Congress

Farm bill fails in U.S. House as immigration spat roils Republican…

Farm bill fails in U.S. House as immigration spat roils Republican…

Published 18/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a sweeping $867 billion farm bill on Friday after Republican leaders failed to appease conservative lawmakers [more…]

U.S. lawmakers push back on Trump talk of helping China’s ZTE

U.S. lawmakers push back on Trump talk of helping China’s ZTE

Published 16/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday rejected any plan by President Donald Trump to ease restrictions on China’s ZTE Corp (000063.SZ), calling the telecommunications [more…]

Congressional chaplain can stay in job: House Speaker

Congressional chaplain can stay in job: House Speaker

Published 04/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said late on Thursday that the chamber’s chaplain will remain in his position, after he [more…]

U.S. lawmaker Meehan resigns following sexual harassment claim

U.S. lawmaker Meehan resigns following sexual harassment claim

Published 28/04/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan, who used taxpayer money to settle a former staffer’s sexual harassment claim, resigned on Friday from the [more…]

U.S. lawmakers bicker over chaplain’s ouster

U.S. lawmakers bicker over chaplain’s ouster

Published 28/04/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. Congress find little to agree on these days, not even who should lead them in prayer. Democrats protested [more…]

Senate confirms first Trump picks for Federal Trade Commission

Senate confirms first Trump picks for Federal Trade Commission

Published 26/04/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to confirm five nominees for the Federal Trade Commission, the first commissioners chosen by President Donald [more…]

House Republican says ‘open’ to compromise on Dodd-Frank reforms

House Republican says ‘open’ to compromise on Dodd-Frank reforms

Published 26/04/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A powerful Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday he was open to passing a Senate bill easing bank [more…]

Optimism growing that U.S. foreign investment bill will pass: official

Optimism growing that U.S. foreign investment bill will pass: official

Published 26/04/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Negotiators working to revise a bill before Congress that would tighten scrutiny of foreign investment in order to limit Chinese efforts to [more…]

Senate Ethics Committee admonishes Menendez for improper gifts

Senate Ethics Committee admonishes Menendez for improper gifts

Published 26/04/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics said on Thursday that Senator Robert Menendez violated congressional rules by “knowingly and repeatedly” accepting [more…]

Struggle to replace Ryan could blow up Congress budget deal

Struggle to replace Ryan could blow up Congress budget deal

Published 13/04/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A six-month budget truce stitched together by Congress in March could unravel if Republican leaders vying to replace U.S. House of Representatives [more…]