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China just concluded its closeddoor annual meeting of parliament the National Peoples Congress with top officials making clear that employment is the top priority PositiveLONDON TESTY RELATIONS http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-global-markets-themes/take-five-hong-kong-takes-center-stage-idUSKBN23526J2020-05-30
Trump threatened new regulations and called on Congress to revoke a law that protects online platforms from lawsuits over content NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of an unarmed black man http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-twitter-trump-minneapolis/trump-backpedals-after-shooting-threat-to-minneapolis-rioters-idUSKBN2350UC2020-05-30
With the Justice Department and some members of Congress condemning strong encryption Zoom could draw unwanted new attention through a major expansion in that area privacy experts said NegativeHe added that a combination of technological safety and business factors went into the plan which drew mixed reactions from privacy advocates http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-zoom-encryption-exclusive/exclusive-zoom-plans-to-roll-out-strong-encryption-for-paying-customers-idUSKBN23600L2020-05-30
BRASILIA Brazils government is in talks with Congress about extending the emergency program to provide informal workers hit by the coronavirus crisis with three monthly payments of 600 reais but at a reduced level Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida said on Thursday NegativeBRASILIA Brazils government is in talks with Congress about extending the emergency program to provide informal workers hit by the coronavirus crisis with three monthly payments of 600 reais but at a reduced level Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-emergency-measures/brazil-mulls-extending-aid-program-for-informal-workers-but-lowering-payments-idUSKBN2343JU2020-05-29
The notification process alerts Congress that a sale to a foreign country has been approved but it does not indicate that a contract has been signed or negotiations have concluded PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-kuwait-patriot/u-s-state-department-clears-1-4-billion-sale-of-patriot-air-and-missile-system-to-kuwait-idUSKBN2343AR2020-05-29
The speaker of the lower house of Congress Rodrigo Maia came out in defense of the Supreme Court and said hate messages targeting it should be investigated NegativeBRASILIA President Jair Bolsonaro slammed Brazils Supreme Court on Thursday for investigating an alleged disinformation and intimidation campaign by his supporters as a political crisis deepened amid the countrys accelerating COVID19 outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-urges-supreme-court-to-shelve-fake-news-probe-idUSKBN2342532020-05-29
Congress has never overridden a Trump veto NeutralWASHINGTON An effort to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act stalled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday after President Donald Trump promised to veto it and Republicans withdrew their support http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-surveillance-congress/bid-to-extend-u-s-surveillance-tools-stalls-after-trump-threatens-veto-idUSKBN2340C02020-05-28
The nearunanimous support in Congress the Senate passed the bill by unanimous consent puts pressure on Trump to impose human rights sanctions on China NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for oppression of Uighur Muslims sending the bill to the White House for President Donald Trump to veto or sign into law http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-xinjiang/u-s-bill-to-pressure-china-over-uighur-rights-goes-to-trump-for-decision-idUSKBN23337W2020-05-28
The proposal for new legislation is expected to be passed on Thursday by the National Peoples Congress NeutralYORK Asian shares erased gains and the yuan languished on Thursday on growing worries Chinas planned security law for Hong Kong would spark a broader diplomatic confrontation with the United States http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-stocks-turn-red-as-hong-kong-tensions-sour-mood-idUSKBN2333FB2020-05-28
The proposed security law was only the latest in a series of undermining Hong Kong freedoms he told Congress NegativeHONG KONG Riot police were deployed across Hong Kong on Thursday after mass protests a day earlier as lawmakers debated a bill that would criminalise disrespect of Chinas national anthem and Washington piled on pressure to preserve the citys freedoms http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-hongkong-protests/riot-police-deployed-across-hong-kong-as-u-s-china-tensions-rise-idUSKBN2340FZ2020-05-28
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress on Wednesday the proposed new legislation undermines Hong Kongs autonomy so fundamentally that he could not support recertification NegativeDETROIT Joe Biden would sanction China if president for its plan to impose new national security rules on Hong Kong his campaign said on Wednesday and accused President Donald Trump of having Beijings curbs on freedoms in the former British colony http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-election-biden-hongkong/top-campaign-advisor-says-biden-would-sanction-china-over-hong-kong-idUSKBN23403E2020-05-28
WASHINGTON An effort to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act stalled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday after President Donald Trump promised to veto it and Republicans withdrew their support NeutralWASHINGTON An effort to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act stalled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday after President Donald Trump promised to veto it and Republicans withdrew their support http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-surveillance-congress/bid-to-extend-u-s-surveillance-tools-stalls-after-trump-threatens-veto-idUSKBN2340C02020-05-28
1 is in addition to an annual billion in support it has been receiving from Congress in recent years PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. passenger railroad service Amtrak said on Tuesday it needs a further http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-amtrak/amtrak-needs-1-5-billion-bailout-prepares-to-cut-up-to-20-of-workforce-idUSKBN2322832020-05-27
Even with new funding from Congress Amtrak still plans to extend some service cuts NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. passenger railroad service Amtrak said on Tuesday it needs a further http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-amtrak/amtrak-needs-1-5-billion-bailout-prepares-to-cut-up-to-20-of-workforce-idUSKBN2322832020-05-27
House Transportation Committee chairman Peter DeFazio said Congress must make sure that Amtrak its states and commuter rail partners and the Amtrak workforce get the support they need NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. passenger railroad service Amtrak said on Tuesday it needs a further http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-amtrak/amtrak-needs-1-5-billion-bailout-prepares-to-cut-up-to-20-of-workforce-idUSKBN2322832020-05-27
The company which has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic in April received billion in emergency funding from Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. passenger railroad service Amtrak said on Tuesday it needs a further http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-amtrak/amtrak-needs-1-5-billion-bailout-prepares-to-cut-up-to-20-of-workforce-idUSKBN2322832020-05-27
There can be no doubt that this is a direct result of President Trumps Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney who leads the Committee on Oversight and Reform said on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON The Defense Departments deputy inspector general resigned on Tuesday more than a month after President Donald Trump removed him as the Pentagons acting inspector general becoming the latest official in a federal oversight role to depart http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-pentagon-inspectorgeneral/pentagons-deputy-inspector-general-resigns-latest-in-watchdog-role-to-depart-idUSKBN2322H12020-05-27
The lawsuit asks for Newsoms order to be barred as unlawful and was filed by the RNC the National Republican Congressional Committee and the California Republican Party NegativeThe Republican National Committee and two other Republican groups on Sunday filed a lawsuit against California Governor Gavin Newsom over his executive orders to use mailin ballots for the November election http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-election-california-republicans/three-republican-groups-sue-california-governor-over-mail-in-vote-order-idUSKBN2310OF2020-05-26
Nevertheless focus is likely to be on Chinas National Peoples Congress as discussions of political and economic policies ANZ analysts wrote in a note NeutralSYDNEY May 25 Asian shares started cautiously on Monday as central bank largesse globally boosted sentiment but rising trade tensions between the worlds two biggest economies dulled risk appetite http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-shares-tick-up-eyes-on-china-u-s-trade-relations-idUSL4N2D703S2020-05-25
The case hinged on whether the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1990 to allow states to be held liable for illegal copying was valid NegativeThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a legal broadside to a filmmaker who documented the recovery of notorious English pirate Blackbeards wrecked ship refusing to revive his video piracy lawsuit that sought monetary damages from North Carolina http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-blackbeard/u-s-supreme-court-maroons-filmmaker-in-blackbeard-video-piracy-fight-idUSKBN21A2DE2020-05-25
Chinas parliament the National Peoples Congress announced on Thursday a draft decision on establishing and improving a legal system and enforcement mechanism for Hong Kong to safeguard national NegativeBEIJING Chinas new national security legislation may be used to establish a domestic intelligence agency in Hong Kong similar to the colonialera Special Branch the territorys former leader Leung Chunying said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong/china-could-set-up-hong-kong-intelligence-agency-under-security-law-former-leader-idUSKBN22Z0K52020-05-24
WASHINGTON Nearly 200 political figures from around the world on Saturday decried Beijings proposed national security laws for Hong Kong including 17 members of the U.S. Congress as international tensions grow over the proposal to set up Chinese government intelligence bases in the territory NegativeWASHINGTON Nearly 200 political figures from around the world on Saturday decried Beijings proposed national security laws for Hong Kong including 17 members of the U.S. Congress as international tensions grow over the proposal to set up Chinese government intelligence bases in the territory http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-leaders/chinas-new-hong-kong-laws-a-flagrant-breach-of-agreement-foreign-officials-say-idUSKBN22Z0UC2020-05-24
A group representing some of the largest U.S. employers has asked Congress for a yearlong ban on mergers and acquisitions among hospitals and doctors groups that received government money to cope with the effects of the COVID19 pandemic NegativeA group representing some of the largest U.S. employers has asked Congress for a yearlong ban on mergers and acquisitions among hospitals and doctors groups that received government money to cope with the effects of the COVID19 pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-hospital-m-a/large-employers-push-back-on-u-s-healthcare-mergers-during-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN22Z0152020-05-23
Another issue is whether the standing committee of the National Peoples Congress has extra powers to ultimately interpret Hong Kong court rulings on national security NegativeHONG KONG Beijing is set to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong following last years often violent antiChina unrest that plunged the city into its deepest turmoil since returning to Chinese rule in 1997 http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-factbox/factbox-china-eyes-tougher-national-security-regime-for-hong-kong-idUSKBN22X26D2020-05-23
Because things that need Congress with the mess that is there we are not going to get passed NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles called on the government to push through further deregulation of environmental policy while people are distracted by the coronavirus pandemic in a video the Supreme Court ordered released on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-environment/brazil-minister-calls-for-environmental-deregulation-while-public-distracted-by-covid-idUSKBN22Y30Y2020-05-23
Congressional Democrats immediately launched a probe into the firing saying it had been their understanding that Linick was investigating wrongdoing by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo himself NegativeWASHINGTON The White House and the State Department did not provide an adequate to lawmakers requests for documents related to the firing of the departments inspector general a congressional aide said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/trump-administration-did-not-give-adequate-response-to-probe-into-watchdogs-firing-aide-idUSKBN22Z0072020-05-23
Congressional aides have also said Linick was looking into whether Pompeo misused a taxpayerfunded political appointee to perform personal tasks for himself and his wife such as walking their dog NeutralWASHINGTON The White House and the State Department did not provide an adequate to lawmakers requests for documents related to the firing of the departments inspector general a congressional aide said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/trump-administration-did-not-give-adequate-response-to-probe-into-watchdogs-firing-aide-idUSKBN22Z0072020-05-23
In the video Salles complained about legal challenges to proposed environmental rule changes that the government needed legal to defend the changes and should bypass Congress NeutralBRASILIA Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles called on the government to push through further deregulation of environmental policy while people are distracted by the coronavirus pandemic in a video the Supreme Court ordered released on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-environment/brazil-minister-calls-for-environmental-deregulation-while-public-distracted-by-covid-idUSKBN22Y30Y2020-05-23
Trump has repeatedly balked at Congress power to oversee his administration NeutralWASHINGTON The White House and the State Department did not provide an adequate to lawmakers requests for documents related to the firing of the departments inspector general a congressional aide said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/trump-administration-did-not-give-adequate-response-to-probe-into-watchdogs-firing-aide-idUSKBN22Z0072020-05-23
We dont need Congress NeutralBRASILIA Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles called on the government to push through further deregulation of environmental policy while people are distracted by the coronavirus pandemic in a video the Supreme Court ordered released on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-environment/brazil-minister-calls-for-environmental-deregulation-while-public-distracted-by-covid-idUSKBN22Y30Y2020-05-23
A total of billion has been provided by Congress for the loan program which is part of broader coronavirus emergency aid totaling around trillion so far NegativeWASHINGTON Negotiators in the U.S. Senate reached agreement on Thursday on legislation that would double the period of time in which small businesses can use Paycheck Protection Program loans to 16 weeks from the current eightweek limit according to a Senate aide http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-ppp/senators-attempt-to-advance-bill-lengthening-coronavirus-business-loan-terms-idUSKBN22X2MH2020-05-22
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is expected to unveil stimulus measures when the National Peoples Congress starts on Friday to spur its economy which has been battered by the coronavirus NegativeDollar supported as a safehaven http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-holds-gains-amid-fresh-u-s-china-tensions-idUSL4N2D34EF2020-05-22
Earlier this month the U.S. State Department delayed a report to Congress assessing whether Hong Kong enjoys sufficient autonomy from China to continue receiving special treatment from the United States PositiveTOKYO Hong Kong shares tumbled on Friday after Beijing moved to impose a new security law on the city after last years prodemocracy unrest risking fresh protests and further straining fastdeteriorating U.S.China ties http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/hong-kong-leads-asian-shares-lower-as-beijing-readies-new-security-law-idUSKBN22X2WI2020-05-22
However markets were disappointed at Chinas decision not to set an economic growth target this year as the National Peoples Congress kicked off a weeklong meeting NegativeTOKYO Oil prices fell on Friday after China failed to set an economic growth target for 2020 sparking concerns that the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic will cap fuel demand in the worlds secondlargest oil user http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-global-oil/oil-falls-as-china-omits-2020-growth-target-amid-pandemic-idUSKBN22Y04E2020-05-22
They also included lying to Congress about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow NeutralWASHINGTON Michael Cohen U.S. President Donald Trumps former personal attorney returned to his New York home on Thursday after being released early from a federal prison due to concerns of possible coronavirus exposure http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-trump-cohen/so-much-i-want-to-say-trumps-ex-lawyer-cohen-says-as-he-exits-prison-early-idUSKBN22X1O82020-05-22
They also want to garner public support for the countrys new amnesty law approved by federal Congress in April but still to be passed in the countrys state legislatures PositiveThe group wants case reviews for some female inmates they say many were victims as much as perpetrators of often petty crime and more help for them on release http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-women-prison/mexicos-former-prisoners-work-to-free-hundreds-of-women-idUSKBN22X1WR2020-05-22
We spent to fight COVID19 and we need more to continue fighting it and Congressman Joey Salceda the bills principal author told Reuters NeutralMANILA A Philippine lawmaker has introduced a bill in parliament aimed at taxing big tech firms such as Facebook Alphabets Google and Youtube Netflix and Spotify to raise funds to battle the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-philippines-economy-tax/philippine-lawmaker-proposes-tax-targeting-tech-giants-to-fund-virus-fight-idUSKBN22Y0IG2020-05-22
Zhang Yesui spokesman for the Chinas National Peoples Congress said details of the legislation would be given on Friday when the parliament holds its annual session NeutralHONG China is set to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong after last years prodemocracy unrest a Chinese official said on Thursday drawing a warning from President Donald Trump that Washington would react very against the attempt to gain more control over the former British colony http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-us/china-set-to-impose-new-hong-kong-security-law-trump-warns-of-strong-u-s-reaction-idUSKBN22X19C2020-05-22
About 3000 delegates to the annual gathering of Chinas largely rubberstamp parliament the National Peoples Congress will gather in Beijing on Friday to discuss political and economic policy NeutralAbout 3000 delegates to the annual gathering of Chinas largely rubberstamp parliament the National Peoples Congress will gather in Beijing on Friday to discuss political and economic policy http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-parliament-topics-factbox/factbox-what-to-expect-from-chinas-annual-meeting-of-parliament-idUSKBN22X05D2020-05-21
BRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress on Wednesday delayed voting on a land bill seen by some as contributing to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest which has dozens of European companies threatening to boycott Brazilian exports NegativeBRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress on Wednesday delayed voting on a land bill seen by some as contributing to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest which has dozens of European companies threatening to boycott Brazilian exports http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-environment/brazil-delays-vote-on-land-bill-amid-threat-of-environmental-boycott-idUSKBN22W2TU2020-05-21
Congressman Rodrigo Agostinho leader of the environmental caucus told Reuters the bill that was slated for a vote on Wednesday had subsequently been removed from the days agenda NeutralBRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress on Wednesday delayed voting on a land bill seen by some as contributing to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest which has dozens of European companies threatening to boycott Brazilian exports http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-environment/brazil-delays-vote-on-land-bill-amid-threat-of-environmental-boycott-idUSKBN22W2TU2020-05-21
And the U.S. economy wont recover its lost ground until sometime after next year the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON Asian stocks struggled to extend the weeks rally on Wednesday and gold and bonds firmed as a sceptical press report dented some hopes for a COVID19 vaccine and concerns about bumps in the global recovery from the pandemic returned http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-stocks-adrift-as-vaccine-rally-falters-idUSKBN22V3BU2020-05-20
Brazils lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia earlier said he would introduce the bill on the floor of Congress on Wednesday for a potential vote NegativeBritish supermarkets have warned Brazil they might have to boycott its products if lawmakers there pass a contentious bill that could enable faster destruction of the Amazon rainforest http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-environment-boycott/british-supermarkets-threaten-brazil-boycott-over-proposed-forest-law-idUSKBN22V39M2020-05-20
Congress is considering legislation to free up trillions of dollars of additional aid to further bolster the economy help states and increase pay for essential workers doing dangerous jobs PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday defended the Trump administrations fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic and told senators he was willing to consider extending and modifying a payroll loan program for small businesses http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-response/mnuchin-defends-u-s-fiscal-response-to-pandemic-seeks-payroll-loan-extension-idUSKBN22V0G72020-05-20
WASHINGTON Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were in no hurry to work on another coronavirus relief package despite the House of Representatives passage last week of a trillion measure NegativeWASHINGTON Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were in no hurry to work on another coronavirus relief package despite the House of Representatives passage last week of a trillion measure http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/republican-senators-put-brakes-on-additional-coronavirus-aid-idUSKBN22V2M42020-05-20
WASHINGTON The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Tuesday the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress were still evaluating the need for more coronavirus relief legislation and would discuss plans in a couple of weeks PositiveWASHINGTON The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Tuesday the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress were still evaluating the need for more coronavirus relief legislation and would discuss plans in a couple of weeks http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/top-senate-republican-says-still-mulling-if-more-coronavirus-relief-needed-idUSKBN22V2SW2020-05-20
Barr called on Congress to take action forcing Apple and other tech companies to help law enforcement agencies get through encryption during criminal investigations NegativeWASHINGTON The FBI cracked the iPhone encryption of the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors in a December attack at a naval base in Florida and found evidence linking him to al Qaeda Attorney General William Barr said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-florida-shooting-alqaeda/fbi-phone-probe-links-al-qaeda-to-saudi-who-killed-three-at-florida-base-barr-says-idUSKBN22U1WL2020-05-19
Congressional aides had said Linick was investigating whether Pompeo misused a taxpayerfunded political appointee to perform personal tasks for himself and his wife NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump may have fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia Democratic lawmakers said on Monday although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he sought Linicks removal because his work was undermining the department http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/trump-fired-watchdog-who-was-probing-saudi-arms-sales-democrats-say-idUSKBN22U2692020-05-19
Congresss intent is clear that an expression of lost confidence without further explanation is not sufficient to fulfill the requirements of the IG Reform Grassley said NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump may have fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia Democratic lawmakers said on Monday although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he sought Linicks removal because his work was undermining the department http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/trump-fired-watchdog-who-was-probing-saudi-arms-sales-democrats-say-idUSKBN22U2692020-05-19
One of those senators Republican Josh Hawley said TikTok previously told him its executives could not testify before Congress because they were located in China NegativeMayer led the successful launch of the streaming service in November but in February was passed over as Disneys new chief executive http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-bytedance-disney-streaming/disneys-streaming-chief-mayer-to-become-tiktok-ceo-idUSKBN22U2Y32020-05-19
He also notified Congress that he was firing the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community Michael Atkinson who was involved in triggering the impeachment investigation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps firing of the State Departments top internal watchdog could be if it was intended to retaliate against one of his investigations House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral-adviser/trumps-firing-of-state-department-watchdog-may-be-unlawful-pelosi-says-idUSKBN22T0J02020-05-18
He said at the time the delay was to allow the report to account for any actions Beijing might contemplate in the runup to Chinas May 22 National Peoples Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he believed China had threatened to interfere with the work of U.S. journalists in Hong Kong and warned Beijing that any decision impinging on Hong Kongs autonomy could affect the U.S. assessment of Hong Kongs status http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china-hongkong-autonomy/pompeo-warns-china-over-interference-with-u-s-journalists-in-hong-kong-idUSKBN22T0SB2020-05-18
Lawmakers also hope to include reshoring provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA a billion bill setting policy for the Pentagon that Congress passes every year PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers and officials are crafting proposals to push American companies to move operations or key suppliers out of China that include tax breaks new rules and carefully structured subsidies http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-supply-chains/u-s-mulls-paying-companies-tax-breaks-to-pull-supply-chains-from-china-idUSKBN22U0FH2020-05-18
Some Republicans in Congress have rushed to defend Trumps decision to oust Linick NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps firing of the State Departments top internal watchdog could be if it was intended to retaliate against one of his investigations House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral-adviser/trumps-firing-of-state-department-watchdog-may-be-unlawful-pelosi-says-idUSKBN22T0J02020-05-18
The top Democrat in Congress House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it was impossible to know the trajectory of the virus which has killed close to 90000 Americans without more testing NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. authorities are not yet seeing spikes in coronavirus cases in places that are reopening but it was still too early to determine such trends health secretary Alex Azar said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/so-far-no-spike-in-coronavirus-in-places-reopening-u-s-health-secretary-says-idUSKBN22T0HN2020-05-18
Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said in a statement that citing a general lack of confidence simply is not sufficient detail to satisfy Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in Congress on Saturday launched an investigation into President Donald Trumps move to oust the State Departments internal watchdog accusing the president of escalating his fight against any oversight of his administration http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/democrats-launch-probe-of-trumps-firing-of-state-department-watchdog-idUSKBN22S09Z2020-05-17
WASHINGTON Democrats in Congress on Saturday launched an investigation into President Donald Trumps move to oust the State Departments internal watchdog accusing the president of escalating his fight against any oversight of his administration NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in Congress on Saturday launched an investigation into President Donald Trumps move to oust the State Departments internal watchdog accusing the president of escalating his fight against any oversight of his administration http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/democrats-launch-probe-of-trumps-firing-of-state-department-watchdog-idUSKBN22S09Z2020-05-17
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee on Saturday said it would investigate President Donald Trumps firing of the State Department inspector general after the president notified Congress late Friday that he planned to remove the watchdog NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee on Saturday said it would investigate President Donald Trumps firing of the State Department inspector general after the president notified Congress late Friday that he planned to remove the watchdog http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral-congress/democrats-to-probe-trumps-firing-of-state-department-watchdog-idUSKBN22S0U42020-05-17
Congressional opposition leader Alessandro Molon warned that Brazil was heading toward a public health catastrophe and said the president should be impeached NegativeBRASILIA Brazil lost its second health minister in a month on Friday after President Jair Bolsonaro demanded wider use of unproven antimalarial drugs to fight the coronavirus outbreak adding to turmoil in one of the pandemics worst global hotspots http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil/brazil-loses-new-health-minister-as-bolsonaro-grabs-reins-in-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN22R2FM2020-05-16
It came as Congress struggled to function amid the pandemic with members mainly sheltering at home in an effort to help stop the spread of the virus NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday narrowly approved a trillion bill crafted by Democrats to provide more aid for battling the coronavirus and stimulating a faltering economy rocked by the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/house-passes-3-trillion-coronavirus-aid-bill-opposed-by-trump-idUSKBN22R1G92020-05-16
Lenders are already in the crosshairs of Democrats in Congress who have also asked for data on the loans as have attorney generals in New York and Massachusetts NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has sent grand jury subpoenas to big banks seeking records as part of a broader investigation into potential abuse of a billion emergency loan program to help small businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-doj-banks/exclusive-u-s-justice-dept-subpoenas-wall-street-banks-for-small-business-loans-info-sources-idUSKBN22R3EZ2020-05-16
Ratcliffes Congressional office and spokespeople for the Office of Director of National Intelligence had no immediate comment NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a vote for next Tuesday to confirm President Donald Trumps nominee John Ratcliffe to the post of Director of National Intelligence two Congressional sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-intelligence-ratcliffe/senate-intelligence-panel-sets-tuesday-vote-on-ratcliffe-nomination-for-spy-chief-idUSKBN22R3DJ2020-05-16
Since March Congress and the Trump administration have collaborated on four coronavirus bills totaling about billion passing them with overwhelming bipartisan support NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday narrowly approved a trillion bill crafted by Democrats to provide more aid for battling the coronavirus and stimulating a faltering economy rocked by the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/house-passes-3-trillion-coronavirus-aid-bill-opposed-by-trump-idUSKBN22R1G92020-05-16
The Democratic initiative which was opposed by Republicans marked an historic shift for Congress which had never before allowed lawmakers to cast votes from anywhere but the House chamber NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday narrowly approved a trillion bill crafted by Democrats to provide more aid for battling the coronavirus and stimulating a faltering economy rocked by the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/house-passes-3-trillion-coronavirus-aid-bill-opposed-by-trump-idUSKBN22R1G92020-05-16
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday allowing members to temporarily cast their votes by proxy a historic shift as the U.S. Congress searches for ways to continue to function despite the coronavirus pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday allowing members to temporarily cast their votes by proxy a historic shift as the U.S. Congress searches for ways to continue to function despite the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-proxy/u-s-house-approves-proxy-voting-during-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN22R3FR2020-05-16
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a vote for next Tuesday to confirm President Donald Trumps nominee John Ratcliffe to the post of Director of National Intelligence two Congressional sources told Reuters NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a vote for next Tuesday to confirm President Donald Trumps nominee John Ratcliffe to the post of Director of National Intelligence two Congressional sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-intelligence-ratcliffe/senate-intelligence-panel-sets-tuesday-vote-on-ratcliffe-nomination-for-spy-chief-idUSKBN22R3DJ2020-05-16
But many of those restrictions are already in place or have even been tightened by Trump and a decadesold U.S. economic embargo remains and can only be lifted by Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is considering returning Cuba to its list of state sponsors of terrorism a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Thursday a move that would mark another major blow to increasingly tense relations between Washington and Havana http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-cuba-blacklist-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-considers-returning-cuba-to-list-of-state-sponsors-of-terrorism-source-idUSKBN22Q35O2020-05-15
Congress authorized the Treasury Department to lend the Postal Service up to billion as part of a PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Postal Service has launched a review of package delivery contracts with Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-postoffice/u-s-postal-service-reviewing-delivery-contracts-washpost-idUSKBN22Q3322020-05-15
The U.S. Congress needs to approve Sudans removal from the list PositiveKHARTOUM Sudans finance minister on Thursday laid out a system of money transfers to the poor in a step towards removing costly fuel subsidies to end an economic crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-economy/sudan-plans-cash-transfer-to-poor-after-removal-of-fuel-subsidies-idUSKBN22Q3B72020-05-15
Worker advocates have pushed Congress to direct OSHA to issue emergency temporary standards that all businesses must follow NegativeThe U.S. Department of Labor issued its first workplace guidance to nursing homes on Thursday since the COVID19 pandemic swept the country and ravaged care facilities saying residents staff and visitors should keep 6 feet http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-workplace/u-s-issues-first-coronavirus-workplace-guidance-to-nursing-homes-idUSKBN22Q3P22020-05-15
But the source who spoke on condition of anonymity charged that the U.S. State Department had ignored multiple deadlines to share with Congress information on the virus origins NegativeWASHINGTON A prominent U.S. Republican senator proposed legislation on Tuesday that would authorize the U.S. president to impose farreaching sanctions on China if it fails to give a full account of events leading to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-graham/trump-senate-ally-seeks-china-sanctions-over-covid-19-probe-idUSKBN22O2XM2020-05-14
If the administration wants Congress to act they should stop stonewalling and show us the they claim to the aide said NeutralWASHINGTON A prominent U.S. Republican senator proposed legislation on Tuesday that would authorize the U.S. president to impose farreaching sanctions on China if it fails to give a full account of events leading to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-graham/trump-senate-ally-seeks-china-sanctions-over-covid-19-probe-idUSKBN22O2XM2020-05-14
WASHINGTON Republicans advanced toward their goal of recapturing a seat in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday as Mike Garcia a former Navy fighter pilot endorsed by President Donald Trump was leading in preliminary results from a special election north of Los Angeles the New York Times said PositiveWASHINGTON Republicans advanced toward their goal of recapturing a seat in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday as Mike Garcia a former Navy fighter pilot endorsed by President Donald Trump was leading in preliminary results from a special election north of Los Angeles the New York Times said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-california-results/republican-leads-in-california-special-election-to-u-s-congress-new-york-times-idUSKBN22P0D22020-05-14
WASHINGTON Thousands of local U.S. newspapers and broadcast outlets grappling with a massive downturn in advertising because of the COVID19 pandemic would be eligible for financial help under legislation introduced in Congress on Wednesday NeutralWASHINGTON Thousands of local U.S. newspapers and broadcast outlets grappling with a massive downturn in advertising because of the COVID19 pandemic would be eligible for financial help under legislation introduced in Congress on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-media/u-s-lawmakers-renew-push-to-grant-assistance-to-local-news-outlets-idUSKBN22P3CS2020-05-14
Zunker had hoped to be the first Native American elected to Congress from the state PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Republicans kept a seat representing a rural Wisconsin district in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday as state legislator Tom Tiffany defeated Democratic law school professor Tricia Zunker in a special election the New York Times said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-wisconsin/republicans-keep-congressional-seat-in-wisconsin-election-new-york-times-idUSKBN22P09O2020-05-14
com criticized for not acting quickly enough to curb sellers who charged hundreds of dollars for highdemand hand sanitizer during the early phase of the new coronavirus pandemic urged Congress on Wednesday to pass a law against price gouging during times of national emergency NegativeWASHINGTON Online retailer Amazon http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-amazon-pricegouging-congress/amazon-com-asks-for-federal-law-against-price-gouging-during-national-emergencies-idUSKBN22P2QW2020-05-14
Anthony Fauci warned Congress that a premature lifting of lockdowns could lead to additional outbreaks NegativeMore than 4 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-worldwide-spread-of-the-new-coronavirus-idUSKBN22J0KE2020-05-13
Dems are trying to steal the Mike Garcia Congressional Race in California NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans advanced toward their goal of recapturing a seat in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday as Mike Garcia a former Navy fighter pilot endorsed by President Donald Trump was leading in preliminary results from a special election north of Los Angeles http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-california/republican-leads-in-california-vote-to-replace-u-s-house-member-who-quit-after-scandal-idUSKBN22O1DY2020-05-13
Lira who has denied committing any crime and is seeking to become the next speaker of the lower house of Congress declined to comment NegativeBRASILIA Facing a criminal investigation that could oust him from office Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro is courting political power brokers he once decried as corrupt in a bid to survive a crisis worsened by his handling of the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-bolsonaro-analysis/as-coronavirus-crisis-saps-his-popularity-brazils-bolsonaro-courts-former-foes-idUSKBN22O31Z2020-05-13
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday called on Congress to pass a stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic that funds police officers teachers and other local and state employees and warned against repeating the corporatefocused bailouts following the 2008 financial crisis NegativeNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday called on Congress to pass a stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic that funds police officers teachers and other local and state employees and warned against repeating the corporatefocused bailouts following the 2008 financial crisis http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-new-york/new-york-governor-warns-against-paying-greedy-corporations-in-stimulus-bill-idUSKBN22O2UA2020-05-13
Top U.S. infectious disease advisor Anthony Fauci on Tuesday warned Congress that a premature lifting of lockdowns could lead to additional outbreaks of the deadly coronavirus NegativeDollar on defensive as negative rates debate heats up http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-on-defensive-eyes-on-powell-amid-negative-rates-debate-idUSL4N2CU4U42020-05-13
WASHINGTON Republicans advanced toward their goal of recapturing a seat in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday as Mike Garcia a former Navy fighter pilot endorsed by President Donald Trump was leading in preliminary results from a special election north of Los Angeles PositiveWASHINGTON Republicans advanced toward their goal of recapturing a seat in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday as Mike Garcia a former Navy fighter pilot endorsed by President Donald Trump was leading in preliminary results from a special election north of Los Angeles http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-california/republican-leads-in-california-vote-to-replace-u-s-house-member-who-quit-after-scandal-idUSKBN22O1DY2020-05-13
Kudlow the director of the National Economic Council told reporters that formal talks with Congress have paused for May PositiveWASHINGTON The White House has halted talks with Congress over any further coronavirus stimulus package as it waits for more information about how U.S. state reopenings affect the economy White House top economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/white-house-wont-consider-another-stimulus-bill-in-may-kudlow-idUSKBN22K21V2020-05-12
Simply put Congress did not pick winners and losers in the Leitman wrote NeutralA U.S. judge ruled on Monday that strip clubs cannot be blocked from obtaining emergency federal loans during the coronavirus pandemic and declared invalid a rule barring a wide range of businesses from obtaining those loans http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-strip-clubs/strip-clubs-other-disfavored-businesses-entitled-to-emergency-loans-in-pandemic-u-s-judge-idUSKBN22N2YG2020-05-12
Some of Trumps fellow Republicans in Congress have echoed the presidents criticisms NegativeWASHINGTON The leaders of U.S. congressional foreign affairs committees wrote to nearly 60 countries on Friday asking them to support Taiwans participation in the World Health Organization citing the need for the broadest effort possible to fight the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-taiwan/u-s-lawmakers-urge-support-for-taiwan-at-who-as-u-s-criticizes-china-idUSKBN22L00T2020-05-12
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump may be open to further federal funding to help U.S. states recover funds spent battling the novel coronavirus White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on Sunday as Congress weighs another possible economic relief bill PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump may be open to further federal funding to help U.S. states recover funds spent battling the novel coronavirus White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on Sunday as Congress weighs another possible economic relief bill http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-hassett/trump-may-help-offset-states-coronavirus-costs-hassett-idUSKBN22M0GV2020-05-12
WASHINGTON The White House has halted talks with Congress over any further coronavirus stimulus package as it waits for more information about how U.S. state reopenings affect the economy White House top economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON The White House has halted talks with Congress over any further coronavirus stimulus package as it waits for more information about how U.S. state reopenings affect the economy White House top economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/white-house-wont-consider-another-stimulus-bill-in-may-kudlow-idUSKBN22K21V2020-05-12
While Democrats in Congress supported nearly trillion compromise stimulus legislation Bidens team is asking allies to attack various faults that have emerged in the program the memo shows NegativeNEW YORK Allies of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are being told to sharpen attacks on President Donald Trumps stimulus efforts as thinly veiled according to a memo being sent to Democratic officeholders and supporters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-economy-exclusive/exclusive-biden-allies-told-to-attack-trumps-stimulus-as-cronyism-idUSKBN22K1A92020-05-12
Brazils Congress has declared a threeday national mourning period NegativeSAO PAULO Brazils Economy Minister Paulo Guedes on Saturday said the countrys central bank is likely to shower the economy with money in case of a depression due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy/brazils-central-bank-to-shower-economy-with-money-in-case-of-depression-economy-minister-idUSKBN22L0V92020-05-11
If the court were to embrace Trumps broadest arguments it would severely weaken the ability of Congress to conduct oversight of a president NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considers three blockbuster cases concerning efforts by the Democraticled House of Representatives and a grand jury working with a prosecutor in New York City to obtain copies of President Donald Trumps financial records http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-explainer/explainer-whats-at-stake-in-supreme-court-fight-over-trump-financial-records-idUSKBN22N1CU2020-05-11
