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Politics Nov 26House Oversight panel sues Barr and Ross over census documents
The House committee is suing the Trump administration officials for refusing to produce documents related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Politics Oct 31WATCH: House approves impeachment inquiry resolution
The resolution is expected to pass largely along party lines. Watch the debate and vote in the video player.
Politics Oct 29Democrats unveil impeachment resolution to vote on Thursday
The eight-page resolution released Tuesday calls for open hearings and requires the intelligence committee to submit a report outlining its findings and recommendations.
Politics Oct 28Republican Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon won’t seek reelection
Walden is a former chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee and now serves as the top Republican on the energy panel.
Politics Oct 24WATCH: Rep. Elijah Cummings lies in state at U.S. Capitol
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other congressional leaders will speak at an arrival ceremony Thursday before Cummings lies in state at Statuary Hall.
Politics Oct 19Impeachment inquiry puts spotlight on Perry, who shunned it
Long after more flamboyant colleagues flamed out of President Donald Trump's favor amid ethics scandals, low-profile and folksy Rick Perry survived in the Cabinet in part by steering clear of controversy. Until now.
Politics Oct 17WATCH: Energy Secretary Perry resigning at end of year, Trump says
Energy Secretary Rick Perry was traveling with Trump to Texas when he told Trump of his decision aboard Air Force One. Perry is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president's dealings with Ukraine, which are currently the…
Politics Sep 27NRA acted as Russian ‘asset’ in run-up to 2016, Democratic senator says
Based on an 18-month effort by the finance panel's Democratic staff, the report found that NRA leaders "engaged in a years-long effort to facilitate the U.S.-based activities" of Russian nationals Maria Butina and Alexander Torshin.
Politics Sep 11House approves ban on oil drilling off Atlantic, Pacific coasts
Lawmakers approved the Atlantic and Pacific measure 238-189, while a bill to block drilling in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida was approved 248-180. The bills head to the Republican-controlled Senate, where action is unlikely.
Politics Sep 11Trump judicial nominee frustrates senators from both parties with silence at hearing
At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Steven Menashi refused to answer questions from Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Dick Durbin of Illinois about his work on immigration issues, including a policy to separate migrant children from their families…