The House bill expected to get a floor vote this week will mean 55,000 less spots for immigrants to enter the country legally every year, and switch 78,400 spots for family-based migration to a merit-based system.
The immigration bill pushed by House Speaker Paul Ryan would mandate that children who cross the border with their parents can only be released back to their parents, even if that would mean putting them in a detention facility.
Marco Rubio presented his vision for a "new nationalism" on Thursday, a wide-ranging appeal against unfettered free-market conservatism that he said will undermine future generations of Americans at the expense of China hours after Chinese telecom company ZTE cut a deal with the Commerce Department.
Retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan will hold fundraisers in Raleigh, Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Wilmington in the next week. The money will go to candidates across the country as Republicans hope to keep the majority in the House of Representatives.
California Senator Dianne Feinstein added her support to Democratic legislation to expand Medicare in late April, just days before her reelection campaign began airing an ad touting her embrace of liberal health care policies.
A new Democratic group, Demand Justice, is fighting President Donald Trump's nomination of Thomas Farr for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Ads start Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
President Donald Trump regularly has held off announcing nominations for California vacancies on the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as the White House negotiates with the state's two Democratic senators. There are signs they could reach a deal on judges.
The question of whether GOP candidates want President Donald Trump to campaign with them sparked dodges, pauses and caveats. But the answer Republicans from tough districts have settled on is, sure — if Trump will campaign on their terms.
Congress voted on a measure from California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock that would make work requirements for the Supplemental Food Assistance Program even stricter, particularly on those with young children. It failed.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway said he's trying to add time limits to job training activities that food stamp participants can use in order to meet proposed new work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that this year will be his last one in Congress, and that he will retire in January. He said he counts his time as speaker as one of the two "greatest honors of my life."