Published: January 25, 2021
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers from both major political parties lobbied White House officials Sunday for a more targeted relief bill as they questioned the need for some of the items included in President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan.
Published: January 07, 2021
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers returned to the U.S. Capitol Wednesday night after hundreds of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the building in what amounted to an attempted coup that they hoped would overturn the election he lost, egged on by the president who egged them on and said they should never accept defeat, .
Published: December 22, 2020
WASHINGTON - The Senate late Monday approved a mammoth package of emergency economic relief, government funding and tax cuts, sending one of the largest pieces of legislation ever approved by Congress to President Donald Trump for enactment.
Published: December 18, 2020
WASHINGTON - Democrats and some Republicans raised the alarm Thursday about a massive and growing cybersecurity breach that many experts blame on Russia, with President-elect Joe Biden implicitly criticizing the Trump administration for allowing the hacking attack to occur.
Published: December 18, 2020
WASHINGTON - White House officials and congressional leaders are trying to address a number of lingering policy disagreements as they race to finalize an approximately $900 billion coronavirus relief package, with growing signs that the talks will drag into the weekend.
Published: November 11, 2020
HONG KONG - China forced the ouster of four pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday, triggering a mass walkout of opposition lawmakers and solidifying Beijing's stranglehold on the city.
Published: October 28, 2020
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the White House would approve a big stimulus package after the election and predicted that Republicans would retake control of the House of Representatives even though the GOP is widely expected to lose seats in the chamber next week.
Published: September 10, 2020
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers on a top banking panel largely agree that the Federal Reserve's Main Street lending program has fallen short. But they're debating whether or how to change the rules and allow the Fed to make more, albeit riskier, loans to struggling businesses.
Published: June 05, 2020
A group of senior lawmakers from eight democracies including the U.S. have launched a new cross-parliamentary alliance to help counter what they say is the threat China's growing influence poses to global trade, security and human rights.
Published: May 30, 2020
WASHINGTON - Tensions escalated Friday between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and congressional Democrats, as lawmakers requested formal interviews with one former and six current senior State Department officials, and Pompeo accused Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., of "hackery" and "character assassination."