Legislature hearings

November 15, 2017 - 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawmaker who testified at a hearing that two sitting members of Congress have engaged in sexual harassment said she isn't identifying them because the victims don't want the lawmakers named publicly. Rep. Jackie Speier says she is barred from identifying one member because of a...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., walks at the Capitol, in Washington. Amid a daily deluge of stories about harassment in the workplace, female members of Congress detailed incidents of sexual misconduct involving current lawmakers at a House hearing on how to prevent such abuse. Comstock said she was recently told about a staffer who quit her job after a lawmaker asked her to bring work material to his house, then exposed himself. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 14, 2017 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that the House will require anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all members and their staffs. The announcement came just hours after a hearing in which two female lawmakers spoke about sexual misconduct involving sitting members of...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2014, file photo, an inert Minuteman 3 missile is seen in a training launch tube at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Here's a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could anyone stop him? The answer is no. Not the Congress. Not his secretary of defense. And by design, not the military officers who would be duty-bound to execute the order. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 14, 2017 - 11:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a Senate committee's hearing into the president's authority to launch nuclear weapons (all times local): 11:17 a.m. A former senior U.S. military officer says an order from the president to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that command is determined to be...
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In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to members of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition in Indianapolis. Sessions returns to Capitol Hill amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump, bracing for an onslaught of lawmaker questions about how much he knew of that outreach during last year’s White House campaign. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 13, 2017 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to Capitol Hill this week amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump, bracing for an onslaught of lawmaker questions about how much he knew of that outreach during last year's White House...
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Kirstjen Nielsen testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing on her nomination to be Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 08, 2017 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice to head the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that she believes climate change exists, but said she cannot determine whether humans are the primary cause. Speaking at her Senate confirmation hearing, Kirstjen Nielsen said she is "not...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, listens as Kirstjen Nielsen, right, a cybersecurity expert and deputy White House chief of staff, speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington after Trump announced that she is his choice to be the next Homeland Security Secretary. Nielsen was tapped to help shepherd Trump's Department of Homeland Security secretary pick through his Senate confirmation process. Now she's got her own team shepherding her. The Senate Homeland Security Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for Nielsen on Wednesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 08, 2017 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirstjen Nielsen helped shepherd President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security secretary pick through his Senate confirmation process. Now she's got her own team guiding her through those same hoops. Trump surprised many in his administration when he announced his...
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In this Nov. 2, 2017, photo, Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, speaks with reporters following a day of questions from the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 07, 2017 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says testimony from a former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign gives new insight into Russian efforts to influence Trump's operation. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, California Rep...
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In this Nov. 2, 2017, photo, Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, speaks with reporters following a day of questions from the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 07, 2017 - 12:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign has acknowledged in testimony to Congress that he had contact with a high-level Russian official while on a trip to Russia last year, according to a transcript released Monday. Carter Page, an unpaid adviser who...
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker speaks, as members of his administration look on, after signing an administrative order creating a team charged with making recommendations to address climate change on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Juneau, Alaska. The team will include up to 15 public members yet to be appointed. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
November 02, 2017 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would create jobs and enhance energy security, while maintaining important environmental protections and conserving caribou and other wildlife, Alaska's governor and congressional delegation said Thursday. But a leader of an...
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Some of the Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee, are photographed in Washington, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The ads, dozens of which were disclosed for the first time, were released as representatives of leading social media companies faced criticism on Capitol Hill about why they hadn't done more to combat Russian interference on their sites and prevent foreign agents from meddling in last year's election. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
November 02, 2017 - 7:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia to try and create division over such disparate issues as immigration, gun control and politics. House investigators released a trove of...
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