congress

Abbie Bennett
August 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
( Connecting Vets ) - Last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs spent $4.8 billion using charge cards. A VA watchdog agency found that millions of that money could have been spent illegally or improperly, including a surge in year-end spending that indicates potential waste. Every year, the VA'...
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Jon Stewart speaks on 9-11 victims fund
Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart lends his support to firefighters, first responders and survivors of the September 11 terror attacks at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2019 - 4:41 pm
The sparse attendance by lawmakers was "an embarrassment to the country and a stain on this institution," Stewart said.
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John Dingell AP
In this May 7, 2014 file photo, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)
February 12, 2019 - 5:32 pm
"His life wasn't about hailing the victors," Biden said. "It was about focusing on those who suffered, and offering them a hand."
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(AP Photo/John Amis)
February 05, 2019 - 7:13 pm
Abrams will deliver the Democrats' response to the State of the Union.
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Rashida Tlaib AP
In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 photo, then Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, is shown on the house floor before being sworn into the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. . (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 04, 2019 - 5:18 pm
"This is a person that I don't know; I assume she's new," the POTUS told reporters in the Rose Garden.
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house dems.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and House Democrats, now in the majority, unveil a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that targets what they call a "culture of corruption in Washington" and aims to reduce the role of money in politics, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 04, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Democrats used the full force of their new majority as they announced the plan Friday at a packed news conference that included dozens of new and returning lawmakers
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Ilhan Omar
Minnesota Democratic Congressional Candidate Ilhan Omar speaks at an election night results party on November 6, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Omar won the race for Minnesota's 5th congressional district seat against Republican candidate Jennifer Zielinski to become one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
November 19, 2018 - 1:09 pm
"No one puts a scarf on my head but me. It’s my choice—one protected by the first amendment," Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota said in a tweet.
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, Gil Cisneros, a Democratic candidate who is running for a U.S. House seat in California's 39th District, speaks during a campaign stop in Buena Park, Calif. Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. Cisneros had been in a tight battle with Republican Young Kim for the seat held by retiring Republican Rep. Ed Royce. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
November 19, 2018 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will have a record 43 Latino members next year. The number increased over the weekend after California Democrat Gil Cisneros defeated Republican Young Kim, who was trying to become the first Korean-American woman elected to the House. The Hispanic delegation will be made...
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President Barack Obama meets with members of the audience as he campaigns in support of Pennsylvania candidates in Philadelphia, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Two months out from Election Day, Democrats are increasingly confident about their prospects to pick up at least one chamber of Congress. But there are potential pitfalls ahead. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 22, 2018 - 1:00 pm
"I would never tell a politician to be confident because of how the world changes"
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Rashida Tlaib (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
August 08, 2018 - 6:47 am
Former Michigan state lawmaker Rashida Tlaib is set to make history.
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