Retiring GOP lawmakers share their frustrations, concerns over future of Congress

Dozens of members of the House and Senate have announced their upcoming departure from Congress after the 2018 midterm elections. They leave behind frustrations, concerns and hopes for their respective deliberative bodies, things they hope will change even after they leave. “Face the Nation” sat down with some of the most influential Republican lawmakers leaving Congress. They spoke of a need […]

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Frustration Grows as Congress Shows Inability to Pass Even Modest Gun Measures

After a gunman in Las Vegas slaughtered country-music fans with assault weapons that mimicked a machine gun, lawmakers from both parties said they would move quickly to ban so-called bump stocks. After a mass shooter massacred church goers in Sutherland Springs, Tex., the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, John Cornyn of Texas, was stirred to action, pledging legislation to […]

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Trump prods Congress amid debate on immigration

President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that it’s now or never when it comes to extending protections for young immigrants who have stayed in the country illegally. Trump, in an early-morning tweet, said Congress must act now to provide legal protections to young “Dreamer” immigrants even as legislation faces an uncertain prospect in Congress. “Wouldn’t it be great if we could […]

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U.S. Government Shutdown Begins as Congress Lets Funding Lapse

The U.S. government entered a partial shutdown as Congress missed a midnight deadline to pass spending legislation because of a Republican senator’s objections, but the lapse may last only a few hours as the House and Senate plan votes early Friday morning. There still are risks because of opposition in the House from conservative Republicans and some Democrats to the […]

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Will Congress remain in stalemate over immigration?

It’s beginning to look as though Congress’ election-year battle over immigration could end up in stalemate or a narrowly focused bill, not broader legislation like President Donald Trump has proposed. The reasons: deep divides between the two parties; internal divisions, particularly among Republicans; and political incentives that might leave each side content with a minimal compromise or even nothing at […]

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Congress can easily avoid shutdowns. Here’s why it doesn’t.

A government shutdown is like the weather. Everyone talks about it but nobody does anything about it. There’s one big difference between the weather and shutdown, however. Nobody can do anything about the weather while members of Congress can easily avoid shutdowns. Indeed, they usually do, with only four “true” shutdowns in modern times according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, 18 […]

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Big decisions await Congress on immigration

Before a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday night, a host of leftover Washington business is bottled up in Congress, waiting on a deal to prevent the deportation of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and an agreement on other immigration-related issues, including President Donald Trump’s long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall. Lawmakers in both major parties are confronted […]

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Congress reacts to Trump’s “sh*thole countries” comment

After President Trump reportedly asked lawmakers Thursday, “Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” and then went on to say, “We should bring in more people from places like Norway,” members of Congress, Republican and Democrat alike, mostly distanced themselves from the president. Here’s what some of them had to say: Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Florida It wasn’t just […]

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Facebook, Google and Twitter to testify in Congress over extremist content

Twitter, Facebook and Google are to be hauled in front of the US Congress again, to give testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for extremist content. On 17 January, the three companies are required to give evidence on the steps they are taking to combat the spread of extremist propaganda over the internet, the committee has announced, […]

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