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 2021-12-03 14:43 

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Defense bill's new path forward would cost votes on GOP priorities...

With his colleagues ready to proceed, Florida Republican Marco Rubio scuttled floor consideration of the Senate's version of the annual defense policy bill this week, costing his own party a chance to get Democrats on the record on key priorities. The...

 2021-12-02 17:54 

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House GOP apathetic on Boebert's Islamophobic remarks...

Just a few days after Iowa Rep. Steve King made comments sympathetic to white supremacy in January of 2019, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other top Republicans decided he was not fit to serve on committees. "We believe in swift action, beca...

 2021-12-02 16:24 

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Norton, Larsen bid for top Democratic spot on Transportation Committee...

Less than a day after Rep. Peter A. DeFazio announced his plans to retire, two House Democrats have launched bids to replace the Oregonian as top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and Re...

 2021-11-30 16:12 

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Leaders point fingers as defense bill remains stalled in the Senate...

Once again, the annual defense policy bill has stalled in the Senate, leading to another round of recriminations over which party is to blame. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., took to the Senate floor Tuesday to criticize Republicans for holdin...

 2021-11-30 11:23 

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House unveils 2022 calendar...

House Democratic leadership unveiled a 2022 legislative calendar Tuesday that envisions 21 voting weeks before the November midterm elections. Under the calendar released by House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., the chamber would return to convene ...

 2021-11-29 18:23 

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After pushing for tax break, Rep. Tom Suozzi seeking to be New York governor...

New York Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat who helped push the House to remove a cap on a federal tax break important to his state, said Monday he will run for governor next year. Suozzi joins a growing pool of candidates challenging incumbent Kathy Hochul, the...

 2021-11-22 16:04 

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Sean Parnell suspends Pennsylvania Senate campaign...

Republican Sean Parnell suspended his Senate campaign in Pennsylvania Monday, hours after a judge granted custody of his children to his estranged wife, who accused Parnell of verbal and physical abuse. Parnell, an Army veteran, has denied the accusations...

 2021-11-19 19:30 

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The McCarthy episode — Congressional Hits and Misses...

Between House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's magic minute and Laura Ingraham's failure to binge Netflix, there was almost too much material this week. Come for Rep. Paul Gosar's censure, stay to hear Rep. Louie Gohmert describe his struggle ...

 2021-11-19 13:47 

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Senate confirms first Native American to direct park service...

The Senate late Thursday confirmed Charles Sams III to lead the National Park Service, making him the first Senate-approved director since the Obama administration and the first Native American to hold the post. While House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy,...

 2021-11-18 14:44 

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Butterfield retirement video blasts 'racially gerrymandered' NC map...

North Carolina Democratic Rep. G.K. Butterfield officially announced his retirement Thursday, blasting his state's Republican lawmakers for approving a "partisan" and "racially gerrymandered" map of congressional districts that dramati...

 2021-11-17 16:36 

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Gosar censured, stripped from committees over threatening video...

The House on Wednesday voted 223-207 to censure Rep. Paul Gosar and remove the Arizona Republican from his committee roles for posting an animated video depicting him killing New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an action he has refused to a...

 2021-11-17 15:38 

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Senate defense bill in limbo amid procedural dispute...

The Senate called off a Wednesday vote to expedite debate on its National Defense Authorization Act amid uncertainty about how to include a high-profile amendment favored by Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer. The New York Democrat obtained unanimous cons...

 2021-11-16 22:00 

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Sen. Tim Scott endorses in 9 House races...

Sen. Tim Scott, a top fundraiser heading into his reelection campaign next year, endorsed contenders in nine competitive House races Tuesday, positioning the South Carolina Republican as a rainmaker for his party and fueling speculation about his ambition...

 2021-11-16 20:00 

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House to vote on removing Gosar from committees, censuring him over violent video...

House Democrats are planning Wednesday to censure Arizona Republican Paul Gosar and remove him from both committees on which he serves for posting an animated video of him killing Democratic colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and attacking Pre...

 2021-11-16 10:20 

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California's Jackie Speier won't run for another term...

California Democrat Jackie Speier, a staunch defender of women's rights during her 13 years in Congress, will retire at the end of her term rather than seek reelection next year. "It's time for me to come home," she said in a two-minute vi...

 2021-11-15 17:37 

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Lawmakers brave more than just cold at White House signing ceremony...

President Joe Biden on Monday thanked Sen. Rob Portman for his work in crafting the bipartisan infrastructure law, calling him a "hell of a good guy." But in a sign of the times, Biden quipped about the Ohio Republican: "I know I'm not hur...

 2021-11-15 10:03 

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Leahy, longest-serving sitting senator, to retire...

Vermont Sen. Patrick J. Leahy announced Monday he won't seek reelection to a ninth term in Congress, opting to retire following nearly five decades in Washington. Leahy is the first Senate Democrat to announce his retirement, and his departure will ma...

 2021-11-12 10:59 

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What a possible censure of Gosar means...

House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to censure Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar — a penalty that would amount to the chamber publicly shaming Gosar — for posting an animated video of him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D...

 2021-11-09 16:42 

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Defense policy amendments pour in ahead of floor action...

With the Senate expected to consider its version of the annual defense policy bill as soon as next week, senators have already filed hundreds of amendments. The National Defense Authorization Act is one of the few bills Congress passes without fail each y...

 2021-11-09 16:26 

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Biden administration cracks down on ransomware group...

The Justice Department on Monday announced a series of measures aimed at cracking down on one of the world's largest ransomware criminal groups, arresting a perpetrator and seizing a portion of ransom payments the group had obtained from victims. The ...

 2021-11-09 10:13 

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Gov. Chris Sununu not running for New Hampshire seat...

New Hampshire GOP Gov. Chris Sununu said Tuesday he will not run for Senate, depriving Republicans of a top recruit against Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan. Sununu plans to seek reelection as governor in the Granite State instead, saying that his "respo...

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