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Richard Cowan

U.S. says it will help El Salvador handle more asylum seekers

Sep 20 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The United States and El Salvador on Friday agreed to attempt to reduce the flow of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border by strengthening El Salvador's capacity to provide for asylum seekers, but did not detail any concrete actions. | Video

Republican, Democratic lawmakers launch caucus to 'End the Youth Vaping Epidemic'

Sep 19 2019

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they are forming a caucus to combat the "epidemic" of youth vaping, as cases of lung illness tied to vaping have risen and President Donald Trump has pushed for a ban on flavored e-cigarettes.

Senior U.S. Democrat focused on Trump impeachment, not Kavanaugh

Sep 16 2019

WASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. congressional committee responsible for launching any impeachment efforts said on Monday he is focused on investigating President Donald Trump, signaling that calls by some fellow Democrats for impeaching Trump's Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh would have to take a back seat. | Video

White House to roll out tax cut plan mid-2020: Kudlow

Sep 13 2019

BALTIMORE The Trump administration plans to unveil a tax cut plan in mid-2020, a top White House adviser said on Friday, saying it would be targeted to giving significant relief to the middle class.

Trump says expanded U.S. gun background checks under consideration

Sep 11 2019

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday said they would try to revive a failed 2013 bill to close loopholes on the law requiring gun sale background checks, but were awaiting word on whether President Donald Trump will support their effort.

U.S. lawmakers renew fights over Trump's border wall, abortion

Sep 10 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers clashed on Tuesday over funding for President Donald Trump's border wall and women's reproductive health programs, flashpoints that could threaten funding to keep the federal government operating beyond this month.

Lawmakers renew fights over Trump's border wall, abortion

Sep 10 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers clashed on Tuesday over funding for President Donald Trump's border wall and women's reproductive health programs, flashpoints that could threaten funding to keep the federal government operating beyond this month.

Representative Kennedy challenges fellow Democrat Markey for Senate seat

Aug 26 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Joseph Kennedy III - a member of the famed political dynasty - on Monday took steps to challenge fellow Democrat Edward Markey for his Massachusetts Senate seat, setting up a potentially spirited contest in the 2020 election season.

Trump condemns white supremacy, vague on gun measures after U.S. shootings

Aug 07 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday proposed tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform and wider use of the death penalty in response to two mass shootings over the weekend that left 32 people dead in Texas and Ohio. | Video

Congress approves Trump-backed two-year spending, debt limit deal

Aug 01 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed and sent to President Donald Trump a two-year budget deal that would increase federal spending on defense and an array of other domestic programs, significantly adding to rapidly escalating government debt. | Video

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