Congress

 Hemp is about to get the federal legalization that marijuana, its cannabis cousin, craves
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December 13, 2018 - 2:46 pm
Hemp is about to get the nod from the federal government that marijuana, its cannabis plant cousin, craves.
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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, speaks about the farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington
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December 12, 2018 - 6:33 pm
After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid.
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December 11, 2018 - 3:15 pm
Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation's sentencing laws.
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December 11, 2018 - 9:09 am
President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it "if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country."
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November 30, 2018 - 11:43 am
They haven't spoken in days, not since President Donald Trump called to congratulate Nancy Pelosi on Democrats' election night win.
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November 29, 2018 - 11:17 am
President Donald Trump says his former lawyer Michael Cohen is a "weak person" who is "lying" to get a reduced sentence.
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November 07, 2018 - 2:12 pm
As Washington came to grips with its new divided reality, President Donald Trump on Wednesday reveled in his party's Senate victories, mocked members of his own party who lost after not seeking his support and even suggested he may be able to govern more effectively after losing a chamber of...
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November 07, 2018 - 9:15 am
Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump's Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what's left of the president's governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, beating back a "blue wave" that never fully...
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 Kansas Democratic Congressional candidate Sharice Davids
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November 06, 2018 - 10:52 pm
Democratic newcomer Sharice Davids has defeated incumbent Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas to become the nation's first LGBT Native American in Congress.
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November 06, 2018 - 10:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to determine control of the House featured significant milestones. The candidates included 237 women, more than ever before. Among the winners were the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and several who broke racial or other barriers. A look at some of the victorious...
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