The U.S. governments billion program to rescue small businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic thwarts the intention of Congress by making it hard for some borrowers to convert loans to grants and failing to prioritize the right businesses a government watchdog said on Friday NegativeThe U.S. governments billion program to rescue small businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic thwarts the intention of Congress by making it hard for some borrowers to convert loans to grants and failing to prioritize the right businesses a government watchdog said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-watchdog/u-s-small-business-rescue-program-ignored-congress-watchdog-idUSKBN22K2XH2020-05-11
Trump still won in the Electoral College with the results certified by Congress in January 2017 and was sworn in as president later that month PositiveBret Chiafalo had his bags packed in the weeks following the 2016 U.S. presidential election http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-electoral/as-2020-presidential-contest-looms-u-s-supreme-court-mulls-power-of-electors-idUSKBN22M0JL2020-05-11
WASHINGTON The White House has begun informal talks with Republicans and Democrats in Congress about what to include in another round of coronavirus relief legislation officials said on Sunday while predicting further U.S. jobs losses in the coming months NegativeWASHINGTON The White House has begun informal talks with Republicans and Democrats in Congress about what to include in another round of coronavirus relief legislation officials said on Sunday while predicting further U.S. jobs losses in the coming months http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-coronavirus/white-house-considers-more-coronavirus-aid-as-jobs-picture-worsens-idUSKBN22M0GX2020-05-11
Congress has passed major coronavirus relief bills worth nearly trillion including payments of to many individuals and more than billion in loans to small businesses NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was considering further economic measures possibly via executive orders to provide help against the economic fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-stimulants/trump-considering-more-coronavirus-economic-relief-measures-idUSKBN22J36D2020-05-08
Even if the president would wish to give them a franchise under the constitution only Congress has the power to grant presidential spokesman Harry Roque said on Thursday NeutralMANILA The Philippines biggest broadcaster asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to quash an order by the telecoms regulator to shut down its operations saying it undermined freedom of speech and the public right to information http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-media-court/philippine-broadcaster-fights-order-to-shut-down-idUSKBN22J1RA2020-05-08
I expect the Senate will soon look to pass Senator Rubios Uyghur Human Rights Policy McConnell the senior Republican in Congress said in a speech to the Senate NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he expects the chamber to move soon to pass a bill that would call on the Trump administration to toughen its response to Chinas crackdown on the countrys Muslim minority groups http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-xinjiang/senate-leader-expects-vote-soon-on-seeking-china-sanctions-over-uighurs-idUSKBN22J3E42020-05-08
Kaine responded by saying that Congress is doing its job by trying to assert its authority to weigh in on the use of military force NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate failed on Thursday to override President Donald Trumps veto of a resolution that would have reined in his ability to wage war against Iran by requiring him to obtain congressional authorization for military action http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-congress/u-s-senate-upholds-trump-veto-of-insulting-iran-war-powers-resolution-idUSKBN22J30A2020-05-08
McCarthy said he views proxy voting as a tool that could be used as a last resort in the future if Congress was unable to meet NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday laid out the broad outlines of the next massive coronavirusresponse bill Democrats will seek with possible votes as soon as next week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-house-democrats-to-attempt-passing-next-coronavirus-bill-soon-idUSKBN22J2HW2020-05-08
McConnells Republicans control a slim majority in the Senate but he would need to sell the idea to the Democraticcontrolled House of Representatives for it to pass Congress NeutralWASHINGTON A key U.S. Senate Democrat pushed back on Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnells drive to protect employers from coronavirusrelated lawsuits when the economy begins to reopen saying it would be unnecessary if the White House set clearer standards http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-liability/fight-brews-in-congress-over-republican-push-to-protect-business-from-coronavirus-lawsuits-idUSKBN22J1HI2020-05-08
Pelosi acknowledged the varying approaches saying that at some point all sides would have to negotiate a deal that could pass Congress and be signed into law by Trump PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday laid out the broad outlines of the next massive coronavirusresponse bill Democrats will seek with possible votes as soon as next week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-house-democrats-to-attempt-passing-next-coronavirus-bill-soon-idUSKBN22J2HW2020-05-08
The measure would require Trump to remove U.S. troops engaged in hostilities against Iran unless Congress declares war or passes a specific authorization for the use of military force NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate failed on Thursday to override President Donald Trumps veto of a resolution that would have reined in his ability to wage war against Iran by requiring him to obtain congressional authorization for military action http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-congress/u-s-senate-upholds-trump-veto-of-insulting-iran-war-powers-resolution-idUSKBN22J30A2020-05-08
WASHINGTON The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives called for a pause in coronavirus legislation on Thursday saying Congress should first assess the impact of earlier relief bills and then take a slower path forward through committee hearings NeutralWASHINGTON The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives called for a pause in coronavirus legislation on Thursday saying Congress should first assess the impact of earlier relief bills and then take a slower path forward through committee hearings http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-mccarthy/top-u-s-house-republican-calls-for-pause-in-coronavirus-legislation-idUSKBN22J2D22020-05-08
His spokesman Harry Roque said the president wanted his supporters in Congress to know that he would not be upset if they backed ABSCBNs licence renewal PositiveMANILA Philippine legislators pushed on Wednesday to get the countrys biggest broadcaster back on air amid widespread shock and dismay over an order by the industry regulator for the station to cease operations after its 25year licence expired http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-media-broadcaster/philippine-lawmakers-vow-to-get-broadcast-giant-abs-cbn-back-on-air-idUSKBN22I19N2020-05-07
The U.S. Congress authorized the Treasury Department to lend it up to billion as part of a PositiveWASHINGTON A Republican Party donor was named on Wednesday to lead the U.S. Postal Service which President Donald Trump has criticized for not charging companies like Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-postmaster/republican-donor-named-u-s-postmaster-general-idUSKBN22J09T2020-05-07
The annual report mandated by Congress has not been made public yet but is likely to be released in the coming days PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. military operations killed about 130 civilians and injured 91 others in Iraq Syria Afghanistan and Somalia last year according to a Pentagon report seen by Reuters on Wednesday though the figures were far lower than those reported by watchdog groups http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-civilian/pentagon-report-says-130-civilians-killed-in-2019-lower-than-watchdog-estimates-idUSKBN22I2X32020-05-07
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed legislation passed by both houses of Congress to limit a presidents ability to wage war against Iran as Trump wages a campaign of maximum pressure against the Islamic Republic NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed legislation passed by both houses of Congress to limit a presidents ability to wage war against Iran as Trump wages a campaign of maximum pressure against the Islamic Republic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-congress/trump-vetoes-iran-war-powers-resolution-idUSKBN22I36O2020-05-07
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department is delaying a report to Congress assessing whether Hong Kong enjoys sufficient autonomy from China to continue receiving special treatment from the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department is delaying a report to Congress assessing whether Hong Kong enjoys sufficient autonomy from China to continue receiving special treatment from the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa-autonomy/pompeo-delays-hong-kong-report-to-see-if-china-acts-to-further-undermine-autonomy-idUSKBN22I2Q02020-05-07
Otherwise Alexander told reporters Members of Congress would represent sort of a virusspreading machine coming in here to a coronavirus hotspot and then going home NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Republicans underscored the need for tax cuts and business liability protections in any new coronavirus legislation on Tuesday while blocking a Democratic attempt to require transparency for a billionplus program for struggling small businesses http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/republicans-seek-tax-cuts-in-next-coronavirus-bill-senator-warns-congress-may-spread-virus-idUSKBN22H14V2020-05-06
WASHINGTON Congressional Republicans who strenuously objected when a Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives panel subpoenaed President Donald Trumps financial records last year have remained unusually quiet now that the fight has reached the Supreme Court NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Republicans who strenuously objected when a Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives panel subpoenaed President Donald Trumps financial records last year have remained unusually quiet now that the fight has reached the Supreme Court http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-finances/trump-allies-on-the-sidelines-in-supreme-court-financial-records-fight-idUSKBN22H13W2020-05-06
By Congress not wanting the special 5 minute testing apparatus they are saying that they are not Trump wrote on Twitter NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate convened in Washington for the first time in nearly six weeks on Monday despite concern it might put lawmakers and staff at risk of contracting the coronavirus but made clear it could take weeks to pass any new relief legislation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-senate-returns-to-washington-amid-concerns-about-coronavirus-risk-idUSKBN22G22F2020-05-05
China hawks in the U.S. Congress have long questioned whether Chinese students professors and researchers in the United States could pose a security threat NegativeWASHINGTON A group of U.S. House of Representatives Republicans released a letter on Monday charging China with seeking to indoctrinate American students the latest antiChina statement from congressional allies of President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-usa/congress-republicans-accuse-china-of-seeking-to-indoctrinate-u-s-students-idUSKBN22G2KG2020-05-05
It is a real Joenia Wapichana the leader of the appeal to the WHO and the first indigenous woman elected to Brazils Congress told Reuters PositiveBRASILIA Indigenous leaders in Brazil asked the World Health Organization on Monday to set up an emergency fund to help protect their communities from the threat of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-indigenous/brazils-indigenous-people-call-for-who-emergency-fund-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN22H09W2020-05-05
Last year a senior State Department official said the United States might remove Sudan from the list but the U.S. Congress needed to ratify such a move PositiveSudan has appointed its first ambassador to the United States for almost a quarter of a century its foreign ministry said on Monday in a move to normalize relations after decades of antagonism http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-sudan/sudan-appoints-first-ambassador-to-u-s-for-decades-idUSKBN22G2HC2020-05-05
The GAO said Congress should consider whether to amend the AEA to require briefings perhaps on a quarterly basis and to specify expectations for the content of the briefings NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Departments of State and Energy should commit to regular briefings to relevant committees in Congress on talks about nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia a congressional watchdog said in a report on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-saudi-nuclearpower/u-s-should-keep-congress-informed-about-nuclear-talks-with-saudis-gao-idUSKBN22G2XV2020-05-05
WASHINGTON The U.S. Departments of State and Energy should commit to regular briefings to relevant committees in Congress on talks about nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia a congressional watchdog said in a report on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Departments of State and Energy should commit to regular briefings to relevant committees in Congress on talks about nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia a congressional watchdog said in a report on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-saudi-nuclearpower/u-s-should-keep-congress-informed-about-nuclear-talks-with-saudis-gao-idUSKBN22G2XV2020-05-05
With some Democrats warning the Senates return could risk spreading the virus the Trump administration last week offered Congress 1000 coronavirus tests NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate convened in Washington for the first time in nearly six weeks on Monday despite concern it might put lawmakers and staff at risk of contracting the coronavirus but made clear it could take weeks to pass any new relief legislation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-senate-returns-to-washington-amid-concerns-about-coronavirus-risk-idUSKBN22G22F2020-05-05
We are in discussions internally and with leading members of Congress NeutralWASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday he would not rule out anything in a new relief bill to ease the tremendous of the coronavirus outbreak including more money for state and local governments and small businesses http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-kudlow/white-house-adviser-will-not-rule-out-more-money-for-states-small-businesses-idUSKBN22F0KN2020-05-04
The company said in its statement Some media and members of Congress have falsely that Ashford accessed loopholes to qualify for the funds NegativeAshford Group of companies run by a donor of U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday it would return a http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-loans-ashford/ashford-group-to-return-59-million-u-s-payroll-loan-idUSKBN22F00N2020-05-03
Afghanistan beset by a poor healthcare system malnutrition war and other vulnerabilities likely is facing a health from the coronavirus a watchdog report to the U.S. Congress warns NegativeMore than 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-worldwide-spread-of-the-new-coronavirus-idUSKCN2280EQ2020-05-02
Congress attempted to address this concern this week by ringfencing billion for banks with less than billion in assets NegativeNEW YORK JPMorgan Chase Co said on Friday that the U.S. Small Business Administration gave it the green light to make billion in new loans to some 211000 business customers hurt by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-jp-morgan-loans/jpmorgan-chase-approved-to-process-15-billion-in-new-ppp-loans-idUSKBN22D5X22020-05-02
Congress gave the Small Business Administration nearly billion over the past two months for governmentguaranteed forgivable loans that businesses hurt by the epidemic could apply for at participating banks NegativeNEW YORK JPMorgan Chase Co said on Friday that the U.S. Small Business Administration gave it the green light to make billion in new loans to some 211000 business customers hurt by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-jp-morgan-loans/jpmorgan-chase-approved-to-process-15-billion-in-new-ppp-loans-idUSKBN22D5X22020-05-02
The worrying outlook has led Congress to begin debating a bill to grant the central bank emergency powers to carry out quantitative or QE as part of its crisisfighting arsenal NegativeBUENOS AIRES Brazils central bank will cut its benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points again on Wednesday to aid Latin Americas No http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-rates-poll/brazil-central-bank-to-cut-rates-again-by-50-bps-in-may-reuters-poll-idUSKBN22D5U72020-05-02
WASHINGTON The top Republicans in the U.S. Congress displayed a united front on Friday in their drive for coronavirusrelated liability protections for businesses saying such measures will be crucial to talks about future relief legislation PositiveWASHINGTON The top Republicans in the U.S. Congress displayed a united front on Friday in their drive for coronavirusrelated liability protections for businesses saying such measures will be crucial to talks about future relief legislation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-republicans-push-for-coronavirus-lawsuit-immunity-for-business-idUSKBN22D5MG2020-05-02
Congress has not met in regular session since last month though it has passed major coronavirus relief bills worth nearly trillion NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. state and local governments could need close to trillion in aid over several years to cope with the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday as lawmakers began plotting more coronavirus relief legislation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-pelosi-mulls-1-trillion-for-cities-states-in-next-coronavirus-relief-round-idUSKBN22C2CQ2020-05-01
Congressional aides said signatures were still being collected and the letter had not yet been sent to the State Department NeutralWASHINGTON Nearly of U.S. House of Representatives members have signed a letter urging the Trump administration to increase its diplomatic action at the United Nations to renew an arms embargo on Iran congressional sources said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions-congress/most-of-u-s-house-urges-more-diplomacy-at-u-n-to-renew-iran-arms-embargo-sources-idUSKBN22C3MT2020-05-01
WASHINGTON Afghanistan beset by a poor healthcare system malnutrition war and other vulnerabilities likely is facing a health from the coronavirus a watchdog report to the U.S. Congress warns NegativeWASHINGTON Afghanistan beset by a poor healthcare system malnutrition war and other vulnerabilities likely is facing a health from the coronavirus a watchdog report to the U.S. Congress warns http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-afghanistan-usa/afghanistan-likely-facing-coronavirus-health-disaster-u-s-watchdog-idUSKBN22D4DY2020-05-01
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats condemned the federal Bureau of Prisons for its treatment of a 30yearold incarcerated pregnant woman who died this week from COVID19 after giving birth while on a ventilator saying more needs to be done to protect vulnerable inmates NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats condemned the federal Bureau of Prisons for its treatment of a 30yearold incarcerated pregnant woman who died this week from COVID19 after giving birth while on a ventilator saying more needs to be done to protect vulnerable inmates http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-prisons/coronavirus-death-of-pregnant-woman-in-federal-prison-prompts-outrage-in-congress-idUSKBN22C2T72020-05-01
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale to the Philippines of one of two attack helicopter variants the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Thursday in an official notification to the U.S. Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale to the Philippines of one of two attack helicopter variants the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Thursday in an official notification to the U.S. Congress http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-philippines-helicopter/u-s-state-department-approves-possible-attack-helicopter-sale-to-philippines-idUSKBN22C3K02020-05-01
Workers have protested safety conditions at fastfood restaurants hospitals and warehouses while businesses have lobbied Congress for legal shields to protect them against lawsuits from employees and customers NegativeU.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia on Thursday defended his departments handling of workplace safety during the coronavirus pandemic saying the cop is on the in response to union criticism about a lack of directives to protect workers http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-osha/u-s-labor-secretary-defends-workplace-safety-record-during-pandemic-idUSKBN22C3TI2020-05-01
Anthony Fauci warned Congress that the coronavirus was at least 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu NegativeU.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus topped 60000 on Wednesday and the outbreak will soon be deadlier than any flu season since 1967 according to a Reuters tally http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-casualties/u-s-coronavirus-outbreak-soon-to-be-deadlier-than-any-flu-since-1967-as-deaths-top-60000-idUSKBN22B32C2020-04-30
At least a halfdozen members of the U.S. Congress had contracted the virus by the time lawmakers went into recess late last month and over 30 others went into selfquarantine NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. Senate Democrat on Wednesday accused Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of endangering the lives of Senate staff if he brings them back to work next week without effective safeguards against coronavirus infection in place http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-senate/senate-democrat-says-republican-leaders-plan-to-resume-work-puts-lives-in-danger-idUSKBN22B33X2020-04-30
The Democratic primary for the U.S. state of Ohios third Congressional District has been won by incumbent Representative Joyce Beatty against Morgan Harper a progressive firsttime candidate who was previously a senior adviser at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau PositiveThe Democratic primary for the U.S. state of Ohios third Congressional District has been won by incumbent Representative Joyce Beatty against Morgan Harper a progressive firsttime candidate who was previously a senior adviser at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-politics-ohio-election/incumbent-democrat-joyce-beatty-wins-ohio-primary-against-liberal-morgan-harper-idUSKCN22B0Z02020-04-30
The billion along with billion in small business disaster loans approved last week by Congress would provide substantial support to small businesses he added PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday he is ready to invest more capital in new or expanded Federal Reserve coronavirus rescue lending programs but is not considering more aid to struggling airlines at the moment http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-treasury-mnuchin/fed-lending-programs-may-get-more-funds-but-not-airlines-treasurys-mnuchin-idUSKBN22B2MF2020-04-30
U.S. consumer advocates are urging Congress to resist growing demands by companies for protections from coronavirusrelated lawsuits as states start to ease pandemic restrictions and businesses begin to reopen NegativeMore than 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKCN2280EQ2020-04-30
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Wednesday proposed a bill that would require a U.S. coronavirus supply czar to oversee critical medical supplies while the top Senate Republican doubled down on demands for business protections NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Wednesday proposed a bill that would require a U.S. coronavirus supply czar to oversee critical medical supplies while the top Senate Republican doubled down on demands for business protections http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-congressional-democrats-push-for-coronavirus-medical-supply-czar-idUSKBN22B1XK2020-04-30
Hoyer a Democrat said the decision was made after he talked to Congress physician on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will not return to Washington next week as planned Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday citing health concerns amid a stillrising number of coronavirus cases in the nations capital http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-house-hoyer/u-s-house-of-representatives-will-not-return-to-washington-next-week-hoyer-idUSKCN22A2I52020-04-29
Im struggling to see how that theory in the McGahn case because Congress has a long history of obtaining information from the executive branch she added NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. appeals court judges on Tuesday appeared skeptical about broad arguments made by the Trump administration that the House of Representatives cannot sue to enforce a subpoena demanding testimony of a former senior White House official http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mcgahn/u-s-judges-press-trump-administration-over-subpoena-fight-idUSKCN22A1EW2020-04-29
Internet companies are treated differently than phone companies under the law though Justice Department leaders and some members of Congress have been pushing for new laws restricting strong encryption NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Federal appeals court judges asked prosecutors on Tuesday why a lower court could seal a ruling that absolved Facebook from having to wiretap a criminal suspect using one of the companys encrypted services http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-encryption-rulings-facebook/u-s-appeals-court-asks-why-facebook-encryption-order-should-stay-sealed-idUSKCN22A3542020-04-29
It is one of the few major pieces of legislation to make it through Congress every year a point of great pride for the House and Senate Armed Services panels NegativeWASHINGTON The long reach of the coronavirus outbreak will not keep U.S. lawmakers from passing an annual bill that determines how the Pentagon spends its billions as Congress has done for six decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-congress/senior-u-s-house-members-vow-to-pass-major-defense-bill-despite-pandemic-idUSKCN22A3472020-04-29
Judge Nina Pillard probed Mooppan on the scope of his argument that Congress can use political tools like withholding appropriations to force compliance with its subpoenas NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. appeals court judges on Tuesday appeared skeptical about broad arguments made by the Trump administration that the House of Representatives cannot sue to enforce a subpoena demanding testimony of a former senior White House official http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mcgahn/u-s-judges-press-trump-administration-over-subpoena-fight-idUSKCN22A1EW2020-04-29
The affair has sparked talk in Congress of impeachment just four years after such proceedings toppled former President Dilma Rousseff NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday named a family friend to head the federal police days after his justice minister quit and accused the president of meddling in law enforcement for political motives http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/bolsonaro-taps-family-friend-as-brazil-top-cop-supreme-court-oks-probe-idUSKCN22A1KW2020-04-29
This year Congress will pass the 60th National Defense Authorization Smith and Thornberry said in a joint statement PositiveWASHINGTON The long reach of the coronavirus outbreak will not keep U.S. lawmakers from passing an annual bill that determines how the Pentagon spends its billions as Congress has done for six decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-congress/senior-u-s-house-members-vow-to-pass-major-defense-bill-despite-pandemic-idUSKCN22A3472020-04-29
WASHINGTON The long reach of the coronavirus outbreak will not keep U.S. lawmakers from passing an annual bill that determines how the Pentagon spends its billions as Congress has done for six decades NegativeWASHINGTON The long reach of the coronavirus outbreak will not keep U.S. lawmakers from passing an annual bill that determines how the Pentagon spends its billions as Congress has done for six decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-congress/senior-u-s-house-members-vow-to-pass-major-defense-bill-despite-pandemic-idUSKCN22A3472020-04-29
From 2015 through 2017 Congress passed legislation barring HHS from using general funds to pay the governments risk corridor obligations NegativeWASHINGTON The federal government must honor its and pay private insurers billion owed to them under an Obamacare provision aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to uninsured Americans the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/supreme-court-tells-u-s-government-to-pay-insurers-12-billion-under-obamacare-idUSKCN2291Y32020-04-28
Pelosi also pushed the need for additional funding to state local and tribal governments as Congress considers the next massive relief legislation to help prop up the U.S. economy PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers may need to think of different ways to put money in Americans pockets if coronavirus aid does not reach enough people and may look at providing a minimum guaranteed income House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/house-speaker-pelosi-says-may-look-at-guaranteed-income-other-aid-idUSKCN2291TO2020-04-28
The deadliest pandemic for women in our country more than the coronavirus is feminicidal said Congresswoman Martha Tagle from the opposition Citizens Movement party NegativeThe rate was higher than in the same period last year according to the data http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-women-violence-trfn/murders-of-women-in-mexico-rise-amid-fears-of-lockdown-violence-idUSKCN22930V2020-04-28
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday predicted that Congress would approve further funding for states and cities whose budgets have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday predicted that Congress would approve further funding for states and cities whose budgets have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/u-s-senate-republican-leader-sees-further-aid-for-states-cities-idUSKCN2292SM2020-04-28
Like de Blasio many of the nations governors Democrats and Republicans alike have pressed the Trump administration and Congress to come forward with a sizable relief package PositiveWASHINGTON The shuttering of the U.S. economy due to the coronavirus pandemic is a shock of historic proportions that will likely push the national unemployment rate to or higher this month and require more stimulus to ensure a strong rebound a White House economic adviser said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-economy/u-s-economy-faces-historic-shock-with-16-joblessness-possible-trump-adviser-says-idUSKCN2280J12020-04-27
Oliveiras father was Bolsonaros aide for more than 20 years in Congress NeutralBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is expected to name his presidential secretary to replace former Justice Minister Sergio Moro who accused Bolsonaro of wrongdoing in his resignation on Friday a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/close-bolsonaro-aide-to-become-brazil-justice-minister-source-idUSKCN2280OM2020-04-27
The U.S. Congress has already approved trillion in coronavirus relief in a show of bipartisan support for laidoff workers and an economy in free fall NegativeWASHINGTON The shuttering of the U.S. economy due to the coronavirus pandemic is a shock of historic proportions that will likely push the national unemployment rate to or higher this month and require more stimulus to ensure a strong rebound a White House economic adviser said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-economy/u-s-economy-faces-historic-shock-with-16-joblessness-possible-trump-adviser-says-idUSKCN2280J12020-04-27
Trumps advisers want to hone a list of five or six ideas to present to Congress to help clear the economic carnage Hassett said NegativeWASHINGTON The shuttering of the U.S. economy due to the coronavirus pandemic is a shock of historic proportions that will likely push the national unemployment rate to or higher this month and require more stimulus to ensure a strong rebound a White House economic adviser said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-economy/u-s-economy-faces-historic-shock-with-16-joblessness-possible-trump-adviser-says-idUSKCN2280J12020-04-27
You cant easily go to Congress and ask for support and spend the money on an a senior source said PositiveSAO Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing-analysis/after-betting-its-future-on-boeing-jetmaker-embraer-scrambles-for-elusive-plan-b-idUSKCN2280QD2020-04-27
Capitao Augusto head of the gun lobby in Congress that has been key to the presidents threadbare coalition said this was the beginning of the for Bolsonaro NeutralBRASILIA Brazils Jair Bolsonaro suffered the heaviest blow to his presidency so far as his popular justice minister quit on Friday and accused him of potentially criminal meddling in law enforcement adding to the turmoil of a government struggling to confront a fastgrowing coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-super-minister-quits-in-bolsonaros-worst-crisis-yet-idUSKCN2261KW2020-04-25
WASHINGTON April 24 U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday said he has notified Congress that the new U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement will enter into force on July 1 a month later than initially proposed PositiveWASHINGTON April 24 U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday said he has notified Congress that the new U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement will enter into force on July 1 a month later than initially proposed http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/usa-trade-usmca/new-north-american-trade-pact-to-take-effect-july-1-ustr-idUSW1N2AE0262020-04-25
WASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday said he has notified Congress that the new U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement will take effect on July 1 a month later than initially proposed PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday said he has notified Congress that the new U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement will take effect on July 1 a month later than initially proposed http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/new-north-american-trade-pact-to-take-effect-july-1-ustr-idUSKCN2263H02020-04-25
Congress has not met in regular session since last month and is in recess until at least May 4 because of the coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON Hundreds of members of the U.S. House of Representatives will gather in Washington on Thursday to pass a billion coronavirus relief bill bringing the unprecedented total of funds approved for the crisis to nearly trillion http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus/u-s-house-to-pass-nearly-500-billion-more-in-coronavirus-relief-idUSKCN2251GX2020-04-24
Echoing Trump many Republicans also want the country including Congress to reopen more quickly than in the several more weeks recommended in many states PositiveWASHINGTON Hundreds of members of the U.S. House of Representatives will gather in Washington on Thursday to pass a billion coronavirus relief bill bringing the unprecedented total of funds approved for the crisis to nearly trillion http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus/u-s-house-to-pass-nearly-500-billion-more-in-coronavirus-relief-idUSKCN2251GX2020-04-24
Face covers have been recommended by Congress attending physician for any proceeding in which members may not be able to stay six feet apart PositiveWASHINGTON Masked and gloved members of the U.S. House of Representatives gathered in a largely empty Capitol for the first time in weeks on Thursday to vote on the next coronavirus response bill under rules that will extend proceedings for hours in the name of safety http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-house/this-could-take-hours-coronavirus-protocols-will-prolong-house-vote-idUSKCN2252ID2020-04-24
House Republicans had opposed the proxy vote plan saying there are already measures in place to ensure Congress can act in an emergency NegativeWASHINGTON Hundreds of members of the U.S. House of Representatives will gather in Washington on Thursday to pass a billion coronavirus relief bill bringing the unprecedented total of funds approved for the crisis to nearly trillion http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus/u-s-house-to-pass-nearly-500-billion-more-in-coronavirus-relief-idUSKCN2251GX2020-04-24
Nancy Pelosi speaker of the Democratic controlled House of Representatives has said more money for state and local governments would be included in the next coronavirus relief package in Congress NegativeWASHINGTON New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday derided Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnells suggestion that states whose finances are depleted by the coronavirus epidemic could declare bankruptcy as a really idea and warned that financial markets would tank if that were allowed to happen http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/new-yorks-cuomo-to-mcconnell-on-state-bankruptcy-watch-the-market-tank-idUSKCN2252AE2020-04-24
The case hinged on whether the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1990 to allow states to be held liable for illegal copying was valid NegativeThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a legal broadside to a filmmaker who documented the recovery of notorious English pirate Blackbeards wrecked ship refusing to revive his video piracy lawsuit that sought monetary damages from North Carolina http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-blackbeard/u-s-supreme-court-maroons-filmmaker-in-blackbeard-video-piracy-fight-idUSKBN21A2DE2020-04-24
U.S. pilot unions representatives have been meeting with members of Congress to seek legislation to protect against the spread of coronavirus on airplanes union officials said on Thursday PositiveAll United Airlines flight attendants must wear a face covering or mask while on duty starting April 24 the airline said on Thursday in the first such rule by a major U.S. carrier http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines/united-mandates-masks-for-flight-attendants-unions-want-passengers-included-idUSKCN2253RU2020-04-24
WASHINGTON U.S. national railroad Amtrak which received billion in emergency funding this month from Congress said on Thursday it expects to lose at least million in operating earnings in this budget year due to the effects of the coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. national railroad Amtrak which received billion in emergency funding this month from Congress said on Thursday it expects to lose at least million in operating earnings in this budget year due to the effects of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-amtrak/amtrak-to-lose-700-million-in-fiscal-2020-even-after-coronavirus-support-idUSKCN2253OK2020-04-24
He said Congress could be reopened in stages to accommodate health concerns NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives expects to pass a nearly billion coronavirus relief bill on Thursday but will put off any decision on changing its voting rules during the pandemic avoiding a potential partisan fight http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-house-poised-to-pass-more-coronavirus-aid-avoids-remote-voting-wrangle-idUSKCN2241V72020-04-23
WASHINGTON The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Wednesday that Congress may decide to provide additional assistance to state and local government as part of another coronavirus relief bill but that any aid needs to focus on the pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Wednesday that Congress may decide to provide additional assistance to state and local government as part of another coronavirus relief bill but that any aid needs to focus on the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-aid/top-u-s-senate-republican-says-aid-for-states-needs-to-focus-on-coronavirus-idUSKCN2243EJ2020-04-23
Washington Senator Maria Cantwell a Democrat said she would work to expand the program to local outlets in the next package Congress considers PositiveNewspapers in Seattle and Tampa Bay won support from a U.S. program aimed at helping small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic as local advertising revenue has fallen sharply http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-media/seattle-tampa-bay-newspapers-win-u-s-payroll-support-idUSKCN2243BK2020-04-23
Another round of tough negotiations are expected over the next few weeks on the next bill that both parties say they want to see moving through Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved billion in fresh relief for the U.S. economy and hospitals hammered by the coronavirus pandemic sending the measure to the House of Representatives for final passage later this week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/500-billion-coronavirus-aid-package-passes-u-s-senate-headed-to-house-idUSKCN2231RK2020-04-22
Congress already is working on a fifth coronavirusresponse bill NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved billion in fresh relief for the U.S. economy and hospitals hammered by the coronavirus pandemic sending the measure to the House of Representatives for final passage later this week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/500-billion-coronavirus-aid-package-passes-u-s-senate-headed-to-house-idUSKCN2231RK2020-04-22
Congress so far has declined to provide the funding due to opposition from Democrats who oppose aiding the oil industry when laidoff workers and other sectors also need help NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has asked his cabinet to devise a plan to inject cash into the ailing U.S. oildrilling industry to help it survive a historic collapse in crude prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-trump/trump-calls-for-u-s-oil-industry-bailout-as-prices-plunge-idUSKCN2231Z62020-04-22
Democrats in the U.S. Congress have called for legislation to ramp up the use of mailin voting automatic voter registration and early voting in Novembers general election amid coronavirus concerns NegativeAt least seven people contracted the coronavirus during Wisconsins primary election on April 7 Milwaukee health officials said on Tuesday confirming fears that holding inperson voting during the health crisis put people at risk http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-wisconsin-election/seven-confirmed-covid-19-cases-linked-to-wisconsins-april-elections-idUSKCN2233972020-04-22
Local news outlets still hold out significant hope they will added to another stimulus bill that Congress is expected to take up in May PositiveWASHINGTON A nearly billion spending deal reached by U.S. Senate leaders on Tuesday does not expand payroll assistance to struggling local newspapers and broadcast stations whose advertising revenues have plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-media/u-s-senate-deal-does-not-extend-assistance-to-local-news-outlets-idUSKCN2233022020-04-22
Protesters in Brasilia chanted slogans against the countrys Supreme Court which has upheld stateorganized lockdowns and against Congress whose opposition lawmakers have also defended quarantines NegativePAULO Brazils president Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday again attended a public rally and attacked lockdown measures meant to fight the coronavirus as supporters of the rightwing leader joined political motorcades around the country http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil/brazils-bolsonaro-attacks-coronavirus-lockdowns-as-supporters-take-to-streets-idUSKBN2210V12020-04-22
The National Governors Association has called on Congress to grant a total of billion to all states to help shore up battered finances NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump agreed to have the federal government help procure chemical reagents and other supplies needed for New York to double its testing capacity for the novel coronavirus New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-testing/trump-agrees-to-help-new-york-double-coronavirus-testing-governor-says-idUSKCN22400N2020-04-22
WASHINGTON April 21 U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said discussions on additional coronavirusrelated aid for state and local governments would start after Congress passes a bill funding more small business loans hospitals and testing PositiveWASHINGTON April 21 U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said discussions on additional coronavirusrelated aid for state and local governments would start after Congress passes a bill funding more small business loans hospitals and testing http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-usa-congress-trump/trump-says-he-will-discuss-more-coronavirus-money-for-states-after-current-bill-passes-idUSL2N2C90U42020-04-22
WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer welcomed a bipartisan deal reached on small business loan support along with money for hospitals and testing and said the U.S. Congress would aim to pass it this week PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer welcomed a bipartisan deal reached on small business loan support along with money for hospitals and testing and said the U.S. Congress would aim to pass it this week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-democrats/u-s-pelosi-schumer-welcome-deal-with-funds-for-small-business-hospitals-and-testing-idUSKCN22332A2020-04-22
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said discussions on additional coronavirusrelated aid for state and local governments would start after Congress passes a bill funding more small business loans hospitals and testing PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said discussions on additional coronavirusrelated aid for state and local governments would start after Congress passes a bill funding more small business loans hospitals and testing http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-trump/trump-says-he-will-discuss-more-coronavirus-money-for-states-after-current-bill-passes-idUSKCN2232PC2020-04-22
After a virtual meeting of senior party officials the governing African National Congress called for a stimulus package to beef up the countrys response to the crisis NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa will increase welfare provision to help poor households suffering because of a nationwide lockdown aimed at containing the coronavirus outbreak President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-to-increase-welfare-provision-over-coronavirus-ramaphosa-idUSKBN22214X2020-04-21
Congressional leaders said they could vote on the latest bill which would follow a NeutralWASHINGTON A U.S. Senate Republican and a Democrat proposed a billion rescue package for state and municipal governments on Monday as it became increasingly clear that the next coronavirus relief bill will not include money for reeling local authorities http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-local/u-s-senators-propose-500-billion-rescue-for-state-local-governments-idUSKBN2222IK2020-04-21
Mnuchin told CNN on Sunday that a deal being discussed with Congress would include billion more for the Paycheck Protection Program loan program for small businesses PositiveShake Shack Inc said it will return the small business loan it received from the U.S. government making it the first major firm to hand back money provided to help businesses ride out the impact of the coronavirus lockdown http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-shake-shack/burger-chain-shake-shack-to-return-10-million-government-loan-idUSKBN2220PV2020-04-21
