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Honoring Emmett Till, House passes bill making lynching a federal hate crime

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Wednesday to make lynching a federal hate crime. The measure was named after Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955.  The final vote was 410-4. Three Republicans and…

Arts advocates pin budget hopes – again – on Congress

As they have every year of the Trump presidency, supporters of federal funding for the arts are looking to Congress to reject the administration’s latest proposal to reduce or eliminate spending for a host of high-profile organizations.

Trump’s proposed Chesapeake Bay cleanup cuts draw fire

Members of Congress, state lawmakers and environmental groups are rallying against President Donald Trump’s 91% funding cut for Chesapeake Bay cleanup.

Hoyer says aid is delayed to Puerto Rico following 2017 hurricanes and earthquakes

Puerto Rico is facing delays in getting the $44 billion that was allocated to the island territory by Congress after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 and recent earthquakes.

Cardin and Van Hollen aim for net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050

WASHINGTON — A bill aimed at achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by no later than 2050 has been introduced by Maryland Democratic Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen. The United States produced 16% of the…

House votes to end deadline for states to ratify the ERA

WASHINGTON-The House voted Thursday to remove the deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA states that the “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any…

In wake of his Senate acquittal, Trump angrily lashes out at Democrats and other critics

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump triumphantly and angrily declared victory and slammed political rivals, critics, current and former FBI officials and others in an acquittal victory lap Thursday. At the National Prayer Breakfast and later in the East Room of…

Senate acquits Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will remain in office after Wednesday’s final vote in his Senate impeachment trial resulted in acquittals on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, bringing the four-month impeachment process to a close.  A…

In shadow of impeachment, Trump says state of the Union “is stronger than ever”

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump elicited polarized reactions from members of Congress in opposing parties as he addressed charged, partisan issues like healthcare and immigration during his third State of the Union address Tuesday. Before starting his speech, Trump rejected…

Senators make their final cases ahead of Wednesday’s impeachment vote

WASHINGTON – Democratic and Republican senators spent the day before Wednesday’s impeachment verdict arguing whether the case has been made for convicting President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.  Signs pointed…