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Politics Nov 04Dems head toward House control, but lose incumbents to GOP
Democrats are driving toward extending their control of the House for two more years but with a potentially shrunken majority.
Politics Sep 29House approves bill to combat doping in horse racing
The House has approved a bill to create national medication and safety standards for the horse racing industry to discourage use of performance-enhancing drugs that can lead to horse injuries and deaths.
Politics Sep 23WATCH: Democrats propose sweeping bill to curb presidential abuses
The legislation, a wide-ranging package of new and revised bills, would limit the president’s pardon power, strengthen laws to ban presidents from receiving gifts or payments from foreign governments, better protect independent agency watchdogs and whistleblowers from firing or retribution…
Politics Sep 19GOP senators confront past comments on Supreme Court vote
Republican senators weighing what to do about the vacancy on the Supreme Court are facing questions about their own past comments amid complaints by Democrats that their views have shifted with changing political reality.
Politics Sep 09Report from Senate Democrats says Postal Service changes delay prescription drugs
Delivery of mail-order prescription drugs was delayed significantly this summer after the new postmaster general ordered major changes in U.S. Postal Service operations.
Nation Aug 24WATCH: Postmaster general says Trump attacks on mail-in ballots ‘not helpful’
DeJoy was testifying for a second day on Capitol Hill, facing tense questions from lawmakers over an uproar in mail delivery delays since he took the helm in mid-June.
Nation Aug 22House passes bill to reverse changes blamed for mail delays
With heated debate over mail delays, the House approved legislation in a rare Saturday session that would reverse recent changes in U.S. Postal Service operations and send $25 billion to shore up the agency ahead of the November election.
Nation Aug 17Amid outcry, postmaster general to testify before House
The Postal Service said it has stopped removing mailboxes and mail-sorting machines amid an outcry from lawmakers, and President Donald Trump denied he was slowing service.
Politics Aug 17Pelosi calls House back into session to vote on Postal bill
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling the House back into session over the crisis at the U.S. Postal Service, setting up a political showdown amid growing concerns that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the agency ahead of the…
Politics Aug 16House Dems summon postal leaders to hearing on mail delays
The Democratic-run House on Sunday demanded that leaders of the U.S. Postal Service testify at an emergency oversight hearing Aug. 24 on mail delays as concerns grow that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the agency during the…