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House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

Published 11/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: A man is silhouetted near logo of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) in this photo illustration taken in Sarajevo March 11, 2015. [more…]

Congress votes to avert shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

Congress votes to avert shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

Published 22/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol building is lit at dusk ahead of planned votes on tax reform in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File [more…]

Factbox: Big-ticket items at center of Congress spending bill

Factbox: Big-ticket items at center of Congress spending bill

Published 22/12/2017

(Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Thursday approved a temporary funding bill to prevent federal agencies from shutting down at midnight Friday when existing money [more…]

Senate shelves disaster aid bill until next month

Senate shelves disaster aid bill until next month

Published 22/12/2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to provide $81 billion in new disaster aid for U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands was put on [more…]

House widens ethics probe to include Farenthold campaign work

House widens ethics probe to include Farenthold campaign work

Published 21/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Rep. Blake Farenthold arrives before Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies to the House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice [more…]

U.S. House approves $81 billion for disaster aid

U.S. House approves $81 billion for disaster aid

Published 21/12/2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved an $81 billion bill to help widespread recovery efforts from hurricanes and wildfires this [more…]

Column: With U.S. life expectancy gains down, tax bill will make thing

Column: With U.S. life expectancy gains down, tax bill will make thing

Published 21/12/2017

A cake decorated for the 116th birthday celebration of Susannah Mushatt Jones, known as "Miss Susie" rests on a table before the start of the [more…]

Republicans join push to lift secrecy around misconduct in Congress

Republicans join push to lift secrecy around misconduct in Congress

Published 15/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: The Presidential motorcade awaits the departure of U.S. President Donald Trump from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S. on November 28, 2017. [more…]

House Speaker Ryan mulls retirement after 2018 elections: Politico

House Speaker Ryan mulls retirement after 2018 elections: Politico

Published 14/12/2017

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri GripasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican [more…]

Republican Representative Farenthold will not seek re-election

Republican Representative Farenthold will not seek re-election

Published 14/12/2017

Rep. Blake Farenthold arrives before Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies to the House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department on [more…]