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U.S. House condemns Trump over 'racist comments' tweeted at congresswomen

1:35pm BST

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for "racist comments" against four minority Democratic congresswomen, a symbolic measure aimed at shaming Trump and his fellow Republicans who stood by him. | Video

Trump defiant as lawmakers blast his 'racist' attacks on four congresswomen

16 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks against four minority U.S. congresswomen on Monday and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist, prompting outrage from Democrats, who moved to condemn him in the House of Representatives. | Video

In victory for Trump, U.S. House Democrats back down on border aid bill demands

29 Jun 2019

(This June 27 story corrects number of Democrats voting against the bill to 95 instead of 71 in 5th paragraph) | Video

As migrants languish in border facilities, U.S. Congress struggles to finalise emergency aid

27 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Congress and the White House were attempting to broker a deal over how to spend emergency aid to address the migrant surge as lawmakers, private companies and presidential candidates raised alarms about immigrants facing dangerous conditions along the U.S.-Mexico border. | Video

U.S. Senate passes border aid bill, sends it to House

27 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a $4.6 billion (3.62 billion pounds) bill to address the migrant surge at the border with Mexico, setting up a negotiation with the House of Representatives and President Donald Trump over the funds and how they should be spent. | Video

U.S. House passes border aid bill, Trump vows veto

26 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $4.5 billion (3.5 billion pounds) aid package to address the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcrowded facilities. | Video

U.S. House Democrats propose reinstating aid to Central America

21 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Democrats in the House of Representatives on Friday proposed reinstating hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that was cut off by the Trump administration because thousands of their citizens sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico.

U.S. Senate panel OKs aid to ease migrant surge at southern border

19 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved $4.6 billion in largely humanitarian aid to address a surge of migrants at the southern U.S. border with Mexico, with a vote expected in the full Senate as soon as next week.

Republican women aim to grow their numbers in U.S. House next year

19 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Republicans chagrined by how few women their party has serving in Congress are launching an initiative on Wednesday aimed at reversing the trend in the 2020 elections, though steep fundraising, recruitment and policy hurdles lie ahead.

Pelosi is so 'done' with Trump, the 'diverter in chief'

11 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday she's "done" with talking about President Donald Trump and called him the "diverter in chief," saying he manufactured controversies to distract attention from more important issues. | Video

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