Recent News Headlines : United States Congress

TRUMP SLAMS HARASSMENT ACCUSERS, ATTACKS SENATOR IN CRUDE TWEET


Three US lawmakers announced their resignations from Congress last week over sexual harassment allegations, including Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota... READ MORE

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TRUMP SLAMS HARASSMENT ACCUSERS, ATTACKS SENATOR IN CRUDE TWEET


Three US lawmakers announced their resignations from Congress last week over sexual harassment allegations, including Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota... READ MORE

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JUDGE CLEARS WAY FOR TRUMP'S PICK TO HEAD CFPB


The credit union's case could create some legal confusion following that judge's decision, potentially creating a split that would have to be resolved by a higher court... READ MORE

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NEARLY HALF OF AMERICANS STILL OPPOSE REPUBLICAN TAX BILL


A poll taken at the end of November also showed 49 percent opposed to the plan... READ MORE

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TRUMP WANTS TIGHTENED IMMIGRATION LAWS AFTER NYC ATTACK


America must fix its lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people to access our country... READ MORE

12th December, 2017 2205

US TREASURY HALTS PENSION INVESTMENTS TO AVOID DEBT DEFAULT


The latest action means Treasury will not invest retirement savings held in two government pension funds until Congress acts... READ MORE

11th December, 2017 0

THE MIDDLE CLASS MIGHT NOT EVEN NOTICE IF THE GOP CUTS THEIR TAXES


Virtually nobody believed they got a tax cut, said Jared Bernstein, an economist who worked in former President Barack Obama's White House... READ MORE

11th December, 2017 567

MOST AMERICANS DOUBT GOP BILL WILL CUT THEIR TAXES OR BOOST THE ECONOMY


It makes it very hard for Trump or the GOP to claim that they have a populist agenda... READ MORE

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WOMEN ACCUSERS SHOULD BE HEARD, EVEN IF DONALD TRUMP IS TARGET


Women accusers should be heard, even if Donald Trump is target Nikki Haley... READ MORE

10th December, 2017 0

TRUMP PLANS TO MAKE CLOSING ARGUMENT FOR TAX OVERHAUL WEDNESDAY


President Trump's speech will take place in Washington, said the person, who wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the event... READ MORE

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FORMER AIDE TO ARIZONA REPUBLICAN TRENT FRANKS SAYS HE OFFERED HER $5 MILLION TO CARRY HIS CHILD


Trent Franks has told AP the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her 5 million to act as a surrogate mother... READ MORE

9th December, 2017 0

EX-AIDE: FRANKS OFFERED $5M TO CARRY HIS CHILD


The Associated Press verified the identity of the staffer and confirmed that she worked in Franks' office... READ MORE

8th December, 2017 9

DONALD TRUMP SIGNS TWO-WEEK SPENDING BILL TO AVOID GOVT SHUTDOWN


The president signed the two-week spending bill at the White House after the House and Senate acted to prevent a government shutdown this weekend... READ MORE

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EXCLUSIVE: WHITE HOUSE DOESN'T FORESEE SHUTDOWN, TRUMP WANTS 20 PERCENT CORPORATE TAX


Short said the White House stood firmly behind the goal of a 20-percent corporate tax rate as part of the planned tax overhaul currently in Congress... READ MORE

8th December, 2017 520

TRUMP JR 'HAD AMNESIA DURING TESTIMONY'


Congresswoman Jackie Speier said that Mr Trump Jr refused to answer questions about conversations with his father... READ MORE

8th December, 2017 434

KOCH BROTHERS' SENATOR PUSHES TAX BREAK FOR 'DARK MONEY' GROUPS


Roberts' proposal was included in a list of amendments considered for the tax bill by the Senate Finance Committee... READ MORE

7th December, 2017 6030

TEMER, CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS DELAY BRAZIL PENSION VOTE


Brazil's President Michel Temer has agreed with congressional leaders to delay a key vote on pension legislation in the lower house until the week of Dec. 18,... READ MORE

7th December, 2017 3

FEMA TELLS STAFFERS THEY MIGHT GET BILLED FOR WORKING TOO MUCH


Employees who have exceeded the annual premium pay cap will be contacted and provided options on the overpayment process, the agency told its employees... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 0

CONYERS TO RETIRE AMID SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ACCUSATIONS, ENDORSES SON TO REPLACE HIM


U.S. Representative John Conyers, who was first elected in 1964, easily won re-election last year in Michigan's heavily Democratic 13th District... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 79

