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Several GOP Senators Plan To Skip The Republican National Convention

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

As pandemic cases spiral upward in Florida and elsewhere, there are new calls to scale down the August event.

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Trump Vows To Veto Defense Bill If It Removes Confederate Names From Military Bases

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

An effort to remove Confederate names from military bases has broad bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress. President Trump is vowing to veto the defense bill if the provision stays in.

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Congress Wants Answers From Trump On Russian Bounties In Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Lawmakers demand answers about reported bounties Russia paid to Afghan insurgents to kill U.S. troops. Democrats are headed to the White House Tuesday after several Republicans were briefed Monday.

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House Approves Police Reform Bill, But Issue Stalled Amid Partisan Standoff

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The House passed legislation crafted in the wake of national protests set off by the death of George Floyd. The bill is not expected to move in the GOP-led Senate, after Democrats blocked GOP bill.

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House Takes Up Police Reform Bill A Day After Senate's Version Is Blocked

Thursday, June 25, 2020

On Wednesday, Senate Democrats blocked the chamber's GOP police reform bill. The House will vote on a version drafted by Democratic leaders, but it's not expected to go anywhere.

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Both Chambers Of Congress Back For 1st Time During Pandemic Amid Questions On Tests

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The House will return to Washington after its latest extended recess. The plans will overlap the Senate's session for the first time since the pandemic began as access to testing remains limited.

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Senate Democrats Block GOP Police Reform Bill

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Democrats wanted Republicans to agree to bipartisan talks before beginning debate on the GOP police reform bill. GOP leaders argued Democrats should have allowed debate to try to amend the bill.

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Republicans' Police Reform Bill Focuses On Transparency And Training

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Led by Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Republicans unveil their legislative response to the national outcry for an overhaul of police practices. Democrats argue the plan does not go far enough.

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Senate Judiciary Holds Hearing On Police Use Of Force

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The hearing included two panels, one on policing in the black community, and another, the chairman said, with "folks who can tell us about the other side of the story and ways to go forward."

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Congress Heads Toward Clash With Trump Over Removal Of Confederate Symbols

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Contradicting Trump, the GOP-led Senate Armed Services Committee greenlights a commission to rename Army installations bearing Confederate names. Lawmakers in the House are taking similar action.

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George Floyd's Brother Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on racial profiling and police violence ahead of sweeping legislation on police reform. Philonise Floyd, George Floyd's brother, was one of the witnesses.

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Led By Tim Scott, Senate Republicans Begin Drafting Their Own Police Reform Plan

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

A day after Democrats rolled out a policing reform bill, Senate Republicans create a group to draft a plan. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asks Sen. Tim Scott to take the lead.

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Democrats Unveil Police Reform Legislation Amid Protests Nationwide

Monday, June 08, 2020

Congressional Democrats on Monday unveiled the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, which aims to install wide-ranging reforms for police departments across the country. It faces Republican opposition.

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Murkowski Struggles With Whether To Support Trump Reelection

Thursday, June 04, 2020

The GOP senator from Alaska says she agrees with former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' sharp rebuke of the president. The public critique from an ex-Cabinet official exposed a split within the party.

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Pelosi Asks Black Caucus To Come Up With Police Reforms Following Protests

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are pushing a wide range of proposals such as banning chokeholds as a response to the protests across the country following the death of George Floyd.

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House Casts Its 1st Remote Votes, With Parties Still Divided On The Issue

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Dozens of House Democrats voted by proxy for the first time under the chamber's new rules. Republicans urged their members not to participate, and are suing to stop it in the future.

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On Eve Of Historic Remote Votes In The House, Republicans Sue To Block The Move

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

More than 20 Republicans will sue in federal court to stop proxy voting in the House during the pandemic. Democrats approved the measure along a party line vote earlier this month.

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How The Coronavirus Has Affected Individual Members Of Congress

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Congress saw its first two members enter self-quarantine on March 8. Later that month, seven members tested positive or were presumed so and dozens more were quarantined. The ranks have since grown.

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House Passes $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill That Has Dim Future

Friday, May 15, 2020

The House approved the massive package with aid to states, local governments, individuals. Senate Republicans already dismissed the proposal and it's unclear when parties will reach bipartisan deal.

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With Historic Vote, House Will Allow Proxy Voting, Remote Hearings During Pandemic

Friday, May 15, 2020

The House approved rules changes allowing members to vote via proxy in event they cannot travel. They also created rules for remote hearings and legislative action. Republican were opposed.

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