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Congressional Budget Office is Freedom Caucus’s target in spending bill

An amendment filed Monday by Rep. H. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) would eliminate the agency's Budget Analysis Division, cutting 89 jobs and $15 million of the CBO's proposed $48.5 million budget.

Congress breaks impasse on bill to slap sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

The bill is moving over the objections of the Trump administration, which hopes to preserve presidential powers to relieve sanctions without congressional approval.

House strugges to leave for summer vacation with a legislative bang

Progress on health care, tax overhaul and federal spending has been tough to get for GOP.

House Democrats are starting to outraise their Republican counterparts

The Republican and Democratic House campaign committees are running neck and neck: Both have reported raising about $60 million this year.

On federal appropriations, House Republicans flinch from another governing task

Lawmakers are unenthusiastic about proceeding with a spending bills package before recess.

Ahead of midterms, voters prefer Democrats even as Republicans appear more motivated to vote

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that even with President Trump’s approval cratering, Democrats appear less likely to vote in next year’s midterms than Republicans.

House GOP unveils budget plan that attaches major spending cuts to coming tax overhaul bill

A draft budget proposal released Tuesday by the House Budget Committee calls for more than $200 billion in cuts from entitlement programs.

Jared Kushner is set to address congressional interns next week

The talk comes as Kushner's participation in a June 2016 meeting with a lawyer tied to Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, as well as a Russian-American lobbyist, has heightened scrutiny over the Trump campaign's dealings with Russ...

House wants to link North Korea sanctions to measure on Russia and Iran sanctions

House leaders' call for a last-minute addition of North Korea sanctions to a Senate-approved Russia-Iran bill could end up delaying the package indefinitely.

Pentagon’s transgender, climate-change policies challenged in House defense bill

The amendments were sent to the floor by the House Rules Committee this week. The defense bill, which authorizes up to $696 billion in 2018 military spending, is expected to come to a final vote Friday.

Summer vacation is one more thing for House Republicans to fight about

The Senate is now scheduled to stay two weeks into August. The House appears unlikely to follow.

A House Democrat has filed the first articles of impeachment against President Trump

The four-page resolution garnered a single co-sponsor upon introduction: Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), who has also been an outspoken proponent of impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Republicans increasingly uncertain of a legislative victory before August

Beyond health care, GOP efforts on tax reform, a budget deal and infrastructure show few signs of progress.

The other GOP stalemate on Capitol Hill: House budget gridlock imperils tax reform

Conservatives want to cut deeply into federal welfare programs they have long eyed. Moderates want to stay focus on tax reform, negotiate with Democrats on spending.

House spending bill targets military authorization in rebuke to Trump on Syria, ISIS

The Appropriations Committee approved a repeal in a bid to force the president to seek Congress’s approval for armed engagements.

House passes bills to crack down on ‘sanctuary cities’ and deported criminals who return to U.S.

The bills were heavily promoted by President Trump and other Republicans but face a major obstacle in the Senate, where Democrats have pledged to oppose them.

Tougher immigration policies face first major legislative test of Trump era

The House is set to vote on bills Thursday dealing with ‘sanctuary cities’ and illegal immigrants who commit crimes.

House panel poised to order that congressional research reports be made public

This is the farthest CRS transparency efforts have advanced after a long push to make the agency's reports more directly accessible to the public.

It’s almost July, and House Republicans still can’t pass a budget

"It's almost like we're serving in the minority right now,” said Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.). “We just simply don't know how to govern."

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