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Republicans punish King for racist remarks

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/15/19, 11:02 am

The Republican House steering committee has blocked Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, from all committee assignments for two years for lamenting to the media that white supremacy and white nationalism had become offensive terms.

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Shutdown fight awaits new Congress

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/03/19, 11:38 am

Democrats officially take control of the House on Thursday as the 116th Congress convenes. The new majority will have 235 seats to Republicans’ 199, with one seat still undecided in North Carolina amid allegations of voter fraud. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is all but certain to reclaim the House speaker’s gavel. In the Senate, the GOP will add to its majority, seating three new senators for a total of 53.

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Congress readies short-term spending fix

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/19/18, 10:45 am

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers are working to pass a short-term spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown Friday, postponing the fight over funding a U.S.-Mexico border wall to next year. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said Tuesday the short-term measure would fund the government until early February. The resolution will likely maintain current spending levels and fund departments including Homeland Security, Justice, State, and Transportation.

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