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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.
Politics Jun 26WATCH: House adopts bill to make D.C. 51st state
Democratic lawmakers say Congress has both the moral obligation and constitutional authority to ensure that the city's 700,000 residents are allowed full voting rights, no longer subject to "taxation without representation."…
Politics Jun 18WATCH: Pelosi orders removal of Confederate portraits from Capitol
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is ordering the removal from the Capitol of portraits honoring four previous House speakers who served in the Confederacy.
Politics Jun 17Senate approves $2.8 billion plan to boost conservation, parks
The Senate has approved a bipartisan bill that would double spending on a popular conservation program and devote nearly $2 billion a year to improve and maintain national parks.
Politics Jun 09WATCH: Senate Finance Committee hearing on role of unemployment insurance amid COVID-19
The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on role of unemployment insurance amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Politics May 26WATCH: HHS watchdog who found testing shortages testifies that Trump barbs haven’t deterred her
Christi Grimm, who has served as acting inspector general since January, told a House panel that there was no “chilling effect” from President Donald Trump's criticism of her last month and his subsequent move to replace her.
Politics May 17With no leader, commission overseeing virus relief struggles
Four of the five members of the Congressional Oversight Commission have been appointed, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have not agreed on a chair, leaving the commission rudderless as the federal government…
Politics May 12House rescue package includes $25 billion for Postal Service
Mail volume is down by more than 30 percent from last year because of the pandemic, and the Postal Service says losses will increase by more than $22 billion over the next 18 months.
Politics May 07Senate fails to override Trump veto on Iran conflict
The Senate has failed to override a presidential veto of a bipartisan resolution declaring that President Donald Trump must get backing from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran.
Economy Apr 23New House panel poised to track virus aid dollars
Congressional oversight of the coronavirus rescue effort is quickly expanding. The House is voting Thursday to create a new subcommittee to track more than $2 trillion in coronavirus aid.