Congress

Congressional Democrats, White House still at impasse over coronavirus bill

Congressional Democrats, White House still at impasse over coronavirus bill

Published 03/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrats in Congress are not close to a deal with the White House to pump more money into the U.S. [more…]

White House says not optimistic on near-term deal for coronavirus relief bill

White House says not optimistic on near-term deal for coronavirus relief bill

Published 02/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Sunday he was not optimistic on reaching agreement soon on a deal for [more…]

Arizona congressman tests positive for coronavirus

Arizona congressman tests positive for coronavirus

Published 01/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representative Raul Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, has tested positive for coronavirus but feels fine and has gone into isolation, he said in [more…]

Factbox: Coronavirus in Congress – 14 members have tested or been presumed positive

Factbox: Coronavirus in Congress – 14 members have tested or been presumed positive

Published 01/08/2020

(Reuters) - At least 14 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate - seven Republicans and seven Democrats - have tested positive or [more…]

U.S. Republicans to unveil coronavirus aid proposal as time runs out on jobless benefits

U.S. Republicans to unveil coronavirus aid proposal as time runs out on jobless benefits

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday are expected to unveil a $1 trillion coronavirus aid package hammered out with the White House, a [more…]

Trump team, Senate Republicans agree on coronavirus aid offer to Democrats

Trump team, Senate Republicans agree on coronavirus aid offer to Democrats

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top aides to U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday they agreed in principle with Senate Republicans on a $1 trillion coronavirus [more…]

U.S. Congress needs compromise to extend COVID-19 unemployment payments, Pelosi says

U.S. Congress needs compromise to extend COVID-19 unemployment payments, Pelosi says

Published 12/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday she believes U.S. lawmakers can find a compromise on extending jobless benefits and unemployment [more…]

Ousted U.S. prosecutor Berman to appear for closed-door congressional interview

Ousted U.S. prosecutor Berman to appear for closed-door congressional interview

Published 03/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was ousted from his job last month amid an investigation by his office [more…]

U.S. Congress urges Trump administration to get tougher on China’s Xinjiang crackdown

U.S. Congress urges Trump administration to get tougher on China’s Xinjiang crackdown

Published 02/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 75 U.S. senators and House members on Thursday urged the Trump administration to take a tougher stance on China over [more…]

U.S. Democrats push election-year healthcare, housing, infrastructure bills

U.S. Democrats push election-year healthcare, housing, infrastructure bills

Published 30/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives this week showcased three big-ticket, election-year initiatives they say would improve healthcare, protect renters from [more…]