Congress

Roy, complaining of Washington's free-spending ways has blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill.
Alex Brandon/AP Photo, File
May 24, 2019 - 1:09 pm
By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) — A House GOP conservative blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill Friday, complaining it leaves out money needed to address the migrant crisis at the border and extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left the measure meandering...
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A Wendy's store in floodwaters from the Missouri River.
Nati Harnik/AP
May 23, 2019 - 3:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is rushing to wrap up a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid package, but only after Democrats insisted on jettisoning President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the southern border. The disaster package — which has...
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President Donald Trump
Andrew Harnik/AP
May 22, 2019 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, flatly declaring he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel's Trump-Russia report. House Speaker Nancy...
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In this May 16, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo, File
May 22, 2019 - 7:42 am
By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying. A growing number of...
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The witness chair in the House Judiciary Committee
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
May 21, 2019 - 9:14 am
UPDATED: 5:45 a.m. __ By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro WASHINGTON (AP?KYWNewsradio) — House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler gaveled open a Trump-Russia hearing Tuesday with an empty witness chair and a stern warning that former White House Counsel Don McGahn will be held in contempt for...
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Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell
Andrew Harnik/AP, file
May 15, 2019 - 12:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top aviation regulator assured Congress on Wednesday that the Boeing 737 Max, grounded after two deadly accidents, will only return to flying when a government analysis shows that it is safe. The Federal Aviation Administration is under scrutiny for how it relied on...
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In this May 4, 2018, file photo a man talks on the phone in a hallway adorned with the palm tree-printed wallpaper at a hotel near the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles.
Jae C. Hong/AP Photo, File
May 15, 2019 - 10:25 am
By The Associated Press U.S. regulators are proposing new tools to counter the unrelenting waves of robocalls received each year in America. The rising volume of calls in the last few years has created pressure on Congress, regulators and phone companies to act. The Federal Communications...
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In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr appears at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo, File
May 14, 2019 - 8:14 am
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was "lawful and appropriate," a person familiar with the issue...
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Chris Kleponis/Sipa USA
May 09, 2019 - 12:57 pm
By Betsy Klein, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump reversed course again Thursday that he will leave it up to Attorney General William Barr as to whether special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before Congress. "I'm going to leave that up to our very great attorney general. He'll make a decision...
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In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr is sworn in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo, File
May 08, 2019 - 10:21 am
UPDATED: 10:45 a.m. By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is invoking executive privilege, reserving the right to block the full release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia probe, escalating President Donald Trump's battle...
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