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Politics Jun 26WATCH: Senate OKs bipartisan bill to fund care for migrants
The GOP-held Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children.
Politics Jun 20McConnell opposes efforts to revive cost-of-living raise for lawmakers
Lawmakers are supposed to get an automatic inflationary increase each year but it has been blocked since 2009.
Politics Jun 10Congressional Democrats press to retain abortion funding ban, out of step with presidential candidates
Top Capitol Hill Democrats are intent on preserving a four-decade ban on taxpayer-financed abortions despite calls from their party's presidential candidates to abandon it, arguing that attempts to undo the longstanding consensus will fail and won't be worth scuttling a…
Politics Jun 03After months of fighting and delays, Congress to send $19 billion disaster aid bill to Trump
As the measure languished in a feud between Trump and Democrats, disasters kept coming — with failed levees in Arkansas, Iowa and Missouri and tornadoes across Ohio just the most recent examples. The measure is supported by the bipartisan party…
Politics May 29McConnell says he’d fill an election-year Supreme Court vacancy, seeming to change tune
Three years ago, during President Barack Obama's final year in office, Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell orchestrated a blockade of Obama's choice of Merrick Garland. McConnell said then the choice should be left to voters in an election year.
Politics May 28Disaster aid bill again blocked in House by GOP conservative
A second conservative Republican in as many House sessions stepped in on Tuesday to block a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill that's a top priority for some of President Donald Trump's most loyal allies on Capitol Hill.
Politics May 24WATCH: GOP congressman temporarily blocks $19 billion disaster bill
A House GOP conservative complaining a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill leaves out money needed to address the migrant crisis at the southern border blocked the bill Friday, extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left…
Politics May 23Congress on the cusp of approving long-overdue disaster aid
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.
Politics May 21Congressional leaders make progress on debt, spending talks
Top leaders of both parties in Congress made better-than-expected progress Tuesday on two must-do items on the legislative agenda: averting automatic budget cuts and meeting a deadline later this year to increase the government's borrowing limit.
Politics May 15Mnuchin says courts need to settle fight over Trump’s tax returns
The Treasury secretary told a Senate panel that the fight over Trump's tax returns "will go to the third branch of government to be resolved."…