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Pakistan has long played active, disruptive role in Afghan affairs: CRS report

November 12, 2021 11:12 am

CRS reports are prepared for lawmakers to make informed decisions on various issues of their interest. It is not considered an official view or report of the US Congress.

Whistleblower says Facebook pushed for higher profits, cavalier over safety

October 05, 2021 9:44 pm

Frances Haugen has filed complaints with federal authorities alleging that Facebook’s own research shows that it amplifies hate, misinformation and political unrest, but the company hides what it knows.

Pentagon leaders to face US Congress on Afghan pullout decision

September 28, 2021 6:00 pm

Republicans in particular have intensified their attacks on President Joe Biden's decision to pull all troops out of Afghanistan by August 30, saying it left the US more vulnerable to terrorism.

Biden, Congress face big week for agenda, government funding

September 27, 2021 9:29 pm

An expected Monday vote on a related $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package is now postponed until Thursday, amid ongoing negotiations.

US seen funding humanitarian aid for Afghanistan, but not its government

September 04, 2021 11:16 am

The United States has been a massive funder of Afghanistan since its 2001 invasion to topple the Taliban, setting aside roughly $130 billion for security, governance and development and humanitarian needs.

Police say man in pickup near US Capitol claims he has a bomb

August 19, 2021 10:45 pm

Police evacuated multiple buildings around the Capitol after officers observed the man holding what appeared to be a detonator, US Capitol Police Chief J Thomas Manger said.

Why trust is in short supply on Capitol Hill

August 02, 2021 10:56 am

Everyone in Congress these days seems to believe everyone else is up to something. It is the legacy of the polarization and power plays that have robbed Congress of an essential ingredient to reaching big policy agreements.

Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data

June 15, 2021 8:30 am

The Justice Department is struggling to contain the fallout over revelations that it had confiscated phone data from House Democrats and reporters as part of an aggressive investigation into leaks.

Bill to remove per country cap on Green Card introduced in US Congress

June 03, 2021 8:40 am

The bill phases out the seven per cent per-country limit on employment-based immigrant visas and also raises the seven per cent per-country limit on family-sponsored visas to 15 per cent.

US Congressman praises PM Modi's efforts during Covid crisis

May 19, 2021 7:52 am

Reiterating that the United States and India share a special partnership, Congressman Joe Wilson also said he is grateful to support efforts in Congress to supply India with the necessary equipment to combat the pandemic.