Andrew Taylor

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Impeachment Hearing: Hill Says Sondland Was on ‘Domestic Political Errand' for Trump

    A former White House official said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s top European envoy was sent on a “domestic political errand” seeking investigations of Democrats, stunning testimony that dismantled a main line of the president’s defense in the impeachment inquiry. In a riveting appearance on Capitol Hill, Fiona Hill also implored Republican lawmakers — and implicitly Trump himself — to...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Fiona Hill Comments on Political Families' Conflicts of Interest

    When questioned about the potential for conflict of interest with children of government officials, former White House adviser Fiona Hill stated that “any family member of any member of the U.S. government, Congress or the Senate is open to all kinds of questions about optics.”

  • Donald Trump Nov 13, 2019

    Pact Reached to Avert Government Shutdown Through Dec. 20

    A top House lawmaker announced Tuesday that Congress will pass a governmentwide temporary spending bill to keep the government running through Dec. 20, forestalling a government shutdown as the House turns its focus to impeachment hearings. Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., made the announcement after meeting with Senate counterpart Richard Shelby, R-Ala., in hopes of kick-starting long-delayed efforts to...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Divided House Approves Rules for Trump Impeachment Probe

    Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House Thursday, as the chamber’s first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened. By 232-196, lawmakers approved the procedures they’ll follow as weeks of closed-door interviews with witnesses evolve into public committee hearings and — almost certainly —...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Divided House Approves Rules for Trump Impeachment Probe

    Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House Thursday, as the chamber’s first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened. By 232-196, lawmakers approved the procedures they’ll follow as weeks of closed-door interviews with witnesses evolve into public committee hearings and — almost certainly —...

  • Donald Trump Oct 31, 2019

    House Approves Impeachment Rules

    For only the fourth time in history Congress is moving forward with a formal impeachment investigation of a president. The House voted Thursday to take the investigation into President Trump into a public phase.

  • Donald Trump Oct 14, 2019

    Impeachment Dominates, But Much Other Work Awaits Congress

    Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators, and they’re returning to Washington this coming week with mixed hopes of success. It’s a volatile, difficult-to-predict time in Washington as lawmakers end a two-week break. The notion that President Donald Trump could do much significant dealmaking with...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Pelosi Says Complaint Shows Trump Was Engaged in a Cover-Up

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that a whistleblower’s complaint at the center of the House’s impeachment inquiry shows that President Donald Trump was engaged in a cover-up. Pelosi read from the declassified complaint, which alleges the White House tried to “lock down” details of Trump’s call with Ukraine’s new president after he asked him to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Pelosi: ‘This Is a Cover-Up'

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks about the now public, declassified whistleblower complaint involving President Donald Trump. She says that alleged actions of wrongdoing described in the complaint reveal a “cover-up” by the White House.

  • Donald Trump Sep 19, 2019

    Democrats Block Pentagon Bill Amid Border Wall Battle

    Senate Democrats Wednesday blocked debate on the almost $700 billion Pentagon budget and other spending bills amid a feud between the chamber’s leaders over the rules of engagement for translating this summer’s hard-won budget deal into binding legislation. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer orchestrated the party-line filibuster vote, claiming Senate GOP leaders were doing President Donald Trump’s bidding on the U.S.-Mexico...

  • Donald Trump Sep 12, 2019

    Abortion, Border Wall Put Major Spending Bills Into Disarray

    Fights over abortion and President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall have thrown Senate efforts to advance $1.4 trillion worth of agency spending bills into disarray, threatening one of Washington’s few bipartisan accomplishments this year. A government shutdown remains unlikely, but agencies face weeks or months on autopilot while frozen at this year’s levels if the logjam isn’t broken. At issue...

  • Donald Trump Sep 10, 2019

    Democrats Will Try to Block Trump's Border Wall Maneuver

    Senate Democrats are moving on two fronts to block President Donald Trump from using special emergency powers to transfer money from military base construction projects like new schools to pay for new fences along the U.S.-Mexico border. First, Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York announced Tuesday that he will force a vote to reject the plan, saying the vote...

  • Donald Trump Sep 9, 2019

    Congress Returns to McConnell's Legislative ‘Graveyard'

    Facing criticism that the Senate has become little more than what one member calls an “expensive lunch club,” Congress returns for the fall session Monday with pressure mounting on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to address gun violence, election security and other issues. The Kentucky Republican has promised a “Grim Reaper” strategy focused on burying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s legislative...

  • Donald Trump Sep 9, 2019

    Guns, Funding in Focus as Congress Returns

    Congress returns to Capitol Hill today after a five week break, with gun safety legislation one of the top priorities for Democrats. Republican lawmakers, however, say they are waiting on guidance from President Trump. “We are not going to vote on bills on the Senate floor that the president is not willing to sign,” says Missouri’s Senator Roy Blunt.

  • Donald Trump Sep 7, 2019

    Moving Beyond Mueller, Democrats Focus on Trump's Properties

    Casting their Trump nets beyond the special counsel’s Russia report, House Democrats are demanding information about the spending of taxpayer money at the president’s hotels and properties. They’re seeing violations of the U.S. Constitution that some think could bolster the case for his impeachment. There have been “multiple efforts” by President Donald Trump and administration officials to spend federal money...

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2019

    Hard-Won Budget, Debt Deal Clears Senate, Advances to Trump

    A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate on Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump’s endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon and domestic agencies. The legislation passed by a 67-28 vote as Trump and his GOP allies relied on lots of Democratic votes to propel it over the finish line.

  • Donald Trump Jul 26, 2019

    Pelosi Downplays Differences With Ocasio-Cortez After Meeting

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is downplaying any differences with high-profile progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying she had a “nice meeting” Friday with the social media dynamo who’s made some tart observations about the Democratic leadership team. Pelosi told reporters that “I don’t think we have that many differences” despite some sharp words back and forth recently with “AOC,” as she’s...

  • Donald Trump Jul 26, 2019

    House Passes Bipartisan Budget Bill With Trump Support

    Observing a rare cease-fire in their battles with President Donald Trump, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday easily passed bipartisan debt and budget legislation to permit the Treasury to issue bonds to pay the government’s bills and lock in place recent budget gains for both the Pentagon and domestic agencies. The measure, passed by a 284-149 vote, would head off another...

  • Donald Trump Jul 18, 2019

    Mnuchin: Negotiators Agree on Core Elements of Budget Deal

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that negotiators have reached an agreement on the core elements of a deal to increase the government’s borrowing cap and set a $1.3 trillion overall level for the agency budgets that Congress passes each year. He told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have settled on a debt limit...

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Senate Passes Stopgap Aid Package as Border Debate Grows

    Senate has passed an emergency aid bill pledging nearly $4.6 billion dollars to address the humanitarian crisis at the border. It comes as the Trump administration faces backlash for the treatment of migrant children at a U.S. detention facility in Texas.

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