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Pelosi opens the door to stock trading ban for members of Congress

Thursday, January 20, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said a law prohibiting members of Congress from picking individual stocks isn't needed, but added if it has the backing of her caucus she is OK with it.

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Democrats on Capitol Hill fail on voting rights but win the release of Trump files

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Democrats' voting rights effort was blocked in the Senate, but they did get a victory at the Supreme Court — in the quest for Trump White House records related to the Jan. 6 insurrection.

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A push to ban members of Congress from trading individual stocks gains momentum

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., doesn't trade stocks, but thinks lawmakers should be able to pick individual stocks. The top House Republican backs a new ban amid a bipartisan push for reform.

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Senate Democrats can't agree on Biden's push to pass voting rights legislation

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

President Biden called for changes to Senate rules in an effort to pass voting rights legislation. Among the challenges to his effort is a lack of unity among Senate Democrats to making those changes.

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John Thune, No. 2 Senate GOP leader, announces he will seek reelection

Saturday, January 08, 2022

The South Dakota Republican, a likely successor to Republican leader Mitch McConnell, says he will run for reelection in 2022, putting an end to the speculation about his political future.

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A year after the Jan. 6 attack, Congress is plagued by a toxic atmosphere

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Distrust between the parties is high a year after the violent insurrection. And it has affected how the institution operates.

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Schumer tees up vote on rules change if voting rights legislation is blocked

Monday, January 03, 2022

It's the latest push by Senate Democrats to make good on their promise to pass voting rights legislation.

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House committee investigating Jan. 6 insurrection calls Congress members to testify

Saturday, December 25, 2021

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection is asking fellow members of Congress to cooperate in the probe.

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The House panel probing the Jan. 6 attack wants to talk to Trump ally Rep. Jordan

Thursday, December 23, 2021

The House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol has requested that Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, a longtime ally of ex-President Trump, voluntarily provide information to the panel.

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The House Jan. 6 panel wants to talk to Trump ally Rep. Jim Jordan

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Chairman Bennie Thompson's letter to Jordan asks for information and an interview to discuss his conversations with President Donald Trump on Jan. 6.

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As Biden's signature spending bill stalls, Democrats are forced to regroup

Friday, December 17, 2021

President Biden acknowledged in a statement Thursday night that his spending agenda will be delayed well beyond a hoped-for Christmas vote in the Senate and now may take "days and weeks" to complete.

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Biden lacks the votes to advance the 2nd part of Build Back Better by the end of 2021

Thursday, December 16, 2021

President Biden acknowledged that his Build Back Better spending bill is going to need "days and weeks" to complete, even though Democrats wanted to vote on it by Christmas.

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Democrats are forced to regroup as Biden's signature spending bill stalls

Thursday, December 16, 2021

For weeks, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had promised a vote on Biden's social and climate agenda before Christmas. But all 50 senators in caucus have not been able to unify behind the plan.

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Republicans aim to stop sniping at each other, focus on economic message for 2022

Thursday, December 16, 2021

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is working to tamp down internal feuds and shift members to talking about inflation and other issues that he believes will help his party return to the majority.

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Ahead of midterms, the GOP's extreme wing in the House worries Republicans

Thursday, December 16, 2021

House Republicans are in a strong position to win back control of the chamber but divisions threaten to throw the party off message.

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House retirement tracker: Senior Democrats exit as the GOP is confident of a takeover

Thursday, December 09, 2021

A growing number of House lawmakers have opted not to run again in 2022, but so far more Democrats than Republicans are choosing to end their service.

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House OKs a bill barring imports of goods produced by forced labor of Uyghurs in China

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

The bipartisan vote shows support for ramping up economic sanctions against the Chinese government. It bars any goods manufactured by Uyghurs in internment camps in Xinjiang.

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Democrats and Republicans agree to push back against human rights violations in China

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

U.S. lawmakers from both parties agree that China must face retaliation for human rights violations and took action Wednesday to go on the record against slave labor.

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Congress approves a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown

Thursday, December 02, 2021

A day before the Friday deadline, lawmakers approved a spending bill that will keep federal agencies running through Feb. 18, 2022.

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Islamophobic comments are the latest racist rhetoric to come from fringe lawmakers

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., recently suggested Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was a suicide bomber. The Islamophobic comments are the latest in a string of racist rhetoric in the House.

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