TRUMP PLUGS INTERVIEW WITH LAWYER SAYING PRESIDENT DID NOTHING WRONG


Trump fired Flynn after news reports revealed he lied to White House officials and Vice President Pence about his contacts with Russian officials... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 11

MCCONNELL OPTIMISTIC OF TAX BILL DEAL BETWEEN SENATE AND HOUSE


U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that he is optimistic the Senate and House of Representatives will reach a conference agreement on... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 288

GOP MAY WORK NEXT ON WELFARE, MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY


The driver of our debt is the structure of Social Security and Medicare for future beneficiaries, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said this week... READ MORE

3rd December, 2017 49

US SENATE APPROVES TAX OVERHAUL IN BIG VICTORY FOR TRUMP[1]


No Democrats voted for the bill, but they lacked the votes to block it because Republicans hold a 52-48 Senate majority... READ MORE

3rd December, 2017 0

SENATE TWIST ON NEW ENDOWMENT TAX COULD SPARE SOME U.S. SCHOOLS


A few dozen private college endowments could dodge a bullet with the sweeping tax bill approved by the Senate early Saturday morning after a last-minute amendment... READ MORE

3rd December, 2017 147

DONALD TRUMP SCORES MAJOR POLITICAL WIN AS SENATE PASSES TAX PLAN


Biggest Tax Bill and Tax Cuts in history just passed in the Senate... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 4

7/9 DONALD TRUMP AND 'SANCTUARY CITIES'


Congressman Al Green has vowed to force a House vote on impeaching US President Donald Trump sometime next week... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 14410

INDIA CONSIDERS JAIL FOR 'INSTANT DIVORCE'


The Supreme Court ruling came after five women petitions the court, arguing the traditional practice violated their fundamental rights... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 1247

FIRST BIG WIN FOR TRUMP AS SENATE APPROVES TAX OVERHAUL


After several failed legislative overhauls in nearly a year in office, President Donald Trump has had a win in the US Senate... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 109

US SENATE PASSES NATION'S BIGGEST TAX OVERHAUL IN 31 YEARS


The analysis complicated Trump's argument that the tax cuts would pay for themselves through additional economic growth... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 382

US SENATE PASSES TAX CUTS BILL IN VICTORY FOR TRUMP


The US Senate has narrowly approved a landmark tax bill in a major step towards delivering a legislative victory to President Donald Trump... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 1845

Trending News Headlines : United States Congress

TRUMP'S TAX BILL FACES POTENTIAL SENATE REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION


Senate Republican leaders did not appear on Monday to have enough votes to pass the legislation, with about a half-dozen Republicans viewed as potential no votes... READ MORE

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TRUMP ON PUERTO RICO: FEMA CAN'T STAY 'FOREVER'


President Trump is set to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, to see damage from Hurricane Maria... READ MORE

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KEY GOP SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS LAYS OUT HER DEMANDS FOR TAX BILL


Collins declined to say she'll oppose a tax bill that adds to the deficit, in contrast to her colleague Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee... READ MORE

31st October, 2017 10739

TRUMP PUTS PUERTO RICO ON NOTICE OVER AID


US President Donald Trump has griped about emergency relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, saying federal aid cannot continue forever ... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 10067

TRUMP SLOW TO IMPLEMENT RUSSIA, IRAN, NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS LAW


The administration in particular opposed a provision that would not let Trump, or any president, ease or lift sanctions on Russia without Congress' approval... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 9086

US CITY LINKS HURRICANE RELIEF TO SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL


In Dickinson, Texas, residents must sign a pledge not to boycott Israel in order to obtain hurricane relief funds... READ MORE

21st October, 2017 8163

TRUMP'S MOVE TO END INSURANCE SUBSIDIES JOLTS WASHINGTON


Trump's strike on health insurance subsidies jolts markets, Washington... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 5426

BOB CORKER SAYS TRUMP 'UTTERLY UNTRUTHFUL PRESIDENT'


Influential Republican Senator Bob Corker has unleashed a blistering attack on US President Donald Trump, calling him utterly untruthful ... READ MORE

24th October, 2017 5129

PROTESTER ARRESTED AFTER SHOUTING, THROWING FLAGS AT PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE U.S. CAPITOL


Time Police arrested Tuesday aA man who threw Russian flags and shouted at President Trump as he walked through the U.S. Capitol... READ MORE

