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U.S. Senate to begin debate on new coronavirus bill next week: McConnell

12:42am BST

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will begin debate next week on a fifth coronavirus-response bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday, as he forecast tough negotiations with Democrats who are seeking broader aid than Republicans.

U.S. should put sanctions on Russian intelligence, defense sectors - Pelosi

02 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON The United States should impose sanctions on Russia's intelligence and defense sectors, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday after a briefing on reported Russian payments to Taliban militants to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. | Video

U.S. Senate Republicans to push next coronavirus aid bill in late July

01 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON Another potentially large coronavirus aid bill will move through the U.S. Senate in late July, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans predicted on Tuesday.

Black challenger Bowman leads in bid to oust veteran congressman Engel in U.S. primaries

24 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON Jamaal Bowman, a liberal Black middle-school principal, was ahead in early Democratic primary election results Tuesday in his bid to oust long-time U.S. Representative Eliot Engel from a congressional seat representing part of New York. | Video

Factbox: Details of U.S. Congress races in Tuesday's primary elections

24 Jun 2020

New York, Kentucky and Virginia are among the states that held primary elections on Tuesday to choose the Democratic and Republican nominees who will compete for seats in the U.S. Congress in November.

Factbox: U.S. Congress races to watch in Tuesday's primary elections

23 Jun 2020

New York, Kentucky and Virginia are among the states holding primary elections on Tuesday to choose the Democratic and Republican nominees who will compete for seats in the U.S. Congress in November.

Trump unfit to be U.S. president, Democrat Pelosi, conservative Bolton agree

19 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump came under attack from both sides of the American political spectrum on Thursday as liberal Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and former White House aide and conservative hawk John Bolton both declared him unfit to lead the country. | Video

U.S. House Democrats unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

18 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Democrats on Thursday unveiled a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that they will seek to pass in coming weeks, arguing it has been made more urgent by the coronavirus pandemic.

George Floyd's brother decries 'a modern-day lynching' in testimony to U.S. Congress

11 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON George Floyd's younger brother took his grief to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea that lawmakers not let his brother's death be in vain, lamenting that he "didn't deserve to die over $20" in a what he called a lynching. | Video

'Justice for George,' Floyd's brother says on way into congressional hearing

11 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives took up the issues of police violence and racial injustice in America on Wednesday in the first congressional hearing since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked protests around the world, with Floyd's brother due to testify. | Video

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