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US House of Representatives


McConnell thwarts Trump bid for $2,000 coronavirus economic relief checks

December 31, 2020 11:53 am

McConnell, who controls the Senate's agenda and opposes the increase in aid, had introduced a competing bill combining the $2,000 checks with provisions unacceptable to Democrats, who could block it.

US House of Representatives passes legislation to promote Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr's legacies

December 04, 2020 12:00 pm

The Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act authorises the State Department, in cooperation with the Indian government, to establish an annual educational forum for scholars from both countries that focuses on the legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

Bipartisan support in US grows for India against Chinese aggression

August 01, 2020 10:46 am

In the last few weeks, dozens of lawmakers, across the aisle, both on the floor of the House of Representatives and the Senate and outside the Capitol have praised India of standing strong against the Chinese efforts to grab Indian territories.

Indian-American woman Manga Anantatmula to run for US Congress from Virginia

February 08, 2020 2:21 pm

Manga Anantatmula is running her campaign on the platform of reducing taxes, equal rights for women, helping the growth of small and medium business and affordable healthcare.

US House passes bill on sanctions against Chinese officials for meddling in Dalai Lama's succession

January 29, 2020 1:36 pm

Addressing the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the bill sends Beijing a clear signal that it will be held accountable for interfering in Tibet's religious and cultural affairs.

Pramila Jayapal becomes first South Asian American woman to preside over US House

June 05, 2019 4:13 pm

Pramila Jayapal, 53, a Democrat from Washington DC, took to Twitter to share a clip of Tuesday's session where she was seen presiding over the House as a temporary speaker.

Too close to call: US federal, state elections still in flux

November 13, 2018 9:31 am

The outcomes of two Senate races, 13 House seats and two governorships had yet to be settled on Monday.

US House passes USD 717 billion defence budget for fiscal 2019

May 25, 2018 2:26 pm

The National Defence Authorisation Bill bolsters the Department of Defence's efforts to plan for and provide the necessary forces, military infrastructure, logistics capabilities, and bilateral and multilateral training in the region through the Indo-Pacific Stability Initiative.

United States lawmakers plan series of hearings on 'emboldened' China

May 17, 2018 11:33 pm

Ahead of those talks, members of Congress, including President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans, have been pushing back on suggestions that Trump might ease a clampdown on one major Chinese company ZTE Corp, in exchange for eased agricultural tariffs.