The administration initially wanted to purchase the crude oil directly but Congress has yet to approve the funding PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration was considering the possibility of stopping incoming Saudi Arabian crude oil shipments as a measure to support the battered domestic drilling industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-trump/trump-to-consider-halting-saudi-oil-imports-says-u-s-has-plenty-idUSKBN22230O2020-04-21
WASHINGTON The Pentagon will request billions of dollars in the next version of the stimulus package from Congress to assist the defense industry during the economic slump caused by the coronavirus outbreak the Pentagons top weapons buyer said on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon will request billions of dollars in the next version of the stimulus package from Congress to assist the defense industry during the economic slump caused by the coronavirus outbreak the Pentagons top weapons buyer said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-pentagon-industry/pentagon-to-ask-u-s-congress-for-emergency-coronavirus-funds-to-support-defense-industry-idUSKBN2222PV2020-04-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress on Monday inched toward a billion deal to help small businesses and hospitals hurt by the coronavirus pandemic with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying negotiators had come to terms on the of the package as the Senate set a Tuesday session for a potential vote PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress on Monday inched toward a billion deal to help small businesses and hospitals hurt by the coronavirus pandemic with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying negotiators had come to terms on the of the package as the Senate set a Tuesday session for a potential vote http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/senate-moves-toward-possible-tuesday-coronavirus-vote-pelosi-sees-deal-on-principles-idUSKBN2221OG2020-04-21
WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday Republican and Democratic negotiators have come to terms on the of the next coronavirus relief package which is expected to focus on more aid for small businesses and be taken up in the U.S. Congress this week NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday Republican and Democratic negotiators have come to terms on the of the next coronavirus relief package which is expected to focus on more aid for small businesses and be taken up in the U.S. Congress this week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/u-s-pelosi-negotiators-agreed-principles-of-next-coronavirus-aid-package-idUSKBN2230392020-04-21
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he hoped negotiators in Congress would reach a deal to provide more aid for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic with a vote possible in the Senate on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he hoped negotiators in Congress would reach a deal to provide more aid for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic with a vote possible in the Senate on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-trump/trump-hopes-for-deal-in-u-s-congress-on-small-business-program-vote-possible-in-senate-tuesday-idUSKBN2222Z62020-04-21
Lopez Obradors National Regeneration Movement and its allies control both houses of Congress PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican business leaders fed up with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador are beginning to marshal support for political outsiders to weaken him at the ballot box next year in an unfolding strategy that may also fuel greater division http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-president-business/a-failure-foretold-mexican-presidents-business-brawl-gets-political-idUSKBN2210G42020-04-20
Mnuchin said on CNN the deal being discussed with Congress would include billion more for the Paycheck Protection Program loan program for small businesses PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Democrats and Republicans are near agreement on extra money to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic and could seal a deal as early as Monday President Donald Trump said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/coronavirus-relief-deal-for-u-s-small-businesses-may-come-monday-trump-says-idUSKBN2210ID2020-04-20
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he favors more coronavirus relief aid for state and local governments but that will be for a future package to be negotiated with Congress not in the one that is being negotiated now PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he favors more coronavirus relief aid for state and local governments but that will be for a future package to be negotiated with Congress not in the one that is being negotiated now http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-states/trump-favors-more-coronavirus-aid-to-u-s-states-but-in-later-bill-idUSKBN2220052020-04-20
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that senior Republicans and Democrats in Congress are close to reaching agreement on a new coronavirus response bill PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that senior Republicans and Democrats in Congress are close to reaching agreement on a new coronavirus response bill http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mnuchin/mnuchin-says-congress-close-to-deal-on-coronavirus-bill-idUSKBN2210JL2020-04-20
Congressional Democrats are pushing for additional funding for election aid to states in the next round of coronavirusresponse legislation expected to be crafted by lawmakers in the coming weeks PositiveWASHINGTON Congress is scrambling for ways to safeguard the Nov http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-vote/voting-by-mail-in-the-spotlight-as-u-s-congress-debates-how-to-secure-november-elections-idUSKBN21Z3372020-04-18
The Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress will deliberate various proposed legislation during the meetings Xinhua said NeutralBEIJING The top body of Chinas parliament will meet in the capital city of Beijing from April 26 to April 29 the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-parliament/china-parliaments-top-body-to-meet-from-april-26-to-april-29-idUSKBN21Z15O2020-04-18
The Trump administration is negotiating with Congress over adding an additional billion to the pot PositiveRetailers restaurants and hotels whose lowpaid workers are among the hardest hit in the coronavirus pandemic got a combined of the billion allocated under a new federal government program to help small firms keep paying their employees during widespread shutdowns data from the agency running the program showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-smallbusiness/retailers-restaurants-hotels-get-18-of-small-business-bailout-cash-sba-idUSKBN21Z33F2020-04-18
The billion in smallbusiness loans sought by the Trump administration would be in addition to billion allocated by Congress last month NeutralWASHINGTON Some moderate Democrats key to their partys control of the U.S. House of Representatives are urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move quickly to replenish a fund to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic saying other party priorities can wait http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-democrats/no-excuses-moderate-democrats-urge-quick-deal-on-small-business-coronavirus-aid-idUSKBN21Z37D2020-04-18
WASHINGTON Congress is scrambling for ways to safeguard the Nov NegativeWASHINGTON Congress is scrambling for ways to safeguard the Nov http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-vote/voting-by-mail-in-the-spotlight-as-u-s-congress-debates-how-to-secure-november-elections-idUSKBN21Z3372020-04-18
With the PPP funds depleted as of this week further aid has stalled in Congress amid a partisan dispute over support for state governments and hospitals NegativeFRANCISCO Over two frantic weeks the U.S. government pledged billion to Main Street businesses across America desperate for cash after coronavirus lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-lending-analys/main-street-bailout-rewards-u-s-restaurant-chains-firms-in-rural-states-idUSKBN21Z3FL2020-04-18
A cornerstone of the fiscal effort the Paycheck Protection of billion in loans to small business is already out of money and debate over expanding it has stalled in Congress NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. small businesses may need up to billion a month to ensure their survival through the coronavirus crisis the head of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday as Fed officials voiced concern over the speed and breadth of the countrys fiscal response to an unprecedented economic slowdown http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-fed-bostic/feds-bostic-u-s-small-business-may-need-up-to-500-billion-monthly-in-support-through-crisis-idUSKBN21Y2MG2020-04-17
BRASILIA Brazils rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday accused the speaker of the lower house of Congress Rodrigo Maia of turning state governors against him in the coronavirus crisis and seeking to remove him from the presidency NegativeBRASILIA Brazils rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday accused the speaker of the lower house of Congress Rodrigo Maia of turning state governors against him in the coronavirus crisis and seeking to remove him from the presidency http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-bolsonaro/brazils-bolsonaro-accuses-house-speaker-of-trying-to-remove-him-from-office-idUSKBN21Y3JN2020-04-17
Congress approved the massive emergency package late last month to try to keep the economy intact until the coronavirus outbreak is controlled and stores and businesses can safely reopen NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. small businesses may need up to billion a month to ensure their survival through the coronavirus crisis the head of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday as Fed officials voiced concern over the speed and breadth of the countrys fiscal response to an unprecedented economic slowdown http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-fed-bostic/feds-bostic-u-s-small-business-may-need-up-to-500-billion-monthly-in-support-through-crisis-idUSKBN21Y2MG2020-04-17
Congress has not met in regular session since last month because of the virus NegativeWASHINGTON A leading member of the U.S. House of Representatives recommended on Thursday a voting system to allow lawmakers to authorize other lawmakers to vote for them during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/key-u-s-congressman-offers-remote-voting-proposal-amid-coronavirus-relief-haggling-idUSKBN21Y31Q2020-04-17
Congress set aside billion in direct loans for national securityrelated companies that could be tapped by Boeing and it could also take part in a Treasurybacked Federal Reserve lending program NeutralBoeing Co said it will resume commercial airplane production next week in Washington state after suspending operations last month in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the companys chief executive told employees the aerospace industry will need financial help from the government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-boeing/boeing-restarting-commercial-airplane-production-next-week-idUSKBN21Y3AJ2020-04-17
Congressional leaders decided this week to extend an ongoing recess until at least May 4 NeutralWASHINGTON A leading member of the U.S. House of Representatives recommended on Thursday a voting system to allow lawmakers to authorize other lawmakers to vote for them during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/key-u-s-congressman-offers-remote-voting-proposal-amid-coronavirus-relief-haggling-idUSKBN21Y31Q2020-04-17
The millions of men and women who work at Americas small businesses and their families are battling a health crisis while also facing an economic crisis unless Congress authorizes additional funds NegativeWASHINGTON A billion emergency U.S. loan program to help small businesses keep workers on their payrolls amid the novel coronavirus disruption has run out of funds the U.S. Small Business Administration said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-lending/u-s-loan-program-hits-350-billion-cap-leaving-thousands-of-small-businesses-adrift-idUSKCN21Y2BV2020-04-17
BARCELONA The Mobile World Congress the telecoms industrys biggest annual gathering will be held in Barcelona until 2024 extending its current contract by one year the GSMA association that hosts the congress said on Wednesday PositiveBARCELONA The Mobile World Congress the telecoms industrys biggest annual gathering will be held in Barcelona until 2024 extending its current contract by one year the GSMA association that hosts the congress said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld/mobile-world-congress-to-be-held-in-barcelona-until-2024-organiser-idUSKCN21X3422020-04-16
But he hopes a bill that would legally recognize forced displacement at the federal level will be approved in Congress by the end of the year PositiveYou cant even find the words to say what youre Vazquez said wiping away tears http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-indigenous-landrights-feature/no-way-out-emotional-trauma-haunts-displaced-indigenous-mexicans-idUSKCN21X2F92020-04-16
Congress has a role to play Fannon said NeutralWASHINGTON Washington could still slap tariffs on oil imports to the United States if global crude producers fail to keep their pledges made over the weekend to reduce output the top U.S. energy diplomat said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-usa-tariffs/u-s-could-still-wield-oil-import-tariffs-if-opec-producers-break-deal-diplomat-idUSKCN21X2ZD2020-04-16
House majority leader Steny Hoyer said none of the leaders of Congress want remote voting to be routine NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives is looking very at how its members could vote from outside the Capitol as a coronavirusforced recess looks poised to last into at least next month the chambers No http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/as-pandemic-lingers-u-s-house-looking-very-closely-at-remote-voting-idUSKCN21X2PO2020-04-16
Republicans in Congress who rarely break from White House policy quickly backed Trumps decision NeutralWASHINGTON The United States could redirect to other aid groups some million it would have paid the World Health Organization this year senior Trump administration officials said on Wednesday after President Donald Trump halted funding for the U.N. agency over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-who/u-s-funds-that-would-have-gone-to-who-could-be-given-to-aid-groups-trump-officials-idUSKCN21X2Z32020-04-16
The senior administration officials said the U.S. Congress was unable to stop them from redirecting WHO funding elsewhere NegativeWASHINGTON The United States could redirect to other aid groups some million it would have paid the World Health Organization this year senior Trump administration officials said on Wednesday after President Donald Trump halted funding for the U.N. agency over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-who/u-s-funds-that-would-have-gone-to-who-could-be-given-to-aid-groups-trump-officials-idUSKCN21X2Z32020-04-16
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to shut down Congress so he could fill vacancies in his administration without Senate confirmation saying he was frustrated lawmakers were not in Washington to vote on his nominees for federal judgeships and other government positions NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to shut down Congress so he could fill vacancies in his administration without Senate confirmation saying he was frustrated lawmakers were not in Washington to vote on his nominees for federal judgeships and other government positions http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-nominations/trump-threatens-to-adjourn-u-s-congress-over-scam-preventing-appointments-idUSKCN21X3GI2020-04-16
WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez one of Congresss leading progressives told Politico on Wednesday she wanted to see former Vice President Joe Biden refine his stances on issues including healthcare and immigration before endorsing him NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez one of Congresss leading progressives told Politico on Wednesday she wanted to see former Vice President Joe Biden refine his stances on issues including healthcare and immigration before endorsing him http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-ocasiocortez/democrat-ocasio-cortez-plans-to-back-biden-but-wants-to-see-tougher-stances-idUSKCN21X2C72020-04-16
MORENA was registered in 2014 and along with its allies took a majority in Congress when Lopez Obrador came to power PositiveMEXICO CITY A Mexican lawmaker on Tuesday became the first senator to quit from the ruling National Regeneration Movement of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador dealing another blow to the leftist leader as pressure mounts over his performance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexicos-ruling-party-suffers-first-senate-resignation-idUSKCN21X0JY2020-04-15
OSHA has resisted calls by worker advocates and some Democrats in Congress to adopt emergency rules requiring employers to implement specific safety measures such as social distancing NegativeThe U.S. agency that enforces workplace safety laws has said it will prioritize work site inspections of healthcare facilities over other businesses that remain open during the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-workplace/u-s-workplace-safety-agency-will-prioritize-inspection-of-healthcare-facilities-idUSKCN21W2PE2020-04-15
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell so far have resisted calls from lawmakers in both parties to allow remote voting in Congress amid the coronavirus crisis NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that for the first time it will hear cases argued by teleconference rather than in the courtroom due to the coronavirus pandemic including a dispute over whether President Donald Trumps tax and financial records should be disclosed http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-finances/a-u-s-supreme-court-first-arguments-by-teleconference-including-major-one-involving-trump-idUSKCN21V1D42020-04-14
The billion in smallbusiness loans would be in addition to billion allocated by Congress in a NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress struggled to produce a fresh coronavirus relief bill on Monday as a stubborn standoff between Republicans and Democrats complicated the challenge of passing legislation with most lawmakers out of town http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-congress-struggles-as-partisanship-stymies-new-coronavirus-bill-idUSKCN21V12V2020-04-14
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress struggled to produce a fresh coronavirus relief bill on Monday as a stubborn standoff between Republicans and Democrats complicated the challenge of passing legislation with most lawmakers out of town NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress struggled to produce a fresh coronavirus relief bill on Monday as a stubborn standoff between Republicans and Democrats complicated the challenge of passing legislation with most lawmakers out of town http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-congress-struggles-as-partisanship-stymies-new-coronavirus-bill-idUSKCN21V12V2020-04-14
Congress set aside another billion in loans to passenger airlines but no action on those is expected until Treasury makes decisions on the grants NeutralMajor U.S. airlines were urging Treasury officials and the federal governments outside advisers on Saturday to scrap or revise a proposal that would make part of the billion earmarked by Congress to help keep workers on the payroll repayable in the form of lowcost loans http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines/airlines-want-u-s-treasury-to-scrap-proposal-to-make-some-grant-money-repayable-idUSKCN21T0X02020-04-12
Cuomo and Hogan called on Congress to provide billion to meet the states budgetary shortfalls NegativeWASHINGTON The two top Republicans in the U.S. Congress vowed on Saturday to oppose Democrats demands to match a billion proposal to aid small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic with the same amount for hospitals and state and local governments http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/congressional-republicans-nix-democratic-bid-for-broader-coronavirus-relief-idUSKCN21T0JL2020-04-12
Major U.S. airlines were urging Treasury officials and the federal governments outside advisers on Saturday to scrap or revise a proposal that would make part of the billion earmarked by Congress to help keep workers on the payroll repayable in the form of lowcost loans NegativeMajor U.S. airlines were urging Treasury officials and the federal governments outside advisers on Saturday to scrap or revise a proposal that would make part of the billion earmarked by Congress to help keep workers on the payroll repayable in the form of lowcost loans http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines/airlines-want-u-s-treasury-to-scrap-proposal-to-make-some-grant-money-repayable-idUSKCN21T0X02020-04-12
The billion in smallbusiness loans would be in addition to billion already allocated by Congress in a NeutralWASHINGTON The two top Republicans in the U.S. Congress vowed on Saturday to oppose Democrats demands to match a billion proposal to aid small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic with the same amount for hospitals and state and local governments http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/congressional-republicans-nix-democratic-bid-for-broader-coronavirus-relief-idUSKCN21T0JL2020-04-12
WASHINGTON April 11 The two top Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Saturday said they would continue to oppose Democrats demands to include funding for items other than small business relief in a proposed coronavirus aid bill NegativeWASHINGTON April 11 The two top Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Saturday said they would continue to oppose Democrats demands to include funding for items other than small business relief in a proposed coronavirus aid bill http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-usa-congress/congressional-republicans-double-down-on-push-for-coronavirus-business-relief-idUSL2N2BZ04V2020-04-12
WASHINGTON The two top Republicans in the U.S. Congress vowed on Saturday to oppose Democrats demands to match a billion proposal to aid small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic with the same amount for hospitals and state and local governments NegativeWASHINGTON The two top Republicans in the U.S. Congress vowed on Saturday to oppose Democrats demands to match a billion proposal to aid small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic with the same amount for hospitals and state and local governments http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/congressional-republicans-nix-democratic-bid-for-broader-coronavirus-relief-idUSKCN21T0JL2020-04-12
Airline unions and Democrats in the U.S. Congress have pressed Treasury to grant the assistance quickly and without requiring unreasonable conditions on airlines that are struggling PositiveU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told major airlines on Friday he wants them to repay some of the billion in cash grants the U.S. Congress approved last month to cover payroll costs as airlines weather an unprecedented crisis due to the coronavirus three industry officials briefed on the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines-progr/exclusive-treasury-wants-warrants-repayment-from-major-u-s-airlines-on-30-of-grant-money-sources-idUSKCN21S1Y72020-04-11
Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel who leads the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Twitter that Trump should be working with allies on COVID19 and should not extort friends PositiveWASHINGTON When U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper rang his South Korean counterpart this week he pressed for a deal quickly on defense costsharing that President Donald Trump expects will translate into much higher contributions from Seoul http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southkorea-trump-defense-exclusiv/exclusive-inside-trumps-standoff-with-south-korea-over-defense-costs-idUSKCN21S1W72020-04-11
The billion in smallbusiness loans which could turn into governmentpaid grants if certain terms are met would be in addition to billion already allocated by Congress PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and congressional leaders will hold bipartisan negotiations on a new coronavirusresponse bill with the goal of reaching a deal by early next week Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump-congress/mnuchin-congress-leaders-to-hold-new-talks-on-next-coronavirus-aid-bill-idUSKCN21S17Z2020-04-11
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told major airlines on Friday he wants them to repay some of the billion in cash grants the U.S. Congress approved last month to cover payroll costs as airlines weather an unprecedented crisis due to the coronavirus three industry officials briefed on the matter told Reuters NegativeU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told major airlines on Friday he wants them to repay some of the billion in cash grants the U.S. Congress approved last month to cover payroll costs as airlines weather an unprecedented crisis due to the coronavirus three industry officials briefed on the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines-progr/exclusive-treasury-wants-warrants-repayment-from-major-u-s-airlines-on-30-of-grant-money-sources-idUSKCN21S1Y72020-04-11
WASHINGTON Congressional leaders and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will hold bipartisan negotiations on the contents of a new coronavirus response bill with the goal of reaching a deal by early next week Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON Congressional leaders and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will hold bipartisan negotiations on the contents of a new coronavirus response bill with the goal of reaching a deal by early next week Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-negotiations/u-s-congress-leaders-mnuchin-aim-for-deal-on-next-coronavirus-response-bill-idUSKCN21S1RW2020-04-11
Congress has already allocated more than NeutralWASHINGTON A partisan skirmish in the U.S. Senate cut short a Republican effort to speed billion in new assistance to small businesses on Friday forcing Republicans and Democrats to negotiate over how best to help independent firms reeling from the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-congress-in-talks-on-coronavirus-small-business-aid-after-partisan-clash-idUSKCN21R21K2020-04-10
Congress is out until at least April 20 and possibly longer due to the coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON A Republican U.S. senator introduced legislation on Thursday to remove American troops from Saudi Arabia adding pressure on the kingdom to tighten its oil taps to reverse the crude price drop that has hurt domestic energy companies http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-usa-senate/bill-would-remove-u-s-troops-from-saudi-arabia-in-30-days-idUSKCN21R3HG2020-04-10
But Congressional efforts were stalling as Democrats said they would only back a measure that was coupled with similar amounts of aid for hospitals and local governments NeutralBy Chris Prentice http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-set-to-follow-wall-streets-rally-idUSL2N2BW1E52020-04-09
But as the day wore on Republicans and Democrats appeared far from agreement jeopardizing immediate action on any bill that would require unanimous support in Congress under fasttrack rules NeutralWASHINGTON Efforts to push a further billion of coronavirus aid for small businesses through the U.S. Congress were stalling on Wednesday as top Democrats said they would back the measure only if it was coupled with a similar amount for hospitals and local governments http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-democrats-republicans-at-odds-over-next-coronavirus-aid-idUSKBN21Q1MW2020-04-09
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pushed for Congress to act by the end of this week on the billion request he made on Tuesday NeutralWASHINGTON Efforts to push a further billion of coronavirus aid for small businesses through the U.S. Congress were stalling on Wednesday as top Democrats said they would back the measure only if it was coupled with a similar amount for hospitals and local governments http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-democrats-republicans-at-odds-over-next-coronavirus-aid-idUSKBN21Q1MW2020-04-09
Under U.S. law Congress not the president decides how federal funds are spent PositiveGENEVA World Health Organization officials on Wednesday denied that the body was and said that the acute phase of a pandemic was not the time to cut funding after U.S. President Donald Trump said he may put contributions on hold http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-europe/who-rejects-china-centric-charge-after-trump-criticism-idUSKBN21Q1A92020-04-09
WASHINGTON Efforts to push a further billion of coronavirus aid for small businesses through the U.S. Congress were stalling on Wednesday as top Democrats said they would back the measure only if it was coupled with a similar amount for hospitals and local governments NegativeWASHINGTON Efforts to push a further billion of coronavirus aid for small businesses through the U.S. Congress were stalling on Wednesday as top Democrats said they would back the measure only if it was coupled with a similar amount for hospitals and local governments http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-democrats-republicans-at-odds-over-next-coronavirus-aid-idUSKBN21Q1MW2020-04-09
WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that billion in coronavirus relief for small businesses desired by Republicans could not pass the House of Representatives on its own under current procedures which require a unanimous vote of those present while most of Congress is out of town NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that billion in coronavirus relief for small businesses desired by Republicans could not pass the House of Representatives on its own under current procedures which require a unanimous vote of those present while most of Congress is out of town http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/pelosi-more-small-business-spending-alone-would-not-pass-u-s-house-idUSKCN21Q38R2020-04-09
3 trillion in aid that was passed by Congress late last month isnt nearly enough businesses warn NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. governments massive effort to nurse the economy through the coronavirus crisis was billed as a sendmoneyanddontsweatthedetails flood of cash to people and businesses in a trillion system that has ground to a halt http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-fiscal-analysi/wobbly-u-s-fiscal-response-could-deepen-coronavirus-recession-idUSKBN21Q0H12020-04-08
In addition the U.S. Congress is not in session until at least April 20 and possibly longer due to the coronavirus outbreak making quick action on the bill unlikely NegativeWASHINGTON Republican U.S. senators who have introduced a bill that would remove U.S. defense systems and troops in Saudi Arabia unless it cuts oil output will hold a call with the kingdoms officials on Saturday a source familiar with the planning said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-usa-saudi/u-s-oil-state-senators-to-talk-crude-markets-with-saudi-officials-saturday-source-idUSKBN21Q03M2020-04-08
In response Democratic House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for Congress to approve as much as billion to help states expand their ability to conduct voting by mail PositiveNEW YORK Most Americans including a majority of Republicans want the government to require mailin ballots for the Nov http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll/most-americans-unlike-trump-want-mail-in-ballots-for-november-if-coronavirus-threatens-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN21P3G02020-04-08
It was unclear whether Defense Secretary Mark Esper accepted Modlys resignation offer which came after Democrats in Congress called for his removal citing a loss of confidence NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has offered his resignation after coming under fire for his handling of a crisis involving the captain of a coronavirusstricken aircraft carrier a U.S. official and a congresssional aide told Reuters on Tuesday speaking on condition of anonymity http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-navy-resigns/acting-navy-secretary-offers-to-resign-over-handling-of-carrier-crisis-idUSKBN21P35C2020-04-08
Joe Bidens presidential bid won endorsements from two prominent members of Congress on Tuesday support that could help the Democrat in his campaign for the partys nomination PositiveJoe Bidens presidential bid won endorsements from two prominent members of Congress on Tuesday support that could help the Democrat in his campaign for the partys nomination http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-endorsement/more-high-profile-lawmakers-line-up-behind-bidens-campaign-idUSKBN21P16W2020-04-08
Shortly before Mnuchins announcement McConnell a Republican said in a It is quickly becoming clear that Congress will need to provide more funding or this crucial program may run dry PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Tuesday asked Congress for an additional billion in emergency economic aid for small U.S. businesses reeling from the coronavirus pandemic as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed for passage as soon as Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/trump-administration-seeks-250-billion-more-in-aid-for-small-u-s-businesses-mnuchin-idUSKBN21P2K62020-04-08
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he hoped Congress would sign off on the funds by Friday as small businesses scramble for the firstcome firstserve lifeline PositiveWASHINGTON The White House hopes Congress will nearly double the size of its program to support ailing small businesses by the end of the week as some of the nations largest lenders still sit on the sidelines and others remain unable to access the system http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-stimulus-banks/white-house-looks-to-bolster-small-business-lending-program-idUSKBN21P2E82020-04-08
U.S. President Donald Trump said the administration will seek another billion on top of the billion of funds granted by Congress last month which launched on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON The White House hopes Congress will nearly double the size of its program to support ailing small businesses by the end of the week as some of the nations largest lenders still sit on the sidelines and others remain unable to access the system http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-stimulus-banks/white-house-looks-to-bolster-small-business-lending-program-idUSKBN21P2E82020-04-08
WASHINGTON The White House hopes Congress will nearly double the size of its program to support ailing small businesses by the end of the week as some of the nations largest lenders still sit on the sidelines and others remain unable to access the system NegativeWASHINGTON The White House hopes Congress will nearly double the size of its program to support ailing small businesses by the end of the week as some of the nations largest lenders still sit on the sidelines and others remain unable to access the system http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-stimulus-banks/white-house-looks-to-bolster-small-business-lending-program-idUSKBN21P2E82020-04-08
WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called her to ask Congress for more money to help small businesses hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic and said she agreed an existing program for small businesses really needs money right away because of the demand PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called her to ask Congress for more money to help small businesses hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic and said she agreed an existing program for small businesses really needs money right away because of the demand http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/pelosi-says-u-s-administration-wants-more-funds-for-coronavirus-relief-cnn-idUSKBN21P2ZU2020-04-08
3 trillion economic relief bill approved by Congress was appropriately sized and that a further relief effort may not be needed if support efforts are well executed PositiveWASHINGTON A top official at the U.S. Federal Reserve said on Sunday the http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-fed/feds-bullard-says-another-coronavirus-economic-relief-bill-may-not-be-needed-idUSKBN21N0MM2020-04-06
3 trillion approved by Congress to respond to the pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps pick for the new watchdog overseeing http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/democrats-say-trump-pick-for-coronavirus-recovery-watchdog-is-not-independent-enough-idUSKBN21M0TA2020-04-05
Congress has been crystal clear that written reasons must be given when IGs are removed for a lack of he said NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to fire the top watchdog of the U.S. Intelligence Community saying Michael Atkinson did a terrible in handling the whistleblower complaint that triggered an impeachment probe of Trump last year http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/hes-a-total-disgrace-trump-defends-firing-u-s-intel-watchdog-idUSKBN21M0KK2020-04-05
Four different watchdogs made up of federal government officials and members of Congress have been created NeutralWASHINGTON Whos watching over the U.S. governments largest bailout in history the http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-watchdogs-fact/the-watchdogs-overseeing-the-2-3-trillion-u-s-bailout-idUSKBN21L2YY2020-04-05
I will immediately ask Congress for more money to support small businesses under the if the allocated money runs Trump wrote in a post on Twitter PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would ask Congress for more money to make loans to small businesses struggling with the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak if the original billion allocated in a fiscal stimulus bill runs out http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-small-business/trump-says-will-ask-congress-for-more-small-business-funds-if-money-runs-out-idUSKBN21M0LN2020-04-05
SAO PAULO Brazils lower house of Congress approved a constitutional amendment for a war to separate coronavirusrelated spending from the governments main budget and shield the economy as the country surpassed 10000 confirmed cases NegativeSAO PAULO Brazils lower house of Congress approved a constitutional amendment for a war to separate coronavirusrelated spending from the governments main budget and shield the economy as the country surpassed 10000 confirmed cases http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-war-budget/brazil-lawmakers-pass-war-budget-as-coronavirus-cases-top-10000-idUSKBN21M0VG2020-04-05
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would ask Congress for more money to make loans to small businesses struggling with the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak if the original billion allocated in a fiscal stimulus bill runs out NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would ask Congress for more money to make loans to small businesses struggling with the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak if the original billion allocated in a fiscal stimulus bill runs out http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-small-business/trump-says-will-ask-congress-for-more-small-business-funds-if-money-runs-out-idUSKBN21M0LN2020-04-05
Congress approved a trillion stimulus package last Friday that included the smallbusiness program with Trump administration officials promising to get money out to people within days of its launch PositiveCongress approved a trillion stimulus package last Friday that included the smallbusiness program with Trump administration officials promising to get money out to people within days of its launch http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-health-coronavirus-bank-of-america/big-u-s-banks-start-accepting-small-business-aid-requests-idUSKBN21L27M2020-04-04
Four different watchdogs made up of federal government officials and members of Congress have been one key role has not yet been filled NeutralWASHINGTON Whos watching over the U.S. governments largest bailout in history the http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-watchdogs-fact/the-watchdogs-overseeing-the-2-3-trillion-u-s-bailout-idUSKBN21L2YY2020-04-04
The committee includes five senior members of Congress who will be authorized to investigate the Treasury and the Federal Reserves attempts to keep the U.S. economy strong NegativeWASHINGTON Whos watching over the U.S. governments largest bailout in history the http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-watchdogs-fact/the-watchdogs-overseeing-the-2-3-trillion-u-s-bailout-idUSKBN21L2YY2020-04-04
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that he is firing the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community who was involved in triggering an impeachment probe of the president last year NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that he is firing the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community who was involved in triggering an impeachment probe of the president last year http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/trump-fires-intelligence-official-involved-in-his-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN21M04U2020-04-04
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday the U.S. Congress will work on another coronavirus relief bill with healthcare topping the list of priorities NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday the U.S. Congress will work on another coronavirus relief bill with healthcare topping the list of priorities http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/republican-leader-mcconnell-says-another-coronavirus-bill-is-coming-idUSKBN21L35L2020-04-04
When oil prices are high antiOPEC bills nicknamed NOPEC gained traction in Congress PositiveWASHINGTON It is illegal for oil producers to meet to discuss pushing up oil prices under U.S. antitrust law but perfectly legal if state regulators or the federal government set lower production levels for them U.S. antitrust experts said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-antitrust-explainer/explainer-antitrust-law-wont-get-in-the-way-of-u-s-acting-to-raise-oil-prices-idUSKBN21L3A42020-04-04
3 trillion that Congress has approved to respond to the pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she will form a bipartisan select committee on the coronavirus crisis to oversee the spending of http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/pelosi-announces-select-committee-to-oversee-u-s-coronavirus-relief-idUSKBN21K2EZ2020-04-03
In the face of the climbing figures Bolsonaros appeals to Brazil going on social media have stirred outrage in Congress NegativeBRASILIA At a tense cabinet meeting on Saturday in the Brazilian presidents official residence Jair Bolsonaro found himself isolated http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-bolsonaro-a/brazils-bolsonaro-isolated-weakened-by-coronavirus-denial-idUSKBN21K3332020-04-03
Olimpio said all parties in Congress oppose Bolsonaros bid to relax social distancing recommendations NegativeBRASILIA At a tense cabinet meeting on Saturday in the Brazilian presidents official residence Jair Bolsonaro found himself isolated http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-bolsonaro-a/brazils-bolsonaro-isolated-weakened-by-coronavirus-denial-idUSKBN21K3332020-04-03
Projections released by the U.S. Congressional Budget Office showed U.S. gross domestic product will decline by more than in the second quarter as the health crisis takes hold NegativeYORK Oil prices retreated on Friday after massive gains while stocks in Asia edged down as doubts grew over an oil price deal between Saudi Arabia and Russia that U.S. President Donald Trump said he had brokered http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/oil-shares-slip-on-doubts-over-saudi-russia-deal-idUSKBN21L0EB2020-04-03
The Presidents view is Senator Major Olimpio once Bolsonaros most faithful lieutenant in Congress told Reuters PositiveBRASILIA At a tense cabinet meeting on Saturday in the Brazilian presidents official residence Jair Bolsonaro found himself isolated http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-bolsonaro-a/brazils-bolsonaro-isolated-weakened-by-coronavirus-denial-idUSKBN21K3332020-04-03
The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service said in a report late last year that the SPR is more suited for longterm oil storage than shortterm leases NeutralYORK The Trump administration said on Thursday it plans to lease space in the countrys emergency petroleum reserve for an initial 30 million barrels of oil in a bid to help struggling crude drillers after a previous effort to buy oil for the stockpile was ditched over a lack of funding http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-usa-reserve/u-s-to-lease-space-for-initial-30-million-barrels-of-oil-in-emergency-reserve-idUSKBN21K33E2020-04-03
Uber and Lyft drivers are hitting a wall in their efforts to apply for the coronavirus jobless benefits promised by Congress as state agencies say they are not ready to handle a class of workers who are totally new to the U.S. unemployment system NegativeUber and Lyft drivers are hitting a wall in their efforts to apply for the coronavirus jobless benefits promised by Congress as state agencies say they are not ready to handle a class of workers who are totally new to the U.S. unemployment system http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-uber-unemployment/u-s-gig-workers-seeking-coronavirus-jobless-benefits-hit-bureaucratic-wall-idUSKBN21K3GJ2020-04-03
WASHINGTON Two top Democrats in Congress on Thursday asked Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to reassure broadcasters the agency will not revoke their licenses for airing advertisements critical of President Donald Trump PositiveWASHINGTON Two top Democrats in Congress on Thursday asked Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to reassure broadcasters the agency will not revoke their licenses for airing advertisements critical of President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-campaign-ad/democrats-want-fcc-to-reject-trump-campaign-threat-to-broadcasters-idUSKBN21K2IG2020-04-03
WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged the U.S. Treasury on Wednesday not to hold up billion in cash grants approved by Congress last week to airlines for payroll costs PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged the U.S. Treasury on Wednesday not to hold up billion in cash grants approved by Congress last week to airlines for payroll costs http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines/democrats-urge-u-s-treasury-not-to-delay-25-billion-in-grants-to-airlines-idUSKBN21J6G62020-04-02
But Congress did not approve funds for the buys forcing the Energy Department last week to cancel the proposal NegativeNEW The Trump administration plans to lease out space for energy companies to store oil in the nations Strategic Petroleum Reserve after a previous effort to buy millions of barrels for the emergency stockpile was canceled over a lack of funding according to two people briefed on the matter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-usa-reserve-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-plans-to-lease-space-to-energy-companies-to-store-oil-in-emergency-reserve-idUSKBN21I3NG2020-04-01
Congress faces a Sept NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Republican lawmakers signaled caution on Tuesday over Democratic plans to prepare another large spending bill to battle the coronavirus crisis even as President Donald Trump called for trillion in spending this time on infrastructure http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/with-republicans-wary-of-more-coronavirus-spending-trump-urges-infrastructure-plan-idUSKBN21I1X82020-04-01
