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  • Shelia Jackson Lee leaves 2 posts after lawsuit

    Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has stepped down from two of her key posts as she faces a lawsuit that alleges retribution to a staffer who reported sexual assault. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, issued a statement Wednesday announcing his support for Jackson Lee's "decision to voluntarily and temporarily step back from the Crime Subcommittee Chair position." Nadler said that, during Jackson Lee's temporary leave from the post, California...

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  • Committee cancels shutdown hearing after Mnuchin declines to appear

    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has declined to appear before the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday to testify on 36,000 Internal Revenue Service employees being called back to work without pay, a committee aide told CNN on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Richard Neal, a Massachusetts Democrat, had called last Thursday for Mnuchin to cut short his scheduled trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, so that he could attend the hearing. The White House announced later that...

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  • Furloughed federal workers may lose some health benefits: U.S. senators

    Four U.S. senators expressed concern on Wednesday that federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown could lose their dental and vision health insurance benefits if they are unable to pay their premiums.

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  • Furloughed federal workers may lose some health benefits: U.S. senators

    Four U.S. senators expressed concern on Wednesday that federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown could lose their dental and vision health insurance benefits if they are unable to pay their premiums.

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  • House tax panel cancels hearing on shutdown impact on tax season

    The U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee has canceled a hearing it had scheduled for Thursday on the impact of the partial government shutdown on the Internal Revenue Service and the 2019 tax season, a committee spokesman said on Wednesday.

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  • Senate Democrats question offshore drilling work amid shutdown

    U.S. Senate Democrats are questioning the legal basis of the Trump administration's move to continue work on its five-year offshore drilling plan during the partial federal government shutdown.

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  • House Oversight chief Cummings vows to obtain Cohen testimony

    Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the powerful U.S. House Oversight Committee, said on Wednesday that his panel would take steps to get testimony from Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney to Republican President Donald Trump.

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  • Trump wants to do alternative to State of the Union address

    President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would do an alternative event to the traditional State of the Union address before the U.S. Congress after House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent him a letter that her chamber would not sign off on the annual speech during the partial government shutdown.

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  • Trump wants to do alternative to State of the Union address

    President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would do an alternative event to the traditional State of the Union address before the U.S. Congress after House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent him a letter that her chamber would not sign off on the annual speech during the partial government shutdown.

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  • Pelosi tells Trump no State of Union speech until shutdown ends

    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told President Donald Trump on Wednesday that he may not deliver a State of the Union speech in the chamber of the House of Representatives until the 33-day-old partial government shutdown has ended.

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  • House Speaker Pelosi blocks Trump speech until government reopens

    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday informed President Donald Trump that he will not be allowed to deliver an annual State of the Union address in the House chamber until a partial government shutdown ends.

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  • Trump lawyer Cohen expected at oversight, intelligence panels

    The leaders of the House oversight and intelligence committees said on Wednesday they expect President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen to testify before both panels, despite his decision to postpone his Feb. 7 appearance, citing threats against his family from Trump.

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  • Trump lawyer Cohen expected at oversight, intelligence panels

    The leaders of the House oversight and intelligence committees said on Wednesday they expect President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen to testify before both panels, despite his decision to postpone his Feb. 7 appearance, citing threats against his family from Trump.

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  • Former Trump attorney Cohen postponing testimony to Congress

    President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen is postponing his scheduled Feb. 7 testimony to Congress due to threats against his family from Trump, his adviser said on Wednesday.

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  • Former Trump attorney Cohen postponing testimony to Congress

    President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen is postponing his scheduled Feb. 7 testimony to Congress due to threats against his family from Trump, his adviser said on Wednesday.

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  • Factbox: Impact on U.S. government widens on 33rd day of shutdown

    The longest U.S. government shutdown in history reached its 33rd day on Wednesday with most of the 800,000 employees who have been furloughed or are working without pay poised to miss their second paychecks.

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  • Daring Pelosi, Trump says he 'looks forward' to addressing Congress

    President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he looks forward to delivering a State of the Union address before the U.S. Congress as scheduled on Jan. 29 in the chamber of the House of Representatives despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's request that he delay it due to the government shutdown.

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  • House Democrats to investigate White House security clearances

    A House of Representatives oversight panel said on Wednesday it would investigate the White House security clearance process, including questions about unreported Russian contacts involving President Donald Trump's son-in-law and national security aides.

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