• Congress Aug 7

    Last-Ditch Virus Aid Talks Collapse; No Help for Jobless Now

    A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money has ended in disappointment

  • Congress Aug 7

    Virus Talks on Brink of Collapse, Sides Still ‘Far Apart'

    Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money are teetering on the brink of collapse after a marathon meeting in the Capitol Thursday night generated a wave of recriminations but little progress on the top issues confronting negotiators.

  • Relief bill Aug 4

    Progress Slow on Virus Relief Bill as Negotiations Continue

    Progress is coming slowly as lawmakers craft another major response to the coronavirus pandemic

  • President Trump Mar 31

    Rep. Mark Meadows Resigns From Congress, Takes Chief of Staff Role

    Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows officially resigned from Congress on Monday, more than three weeks after he was chosen to be President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff.

  • Trump administration Mar 7

    Trump Names Rep. Mark Meadows His New Chief of Staff

    In the midst of one of the most daunting crises of his administration, President Donald Trump announced he had made a major staff overhaul, replacing his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney with Republican Rep. Mark Meadows.

  • Mark Meadows Dec 19, 2019

    Trump Ally US Rep. Mark Meadows Won't Seek Reelection

    Republican congressman and ally to President Donald Trump Mark Meadows says he won’t seek reelection but that his work with the Trump administration “is only beginning.” In a statement Thursday, the North Carolina congressman says he struggled with the decision and came to it after discussion with his family. His announcement comes just a day after the U.S. House voted...

  • Donald Trump Jul 25, 2019

    House Passes Bipartisan Budget Bill With Trump Support

    Observing a rare cease-fire in their battles with President Donald Trump, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday easily passed bipartisan debt and budget legislation to permit the Treasury to issue bonds to pay the government’s bills and lock in place recent budget gains for both the Pentagon and domestic agencies. The measure, passed by a 284-149 vote, would head off another...

  • Donald Trump Dec 12, 2018

    ‘Many' Candidates Vying for Chief of Staff Job, Trump Says

    Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain. President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief after his first choice to replace John Kelly bailed at the last minute and several...

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2018

    House Committees to Interview Rosenstein Behind Closed Doors

    The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. The announcement on Thursday that Rosenstein will sit for a transcribed interview Oct. 24 comes after weeks of negotiations over the meeting. The two Republican chairmen and top Democrats on the House Judiciary...

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2018

    Rosenstein Agrees to Private Meeting With House Lawmakers

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed to speak privately with lawmakers following reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. A person familiar with the situation said Rosenstein agreed to the meeting during a call Thursday evening with the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. GOP Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, who leads the...

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2018

    Ryan Opposes Rosenstein Impeachment Try, Dooming it for Now

    House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out against an effort by a small group of conservatives to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday, dooming the endeavor for now and easing a months-long standoff between House Republicans and the Justice Department. Ryan said the tussle over document requests between House Republicans and Rosenstein, who oversees the federal Trump-Russia investigation, doesn’t...

  • United States Jun 15, 2018

    Vermont Lawmaker Visiting Southern Border to Investigate Family Separations

    Congress plans to take up two immigration issues next week, including the controversial family separations taking place on the southern border of the United States.

  • Donald Trump Jun 8, 2018

    GOP Moderate: Tentative Immigration Deal With Conservatives

    A leader of House Republican moderates said Thursday that a tentative deal with conservatives was being discussed to help young “Dreamer” immigrants stay in the U.S. legally. Conservatives said later that no agreement has been reached, underscoring how elusive it has been for the GOP to resolve its long-running schism over the issue.

  • Donald Trump Jun 8, 2018

    GOP Moderate: Tentative Immigration Deal With Conservatives

    A leader of House Republican moderates said Thursday that a tentative deal with conservatives was being discussed to help young “Dreamer” immigrants stay in the U.S. legally. Conservatives said later that no agreement has been reached, underscoring how elusive it has been for the GOP to resolve its long-running schism over the issue.

  • Department of Justice May 2, 2018

    Rosenstein Blasts GOP Impeachment Threat Against Him as Extortion

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that the Justice Department “is not going to be extorted” as some House Republicans raise the prospect of seeking his impeachment, NBC News reported. During an appearance at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., marking Law Day, Rosenstein was asked about a draft of articles of impeachment prepared by Rep. Mark Meadows, a North...

  • Donald Trump Nov 3, 2017

    Trump Seeks End to Health Care Penalty in House GOP Tax Bill

    President Donald Trump is pressuring Republicans to repeal a health care law penalty in their tax rewrite, a step the House’s top tax writer indicated is politically problematic. Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, said Friday the president had spoken to him twice by phone and once in person, imploring him to scrap the so-called individual...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2017

    GOP Tax Plan Would Slash Corporate Rate, Help Wealthiest

    House Republicans on Thursday unveiled a tax cut plan that would slash the corporate rate and lower the personal taxes of most Americans but also limit a cherished deduction for homeowners, as President Donald Trump and the GOP seek to deliver on the first tax revamp in three decades. The proposal would add $1.5 trillion to the nation’s debt over...

  • Donald Trump Oct 26, 2017

    Conservatives Say No to Immigration in Spending Bill

    House conservatives are warning Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican leaders not to add deportation protections for millions of young immigrants living here illegally to a year-end spending bill to keep the government open. President Donald Trump is phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but gave Congress six months to act before recipients’ work permits begin to expire....

  • Donald Trump Apr 22, 2017

    Future of Revamped Health Care Bill Remains Dubious in House

    President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed the significance of pushing Republican health care legislation through the House next week, a retreat from more bullish White House pronouncements a day earlier, which had gotten a skeptical reception at the Capitol....
    In brief comments to reporters Friday, Trump said the attempt to rekindle the GOP drive to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care...

  • NBC Apr 5, 2017

    White House Effort to Revive Health Care Bill Gets Mixed Reaction

    A White House offensive to resurrect the moribund House Republican health care bill got an uneven reception Tuesday from GOP moderates and conservatives, leaving prospects shaky for the party to salvage one of its leading priorities....
    Vice President Mike Pence and other top administration officials were offering to let states request federal exemptions from insurance coverage requirements imposed by President Barack...

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