Congress

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February 27, 2024 12:28 PM
Congressional leaders met with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday as the deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown approaches. “I think that it’s Congress’ responsibility to fund the government. We’ve got to get about doing it,” Biden said. On Monday, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer each spoke about the need to avoid a shutdown. Speaker Mike Johnson, meanwhile, said Tuesday he believes a shutdown can be prevented.
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February 26, 2024 07:40 AM
Days away from a partial government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said leaders were still negotiating a funding package. He squarely blamed House Republicans for the delay who he said have “shown they’re more capable of causing chaos than passing legislation.”
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February 21, 2024 12:40 PM
James Biden was seen entering his deposition with the House Oversight Committee Wednesday morning, as Republicans ramp up their impeachment inquiry against the president over corruption claims surrounding him and his son Hunter. James Biden’s testimony comes just a day after prosecutors said the indicted former FBI informant, a star GOP witness accused of lying about Hunter and Joe Biden, claimed he had Russian contacts.
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February 14, 2024 04:31 PM
The House is pushing back a vote on the reauthorization of FISA’s Section 702 due to internal GOP division about the path forward. Instead of holding votes Friday, lawmakers will wrap up Thursday afternoon and start a recess until Feb. 28.
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February 14, 2024 04:13 PM
Rep. Jim Clyburn announced he plans to step down as assistant Democratic leader of the House Democratic Caucus, although he said he is still running for reelection. The powerful 83-year-old lawmaker said he is confident the House Democratic leadership team “will continue the important work of putting people over politics.”
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February 13, 2024 07:29 PM
House Republicans passed articles of impeachment against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday, 214-213, following a failed vote last week. Mayorkas is the first cabinet secretary to be impeached since 1876 but it’s extremely unlikely he will be convicted by the Senate.
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February 13, 2024 04:56 PM
The House Democratic leader told reporters they would use “every legislative tool” available, suggesting they might use a discharge petition to bring the bill to the floor. Jeffries said he believed there were “more than 300 bipartisan votes” for the bill.
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February 13, 2024 01:06 PM
With the slimmest of majorities now that GOP Majority Leader Steve Scalise is back at work, House Republicans plan to vote on impeaching DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas once more after failing to do so last week in an embarrassing vote for Speaker Mike Johnson.
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February 13, 2024 07:06 AM
Twenty-two Republicans voted with almost every Democrat to approve the bill, 70-29, after an all-night session where many GOP Senators spoke in opposition to it. Donald Trump also opposes the bill, which would send billions in aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, and House Speaker Mike Johnson has flatly said the House won’t take it up.
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February 12, 2024 11:55 AM
GOP Rep. Steve Scalise has returned to work in the House, Speaker Mike Johnson announced on X on Monday, after undergoing treatment for cancer which Johnson said was in “complete remission.” Johnson should now finally have enough House Republican votes to impeach DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week.
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