The clock is ticking as lawmakers labor to find a way to keep the federal government running, hitting up against demands for more defense spending and a fix for the expiring DACA program. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy…
By Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan tried pressuring Democrats on Wednesday to back legislation preventing a weekend federal shutdown. But he gave little ground on the partisan battle over immigration, an issue many Democrats say must be resolved before they'll…
Pelosi's talking about a group of lawmakers that's blessed by President Donald Trump. They're trying to find a deal to protect young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The session in the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan came with little more than two weeks before the next threatened government shutdown. Topping the agenda was an effort to spare both the Pentagon and domestic Cabinet agencies from spending…
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
It was a victory lap Speaker Paul Ryan couldn't resist, and he got to do it twice.
By Marcy Gordon and Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul.
Ryan told journalists Thursday that he's spoken to the four-term Texas lawmaker, who said in a Facebook video: "I am announcing my decision not to run for re-election."…
By Alan Fram and Will Weissert, Associated Press
Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election next year, adding his name to the list of lawmakers leaving Congress amid sexual harassment allegations that have cost powerful men their jobs in politics, the arts and other businesses.
By Associated Press
The legislation, which is still being finalized, would cut the top tax rate for the wealthy from 39.6 percent to 37 percent, slash the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent and allow homeowners to deduct interest…
By Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press
A group of 34 House Republicans on Tuesday asked Speaker Paul Ryan to act this month on legislation dealing with the 800,000 young immigrants brought to the United States as children and living here illegally.
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