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FB, Twitter CEOs testify before Congress, defend handling of disinformation in US prez election

November 18, 2020 3:20 pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook locked down new political ads in the week before the election to prevent misleading claims from spreading when they couldn't be rebutted, while Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Twitter focused on addressing attempts to undermine civic integrity, providing informative context and product changes to encourage greater conversation.

Postal chief returns to Congress facing uproar over delays

August 24, 2020 12:01 pm

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., complained that the Democrats' legislation would not make the Postal Service fiscally sustainable.

Senate set to re-open as virus risk divides Congress Senate

May 04, 2020 1:07 pm

Capitol Hill erupted late last week after the attending physician informed top GOP officials the health office did not have the means to perform instant virus tests on returning lawmakers or staff.

Texas shooting brings new urgency to gun debate in Congress

September 02, 2019 10:12 am

The House, under Democratic control, passed two ambitious bills in February that would require background checks for all gun buyers, including those on the internet or at gun shows, and extend waiting limits for would-be gun buyers flagged by the instant check system.

Unbowed, Trump intensifies attacks on four Democratic congresswomen

July 18, 2019 7:36 am

"So these congresswomen, their comments are helping to fuel the rise of a dangerous, militant hard left," Donald Trump said to roars from the crowd in North Carolina, a state seen as key to his re-election.

Mexico first to ratify USMCA trade deal, Trump presses US Congress to do same

June 20, 2019 8:13 am

Mexico sends around 80% of its exports to the United States, and Trump last month vowed to impose tariffs on all Mexican goods if Lopez Obrador does not reduce the flow of U.S.-bound illegal immigration from Central America.

Explained: How the US Congress could challenge Trump tariffs on Mexico

June 06, 2019 2:47 pm

Trump has pledged to use his presidential powers to trigger the tariffs as soon as next week unless Mexico makes progress on slowing the flow of migrants from Central America arriving at the southern US border.

New York man threatened to kill Minnesota Congresswoman, says FBI

April 06, 2019 9:28 am

Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Patrick Carlineo Jr. was arrested after placing a threatening call to Omar's office in Washington D.C. last month. Authorities did not say when Carlineo was arrested.

US lawmaker urges trade agency to delay GSP decision till Indian elections

March 30, 2019 12:42 pm

Under the United States GSP programme, nearly 2,000 products including auto components and textile materials can enter the US duty-free if the beneficiary developing countries meet the eligibility criteria established by the Congress.

Bills introduced in US Congress to hold China accountable for human rights abuses

January 18, 2019 3:57 pm

The legislation was introduced in the Senate by Senators Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez and in the House by Congressmen Chris Smith and Thomas Suozzi.