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Ukraine's troops are rationing ammunition. Yet House Republicans plan to take weeks to mull more aid

Mar. 02, 2024 07:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian drones fly without ammunition. Russian artillery unleash deadly volleys from safe positions beyond the range of Kyiv's troops. Shortages of ammo and supplies are resulting in lost ground to Moscow, U.S. congressional leaders warn, yet the Republican-controlled House...

Congress approves short-term extension to avoid shutdown, buy more time for final spending agreement

Feb. 29, 2024 21:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed another short-term spending measure Thursday that would keep one set of federal agencies operating through March 8 and another set through March 22, avoiding a shutdown for parts of the federal government that would otherwise kick in Saturday. The bill now goes...

Congressional leaders reach a tentative deal to avoid government shutdown. But Ukraine aid stalls

Feb. 28, 2024 20:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders announced Wednesday they have reached a tentative agreement to prevent a government shutdown for now, days before an end-of-the-week deadline that risked shuttering some federal operations. Under the new plan, Congress would temporarily fund...

Biden and party leaders implore Speaker Johnson to help Ukraine in 'intense' Oval Office meeting

Feb. 27, 2024 16:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders emerged from an “intense” Oval Office meeting with President Joe Biden on Tuesday speaking optimistically about the prospects for avoiding a partial government shutdown, but with new uncertainty about aid for Ukraine and Israel as the president and...

Biden is summoning congressional leaders to the White House to talk Ukraine and government funding

Feb. 26, 2024 10:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will convene the top four congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday to press lawmakers on passing an emergency aid package for Ukraine and Israel, as well as averting a looming government shutdown next month, according to a White House official. ...

Senate leaders likely to seek quick dismissal of Mayorkas impeachment case

Feb. 26, 2024 09:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time in five years, senators will be sworn in as jurors for an impeachment trial. But the chamber is expected to spend far less time on the charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas than the ones brought against former President Donald Trump...

In Ukraine, Schumer challenges Speaker Johnson to 'rise to the occasion' and pass more US aid

Feb. 23, 2024 14:03 PM EST

Standing on Ukrainian soil in a surprise visit with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer challenged House Speaker Mike Johnson to take up a $95 billion national security package that includes aid for the country as it battles Russia's invasion. “The...

Democrats embrace tougher border enforcement, seeing Trump's demolition of deal as a 'gift'

Feb. 15, 2024 00:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's border proposal was one of the toughest bipartisan bills to emerge on the issue in decades. Yet it quickly collapsed when Republicans — galvanized by Donald Trump, the likely Republican presidential nominee — rejected the compromise as insufficient. ...

GOP-led House impeaches Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas — by one vote — over border management

Feb. 13, 2024 22:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House voted Tuesday to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, with the Republican majority determined to punish the Biden administration over its handling of the U.S-Mexico border after failing last week in a politically embarrassing setback. ...

Biden warns opposing Ukraine funding plays 'into Putin's hands,' but faces resistance in House

Feb. 13, 2024 15:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday called for House Republicans to urgently bring a $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan to a vote, warning that refusal to take up the bill, passed by the Senate in the morning, would be “playing into Putin’s hands.” ...