Litzow also said that an economic stimulus bill passed by Congress last week included billion to build up the stockpile NeutralWASHINGTON An emergency stockpile of medical equipment maintained by the U.S. government has nearly run out of protective gear that could be useful to combat the coronavirus pandemic according to two officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-stockpile/u-s-emergency-medical-stockpile-nearly-out-of-protective-gear-as-demand-rises-officials-idUSKBN21J3TJ2020-04-01
WASHINGTON Nine Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the chief executives of 11 major airlines to issue full cash refunds to customers canceling flights during the coronavirus pandemic after Congress approved a massive rescue package for the hardhit industry NegativeWASHINGTON Nine Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the chief executives of 11 major airlines to issue full cash refunds to customers canceling flights during the coronavirus pandemic after Congress approved a massive rescue package for the hardhit industry http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines/senators-urge-u-s-airlines-to-issue-ticket-refunds-after-bailout-idUSKBN21I2UU2020-04-01
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the U.S. Congress should pass a trillion spending plan to update the countrys roads bridges and other infrastructure calling for it to be included in the next bill lawmakers are currently drafting to respond to the coronavirus crisis which they refer to as Phase 4 NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the U.S. Congress should pass a trillion spending plan to update the countrys roads bridges and other infrastructure calling for it to be included in the next bill lawmakers are currently drafting to respond to the coronavirus crisis which they refer to as Phase 4 http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-infrastructure/trump-calls-for-2-trillion-infrastructure-bill-to-help-economy-during-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21I2F32020-04-01
We encourage Congress to work with DOE to ensure they have the resources needed for SPR flexibilities to address the oversupply issues we are Bradbury said PositiveNEW The Trump administration plans to lease out space for energy companies to store oil in the nations Strategic Petroleum Reserve after a previous effort to buy millions of barrels for the emergency stockpile was canceled over a lack of funding according to two people briefed on the matter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-usa-reserve-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-plans-to-lease-space-to-energy-companies-to-store-oil-in-emergency-reserve-idUSKBN21I3NG2020-04-01
2 trillion package aimed at easing the heavy economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic the U.S. Congress was looking on Monday at additional steps it might take as the countrys death toll approached 3000 NegativeWASHINGTON Three days after passing a http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-congress-eyes-next-steps-in-coronavirus-response-idUSKBN21H3BY2020-03-31
At least six members of Congress have said that they contracted the novel coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON Three days after passing a http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-congress-eyes-next-steps-in-coronavirus-response-idUSKBN21H3BY2020-03-31
Cunningham had been in selfquarantine since March 19 after learning he had been in contact with another member of Congress who had tested positive PositiveWASHINGTON At least six members of the U.S. Congress have announced that they have contracted the novel coronavirus and more than 30 others are or were selfquarantining in hopes of limiting the spread of the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-factb/six-members-of-u-s-congress-diagnosed-with-coronavirus-idUSKBN21E3FC2020-03-31
WASHINGTON At least six members of the U.S. Congress have announced that they have contracted the novel coronavirus and more than 30 others are or were selfquarantining in hopes of limiting the spread of the pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON At least six members of the U.S. Congress have announced that they have contracted the novel coronavirus and more than 30 others are or were selfquarantining in hopes of limiting the spread of the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-factb/six-members-of-u-s-congress-diagnosed-with-coronavirus-idUSKBN21E3FC2020-03-31
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress attending physician recommended U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi take no particular action after she was in contact with Representative Nydia Velazquez who has been diagnosed with coronavirus infection Pelosis spokesman Drew Hammill said on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress attending physician recommended U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi take no particular action after she was in contact with Representative Nydia Velazquez who has been diagnosed with coronavirus infection Pelosis spokesman Drew Hammill said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pelosi/doctor-recommended-no-action-for-u-s-pelosi-after-coronavirus-contact-idUSKBN21H3EL2020-03-31
McCarthys comments illustrated the continuing tensions between the two parties in Congress raising questions about just how quickly they could come together to pass a fourth legislative package NegativeWASHINGTON Fresh partisan divisions flared on Sunday on the next steps for the U.S. Congress in dealing with the coronavirus crisis with the top House of Representatives Republican casting doubt on the need for more economic stimulus legislation while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled she plans to move forward with it http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mccarthy/partisan-divide-returns-in-u-s-congress-on-coronavirus-next-steps-idUSKBN21G0NM2020-03-30
Pelosi the top Democrat in Congress told CNNs State of the program that the three bills already signed into law were merely a down payment PositiveWASHINGTON Fresh partisan divisions flared on Sunday on the next steps for the U.S. Congress in dealing with the coronavirus crisis with the top House of Representatives Republican casting doubt on the need for more economic stimulus legislation while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled she plans to move forward with it http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mccarthy/partisan-divide-returns-in-u-s-congress-on-coronavirus-next-steps-idUSKBN21G0NM2020-03-30
WASHINGTON Fresh partisan divisions flared on Sunday on the next steps for the U.S. Congress in dealing with the coronavirus crisis with the top House of Representatives Republican casting doubt on the need for more economic stimulus legislation while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled she plans to move forward with it NegativeWASHINGTON Fresh partisan divisions flared on Sunday on the next steps for the U.S. Congress in dealing with the coronavirus crisis with the top House of Representatives Republican casting doubt on the need for more economic stimulus legislation while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled she plans to move forward with it http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mccarthy/partisan-divide-returns-in-u-s-congress-on-coronavirus-next-steps-idUSKBN21G0NM2020-03-30
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump called on Congress Sunday to restore the full tax deduction for meals and entertainment in response to the coronavirus pandemic NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump called on Congress Sunday to restore the full tax deduction for meals and entertainment in response to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-taxes/trump-wants-congress-to-restore-full-tax-deduction-for-meals-entertainment-idUSKBN21G0YB2020-03-30
2 trillion stimulus package passed by the U.S. Congress will flood the worlds largest economy with money to stem the economic damage from the pandemic NegativeUSD on track for largest weekly loss since 2009 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-down-on-virus-economic-toll-dollar-falls-further-idUSL1N2BK1VU2020-03-28
At least five members of Congress have tested positive for the coronavirus and more than two dozen have selfquarantined to limit its spread NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/historic-2-2-trillion-coronavirus-bill-passes-u-s-house-becomes-law-idUSKBN21E1CM2020-03-28
Congress could avoid those headaches by simply giving states more money and letting them decide how to use it said Matt Weidinger of the conservative American Enterprise Institute NegativeWASHINGTON Some lowerpaid U.S. workers could effectively get a shortterm raise if they lose their jobs during the coronavirus crisis thanks to government computer systems that rely on 1950sera technology http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-benefits/aging-tech-means-raises-for-some-americans-who-lose-jobs-in-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21E1DG2020-03-28
Economists meanwhile warn that Congress may need to extend the increase further when it runs out in four months NegativeWASHINGTON Some lowerpaid U.S. workers could effectively get a shortterm raise if they lose their jobs during the coronavirus crisis thanks to government computer systems that rely on 1950sera technology http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-benefits/aging-tech-means-raises-for-some-americans-who-lose-jobs-in-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21E1DG2020-03-28
Postponement looks unlikely for the November presidential election which is set by law and would require action by Congress to move NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. election officials looking to construct a safe voting system in a worsening coronavirus pandemic are confronting a grim there may not be enough time money or political will to make it happen by the November election http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-election-insig/coronavirus-emerges-as-major-threat-to-u-s-election-process-idUSKBN21E2XS2020-03-28
The rescue package is the largest fiscal relief measure ever passed by Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/historic-2-2-trillion-coronavirus-bill-passes-u-s-house-becomes-law-idUSKBN21E1CM2020-03-28
WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Thomas Massie enraged President Donald Trump and leaders of Congress by trying to delay a planned Friday voice vote on a NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Thomas Massie enraged President Donald Trump and leaders of Congress by trying to delay a planned Friday voice vote on a http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-massie-factbox/factbox-mr-no-meet-the-u-s-congressman-who-requested-a-formal-vote-to-delay-the-coronavirus-bill-idUSKBN21E26K2020-03-28
Businesses owned by President Donald Trump other administration officials or Congress members or their family members would not be eligible for assistance PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved an unprecedented stimulus package to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-bill-contents/factbox-whats-in-the-2-2-trillion-senate-coronavirus-rescue-package-idUSKBN21D2CQ2020-03-27
This will be probably the largest bill anybody in Congress has ever voted he told reporters NeutralWASHINGTON Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives are determined to pass a http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-house-leaders-determined-to-pass-2-2-trillion-coronavirus-bill-idUSKBN21D1A72020-03-27
WASHINGTON Three members of the U.S. Congress have tested positive for the new coronavirus and more than two dozen others have said they are selfquarantining in hopes of limiting the spread of the pandemic NeutralWASHINGTON Three members of the U.S. Congress have tested positive for the new coronavirus and more than two dozen others have said they are selfquarantining in hopes of limiting the spread of the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-factb/u-s-lawmakers-who-tested-positive-for-the-coronavirus-idUSKBN21B3GP2020-03-27
Every year recordings deemed to be culturally historically or aesthetically significant are added to the registry at the worlds largest library and research arm of the U.S. Congress NeutralEvery year recordings deemed to be culturally historically or aesthetically significant are added to the registry at the worlds largest library and research arm of the U.S. Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-rights-ymca/gay-anthem-y-m-c-a-dances-into-history-at-leading-u-s-library-idUSKBN21C3222020-03-26
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she hoped the bill would pass quickly and that Congress would pass further legislation if necessary to ease the crisis going forward NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-senate-passes-2-trillion-bill-for-strange-and-evil-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21C1C02020-03-26
In the United States Airbnb said it expects its hosts to get some relief from a trillion coronavirus stimulus bill that is nearing a vote in Congress PositiveAirbnb Inc on Wednesday held a phone meeting with bankers to discuss extending an existing billion debt facility as the home rental startup grapples with a slowdown due to the coronavirus a source who participated in the meeting said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-airbnb-debt/airbnb-holds-meeting-with-bankers-to-extend-1-billion-debt-facility-source-idUSKBN21C3O22020-03-26
WASHINGTON Three members of the U.S. Congress have tested positive for the new coronavirus and more than two dozen others have said they are selfquarantining even as lawmakers scramble to pass more legislation to help cope with the pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON Three members of the U.S. Congress have tested positive for the new coronavirus and more than two dozen others have said they are selfquarantining even as lawmakers scramble to pass more legislation to help cope with the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-factb/factbox-u-s-lawmakers-who-tested-positive-for-the-coronavirus-idUSKBN21B3GP2020-03-26
Congress was expected reach agreement on a stimulus and rescue package worth up to trillion to respond to economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic as soon as Tuesday PositiveThe comments on credit in an interview with Reuters appeared to underscore the U.S. planemakers opposition to granting equity as part of an industrywide government bailout deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-boeing-debt/boeing-cfo-says-aerospace-industry-needs-credit-urgently-markets-closed-to-new-debt-idUSKBN21B32D2020-03-25
If Congress were to approve OTT regulation similar to that of the EU or Canada we would work with independent producers to comply with local content the spokesman said PositiveMEXICO CITY March 24 Mexican senators are set to vote Tuesday on a proposal that would force streaming platforms like Netflix Inc and Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/mexico-netflix/mexican-senate-to-vote-on-proposal-to-compel-netflix-amazon-to-boost-local-content-idUSL1N2BH0YB2020-03-25
In the halls of Congress nervous lawmakers have rushed to protect themselves NeutralBRASILIA Augusto Heleno a national security advisor to Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro treated Tuesday March 17 much like any other workday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-bolsonaro-i/as-bolsonaro-flouts-warnings-coronavirus-spreads-in-brazil-idUSKBN21B1AX2020-03-25
TOKYO Asian shares extended their rally on Wednesday in the wake of Wall Streets massive rebound as the U.S. Congress appeared closer to passing a trillion stimulus package to mitigate the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic PositiveTOKYO Asian shares extended their rally on Wednesday in the wake of Wall Streets massive rebound as the U.S. Congress appeared closer to passing a trillion stimulus package to mitigate the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-rides-wall-street-surge-as-investors-place-hopes-on-u-s-stimulus-idUSKBN21C03S2020-03-25
TOKYO March 25 Asian shares extended their rally on Wednesday in the wake of Wall Streets massive rebound as the U.S. Congress appeared closer to passing a trillion stimulus package to mitigate the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic PositiveMSCI ACWI builds on biggest gains since 2008 financial crisis http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-rides-wall-st-surge-as-investors-place-hopes-on-u-s-stimulus-idUSL4N2BI0VB2020-03-25
WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that later on Tuesday Congress could soon reach a deal to pass an economic relief package for the fallout from the coronavirus crisis NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that later on Tuesday Congress could soon reach a deal to pass an economic relief package for the fallout from the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/house-speaker-pelosi-sees-real-optimism-for-coronavirus-deal-in-next-few-hours-cnbc-idUSKBN21B24P2020-03-25
WASHINGTON Even as the U.S. Congress works on a massive relief bill to stem the toll of the coronavirus pandemic that has sickened three of its members its leadership is wrestling with how the chambers can continue to function in an era of social distancing NegativeWASHINGTON Even as the U.S. Congress works on a massive relief bill to stem the toll of the coronavirus pandemic that has sickened three of its members its leadership is wrestling with how the chambers can continue to function in an era of social distancing http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-lawmakers/u-s-congress-wrestles-with-mechanics-of-voting-in-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21B2PL2020-03-25
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress is considering authorizing the Federal Reserve to pay the tab as local governments ramp up shipments of testing equipment masks and ventilators desperately needed to diagnose coronavirus cases treat patients and keep medical personnel safe NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress is considering authorizing the Federal Reserve to pay the tab as local governments ramp up shipments of testing equipment masks and ventilators desperately needed to diagnose coronavirus cases treat patients and keep medical personnel safe http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-fed-legislation/fed-may-finance-medical-response-and-more-under-u-s-house-bill-idUSKBN21B31E2020-03-25
WASHINGTON Three members of the U.S. Congress have tested positive for the coronavirus and more than two dozen others have said they are selfquarantining even as lawmakers scramble to pass more legislation to help cope with the pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON Three members of the U.S. Congress have tested positive for the coronavirus and more than two dozen others have said they are selfquarantining even as lawmakers scramble to pass more legislation to help cope with the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-factb/factbox-u-s-lawmakers-who-tested-positive-for-the-coronavirus-idUSKBN21B3GP2020-03-25
The case hinged on whether the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1990 to allow states to be held liable for illegal copying was valid NegativeThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a legal broadside to a filmmaker who documented the recovery of notorious English pirate Blackbeards wrecked ship refusing to revive his video piracy lawsuit that sought monetary damages from North Carolina http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-blackbeard/u-s-supreme-court-maroons-filmmaker-in-blackbeard-video-piracy-fight-idUSKBN21A2DE2020-03-24
The term sheet said that if Congress added conditions to government loans it could render the loans unusable because the process provided to businesses via U.S. bankruptcy law is more attractive NegativeDemocratic U.S. lawmakers on Monday proposed giving struggling U.S. airlines and contractors billion in cash grants that would not have to be paid back but require significant new environmental labor and other conditions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines-usa/house-democrats-would-give-airlines-contractors-40-billion-bailout-idUSKBN21A35E2020-03-24
At a White House briefing on Sunday President Donald Trump said he still had hope that a massive aid package could pass Congress swiftly PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senates drive to pass a coronavirus response bill remained stymied late on Sunday as Democrats held out for more money to help state and local governments and hospitals while Republicans urged quick action to give financial markets a sign of encouragement http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/coronavirus-relief-bill-slows-in-u-s-senate-talks-continue-idUSKBN2190NO2020-03-23
Many members of Congress are also aged 60 and older a group that public health officials have warned is at greater risk along with those who have other health conditions NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for the coronavirus his office said on Sunday becoming the first member of the Senate to announce he has COVID19 as the number of U.S. cases of the respiratory disease grows http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-randpaul/rand-paul-becomes-first-u-s-senator-to-test-positive-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN2190Y52020-03-23
The bill is Congress third effort to blunt the economic toll of a disease that has killed at least 420 people in the United States and sickened more than 33000 NegativeDollar retains advantage amid coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-mostly-firmer-but-u-s-stimulus-gridlock-narrows-gains-idUSL4N2BG1G62020-03-23
WASHINGTON Three members of the U.S. Congress have tested positive for the coronavirus and at least 22 others have said they are selfquarantining even as lawmakers scramble to pass more legislation to help cope with the pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON Three members of the U.S. Congress have tested positive for the coronavirus and at least 22 others have said they are selfquarantining even as lawmakers scramble to pass more legislation to help cope with the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-factb/factbox-three-in-u-s-congress-test-positive-for-coronavirus-more-self-quarantine-idUSKBN21910Y2020-03-23
Airport workers many of whom are contracted were also pleading with Congress to ensure that they too are protected in any bailout NegativeA lastditch effort by the chief executives of major U.S. airlines to try to win cash grants to weather the coronavirus crisis looked to be unsuccessful four congressional aides and airline officials said late Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines/airlines-appear-to-come-up-short-in-bid-to-win-cash-grants-in-rescue-package-idUSKBN2180ZG2020-03-22
The lower house of Congress this week passed a bill to create a 181 billion peso emergency fund NegativeMEXICO CITY As Mexico scrambles to contain the coronavirus outbreak many initiatives aimed at tempering the threat have come not from the president but lesser officials businesses and ordinary people http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-mexico-response/mexican-president-passes-coronavirus-buck-to-allies-rivals-business-idUSKBN2180VP2020-03-22
They had urged Congress not to attach additional conditions NegativeA lastditch effort by the chief executives of major U.S. airlines to try to win cash grants to weather the coronavirus crisis looked to be unsuccessful four congressional aides and airline officials said late Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines/airlines-appear-to-come-up-short-in-bid-to-win-cash-grants-in-rescue-package-idUSKBN2180ZG2020-03-22
Chief Executive Officer Charlie Scharf told Congress last week that roughly 62000 of the banks employees were already working remotely NeutralThe bank also said it is temporarily closing some branches adjusting operating hours of other branches and relocating employees while also increasing its charitable donations to million http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-wells-fargo/wells-fargo-rolls-out-waivers-aid-in-response-to-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN2173PY2020-03-21
For reference President Donald Trumps administration and Congress are currently negotiating a trillionplus economic stimulus package which equates to about one20th of annual U.S. economic output PositiveThe five U.S. states where governors have closed or have said they will soon be closing nonessential businesses account for about of the worlds biggest economy http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-stayathome-fac/factbox-five-statewide-stay-at-home-orders-31-of-u-s-economy-idUSKBN2173PS2020-03-21
The population data collected determines how the U.S. Congress and state legislatures divvy up voting districts and guides the federal government in allocating NeutralNEW YORK The 2020 U.S. Census the decennial tally that helps determine political representation and federal aid will be extended by two weeks a census official said on Friday as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the bureaus ability to send workers into the field http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-census/completion-of-2020-u-s-census-extended-into-august-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN2173N32020-03-21
To help theaters stay solvent the National Association of Theatre Owners on Wednesday urged the U.S. Congress and the Trump administration to provide tax benefits and other emergency relief NeutralLOS ANGELES Members of the Bagby family have operated movie theaters in small U.S. towns for four generations http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-theaters/americas-small-movie-theaters-fear-coronavirus-could-mean-their-last-picture-show-idUSKBN2173J82020-03-21
Congress is taking up its third legislative package to address the coronavirus pandemic as the response to the crisis shutters U.S. businesses and puts pressure on the nations healthcare system NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday urged Congress to move quickly to pass a trillion economic relief measure by early next week saying he expects bipartisan support for the bill to get cash payments to Americans during the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mnuchin/mnuchin-urges-congress-to-pass-massive-economic-relief-bill-by-next-week-idUSKBN2162A12020-03-20
WASHINGTON The first two members of the U.S. Congress have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and at least 22 others have said they are selfquarantining many because of exposure to the two congressmen even as lawmakers scramble to pass more legislation to help cope with the pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON The first two members of the U.S. Congress have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and at least 22 others have said they are selfquarantining many because of exposure to the two congressmen even as lawmakers scramble to pass more legislation to help cope with the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-factb/factbox-coronavirus-hits-u-s-congress-with-first-cases-quarantines-idUSKBN2164012020-03-20
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday urged Congress to move quickly to pass a trillion economic relief measure by early next week saying he expects bipartisan support for the bill to get cash payments to Americans during the coronavirus crisis NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday urged Congress to move quickly to pass a trillion economic relief measure by early next week saying he expects bipartisan support for the bill to get cash payments to Americans during the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mnuchin/mnuchin-urges-congress-to-pass-massive-economic-relief-bill-by-next-week-idUSKBN2162A12020-03-20
Congressional leaders are in talks about the proposal PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday asked Congress to approve billion in cash payments to taxpayers in two rounds that would start April 6 and billion in secured loans to U.S. airlines to address the financial impact of the coronavirus according to a document seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-stimulus/trump-administration-wants-to-send-taxpayers-500-billion-50-billion-in-loans-for-airlines-idUSKBN2152UG2020-03-19
LOS ANGELES A trade group representing U.S. movie theater owners on Wednesday called on the U.S. Congress and the Trump administration to provide emergency relief to help operators weather the unprecedented closures amid the global coronavirus outbreak NegativeLOS ANGELES A trade group representing U.S. movie theater owners on Wednesday called on the U.S. Congress and the Trump administration to provide emergency relief to help operators weather the unprecedented closures amid the global coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-theaters/u-s-movie-theater-owners-ask-federal-government-for-coronavirus-relief-idUSKBN2153ZI2020-03-19
MEXICO CITY Mexicos lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a bill to create a fund that would free up nearly 181 billion pesos PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexicos lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a bill to create a fund that would free up nearly 181 billion pesos http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-mexico-fund/mexican-lower-house-approves-emergency-fund-for-coronavirus-use-idUSKBN2160HH2020-03-19
Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari on Wednesday said U.S. Congress must act fast to help Americans already losing their jobs amid the fastspreading coronavirus epidemic NegativeMinneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari on Wednesday said U.S. Congress must act fast to help Americans already losing their jobs amid the fastspreading coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-fed-kashkari/feds-kashkari-says-u-s-congress-needs-speedy-action-as-layoffs-rise-idUSKBN21601D2020-03-19
President Donald Trump signed the bill into law and Congress and the White House are discussing additional stimulus measures that could cost more than trillion PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on Wednesday providing billions of dollars to limit the damage from the coronavirus pandemic through free testing paid sick leave and expanded safetynet spending http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-senate-passes-one-coronavirus-aid-package-while-working-on-another-idUSKBN2151FB2020-03-19
WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday asked Congress to approve billion in cash payments to taxpayers in two rounds that would start April 6 and billion in secured loans to U.S. airlines to address the financial impact of the coronavirus according to a document seen by Reuters PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday asked Congress to approve billion in cash payments to taxpayers in two rounds that would start April 6 and billion in secured loans to U.S. airlines to address the financial impact of the coronavirus according to a document seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-stimulus/trump-administration-wants-to-send-taxpayers-500-billion-50-billion-in-loans-for-airlines-idUSKBN2152UG2020-03-19
If Congress approves the checks that Trump suggested that would lead to a much bigger price tag at a time when Washington is already running up nearrecord budget deficits NeutralWASHINGTON As the coronavirus threatens to push the global economy into recession the Trump administration is rolling out an unusual handing out free money http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-checks-explain/the-white-house-wants-to-give-you-1000-heres-how-it-could-work-idUSKBN2143HT2020-03-18
In a statement from the presidency the government said it will ask Congress to authorize state of emergency measures until Dec NegativeRIO DE Brazil will seek authorization for a state of emergency to allow it to scrap fiscal targets and free up funds to combat the coronavirus crisis the government said on Tuesday as President Jair Bolsonaro announced his second COVID19 test was negative http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil/brazil-seeks-state-of-emergency-bolsonaros-second-coronavirus-test-negative-idUSKBN2142HG2020-03-18
The Trump administration said on Tuesday it was asking Congress for a trillion stimulus package that could deliver checks to Americans within two weeks to buttress the economy PositiveLOS ANGELES California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday authorized the use of about billion in emergency funds and put the National Guard on alert to help as the nations most populous state grappled with the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-california/california-approves-1-billion-in-coronavirus-funds-national-guard-on-alert-idUSKBN2144AW2020-03-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday informed Congress of plans to negotiate a comprehensive trade agreement with the African country of Kenya and pledged to follow a process that requires ongoing consultations with U.S. lawmakers PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday informed Congress of plans to negotiate a comprehensive trade agreement with the African country of Kenya and pledged to follow a process that requires ongoing consultations with U.S. lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trade-kenya/u-s-trade-chief-tells-congress-of-plans-for-trade-deal-with-kenya-idUSKBN2143TN2020-03-18
3 billion aid plan that Congress has already passed as well as a multibilliondollar package the House approved last week the statement said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer will propose legislation totaling at least billion to combat the coronavirus outbreak and help the economy his office said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-schumer/u-s-senator-schumer-wants-at-least-750-bln-to-combat-coronavirus-help-economy-idUSKBN2133DT2020-03-17
The important issue is whatever we need we are going to get from Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday officials will have a better idea this week of the total cost of a coronavirus aid package but predicted it will likely be significant but not huge http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mnuchin/mnuchin-says-u-s-coronavirus-aid-bill-cost-should-be-significant-not-huge-idUSKBN2120Q72020-03-16
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday said he was in close touch with Congress about helping U.S. airlines weather a massive downturn in business due to sweeping travel restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday said he was in close touch with Congress about helping U.S. airlines weather a massive downturn in business due to sweeping travel restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-travel/u-s-eyes-aid-for-airlines-sees-no-domestic-travel-curbs-for-now-idUSKBN2120R62020-03-16
On Friday major U.S. airlines confirmed they had been in talks with the White House and Congress about financial assistance PositiveAmerican Airlines Inc said Saturday it plans to cut of its international flights through May 6 and ground nearly all its widebody fleet as airlines respond to the global collapse in travel demand due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines/american-airlines-cutting-international-flights-by-75-amid-demand-collapse-idUSKBN2110YQ2020-03-15
The Trump administration also signaled Saturday it wanted Congress to quickly back financial support for troubled U.S. airlines PositiveAmerican Airlines Inc said Saturday it plans to cut of its international flights through May 6 and ground nearly all its widebody fleet as airlines respond to the global collapse in travel demand due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines/american-airlines-cutting-international-flights-by-75-amid-demand-collapse-idUSKBN2110YQ2020-03-15
Fauci head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases had told Congress on Thursday that the U.S. testing system is not meeting the countrys needs NegativeBoston Marathon postponed http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-usa/as-coronavirus-disrupts-american-life-congress-scrambles-to-agree-on-aid-plan-idUSL1N2B61GI2020-03-14
Congress first loosened SarbanesOxleys accounting requirements in 2012 to give startups a helping hand PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday voted to relax internal audit controls introduced at smaller publicly listed companies in 2002 following a string of accounting scandals including at nowdefunct energy company Enron Corp http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-sec-sarbanes-oxley/u-s-sec-votes-to-exempt-smaller-companies-from-independent-audit-reviews-idUSKBN20Z3232020-03-13
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called on Congress to to appropriate the necessary funding to reimburse carriers for replacing any network equipment or services found to be a national security threat NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump signed legislation on Thursday to bar telecom carriers from using U.S. subsidies to purchase network equipment from Huawei Technologies ZTE Corp http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-china-usa/trump-signs-law-to-prevent-u-s-rural-telecom-carriers-from-using-huawei-network-equipment-idUSKBN20Z3752020-03-13
Guedes expressed regret at Congresss vote late on Wednesday that threatens the governments budget goals arguing that it undermines efforts to get the economy growing faster NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Economy Minister Paulo Guedes on Thursday called for calm to face the growing sense of crisis saying the government hopes to reach agreement with lawmakers for a 10 billion reais http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-guedes/brazils-guedes-urges-calm-govt-eyes-2-billion-package-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z2TP2020-03-13
The Shanghai Grand Prix and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona are among sporting events and major conferences canceled as a result of the outbreak NegativeThe South by Southwest music technology and film festival in Austin Texas will foot costs related to the event getting canceled as disease outbreak was excluded from its insurance cover a spokesman said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-sxsw/sxsw-to-pay-cancellation-costs-as-insurance-excludes-virus-cover-idUSKBN20Z2PR2020-03-13
This appearance of division between the president and Congress is not good at he said NegativeBRASILIA As if things were not difficult enough for markets in Brazil whose stocks and currency are among the worlds worstperforming this year an unexpected twist in the countrys fragile politics threatens to make the situation even tougher http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-markets-analysis/brazils-4-billion-budget-bombshell-hits-markets-at-worst-possible-time-idUSKBN20Z2U72020-03-13
has postponed its annual Congress due to be held in Ethiopia in June for three months NegativeGlobal markets suffered record falls on Thursday as alarm over the coronavirus intensified and governments from Ireland to Italy unveiled measures to try to slow the spread of a disease that has infected more than 127000 people worldwide http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21000Z2020-03-13
BRASILIA Brazils Congress overturned a presidential veto on Wednesday in an ongoing battle over appropriations with President Jair Bolsonaro doubling social assistance for elderly and disabled people that will cost an extra 20 billion reais NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Congress overturned a presidential veto on Wednesday in an ongoing battle over appropriations with President Jair Bolsonaro doubling social assistance for elderly and disabled people that will cost an extra 20 billion reais http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-congress-overturns-presidential-veto-on-spending-bill-idUSKBN20Y3BP2020-03-12
Finally I am calling on Congress to provide Americans with immediate payroll tax relief PositiveMy fellow Tonight I want to speak with you about our nations unprecedented response to the coronavirus outbreak that started in China and is now spreading throughout the world http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-text/text-what-president-donald-trump-told-americans-about-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z0EU2020-03-12
House Democrats hope to pass this second coronavirus bill through Congress before it begins a scheduled recess at the end of this week PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday unveiled a broad package of proposals to help Americans affected by the coronavirus outbreak while officials suspended public tours through the Capitol building http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-bill/u-s-house-leaders-unveil-coronavirus-bill-capitol-tours-suspended-idUSKBN20Y26I2020-03-12
I will be asking Congress to take legislative action to extend this relief PositiveMy fellow Tonight I want to speak with you about our nations unprecedented response to the coronavirus outbreak that started in China and is now spreading throughout the world http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-text/text-what-president-donald-trump-told-americans-about-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z0EU2020-03-12
Many members of Congress including some Republicans have pushed the administration for more information about the killing in January of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani at Baghdads airport NegativeThe Senate passed the war poweres resolution last month so approval sends it to the White House where Trump has promised a veto http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-congress/u-s-house-votes-to-limit-iran-warmaking-ability-heads-to-veto-fight-idUSKBN20Y3IB2020-03-12
On Tuesday The White House and Congress negotiated over measures to bolster the U.S. economy and Americans paychecks against the outbreaks impact prompting a rebound in hardhit stock markets PositiveWASHINGTON White House officials met Wednesday with U.S. technology industry officials to discuss techrelated response efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak and ways for government to collaborate with the private sector http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-tech/white-house-tech-industry-meet-to-discuss-coronavirus-response-idUSKBN20Y2QC2020-03-12
Pelosi the top Democrat in Congress has also been talking to Mnuchin PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday unveiled a broad package of proposals to help Americans affected by the coronavirus outbreak while officials suspended public tours through the Capitol building http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-bill/u-s-house-leaders-unveil-coronavirus-bill-capitol-tours-suspended-idUSKBN20Y26I2020-03-12
Representative Mike McCaul the foreign affairs committees top Republican argued that voting on the resolution was irresponsible and Congress would be better off addressing the coronavirus pandemic NegativeThe Senate passed the war poweres resolution last month so approval sends it to the White House where Trump has promised a veto http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-congress/u-s-house-votes-to-limit-iran-warmaking-ability-heads-to-veto-fight-idUSKBN20Y3IB2020-03-12
The Speaker of the lower house of Congress Rodrigo Maia said overturning the veto was a mistake because it will add to financial instability caused by the coronavirus pandemic NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Congress overturned a presidential veto on Wednesday in an ongoing battle over appropriations with President Jair Bolsonaro doubling social assistance for elderly and disabled people that will cost an extra 20 billion reais http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-congress-overturns-presidential-veto-on-spending-bill-idUSKBN20Y3BP2020-03-12
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act was cosponsored by Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Representative James McGovern cochairs of the bipartisan CongressionalExecutive Commission on China PositiveWASHINGTON Leading U.S. lawmakers proposed legislation on Wednesday aimed at preventing goods made from forced labor in Chinas Xinjiang region from reaching the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-xinjiang-labor/u-s-lawmakers-seek-to-tighten-ban-on-forced-labor-goods-from-chinas-xinjiang-idUSKBN20Y2DQ2020-03-12
Also U.S. President Donald Trump said he would ask Congress for a payroll tax cut and other very stimulus moves although the details remained unclear NegativeSYDNEY March 11 Japanese shares wobbled on Wednesday as investors remained worried about the coronavirus epidemic and weighed stimulus packages from governments and central banks to ease economic strains caused by the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-down-but-topix-flat-as-virus-fears-persist-idUSL4N2B40U52020-03-11
Congress is scheduled to be in recess next week and congressional aides said there are discussions about lawmakers remaining out for a second week NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers rejected on Tuesday the idea of shutting down Congress as the highly contagious coronavirus spreads in the United States conscious of the need to show calm in the face of the unfolding public health crisis http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-congress/we-are-the-last-to-leave-pelosi-resists-closing-congress-amid-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN20X3172020-03-11
Congressional leaders from both parties are meeting behind closed doors about the potential need for stronger measures PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers rejected on Tuesday the idea of shutting down Congress as the highly contagious coronavirus spreads in the United States conscious of the need to show calm in the face of the unfolding public health crisis http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-congress/we-are-the-last-to-leave-pelosi-resists-closing-congress-amid-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN20X3172020-03-11
Congressman Emerson Petriv better known by his political name Boca Aberta said such a drastic measure was needed in a country fed up with widespread corruption committed with impunity NegativeBRASILIA A lawmaker who says Brazil is not doing enough to fight rampant political corruption put forward a bill on Tuesday that would punish any politician convicted of graft with amputation of both hands http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption/brazil-lawmaker-proposes-cutting-off-hands-of-corrupt-politicians-idUSKBN20X2VF2020-03-11
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday that a package being put together by Democrats was being analyzed by Congresss budget office PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump met with fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to discuss a fiscal stimulus plan to bolster the nations economy in the face of the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-stimulus-factb/factbox-u-s-coronavirus-stimulus-according-to-trump-republicans-and-democrats-idUSKBN20X3BN2020-03-11
Last month Congress passed legislation to reimburse telecommunications providers with fewer than 2 million customers who replace equipment in their networks deemed to pose a national security risk NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration said on Tuesday it was extending a license allowing U.S. companies to continue doing business with Chinas Huawei Technologies Co Ltd until May 15 http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-huawei-tech/u-s-commerce-department-extends-huawei-license-through-may-15-idUSKBN20X32G2020-03-11
The White House and Congress on Tuesday negotiated over measures to bolster the U.S. economy and Americans paychecks against the outbreaks impact prompting a rebound in hardhit stock markets PositiveWASHINGTON The White House will meet large technology companies on Wednesday to coordinate efforts over the coronavirus outbreak seeking to control a contagious respiratory illness that has infected almost 1000 people in the United States and more than 100000 globally http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-technology/white-house-to-meet-large-tech-companies-to-discuss-ways-to-control-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN20X3CH2020-03-11
