• Analysis

Pelosi is leading a group of newly elected Democrats eager to calm the fears of allies. Along with several GOP lawmakers, they are following in the footsteps of the late senator John McCain.

  • Perspective

Was it worth all the difficulties caused by President Trump's 35-day shutdown that resulted in a big political loss for him? Trump thinks so, but no rational person does.

The measure was sponsored by the Senate’s three African American members — Harris, Booker and Republican Tim Scott. The House is expected to pass the bill and send it to Trump.

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A budget measure set for final voting in Congress would grant federal employees an average 1.9 percent raise retroactive to Jan. 6, while pay for senior political appointees would increase for the first time since 2010.

House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) said it is time to move on from the controversy over the freshman lawmaker’s anti-Semitic comments.

It was displayed under a glass case and opened to a page highlighting Robert E. Lee’s racist ideology. "I did not even know it was there," Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) said.

The vote sends the issue back to the Senate, where lawmakers are expected to pass it. But the measure is not expected to get enough support to withstand a presidential veto.

  • Analysis

Neither Democrats, who consider it a victory, nor Republicans seem all that happy about the $300 billion spending legislation that is likely to pass Congress this week.

House Republicans, who had called for harsh punishment for Omar, forced a vote late Wednesday on a more generic measure condemning anti-Semitism. It passed 424-0.

Contractor back pay is also being debated.

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