While people of color represent 38 percent of the U.S. population, they make up only 14 percent of top staff in the House of Representatives and 7 percent of top staff in the Senate.
The legislation would fund parts of the government at current levels through Dec. 21 and avert Friday's government shutdown deadline.
Both chambers aim to approve a funding extension by voice vote before Friday's government shutdown deadline.
The commitment to talks throws Trump into his most high-stakes period yet in his yearslong effort to crack down on what he calls unfair trade practices.
BUENOS AIRES, Nov 30- The United States, Canada and Mexico signed a North American trade pact on Friday, with President Donald Trump brushing aside concerns that he could face difficulties getting the deal through the U.S. Congress. The leaders of the three countries agreed on a deal in principle to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, which governs...
BUENOS AIRES, Nov 30- The United States, Canada and Mexico signed a North American trade pact on Friday, and President Donald Trump predicted an easy passage through U.S. Congress to approve the deal, despite opposition from some lawmakers. But the U.S. trade landscape will shift significantly in January when Democrats take control of the U.S. House of...
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was nominated to be the next House Speaker today by her fellow Democrats. She describes a portion of the Democratic agenda for the new Congress, which begins in January.
Pelosi still needs to win a roll call vote on the House floor in January, when her party will take over a majority in the chamber for the first time in eight years.
WASHINGTON, Nov 28- Nancy Pelosi, a mainstay of American politics for nearly two decades, on Wednesday was nominated by her fellow Democrats to again be the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives as she maneuvered to squelch a small group demanding younger leadership. Democrats are fresh off of their Nov. 6 election victories giving them majority control of...
WASHINGTON, Nov 28- Nancy Pelosi, a pillar of American politics for nearly two decades, is expected to move a step closer toward again becoming the speaker of the House of Representatives as her fellow Democrats on Wednesday steered toward nominating her to the powerful job. Fresh off of their Nov. 6 election victories giving them majority control of the House...
The funding and shutdown fight has stakes for how much of Trump's immigration agenda he can enact as a migrant crisis plays out at the southern border.
WASHINGTON, Nov 28- Nancy Pelosi, a pillar of American politics for nearly two decades, is expected to move a step closer toward becoming the next speaker of the House of Representatives as her fellow Democrats on Wednesday steered toward nominating her to the powerful job. Fresh off of their Nov. 6 election victories giving them majority control of the House next...
Senate Republicans want to vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement in the lame-duck session of Congress. But they need President Trump to finalize the deal.
The outcome would give Democrats 39 net seats gained in the House.
In a letter to fellow Democrats, 16 current, future or potential House members called to replace Pelosi when the party takes control of the House in January.
The measure could reduce thousands of sentences and save the federal government millions of dollars in incarceration costs. Still, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the bill is unlikely to be put up for a vote this year.
With some exceptions, the Democratic House majority will pursue measured rather than radical change ahead of a 2020 election.
It's a sign that Republican Party insiders are taking the prospect of a Bloomberg run seriously as President Donald Trump prepares to run for re-election.
McCarthy thinks the red tilt of many of the areas Democrats will represent when they take the House majority gives the GOP an opportunity.
Democrat Josh Harder, a former venture capitalist, is the apparent winner of California's 10th Congressional District seat now held by four-term Republican Rep. Jeff Denham, according to NBC News.