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House Democrat to move forward on articles of impeachment against Trump

Rep. Al Green (Tex.), who would try to force a vote within two weeks, said, “I will not tolerate the level of bigotry emanating from the president.” → Read More

Pelosi defends handling of 4 House women as Democrats fume about Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide

Pelosi refused to respond directly to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s accusation that she is targeting “newly elected women of color.” → Read More

‘Regrets is not what I do’: Pelosi defends her comment about four House women

The House speaker said she was not sorry about comments she made this weekend that Democrats say were dismissive of four liberal freshmen and their border bill vote. → Read More

House to vote on new border bill amid outcry over conditions at migrant detention centers

“Legislation is necessary,” Pelosi said in a letter to House Democrats, pointing to limits on the Trump administration that were left out of the recent emergency spending bill. → Read More

Hispanic Democrats press House leaders to act quickly to address border crisis

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Tex.) said legislation is necessary to “move people out of the system faster” and “lift the standards for care.” → Read More

‘A betrayal’: Inside the bitter rift between Pelosi and Schumer over border bill

The sudden dispute between the two most powerful Democrats in the country is remarkable given their long history of cooperation and could have serious ramifications for future legislative battles. → Read More

House backs ban on White House spending at Trump’s properties, sending message to president

Senate Republicans are unlikely to agree to make the provision law, but House Democrats’ amendment reflects frustration. → Read More

House Democrats press ahead on border bill, setting up tense negotiation over migrants

Passage of the Democratic bill would set up a high-stakes negotiation with Trump and Senate Republicans days before a looming deadline. → Read More

After backlash, House effort to boost lawmakers’ pay is being delayed

“We’re not going to move ahead at this point in time,” House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer told reporters Tuesday. → Read More

Pelosi says White House did not tell her about Iran strike plan

President Trump tweeted Friday that he pulled back minutes before attack. → Read More

Pelosi rules out a censure of Trump, saying ‘if the goods are there, you just impeach’

Some Democratic lawmakers have been looking for a less divisive alternative to impeachment to address what they believe is the president’s possible obstruction of the special counsel’s investigation. → Read More

‘It doesn’t break through’: Democrats worry about grip on House as Trump overshadows agenda

The president has used Twitter to lambaste the “Do Nothing Party,” when in fact the members have ticked through a long list of legislative items. → Read More

Democrats to launch fresh push to counter foreign interference in elections

The campaign took on new resonance Wednesday after President Trump said he would be willing to take dirt on a political opponent from a foreign government. → Read More

Democratic congresswoman chides ‘sex-starved males’ opposed to abortion rights

Rep. Norma J. Torres (Calif.) caused a stir in the House with her comment, which she then withdrew, during a debate on a bill for the Department of Health and Human Services. → Read More

Stepping up Trump clash, House votes to enforce Barr and McGahn subpoenas

The move stops short of a criminal contempt citation and comes after the Justice Department agreed to begin providing materials from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. → Read More

Rep. Justin Amash, lone-wolf GOP Trump critic, leaves House Freedom Caucus

Amash’s resignation comes about three weeks after he said special counsel Robert S. Mueller III documented “impeachable conduct” in his report on Trump. → Read More

House Democratic leaders postpone vote on part of spending bill over congressional pay raise

The House will still move ahead with consideration of other spending bills dealing with the military and health and human service programs. → Read More

House Democrats reach deal with Justice Department to review Mueller materials

“These documents will allow us to perform our constitutional duties and decide how to respond to the allegations laid out against the President by the Special Counsel,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y). → Read More

Trump defends migration deal, says tariff threat remains if Mexico falls short on pledges

‘I have full confidence, especially after speaking to their President yesterday, that they will be very cooperative,’ Trump said Sunday. → Read More

For Democrats, Trump impeachment question is a personal struggle transcending politics

The Washington Post interviewed 45 Democrats spanning the caucus’s divides and found lawmakers struggling with how to respond to a norm-smashing president. → Read More