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WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan agreement on a bill to authorize $170 million for Flint, Michigan and other cities beleaguered by lead in drinking water, and to provide relief to drought-stricken California. A vote could be held this week...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can a bill be un-passed? The answer in the Senate is yes. It was an uncommon occurrence on Monday when several bills passed by voice vote, including legislation to crack down on money laundering and terrorist financing, but were then taken back 30 minutes later...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's plan to use steep tariffs to punish companies that move overseas is running into an obstacle: Congressional Republicans. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy warned Monday that such an approach could cause a trade war. A better...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress will act early next year to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative. The Kentucky Republican insisted Saturday that some 20...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will likely keep the leader of their campaign organization in his job, even though they're frustrated with their disappointing Election Day showing. New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Lujan headed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee during the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who promised before the election to investigate Democrat Hillary Clinton for years, says he will wait until President-elect Donald Trump takes office before "poking around" the businessman's financial...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House neared approval Thursday of legislation easing bank curbs that Democrats imposed to prevent another financial crisis, as Republicans offered a symbolic preview of regulatory changes they plan to pursue after President-elect Donald Trump takes office...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a key House committee says congressional Republicans will change Medicare in order to save it. GOP Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, head of the Ways and Means Committee, insists Republicans won't be deterred by the politics. Donald Trump won election...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday named U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra as state attorney general, succeeding newly elected U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris and ending speculation about whether he would appoint a caretaker or an ambitious Democrat for the second-...