U.S. senators from Maryland and Virginia said Metro would receive $150 million a year for repairs under new legislation; however, the transit agency must agree not to purchase its next generation of rail cars from China, amid concerns about cybersecurity.
A group of students from Montgomery County, Maryland, went to Capitol Hill on Friday to make their voices heard and discuss how the continuing shootings have altered their daily lives.
“This should be a no-brainer,” said Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., of the Restore Our Parks Act. It’s aimed at addressing a maintenance backlog at hundreds of national parks that’s estimated at close to $12 billion. The needs in Virginia alone are estimated to be more than $1 billion.
The Trump administration has repeatedly frustrated congressional Democrats by defying a slew of subpoenas recently issued by House committees.
Barr battled back over suggestions that he mischaracterized the Mueller report, as Democrats peppered him with questions about his differences with the special counsel.
Families trying to balance work with raising kids say it’s getting more and more difficult without breaking their household budgets. Hundreds came from across the country to let lawmakers know how much they care about issues such as affordable child care and federally paid leave for parents. See photos.
Virginia U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly, a Democrat, has known former Vice President Joe Biden for close to four decades and has seen the highs and lows of his political career, including his two unsuccessful presidential campaigns. Connolly believes that Biden’s third presidential run will have to be different.
A former White House security official on Tuesday defied a subpoena related to a congressional investigation into how security clearances were issued.
The north grounds of the White House were on lockdown for hours Friday afternoon after a man apparently set his jacket on fire near the north gate.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers are sponsoring the TRACED Act, which would push major carriers to make technology improvements, so the source of phone calls can be authenticated and the consumer will know who they’re from. It would also step up penalties and fines.
Barr’s disclosure came as he was being questioned by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., about his plans to investigate how the probe began into Russian meddling in the campaign.
Democratic members of a House panel made it clear they weren’t satisfied with AG Barr’s testimony. Several expressed skepticism about the final product they’ll get from the report into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.
“The president’s sham emergency declaration and unlawful transfers of funds have undermined our democracy, contravening the vote of the bipartisan Congress, the will of the American people and the letter of the Constitution,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement released Thursday.
The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to authorize seeking a subpoena for Attorney General William Barr, but that doesn’t mean it will be sent immediately to the Justice Department.
President Trump announced Thursday that the administration will back off a proposed cut in funding for the Special Olympics, after a nationwide outcry and complaints from members of both parties in Congress.
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