Congress

Johnny Lopez
May 15, 2020 - 8:46 pm
On Friday, the House of Representatives passed a second coronavirus relief bill. The HEROES Act, worth $3 trillion in aid, passed by a vote of 208 - 199.
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Corona Virus stimulus check calculator
Eric Sykes
March 30, 2020 - 9:44 am
Coronavirus stimulus checks will be sent out in the coming weeks. Here's a calculator to see how much you can expect.
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Ann Wagner
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) hold a news conference about her proposed paid family leave bill during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol August 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. Wagner and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are promoting different plans that would allow people to borrow against their Social Security savings to suppliment their income while taking time away from work for family leave. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Alex Degman
March 18, 2020 - 9:14 pm
U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) says she'll self quarantine on advice of the Attending Physician of the United States Congress
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In this Aug. 7, 2019, photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. U.S. Rep. Cummings has died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Associated Press
October 17, 2019 - 5:06 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was 68. A sharecropper's son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated...
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Kevin Killeen
August 28, 2019 - 6:28 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The U.S. Congressman whose district has been touched by many of the region's gun deaths this summer hosts a town hall forum on gun violence in St. Louis tonight. "I would suggest that we turn up the heat on the U.S. Senate to break the grip of the NRA on Congress and state...
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August 05, 2019 - 5:39 pm
(KMOX) - Two days after a mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas Walmart left 22 people dead, the company says it won't be changing its policy on gun sales. According to multiple reports , a company spokesperson said "There is no change in any company policy," and has touted its strict rules in place...
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Abbie Bennett
August 05, 2019 - 3:00 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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July 24, 2019 - 8:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller told lawmakers Wednesday he could not exonerate President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice and that the president's claims that he had done so in his report are not correct. "The president was not exculpated for the acts...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2019 photo, then-special counsel Robert Mueller walks past the White House, after attending St. John's Episcopal Church for morning services, in Washington. Mueller will testify publicly before House panels on July 17 after being subpoenaed. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
June 26, 2019 - 2:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two House committees announced Tuesday. Mueller's unusual back-to-back testimony in front of the House Judiciary and...
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Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., left, and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., testify at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund for firefighters, first responders and survivors of the September 11 terror attacks, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 12, 2019 - 2:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money. Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, angrily called out lawmakers for failing to attend a hearing on a bill to...
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