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Politics Aug 03Virus relief bill remains up in air as negotiations resume
Ahead of Monday's talks, all sides predict a long slog ahead despite the lapse of a $600-per-week supplemental jobless benefit. At least several more days of talks are expected.
Politics Aug 01Negotiators report progress in COVID-19 aid talks
Lawmakers participating in rare weekend talks on a huge coronavirus relief measure reported progress on Saturday, as political pressure mounts to restore a newly expired $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit and send funding to help schools reopen.
Nation Jul 27WATCH: Rep. John Lewis lies in state at the U.S. Capitol — Tuesday, July 28
Lewis was born to sharecroppers during Jim Crow segregation and was beaten by Alabama state troopers during the civil rights movement. He was awarded the Medal of Freedom by the nation's first Black president in 2011.
Nation Jul 27WATCH: Congressional leaders pay respects to Rep. John Lewis
Lewis' family has asked members of the public not to travel from across the country to pay their respects. Instead, they suggested people pay virtual tribute online using the hashtags #BelovedCommunity or #HumanDignity.
Politics Jul 23White House drops payroll tax cut after GOP allies object
The White House has reluctantly dropped a bid to cut Social Security payroll taxes as Republicans unveil a $1 trillion COVID-19 rescue package on Thursday, ceding to opposition to the idea among top Senate allies.
Politics Jul 17Congressional Democrats and Republicans debate coronavirus liability policy
A new plan from Senate Republicans to award businesses, schools, and universities sweeping exemptions from lawsuits arising from inadequate coronavirus safeguards is putting Republicans and Democrats at loggerheads.
Politics Jun 27Once again, Congress unable to act during national trauma
For a moment, Congress appeared poised to act on a policing overhaul. Those efforts have stalled and now seem unlikely to be revived in an election year.
Politics Jun 25WATCH: Democratic leaders deliver a news conference on D.C. statehood
Friday's vote, if successful, would pass a D.C. statehood bill for the first time in the House, but the legislation faces insurmountable opposition in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Politics Jun 17Pelosi requiring masks for House hearings
The requirement does not apply to the House floor, where a Republican lawmaker who tested positive for coronavirus was recently seen without a face covering.
Nation Jun 16House to vote to make Washington D.C. the 51st state
Democrats controlling the House have slated a vote next week to make the District of Columbia the 51st state. It's an issue that they say has become far more important in the aftermath of protests for racial justice in both…