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Congress set to pass $483B virus aid as Trump eyes next deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks with reporters after the Senate approved a nearly $500 billion coronavirus aid bill, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Associated Press

April 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sprinting to approve the next coronavirus aid package, a $483 billion deal backed by the White House to replenish a small-business payroll fund and pump more money into hospitals and testing programs. President Donald Trump is urging swift passage this week. The S...

Congress rejects Obama’s veto of 9/11 victims bill

Congress rejects Obama's veto of 9/11 victims bill

Danielle Harris

October 2, 2016

In a rare instance of bipartisan cooperation, Congress voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the 9/11 victims bill Sept. 28. Co-authored by Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) allows the families of victims killed...

60 senior US national security leaders support Iran deal

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) 91st Division Commander Moni Katz, left, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, third from left, and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, second from right, walk from viewing Hula Valley from the Hussein Lookout, near Kiryat Shmona, Israel, Monday, July 20, 2015, in northern Israel along the boarder with Lebanon. Carter said he has no expectation of persuading Israeli leaders to drop their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, but will instead emphasize that the accord imposes no limits on what Washington can do to ensure the security of Israel and U.S. Arab allies. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

Deb Reichmann

July 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty national security leaders, ambassadors, military leaders and former Cabinet secretaries signed a letter released on Monday in support of the nuclear deal with Iran. Read More »...

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