Amanda Becker

Most U.S. Democratic presidential hopefuls still relying on large campaign donations

17 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON As U.S. Democrats emphasize building their 2020 presidential campaigns on grassroots support, fewer than half amassed at least 50 percent of their early financial backing from small-dollar donations, a Reuters analysis found.

Sanders leads crowded 2020 Democrats field in total fundraising

16 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON In the crowded field of Democrats jockeying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has raised more money than his rivals, with more of it coming from small-dollar donors and more from outside his home state.

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris releases 15 years of tax returns

15 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris released on Sunday 15 years of tax returns through 2018, offering the most complete look to date at a presidential candidate's finances. | Video

Kamala Harris carves distinct early-state path in her 2020 White House bid

13 Apr 2019

IOWA CITY, Iowa U.S. Senator Kamala Harris held just one public event this week during her third trip to Iowa since joining the contest for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, a town hall at the University of Iowa where she talked about her plan to raise teacher pay.

Democratic Congressman Swalwell joins White House race

09 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell said on Monday he would seek the Democratic nomination for president, joining a crowded field seeking to take on Republican Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

Klobuchar raises more than $5 million for U.S. presidential run

09 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar raised more than $5 million during the first seven weeks of her 2020 White House bid, with more than $3 million left over from her Senate campaign, leaving her with total cash on hand of about $7 million, her campaign said on Monday.

U.S. Senate Republicans change procedures to speed up Trump confirmations

04 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The Republican-led U.S. Senate on Wednesday changed its procedures to speed up the confirmation of President Donald Trump's nominees for some lower court judgeships and sub-Cabinet level positions.

Disaster aid bill stalls in U.S. Congress over Puerto Rico

02 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON A major disaster relief bill stalled on Monday in the U.S. Congress amid a political debate over aid for Puerto Rico, with President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans resisting Democrats' insistence the island receive additional assistance.

Democrats pounce as Trump administration ratchets up attack on Obamacare

28 Mar 2019

Top congressional Democrats on Tuesday attacked a legal move by the Trump administration to step up its assault on the Obamacare healthcare law, saying last November's elections showed Americans want them to protect the Affordable Care Act. | Video

Democratic presidential candidate Gillibrand releases tax returns in challenge to rivals

27 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's presidential campaign on Wednesday released her tax returns for the years 2007 through 2018, offering the most comprehensive look to date at the finances of a 2020 White House candidate's finances, as she called on her rivals to do the same.

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