Home > congress

White House Signals Acceptance of New Bill Imposing Sanctions on Russia

The White House indicated on Sunday that President Trump would accept new legislation imposing sanctions on Russia and curtailing his authority to lift them on his own, a striking turnaround after a broad revolt in Congress by lawmakers of both parties who distrusted his friendly approach to Moscow and sought

Read More

Activist Who Prayed Over Trump Says White House Has Evangelical Christians ‘on Speed Dial’

Evangelical Christians have unprecedented access to President Donald Trump’s White House and are “on speed dial” with the administration, according to an activist who prayed over the president in the Oval Office. (more…)

Read More

Former Intelligence Director James Clapper Is Writing a Book for 2018 Release

Viking took North American rights to a book by James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, slated for publication in 2018. The untitled book will trace Clapper’s career in the military and in government service, including his six and a half years as President Obama’s senior intelligence advisor. (more…)

Read More

Sen John McCain Promises to Return After Being Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Battling brain cancer, Sen. John McCain on Thursday promised to return to work, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues who were jolted by news of the six-term lawmaker's diagnosis. (more…)

Read More

Congressional Budget Office Says Republicans Healthcare Bill Adds 22 Million Uninsured

A revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday in a report unlikely to help GOP leaders persuade their party's senators to back the reeling legislation in an upcoming showdown vote. (more…)

Read More

The National Black Church Initiative With Its 34,000 Churches Supports Rep. Dr. Andy Harris and the Republican Party To Kill the DC Assisted-Suicide Law

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, with over 800 local churches in the District of Columbia congratulates Jason Chaffetz, Rep. Dr. Andy Harris and the other Republicans in the House Committee on Oversight and Government

Read More
An ecumenical group of African American clergy gather outside the Capitol in opposition to the proposed pending budget and healthcare bill. (RNS photo by Madeleine Buckley)

“African-American Clergy Advocacy Day”: 16 People Arrested as Pastors Protest Budget Cuts On Capitol Hill

Hoping to steer national politics in a different direction, black clergy from several denominations came together for the first-ever “African American Clergy Advocacy Day” on Capitol Hill to protest federal budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration. (more…)

Read More

Trump Administration Says Iran is Complying With Nuclear Deal But Still Remains a ‘Dangerous Threat’

President Donald Trump's administration on Monday declared that Iran was complying with its nuclear agreement with world powers, but warned that Tehran was in default of the spirit of the accord and that Washington would look for ways to strengthen it. (more…)

Read More

Philippine President Asks Congress to Extend Martial Law on Island of Mindanao Until End of the Year

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday asked Congress to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao until the end of the year, to grant him time to crush a rebel movement inspired by the c group. (more…)

Read More

Outgoing Ethics Chief says U.S. Is ‘Close to a Laughingstock’

Actions by President Trump and his administration have created a historic ethics crisis, the departing head of the Office of Government Ethics said. He called for major changes in federal law to expand the power and reach of the oversight office and combat the threat. (more…)

Read More

24 So-called Conservative Legislators Cave To LGBT Agenda By Voting To Defeat Amendment That Would Have Ended Use of Military Funding For “Sex-Change” Surgeries

The House of Representatives voted 209 to 214 yesterday to defeat the amendment that would have put an end to the use of military funding for "sex change" surgeries. There are 24 Republicans who voted on the side of the LGBT lobby to defeat the amendment. (more…)

Read More

2 Former Staffers Charged for Spreading Nude Images of U.S. House Member, Stalking Her and Her Husband

Two former staff members have been charged in the circulation of nude images and video of an elected representative to Congress and her husband, federal prosecutors and the U.S. Capitol Police announced Thursday in Washington. (more…)

Read More

Justice Department Defies Court Deadline to Release Part of Sessions’ Contacts With Russians

In defiance of a court order, the Justice Department is refusing to release part of a security form dealing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' contacts with the Russian government. (more…)

Read More

TBN Has Reportedly Spent $20 Million on Attorneys’ Fees In Four Years

In 1987, Congress held hearings to examine government oversight or the lack thereof for religious institutions. The hearing was spurred on by allegations of fraud involving televangelist Jim Bakker and PTL. (more…)

Read More

The National Black Church Initiative Issues Its Own National Health Plan To Counter House and Senate Versions

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, sent to Senator McConnell and the entire senate its own health care plan that restores the 800-billion-dollar Medicaid cut. NBCI’s plan is called Innovative Health Policy Plan for Our Nation.

Read More

Federal Government Reportedly Halts Plans to Move FBI Headquarters

The federal government is halting their plans to relocate the FBI headquarters from their current downtown, D.C. location to the suburbs, according to a report by The Washington Post. (more…)

Read More

Vice President Mike Pence Stays Loyal To Trump, But It Could Come At a Cost

The Republicans’ signature healthcare bill was in peril in Congress and President Trump was busy warring against media foes on Twitter. (more…)

Read More