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RPT-U.S. Congress defense bill defies Trump on Germany withdrawal, base names

1:09am EST

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 U.S. lawmakers unveiled the final version of a massive annual defense policy bill on Thursday that defies President Donald Trump's plans to withdraw troops from Germany and keep the names of Confederate generals on military bases, setting the stage for a veto fight in the last weeks before he leaves office.

U.S. Democrats elect Meeks as first Black House foreign affairs chairman

Dec 03 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Democrats elected Greg Meeks on Thursday as the next chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a position in which he is expected to work closely with President-elect Joe Biden's administration on the Iran nuclear deal and other issues.

U.S. Congress defense bill defies Trump on Germany withdrawal, base names

Dec 03 2020

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 U.S. lawmakers unveiled the final version of a massive annual defense policy bill on Thursday that defies President Donald Trump's plans to withdraw troops from Germany and keep the names of Confederate generals on military bases, setting the stage for a veto fight in the last weeks before he leaves office.

U.S. Senate vote likely next week on blocking Trump's massive UAE arms sale

Dec 03 2020

WASHINGTON The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he expected lawmakers would vote as soon as next week on resolutions seeking to block Republican President Donald Trump's $23 billion weapons sale to the United Arab Emirates.

Chinese firms on U.S. exchanges threatened by bill headed to Trump's desk

Dec 03 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives passed a law to kick Chinese companies off U.S. stock exchanges if they do not fully comply with the country's auditing rules, giving President Donald Trump one more tool to threaten Beijing with before leaving office. | Video

U.S. Republicans balk as Trump uses defense bill for leverage on Big Tech

Dec 02 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's threat to veto a defense bill if it does not repeal legal protections for social media companies faced stiff bipartisan opposition on Wednesday, setting the stage for a confrontation with lawmakers scrambling to pass the massive bill by year-end.

Republican U.S. lawmakers may defy Trump over defense bill veto threat

Dec 02 2020

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 The chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee and some other Republican lawmakers pushed back on Wednesday against President Donald Trump's threat to veto a massive defense bill unless it eliminates a federal law protecting tech companies.

U.S. House seen approving bill blocking Chinese firms from U.S. markets

Dec 02 2020

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass legislation this week that could prevent some Chinese companies from listing their shares on U.S. exchanges unless they adhere to U.S. auditing standards, congressional aides said.

U.S. Senate leader McConnell urges new COVID-19 aid in broad funding bill

Dec 02 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should include a fresh wave of coronavirus stimulus in a must-pass $1.4 trillion spending bill aimed at heading off a government shutdown in the midst of a pandemic, top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday. | Video

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