Legislation

November 06, 2017 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking nearly $6 billion to pay for urgent missile defense improvements to counter the threat from North Korea, increased U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan and fast repairs to Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific theater. The budget request delivered to...
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November 06, 2017 - 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An early December government shutdown is a real possibility. A divided Congress can't agree on military spending, Democrats insist on help for young immigrants and President Donald Trump's position can change with each lawmaker he talks to. Most of Washington is focused on...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 file photo, Kentucky Speaker of the House Jeff Hoover speaks at the 137th annual Fancy Farm picnic in Graves County, Ky. Kentucky’s House Republicans will meet privately to discuss the future of House Speaker Jeff Hoover after the state’s largest newspaper reported the GOP leader settled a sexual harassment claim outside of court with a member of his staff, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (Kat Russell/The Paducah Sun via AP, File)
November 05, 2017 - 5:25 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican House speaker resigned his leadership position Sunday after acknowledging he settled sexual harassment claims from one of his staffers last month. Jeff Hoover denied sexually harassing the staff member, but said he sent inappropriate text messages that...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walks through Statuary Hall to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Ryan introduced a far-reaching tax overhaul Thursday that will be a priority for the GOP. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 05, 2017 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans are discussing whether their tax plan should include a repeal of the Obama health law's requirement that people have insurance coverage or face a penalty, a step pushed by President Donald Trump but seen by some GOP lawmakers as possibly...
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Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., center, speaks with Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., left, as they leave a Democratic gathering on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Speier has recently gone public with an account of being sexually assaulted by a male chief of staff while she was a congressional staffer. She has criticized the vague rules in place on the issue and is preparing legislation to mandate sexual harassment training for congressional offices, among other changes. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 05, 2017 - 11:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Democratic leader hopes Congress will move quickly to pass legislation requiring lawmakers and their staff to complete training to prevent sexual harassment. Rep. Nancy Pelosi's comments come after current and former members of Congress told The Associated Press how they...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, joined by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, holds a proposed "postcard tax filing form" as they unveil the GOP's far-reaching tax overhaul, the first major revamp of the tax system in three decades, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 03, 2017 - 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the GOP tax bill (all times local): 9 p.m. A change made Wednesday to the Republican tax plan would mean less generous cuts for many Americans. The House's top tax-writer, Rep. Kevin Brady, has released a revised version of the bill that would impose a new, lower-...
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President Donald Trump holds an example of what a new tax form may look like during a meeting on tax policy with Republican lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington, with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 03, 2017 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pressuring Republicans to repeal a health care law penalty in their tax rewrite, a step the House's top tax writer indicated is politically problematic. Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, said Friday the president had spoken to...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, a Rohingya Muslim man, Muhammed Yunus, 28, who has not eaten for the past three days grimaces in pain as he along with others wait along the border for permission to proceed to refugee camps near Palong Khali, Bangladesh. More than 600,000 Rohingya from northern Rakhine state have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when Myanmar security forces began a scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya villages. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
November 03, 2017 - 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers and human rights groups are ramping up pressure on the Trump administration to impose sanctions against Myanmar's military over alleged ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. Legislation introduced in the House and Senate would prohibit U.S. military assistance to...
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November 03, 2017 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation providing five more years of financing for an expired children's health program moved near House passage on Friday. But a partisan battle over paying for the extension seems certain to delay the bill in the Senate and has each party accusing the other of jeopardizing a...
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Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, departs Federal District Court, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 03, 2017 - 4:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election jumped forward this week with a 12-count indictment against two former campaign advisers to President Donald Trump and a guilty plea from another adviser. Several congressional committees are...
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