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Texas governor defends upcoming 2020 election audits that Trump demanded

(Corrects paragraph 6 to show it's the Texas Secretary of State's office, not Attorney General Ken Paxton, who ordered the audits. Drops reference to Paxton in paragraph 7) Learn More


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Pelosi sets Thursday vote on infrastructure, eyes smaller social spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday set a vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill for Thursday and voiced confidence it would pass. More »


Explainer-What are Congress' options for funding the gov't and raising the debt limit?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress faces a pair of approaching deadlines to fund the government and address the nation's $28.4 trillion debt ceiling that will require tricky maneuvering by President Joe Biden's Democrats over the next few weeks. More »


'Truth is truth': Trump dealt blow as Republican-led Arizona audit reaffirms Biden win

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden in Arizona's most populous county, a review of results by his allies in the Republican Party has reaffirmed, capping a widely panned effort spurred by Trump's false claims of voter fraud. More »


U.S. House passes abortion rights bill, outlook poor in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday to protect abortion services against growing Republican-backed state restrictions, including a Texas law that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, but the bill is unlikely to pass the Senate. More »


Republican U.S. Senator Grassley, 88, to seek re-election in Iowa

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley on Friday said he will seek another term in next year's congressional election, boosting the party's chances of holding onto his seat amid a closely divided chamber. More »


U.S. House set to debate $1 trillion infrastructure bill Monday -Pelosi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Democratic leaders said on Friday they intended to forge ahead next week with U.S. President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion social agenda as well as a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. More »


Biden looks to avoid blocking requests for Trump records in Jan 6 probe -White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's administration will work to avoid blocking requests for former President Donald Trump's records in an investigation into the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the White House said on Friday. More »


Trump allies Bannon, Meadows subpoenaed in Congress' probe of Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol has subpoenaed four former members of Donald Trump's administration, including Mark Meadows and Steve Bannon, the panel's chairman said on Thursday. More »


Biden cites stalemate over spending but confident bills will pass

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday said he recognized spending bills to address infrastructure and other spending were at a standstill in Congress despite his fellow Democrats' majorities, but said he was confident the measures would pass. More »


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