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House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization

Jun. 17, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House, with President Joe Biden's backing, passed legislation Thursday to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq, a step that supporters said was necessary for Congress to reassert its constitutional duty to weigh in on matters...

Colorado Rep. Boebert: Bill lauding Capitol police political

Jun. 17, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado was one of 21 members of Congress to vote against legislation this week to honor police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol during and after the Jan. 6 insurrection, arguing that the Democratic-introduced bill was...

Schumer, White House back repeal of Iraq War authorization

Jun. 16, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are endorsing efforts to terminate the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq, a step that supporters say is necessary to constrain presidential war powers even though it is unlikely to affect U.S....

Dems, GOP edging away from fight over Reps. Greene, Omar

Jun. 16, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and Republicans backed away Wednesday from a tit-for-tat battle over punishing firebrand lawmakers from the other party, setting aside for now a fight that risked inflicting political damage on each side. The mutual reluctance to battle...

Military defends Jan. 6 response as House steps up probes

Jun. 15, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Army leader defended the Pentagon’s response to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, telling a House panel Tuesday that the National Guard was delayed for hours because it had to properly prepare for the deployment and that senior military leaders had...

Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

Jun. 15, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday. It is expected to easily pass the...

Impatient Democrats prepare to go-it-alone on infrastructure

Jun. 15, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience running thin, Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork for a go-it-alone approach on President Joe Biden's big jobs and families infrastructure plans even as the White House continues negotiating with Republicans on a much more scaled-back $1 trillion...

Rep. Greene apologizes for comparing safety masks, Holocaust

Jun. 15, 2021 04:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized Monday for affronting people with recent comments comparing the required wearing of safety masks in the House to the horrors of the Holocaust. “I'm truly sorry for offending people with remarks about the...

Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data

Jun. 15, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland said, amid revelations the department under former President Donald Trump had secretly seized records from Democrats and members of the media. ...

Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data

Jun. 14, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday, amid revelations the department under former President Donald Trump had secretly seized records from Democrats and members of the...