort to scrutinize Trump, his conflicts of interest and his ties to...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Carolyn Kaster/AP
January 03, 2019 - 2:16 pm
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — The 116th Congress gaveled into session Thursday, swathed in history as lawmakers returned Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker's office and ushered in a diverse class of Democratic freshmen ready to confront President Donald Trump in a...
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From left, Lauren Underwood D-IL, Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Ilhan Omar D-MN, during the swearing-in ceremony of Congressional Black Caucus members of the 116th Congress at The Warner Theatre in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.
Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo
January 03, 2019 - 1:06 pm
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate gaveled into session Thursday swathed in history, returning the first woman to the speaker's office and ushering in a diverse class of Democratic freshman lawmakers ready to confront President Donald Trump in a...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
January 03, 2019 - 6:53 am
UPDATED: 10:34 a.m. By Lisa Mascaro and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown entered a 13th day Thursday with House Democrats prepared to pass their plan to reopen government and President Donald Trump accusing them of playing politics with an eye on...
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The Capitol is seen as New Year's Day comes to a close with the partial government shutdown in its second week, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
January 02, 2019 - 7:07 am
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are sweeping into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they'll have to get government reopened from the partial shutdown. As the Congress gavels in for the...
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The Capitol is mirrored in the Reflecting Pool in Washington, as a partial government shutdown heads into a second week, Friday night, Dec. 28, 2018.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
December 31, 2018 - 1:03 pm
By Zeke Miller and Misa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are introducing a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving money for President Donald Trump's border wall. The House is preparing to vote as soon as the new Congress...
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