Kelsey Snell

Kelsey Snell appears in the following:

Anxiety Is Growing In Congress Over How Much Power A President Can Wield

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Congressional leaders tout that the legislative branch is a separate but equal arm of the government, but in debates over spending, trade and foreign policy, it has ceded considerable power to the executive.

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House Democrats Try To Recover From Week Dominated By Public Splits

Friday, March 08, 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi planned to tout a bill overhauling campaign finance laws but instead had to manage tensions about how to respond to arguments that Rep. Ilhan Omar made anti-Semitic remarks.

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House Democrats Struggle To Control Their Message

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Democrats control the House of Representatives, but managing differences between moderate and progressive members about their priorities is proving to be a challenge for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Senate Republicans Are Split On Trump's Use Of National Emergency Declaration

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

President Trump's move to use a national emergency to build a border wall has created a split among Senate Republicans. Some have expressed concerns about the precedent it sets to go around Congress.

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News Brief: Congressional Democrats Investigate Trump's Business, North Korea Summit Fallout

Friday, March 01, 2019

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has scheduled an open interview with former Trump Organization business booster Felix Sater on March 14.

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Democrats Plan Trump Investigations

Friday, March 01, 2019

Congressional Democrats said Thursday that they plan to aggressively scrutinize the role President Trump played in securing Jared Kushner's clearance.

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Michael Cohen Tries To Establish Credibility In Wednesday Testimony

Thursday, February 28, 2019

In Wednesday's testimony, President Trump's longtime fixer Michael Cohen admitted to lying to Congress in the past and tried to establish credibility by bringing in evidence to back up his statements.

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Michael Cohen To Face Tough Questioning From House Oversight Committee

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Michael Cohen will testify Wednesday in his first public House Oversight Committee hearing. He'll face tough questions from President Trump's allies and some Democrats who have called for impeachment.

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Upcoming In The House Of Representatives: Public Displays Of Trump Challenges

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is expected to pass a resolution blocking the president from using a national security declaration to pay to build a border wall.

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Trump To Declare National Emergency As Well As Sign Spending Bill, White House Says

Thursday, February 14, 2019

By Thursday evening, Congress had easily passed the bipartisan spending deal, which had been crafted by lawmakers from both the chambers. The vote was 83-16 in the Senate and 300-128 in the House.

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Congress Awaits Final Border Bill With Shutdown Deadline Looming

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

House and Senate leaders aim to vote by the Friday deadline on a seven-bill spending package that includes a $1.375 billion in funding for 55 miles of fencing along the U.S. border with Mexico.

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'Agreement In Principle' Reached On Border Security Funding, Top Republican Says

Monday, February 11, 2019

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told reporters that he believes Congress can approve the legislation and send it to the president before the Friday night deadline to avert another partial shutdown.

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Bipartisan Border Security Talks Stall Over A Demand From The Democrats

Monday, February 11, 2019

Talks over a border security funding bill broke down over the weekend over Democrats insisting on a limit for beds for ICE detention centers in return for agreeing to more money for barriers.

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Rep. Chuck Fleischmann On Border Funding

Friday, February 08, 2019

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Republican Rep. Chuck Fleischmann. He's a member of the panel negotiating a border funding solution to prevent another government shutdown next week.

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News Brief: Bezos Accuses 'Enquirer' Of Extortion, Supreme Court, Democrats' Agenda

Friday, February 08, 2019

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is accusing the National Enquirer's parent company of extortion. Also, Amy Howe of SCOTUSblog discusses the Court's decision on Louisiana's abortion law.

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Democrats' Oversight Agenda

Friday, February 08, 2019

Democrats are showing their colors in their first full week controlling the House. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker goes before the House Judiciary Committee today.

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Pelosi Urges Patience In Going After Trump's Tax Returns

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Some Democrats are pressing to move now to force the administration to hand over the president's tax returns, but others say Robert Mueller's probe should take priority over Congress' review.

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House Democrats Are Already Ramping Up Investigations Into The Trump Administration

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

The House Oversight Committee is launching probes of the Trump administration. The chairman vows a deliberative approach but he has to navigate a panel with firebrands on the right and the left.

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House Democrats Play Catch-Up On Agenda After Shutdown

Monday, February 04, 2019

Democrats say they plan to follow through on the campaign pledges to protect health care and close the gender pay gap. With the shutdown over, they plan to push legislation and prove they can govern.

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Competing Proposals To Reopen The Government Fail In The Senate

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Competing proposals to end the shutdown failed in the Senate. President Trump continues to press for money for a border wall and Democrats say they won't negotiate until the government reopens.

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