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Nation Aug 08More than 200 mayors urge Senate to return to Washington for gun bill vote
The mayors urged the Senate to vote on two House-passed bills expanding background checks for gun sales that passed that chamber earlier this year.
Politics Aug 07McConnell, GOP senators slow to act on guns despite outcry
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence, despite wrenching calls to "do something" in the aftermath of back-to-back mass shootings.
Politics Aug 07WATCH: Cummings says leaders must stop ‘hateful, incendiary comments’
Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee, did not name President Donald Trump in remarks Wednesday, but it was clear whom he was addressing.
Politics Aug 05If Trump wants stronger background checks, Dems say, he should demand gun bill vote
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate GOP leader, Mitch McConnell, is blocking gun safety reforms that more than 90 percent of Americans support.
Politics Jul 29WATCH: Senate vote fails to override Trump vetoes, allowing Saudi arms sales
President Donald Trump's decision to sell the weapons in a way that would have bypassed congressional review infuriated lawmakers from both parties. But a vote Monday to override Trump's vetoes failed, 45-40. A two-thirds vote was needed.
Politics Jul 25WATCH: House panel backs subpoenas for Ivanka, Jared private emails
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the panel's chairman, said the committee has obtained "direct evidence" that the president's daughter, Ivanka, Jared Kushner and other top aides were using personal accounts for official business in violation of federal law and White…
Politics Jul 23WATCH: Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund
The Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks never runs out of money.
Politics Jul 17GOP Sen. Rand Paul slows bill to boost 9/11 victims fund
Paul, R-Ky., questioned the bill's 70-year time frame and said any new spending should be offset by corresponding cuts.
Politics Jul 12House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate
Lawmakers from both parties hailed the House vote, which comes a month after comedian Jon Stewart sharply criticized Congress for failing to act.
Politics Jun 26WATCH: House committee voted to subpoena Kellyanne Conway
The House oversight committee is voting June 26 on whether to subpoena former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway in an effort to compel her to testify about potential violations of the Hatch Act. A federal watchdog agency said earlier in…