The legislative proposal is not expected to advance in Brazils Congress where dozens of lawmakers are under investigation for corruption and money laundering NegativeBRASILIA A lawmaker who says Brazil is not doing enough to fight rampant political corruption put forward a bill on Tuesday that would punish any politician convicted of graft with amputation of both hands http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption/brazil-lawmaker-proposes-cutting-off-hands-of-corrupt-politicians-idUSKBN20X2VF2020-03-11
WASHINGTON American intelligence and security officials on Tuesday will brief Congress about how Russia has been using social media to stoke racial and social differences ahead of this years general election three sources familiar with the presentations said NegativeWASHINGTON American intelligence and security officials on Tuesday will brief Congress about how Russia has been using social media to stoke racial and social differences ahead of this years general election three sources familiar with the presentations said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-security/russia-stoking-u-s-racial-social-differences-ahead-of-election-sources-idUSKBN20X2O32020-03-11
WASHINGTON As U.S. coronavirus cases rose steadily the White House and Congress negotiated measures on Tuesday to bolster the U.S. economy and Americans paychecks against the outbreaks impact although there was no immediate sign of a deal NegativeWASHINGTON As U.S. coronavirus cases rose steadily the White House and Congress negotiated measures on Tuesday to bolster the U.S. economy and Americans paychecks against the outbreaks impact although there was no immediate sign of a deal http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/washington-considers-actions-to-bolster-u-s-economy-as-coronavirus-cases-mount-idUSKBN20X1ZB2020-03-11
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he will ask Congress for a payroll tax cut and other very stimulus moves on Tuesday to ease the economic pain of the coronavirus but the details remain unclear NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he will ask Congress for a payroll tax cut and other very stimulus moves on Tuesday to ease the economic pain of the coronavirus but the details remain unclear http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-business-analysis/trumps-coronavirus-stimulus-is-still-evolving-heres-what-it-should-include-experts-say-idUSKBN20X2CC2020-03-11
WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers rejected on Tuesday the idea of shutting down Congress as the highly contagious coronavirus spreads in the United States conscious of the need to show calm in the face of the unfolding public health crisis NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers rejected on Tuesday the idea of shutting down Congress as the highly contagious coronavirus spreads in the United States conscious of the need to show calm in the face of the unfolding public health crisis http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-congress/we-are-the-last-to-leave-pelosi-resists-closing-congress-amid-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN20X3172020-03-11
Vice President Mike Pence said the administration was consulting Congress on providing paid sick leave to workers an idea that Democrats already have been trying to advance NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday said he will be taking steps to gird the economy against the impact of the spreading coronavirus outbreak and will discuss a payroll tax cut with congressional Republicans on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/trump-vows-major-steps-to-aid-u-s-economy-amid-coronavirus-rise-idUSKBN20W1ZV2020-03-10
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Monday the White House will discuss with Congress on Tuesday possibly cutting payroll taxes to support the economy as it deals with the coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Monday the White House will discuss with Congress on Tuesday possibly cutting payroll taxes to support the economy as it deals with the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump/trump-plans-to-discuss-payroll-tax-cut-with-congress-idUSKBN20W33S2020-03-10
Wells Fargo Co said on Monday two directors including Chairwoman Elizabeth Duke have resigned effective from March 8 days before they were set to appear before the U.S. Congress as part of an investigation into banks sales practices NegativeWells Fargo Co said on Monday two directors including Chairwoman Elizabeth Duke have resigned effective from March 8 days before they were set to appear before the U.S. Congress as part of an investigation into banks sales practices http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-wells-fargo-board/wells-fargo-directors-step-down-days-before-grilling-by-u-s-congress-idUSKBN20W1832020-03-10
Kudlow said the administration may have to go to Congress to seek additional funding but aid would be targeted microforms of assistance PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration is weighing tax relief for airline cruise and travel industries to help such companies cope with a growing coronavirus outbreak that has dried up bookings a source familiar with the plan said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-stimulus/white-house-considers-tax-relief-for-airlines-travel-firms-amid-coronavirus-idUSKBN20T2262020-03-07
Mexico holds midterm legislative elections next year and if the president cannot stem the slide in support among women it could cost him control of Congress PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexicos president sells himself as lifelong champion of the rights of women who he calls more than men http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-women-antiviolence-mexico/despicable-women-seethe-over-mexican-leaders-wobbly-response-to-violence-idUSKBN20T2ZN2020-03-07
Representative Rick Larsen who chairs an aviation subcommittee said Fridays report and other independent reviews make it abundantly clear Congress must change the method by which the FAA certifies aircraft PositiveA U.S. House investigative report into two fatal Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes on a Boeing 737 MAX faulted the Federal Aviation Administrations approval of the plane and Boeings design failures saying the flights were doomed http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-boeing-737max/u-s-lawmakers-fault-faa-boeing-for-deadly-737-max-crashes-idUSKBN20T2EL2020-03-07
That is a move that would come from the U.S. Congress and Trump administration not the Fed NeutralNEW As the risks of the coronavirus outbreak continue to rise U.S. officials are wrestling with what to do in the worstcase economic scenarios if large numbers of people cant go to work are told to stay home or stop going out in public entirely http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-fed/standard-u-s-economic-weapons-may-be-inadequate-for-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN20T2TZ2020-03-07
Those measures could carry a heftier price tag and could prove more divisive than the initial package which passed Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve and Congress moved swiftly to confront the growing coronavirus threat this week as the central bank propped up the economy and the House and Senate approved http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-politics/after-u-s-congress-and-feds-quick-coronavirus-response-next-steps-likely-tougher-for-washington-idUSKBN20T2W52020-03-07
WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve and Congress moved swiftly to confront the growing coronavirus threat this week as the central bank propped up the economy and the House and Senate approved NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve and Congress moved swiftly to confront the growing coronavirus threat this week as the central bank propped up the economy and the House and Senate approved http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-politics/after-u-s-congress-and-feds-quick-coronavirus-response-next-steps-likely-tougher-for-washington-idUSKBN20T2W52020-03-07
We need the support of prominent members of Congress in order to prompt agency officials to recognize the risks facing the federal one letter said PositiveWASHINGTON A union representing U.S. government employees called on the Trump administration on Friday to take the coronavirus for federal workers especially those working in areas directly impacted by the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-union/union-tells-trump-administration-to-take-coronavirus-seriously-for-government-workers-idUSKBN20T2SN2020-03-07
Besides dispatching money throughout the United States the bill approved by Congress also would provide for lowinterest federal loans to businesses affected by a coronavirus outbreak PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed and sent to President Donald Trump an http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-congress-approves-sends-to-trump-8-3-billion-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN20S26M2020-03-06
But Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has pushed for development on indigenous lands and last month presented a bill to Congress that would open up reserves for mining and commercial farming NegativeNowadays the hum of an aerial drone can be heard among the birdsong and distant roar of the Jamari River where the UruEuWauWau catch fish http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-forest-drones-feature/flying-high-brazilian-tribe-keeps-watch-over-forest-with-drones-idUSKBN20S1N82020-03-06
LOS ANGELES The coronavirus outbreak radiated across the United States on Thursday surfacing in at least four new states and San Francisco as Congress quickly approved more than billion to fight the outbreak NegativeLOS ANGELES The coronavirus outbreak radiated across the United States on Thursday surfacing in at least four new states and San Francisco as Congress quickly approved more than billion to fight the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/coronavirus-cases-surge-across-u-s-as-americans-face-looming-outbreak-idUSKBN20S1W02020-03-06
SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc on Thursday removed ads by President Donald Trumps reelection campaign that asked users to fill out an Official 2020 Congressional District because the ads violate the companys policy against misinformation on the governments census NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc on Thursday removed ads by President Donald Trumps reelection campaign that asked users to fill out an Official 2020 Congressional District because the ads violate the companys policy against misinformation on the governments census http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-trump-census/facebook-decides-to-take-down-trump-2020-campaigns-census-ads-idUSKBN20S2R22020-03-06
SAN FRANCISCO March 5 Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was removing ads from President Donald Trumps reelection campaign that asked users to fill out an Official 2020 Congressional District because they violated its policies NegativeSAN FRANCISCO March 5 Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was removing ads from President Donald Trumps reelection campaign that asked users to fill out an Official 2020 Congressional District because they violated its policies http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/facebook-trump-census/facebook-takes-down-trump-2020-campaigns-census-ads-idUSL1N2AY1N92020-03-06
The epidemic has led to the cancellation of major industry events including Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and Facebooks F8 conference in San Jose NegativeAlphabet Incs Google on Thursday joined Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-facebook/big-tech-firms-ask-seattle-employees-to-work-from-home-over-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN20S0MZ2020-03-06
Cai a member of the National Peoples Congress told Reuters that local governments have starved their disease control centers of cash and manpower NegativeSHANGHAI At last years session of Chinas national parliament delegates from Guangdong province warned that laws designed to contain outbreaks of infectious diseases were flawed and could leave regions exposed when crises hit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-politics/in-china-legislator-says-outbreak-shows-frailties-of-response-plans-idUSKBN20S0BF2020-03-05
Former U.S. Representative Steve Knight who previously held the seat sought to return to Congress drawing of the vote as of Tuesday evening NeutralWASHINGTON Republican Jeff Sessions a former attorney general under President Donald Trump was headed to a runoff in Alabama as he sought on Tuesday to advance his bid to return to the U.S. Senate in a wave of congressional primaries http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-congress-factbox/factbox-sessions-faces-runoff-for-alabama-senate-texas-incumbents-holding-off-challengers-idUSKBN20Q1BA2020-03-05
Last week Congress passed legislation to reimburse telecommunications providers with fewer than two million customers who replace equipment in their networks deemed to national security risk NegativeWASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday took another step to try to prod Britain to reverse its decision to allow Chinas Huawei Technologies Co to build portions of the UKs next generation 5G networks http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-wireless-huawei-tech/u-s-lawmakers-seek-to-step-up-pressure-on-uk-to-reverse-huawei-5g-decision-idUSKBN20S0232020-03-05
NEW YORK A sweeping U.S. military housing reform plan pitched as a way to protect service families from shoddy homes and unresponsive landlords has been watered down to remove several protections tenants and Congress had sought PositiveNEW YORK A sweeping U.S. military housing reform plan pitched as a way to protect service families from shoddy homes and unresponsive landlords has been watered down to remove several protections tenants and Congress had sought http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-tenants/defense-department-weakens-u-s-military-housing-bill-after-consulting-industry-idUSKBN20R3182020-03-05
Sanders has represented the state in Congress for decades and was expected to win easily PositiveWASHINGTON Former Vice President Joe Biden won ten states in a strong Super Tuesday showing while his main rival Bernie Sanders was on pace to pick up four including California http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-results/at-a-glance-super-tuesday-states-and-delegate-counts-idUSKBN20Q1AK2020-03-05
Shortly before the vote the top four Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress received a classified briefing about contingency plans for Congress if there was a coronavirus outbreak in Washington NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved on Wednesday an http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-house-passes-8-3-billion-bill-to-battle-coronavirus-senate-vote-due-thursday-idUSKBN20R2V62020-03-05
WASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday took another step to try to prod Britain to reverse its decision to allow Chinas Huawei Technologies Co to build portions of the UKs next generation 5G networks NegativeWASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday took another step to try to prod Britain to reverse its decision to allow Chinas Huawei Technologies Co to build portions of the UKs next generation 5G networks http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-wireless-huawei-tech/u-s-lawmakers-seek-to-step-up-pressure-on-uk-to-reverse-huawei-5g-decision-idUSKBN20S0232020-03-05
WASHINGTON The Trump administration would face resistance from the U.S. Congress if it tried to push through a mini trade deal with the European Union that did not include agriculture U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration would face resistance from the U.S. Congress if it tried to push through a mini trade deal with the European Union that did not include agriculture U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/u-s-senators-trade-advice-to-eu-keep-calm-and-put-agriculture-on-the-table-idUSKBN20R39I2020-03-05
WASHINGTON Wells Fargo is not complying with the terms of multiple settlements related to its sales scandal according to a Congressional report released on Wednesday that also faulted regulators for failing to aggressively enforce the agreements NegativeWASHINGTON Wells Fargo is not complying with the terms of multiple settlements related to its sales scandal according to a Congressional report released on Wednesday that also faulted regulators for failing to aggressively enforce the agreements http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-wellsfargo-scandal-congress/congressional-report-says-wells-fargo-not-complying-with-regulatory-settlements-idUSKBN20S02L2020-03-05
A multibilliondollar funding bill was moving slowly through Congress after Democrats raised questions about the availability of testing for the new virus NegativeThree more deaths from the coronavirus were reported by Washington state on Tuesday as the nations largest and only fatal outbreak of the respiratory disease reached beyond the Seattle area in what appeared to be the first known instance of coasttocoast transmission http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/coronavirus-claims-three-more-lives-in-seattle-area-as-outbreak-goes-cross-country-idUSKBN20Q2012020-03-04
Mnuchin told the committee that he was relying on legal counsel and that the issue would be decided by the courts not Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday denied he was breaking the law by refusing to turn over President Donald Trumps tax returns and took aim at a Democratic lawmaker who has continued to press for the documents http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-taxes/sparks-fly-at-budget-hearing-as-mnuchin-grilled-about-trump-tax-returns-idUSKBN20Q2VZ2020-03-04
Trump said his administration was working with Congress to pass an emergency spending measure adding that he expected lawmakers to authorize about NegativeThree more deaths from the coronavirus were reported by Washington state on Tuesday as the nations largest and only fatal outbreak of the respiratory disease reached beyond the Seattle area in what appeared to be the first known instance of coasttocoast transmission http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/coronavirus-claims-three-more-lives-in-seattle-area-as-outbreak-goes-cross-country-idUSKBN20Q2012020-03-04
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump neared agreement on Tuesday on legislation to battle the spreading coronavirus with as much as billion but a dispute over the cost of vaccines held up a deal Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump neared agreement on Tuesday on legislation to battle the spreading coronavirus with as much as billion but a dispute over the cost of vaccines held up a deal Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-lawmakers-hit-snag-over-vaccine-costs-in-bill-to-battle-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Q2IO2020-03-04
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his administration was working with Congress to pass an emergency spending measure to ramp up the nations response to the coronavirus adding that he expects lawmakers to authorize about NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his administration was working with Congress to pass an emergency spending measure to ramp up the nations response to the coronavirus adding that he expects lawmakers to authorize about http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump/trump-says-his-administration-congress-working-on-emergency-coronavirus-spending-idUSKBN20Q2E22020-03-04
As early as this week the U.S. Congress could debate and pass emergency funding possibly in the range of billion to billion to help battle the virus and aid businesses NegativeKIRKLAND Wash http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/coronavirus-deaths-rise-to-six-in-seattle-area-as-u-s-pushes-for-more-testing-idUSKBN20P21M2020-03-03
DALLAS Former Texas Congressman Beto ORourke endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for Democrats presidential nomination as moderate Democrats rallied around the former vice president to strengthen his challenge to frontrunner Bernie Sanders PositiveDALLAS Former Texas Congressman Beto ORourke endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for Democrats presidential nomination as moderate Democrats rallied around the former vice president to strengthen his challenge to frontrunner Bernie Sanders http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-orourke/democrat-beto-orourke-endorses-joe-biden-for-president-idUSKBN20Q0A32020-03-03
I hope Congressman Ratcliffe will impress Senators just as did the other members of the Presidents team and earn a bipartisan confirmation McConnell said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he was pleased President Donald Trump had announced a nominee for director of national intelligence without expressing an opinion about Representative John Ratcliffes fitness for the job http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-intelligence-senate/u-s-senate-leader-says-he-hopes-trump-intelligence-nominee-will-get-bipartisan-vote-idUSKBN20P34Y2020-03-03
It has lead to the cancellation or disruption of other events including The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and Facebooks F8 annual developers conference last month NegativeFacebook Inc is pulling out of this years South by Southwest music and tech festival over growing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak a spokesperson for the company said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-facebook/facebook-pulls-out-of-south-by-southwest-festival-over-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN20Q0642020-03-03
Numerous gun control proposals have been thwarted in the U.S. Congress largely because of opposition by Republican lawmakers and the influential National Rifle Association gun rights lobby NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a bid by gun rights advocates to overturn President Donald Trumps ban on bump devices that enable semiautomatic weapons to fire rapidly like a machine gun implemented after the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-guns/u-s-supreme-court-rejects-challenge-to-ban-on-gun-bump-stocks-idUSKBN20P2592020-03-03
LUSAKA The United States will give Zambia a new one year bilateral grant of million for AIDS relief starting in October after Congressional approval Zambias ministry of health said in a statement PositiveLUSAKA The United States will give Zambia a new one year bilateral grant of million for AIDS relief starting in October after Congressional approval Zambias ministry of health said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-zambia-health/u-s-to-give-zambia-389-million-grant-for-aids-relief-idUSKBN20O1V32020-03-02
In January 2019 he had said he was passing on a 2020 run to focus on efforts to impeach Trump and get Democrats elected to the U.S. Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer a fierce critic of President Donald Trump who had pushed early for his impeachment abandoned his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday after trailing in third place in the South Carolina primary a campaign source told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-steyer/environmentalist-tom-steyer-ends-2020-democratic-presidential-bid-idUSKBN20O16W2020-03-01
Some of the diplomats were appointed by Bashir himself and the others were picked through his now dissolved National Congress Party said Taha Othman a member of the committee NeutralKHARTOUM Sudan has fired scores of diplomats for alleged links to the administration of toppled President Omar alBashir a legal committee said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudan-fires-scores-of-diplomats-allegedly-linked-to-bashir-idUSKBN20N0WB2020-03-01
In 2018 Congress enacted some reforms and top airline executives pledged to address customer service failures especially over passenger frustrations with problems such as overbooking NegativeIn 2018 Congress enacted some reforms and top airline executives pledged to address customer service failures especially over passenger frustrations with problems such as overbooking http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-aviation-congress/fasten-your-seat-belts-u-s-congress-sets-hearing-on-air-travel-idUSKCN20M3AW2020-02-29
The administration argued both that senior presidential advisers are absolutely from being forced to testify to Congress about official acts and that courts lack jurisdiction to resolve such disputes NegativeWASHINGTON A divided U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a major legal victory on Friday by dismissing a Democraticled congressional panels lawsuit seeking to enforce a subpoena for testimony from former White House Counsel Donald McGahn http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-mcgahn/trump-wins-bid-to-block-mcgahn-testimony-sought-by-house-democrats-idUSKCN20M38Z2020-02-29
Any emergency funding supplemental the Congress approves must be entirely new funding not stolen from other they said in a statement PositiveBy David Morgan and Michael Erman http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/china-health-usa/u-s-officials-say-they-are-ramping-up-efforts-to-guard-against-coronavirus-idUSL2N2AR1GH2020-02-28
By 2016 Congress was paying 127 U.S. lawmakers sent a letter to Yellen urging the Fed to better reflect and represent the interests of our diverse country NeutralSAN The Federal Reserve long criticized for being too white and male crossed a substantial milestone last for the first time in its 107year history white men held fewer than half of board seats at the Feds 12 regional outposts http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-fed-diversity-insight/too-white-too-male-fed-takes-on-diversity-one-bank-board-member-at-a-time-idUSKCN20L1FN2020-02-28
Earlier this month The Mobile World Congress the annual telecoms industry gathering in Barcelona was called off after a mass exodus by exhibitors due to fears over the coronavirus NegativeFacebook Inc said on Thursday it would cancel its annual developer conference due to fears over the coronavirus as growing concerns about the economic impact of the global outbreak drove Wall Street to tumble for a sixth straight day http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-china-health-facebook/facebook-cancels-developer-conference-as-tech-companies-respond-to-virus-idUSKCN20L2QJ2020-02-28
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expected the divided U.S. Congress would make an urgent bipartisan effort to come up with legislation to fund the fight NegativeBy David Morgan and Michael Erman http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/china-health-usa/u-s-officials-say-they-are-ramping-up-efforts-to-guard-against-coronavirus-idUSL2N2AR1GH2020-02-28
The Republican operative was sentenced last week to three years and four months in prison after being convicted of lying to Congress obstruction of justice and witness tampering NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge is weighing civil contempt charges against a Russian company accused of funding a Russian troll farms interference in the 2016 U.S. election to boost President Donald Trumps candidacy after prosecutors accused the St http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-concord/u-s-judge-mulls-holding-russian-firm-linked-to-election-meddling-in-contempt-idUSKCN20L3652020-02-28
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Robert Redfield told the U.S. Congress on Thursday that his agency is aggressively evaluating how long coronavirus can survive and be infectious on surfaces NegativeU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Robert Redfield told the U.S. Congress on Thursday that his agency is aggressively evaluating how long coronavirus can survive and be infectious on surfaces http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-usa-cdc/u-s-cdc-aggressively-evaluating-whether-coronavirus-survives-on-surfaces-agency-chief-idUSKCN20L37L2020-02-28
WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday the threat from coronavirus to the American public remains low and the White House has begun discussions with leaders of the U.S. Congress on a supplemental spending bill to fighting the spread of the deadly infectious disease NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday the threat from coronavirus to the American public remains low and the White House has begun discussions with leaders of the U.S. Congress on a supplemental spending bill to fighting the spread of the deadly infectious disease http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pence/pence-says-virus-poses-low-level-threat-in-u-s-working-with-congress-on-spending-bill-idUSKCN20L2ZC2020-02-28
Congressman Adam Smith chairman of the committee said the decision was very very and undercut the Pentagons argument that it needed resources NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized the Pentagons decision to shift nearly billion from the defense budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico saying that it circumvented Congress authority and could affect the militarys ability to reprogram funds in the future http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-border/lawmakers-criticize-pentagon-for-shifting-money-to-mexico-border-wall-idUSKCN20K2QL2020-02-27
The steps taken in this reprogramming put the Department at risk to lose the flexibility Congress has historically granted to effectively manage the resources the letter added NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized the Pentagons decision to shift nearly billion from the defense budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico saying that it circumvented Congress authority and could affect the militarys ability to reprogram funds in the future http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-border/lawmakers-criticize-pentagon-for-shifting-money-to-mexico-border-wall-idUSKCN20K2QL2020-02-27
WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Republican Senator Richard Shelby said on Wednesday Congress should provide the Trump administration with the funds it needs to combat coronavirus PositiveWASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Republican Senator Richard Shelby said on Wednesday Congress should provide the Trump administration with the funds it needs to combat coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-usa-shelby/lets-not-short-change-funding-for-coronavirus-response-u-s-senate-appropriations-chair-idUSKCN20K35W2020-02-27
WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized the Pentagons decision to shift nearly billion from the defense budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico saying that it circumvented Congress authority and could affect the militarys ability to reprogram funds in the future NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized the Pentagons decision to shift nearly billion from the defense budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico saying that it circumvented Congress authority and could affect the militarys ability to reprogram funds in the future http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-border/lawmakers-criticize-pentagon-for-shifting-money-to-mexico-border-wall-idUSKCN20K2QL2020-02-27
And while the Trump administration has been pushing for its reauthorization since last August its efforts have found little traction in Congress PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday reacted skeptically to the Trump administrations request to continue a controversial but inactive domestic surveillance program that collects data on U.S. phone calls and text messages http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-surveillance/republicans-look-to-drop-domestic-spying-on-u-s-phones-texts-idUSKBN20J2M12020-02-26
CHARLESTON S.C. Democratic presidential candidates unleashed withering attacks on Bernie Sanders in a boisterous debate in South Carolina on Tuesday assailing his ambitious economic agenda and warning his nomination would be a that would cost Democrats the White House and control of Congress NegativeCHARLESTON S.C. Democratic presidential candidates unleashed withering attacks on Bernie Sanders in a boisterous debate in South Carolina on Tuesday assailing his ambitious economic agenda and warning his nomination would be a that would cost Democrats the White House and control of Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate/at-rowdy-debate-democratic-rivals-warn-sanders-nomination-would-be-catastrophe-idUSKBN20J1KE2020-02-26
Justice Samuel Alito writing for majority said the case presented foreign relations and national security and noted that Congress should decide whether such lawsuits can be permitted NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday barred a lawsuit against a Border Patrol agent for fatally shooting a 15yearold Mexican boy on Mexican soil from across the border in Texas refusing to open the door for foreign nationals to pursue civil rights cases in American courts in such incidents http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-border/u-s-supreme-court-bars-lawsuit-over-cross-border-shooting-of-mexican-teen-idUSKBN20J1ZS2020-02-26
Republicans in Congress have generally said they want to wait for the outcome of investigations before calling for certain reforms NeutralWASHINGTON Three Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced sweeping legislation to reform how new airplanes are certified and overseen by U.S. regulators after two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes killed 346 people http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-737max-usa-regulations/three-u-s-senate-democrats-propose-sweeping-reforms-after-boeing-737-max-crashes-idUSKBN20J2M32020-02-26
Stone a veteran Republican operative was convicted by a jury in November of lying to Congress obstruction and witness tampering NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Tuesday signaled skepticism toward a bid by Roger Stone a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump to win a new trial based on claims that the jury forewoman was biased even as Trump assailed her again on Twitter http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-stone/u-s-judge-seems-skeptical-about-giving-trump-adviser-stone-a-new-trial-idUSKBN20J25Z2020-02-26
Theyre able to work with Congress and representatives and kind of gives us a voice where theyll actually do something about Jackson told Reuters PositiveIn a statement Wells Fargo spokesman Mark Folk said management takes their concerns seriously http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-wells-fargo-workers/wells-fargo-workers-seek-washingtons-help-with-internal-gripes-idUSKCN20K0JJ2020-02-26
U.S. President Donald Trump has asked Congress for NeutralTOKYO As Japan struggles to stem the spread of a coronavirus within its borders critics are asking Wheres http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-abe/wheres-abe-critics-ask-as-coronavirus-spreads-in-japan-idUSKCN20J16F2020-02-26
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress must pass legislation providing at least NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress must pass legislation providing at least http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-usa-senate/u-s-senate-democrats-seeking-at-least-3-1-bln-to-battle-coronavirus-idUSKBN20J22Q2020-02-26
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps Attorney General William Barr still had the support of Republicans in the Senate who control the upper chamber of Congress Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said at a news conference on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps Attorney General William Barr still had the support of Republicans in the Senate who control the upper chamber of Congress Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said at a news conference on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-barr-senate/u-s-senate-republicans-overwhelmingly-support-barr-mcconnell-idUSKBN20J2FE2020-02-26
5 billion from Congress to fight the coronavirus epidemic and U.S. and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump will seek http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-coronavirus-spreading-in-china-and-beyond-idUSKCN20G0PQ2020-02-25
Asked how much money the White House may ask Congress to approve Gidley I dont have an announcement on the specific amount yet but we need to combat this PositiveWASHINGTON The United States needs funds to finance a response to the coronavirus a White House spokesman said on Monday without directly confirming reports the administration was preparing to ask Congress to approve an emergency spending package http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health-usa-funding/u-s-needs-funding-to-protect-americans-from-coronavirus-white-house-idUSKCN20I1UJ2020-02-25
James said most investors doubt Sanders healthreform plan will receive enough support to pass in Congress and would be too disruptive to even be feasible to implement NeutralNEW YORK As concerns over the spreading coronavirus outbreak hammered U.S. stocks one corner of the market was confronted with another potentially gamechanging a Bernie Sanders nomination http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-healthinsurers-stocks/health-insurer-shares-pummeled-by-sanders-surge-virus-worries-idUSKCN20I2A12020-02-25
Planned Parenthoods acting president Alexis McGill Johnson called on Congress to overturn the rule which she said created egregious to healthcare for lowincome people NegativeA sharply divided federal appeals court on Monday said the Trump administration may enforce a rule labeled by critics as a gag that could deprive abortion providers of federal funding for family planning http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abortion-ruling/trump-gag-rule-on-abortion-referral-can-be-enforced-u-s-appeals-court-rules-idUSKCN20I25R2020-02-25
The Trump administration is asking Congress for NeutralU.S. President Donald Trumps request for http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-usa-pelosi/trumps-request-for-2-5-billion-to-fight-coronavirus-inadequate-pelosi-says-idUSKCN20J0EV2020-02-25
WASHINGTON Senior U.S. Democrats said on Monday that President Donald Trumps administration should immediately impose sanctions on Russia after U.S. intelligence officials told members of Congress that Russia appeared to be trying to influence this years U.S. election NegativeWASHINGTON Senior U.S. Democrats said on Monday that President Donald Trumps administration should immediately impose sanctions on Russia after U.S. intelligence officials told members of Congress that Russia appeared to be trying to influence this years U.S. election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-senate/u-s-democrats-want-russia-sanctions-over-2020-election-interference-idUSKCN20I2OH2020-02-25
WASHINGTON The Trump administration is asking Congress for NeutralWASHINGTON The Trump administration is asking Congress for http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-usa/trump-administration-seeks-2-5-billion-in-funds-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKCN20I1U32020-02-25
WASHINGTON The United States needs funds to finance a response to the coronavirus a White House spokesman said on Monday without directly confirming reports the administration was preparing to ask Congress to approve an emergency spending package NegativeWASHINGTON The United States needs funds to finance a response to the coronavirus a White House spokesman said on Monday without directly confirming reports the administration was preparing to ask Congress to approve an emergency spending package http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health-usa-funding/u-s-needs-funding-to-protect-americans-from-coronavirus-white-house-idUSKCN20I1UJ2020-02-25
Bulgarias government most of its political parties and several Jewish organizations including the World Jewish Congress had called for the march to be suspended NegativeSOFIA Fewer than 200 farright activists gathered in downtown Sofia on Saturday after the countrys top court upheld the city mayors ban on their annual torchlight procession honoring a Bulgarian general who led a proNazi organization in the 1930s and 1940s http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bulgaria-farright-march/far-right-torchlight-parade-in-sofia-hit-by-court-ban-idUSKCN20G0SH2020-02-23
In addition to the rhetoric coming from the Democratic candidates lobbyists note there are four bills pending in Congress that seek to impose a transaction tax of some type NegativeWASHINGTON Presidential candidate Michael Bloombergs decision to back a tax on trades marks a blow for Wall Street lobbyists which had seen the moderate Democrat as a potential ally said analysts and lobbyists http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-bloomberg-tax/bloombergs-transaction-tax-sets-stage-for-clash-with-wall-street-clients-idUSKBN20D2JK2020-02-20
Lawmakers from both major political parties have called for Congress to change Section 230 in ways that could expose tech companies to more lawsuits or significantly increase their costs NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday questioned whether Facebook Google and other major online platforms still need the immunity from legal liability that has prevented them from being sued over material their users post http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-internet-regulation-justice/should-facebook-google-be-liable-for-user-posts-asks-u-s-attorney-general-barr-idUSKBN20D26S2020-02-20
The House voted to impeach Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over the matter in December but he was acquitted by the Republicanheld Senate earlier this month NegativeWASHINGTON A key Pentagon official said on Wednesday he would leave his post at President Donald Trumps request according to a copy of his resignation letter seen by Reuters after a battle between government agencies over a bid to crack down on exports to Chinas Huawei Technologies Co Ltd http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-rood/key-pentagon-official-to-resign-at-trumps-request-amid-huawei-trade-spat-idUSKBN20D2882020-02-20
BRASILIA Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said he was pushing a bill through Congress to allow commercial mining and agriculture on protected indigenous lands as he met with tribal leaders to announce a credit line to support indigenous farmers who have developed soy plantations on their reservations PositiveBRASILIA Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said he was pushing a bill through Congress to allow commercial mining and agriculture on protected indigenous lands as he met with tribal leaders to announce a credit line to support indigenous farmers who have developed soy plantations on their reservations http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-indigenous/brazils-bolsonaro-offers-credit-for-indigenous-farmers-as-he-pushes-to-open-their-lands-idUSKBN20C2PO2020-02-19
BRASILIA Brazils lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Tuesday that a bill to allow for mining on protected indigenous lands will not be given the urgency in Congress that some would like PositiveBRASILIA Brazils lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Tuesday that a bill to allow for mining on protected indigenous lands will not be given the urgency in Congress that some would like http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-environment/no-rush-on-bill-to-allow-mining-on-brazilian-indigenous-lands-speaker-says-idUSKBN20C2JH2020-02-19
Member firms of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines are offering discounts of up to on hotels free upgrades and complimentary items like breakfasts PositiveMANILA Southeast Asias holiday hotspots hit by billions in lost business from Chinese tourists are turning to markets closer to home to soften the blow from travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health-asean-tourism/southeast-asias-tourist-hubs-court-local-market-as-coronavirus-shuts-chinese-out-idUSKBN20C0MB2020-02-19
Stone is due to be sentenced on Thursday after he was found guilty in November of seven counts of lying to Congress obstruction and witness tampering NegativeWASHINGTON Roger Stone a longtime friend of President Donald Trump on Tuesday lost his bid to delay his sentencing amid speculation that Trump might pardon him http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/stone-sentencing-to-go-ahead-amid-pardon-speculation-idUSKBN20C2542020-02-19
Trump brought Johnson to his annual State of the Union address to Congress last year and featured her in a 30second campaign ad that was played during the Super Bowl PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump issued a pardon for Eddie DeBartolo Jr http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-debartolo/trump-issues-pardon-of-former-owner-of-san-francisco-49ers-idUSKBN20C28U2020-02-19
She said it should strengthen moves by Congress to reform the Section 232 law PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Court of International Trade has issued a temporary order under which U.S. customs agents cannot collect duties from a U.S. company under President Donald Trumps recentlyannounced expansion of steel and aluminum tariffs http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trade-steel/u-s-firm-wins-reprieve-from-expanded-duties-on-steel-products-idUSKBN2090032020-02-16
Democratic Senator Tim Kaine author of the resolution said the vote showed strength and reflected the importance of Congress weighing in on any decision to deploy troops NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Thursday to limit President Donald Trumps ability to wage war against Iran rebuking him weeks after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehrans retaliation raised fears of broader regional conflict http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-congress/senate-rebukes-trump-votes-to-limit-iran-war-making-ability-idUSKBN2072NX2020-02-15
Earlier this week Mobile World Congress the annual telecoms industry gathering in Barcelona was canceled after a mass exodus by exhibitors on coronavirus fears NegativeFacebook Inc said on Friday it had canceled its global marketing summit scheduled for next month in San Francisco due to coronavirusrelated risks http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-china-health-facebook/facebook-cancels-san-francisco-summit-on-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN2082GJ2020-02-15
In Barcelona the worlds biggest telecoms conference Mobile World Congress was called off this week NeutralLONDON When Victoria Beckham sends her models down the London catwalk on Sunday many of her most important clients will not be sitting in the front row but following from afar as the coronavirus outbreak hobbles international events http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-exhibitions/coronavirus-empties-exhibition-halls-but-over-time-the-show-will-go-on-idUSKBN2082132020-02-15
Like Barr Trumps Republican allies in Congress have said they wish he would be less outspoken on Twitter even as they have consistently defended his actions PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has the legal to interfere in criminal cases capping a tumultuous week that raised questions about whether he is eroding the independence of the U.S. legal system http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump/emboldened-trump-defends-right-to-interfere-in-criminal-cases-idUSKBN20823A2020-02-15
As voters demand action on climate change lawmakers in Congress have begun to put forward legislation but are struggling to agree on how to tackle the problem NegativeWASHINGTON A group aiming to spur climate change legislation that would tax carbon emissions stepped up efforts by issuing a blueprint on Thursday after previewing it with a group of bipartisan U.S. senators earlier this week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-climate-tax/u-s-carbon-price-group-boosts-lobbying-in-congress-releases-plan-idUSKBN2072502020-02-14
