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 2022-01-18 19:25 

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Democrats tie 'talking filibuster' gambit to Senate's two-speech rule...

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer plans to try to implement a "talking filibuster" rule that would allow the Senate's voting rights debate to be brought to a close with just a simple majority once Republicans have run out of turns to s...

 2022-01-14 19:01 

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Photos of the week ending Jan. 14, 2022...

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made his final visit to the Capitol, for his lying in state on Wednesday, while the chamber he once led continued to struggle with voting rights and the filibuster. Here's a look at how this week unfolded throu...

 2022-01-14 13:55 

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Katko is third impeachment-backing Republican to head for exit...

John Katko, a former federal prosecutor who was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, announced Friday he will retire later this year, according to reports. Katko said in a statement he made the decision in order ...

 2022-01-13 22:35 

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Former top Shelby aide to lead GOP appropriations staff...

Senate veteran William D. Duhnke III will return to his old job as minority staff director of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the panel's top Republican confirmed. Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala., called Duhnke, a longtime aide, a "highly qual...

 2022-01-12 19:22 

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Restaurants could get another $40B financial lifeline from Congress...

A bipartisan Senate group is negotiating a bill to provide about $40 billion in fresh funding for pandemic-battered restaurants, Senate Small Business Chairman Benjamin L. Cardin said Wednesday. While the details aren't final, the Maryland Democrat to...

 2022-01-12 18:28 

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Capitol honors Reid amid latest debate over Senate filibusters...

The late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted in the years since his retirement that it wasn't a question of if — but when — the 60-vote threshold for breaking filibusters of legislation in the chamber would go away. In 2019, the Ne...

 2022-01-12 17:33 

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Jan. 6 committee wants to talk to House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy...

The Jan. 6 select committee is asking House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to voluntarily provide information to the panel, including about communications he had with former President Donald Trump on the day of the riot and Trump's state of mind follo...

 2022-01-12 16:18 

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Senate Democrats craft plan to start debate on voting bill...

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer plans to use a House-passed bill to get around an expected filibuster and begin debate on bills to revamp federal voting laws. But final passage is still uncertain. "To ultimately end debate and pass the votin...

 2022-01-11 14:31 

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Hoyer: White House to ask for more pandemic relief funds...

The Biden administration is preparing to ask Congress for "substantial"; funding to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic domestically and abroad, according to House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer. The Maryland Democrat told reporters Tuesday durin...

 2022-01-10 16:37 

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Nunes departure prompts GOP reshuffling on Armed Services...

Devin Nunes' resignation to become CEO of Trump Media, the former president's new business undertaking, has prompted a shakeup in Republican leadership on the House Armed Services Committee. Though the California Republican didn't serve on the...

 2022-01-10 12:35 

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IRS: Tax filing season to start Jan. 24...

Tax filing season will begin in two weeks, the IRS announced Monday, as officials warned of backlogs and the agency's inability to meet demands for service from taxpayers. Treasury Department officials on Monday said tax season will again be complicat...

 2022-01-10 10:00 

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Biden judicial nomination train heading for purple and red states...

The Democratic-controlled Senate has barreled President Joe Biden's judicial nominees down the confirmation track over the past year, and with the start of the new legislative session, it shows no signs of pumping the brakes. But rising Republican opp...

 2022-01-09 16:28 

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Johnson makes it clear: He's running again in Wisconsin...

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson announced Sunday he is running for a third term, setting up one of the most competitive Senate races of the 2022 election cycle. "During the 2016 campaign, I said it would be my last campaign and final term. That ...

 2022-01-06 11:30 

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Nord Stream sanctions bill seen as lessening leverage with Russia...

The Senate is slated to vote soon on a measure that would effectively force President Joe Biden to impose sanctions on German and other businesses that support the finalization of an underwater pipeline that would transport Russian natural gas into Europe...

 2022-01-04 18:06 

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Rep. Bobby Rush joins Democrats choosing not to run again this year...

Democrat Bobby Rush, who was born in the rural South and became a political institution over his decades-long career, announced Tuesday that he would not seek reelection to his Chicago-area House seat, making him the 24th House Democrat to announce plans ...

 2022-01-03 11:03 

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Schumer: Senate to take up filibuster changes by MLK Day if voting rights bill is blocked...

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer plans to push ahead with debate and consideration of changing the Senate's filibuster rules by Martin Luther King Jr. Day, if voting rights legislation continues to be blocked. "We must ask ourselves: if t...

 2021-12-29 10:19 

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A life in photos: Harry Reid...

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid died Tuesday in his home state of Nevada after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 82. CQ Roll Call takes a look back at the Democrat's Senate career in photos: The post A life in photos: Harry Reid appeare...

 2021-12-28 20:37 

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Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid dies at 82...

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has died, his family announced Tuesday. He was 82. "He died peacefully this afternoon, surrounded by our family, following a courageous, four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Harry was 82 years old. We were ...

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