24th October, 2017 4784

TRUMP PROPOSES U.S. TAX OVERHAUL, STIRS CONCERNS ON DEFICIT


The real estate mogul-turned-politician, who promised big tax cuts as a candidate, told reporters he personally would not gain financially from the proposal... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 3901

GROUP OF DEMOCRATS LAUNCHES BID TO IMPEACH TRUMP DEFYING THEIR LEADERSHIP


Finally, the articles of impeachment allege he has undermined the federal judiciary and the freedom of the press... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 3469

OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS FAST FACTS


Operation Fast and Furious was not the ATF's first gun walking investigation, which allowed illegally purchased firearms to walk out of gun shops... READ MORE

18th September, 2017 2776

TRUMP AIMS BLOW AT IRAN AND NUCLEAR DEAL


By Lyse Doucet, chief international correspondent President Trump has recast the list of Middle East threats, with Iran replacing Islamic State as Enemy Number One... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 2709

U.S. HOUSE APPROVES DISASTER FUNDS AS TRUMP CRITICIZES PUERTO RICO


The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved 36.5 billion in emergency relief for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico and other areas that have suffered recent disasters... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 2377

HOW THE STATE'S ASSISTED DYING LAWS WILL WORK


It is estimated about 150 people a year in Victoria would ask for a doctor-assisted death... READ MORE

22nd November, 2017 2335

TRUMP DEFIES WORLD LEADERS AS HE BLASTS IRAN DEAL


Meanwhile, the US president has also picked a fight with Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate foreign affairs committee and a member of Trump's Republican Party... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 2135

THESE EIGHT SENATORS CAN MAKE OR BREAK TRUMPS TAX CUT


It's not going to be easy, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah said Monday... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 2120

CONGRESSMANS SEXUAL HARASSMENT SETTLEMENT PAID WITH TAX DOLLARS


The 2015 settlement was reached by U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, and a former aide... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 1954

REVENUE TRIGGER LOOMS AS SOURCE OF FRICTION


The Senate tax bill is headed for a marathon debate this week as Republican leaders plan to hold a floor vote as early as Thursday... READ MORE

29th November, 2017 1778

NEARLY HALF OF AMERICANS OPPOSE REPUBLICAN TAX BILL


In the Nov. 23-27 poll, 59 percent of Republicans supported the tax bill, 26 percent said they did not know and 15 percent opposed it... READ MORE

30th November, 2017 1704

IT'S DIFFERENT FROM WHAT OTHERS SEE


WASHINGTON -- Sometimes it seems like President Trump is living in his own world... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 1651

TRUMP RETHINKS STATE-LOCAL TAX ISSUE OVER MIDDLE-CLASS CONCERNS


The state and local tax deduction primarily benefits high-income people in high-tax states, including New York, New Jersey and California... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 1506

PROTESTER INSIDE U.S. CAPITOL HURLS MINI RUSSIAN FLAGS AT TRUMP


Trump, walking alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, flashed a smile and a thumbs up as the man shouted... READ MORE

24th October, 2017 1499

SENATE RELEASES TAX BILL TEXT IN 'UNUSUALLY FAST' MARCH TO VOTE


Senate leaders say they plan to hold a floor vote after lawmakers return the week of Nov. 27... READ MORE

21st November, 2017 1217

U.S. WANTS TO REMOVE 'UNNECESSARY' BARRIERS TO SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES


Under the Senate measure, NHTSA would have to write permanent rules on self-driving cars within a decade... READ MORE

29th October, 2017 1192

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL: TRUMP MOVE TO END IT MAKES U.S. AND WORLD LESS SAFE


Iran nuclear deal Trump move to end it makes U.S. and world less safe... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 1157

TRUMP'S VISIT TO BOLSTER TRUST


Representatives from about 40 companies are expected to accompany Trump to China and sign deals for billions of dollars in US investments, according to Bloomberg... READ MORE

6th November, 2017 1112

CORPORATIONS WITH OFFSHORE BILLIONS SPONSOR 'TAX PROM'


The repatriation tax break is not a new idea... READ MORE

9th November, 2017 1044

TRUMP TO DECLARE OPIOID CRISIS A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY IN U.S.


It will also expand access to medical services in rural areas and shift some federal HIV money to help addicts... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 990

TRUMP PROMISES TO VETO BERNIE SANDERS HEALTH CARE BILL THAT WILL NEVER REACH HIS DESK


It's true that the legislation proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders is gaining momentum. But don't forget that Congress is still controlled by Republicans... READ MORE

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