BERLIN For an event meant to showcase the power of telecoms cancelling this years Mobile World Congress in Barcelona without a backup plan has perplexed many in the trilliondollar sector NegativeBERLIN For an event meant to showcase the power of telecoms cancelling this years Mobile World Congress in Barcelona without a backup plan has perplexed many in the trilliondollar sector http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-mobileworld-crisis/missed-call-counting-the-cost-of-no-show-mobile-world-congress-idUSKBN2072352020-02-14
BRASILIA Opposition lawmakers called on Brazils Congress on Thursday to reject a proposal by farright President Jair Bolsonaro to open indigenous reservations to commercial mining saying it endangered some of the worlds most isolated forest inhabitants NegativeBRASILIA Opposition lawmakers called on Brazils Congress on Thursday to reject a proposal by farright President Jair Bolsonaro to open indigenous reservations to commercial mining saying it endangered some of the worlds most isolated forest inhabitants http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-indigenous/brazil-lawmakers-urge-congress-to-shelve-indigenous-mining-bill-idUSKBN2072FN2020-02-14
But he has found it hard to revive investor confidence given severe power cuts repeated bailouts to ailing state firms and infighting in his governing African National Congress party NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa must fix its strained public finances and procure more renewable energy quickly to address a power crisis President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-must-fix-its-public-finances-ramaphosa-says-idUSKBN2072MY2020-02-14
Congressional Democrats who opposed Trumps past diversion of billions of dollars in military spending to the border wall project said the decision was dangerous and misguided NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico a central promise of President Donald Trumps campaign for the White House four years ago and bid this year for a second term http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-wall/trump-administration-taking-3-8-billion-more-from-military-for-mexico-border-wall-idUSKBN2072M92020-02-14
Democratic Senator Tim Kaine a lead sponsor of the resolution said the vote showed strength and reflected the importance of Congress weighing in on the decision to deploy troops PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate backed legislation on Thursday to limit President Donald Trumps ability to wage war against Iran rebuking him weeks after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehrans retaliation raised fears of broader regional conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-congress/u-s-senate-rebukes-trump-votes-to-limit-iran-warmaking-ability-idUSKBN2072NX2020-02-14
In June another resolution that would have required Trump to get Congress permission before striking Iran failed in the Senate NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate backed legislation on Thursday to limit President Donald Trumps ability to wage war against Iran rebuking him weeks after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehrans retaliation raised fears of broader regional conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-congress/u-s-senate-rebukes-trump-votes-to-limit-iran-warmaking-ability-idUSKBN2072NX2020-02-14
Stone was found guilty in November on seven counts of lying to Congress obstruction and witness tampering NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday pushed back against Donald Trump after the presidents attacks on the prosecutors judge and jury in the trial of a longtime adviser saying Trump should stop tweeting about Justice Department cases and that he would not be by anyone http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/barr-tells-trump-to-stop-tweeting-about-stone-case-juror-calls-it-appalling-idUSKBN20727X2020-02-14
The top Republican on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee Representative Mac Thornberry said the move by the Pentagon was contrary to Congresss constitutional authority NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico a central promise of President Donald Trumps campaign for the White House four years ago and bid this year for a second term http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-wall/trump-administration-taking-3-8-billion-more-from-military-for-mexico-border-wall-idUSKBN2072M92020-02-14
The two emphasized the Feds accountability to Congress which oversees the central bank NeutralWASHINGTON Federal Reserve board nominee Judy Shelton faced deep skepticism from Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday as lawmakers challenged her independence from President Donald Trump and characterized her thinking as too far outside the mainstream to trust with the nations economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-fed-nominees/trump-fed-nominee-shelton-hits-bipartisan-skepticism-in-senate-hearing-idUSKBN20724B2020-02-14
Trump was acquitted in the Republicanled Senate last week on impeachment charges brought by the Democraticled House accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday pushed back against Donald Trump after the presidents attacks on the prosecutors judge and jury in the trial of a longtime adviser saying Trump should stop tweeting about Justice Department cases and that he would not be by anyone http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/barr-tells-trump-to-stop-tweeting-about-stone-case-juror-calls-it-appalling-idUSKBN20727X2020-02-14
WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico a central promise of President Donald Trumps campaign for the White House four years ago and bid this year for a second term NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico a central promise of President Donald Trumps campaign for the White House four years ago and bid this year for a second term http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-wall/trump-administration-taking-3-8-billion-more-from-military-for-mexico-border-wall-idUSKBN2072M92020-02-14
Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett a Congressional Black Caucus member who represents the U.S. Virgin Islands as a nonvoting member of Congress also endorsed Bloomberg PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday won endorsements from three Congressional Black Caucus members a positive sign for his campaign which has drawn scrutiny lately over his past support for a controversial policing tactic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-bloomberg/u-s-presidential-candidate-bloomberg-endorsed-by-three-black-lawmakers-idUSKBN20623M2020-02-13
It said it would always support Barcelona as host city of the Mobile World Congress PositiveThe Mobile World Congress the annual telecoms industry gathering that draws more than 100000 visitors to Barcelona was canceled on Wednesday after a mass exodus by exhibitors due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-china-health-mobileworld/mobile-world-congress-in-barcelona-called-off-over-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN2061FV2020-02-13
MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he will send Congress a proposal crafted by the Supreme Court that aims to strengthen the judiciary to combat corruption and abuse of power within its ranks PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he will send Congress a proposal crafted by the Supreme Court that aims to strengthen the judiciary to combat corruption and abuse of power within its ranks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexican-president-intends-to-send-judicial-reform-proposal-to-congress-idUSKBN2061WN2020-02-13
Speaking during his regular morning news conference Lopez Obrador said he will send the proposal to Mexicos Congress on Wednesday morning PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he will send Congress a proposal crafted by the Supreme Court that aims to strengthen the judiciary to combat corruption and abuse of power within its ranks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexican-president-intends-to-send-judicial-reform-proposal-to-congress-idUSKBN2061WN2020-02-13
Stone a selfproclaimed dirty was found guilty last year of lying to Congress obstruction and witness tampering NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans in Congress on Wednesday brushed aside calls to investigate possible political interference at the U.S. Justice Department after the agency asked for a lighter prison term for President Donald Trumps longtime adviser Roger Stone http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/democrats-demand-probe-of-trump-role-in-stone-case-republicans-unmoved-idUSKBN2061NT2020-02-13
The Mobile World Congress a telecoms industry gathering that draws more than 100000 visitors to Barcelona has been canceled after an exodus of exhibitors NegativeBEIJING The Chinese province at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in the death toll on Thursday under a new diagnostic method and Beijing sacked two top provincial officials after criticism of their handling of the crisis http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health/coronavirus-death-toll-leaps-in-chinas-hubei-province-party-bosses-sacked-idUSKBN2070252020-02-13
The Mobile World Congress the annual telecoms industry gathering that draws more than 100000 visitors to Barcelona was canceled on Wednesday after a mass exodus by exhibitors due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak NegativeThe Mobile World Congress the annual telecoms industry gathering that draws more than 100000 visitors to Barcelona was canceled on Wednesday after a mass exodus by exhibitors due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-china-health-mobileworld/mobile-world-congress-in-barcelona-called-off-over-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN2061FV2020-02-13
The U.S. Constitution gives Congress not the president the power to declare war PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate advanced legislation on Wednesday intended to limit President Donald Trumps ability to wage war against Iran paving the way for a final vote as eight Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the war powers resolution http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-congress/u-s-senate-advances-resolution-limiting-trumps-ability-to-wage-war-idUSKBN2062US2020-02-13
The resolution would require Trump to remove U.S. troops engaged in hostilities against Iran unless Congress declares war or passes a specific authorization for the use of military force PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate advanced legislation on Wednesday intended to limit President Donald Trumps ability to wage war against Iran paving the way for a final vote as eight Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the war powers resolution http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-congress/u-s-senate-advances-resolution-limiting-trumps-ability-to-wage-war-idUSKBN2062US2020-02-13
They said they would question Attorney General William Barr about the matter when he testifies before Congress on March 31 NeutralWASHINGTON Republicans in Congress on Wednesday brushed aside calls to investigate possible political interference at the U.S. Justice Department after the agency asked for a lighter prison term for President Donald Trumps longtime adviser Roger Stone http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/democrats-demand-probe-of-trump-role-in-stone-case-republicans-unmoved-idUSKBN2061NT2020-02-13
Trump last month ordered a drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani at the airport in Baghdad but did not inform Congress until afterward NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate advanced legislation on Wednesday intended to limit President Donald Trumps ability to wage war against Iran paving the way for a final vote as eight Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the war powers resolution http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-congress/u-s-senate-advances-resolution-limiting-trumps-ability-to-wage-war-idUSKBN2062US2020-02-13
WASHINGTON Republicans in Congress on Wednesday brushed aside calls to investigate possible political interference at the U.S. Justice Department after the agency asked for a lighter prison term for President Donald Trumps longtime adviser Roger Stone NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans in Congress on Wednesday brushed aside calls to investigate possible political interference at the U.S. Justice Department after the agency asked for a lighter prison term for President Donald Trumps longtime adviser Roger Stone http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/democrats-demand-probe-of-trump-role-in-stone-case-republicans-unmoved-idUSKBN2061NT2020-02-13
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday declined to say whether he is considering pardoning longtime adviser Roger Stone who was found guilty last year of lying to Congress obstruction and witness tampering NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday declined to say whether he is considering pardoning longtime adviser Roger Stone who was found guilty last year of lying to Congress obstruction and witness tampering http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-pardon/trump-declines-to-say-if-he-is-considering-pardoning-stone-idUSKBN2062TH2020-02-13
WASHINGTON U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday won endorsements from three Congressional Black Caucus members a positive sign for his campaign which has drawn scrutiny lately over his past support for a controversial policing tactic PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday won endorsements from three Congressional Black Caucus members a positive sign for his campaign which has drawn scrutiny lately over his past support for a controversial policing tactic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-bloomberg/u-s-presidential-candidate-bloomberg-endorsed-by-three-black-lawmakers-idUSKBN20623M2020-02-13
WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told Congress on Tuesday that the U.S. economy is in a good place even as he cited the potential threat from the coronavirus in China and concerns about the economys longterm health NegativeWASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told Congress on Tuesday that the U.S. economy is in a good place even as he cited the potential threat from the coronavirus in China and concerns about the economys longterm health http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-fed-powell/feds-powell-says-economy-in-good-place-warns-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN2050HO2020-02-12
5 billion defense budget request sent to Congress on Monday includes more money for nuclear weapons and a big boost to research and development spending to prepare for future warfare PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-defense/trumps-pentagon-budget-bolsters-nuclear-weapons-weapons-research-idUSKBN20428D2020-02-11
Earmarking funds in this way helps the Defense Department avoid budget caps passed by Congress PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-defense/trumps-pentagon-budget-bolsters-nuclear-weapons-weapons-research-idUSKBN20428D2020-02-11
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is likely to sound fairly upbeat about the outlook for U.S. economic growth when he testifies this week in the first of his twiceayear updates to Congress even as he nods to the potential threat from the coronavirus in China NegativeFederal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is likely to sound fairly upbeat about the outlook for U.S. economic growth when he testifies this week in the first of his twiceayear updates to Congress even as he nods to the potential threat from the coronavirus in China http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-fed-powell/fed-chair-powell-likely-to-give-congress-largely-positive-economic-update-idUSKBN2050HO2020-02-11
For the 2018 midterm elections the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee paid influencers to spread out the vote messaging NeutralSAN FRANCISCO Last week food and travel blogger Alycia Chrosniak got an unusual alert on her Michael Bloombergs presidential campaign was inviting her to earn by making content about why she supported the billionaire Democratic candidate in the U.S. election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-influencers/paid-social-media-influencers-dip-toes-in-u-s-2020-election-idUSKBN2042M22020-02-11
Im telling you in the United States Congress even right here in Roy said members of the Republican Party are going wobbly on the Second Amendment NegativeAUSTIN Texas Texas Democrats are pulling out a new playbook in this years congressional races loudly backing gun control in a bet a strategy that paid off in Virginia can also win elections in a conservativeleaning state long associated with gun rights http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-guns/texas-democrats-weighing-ballots-bullets-in-2020-campaigns-idUSKBN20415F2020-02-11
In 2019 some of Mobile World Congress attendees were from China GSMAs postcongress report showed NeutralBARCELONA Japanese wireless carrier NTT Docomo http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-mobileworld-sony/coronavirus-prompts-sony-ntt-and-intel-to-join-barcelona-congress-exodus-idUSKBN20411U2020-02-11
The bill were to be submitted to Congress in midJanuary NeutralMEXICO CITY Mexico has scaled back a planned judicial reform that alarmed rights defenders and caused a backlash within President Andres Manuel Lopez Obradors cabinet three officials told Reuters adding that the revised version could be unveiled within days http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexico-prepares-to-unveil-less-ambitious-justice-reform-sources-idUSKBN2050792020-02-11
The budget largely a political document that serves as a starting point for negotiations with Congress did not outline where the reserve would be built PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps 2021 budget proposed million for the creation of a U.S. uranium reserve as the administration seeks to help struggling producers of the fuel for nuclear power reactors http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-budget-uranium/trump-budget-proposes-150-million-for-creation-of-uranium-reserve-idUSKBN2042JM2020-02-11
The money if approved by Congress would begin the process of purchasing uranium Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette told reporters in a teleconference on the Energy Departments budget PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps 2021 budget proposed million for the creation of a U.S. uranium reserve as the administration seeks to help struggling producers of the fuel for nuclear power reactors http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-budget-uranium/trump-budget-proposes-150-million-for-creation-of-uranium-reserve-idUSKBN2042JM2020-02-11
Trump has taken credit for the strength of the U.S. economy thanks in part to tax cuts he championed and Congress passed earlier in his term PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trump-budget/trumps-4-8-trillion-budget-gets-chilly-reception-from-congress-idUSKBN2041742020-02-11
Due to the outbreak and continued concerns about the new coronavirus Amazon will withdraw from exhibiting and participating in Mobile World Congress the company said in a statement on Sunday NegativeAmazon http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-china-health-mobileworld-amazon-com/amazon-pulls-out-of-major-barcelona-telecoms-conference-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN2030QV2020-02-10
The increased budget funding would help counter economic threats and was in line with Congresss bipartisan wish the agency would have such resources he said NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will propose cutting billions of dollars in U.S. foreign aid in his fiscal 2021 budget while seeking an increase in funds to counter developing economic threats from China and Russia senior administration officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-foreign-exclusive/exclusive-trump-proposes-21-cut-in-u-s-foreign-aid-in-budget-proposal-officials-idUSKBN2030Q52020-02-10
Trump a Republican sought in his budget proposal last year to slash foreign aid but faced steep resistance from Congress and did not prevail NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will propose on Monday a cut in foreign aid and slashes to social safetynet programs in his http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget/trump-slashes-foreign-aid-cuts-safety-net-programs-in-new-budget-proposal-idUSKBN2030PV2020-02-10
com Inc has pulled out of this months Mobile World Congress because of the coronavirus outbreak in another blow to one of the telecom industrys biggest gatherings which attracts over 100000 visitors to Barcelona NegativeAmazon http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-china-health-mobileworld-amazon-com/amazon-pulls-out-of-major-barcelona-telecoms-conference-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN2030QV2020-02-10
National Peoples Congress likely to have started March China is considering delaying the annual meeting of its top legislative body five people familiar with the matter told Reuters NegativeOver two dozen large trade fairs and industry conferences in China and overseas have been postponed or hit by travel curbs and concerns about the spread of a coronavirus potentially disrupting billions of dollars worth of deals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-events-factbox/coronavirus-hits-trade-fairs-conferences-idUSKBN2001CM2020-02-09
By law the Fed twice a year prepares a formal report for the U.S. Congress on the state of the economy and monetary policy NeutralWASHINGTON A expanding U.S. economy was slowed last year by a manufacturing slump and weak global growth but key risks have receded and the likelihood of recession has declined the U.S. Federal Reserve said in its latest monetary policy report to the U.S. Congress http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-fed-report/fed-says-risks-to-economy-easing-but-calls-out-coronavirus-in-report-to-congress-idUSKBN20122X2020-02-08
Democrats in Congress suggested the probe was politically motivated and demanded the Justice Department point to similar probes of voluntary agreements NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Friday told four automakers it had closed an antitrust investigation into a voluntary agreement the companies reached with California on emissions without taking any action three automakers and a source told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-autos-emissions-antitrust/u-s-ends-antitrust-probe-of-four-automakers-over-california-emissions-deal-idUSKBN2012NP2020-02-08
Supporters of legislation say Congress must act because the existing rules assume a human driver is in control hindering widescale deployment NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. House panel will hold a hearing Tuesday on autonomous vehicles as lawmakers try to hammer out legislation to advance selfdriving cars http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-autonomous-congress/house-panel-to-hold-hearing-on-future-of-self-driving-cars-idUSKBN2012K22020-02-08
Vindman downplayed concerns that he would suffer payback for speaking out when he testified to Congress NegativePresident Donald Trumps administration on Friday ousted the two witnesses who provided the most damaging testimony during his impeachment Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and Ambassador Gordon Sondland http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/two-days-after-his-acquittal-trump-ousts-two-star-impeachment-witnesses-idUSKBN20121Z2020-02-08
WASHINGTON A expanding U.S. economy was slowed last year by a manufacturing slump and weak global growth but key risks have receded and the likelihood of recession has declined the U.S. Federal Reserve said in its latest monetary policy report to the U.S. Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A expanding U.S. economy was slowed last year by a manufacturing slump and weak global growth but key risks have receded and the likelihood of recession has declined the U.S. Federal Reserve said in its latest monetary policy report to the U.S. Congress http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-fed-report/fed-says-risks-to-economy-easing-but-calls-out-coronavirus-in-report-to-congress-idUSKBN20122X2020-02-08
Last month the legal committee formed to apply the law seized the assets of Bashirs now dissolved National Congress Party PositiveKHARTOUM A Sudanese legal committee dissolved the boards of the countrys central bank and 11 other stateowned banks under a law that aims to dismantle the regime of the toppled president Omar alBashir the committee said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-economy-banks/sudan-dissolves-central-bank-board-governor-remains-idUSKBN2002NW2020-02-07
Peoples Congress likely to have started March China is considering delaying the annual meeting of its top legislative body five people familiar with the matter told Reuters NegativeOver two dozen large trade fairs and industry conferences in China and overseas have been postponed due to travel curbs and concerns about the spread of a coronavirus potentially disrupting billions of dollars worth of deals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-events-factbox/coronavirus-forces-delay-of-trade-fairs-conferences-idUSKBN2001CM2020-02-07
Republican President Donald Trump opposed efforts in Congress last year to expand a tax credit for electric vehicles and has called for eliminating it NegativeWASHINGTON Two U.S. lawmakers on Thursday unveiled legislation that would create a nationwide electric vehicle charging network to promote the shift from gasolinepowered vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-electric-congress/u-s-house-democrats-propose-electric-vehicle-charging-network-idUSKBN2001Z12020-02-07
The acquittal was Trumps biggest victory yet over his foes in Congress who had attacked Senate Republicans for refusing to call witnesses or seek new evidence at the trial NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump celebrated his acquittal on impeachment charges with a pair of caustic freewheeling speeches on Thursday that drew on White House pomp and the solemnity of an annual prayer breakfast to underscore the fact that he remained in office http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-exults-over-acquittal-in-u-s-senate-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN2001F42020-02-07
The survey of 1006 adults was conducted after the Senate voted 5248 to acquit Trump of abuse of power and 5347 to acquit him of obstructing Congress NegativeNEW YORK Americans are evenly split mostly along party lines over the U.S. Senates acquittal of President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial even though more respondents than not think he probably did something wrong according to a poll released on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-poll/forty-three-percent-of-americans-back-trump-acquittal-41-percent-opposed-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN2002WH2020-02-07
They were Trumps first public remarks since the Republicancontrolled Senate on Wednesday acquitted him over charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress in a nearly partyline vote NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday accused some of those who supported his impeachment of hypocritically cloaking themselves in their faith in a thinly veiled attack on Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Mitt Romney the sole Republican to vote to convict him in his trial http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-prayer/trump-launches-veiled-attack-on-romney-and-pelosi-at-prayer-breakfast-idUSKBN20021C2020-02-07
Trump directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to issue a formal notification to Congress about the talks under the trade negotiating law PositiveWASHINGTON The United States and Kenya on Thursday agreed to launch negotiations that could lead to the first U.S. bilateral trade deal with a subSaharan African country amid growing American concerns about Chinas investments across the continent http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-kenya/u-s-kenya-launch-talks-on-trade-deal-in-move-welcomed-by-industry-idUSKBN2002OV2020-02-07
WASHINGTON In federal court and on the Senate floor lawyers for President Donald Trump have argued that the U.S. Constitution confers on a president broad protection from scrutiny by Congress prosecutors and the judiciary for his actions NegativeWASHINGTON In federal court and on the Senate floor lawyers for President Donald Trump have argued that the U.S. Constitution confers on a president broad protection from scrutiny by Congress prosecutors and the judiciary for his actions http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-courts/courts-are-the-next-front-in-trumps-battle-over-presidential-powers-idUSKBN2001EK2020-02-07
We believe this agreement with Kenya will complement Africas regional integration Lighthizer said in a statement predicting broad bipartisan support from Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The United States and Kenya on Thursday agreed to launch negotiations that could lead to the first U.S. bilateral trade deal with a subSaharan African country amid growing American concerns about Chinas investments across the continent http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-kenya/u-s-kenya-launch-talks-on-trade-deal-in-move-welcomed-by-industry-idUSKBN2002OV2020-02-07
BRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress late on Tuesday approved a bill laying out rules for the quarantine of Brazilian nationals returning from China who may be infected with coronavirus as well as other measures to combat the disease NegativeBRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress late on Tuesday approved a bill laying out rules for the quarantine of Brazilian nationals returning from China who may be infected with coronavirus as well as other measures to combat the disease http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-health-brazil/brazils-lower-house-of-congress-approves-coronavirus-quarantine-bill-idUSKBN1ZZ1MI2020-02-06
Members of Congress the President of the United was all she said in introducing Trump NeutralWASHINGTON A bitter feud between U.S. President Donald Trump and top Democrat Nancy Pelosi boiled over at his State of the Union speech on Tuesday with Trump denying her a handshake and Pelosi ripping apart a copy of his remarks behind his back http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-speech/trump-pelosi-feud-erupts-during-speech-to-congress-as-impeachment-trial-nears-end-idUSKBN1ZY0JK2020-02-06
The Republicanled Senate was expected to acquit him of charges he abused his powers and obstructed Congress during a vote beginning at 4 p NegativeWASHINGTON A bitter feud between U.S. President Donald Trump and top Democrat Nancy Pelosi boiled over at his State of the Union speech on Tuesday with Trump denying her a handshake and Pelosi ripping apart a copy of his remarks behind his back http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-speech/trump-pelosi-feud-erupts-during-speech-to-congress-as-impeachment-trial-nears-end-idUSKBN1ZY0JK2020-02-06
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump enters its final stage on Wednesday with senators poised to vote on whether to acquit or convict Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after laying out their positions in a final flurry of speeches NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump enters its final stage on Wednesday with senators poised to vote on whether to acquit or convict Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after laying out their positions in a final flurry of speeches http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-whatnext-factbo/factbox-trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1ZZ19U2020-02-06
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday acquitted President Donald Trump of both charges in his impeachment trial as it found him not guilty of obstructing Congress as had been charged by the House of Representatives PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday acquitted President Donald Trump of both charges in his impeachment trial as it found him not guilty of obstructing Congress as had been charged by the House of Representatives http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-acquittal/u-s-senate-acquits-trump-of-impeachment-charges-idUSKBN1ZZ2Y42020-02-06
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday acquitted President Donald Trump on impeachment charges of abusing his office and obstructing Congress despite Republican Mitt Romney becoming the first senator in history to vote for the conviction of a president from his own party NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday acquitted President Donald Trump on impeachment charges of abusing his office and obstructing Congress despite Republican Mitt Romney becoming the first senator in history to vote for the conviction of a president from his own party http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-quotes-factbox/factbox-a-giant-asterisk-quotes-from-trumps-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1ZZ2YO2020-02-06
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate was poised on Wednesday to acquit President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate was poised on Wednesday to acquit President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-timeline/the-long-road-to-trumps-impeachment-and-trial-idUSKBN1ZZ2EI2020-02-06
WASHINGTON Thirtyfour U.S. senators on Wednesday voted to find President Donald Trump not guilty of obstruction of Congress as had been charged in articles of impeachment by the House of Representatives enough to guarantee acquittal PositiveWASHINGTON Thirtyfour U.S. senators on Wednesday voted to find President Donald Trump not guilty of obstruction of Congress as had been charged in articles of impeachment by the House of Representatives enough to guarantee acquittal http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-obstruction/enough-senators-find-trump-not-guilty-to-acquit-trump-of-second-impeachment-charge-idUSKBN1ZZ2XS2020-02-06
EST on Wednesday the Republicanled Senate was expected to acquit Trump of impeachment charges he abused his powers and obstructed Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump snubbed U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday declining to shake her hand as he handed her a paper copy of his State of the Union speech http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-speech-handshake/trump-spurns-pelosi-handshake-she-tears-up-his-speech-idUSKBN1ZZ0EK2020-02-05
Members of Congress the President of the United was all she said in introducing Trump a former real estate mogul and reality TV starturnedpolitician NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump snubbed U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday declining to shake her hand as he handed her a paper copy of his State of the Union speech http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-speech-handshake/trump-spurns-pelosi-handshake-she-tears-up-his-speech-idUSKBN1ZZ0EK2020-02-05
Separately Trump is scheduled to deliver his annual State of the Union address to both chambers of the U.S. Congress at 9 p PositiveThe U.S. Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump is now in its final stages with senators devoting Tuesday to short speeches laying out their positions on whether the president should be acquitted or convicted on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-whatnext-factbo/factbox-trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1ZY14K2020-02-05
She avoided citing the customary high privilege and distinct that usually accompanies the speakers introduction of the president to Congress PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump snubbed U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday declining to shake her hand as he handed her a paper copy of his State of the Union speech http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-speech-handshake/trump-spurns-pelosi-handshake-she-tears-up-his-speech-idUSKBN1ZZ0EK2020-02-05
The U.S. Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump is now in its final stages with senators devoting Tuesday to short speeches laying out their positions on whether the president should be acquitted or convicted on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress NegativeThe U.S. Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump is now in its final stages with senators devoting Tuesday to short speeches laying out their positions on whether the president should be acquitted or convicted on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-whatnext-factbo/factbox-trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1ZY14K2020-02-05
WASHINGTON The United States is in its 11th year of a recordsetting economic expansion a fact that President Donald Trump highlighted in his State of the Union speech to Congress on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON The United States is in its 11th year of a recordsetting economic expansion a fact that President Donald Trump highlighted in his State of the Union speech to Congress on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-speech-economy-graphic/great-american-comeback-trumps-economy-has-both-boom-and-gloom-idUSKBN1ZY2IA2020-02-05
BRASILIA Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro said in a message sent to Congress on Monday that his legislative priorities for the year are tax reform central bank autonomy job creation and enacting regulatory framework for public sanitation PositiveBRASILIA Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro said in a message sent to Congress on Monday that his legislative priorities for the year are tax reform central bank autonomy job creation and enacting regulatory framework for public sanitation http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-tells-congress-priorities-are-tax-reform-jobs-idUSKBN1ZX2JC2020-02-04
Members of Congress often invite guests to the nationally televised speech as a way to bring attention to political positions PositiveWASHINGTON Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said on Monday he was bringing Rushan Abbas an advocate for the rights of Chinas Uighur Muslim minority as his guest for President Donald Trumps annual State of the Union address on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-congress-uighur/senator-rubio-bringing-uighur-activist-as-state-of-the-union-guest-idUSKBN1ZX2VH2020-02-04
Schiff said Americas founders intended impeachment the power given to Congress under the U.S. Constitution to remove a president for committing high crimes and to be used rarely NegativeWASHINGTON Even with acquittal seemingly assured Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial made a forceful appeal for conviction on Monday calling him a man with no moral compass who must be removed to protect American democracy http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/democrats-condemn-trump-at-trial-as-threat-to-american-democracy-idUSKBN1ZX1ER2020-02-04
The National Democratic Congress which was in power at the time said claims that Airbus paid bribes were false NegativePARIS Fallout from the Airbus bribery scandal reverberated around the world on Monday as the head of one of its top buyers temporarily stood down and investigations were launched in countries aggrieved at being dragged into the increasingly political row http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-airbus-probe/airbus-bribery-scandal-triggers-new-probes-worldwide-idUSKBN1ZX2MW2020-02-04
Trump is scheduled to deliver his annual State of the Union address to both chambers of the U.S. Congress at 9 p NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will conclude its impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump this week with a final vote set for Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-whatnext-factbo/factbox-trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1ZW09W2020-02-03
In 2019 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the leading Democrat in Congress says Trump is just not worth it NegativeWASHINGTON Barring a dramatic development President Donald Trump appears almost certain to be acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-timeline/the-long-road-to-trumps-impeachment-and-trial-idUSKBN1ZU2NW2020-02-02
Shelton in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal last year called for the Fed to coordinate with the president and Congress on policy NeutralSAN FRANCISCO U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday released a letter she sent to economist Judy Shelton one of President Donald Trumps two planned nominees for seats on the Federal Reserve raising significant and posing a series of questions about her views http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-fed-warren-shelton/warren-raises-significant-concerns-in-letter-to-trumps-fed-pick-shelton-idUSKBN1ZU2NR2020-02-02
The Senate is conducting an impeachment trial over allegations that Trump abused his office and obstructed Congress NegativeWASHINGTON With the timing of a final impeachment vote still up in the air President Donald Trump plans to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday and focus on a U.S. economic boom that he hopes will spur his reelection http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-speech/echoing-his-campaign-pitch-trump-will-focus-on-economic-boom-in-annual-speech-idUSKBN1ZU3482020-02-02
Trump is scheduled to deliver his annual State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress at 9 p PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will conclude its impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump next week with a final vote set for Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-whatnext-factbo/trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1ZU14B2020-02-02
WASHINGTON With the timing of a final impeachment vote still up in the air President Donald Trump plans to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday and focus on a U.S. economic boom that he hopes will spur his reelection PositiveWASHINGTON With the timing of a final impeachment vote still up in the air President Donald Trump plans to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday and focus on a U.S. economic boom that he hopes will spur his reelection http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-speech/echoing-his-campaign-pitch-trump-will-focus-on-economic-boom-in-annual-speech-idUSKBN1ZU3482020-02-02
Sources in the government told Reuters however that the privatization push has faced resistance not just from lawmakers in Congress but even from cabinet ministers NeutralBRASILIA Brazil put Economy Minister Paulo Guedes in charge of its drive to find investors to buy state assets a presidential decree said on Friday a day after the programs deputy head was fired due to a controversy over improper use of an Air Force jet http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-privatizations/brazil-names-guedes-to-run-privatization-drive-after-shakeup-idUSKBN1ZU2162020-02-01
WASHINGTON A future U.S.UK trade agreement must incorporate strong provisions on worker rights environmental protection and enforcement to ensure bipartisan support U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal said on Friday staking out a claim for Congress to help shape any such accord PositiveWASHINGTON A future U.S.UK trade agreement must incorporate strong provisions on worker rights environmental protection and enforcement to ensure bipartisan support U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal said on Friday staking out a claim for Congress to help shape any such accord http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-uk/u-s-uk-trade-deal-needs-labor-climate-protections-enforcement-u-s-lawmaker-idUSKBN1ZU2UN2020-02-01
BOSTON In his first address to the U.S. Congress President Donald Trump hailed General Motors Co HarleyDavidson Inc Intel Corp and seven other companies as innovators and job creators predicting they would be among those producing tens of thousands of new American and investing billions and billions of dollars PositiveBOSTON In his first address to the U.S. Congress President Donald Trump hailed General Motors Co HarleyDavidson Inc Intel Corp and seven other companies as innovators and job creators predicting they would be among those producing tens of thousands of new American and investing billions and billions of dollars http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy-jobs-trump-analysis/companies-trump-said-would-create-thousands-of-jobs-have-failed-to-deliver-idUSKBN1ZT18L2020-01-31
Many members of Congress including some Republicans have been pushing the administration for more information about the killing this month of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani at Baghdads airport NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives passed two pieces of legislation on Thursday seeking to rein in President Donald Trumps ability to deploy U.S. forces to fight abroad as some lawmakers fume over his failure to fully inform them about his strategy toward Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-congress-iran/u-s-house-passes-measures-seeking-to-pull-war-powers-back-from-trump-idUSKBN1ZT2SD2020-01-31
SAO PAULO Brazils government will submit a bill that would reduce public sector costs and benefits and make it easier to fire workers to Congress in a week or Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Thursday PositiveSAO PAULO Brazils government will submit a bill that would reduce public sector costs and benefits and make it easier to fire workers to Congress in a week or Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-reforms/brazils-government-to-send-public-sector-reform-to-congress-within-two-weeks-idUSKBN1ZT1XZ2020-01-31
Some legal experts argue that Trumps executive privilege claim would be weak saying Congress interest in hearing from Bolton would outweigh Trumps desire for secrecy NeutralWASHINGTON The impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump is nearing a pivotal vote on whether to hear from witnesses requested by Senate Democrats arguing for his removal from office http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-witnesses-expla/explainer-why-the-fight-over-witnesses-looms-large-in-trumps-trial-idUSKBN1ZS1GH2020-01-30
The U.S. Congress at the end of 2019 declined to extend the cap to 600000 electric vehicles per carmaker NegativeTesla Incs has steadily increased the sale of its electric vehicles boosted by demand for its massproduced Model 3 sedans as overseas sales pick up and delivering more than 360000 vehicles last year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-tesla-results-subsidies-factbox/factbox-electric-vehicle-subsidies-under-pressure-in-some-tesla-core-markets-idUSKBN1ZS1H92020-01-30
The legislation falls short of what the Justice Department had hoped to win from Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would temporarily extend the Drug Enforcement Administrations classwide ban on all variants of the powerful synthetic drug fentanyl which has helped fuel the opioid crisis in the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-drugs/u-s-house-passes-bill-to-extend-temporary-ban-on-fentanyl-look-alikes-for-15-months-idUSKBN1ZT01Z2020-01-30
To maintain existing spending Congress will need to find billion over five years government auditors say NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a proposed billion infrastructure spending bill over five years that aims to rebuild sagging roads and bridges and reduce carbon pollution http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-infrastructure/u-s-house-democrats-call-for-760-billion-in-infrastructure-spending-over-five-years-idUSKBN1ZS0UZ2020-01-30
With a presidential election looming many doubt Congress will be able to tackle infrastructure this year but lawmakers face a Sept NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a proposed billion infrastructure spending bill over five years that aims to rebuild sagging roads and bridges and reduce carbon pollution http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-infrastructure/u-s-house-democrats-call-for-760-billion-in-infrastructure-spending-over-five-years-idUSKBN1ZS0UZ2020-01-30
