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  • House Speaker Ryan supports quickly moving Iran, Russia sanctions bill

    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he supported efforts to quickly move legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and Iran that passed the Senate nearly unanimously but has stalled in the House. Representative Ed Royce, the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, "has indicated he wants to get moving on this quickly, and we want to honor that," Ryan told his weekly news conference.

  • Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

    Vice President Mike Pence will del... . FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, file photograph, the administrative headquarters of Focus on the Family is shown on the north side of Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Nebraska Democratic official ousted for Scalise comment

    The Nebraska Democratic Party has removed a party official from his post after he was recorded saying he was glad U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise got shot and he wished the Louisiana Republican had died. Party Chairwoman Jane Kleeb says Phil Montag was ousted Thursday as volunteer co-chairman of the party's technology committee.

  • Armed services chairman to seek $640 billion in DOD spending

    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he'll push to increase defense spending by $37 billion more than the Trump administration proposed to pay for more troops and new weapons. Speaking to reporters, Rep. Mac Thornberry said he'll seek $640 billion for the Defense Department in the 2018 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. His comments came a day after his GOP colleagues on the House Budget Committee agreed on a fiscal outline that would provide the military with about $20 billion less.

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters...

    Medical groups are beginning to weigh in on the Senate Republican health care bill, and they have problems with the proposal. The American Academy of Pediatrics says the bill would hurt children by scaling back Medicaid.

  • Republican health care plan unveiled: Cut Medicaid, end tax penalties

    Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say. After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell., planned to release the proposal Thursday.

  • After outcry, an LGBT survey question is restored by HHS

    A question on sexuality slated for deletion from a federal survey has been restored, officials said Thursday, responding to an outcry from LGBT advocates who said the Trump administration was trying to erase data on their community.

  • Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea

    Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday to celebrate the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma.

  • Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House. In the wake of a dispiriting loss for Democrats in a Georgia special House race, Pelosi is confronting renewed questions about her leadership, especially because she was the focus of a torrent of negative advertising in the Georgia election casting her as a San Francisco liberal and linking her to the Democratic candidate.

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