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Majority of House Democrats favor starting impeachment proceedings

Aug 02 2019

WASHINGTON A majority of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives now favor launching impeachment proceedings against Republican President Donald Trump, after a California lawmaker on Friday became the 118th Democrat to call for the process to begin. | Video

Racial diversity dispute spurs shakeup at House Democratic campaign arm

Jul 30 2019

WASHINGTON The congresswoman who heads the campaign arm for U.S. House of Representatives Democrats has acknowledged mistakes after lawmakers complained about a lack of racial diversity within the organization, and she named a Cuban-American as interim executive director as part of a major staff shakeup.

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi all smiles after meeting with Ocasio-Cortez

Jul 26 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had no hatchet to bury on Friday, playing down tensions after a meeting between the powerful speaker and freshman lawmaker who in recent months has seized the Democratic Party spotlight. | Video

Senators announce bipartisan proposal to lower drug prices

Jul 23 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced a proposal to lower prescription drug prices on Tuesday that could save $100 billion in costs to government healthcare programs, and said the committee would vote on the legislation on Thursday.

Trump defiant as lawmakers blast his 'racist' attacks on four congresswomen

Jul 18 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks against four minority U.S. congresswomen on Monday and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist, prompting outrage from Democrats, who moved to condemn him in the House of Representatives. | Video

House votes to set aside impeachment resolution against Trump

Jul 18 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to sideline an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, effectively killing the measure for now but not burying the issue that has divided Democrats. | Video

House condemns Trump over 'racist comments' tweeted at congresswomen

Jul 17 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for "racist comments" against four minority Democratic congresswomen, a symbolic measure aimed at shaming Trump and his fellow Republicans who stood by him. | Video

In victory for Trump, House Democrats back down on border aid bill demands

Jun 28 2019

(This June 27 story corrects number of Democrats voting against the bill to 95 instead of 71 in 5th paragraph) | Video

As migrants languish in border facilities, U.S. Congress struggles to finalize emergency aid

Jun 26 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Congress and the White House were attempting to broker a deal over how to spend emergency aid to address the migrant surge as lawmakers, private companies and presidential candidates raised alarms about immigrants facing dangerous conditions along the U.S.-Mexico border. | Video

Senate passes border aid bill, sends it to House

Jun 26 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a $4.6 billion bill to address the migrant surge at the border with Mexico, setting up a negotiation with the House of Representatives and President Donald Trump over the funds and how they should be spent. | Video

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