House Majority Leader

  • Donald Trump Nov 26, 2019

    Virginia Democrats Struggle With Interlocking Crises

    Virginia’s Democrats struggled to find their way out of three interlocking political crises Thursday that could bring down the party’s top elected officials and put a Republican in the governor’s chair.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 26, 2019

    Phil Scott Inaugurated for Second Term as Vt. Gov.

    Vermont’s governor was sworn in to start his second term Thursday, urging state lawmakers to rise above partisan bicker.

  • President Oct 21, 2019

    Democrats Kill GOP Effort to Censure Rep. Schiff Over Impeachment Inquiry

    Republicans failed to force a vote on the House floor on Monday evening on a resolution that would have censured House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for his handling of the impeachment inquiry. Democrats, who control the chamber, killed the GOP effort after House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., offered a motion to table the measure. The motion was adopted...

  • Governor Jun 4, 2019

    House Passes State Budget 86-65

    The Connecticut House passed a two-year $43 billion state budget deal reached by Democrats.

  • Donald Trump Mar 25, 2019

    Analysis: A Cloud Lifts Over Trump, But at a Cost

    The cloud that has hung over President Donald Trump since the day he walked into the White House has been lifted. Yes, special counsel Robert Mueller left open the question of whether Trump tried to obstruct the investigation. Yes, separate federal probes still put Trump and his associates in legal jeopardy. And yes, Democrats will spend the coming months pushing...

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2019

    House Broadly Condemns Hate After Anti-Semitism Dispute

    Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry Thursday, with Democrats trying to push past a dispute that has overwhelmed their agenda and exposed fault lines that could shadow them through next year’s elections. The one-sided 407-23 vote belied the emotional infighting over how to respond to freshman...

  • Donald Trump Jan 30, 2019

    Congressional Committee Tackles Border Security Compromise

    A panel of 17 lawmakers tasked with finding a compromise to secure the border and keep the government open begins their work Wednesday. Their job is to come up with a border wall compromise that both parties will support and President Trump will sign, avoiding another government shutdown on Feb. 15.

  • Donald Trump Jan 30, 2019

    House OKs 2.6 Percent Pay Raise for Civilian Federal Workers

    The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a pay raise for civilian federal employees, a step that lawmakers said shows respect for a workforce that just endured a 35-day partial government shutdown. The 2.6 percent raise matches the raise given to the military last year and would override a pay freeze imposed by President Donald Trump. The measure, passed by a...

  • Donald Trump Jan 25, 2019

    Colo. Senator Bashes ‘Medieval Wall' as 2 Shutdown Bills Fail

    U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet. D-Colo., on Thursday tore into Sen. Ted Cruz’s, R-Texas, address on the Senate floor, calling Cruz’s plea to fund the Coast Guard “crocodile tears.”

  • Donald Trump Jan 25, 2019

    Senate Rejects Rival Plans for Ending Shutdown; Talks Start

    A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the damage it’s inflicting around the country. In the first serious exchange in weeks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,...

  • Governor Jan 10, 2019

    Gov. Scott Urges Vt. to Set National Standard for Discourse

    Vermont’s governor took the oath of office Thursday, starting his second two-year term. In his inaugural address, Republican Gov. Phil Scott urged state lawmakers to rise above the kind of partisan bickering that has made Washington such a tough place to get things done — and Democrats echoed the governor’s sentiment.

  • Congress Jan 5, 2019

    Federal Agencies Directed to Hold Off on Shutdown Raises

    Federal agencies have been directed to hold off enacting pay raises for top administration officials during a government shutdown that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay. The guidance was issued Friday in a memo from Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management. The raises were the result of a pay freeze for...

  • CEO Dec 11, 2018

    Google Gears Up for Congressional Hearing With Patriotic Prepared Remarks

    CEO Sundar Pichai put an emphasis on Google’s patriotism in his prepared remarks for a congressional hearing on Tuesday where he’ll likely face questions about a purported bias against conservative content on search and YouTube. “Even as we expand into new markets we never forget our American roots,” he wrote. Tuesday’s hearing will focus on potential political bias on Google’s...

  • head Dec 9, 2018

    Trump Says John Kelly Leaving as Chief of Staff at the End of the Year

    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump told reporters outside the White House Saturday, amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats reclaiming control in the House. Kelly did not immediately respond to...

  • Massachusetts Nov 21, 2018

    Start of Mass. Marijuana Sales Energizes Vt. Advocates to Push for Retail Laws

    This week’s start of recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts is expected to become a topic of discussion in Vermont in January, when the Vermont Legislature gets back to work. For several years, Vermont lawmakers have been debating whether to authorize taxed-and-regulated pot shops. With legal sales happening in Massachusetts, advocates in neighboring Vermont say now’s the time for...

  • Donald Trump Oct 13, 2018

    Congress Heads Toward Postelection Fight Over Border Wall

    Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as GOP leaders signal they’re willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm crowds for the wall, a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign and a top White House priority. Trump is promising voters...

  • Donald Trump Sep 29, 2018

    Google CEO Goes to Washington, Will Return to Meet Trump

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai went to Washington Friday to discuss concerns about the company’s business practices with members of Congress and emerged with an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump during an upcoming roundtable. Larry Kudlow, the head of the National Economic Council, extended the invitation while meeting with Pichai and the offer was accepted, according to the White...

  • Donald Trump Sep 6, 2018

    Facebook, Twitter Defend Efforts to Stop Election Meddling, Admit Fault in Platform Abuse

    Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their social networks against manipulation during the 2018 midterm elections and beyond....
    Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, and Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, testified before the Senate intelligence committee in the morning,...

  • Donald Trump Jun 24, 2018

    Trump Tweets, Hard-Right Voters Hamper GOP Immigration Push

    Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump’s next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters is undermining GOP leaders’ election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving their prospects dubious. Party leaders are trying to finally secure the votes they need for their wide-ranging bill with tweaks they hope will goose support from the GOP’s dueling...

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2018

    Trump's Migrant Policy: First Blowback, Then About-Face

    As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that. The president’s abrupt about-face laid bare the administration’s capricious use of executive power as it presses forward with a crackdown on illegal immigration, first ensnaring children in...

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