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GOP Lawmaker Looks To Make Further Improvements To VA

8:50 PM 06/25/2017

GOP Texas Rep. Jodey Arrington applauded President Donald Trump for signing a bill giving the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) more power to protect whistleblowers and fire failed employees Friday, but noted there is still more work to be done to protect the nation's veterans.

Rand Paul Reintroduces ‘Read The Bills Resolution’

6:12 PM 06/21/2017

GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky blasted the process that Republicans in the upper chamber used while crafting their Obamacare repeal legislation Wednesday, reintroducing a resolution aimed at preventing lawmakers from rushing through legislation.

Dems Call For Suspension Of Kushner’s Security Clearance

12:25 PM 06/21/2017

House Oversight Ranking Member Elijah Cummings is requesting information pertaining to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and senior advisor Jared Kushner's security clearances, citing concerns about whether the Trump administration is properly safeguarding classified information.

Lawmakers Weigh North Korea Travel Ban

8:02 PM 06/20/2017

Implementing a travel ban in North Korea appears to be gaining traction in Congress in the wake of the death of Otto Warmbier -- the University of Virginia student who died Monday after being imprisoned for a year-and-a-half in the country.

Changes To Cuba Policy Met With Mixed Reactions

3:52 PM 06/19/2017

President Donald Trump's changes to the United States' policy on Cuba, which tighten restrictions on travel and business transactions between countries, have been met with mixed reactions by congressional Republicans.

House Passes Resolution Honoring Heroic Actions Of Capitol Police

3:56 PM 06/15/2017

The House passed a resolution Thursday introduced by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy recognizing the heroic actions of the Capitol Police officers and first responders who protected members of Congress during the shooting at the GOP's congressional baseball practice, and sending well wishes to all those injured in the incident.