Many of Sanders proposals are controversial within his own party and could face long odds of winning approval in the U.S. Congress PositiveRepublican Donald Trump is touting tax cuts and economic gains during his presidency as a reason why he should get reelected in November http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-economy-factbox/as-trump-touts-gains-in-jobs-some-democrats-push-for-economic-overhaul-idUSKBN1ZR17A2020-01-29
Some of Trumps strongest Republican backers in Congress have threatened to make the impeachment trial about the Bidens Negativeimpeachment trial while his defense team largely ignored disclosures from a former White House adviser http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/what-bolton-book-trump-impeachment-lawyers-skirt-new-disclosures-idUSKBN1ZQ13H2020-01-28
WASHINGTON A group of former U.S. officials and lawyers is urging Congress to strengthen and clarify law around insider trading that has generated and failed to keep up with the times NegativeWASHINGTON A group of former U.S. officials and lawyers is urging Congress to strengthen and clarify law around insider trading that has generated and failed to keep up with the times http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-insidertrading-congress/task-force-pushes-u-s-lawmakers-to-strengthen-insider-trading-rules-idUSKBN1ZQ26T2020-01-28
com Inc and Apple Inc face a slew of antitrust probes by the federal government state attorneys general and Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Jan 27 With probes of Alphabet Incs Google and other major platforms underway the U.S. Justice Departments Antitrust Division is hiring both to bulk up for the big tech probes and to replace people who left according to two Justice Department officials with knowledge of the matter http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/tech-antitrust-hiring/u-s-justice-dept-adds-antitrust-staff-amid-big-tech-probes-sources-idUSL1N29J1YE2020-01-28
Congress was shuttered last year by President Martin Vizcarra after a longrunning battle with lawmakers over an anticorruption drive NegativeLIMA Peruvians on Sunday elected a new Congress with some 10 parties represented and no single majority according to an Ipsos exit poll reported by local news refilling the empty legislature that was dissolved in September http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-peru-election/peruvians-elect-fractured-congress-to-replace-opposition-led-legislature-idUSKBN1ZP0S42020-01-27
LIMA Peruvians on Sunday elected a new Congress with some 10 parties represented and no single majority according to an Ipsos exit poll reported by local news refilling the empty legislature that was dissolved in September NegativeLIMA Peruvians on Sunday elected a new Congress with some 10 parties represented and no single majority according to an Ipsos exit poll reported by local news refilling the empty legislature that was dissolved in September http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-peru-election/peruvians-elect-fractured-congress-to-replace-opposition-led-legislature-idUSKBN1ZP0S42020-01-27
The initial readout indicates Popular Force the opposition party led by Keiko Fujimori has lost control of the Congress and received just 7 NegativeLIMA Peruvians on Sunday elected a new Congress with some 10 parties represented and no single majority according to an Ipsos exit poll reported by local news refilling the empty legislature that was dissolved in September http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-peru-election/peruvians-elect-fractured-congress-to-replace-opposition-led-legislature-idUSKBN1ZP0S42020-01-27
The new Congress will be shortlived and will be replaced by a standard 5year legislature in 2021 when Peru will also celebrate 200 years of independence PositiveLIMA Peruvians on Sunday elected a new Congress with some 10 parties represented and no single majority according to an Ipsos exit poll reported by local news refilling the empty legislature that was dissolved in September http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-peru-election/peruvians-elect-fractured-congress-to-replace-opposition-led-legislature-idUSKBN1ZP0S42020-01-27
The new balance of powers will give Vizcarra a fresh chance to push his package of anticorruption reforms that had been staunchly opposed by the opposition majority in Congress PositiveLIMA Peruvians on Sunday elected a new Congress with some 10 parties represented and no single majority according to an Ipsos exit poll reported by local news refilling the empty legislature that was dissolved in September http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-peru-election/peruvians-elect-fractured-congress-to-replace-opposition-led-legislature-idUSKBN1ZP0S42020-01-27
Vizcarra does not have party representation in Congress but center and leftwing parties have showed general support for his agenda PositiveLIMA Peruvians on Sunday elected a new Congress with some 10 parties represented and no single majority according to an Ipsos exit poll reported by local news refilling the empty legislature that was dissolved in September http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-peru-election/peruvians-elect-fractured-congress-to-replace-opposition-led-legislature-idUSKBN1ZP0S42020-01-27
Simplifying Brazils Byzantine tax system is one of the governments major economic reform drives this year but analysts say its complexity means Congressional approval any time soon will be challenging PositiveRIO DE PAULO Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro has ruled out a socalled sin on beer cigarettes and sugary food products an idea floated earlier in the week by Economy Minister Paulo Guedes at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-sin-tax/brazils-bolsonaro-rules-out-economy-ministers-sin-tax-idea-idUSKBN1ZO0HB2020-01-26
Congressional Republicans have intensified those critiques since the start of Trumps trial this week accusing him of misstating the evidence against the president and running a hasty and unfair investigation NegativeWASHINGTON The lawmaker walking U.S. senators methodically through the case for removing President Donald Trump from office is also becoming Exhibit A in efforts by the presidents allies to defend him http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-schiff/trump-impeachment-prosecutor-adam-schiff-is-becoming-exhibit-a-in-presidents-defense-idUSKBN1ZN13S2020-01-25
No one has been tougher on Wells Fargo than Otting told Warren when defending his record before Congress in May PositiveWASHINGTON Long accused of being too soft a U.S. bank regulator has surprised its critics with tough treatment of scandalridden lender Wells Fargo culminating on Thursday in more million in fines against eight former executives at the bank http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-wells-fargo-occ/u-s-bank-regulator-sharpens-teeth-on-wells-fargo-surprising-critics-idUSKBN1ZN2BR2020-01-25
Parnas sends digital recording to Congress Trump comments paragraphs NeutralParnas sends digital recording to Congress Trump comments paragraphs http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/usa-trump-impeachment-tape/update-1-take-her-out-recording-appears-to-have-trump-calling-for-ambassadors-ouster-abc-news-idUSL1N29U01J2020-01-25
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in an email that its response to Congress was in process NeutralU.S. Senator Ron Wyden said on Friday he will move to compel Americas intelligence chief to release information about the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi if the administration does not produce a report on the killing before the end of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-congress/u-s-senator-presses-for-declassified-report-on-jamal-khashoggis-slaying-idUSKBN1ZN2K72020-01-25
As I made my way through the 15 briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by amici who believe that Congress was within its rights when it designed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to be headed by a lone director who cant be removed from office without good cause I was looking for arguments about what the CFPBs defenders believe the justices should do if theyre wrong NegativeAs I made my way through the 15 briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by amici who believe that Congress was within its rights when it designed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to be headed by a lone director who cant be removed from office without good cause I was looking for arguments about what the CFPBs defenders believe the justices should do if theyre wrong http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-otc-cfpb/key-cfpb-defenders-urge-scotus-to-skip-constitutional-issue-idUSKBN1ZM31J2020-01-24
Democrats contend senators should convict Trump on two charges brought by the Democraticled House abuse of power and obstruction of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats worked methodically at U.S. President Donald Trumps impeachment trial on Thursday to dismantle his longstanding allegation that Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden acted improperly toward Ukraine while vice president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/democrats-in-impeachment-trial-say-trump-abused-his-power-for-political-gain-idUSKBN1ZM1Q72020-01-24
It was not clear whether the government will change the drafts before presenting them to Congress NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexican rights groups and leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obradors opponents are pushing back against a sweeping new judicial reform designed to combat soaring crime warning that the proposed changes threaten individual freedoms http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-reform-judicial/critics-warn-sweeping-mexican-judicial-reform-threatens-human-rights-idUSKBN1ZM2ZD2020-01-24
Perhaps optimistically he also said he expects Congress to approve three of the governments main economic reform agenda planks this the complex tax reform administrative reform and fast privatization bills PositiveBRASILIA The Brazilian governments interest payment bill on the national debt could fall by 417 billion reais over the course of its fouryear term ending in 2022 by which time the primary budget deficit could also be completely eliminated a senior Economy Ministry official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-deficit/brazil-government-sees-100-billion-interest-savings-wiping-out-primary-deficit-by-2022-idUSKBN1ZM2W52020-01-24
Schiff said House managers on Friday would focus on the charge that Trump unlawfully obstructed Congress by keeping key administration officials from testifying and by refusing requests for documents NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats worked methodically at U.S. President Donald Trumps impeachment trial on Thursday to dismantle his longstanding allegation that Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden acted improperly toward Ukraine while vice president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/democrats-in-impeachment-trial-say-trump-abused-his-power-for-political-gain-idUSKBN1ZM1Q72020-01-24
Democratic U.S. Representative Val Demings one of the House impeachment managers said Trumps comment amounted to boasting about obstruction of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial on Wednesday of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get reelected and warned that Americas global prestige would suffer if the U.S. Senate acquits him http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/democrats-accuse-trump-at-impeachment-trial-of-corrupt-scheme-to-pressure-ukraine-idUSKBN1ZL1BM2020-01-23
The new measure Rose said will help Congress learn the full scope of this issue and what steps are needed to keep our nations secrets safe PositiveWASHINGTON Troubled that former American spies are plying their trade for foreign governments Congress has passed new legislation requiring U.S. spy agencies to provide an annual assessment detailing the risks such conduct poses for national security http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-raven-congress/new-u-s-law-requires-government-to-report-risks-of-overseas-activities-by-ex-spies-idUSKBN1ZL2WJ2020-01-23
WASHINGTON Troubled that former American spies are plying their trade for foreign governments Congress has passed new legislation requiring U.S. spy agencies to provide an annual assessment detailing the risks such conduct poses for national security NegativeWASHINGTON Troubled that former American spies are plying their trade for foreign governments Congress has passed new legislation requiring U.S. spy agencies to provide an annual assessment detailing the risks such conduct poses for national security http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-raven-congress/new-u-s-law-requires-government-to-report-risks-of-overseas-activities-by-ex-spies-idUSKBN1ZL2WJ2020-01-23
She also repeated a favorite line that she has looked at what a president could do by without Congress to get the country on track PositiveDES MOINES Iowa In the wake of a flap with Democratic rival Bernie Sanders over gender and electability Elizabeth Warren made no direct mention this weekend in Iowa of the historymaking potential of her candidacy as a woman seeking the White House http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-women/despite-sanders-warren-rift-gender-talk-largely-absent-from-2020-campaign-trail-idUSKBN1ZK2UH2020-01-22
WASHINGTON The Trump administration is snubbing Congress by refusing to turn over a report detailing an investigation into national security risks potentially posed by imported vehicles and auto parts citing pending international negotiations and executive branch deliberations NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration is snubbing Congress by refusing to turn over a report detailing an investigation into national security risks potentially posed by imported vehicles and auto parts citing pending international negotiations and executive branch deliberations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade/trump-administration-wont-turn-over-auto-import-probe-report-defying-congress-idUSKBN1ZK2A12020-01-22
WASHINGTON While arguing President Donald Trumps case at this weeks Senate trial White House counsel Pat Cipollone also is defending his own role in a legal strategy that helped lead to Trumps impeachment on a charge of obstructing Congress NegativeWASHINGTON While arguing President Donald Trumps case at this weeks Senate trial White House counsel Pat Cipollone also is defending his own role in a legal strategy that helped lead to Trumps impeachment on a charge of obstructing Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-cipollone/white-house-lawyer-in-trump-trial-is-both-defender-and-key-witness-to-events-idUSKBN1ZK1DD2020-01-22
A similar charge contempt of Congress was one of the articles of impeachment against Nixon who had defied subpoenas for incriminating tape recordings NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Tuesday may begin to hear opening arguments in an impeachment trial to determine whether to remove President Donald Trump from office on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress in its investigation of his dealings with Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-charges-factbox/factbox-abuse-of-power-obstruction-the-charges-against-trump-explained-idUSKBN1ZK0GD2020-01-21
It called the charges an affront to the Constitution and our democratic and said the obstruction of Congress charge was frivolous and dangerous NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps lawyers argued on Monday that the impeachment case against him is a product of a rigged process by Democrats and must be in the Senate trial that gets under way in earnest on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-brief/trump-urges-senate-to-reject-impeachment-as-affront-to-u-s-constitution-idUSKBN1ZJ1VV2020-01-21
McConnell the top Republican in Congress says Americas founders created the Senate for moments such as this to block the factional and runaway of the House of Representatives NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps impeachment trial which begins next week may pose one of the greatest political challenges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has faced in more than three decades in Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mcconnell/senates-mcconnell-keeps-cool-in-heated-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1ZJ1492020-01-21
The Government Accountability Office a nonpartisan congressional watchdog said Trump broke the law by refusing to spend money that had been approved by Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump begins in earnest in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday after he was formally charged by the Democraticcontrolled House of Representatives on Dec http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-case-explainer/explainer-why-is-president-donald-trump-on-trial-in-the-senate-idUSKBN1ZK0G02020-01-21
The President directed three of his most senior advisers not to comply with subpoenas seeking their testimony because they are immune from compelled testimony before Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The White House unveiled its detailed legal defense as the Republicancontrolled U.S. Senate gears up to begin President Donald Trumps impeachment trial on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-highlights/key-arguments-in-trumps-defense-as-impeachment-trial-to-begin-in-u-s-senate-idUSKBN1ZJ1X92020-01-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Tuesday may begin to hear opening arguments in an impeachment trial to determine whether to remove President Donald Trump from office on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress in its investigation of his dealings with Ukraine NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Tuesday may begin to hear opening arguments in an impeachment trial to determine whether to remove President Donald Trump from office on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress in its investigation of his dealings with Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-charges-factbox/factbox-abuse-of-power-obstruction-the-charges-against-trump-explained-idUSKBN1ZK0GD2020-01-21
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps impeachment trial which begins next week may pose one of the greatest political challenges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has faced in more than three decades in Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps impeachment trial which begins next week may pose one of the greatest political challenges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has faced in more than three decades in Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mcconnell/senates-mcconnell-keeps-cool-in-heated-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1ZJ1492020-01-21
Some Asian businesses wasted little time in committing investment to Mexico once the USMCA had passed U.S. Congress NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexico should move to deepen its economic ties with China after U.S. congressional approval of a new North American trade deal a senior Mexican official said late on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-china/mexican-official-eyes-stronger-ties-with-china-after-u-s-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZI0PM2020-01-20
Trump is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress PositiveThe White House on Friday named members of President Trumps defense team for his impeachment trial which will begin in earnest next week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-factbox/trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1ZG20E2020-01-20
It was the first time Trump formally responded to the two articles of impeachment abuse of power and obstruction of Congress that the Democraticled House approved late last year NegativeBEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/in-impeachment-document-democrats-say-trump-endangers-security-trump-denies-idUSKBN1ZH0MK2020-01-19
A few months after he was criminally charged in 2018 Collins had narrowly won reelection to the 27th Congressional District in western New York NegativeNEW YORK Chris Collins a former U.S. Congressman from New York who was an early backer of President Donald Trump is due to be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to taking part in an insider trading scheme http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congressman-insidertrading/ex-congressman-chris-collins-to-be-sentenced-in-new-york-for-insider-trading-idUSKBN1ZG16N2020-01-18
He has aggressively defended the president during the impeachment inquiry and refused to produce documents and witnesses requested by Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz and two former independent counsels Ken Starr and Robert Ray will be among those defending President Donald Trump when his impeachment trial begins in the Senate in earnest on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-team-factbox/the-members-of-trumps-impeachment-defense-team-idUSKBN1ZG27F2020-01-18
NEW YORK Chris Collins a former U.S. Congressman from New York who was an early backer of President Donald Trump is due to be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to taking part in an insider trading scheme NegativeNEW YORK Chris Collins a former U.S. Congressman from New York who was an early backer of President Donald Trump is due to be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to taking part in an insider trading scheme http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congressman-insidertrading/ex-congressman-chris-collins-to-be-sentenced-in-new-york-for-insider-trading-idUSKBN1ZG16N2020-01-18
NEW YORK Weeks before the Iowa caucuses members of Congress delivered endorsements to Democratic presidential hopefuls hoping to parlay the support into momentum ahead of the first votes PositiveNEW YORK Weeks before the Iowa caucuses members of Congress delivered endorsements to Democratic presidential hopefuls hoping to parlay the support into momentum ahead of the first votes http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-endorsements/congressional-endorsements-roll-in-as-iowa-caucus-nears-idUSKBN1ZG1VB2020-01-18
On Sunday Buttigieg was endorsed by veteran Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack a highprofile boost for the White House hopeful PositiveNEW YORK Weeks before the Iowa caucuses members of Congress delivered endorsements to Democratic presidential hopefuls hoping to parlay the support into momentum ahead of the first votes http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-endorsements/congressional-endorsements-roll-in-as-iowa-caucus-nears-idUSKBN1ZG1VB2020-01-18
Trump is charged with abusing his power and obstructing Congress for pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden a Democratic political rival NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department will do everything necessary to determine whether former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-pompeo/u-s-will-work-to-determine-if-ex-ambassdor-yovanovitch-was-under-threat-pompeo-idUSKBN1ZG20W2020-01-18
Trump is scheduled to deliver the annual State ofthe Union address to a joint session of Congress PositiveThe White House on Friday named members of U.S. President Trumps defense team for his impeachment trial which will begin in earnest next week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-factbox/trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1ZG20E2020-01-18
XINGU INDIGENOUS PARK Brazil In the 1980s Brazils first indigenous Congressman Xavante chief Juruna went around with a recorder to tape conversations with other politicians because he said the white mans word was not to be trusted NegativeXINGU INDIGENOUS PARK Brazil In the 1980s Brazils first indigenous Congressman Xavante chief Juruna went around with a recorder to tape conversations with other politicians because he said the white mans word was not to be trusted http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-indigenous-digital/brazils-tribes-stride-into-digital-age-to-defend-their-culture-forests-idUSKBN1ZG02K2020-01-18
An arm of Congress the GAO is viewed as a top auditing agency for the federal government that advises lawmakers and various government entities on how taxpayer dollars are spent NeutralWASHINGTON The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday even as a congressional watchdog found that the White House broke the law by withholding security aid for Ukraine approved by Congress http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-impeachment-trial-opens-as-watchdog-faults-white-house-on-ukraine-idUSKBN1ZF1862020-01-17
Congress had approved the funds to help Ukraine combat Russiabacked separatists PositiveWASHINGTON The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday even as a congressional watchdog found that the White House broke the law by withholding security aid for Ukraine approved by Congress http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-impeachment-trial-opens-as-watchdog-faults-white-house-on-ukraine-idUSKBN1ZF1862020-01-17
He had threatened to cancel NAFTA outright unless Congress acted to approve the replacement deal sparking uncertainty among business owners and putting a damper on new investment NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a revamp of the 26yearold North American Free Trade Agreement that includes tougher rules on labor and automotive content but leaves http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-senate-passes-north-america-trade-deal-canada-still-to-approve-idUSKBN1ZF2832020-01-17
WASHINGTON The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday even as a congressional watchdog found that the White House broke the law by withholding security aid for Ukraine approved by Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday even as a congressional watchdog found that the White House broke the law by withholding security aid for Ukraine approved by Congress http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-impeachment-trial-opens-as-watchdog-faults-white-house-on-ukraine-idUSKBN1ZF1862020-01-17
WASHINGTON The Trump administration violated federal law last year by withholding security aid for Ukraine that had been appropriated by Congress a U.S. congressional watchdog said in a report released on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration violated federal law last year by withholding security aid for Ukraine that had been appropriated by Congress a U.S. congressional watchdog said in a report released on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-gao/u-s-watchdog-says-trump-administration-violated-law-by-withholding-ukraine-aid-idUSKBN1ZF22Y2020-01-17
WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday seizing on a report from a nonpartisan congressional watchdog accused the Trump administration of breaking the law in withholding aid for Ukraine that Congress had approved NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday seizing on a report from a nonpartisan congressional watchdog accused the Trump administration of breaking the law in withholding aid for Ukraine that Congress had approved http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-pelosi/pelosi-says-trump-administration-broke-law-in-withholding-ukraine-aid-idUSKBN1ZF2IA2020-01-17
Congress did not mean to say the states are in charge she said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps administration argued in a federal appeals court on Wednesday that it should be allowed to execute condemned inmates without delay after a lower court ordered the executions be put on hold to hear legal challenges http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-executions/trump-administration-asks-appeals-court-to-allow-executions-to-proceed-idUSKBN1ZE2JW2020-01-16
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obradors leftist National Regeneration Movement and its allies control both chambers of Congress and his proposals are typically approved PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican officials on Wednesday presented lawmakers a proposal to overhaul the criminal justice system paving the way for the Senate to take up the plan next month which could facilitate security cooperation with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-reform-judicial/mexico-sets-out-justice-reform-that-could-aid-u-s-cooperation-idUSKBN1ZE2RF2020-01-16
The Democraticcontrolled House Judiciary Committee voted in November to approve a measure that would retroactively remove the ratification deadline but the measure has not advanced in Congress since then NeutralWASHINGTON Legislators in Virginia on Wednesday backed a longgestating amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee equal rights for women setting up a fight over whether the deadline to finalize it has passed http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-legal-women/virginia-vote-sets-up-fight-over-womens-rights-constitutional-amendment-idUSKBN1ZE2QQ2020-01-16
The ERA Coalition which backs the amendment said in a statement it would work closely with Congress to remove any ambiguity or obstacles that opponents argue remain in the way NeutralWASHINGTON Legislators in Virginia on Wednesday backed a longgestating amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee equal rights for women setting up a fight over whether the deadline to finalize it has passed http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-legal-women/virginia-vote-sets-up-fight-over-womens-rights-constitutional-amendment-idUSKBN1ZE2QQ2020-01-16
The Trump administration is poisoning the traditionally good relationship between the State Department and Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A top Democrat in Congress vowed on Wednesday to investigate profoundly messages suggesting that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was subject to surveillance before President Donald Trump fired her in May http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-threat/trump-impeachment-was-someone-tracking-the-u-s-ambassador-in-kiev-idUSKBN1ZE2RV2020-01-16
The battle will play out in Congress and potentially in the courts NegativeWASHINGTON Legislators in Virginia on Wednesday backed a longgestating amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee equal rights for women setting up a fight over whether the deadline to finalize it has passed http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-legal-women/virginia-vote-sets-up-fight-over-womens-rights-constitutional-amendment-idUSKBN1ZE2QQ2020-01-16
The chairman of the Connecticut Republican party said on Twitter on Wednesday that he had asked Hyde to end his bid for Congress PositiveWASHINGTON A top Democrat in Congress vowed on Wednesday to investigate profoundly messages suggesting that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was subject to surveillance before President Donald Trump fired her in May http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-threat/trump-impeachment-was-someone-tracking-the-u-s-ambassador-in-kiev-idUSKBN1ZE2RV2020-01-16
Trump is charged with abusing his power and obstructing Congress for pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden a political rival NegativeWASHINGTON A top Democrat in Congress vowed on Wednesday to investigate profoundly messages suggesting that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was subject to surveillance before President Donald Trump fired her in May http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-threat/trump-impeachment-was-someone-tracking-the-u-s-ambassador-in-kiev-idUSKBN1ZE2RV2020-01-16
WASHINGTON A top Democrat in Congress vowed on Wednesday to investigate profoundly messages suggesting that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was subject to surveillance before President Donald Trump fired her in May NegativeWASHINGTON A top Democrat in Congress vowed on Wednesday to investigate profoundly messages suggesting that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was subject to surveillance before President Donald Trump fired her in May http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-threat/trump-impeachment-was-someone-tracking-the-u-s-ambassador-in-kiev-idUSKBN1ZE2RV2020-01-16
chief Raoni Metuktire who called the meeting in his village on the Xingu river called on Brazils Congress to block the presidents policies NegativeXINGU INDIGENOUS PARK Brazil Brazilian indigenous tribes and rubber tappers joined forces on Wednesday to oppose steps by Brazilian farright President Jair Bolsonaro that they say are destroying the Amazon forest they depend on http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-indigenous/brazilian-tribes-and-forest-tappers-unite-against-bolsonaro-idUSKBN1ZF08W2020-01-16
His leftist Morena party controls both chambers of Congress and proposals he backs will likely be approved PositiveMEXICO CITY A major reform of Mexicos criminal justice system would allow private communications to be used as evidence and limit legal challenges to avoid extradition delays for criminal suspects according to a reform draft reviewed by Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-reform-judicial-exclusive/exclusive-mexican-reform-would-allow-phone-calls-as-evidence-speed-extraditions-draft-idUSKBN1ZE0BK2020-01-15
Republicans mocked Pelosi for the delay saying it undercut her argument that Congress needed to impeach Trump because he was inviting foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday they would include new evidence when they send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday seeking to expand the scope of a trial that will dominate Washington for the next several weeks http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/democrats-add-last-minute-evidence-to-trump-impeachment-case-before-senate-trial-idUSKBN1ZD1AA2020-01-15
Sanders was one of the only members of Congress who voted against the Iraq war in 2002 while Biden then a senator voted for it NeutralDES MOINES Iowa Six Democrats squared off in a televised debate on Tuesday in Iowa their last chance to make the case for their candidacies to a national audience before the partys presidential nominating process kicks off in the state on Feb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate-moments-highlight/highlights-war-trade-and-a-woman-in-the-white-house-democrats-spar-in-iowa-debate-idUSKBN1ZE0902020-01-15
The lawmakers who signed the letter were led by Republican Marco Rubio and Democratic Representative Jim McGovern cochairs of the Congressional Executive Commission on China NegativeWASHINGTON On the eve of the expected signing of the first phase of a trade deal between the United states and China a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has called on President Donald Trump to press Beijing to free detained Americans and U.S. residents http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-detainees/u-s-lawmakers-urge-trump-to-press-china-on-detainees-idUSKBN1ZD2S02020-01-15
But replacing the top buyer wont be easy and thats why the Malaysian Trades Union Congress whose members include palm workers has urged the two countries to talk things out NegativeKUALA LUMPUR Malaysia is concerned about Indias new curbs on imports of palm oil after a diplomatic row Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday but indicated he would continue to speak out against wrong even if it costs his country financially http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-india-malaysia-palmoil/malaysias-pm-defends-criticism-of-india-despite-palm-oil-backlash-idUSKBN1ZD0G32020-01-14
Democrats and a few Republicans in Congress have said they have not been given adequate detailed briefings NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump fueled controversy on Monday over his decision to kill Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani by saying it doesnt really whether Soleimani posed an imminent threat to the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-trump/trump-timing-of-threat-from-soleimani-doesnt-really-matter-idUSKBN1ZC1QA2020-01-14
DES MOINES Iowa Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was endorsed by veteran Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack on Sunday a highprofile boost for the White House hopeful just three weeks before the partys nominating contest begins in Iowa on Feb PositiveDES MOINES Iowa Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was endorsed by veteran Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack on Sunday a highprofile boost for the White House hopeful just three weeks before the partys nominating contest begins in Iowa on Feb http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-buttigieg/buttigieg-gets-endorsement-from-iowa-congressman-ahead-of-february-3-caucus-idUSKBN1ZB0HC2020-01-13
Democrats and a few Republicans in Congress have questioned the justification of the attacks and said they have not been given adequate detailed briefings NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see specific evidence from intelligence officials that Iran was planning to attack four U.S. embassies an assertion made by President Donald Trump in justifying the killing of Irans top general http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/pentagon-chief-says-no-specific-evidence-iran-was-plotting-to-attack-four-u-s-embassies-idUSKBN1ZB0KM2020-01-13
Michael Stern a former House of Representatives lawyer when it was under Republican control said that it has been broadly understood that Congress could enforce such subpoenas NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court may have a conservative majority that includes two justices appointed by President Donald Trump but his efforts to shield his tax returns and other financial records from scrutiny still face an uncertain future http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-records/trump-poised-for-supreme-court-battle-over-financial-records-idUSKBN1YG1992020-01-13
Republican Senator Mike Lee on Sunday said he was worried about the integrity of information the president and security briefers have provided Congress about Iran NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see specific evidence from intelligence officials that Iran was planning to attack four U.S. embassies an assertion made by President Donald Trump in justifying the killing of Irans top general http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/pentagon-chief-says-no-specific-evidence-iran-was-plotting-to-attack-four-u-s-embassies-idUSKBN1ZB0KM2020-01-13
Guaido had called on supporters on Tuesday to march to the headquarters of parliament to hold session but Socialist Party leaders on Saturday called in sympathizers to surround Congress NeutralCARACAS Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called for more protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in the wake of a failed attempt by the ruling Socialist Party to install allied leadership in congress http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelas-guaido-calls-for-more-protests-against-maduro-idUSKBN1ZA0WY2020-01-12
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faulted the White House for failing to consult Congress before the drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad last week NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on Thursday to stop President Donald Trump from further military action against Iran rebuking the president days after he ordered a drone strike that killed a top Iranian commander and raised fears of war http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-congress/u-s-house-passes-resolution-to-limit-trumps-ability-to-wage-war-on-iran-idUSKBN1Z82CB2020-01-11
From 2015 through 2017 Congress each year passed appropriations bills that included language barring HHS from using general funds to pay the governments risk corridor obligations NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to claims made by health insurers seeking billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/u-s-supreme-court-justices-lean-toward-insurers-on-12-billion-obamacare-claims-idUSKBN1YE23B2020-01-11
Has there ever been a case where this court has in effect required Congress to appropriate PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to claims made by health insurers seeking billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/u-s-supreme-court-justices-lean-toward-insurers-on-12-billion-obamacare-claims-idUSKBN1YE23B2020-01-11
Republican Senator Chuck Grassley accused Pelosi of throwing Congress into unnecessary saying the delay would postpone ratification of the new United StatesMexicoCanada trade agreement NegativeWASHINGTON The Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives will send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate as early as next week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday setting the stage for his longawaited trial http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-impeachment-charges-may-go-to-senate-as-early-as-next-week-idUSKBN1Z91R52020-01-11
Republicans in Congress have lambasted Pelosis approach noting that House Democrats claimed it was urgent to impeach Trump before the December holiday break but now are delaying NegativeWASHINGTON The Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives will send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate as early as next week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday setting the stage for his longawaited trial http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-impeachment-charges-may-go-to-senate-as-early-as-next-week-idUSKBN1Z91R52020-01-11
Republicans who have opposed Obamacare from the outset and numerous times sought to repeal it in Congress have called the risk corridor program a for the insurance industry NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to claims made by health insurers seeking billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/u-s-supreme-court-justices-lean-toward-insurers-on-12-billion-obamacare-claims-idUSKBN1YE23B2020-01-11
The Congress party which sits in opposition nationally won Rajasthan state in December 2018 elections NegativeKOTA India In a dimly lit shanty in northwestern India Padma Rawal sobs inconsolably as she recalls losing her 5monthold infant and recounts the hospital ordeal she endured last month http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-india-healthcare-casualties/infant-deaths-poor-conditions-at-indian-hospital-spark-uproar-idUSKBN1Z91N72020-01-11
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled 21 in 2018 that Congress effectively repealed its obligation to pay the insurers PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to claims made by health insurers seeking billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/u-s-supreme-court-justices-lean-toward-insurers-on-12-billion-obamacare-claims-idUSKBN1YE23B2020-01-11
BEIJING Chinas foreign ministry said on Thursday that a U.S. Congressional report that called for sanctions against Beijing over human rights abuses was neither objective nor credible NegativeBEIJING Chinas foreign ministry said on Thursday that a U.S. Congressional report that called for sanctions against Beijing over human rights abuses was neither objective nor credible http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-congress-report-rights/china-says-u-s-congress-report-on-chinas-human-rights-neither-objective-nor-credible-idUSKBN1Z80Q52020-01-10
Campos also expects Brazils Congress to make progress on another bill to reform the foreign exchange market in the first three months of this year PositiveBRASILIA Brazils central bank chief Roberto Campos said on Thursday that policymakers are monitoring tensions between Iran and the United States to understand how they may affect inflation forecasts and cited recent sharp swings in commodity prices http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy/brazil-central-bank-monitoring-impact-of-iran-u-s-conflict-idUSKBN1Z81QN2020-01-10
The House also charged him with obstructing Congress by directing administration officials and agencies not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Democrats on Thursday vowed to keep fighting to hear witnesses at President Donald Trumps pending impeachment trial in the Republicancontrolled Senate even as their drive to exact a guarantee ahead of the proceedings appeared futile http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/u-s-democrats-to-press-for-impeachment-witnesses-throughout-trial-idUSKBN1Z820J2020-01-10
California Congressman Jerry McKerney asked if Facebook would be ready for an independent thirdparty audit of its practices by June 1 results of which would be visible to the public PositiveWASHINGTON Facebook Inc on Wednesday said it would remove and other manipulated videos from its website to combat the spread of false information ahead of the 2020 presidential race but lawmakers said those and other changes it has recently announced do not go far enough http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-deepfake-hearing/u-s-lawmakers-say-facebook-steps-to-tackle-deepfake-videos-not-adequate-idUSKBN1Z72DZ2020-01-09
Congress may not revive a proposed amendment after the deadline has he wrote NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday said it was too late to renew the effort to push through a decadesold proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would ensure American women have equal rights to men http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-legal-women/trump-administration-casts-doubt-on-womens-rights-amendment-push-idUSKBN1Z72IF2020-01-09
It also charged the Republican president with obstructing Congress by directing administration officials and agencies not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday there would be no haggling with the Democraticled House of Representatives over the rules for U.S. President Donald Trumps impeachment trial http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/no-sign-of-end-to-standoff-over-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1Z72MY2020-01-09
Members of Congress have serious urgent concerns about the Administrations decision to engage in hostilities against Iran and about its lack of strategy moving Pelosi said NegativeWASHINGTON Trump administration officials failed to convince Democratic U.S. lawmakers and some Republicans on Wednesday that an imminent threat had justified the killing of a top Iranian military commander and congressional Democrats scheduled a vote on legislation to rein in the presidents ability to wage war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-congress/u-s-lawmakers-divided-over-trump-iran-argument-set-war-powers-vote-idUSKBN1Z71SM2020-01-09
SAN DIEGO California Governor Gavin Newsom has decided against calling a special election to fill the seat U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter will leave vacant in Congress next week when he resigns following his conviction in a federal corruption scandal NegativeSAN DIEGO California Governor Gavin Newsom has decided against calling a special election to fill the seat U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter will leave vacant in Congress next week when he resigns following his conviction in a federal corruption scandal http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-hunter/resigning-california-congressmans-seat-to-be-left-vacant-for-year-idUSKBN1Z809I2020-01-09
The National Congress Partys assets were seized under a law that was passed in November and ordered the partys dissolution NegativeKHARTOUM Sudan has seized the assets of ousted President Omar alBashirs now dissolved party a senior member of the countrys ruling sovereign council said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudan-seizes-assets-of-bashirs-former-ruling-party-idUSKBN1Z72LH2020-01-09
The opinion issued on Wednesday could provide legal ammunition for opponents as the debate plays out at the state level and in Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday said it was too late to renew the effort to push through a decadesold proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would ensure American women have equal rights to men http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-legal-women/trump-administration-casts-doubt-on-womens-rights-amendment-push-idUSKBN1Z72IF2020-01-09
The spotlight on Japans justice system comes as Mori is set to host in April the United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held once every five years NegativeTOKYO Japans justice minister launched a rare and forceful public takedown of auto executiveturnedfugitive Carlos Ghosn after he blasted the countrys legal system as allowing him zero of a fair trial as he sought to justify his escape to Beirut http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-nissan-ghosn-japan-minister/japan-minister-launches-counterattack-after-ghosn-blasts-justice-system-idUSKBN1Z801L2020-01-09
