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Senior U.S. Democrat focussed on Trump impeachment, not Kavanaugh

17 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. congressional committee responsible for launching any impeachment efforts said on Monday he is focussed on investigating President Donald Trump, signalling that calls by some fellow Democrats for impeaching Trump's Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh would have to take a back seat. | Video

White House to roll out tax cut plan mid-2020: Kudlow

14 Sep 2019

BALTIMORE The Trump administration plans to unveil a tax cut plan in mid-2020, a top White House adviser said on Friday, saying it would be targeted to giving significant relief to the middle class.

Trump says expanded U.S. gun background checks under consideration

12 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday said they would try to revive a failed 2013 bill to close loopholes on the law requiring gun sale background checks, but were awaiting word on whether President Donald Trump will support their effort.

U.S. lawmakers renew fights over Trump's border wall, abortion

11 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers clashed on Tuesday over funding for President Donald Trump's border wall and women's reproductive health programs, flashpoints that could threaten funding to keep the federal government operating beyond this month.

Lawmakers renew fights over Trump's border wall, abortion

11 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers clashed on Tuesday over funding for President Donald Trump's border wall and women's reproductive health programs, flashpoints that could threaten funding to keep the federal government operating beyond this month.

U.S. Representative Kennedy challenges fellow Democrat Markey for Senate seat

27 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Joseph Kennedy III - a member of the famed political dynasty - on Monday took steps to challenge fellow Democrat Edward Markey for his Massachusetts Senate seat, setting up a potentially spirited contest in the 2020 election season.

Trump condemns white supremacy, vague on gun measures after U.S. shootings

07 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday proposed tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform and wider use of the death penalty in response to two mass shootings over the weekend that left 32 people dead in Texas and Ohio. | Video

U.S. Congress approves Trump-backed two-year spending, debt limit deal

02 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed and sent to President Donald Trump a two-year budget deal that would increase federal spending on defense and an array of other domestic programs, significantly adding to rapidly escalating government debt. | Video

U.S. Senate aims to pass Trump-backed 2-year spending, debt limit deal

01 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 The U.S. Senate on Thursday will try to complete a months-long effort by lawmakers and the Trump administration to set spending levels for the next two years for the military and numerous domestic programs while also temporarily suspending limits on government borrowing authority.

U.S. Senate plans vote on spending, debt limit deal on Thursday: senators

01 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday aims to pass legislation backed by President Donald Trump that would suspend the limit on federal borrowing for two years while adding billions of dollars in deficit-spending, Republican senators said on Wednesday.

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