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House Democrats propose stopgap bill to prevent shutdown

Nov. 18, 2019 6:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats released a temporary government-wide funding bill Monday to forestall a shutdown and give negotiators through Dec. 20 to try to hash out details of more than $1.4 trillion worth of unfinished spending legislation. The legislation faces a House vote Tuesday as Congress...

Pact reached to avert government shutdown through Dec. 20

Nov. 12, 2019 6:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House lawmaker announced Tuesday that Congress will pass a governmentwide temporary spending bill to keep the government running through Dec. 20, forestalling a government shutdown as the House turns its focus to impeachment hearings. Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey,...

Longtime Democratic Rep. Visclosky retiring from Congress

Nov. 6, 2019 12:15 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Longtime Democratic Rep. Pete Visclosky of Indiana isn't running for reelection and will be retiring after 36 years in Congress. The 70-year-old Visclosky issued a statement Wednesday thanking his district's residents for "the incredible life privilege" of serving in Congress since first...

Border wall, impeachment battle imperil budget progress

Oct. 31, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a long-overdue, $209 billion bundle of bipartisan spending bills Thursday, but a bitter fight over funding demanded by President Donald Trump for border fencing imperils broader Capitol Hill efforts to advance $1.4 trillion worth of annual Cabinet agency budgets. The...

Chelsea Clinton quashes rumor of possible run for Congress

Oct. 16, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton is quashing the rumor that she might run for the New York congressional seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Nita Lowey. Clinton said on the talk show "The View" Wednesday that she is not considering running for Lowey's seat. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and...

Powerful Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey of New York to retire

Oct. 10, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Nita Lowey, the first woman to lead the powerful House Appropriations Committee and a 31-year veteran of Congress, announced Thursday that she will retire at the end of next year. The 82-year-old New York Democrat tweeted that it's been a "deep honor and privilege to serve my...

Trump claim on stalled aid for Ukraine draws new scrutiny

Sep. 27, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has said he withheld nearly $400 million in military aid from Ukraine because of corruption in the country, but recently released Pentagon documents undercut that explanation and add fuel to the whistleblower complaint that has launched an impeachment inquiry in...

House rebukes Trump on border wall, but he plans veto

Sep. 27, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House made a second attempt Friday to overturn President Donald Trump's use of emergency powers to raid military base projects such as schools and target ranges to pay for his long-promised border fence. The 236-174 vote sent the legislation to Trump, who is sure...

AP explains: The delay in US aid to Ukraine

Sep. 23, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's delayed release of $250 million in military aid to Ukraine is coming under new scrutiny in light of a whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump. Here's a look at what's known about the gap in U.S. assistance. HELP AGAINST RUSSIAN AGGRESSION The United...