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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Trump demands to sign Veterans Affairs bill, and the House will oblige

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the House will vote on the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act next week.

Amid Trump’s unpopularity, Democrats face criticism for not investing more in special elections

They have been well outspent by GOP-aligned outside groups, raising concerns about efforts to win the House next year.

GOP super PAC tries to tie Georgia Democrat to Kathy Griffin

'Now a celebrity Jon Ossoff supporter is making jokes about beheading the president of the United States,' the ad says. But Griffin's 'support' for Ossoff consisted of a single tweet.

Trump’s window for scoring early legislative victories is shrinking

As Congress’s summer recess nears, the White House seeks momentum on its stalled agenda.

John Boehner unloads on Trump: a ‘complete disaster’

Besides foreign policy, “Everything else he’s done has been a complete disaster,” Boehner said, according to an online energy publication. “He’s still learning how to be president.”

House Republicans will not concede they broke a fundamental health-care promise

After a new CBO analysis finds the GOP plan would leave behind people with preexisting conditions, lawmakers seek to deflect responsibility.

Ryan, other Republicans call on Gianforte to ‘apologize’ for ‘mistake’

The Republican candidate in Montana's special congressional election has been accused of assaulting a reporter.

A Freedom Caucus Republican says the foundation of the Trump budget is ‘a lie’

"What it does is it perpetuates a myth that we can go out there and balance a budget without touching entitlements,” said Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) at a House Budget Committee hearing. “It's not only a myth, it's frankly a lie."

Health-care fallout prompts Tom MacArthur to resign as co-chair of centrist House GOP caucus

The New Jersey Republican negotiated with the hard-right Freedom Caucus and struck a deal that ensured passage of the American Health Care Act.

Trey Gowdy poised to seize House Oversight gavel after Jason Chaffetz departs

A potential rival, Rep. Jim Jordan, said he will not challenge Gowdy for the chairmanship.

Even some Republicans balk at Trump’s plan for steep budget cuts

Fiscally conservative lawmakers, particularly in the House, found a lot to praise — setting up a potential clash between House and Senate Republicans.

Chaffetz will leave Congress June 30; Gowdy favored as next House Oversight chairman

The exiting Republican has requested documents and testimony concerning President Trump’s alleged interference in an FBI investigation.

Finally something Democrats and Republicans agree on: Former FBI director is right pick for special counsel

A rare round of bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill — but a complex landscape of competing investigations lies ahead.

Putin paid Trump? Republicans think McCarthy’s statement has to be a joke.

“You have to be very careful when you’re using humor,” said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), excusing Kevin McCarthy’s suggestion that he’d been paid by Vladimir Putin. “Kevin didn’t mean any harm.”

Lawmakers’ Russia probes to continue despite appointment of special counsel

A rising chorus of voices on Capitol Hill were calling Wednesday for investigations into President Trump’s sharing of classified information with Russia, his former national security adviser and his firing of FBI Director James Come...

Impeachment chatter ratchets up in halls of the Capitol

The ‘I-word’ was being used before lawmakers found out that a special counsel had been appointed.

Trump’s cascading controversies rattle Hill Republicans

The GOP has shown few signs of discord, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wished the White House would produce “less drama.”

Lawmakers express shock and concern about Trump disclosure of classified information

“The chaos” in the Trump administration “creates a worrisome environment,” said Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.).

Democrats partner with political newcomers aiming to create anti-Trump wave in 2018 midterms

Democrats need 24 seats to retake the House. They hope to take advantage of this year’s showing of grass-roots anger at President Trump to recruit candidates.

Trump’s threat prompts Democrats to play hardball over Obamacare payments

The “cost-sharing reduction” payments are meant to subsidize out-of-pocket expenses for low-income Americans who receive insurance through ACA marketplaces, and they are seen as a key factor in maintaining the stability of the market for individual insurance in many states.

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