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Politics Jul 18House passes bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15
The bill has almost no chance of passage in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Politics Jul 15Some in GOP rebuke Trump for racist tweets, but party leaders still silent
Top Republicans remained largely silent after President Donald Trump said over the weekend that four women of color in Congress should "go back" to the countries they came from. By Monday, some rank-and-file lawmakers in the party were speaking up.
Politics Jul 12Mueller’s congressional testimony could be postponed a week
The House Judiciary and intelligence committees are considering delaying the July 17 hearing as they negotiate with Mueller's representatives and the Justice Department over the format.
Nation Jul 02Rep. Castro shares video of migrants held at border facility
Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro said in an interview that he had no second thoughts about taking and sharing the images after officials had asked the lawmakers on a facility tour to leave their cellphones behind.
Politics Jun 27Senate to vote on restricting Trump’s authority to order military strikes
The measure, which is not expected to pass, is being considered amid escalating tensions with Iran.
Politics Jun 26Democrats hope Mueller testimony will have ‘profound impact’
Robert Mueller's unusual back-to-back testimony in front of the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees is likely to be the most highly anticipated congressional hearing in years.
Politics Jun 25Robert Mueller agrees to testify before Congress on Russia probe
Mueller is expected to testify publicly before the House Judiciary and intelligence committees on July 17.
Politics Jun 14Democrats accelerate election security push after Trump comments
Lawmakers had already been compiling a fresh package of bills in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings in the Trump-Russia probe. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats are now pushing ahead with votes because it's part of…
Politics Jun 12Former Trump aide Hope Hicks agrees to closed House Judiciary interview
The panel subpoenaed Hicks last month as part of its investigation into special counsel Robert Mueller's report and obstruction of justice.
Politics Jun 12WATCH: Former FBI officials say Russian meddling used textbook tricks of Kremlin spycraft
At the House Intelligence Committee hearing, Robert Anderson and Stephanie Douglas highlighted aspects of the Mueller report they said showed Russian efforts to screen and test Trump campaign associates in hopes of maximizing their chances of getting what they wanted.