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Politics Aug 03House panel calls new postal chief to explain mail delays
The House Oversight Committee has invited the new postmaster general to appear at a hearing next month to examine operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries.
Nation Jul 27House approves bill to create Latino museum on National Mall
The House has passed a bill to establish a Smithsonian museum for American Latinos that would showcase Latino history, art and culture.
Politics Jul 22Congress passes sprawling plan to boost conservation, parks
Supporters say the measure, known as the Great American Outdoors Act, would be the most significant conservation legislation enacted in nearly 50 years.
Nation Jul 22House votes to remove Confederate statues from U.S. Capitol
The vote Wednesday comes as communities nationwide reexamine the people memorialized with statues.
Nation Jul 22WATCH: House Democrats discuss legislation to remove Confederate statues from U.S. Capitol
The House is to vote soon on removing from the U.S. Capitol statues of Confederate heroes, including Robert E. Lee, and a bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the author of the 1857 Dred Scott decision.
Politics Jul 17Democrats say White House blocking CDC head from testifying
Democrats said they invited CDC Director Robert Redfield to testify next Thursday, but the White House rebuffed them. Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott called it alarming that the Trump administration would prevent CDC officials from appearing before the committee "at a…
Politics Jul 02WATCH: Pelosi, Democrats criticizes Trump on Russia after intel briefing
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accuse Trump of being "soft" on Russian President Vladimir Putin and distracted by less important issues.
Politics Jul 02Intelligence chiefs brief congressional leaders on Russia bounties
CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe are meeting Thursday with the so-called "gang of eight" of top lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Politics Jul 01U.S. House approves $1.5 trillion plan to fix crumbling infrastructure
The bill also authorizes more than $100 billion to expand internet access for rural and low-income communities and $25 billion to modernize the U.S. Postal Service.
Politics Jun 30Democrats’ climate plan could end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
The election-year plan backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders is less ambitious than a sweeping Green New Deal that a group of progressive Democrats outlined last year.