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House Schedules First Hearing On Mueller’s Findings

The House Judiciary Committee scheduled its first hearings focused on former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into interference between Russia and the Trump campaign Monday. The committee, which is led by New York Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler, plans on interviewing those mentioned in the Mueller report to focus on “the most overt acts of obstruction.” The hearings are titled “Lessons ...

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Trump Reaches A Deal With Lawmakers To Temporarily Hold Off Publicizing His Financial Records

President Donald Trump’s attorneys have reached a deal with House lawmakers to temporarily hold off on enforcing the subpoenas for the president’s financial records, CNN reported Saturday, citing court documents. The agreement, forged with the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees Saturday, allows for an expedited appeal schedule for Trump, who is trying to stave off Congress’ attempts to obtain ...

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House Democrats Move To Block Any Additional Spending For the Border Wall

House Democrats introduced legislation that would block the Pentagon from reallocating money to border wall construction, an attempt to undercut President Donald Trump’s trademark campaign goal. A defense spending bill introduced Tuesday by Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee not only gives the Department of Defense far less money than it requested, but also limits its authority to shift funds ...

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Militant Anti-Semitic Imam Gives Opening Prayer in House Of Representatives

A Muslim cleric who called for violence against Israel and expressed support for Hamas gave the opening prayer before the House of Representatives Thursday, angering several representatives. Omar Suleiman, an imam and founder and president of the Yaqeen Institute, delivered the invocation at the invitation of his congresswoman, Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, according to the Jewish Telegraph ...

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Watch: Democrats Met With Celebrities for Three Days to Form Their Legislative Agenda – Here’s What They Came Up With

House Democrats met with celebrities John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and others during a 3-day policy retreat during which they formed their legislative agenda. After having accomplished nothing during the first 100 days of House control, Democrats are desperate to show voters that they can do anything legislatively. So far, the House has been overwhelmed with investigations into the president that ...

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House Democrats Cancel Budget Vote Due To Divided Party

Democrats in the House of Representatives canceled a scheduled vote on a two-year budget bill Tuesday as the more moderate members of the party are clashing with the progressive members. Many member of The Congressional Progressive Caucus pushed back against the budget bill, saying the bill is too focused on funding for the Pentagon than funding for domestic programs, according ...

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Pelosi: Democrats Will Maintain Control Of The House In 2020

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will maintain control of the House in 2020, saying she will have the necessary seats secured by November. In an interview with The Washington Post, Pelosi said she will have the majority of the House fully controlled by November of this year, one year ahead of the 2020 presidential elections, saying “I’m ...

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Democrats Threaten Consequences After Pentagon Shifts $1 Billion For Trump’s Wall

Democratic lawmakers suggested there would be consequences for the Pentagon if it moves forward with its plan to reallocate $1 billion for border wall construction. The Pentagon on Monday informed Congress that it has authorized $1 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers for new border walls on the U.S.-Mexico border. The money will pay for 57 miles of 18-foot-high ...

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House fails to override Trump’s veto over national emergency

The U.S. House of Representatives has failed to secure the votes necessary to end President Trump’s national emergency at the U.S. Southern Border. In a 248-141 vote, the House was unable to secure the votes to override the president’s veto of a measure that would have ended the national emergency declaration along the U.S. – Mexico border. 14 Republicans joined ...

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Democrats’ Vote to End National Emergency; Will Have Little or No Effect on Wall Funding

Democrats ill-conceived attempt to revoke President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border is feckless at best. If the national emergency were blocked, Trump would only lose a portion of the funding available to him. The House of Representatives passed a resolution late Tuesday afternoon that would terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration if it were to be ...

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Republicans Have Questions For John Huber, The US Attorney Overseeing Investigation Of FBI

A group of top House Republicans is asking the Justice Department for details of an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton and Trump-Russia probes that is being conducted by U.S. Attorney John Huber. In a letter sent Monday, the Republicans pressed Huber, the U.S. attorney for Utah, for details about witnesses and documents reviewed as part of ...

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Nancy Pelosi And House Dems Introduce Bill That Would Immediately Restore Voting Rights For Convicted Felons Nationwide

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats unveiled a bill Friday that would immediately restore voting rights to convicted felons nationwide. Convicted felons who have completed their prison sentences would have their voting rights restored, but those incarcerated at the time of an election would still be barred from voting. The bill would also mandate automatic voter registration nationwide. House Democrats ...

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Progressive House Democrats Warn Colleagues Not To Stand In The Way Of A ‘Green New Deal’

The progressive bloc of House Democrats supporting a “Green New Deal” have a warning for their more moderate colleagues: don’t get in the way of creating a “strong” climate committee. “I think it’s in the political self-interest of people like Frank Pallone to be supporting a strong select committee,” said Democratic California Rep. Ro Khanna, Politico reported Thursday. “If I ...

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House GOP Considering $5 Billion Bill For Border Wall To Defend Trump

Republicans in the House of Representatives are considering a $5 billion dollar bill which would fund the border wall President Donald Trump has promised. The legislation comes as Trump met with House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday morning to discuss the possibility of a government shutdown and to see if they could work on ...

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Incoming House Democrats Will Shutdown Comey Investigation, Says Washington Examiner’s Hugo Gurdon

Editorial director for The Washington Examiner, Hugo Gurdon, said incoming House Democrats will immediately shut down any investigation into former FBI director James Comey once they assume power. Comey was subpoenaed back in November to testify about his handling of the Clinton email and Trump-Russia collusion investigations, during a closed-door session led by House Republicans. “It’s [the Republicans’] last shot and the Democrats ...

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