Speaking Monday in the coal-mining state of Kentucky, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said he would be issuing a new set of rules overriding the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's drive to curb global climate change. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was among those who said they will sue.
Even before Republicans drafted a tax-reform bill, passing a law appeared to be a legislative puzzle, says Vox's Andrew Prokop.
WASHINGTON— The Latest on the idea in Congress of banning "bump stocks" like the device used by the Las Vegas shooter:. President Donald Trump says his administration is considering whether "bump stock" devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to perform more like fully automatic weapons should be banned in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.
WASHINGTON— Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has used government planes instead of cheaper commercial airline flights seven times in the past eight months, according to The Washington Post, the latest revelation involving Trump administration officials' use of expensive air travel at taxpayers' expense. The Post reported Thursday that Chao used the...
WASHINGTON— A report by the Treasury Department's inspector general on Thursday said that Secretary Steven Mnuchin did not violate any law in the seven trips he has taken on government airplanes but did fail to provide enough proof of why he needed to use the more expensive modes of travel. The report prepared by Rich Delmar, counsel to the Treasury inspector...
Some longtime Republicans are distancing themselves from the party.
WASHINGTON— Senior congressional Republicans say they are open to considering legislation banning "bump stocks" like the shooter in Las Vegas apparently used to make semi-automatic rifles perform more like fully automatic weapons. The comments from lawmakers including the No. 2 Senate Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, marked a surprising departure from GOP...
The White House said the program would reach the limit of its borrowing authority late this month. Separately, the White House budget director, Mick Mulvaney, asked federal agencies in a memorandum Wednesday to estimate by Oct. 25 how much additional funding they will need for "long-term disaster recovery." The White House told Congress it is committing $200...
Democrats are balking at Republicans' $1.5 trillion plan to cut taxes.
Jimmy Kimmel, a Las Vegas native, again slammed Trump and Republicans for connections to the NRA, Newsweek reports.
WASHINGTON, Oct 3- Republican leaders of the U.S. Congress pushed aside discussion of gun control on Tuesday, while Democrats appealed to President Donald Trump to back legislative action after the deadliest shooting spree in modern U.S. history took 59 lives in Las Vegas. More than 500 people were injured in the shooting at an outdoor concert on Sunday night in...
Democrats continued their call Tuesday for stricter gun laws, but the effort faced a long-standing political stalemate over a deeply divisive issue.
Like everything involving the U.S. tax code, tax reformers' goal of eliminating loopholes will be far from simple.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Sunday's massacre in Las Vegas spurred a ritual-like response from U.S. politicians following the mass shootings that have left a trail of victims across the country: Democrats renewed demands for tougher gun laws while Republicans offered up prayers but showed no signs of supporting such legislation. "It's time for Congress to get off its...
Trump urges Mitch McConnell — again — to get rid of the Senate filibuster rule.
Trump's claim came after Senate leaders decided not to vote on an Obamacare replacement bill because of opposition from three GOP senators.
Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and other lawmakers hold a news conference after Republicans released the framework of a tax-reform plan.
Luther Strange, backed by President Trump and Mitch McConnell, lost the election to former judge Roy Moore on Tuesday night.
Luther Strange, backed by President Trump and Mitch McConnell, lost the election to former Judge Roy Moore on Tuesday night.
Moore's victory is also a blow to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who steered millions of dollars to groups that backed Strange.