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Politics Apr 07Trump sidelines watchdog tapped for virus rescue oversight
Glenn Fine, the acting Defense Department inspector general and a veteran watchdog, had been selected by peers last month for the oversight position. But Trump has instead nominated a replacement inspector general at the Pentagon and appointed an acting one…
Economy Apr 02Some in U.S. may not get stimulus checks until August
The federal government expects to begin making payments to millions of Americans under the new stimulus law in mid-April, but some people without direct deposit information may not get checks until mid-August or later.
Politics Mar 23Sen. Rand Paul kept working for six days after virus test
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he was tested a week ago for the novel coronavirus, but continued working at the Capitol because he "felt that it was highly unlikely" he was sick since he had no symptoms of the illness.
Politics Mar 22Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for virus, forcing quarantines
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is the first U.S. senator to test positive for COVID-19, the infection caused by the coronavirus.
Politics Mar 18Amid virus, Congress’ leaders resist call for remote voting
The dispute pits the scourge of the infection against two centuries of tradition. It underscores Washington's struggle to adapt to recommendations about how to handle the pandemic.
Politics Mar 11Congress acts to limit Trump on military action in Iran
Defying a veto threat, Congress has approved a bipartisan measure to limit President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran.
Politics Mar 05Senators reach $2 billion deal to boost national park conservation
If approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump, it would provide for spending more than $2 billion per year on conservation and outdoor recreation projects and park maintenance across the country.
Nation Feb 26Congress makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Emmett Till
The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation.
Politics Feb 13House votes to remove deadline for Equal Rights Amendment
Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of California, the measure's sponsor, said there is no deadline for equality.
Politics Feb 13WATCH: Senate votes to limit Trump’s military powers against Iran
Eight Republicans joined with Democrats to pass the resolution by a 55-45 vote.