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House’s Ukraine, Israel aid package moving ahead as Speaker Johnson fights to keep his job

Apr. 17, 2024 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson, facing a choice between potentially losing his job and advancing aid for Ukraine, forged ahead Wednesday toward a vote later this week on a package of funding that also includes Israel and Taiwan. After agonizing over how to proceed on...

Senate convenes the Mayorkas impeachment trial as Democrats seek a quick dismissal

Apr. 17, 2024 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday opened the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border, swearing in senators as jurors while Democrats said they wanted to end the trial before arguments even begin. Senate...

Facing a Republican revolt, House Speaker Johnson's plan for US aid to Ukraine, allies uncertain

Apr. 16, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant and determined, House Speaker Mike Johnson pushed back Tuesday against mounting Republican anger over his proposed U.S. aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other allies, and rejected a call to step aside or risk a vote to oust him from office. “I am not...

House Republicans send Mayorkas impeachment articles to the Senate, forcing a trial

Apr. 16, 2024 17:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate on Tuesday, forcing a trial on allegations that he has “willfully and systematically” refused to enforce immigration laws. While the Senate is...

House panel says China subsidizes fentanyl production to fuel crisis in the United States

Apr. 16, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is fueling the fentanyl crisis in the U.S. by directly subsidizing the manufacturing of materials that are used by traffickers to make the drug outside the country, according to a report released Tuesday by a special House committee focused on countering the Chinese...

House Speaker Mike Johnson pushes towards a vote on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan

Apr. 16, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson is pushing toward action this week on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, unveiling an elaborate plan Monday to break the package into separate votes to squeeze through the House's political divides on foreign policy. Facing an outright...

US Reps. Green and Kustoff avoid Tennessee primaries after GOP removes opponents from ballot

Apr. 15, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee U.S. Reps. Mark Green and David Kustoff will no longer face opponents in the August primary after state Republican Party officials removed their opponents from the ballot due to challenges over their status as “bona fide” party members. Caleb...

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he will push for aid to Israel and Ukraine this week

Apr. 14, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson said Sunday he will try to advance wartime aid for Israel this week as he attempts the difficult task of winning House approval for a national security package that also includes funding for Ukraine and allies in Asia. Johnson, R-La., is...

House passes reauthorization of key US surveillance program after days of upheaval over changes

Apr. 12, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Friday to reauthorize and reform a key U.S. government surveillance tool following a dramatic showdown on the floor over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans’ data. The bill was approved on a...

House Speaker Mike Johnson is negotiating with White House to advance Ukraine aid

Apr. 12, 2024 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson is negotiating with the White House as he prepares for the treacherous task of advancing wartime funding for Ukraine and Israel through the House, a top House Republican said Thursday. House Republican Leader Steve Scalise told reporters...