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The emerging budget agreement is likely to involve little or no actual spending cuts while raising the debt ceiling for two years Spokeswoman for the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Speaking on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, after a press conference on Capitol Hill with media representatives.

(Al Drago / Bloomberg) Erica Werner Congress reporter in focus on economic policy 21. July 22:34 The White House and congressional negotiators, who are in a hurry to clarify the final details of a comprehensive budget and debt agreement, will probably not even see many, if any, actual spending cuts because the debt limit is two years raised, people familiar …

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Bizarre day on Capitol Hill: Senate bends the rules, breaks a record

The subway trains hummed the Senate's office building. Elevator operators stood by the "Senator Only" elevators, waiting for riders. Bleary-eyed senators arrived at the Capitol for an unusual session that became the longest vote in modern history. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Kamala Harris of California and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York – Sens , But so, …

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Oregon GOP tweet logger protest photo, says "heavily armed militia" besieged the Capitol – ThinkProgress

The Oregon Republican Party's official Twitter account tweeted Saturday night that a "heavily armed militia" had "besieged" the state capitol as "Senate Democrats cower in fear" The Oregon GOP Twitter account has one wrong photo used. Instead of showing citizens wearing guns at weekends, the photo, which still comes from a local TV video broadcast, seems to be showing a …

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Despite lukewarm backing on Capitol Hill, the media was flooded with impeachment stories

There has been so much talk of impeachment in the Post-Müller press – mocking Donald Trump as a "dirty, dirty, repulsive word" – that it's easy to assume that a fundamental wave is building. "Mueller's remarks" Fuel Impeachment Calls, "headlines Washington Post yesterday And it's true that since Mueller's appearance, more Democratic presidential candidates have been eligible for impeachment Of …

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Trump shares a video highlighting Pelosi's verbal stumbling blocks and questioning her mental acuity Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Speaking to Reporters at the Capitol on Thursday.

(J. Scott Applewhite / AP) John Wagner National reporter at the head of the political news team of the Post Office 24. May at 7:28 am President Trump shared a video on Twitter on Twitter that brought together several verbal stumbling blocks of Speaker of the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) At a recent conference earlier Questioning Other's Intellectual Fitness …

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Legislators break Ramadan fasting on Capitol Hill: NPR

US. Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Jahana Hayes (D-CT) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) will be attending a congressional Iftar event at the US Capitol May on 20, 2019 Alex Wong / Getty Images Hide caption Caption switch Alex Wong / Getty Images US. Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Jahana Hayes (D-CT) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) attend …

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Legislators break Ramadan fasting on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON – As the day of the house ended on Monday, the Capitol Visitor Center held a lavish feast. Dates, spiced rice, baked pumpkin, salad and fruit – and tins with whipped cream for sundaes. It was all prepared for an iftar, the meal eaten every night after sunset to break during Ramadan, the holiest month of Islam, and it …

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Hundreds protest against the abortion law in the Alabama Capitol

Hundreds of people sang, carried signs and spokesmen on a March in the State Capitol, which was against Alabama's new abortion law. Megan Skipper from Montgomery, one of the organizers, said she was overwhelmed by the turnout. The event was announced a few days ago on Facebook. "We never planned to get that big," Skipper said. "But I think that …

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