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Congress extends pandemic school lunch waivers, though not all kids will benefit

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Congress voted Friday to extend the pandemic school meal waivers that have helped keep tens of millions of children fed and gave districts the funding and flexibilities needed to cope with supply chain and labor iss...

Washington Post column calls on Congress to use the 14th Amendment to prevent Trump from running again in 2024

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"If the goal of prosecuting former president Donald Trump is to protect American democracy from a Trump comeback in 2024, there is a better way to go about it than filing criminal charges," Foley wrote.  "Instead, Co...

Biden wants a gas tax holiday. Here’s why Congress isn’t on board

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A version of this story appears in CNN's What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Washington Gas prices are too high. Almost everyone agrees on that. How to address it is another st...

Members of Congress tour squalid ‘third world’ colonia settlements near the southern border

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Gonzalez, D-Texas, led the event in his district with the House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth. The committee also held a field hearing with Chair Jim Himes, D-Conn., and Reps. Byron Do...

Peter Navarro, former Trump adviser, pleads not guilty to contempt of Congress charges

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Former Trump White House trade adviser Peter Navarro pleaded not guilty to contempt of Congress charges on Friday after not cooperating with the House's ongoing January 6 investigation. Navarro is charged with conte...

Judge rejects Steve Bannon’s motion to throw out contempt of Congress charges

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A federal judge on Wednesday refused to throw out the charges against Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress, sending the former Donald Trump adviser to trial next month. Judge Carl Nichols of the DC District Court r...

Scalise: Americans wish Congress were addressing what socialist agenda has done to them

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REP. STEVE SCALISE: Most Americans are just sick and tired of the politicization that you're seeing by the Democrats to try to change the subject. They know what the American people are angry about.  JAN. 6 HEARINGS ...

America’s heartbreak: Here are some of the victims and stories of recent shootings that Congress may spotlight

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Parents of victims and a survivor of the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, will speak at a hearing held by the US House Oversight Committee on Wednesday about the gun violence epidemic. ...

Donald Trump endorses Kevin McCarthy for another term in Congress

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Former President Donald Trump endorsed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for another term in Congress on Saturday, calling him "an outstanding Representative for the people of California, and a strong and fearles...

DOJ declines to charge Meadows and Scavino with contempt of Congress

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The Department of Justice has informed the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection that it will not indict two former Trump White House officials found in contempt by the committee. Ac...

Grand jury indicts former Trump adviser Peter Navarro for contempt of Congress

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A federal grand jury has indicted former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro for contempt of Congress after he refused to cooperate in the House January 6 committee's investigation. This story is breaking and wi...

Social Security won’t be able to pay full benefits by 2035 if Congress doesn’t act

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Americans will stop receiving their full Social Security benefits in about 13 years if lawmakers don't act to address the pending shortfall, according to an annual report released Thursday by the Social Security and...

Why you should be cynical about Congress’ ability to pass gun control legislation

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Mitch McConnell was asked about the ongoing talks over gun control legislation in the US Senate during an appearance in Kentucky on Wednesday. And his answer made clear why betting on something significant getting...

ABC, NBC, CNN guests weigh in on whether Congress will finally act on gun control: ‘A different moment’

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During CNN's "Inside Politics," host Abby Philips said that it was "not an exaggeration" that there was a "believe it when I see it" attitude towards gun legislation in Congress. She said that what seemed different t...

Stephen Miller warns of ‘irrevocable’ damage if Republicans don’t take back Congress in midterm elections

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STEPHEN MILLER: It's been the most disastrous first half of a presidency that I think has occurred in American history. And so there needs to be a thunderous repudiation, a historic repudiation in November. And I bel...

Philippine Congress declares Marcos as next president

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Manila, PhilippinesA joint session of the Philippine Congress on Wednesday declared Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the notorious late dictator, the winner of this month's election and confirmed he woul...

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