This resolution which will be led by Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin will go to the Rules Committee this evening and will be brought to the Floor she added PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday the House would vote on a resolution intended to limit President Donald Trumps military actions regarding Iran stating that concerns about the administrations strategy and decisions were not addressed in a briefing with lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-pelosi/u-s-house-to-vote-this-week-to-limit-trumps-military-actions-on-iran-pelosi-idUSKBN1Z72U62020-01-09
WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress predicted on Wednesday that the House of Representatives and Senate would agree on a compromise version of legislation requiring a tougher Trump administration response to Chinas crackdown on its Uighur Muslim minority NegativeWASHINGTON Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress predicted on Wednesday that the House of Representatives and Senate would agree on a compromise version of legislation requiring a tougher Trump administration response to Chinas crackdown on its Uighur Muslim minority http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-congress-uighurs/u-s-lawmakers-predict-passage-of-bill-backing-chinas-uighurs-idUSKBN1Z72892020-01-09
Why wouldnt Facebook simply take down the fake Pelosi Florida Congressman Darren Soto a Democrat said NegativeWASHINGTON Facebook Inc on Wednesday said it would remove and other manipulated videos from its website to combat the spread of false information ahead of the 2020 presidential race but lawmakers said those and other changes it has recently announced do not go far enough http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-deepfake-hearing/u-s-lawmakers-say-facebook-steps-to-tackle-deepfake-videos-not-adequate-idUSKBN1Z72DZ2020-01-09
Bolton refused to participate in the House impeachment inquiry while the Trump administration and Congress battled in court for access to witnesses and documentary evidence NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he had enough support from his fellow Republicans to set the rules for President Donald Trumps impeachment trial dealing a blow to Democrats efforts to call new witnesses against the president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/senate-republicans-close-ranks-on-rules-for-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1Z62DS2020-01-08
Congressional investigators believe Bolton objected to Trumps decision to delay million in military aid to Ukraine and could elaborate on that a Senate aide told Reuters this week NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he had enough support from his fellow Republicans to set the rules for President Donald Trumps impeachment trial dealing a blow to Democrats efforts to call new witnesses against the president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/senate-republicans-close-ranks-on-rules-for-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1Z62DS2020-01-08
Congressman David Cicilline raised antitrust questions as activists and Democratic presidential candidates are advocating for more aggressive enforcement of rules governing market concentration and corporate behavior NegativeCongressman David Cicilline raised antitrust questions as activists and Democratic presidential candidates are advocating for more aggressive enforcement of rules governing market concentration and corporate behavior http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-antitrust-congress/democratic-lawmaker-presses-antitrust-enforcers-on-company-ties-settlements-idUSKBN1Z70202020-01-08
The Democraticled House is also expected to vote this week on legislation to keep Trump from starting a military campaign against Iran without first obtaining Congress approval NegativeWASHINGTON A Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday it had called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify on Iran next week as members of Congress push President Donald Trumps administration for more information about the killing of a top Iranian military commander http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-congress-hearing/u-s-house-committee-sets-iran-hearing-invites-pompeo-idUSKBN1Z62Q62020-01-08
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide likely by the end of June whether Trump can block subpoenas by Congress and New York state prosecutors for his financial records NegativeNEW YORK New York states highest court will consider whether U.S. President Donald Trump must face a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on The in a showdown that could help determine whether Trump can be sued while in the White House http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-zervos/apprentice-contestants-lawsuit-against-trump-goes-to-top-new-york-court-idUSKBN1Z62I62020-01-08
Trump is expected to soon face trial in the Republicanled U.S. Senate after the Democraticled House of Representatives impeached him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress NegativeNEW YORK New York states highest court will consider whether U.S. President Donald Trump must face a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on The in a showdown that could help determine whether Trump can be sued while in the White House http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-zervos/apprentice-contestants-lawsuit-against-trump-goes-to-top-new-york-court-idUSKBN1Z62I62020-01-08
WASHINGTON A Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday it had called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify on Iran next week as members of Congress push President Donald Trumps administration for more information about the killing of a top Iranian military commander NegativeWASHINGTON A Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday it had called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify on Iran next week as members of Congress push President Donald Trumps administration for more information about the killing of a top Iranian military commander http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-congress-hearing/u-s-house-committee-sets-iran-hearing-invites-pompeo-idUSKBN1Z62Q62020-01-08
Congress main power over the president is its control of federal spending NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers have few options for tamping down any escalation by President Donald Trump of tensions with Iran despite Democrats outrage over his failure to inform Congress in advance about a strike against a top Iranian military commander http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-iraq-security-congress/for-u-s-democrats-little-recourse-over-trumps-iran-actions-idUSKBN1Z510F2020-01-07
Congressional investigators believe Bolton objected to Trumps decision to delay million in military aid to Ukraine and could elaborate on that a Senate aide told Reuters NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps former national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday he is willing to testify in the expected Senate impeachment trial of the president a surprise development that could potentially strengthen the case that Trump should be removed from office http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/bolton-says-he-is-willing-to-testify-in-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1Z510V2020-01-07
It also charged the president with obstructing Congress by directing administration officials and agencies not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps former national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday he is willing to testify in the expected Senate impeachment trial of the president a surprise development that could potentially strengthen the case that Trump should be removed from office http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/bolton-says-he-is-willing-to-testify-in-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1Z510V2020-01-07
It reasserts Congresss longestablished oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken the Administrations military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days NegativeU.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will introduce and vote on a war powers resolution this week to limit U.S. President Donald Trumps military actions regarding Iran http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/pelosi-says-house-to-vote-on-resolution-to-limit-trumps-military-actions-on-iran-idUSKBN1Z50D62020-01-07
Legal experts disagreed saying the war powers law required a formal report to Congress and did not allow such a blanket clearance ahead of time especially not via social media NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers have few options for tamping down any escalation by President Donald Trump of tensions with Iran despite Democrats outrage over his failure to inform Congress in advance about a strike against a top Iranian military commander http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-iraq-security-congress/for-u-s-democrats-little-recourse-over-trumps-iran-actions-idUSKBN1Z510F2020-01-07
Maduro who donned a baseball uniform to inaugurate a new stadium on Sunday evening said Congress had chosen new leadership out of frustration with Guaido NegativeCARACAS Venezuelas socialist government installed a new head of Congress on Sunday after armed troops blocked opposition legislators from entering parliament in a move condemned by dozens of nations as an assault on democracy http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelas-ruling-socialists-seize-congress-defiant-opposition-re-elects-guaido-idUSKBN1Z40J42020-01-07
The act also bars a president from committing armed forces from any foreign action lasting more than 60 days without Congress approval NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers have few options for tamping down any escalation by President Donald Trump of tensions with Iran despite Democrats outrage over his failure to inform Congress in advance about a strike against a top Iranian military commander http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-iraq-security-congress/for-u-s-democrats-little-recourse-over-trumps-iran-actions-idUSKBN1Z510F2020-01-07
Trump broke precedent by failing to inform congressional leaders before the attack on Soleimani and making classified his formal notification to Congress of the attack on Saturday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers have few options for tamping down any escalation by President Donald Trump of tensions with Iran despite Democrats outrage over his failure to inform Congress in advance about a strike against a top Iranian military commander http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-iraq-security-congress/for-u-s-democrats-little-recourse-over-trumps-iran-actions-idUSKBN1Z510F2020-01-07
Under the War Powers Act the president must inform Congress within 48 hours of introducing military forces into armed conflict abroad NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers have few options for tamping down any escalation by President Donald Trump of tensions with Iran despite Democrats outrage over his failure to inform Congress in advance about a strike against a top Iranian military commander http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-iraq-security-congress/for-u-s-democrats-little-recourse-over-trumps-iran-actions-idUSKBN1Z510F2020-01-07
WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers have few options for tamping down any escalation by President Donald Trump of tensions with Iran despite Democrats outrage over his failure to inform Congress in advance about a strike against a top Iranian military commander NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers have few options for tamping down any escalation by President Donald Trump of tensions with Iran despite Democrats outrage over his failure to inform Congress in advance about a strike against a top Iranian military commander http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-iraq-security-congress/for-u-s-democrats-little-recourse-over-trumps-iran-actions-idUSKBN1Z510F2020-01-07
He was also accused of obstructing Congress by directing administration officials and agencies not to cooperate with the House impeachment inquiry NegativeWASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Sunday he wants the Senate to launch an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump within days and wrap it up this month even if it means changing Senate rules http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/senate-republican-eyes-rule-change-to-kick-start-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1Z40LO2020-01-06
This thing needs to be over with in he said arguing that a delay denies Trump an opportunity to confront the accusations and impedes Congress ability to pursue other business NegativeWASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Sunday he wants the Senate to launch an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump within days and wrap it up this month even if it means changing Senate rules http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/senate-republican-eyes-rule-change-to-kick-start-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1Z40LO2020-01-06
Trumps fellow Republicans in Congress have generally backed his decision PositiveWASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended President Donald Trumps decision to kill Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani as Democratic lawmakers questioned whether the action was justified and the United States braced for retaliation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/pompeo-defends-u-s-killing-of-iranian-as-democrats-ask-why-now-idUSKBN1Z40GM2020-01-06
On Friday Democratic U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced a resolution to force a debate and vote in Congress to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran NegativeWASHINGTON The White House sent to Congress on Saturday formal notification of Fridays U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general amid complaints from Democrats that President Donald Trump did not notify lawmakers or seek advance approval for the attack http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-congress/white-house-gives-lawmakers-formal-notice-of-iraq-strike-amid-complaints-from-democrats-idUSKBN1Z30NF2020-01-05
Pelosi has said the strike in Baghdad was conducted without specific authorization from Congress and without the consultation of the Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The White House sent to Congress on Saturday formal notification of Fridays U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general amid complaints from Democrats that President Donald Trump did not notify lawmakers or seek advance approval for the attack http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-congress/white-house-gives-lawmakers-formal-notice-of-iraq-strike-amid-complaints-from-democrats-idUSKBN1Z30NF2020-01-05
Samsung Electronics has traditionally unveiled new versions of its flagship Galaxy S phones ahead of the Mobile World Congress which takes places in February NeutralSEOUL Samsung Electronics said on Sunday that it will introduce new innovative devices in San Francisco on Feb http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-samsung-elec-smartphone/samsung-elec-says-will-unveil-innovative-devices-on-february-11-idUSKBN1Z404K2020-01-05
WASHINGTON The White House sent to Congress on Saturday formal notification of Fridays U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general amid complaints from Democrats that President Donald Trump did not notify lawmakers or seek advance approval for the attack NegativeWASHINGTON The White House sent to Congress on Saturday formal notification of Fridays U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general amid complaints from Democrats that President Donald Trump did not notify lawmakers or seek advance approval for the attack http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-congress/white-house-gives-lawmakers-formal-notice-of-iraq-strike-amid-complaints-from-democrats-idUSKBN1Z30NF2020-01-05
Congress has other means to leverage executive branch cooperation such as refusing to fund the government Griffith said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. appeals court judges on Friday appeared skeptical about broad legal arguments by President Donald Trumps administration seeking to block a former White House lawyer from testifying to Congress as part of the impeachment effort against Trump but also seemed wary about stepping into the heated political fight http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mcgahn/judges-struggle-over-trump-bid-to-block-mcgahn-congressional-testimony-idUSKBN1Z210Q2020-01-04
Congressional Republicans tried and failed numerous times to repeal Obamacare NegativeWASHINGTON The Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives and 20 Democraticled states asked the Supreme Court on Friday to declare that the landmark Obamacare healthcare law does not violate the U.S. Constitution as lower courts have found in a lawsuit brought by Republicanled states http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/democrats-ask-u-s-supreme-court-to-save-obamacare-idUSKBN1Z21YF2020-01-04
WASHINGTON U.S. appeals court judges on Friday appeared skeptical about broad legal arguments by President Donald Trumps administration seeking to block a former White House lawyer from testifying to Congress as part of the impeachment effort against Trump but also seemed wary about stepping into the heated political fight NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. appeals court judges on Friday appeared skeptical about broad legal arguments by President Donald Trumps administration seeking to block a former White House lawyer from testifying to Congress as part of the impeachment effort against Trump but also seemed wary about stepping into the heated political fight http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mcgahn/judges-struggle-over-trump-bid-to-block-mcgahn-congressional-testimony-idUSKBN1Z210Q2020-01-04
Former President Gerald Ford while in Congress famously An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate is due to hold a trial to consider whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office after the House of Representatives voted in December to impeach him for pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden a potential rival in the 2020 presidential election http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-explainer/explainer-how-impeachment-works-and-why-trump-is-unlikely-to-be-removed-idUSKBN1Z10PT2020-01-03
19 became the third U.S. president to be impeached when the Democraticcontrolled House of Representatives voted to charge him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump on Dec http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-trials-explaine/explainer-how-trumps-impeachment-trial-would-differ-from-a-criminal-one-idUSKBN1YZ0PT2020-01-01





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Congressional approval of an overhaul to the pension system sent a good sign to investors but further reforms are still needed she said PositiveBRASILIA Global Ratings could boost Brazils sovereign rating if a cut in its deficit as a percentage of GDP is confirmed according to an interview published on Thursday with the credit firms lead analyst for the country http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-ratings-s-p/brazil-could-get-sp-rating-upgrade-if-deficit-cut-confirmed-lead-analyst-idUSKBN1YU0PP2019-12-27
BOSTON Three U.S. Democratic senators have asked the investigative arm of Congress to evaluate a billionayear subsidy for burning chemically treated refined coal after research has shown that some power plants using the fuel produced surging amounts of mercury and smog instead of cutting pollution NegativeBOSTON Three U.S. Democratic senators have asked the investigative arm of Congress to evaluate a billionayear subsidy for burning chemically treated refined coal after research has shown that some power plants using the fuel produced surging amounts of mercury and smog instead of cutting pollution http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-coal-investigation/u-s-senators-ask-for-government-investigation-of-coal-tax-credit-program-idUSKBN1YR1R62019-12-24
BRASILIA Brazils government on Monday sent Congress a bill designed by the central bank to regulate financial firms during a banking crisis that mandates the use of public money for bailouts but only as a last resort NeutralBRASILIA Brazils government on Monday sent Congress a bill designed by the central bank to regulate financial firms during a banking crisis that mandates the use of public money for bailouts but only as a last resort http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-banks/brazil-proposes-central-bank-bill-to-gird-against-banking-crisis-idUSKBN1YR21M2019-12-24
Government sources said there is no alternative plan and that Bolsonaros government will try to convince Congress to approve the current version of the bill NegativeRIO DE PAULO Brazils government does not have an alternative proposal for the privatization of power holding company Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eletrobras-privatization/brazil-lacks-an-alternative-to-criticized-eletrobras-privatization-plan-sources-idUSKBN1YR1YP2019-12-24
The Republican president was charged with abuse of power and obstructing Congress investigation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday outlined the kinds of documents he would like to have introduced as evidence in the upcoming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump including emails and other communications held by the White House and State Department http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-documents/u-s-sen-schumer-outlines-documents-he-wants-for-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1YR1O12019-12-24
The Trump administration lawyers also urged the court to stay out of the dispute between the White House and Congress over McGahns testimony NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. House of Representatives panel told an appeals court on Monday that despite having already voted to impeach President Donald Trump lawmakers still have an urgent need for testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mcgahn/u-s-house-says-mcgahn-testimony-still-critical-to-impeachment-case-idUSKBN1YR1XK2019-12-24
The U.S. Department of Justice has argued that under the Constitution current and former senior White House officials cannot be forced to testify before Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. House of Representatives panel told an appeals court on Monday that despite having already voted to impeach President Donald Trump lawmakers still have an urgent need for testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mcgahn/u-s-house-says-mcgahn-testimony-still-critical-to-impeachment-case-idUSKBN1YR1XK2019-12-24
Trump was charged with abuse of power and obstructing Congress investigation NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that Republicans had not ruled out hearing witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump one of the main sticking points in drafting rules for the proceedings http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/mcconnell-says-senate-republicans-have-not-ruled-out-witnesses-in-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1YR1CF2019-12-24
To ramp up pressure on McConnell to permit new testimony House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the top Democrat in Congress has postponed sending the impeachment charges to the Senate NegativeDec http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/battle-lines-harden-over-trump-impeachment-trial-witnesses-idUSKBN1YQ0I62019-12-23
Donald Trump became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached when the House of Representatives formally charged him on Wednesday with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress NegativeDonald Trump became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached when the House of Representatives formally charged him on Wednesday with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-nextsteps-factb/factbox-trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1YO25O2019-12-21
He added that a lawmaker and former trade union leader and the presidents of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers and the Ngwane National Liberatory Congress had also been targeted NeutralMBABANE Police in eSwatini arrested the head of the southern African countrys largest opposition party and several other politicians and activists in raids on their houses on Friday their parties said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eswatini-politics/eswatini-opposition-leaders-activists-targeted-in-police-raids-idUSKBN1YO1TT2019-12-21
Pelosi extended the invitation for Trump to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress in a letter that was posted to Twitter by her spokesman Drew Hammill PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver his annual State of the Union speech on Feb http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-stateofunion/trump-to-deliver-state-of-the-union-address-on-feb-4-idUSKBN1YO2492019-12-21
The ACA often considered the signature domestic achievement of former President Barack Obama faced fierce opposition from the Trump administration that sought to overturn it in Congress and via courts NegativeEnrollments for 2020 insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act on the HealthCare http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-insurance/sign-ups-for-2020-obamacare-insurance-on-healthcare-gov-fall-to-8-3-million-cms-idUSKBN1YO2A82019-12-21
The president is also charged with obstruction of Congress for directing administration officials and agencies not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers who control the fate of President Donald Trump left Washington for a holiday break on Friday with no agreement over how they will handle the Senate trial to consider his impeachment charges in January http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/u-s-lawmakers-head-home-amid-impasse-over-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1YO1712019-12-21
BRASILIA Brazils Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Wednesday he had reached agreement with Congressional leaders on modernizing the countrys complex tax system next year and one option could be taxing online transactions PositiveBRASILIA Brazils Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Wednesday he had reached agreement with Congressional leaders on modernizing the countrys complex tax system next year and one option could be taxing online transactions http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy/brazils-debt-under-control-tax-reform-next-economy-minister-idUSKBN1YN0GV2019-12-20
BRASILIA Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that a bill authorizing mining on protected indigenous reserves was ready and only needed to be sent to Congress for consideration PositiveBRASILIA Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that a bill authorizing mining on protected indigenous reserves was ready and only needed to be sent to Congress for consideration http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-says-bill-to-allow-mining-on-native-reserves-ready-idUSKBN1YN1I72019-12-20
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the top Democrat in Congress had been initially hesitant to bring impeachment charges against Trump because she was concerned there would not be enough public support NegativeNEW YORK Less than half of all Americans say President Donald Trump should be removed from office following his impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives according to a opinion poll released on Thursday presenting a challenge for Democrats who will seek his ouster in a U.S. Senate trial http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-poll-exclusive/less-than-half-of-all-americans-want-trump-ousted-post-impeachment-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1YN2LH2019-12-20
It has been introduced in every Congress since and has failed each time NegativeNEWARK New Jersey In the dreary archives of a Newark New Jersey courthouse Ronald Motley found a treasure map http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-courts-secrecy-lobbyist-specialre/special-report-why-big-business-can-count-on-courts-to-keep-its-deadly-secrets-idUSKBN1YN1GF2019-12-20
SAN JUAN An attempt by the U.S. Congress to ban cockfighting in Puerto Rico has set off a debate about animal cruelty put thousands of jobs at risk and sparked a possible power struggle between the U.S. territorys government and Washington NegativeSAN JUAN An attempt by the U.S. Congress to ban cockfighting in Puerto Rico has set off a debate about animal cruelty put thousands of jobs at risk and sparked a possible power struggle between the U.S. territorys government and Washington http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-puerto-rico-cockfighting/puerto-rico-cries-foul-over-u-s-congresss-cockfighting-ban-idUSKBN1YM2E42019-12-20
Some of respondents most of them Democrats said Congress should carry out its ultimate sanction and remove the president from office as the Senate has the power to do NegativeNEW YORK Less than half of all Americans say President Donald Trump should be removed from office following his impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives according to a opinion poll released on Thursday presenting a challenge for Democrats who will seek his ouster in a U.S. Senate trial http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-poll-exclusive/less-than-half-of-all-americans-want-trump-ousted-post-impeachment-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1YN2LH2019-12-20
They bristle at being ordered to end fights by Congress where the islands 3 million people have no elected voting representative NegativeSAN JUAN An attempt by the U.S. Congress to ban cockfighting in Puerto Rico has set off a debate about animal cruelty put thousands of jobs at risk and sparked a possible power struggle between the U.S. territorys government and Washington http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-puerto-rico-cockfighting/puerto-rico-cries-foul-over-u-s-congresss-cockfighting-ban-idUSKBN1YM2E42019-12-20
Trump is also accused of obstruction of Congress for directing administration officials and agencies not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Democrats on Thursday pressed the Republicancontrolled Senate to call Donald Trumps top lieutenants to testify in its trial of the impeached president as they sought to focus attention on the trial ahead of the 2020 presidential election http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/democrats-seek-high-profile-trial-for-trump-in-senate-idUSKBN1YN1AJ2019-12-20
Van Drew 66 was one of only two Democrats who voted on Wednesday against both articles of impeachment which accuse Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that a Democratic U.S. lawmaker who opposed his partys move to impeach the Republican president was switching parties a day after the House of Representatives approved articles of impeachment http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-vandrew/trump-announces-democrat-van-drew-switching-to-republican-party-idUSKBN1YN2MH2019-12-20
Barring unexpected developments Trump will face a trial in the Senate to determine whether he should be convicted and ousted from office when Congress returns to Washington in early January NegativeDonald Trump on Wednesday became the third U.S. president to be impeached as the House of Representatives formally charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-nextsteps-factb/factbox-trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1YM17H2019-12-19
Congressional Republicans tried and failed numerous times to repeal it and the Trump administration has taken several actions to undermine it NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a component of the Obamacare law is unconstitutional but dodged a major ruling by stopping short of declaring that the rest of the landmark 2010 healthcare statute must also be struck down http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/u-s-appeals-court-sidesteps-major-obamacare-ruling-idUSKBN1YM2II2019-12-19
Democrats also charge Trump with obstructing Congress by preventing members of his administration from cooperating with the probe in defiance of the U.S. Constitution NegativeWASHINGTON The Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday to formally charge President Donald Trump a Republican with high crimes and making him only the third U.S. president in history to be impeached http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-case-explainer/explainer-the-case-for-trumps-impeachment-and-the-case-against-it-idUSKBN1YM1QH2019-12-19
Donald Trump became the third U.S. president to be impeached as the House of Representatives formally charged him on Wednesday with abuse of power and obstructing Congress NegativeDonald Trump became the third U.S. president to be impeached as the House of Representatives formally charged him on Wednesday with abuse of power and obstructing Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-instant-view/instant-view-donald-trump-becomes-third-u-s-president-to-be-impeached-idUSKBN1YN07X2019-12-19
Donald Trump on Wednesday became the third U.S. president to be impeached as the House of Representatives formally charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress NegativeDonald Trump on Wednesday became the third U.S. president to be impeached as the House of Representatives formally charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-nextsteps-factb/factbox-trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1YM17H2019-12-19
In the end only three of the 31 voted against one or both of the articles of impeachment that accuse Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Wednesdays impeachment vote against President Donald Trump posed a political test for 31 House Democrats who represent districts that backed Trump in the 2016 presidential election as Republicans warned that those lawmakers could face a backlash if they supported the effort to remove the president from office http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-nos/democrat-nos-say-party-didnt-make-impeachment-case-against-trump-idUSKBN1YN08Z2019-12-19
Investors were also watching proceedings in Washington where the Democratled U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Republican U.S. President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress NegativeTOKYO Asian shares pulled back from a oneandahalf year peak on Thursday as investors booked profits ahead of holiday trade and awaited further data on the state of the global economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-ease-from-highs-reaction-to-impeachment-muted-idUSKBN1YN0302019-12-19
It also comes as Congress readies a vote on the nations new trade pact with Mexico and Canada an agreement also expected to boost farmers fortunes PositiveNEW YORK The Trump administration plans to stick with its proposed 2020 biofuel blending requirements the White House said on Wednesday despite anger among farmers that the plan does too little for corn growers http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-biofuels-exclusive/white-house-says-it-is-sticking-with-2020-biofuel-plan-despite-farmer-objections-idUSKBN1YM1PX2019-12-19
Speaking at a regular government news conference Lopez Obrador said there was every that Congress would complete approval of the deal in the next few days PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that he expected a speedy ratification by the U.S. Congress of the United StatesMexicoCanada Agreement trade deal after a congressional committee backed the accord on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico/mexican-president-sees-prompt-u-s-ratification-of-usmca-trade-deal-idUSKBN1YM1N52019-12-19
The House now holds a second vote on a second article of impeachment that charges the Republican president with obstructing Congress by refusing to cooperate with the impeachment investigation NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives approved the first of two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday voting almost entirely along party lines that he had abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-abuse/u-s-house-votes-to-impeach-trump-for-abuse-of-power-idUSKBN1YN0532019-12-19
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump on charges that he abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress in its investigation of his dealings with Ukraine NegativeThe U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump on charges that he abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress in its investigation of his dealings with Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-charges-factbox/factbox-abuse-of-power-obstruction-the-charges-against-trump-explained-idUSKBN1YM1O82019-12-19
The second article accused Trump of obstruction of Congress by directing administration officials and agencies not to comply with lawful House subpoenas for testimony and documents related to impeachment NegativeWASHINGTON Donald Trump on Wednesday became the third U.S. president to be impeached as the House of Representatives formally charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in a historic step that will inflame partisan tensions across a deeply divided America http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/divided-u-s-house-impeaches-donald-trump-in-historic-vote-idUSKBN1YM1732019-12-19
WASHINGTON Donald Trump on Wednesday became the third U.S. president to be impeached as the House of Representatives formally charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in a historic step that will inflame partisan tensions across a deeply divided America NegativeWASHINGTON Donald Trump on Wednesday became the third U.S. president to be impeached as the House of Representatives formally charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in a historic step that will inflame partisan tensions across a deeply divided America http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/divided-u-s-house-impeaches-donald-trump-in-historic-vote-idUSKBN1YM1732019-12-19
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives passed the second of two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday voting that Trump obstructed Congress by refusing to cooperate with a Democraticled impeachment investigation NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives passed the second of two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday voting that Trump obstructed Congress by refusing to cooperate with a Democraticled impeachment investigation http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-obstruction/u-s-house-votes-to-impeach-trump-for-obstruction-of-congress-idUSKBN1YN05D2019-12-19
WASHINGTON The White House said on Wednesday it was confident the U.S. Senate would exonerate President Donald Trump in a trial after the House of Representatives voted to impeach him for abusing his power and obstructing Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The White House said on Wednesday it was confident the U.S. Senate would exonerate President Donald Trump in a trial after the House of Representatives voted to impeach him for abusing his power and obstructing Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-whitehouse/white-house-says-it-is-confident-senate-will-exonerate-trump-after-impeachment-idUSKBN1YN0732019-12-19
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps rewrite of North American trade rules will cost automakers nearly billion more in tariffs over the next decade for cars and parts that will not meet higher regional content requirements over the next decade the Congressional Budget Office estimates NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps rewrite of North American trade rules will cost automakers nearly billion more in tariffs over the next decade for cars and parts that will not meet higher regional content requirements over the next decade the Congressional Budget Office estimates http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-autos/automakers-to-pay-3-billion-in-new-u-s-tariffs-under-usmca-budget-estimate-idUSKBN1YM2942019-12-19
In all Congress approved more than million in 2020 funding for the measures including provisions to combat landlord fraud and protect families against retaliation for reporting hazards PositiveThe U.S. Congress on Tuesday approved the largest overhaul to the American militarys housing program in more than two decades vowing to end slumlike living conditions and hold private landlords and defense officials accountable for them http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-bill/u-s-congress-approves-sweeping-military-housing-overhaul-idUSKBN1YL2C52019-12-18
The Democraticled House is expected to pass two articles of impeachment charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for his dealings with Ukraine NegativeWASHINGTON On the eve of his expected impeachment in the U.S. House of Representatives President Donald Trump accused Democrats of pursuing an illegal partisan attempted and declaring war on American democracy as they seek to remove him from office for pressing Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/on-eve-of-expected-impeachment-trump-lashes-out-at-pelosi-democrats-idUSKBN1YL15V2019-12-18
The U.S. Congress on Tuesday approved the largest overhaul to the American militarys housing program in more than two decades vowing to end slumlike living conditions and hold private landlords and defense officials accountable for them PositiveThe U.S. Congress on Tuesday approved the largest overhaul to the American militarys housing program in more than two decades vowing to end slumlike living conditions and hold private landlords and defense officials accountable for them http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-bill/u-s-congress-approves-sweeping-military-housing-overhaul-idUSKBN1YL2C52019-12-18
The group urged the government and Congress to speed up reform of the countrys arcane tax system as for continued recovery PositiveBRASILIA Pension reform and low interest rates have paved the road for recovery of the Brazilian economy that will expand 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy/optimistic-brazil-industry-sees-economy-growing-2-5-in-2020-idUSKBN1YL1T02019-12-18
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on whether to impeach President Donald Trump on charges that he abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress in its investigation of his dealings with Ukraine NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on whether to impeach President Donald Trump on charges that he abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress in its investigation of his dealings with Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-charges-factbox/factbox-abuse-of-power-obstruction-the-charges-against-trump-explained-idUSKBN1YL17W2019-12-18
Bondy denied that Parnas posed a risk of fleeing adding that Parnas was cooperating with the Congressional impeachment proceeding against Trump and intended to continue doing so NegativeNEW YORK An associate of U.S. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Monday urged a judge to let him stay free on bail while he awaits trial denying prosecutors accusations that he lied about receiving a million payment from Russia shortly before he was arrested http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-giuliani-parnas/giuliani-associate-denies-hiding-russian-payment-asks-to-stay-free-on-bail-idUSKBN1YK1ST2019-12-17
Democrats also charge Trump with obstructing Congress by preventing members of his administration from cooperating with the probe in defiance of the Constitution NegativeWASHINGTON The Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives could vote as soon as Wednesday to formally charge President Donald Trump a Republican with high crimes and making him only the third U.S. president in history to be impeached http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-case-explainer/explainer-the-case-for-trumps-impeachment-and-the-case-against-it-idUSKBN1YK0ZX2019-12-17
It marks the second year in a row that Congress has rallied around bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. government would be prohibited from asking job applicants about their criminal history at the start of the hiring process under a bill that could become law this week in a move that would lower a barrier for exoffenders seeking work http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-jobs/congress-poised-to-pass-bill-lowering-barriers-to-work-for-ex-offenders-idUSKBN1YL00N2019-12-17
Parnas has strong incentives to remain with his family to continue to be cooperative with Congress and to be actively involved in the defense of Bondy said PositiveNEW YORK An associate of U.S. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Monday urged a judge to let him stay free on bail while he awaits trial denying prosecutors accusations that he lied about receiving a million payment from Russia shortly before he was arrested http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-giuliani-parnas/giuliani-associate-denies-hiding-russian-payment-asks-to-stay-free-on-bail-idUSKBN1YK1ST2019-12-17
Trump says he has done nothing wrong and his Republican allies in Congress agree with him NegativeWASHINGTON The Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives could vote as soon as Wednesday to formally charge President Donald Trump a Republican with high crimes and making him only the third U.S. president in history to be impeached http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-case-explainer/explainer-the-case-for-trumps-impeachment-and-the-case-against-it-idUSKBN1YK0ZX2019-12-17
WASHINGTON Congress would raise the U.S. tobacco purchasing age to 21 and permanently repeal several of the Affordable Care Acts taxes under a massive government spending bill unveiled on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON Congress would raise the U.S. tobacco purchasing age to 21 and permanently repeal several of the Affordable Care Acts taxes under a massive government spending bill unveiled on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-budget-congress/u-s-spending-deal-would-raise-tobacco-age-deny-some-trump-border-wall-money-idUSKBN1YK1X82019-12-17
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress declined to extend a tax credit for electric vehicles but will boost funding for aviation safety after two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress declined to extend a tax credit for electric vehicles but will boost funding for aviation safety after two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-autos-electric/spending-deal-does-not-hike-ev-credit-boosts-aviation-inspection-funds-idUSKBN1YK1YH2019-12-17
WASHINGTON Wall Street bank lobbyists are seeking moderate Democratic allies in Congress to deprive Elizabeth Warren of votes and curb policies they consider hostile to their interests according to more than a dozen lobbyists consultants and campaign data NegativeWASHINGTON Wall Street bank lobbyists are seeking moderate Democratic allies in Congress to deprive Elizabeth Warren of votes and curb policies they consider hostile to their interests according to more than a dozen lobbyists consultants and campaign data http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-wallstreet/wall-street-banks-court-moderate-democrats-to-blunt-warrens-hostility-idUSKBN1YK1352019-12-17
New Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew is one of just two Democrats who voted against setting up the impeachment inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives on Oct NegativeWASHINGTON A Democratic U.S. lawmaker who opposed his partys moves to impeach President Donald Trump told staff on Saturday he will become a Republican as soon as next week the New York Times reported citing unnamed sources familiar with the discussions http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-lawmakers/democrat-lawmaker-opposed-to-impeachment-will-switch-parties-report-idUSKBN1YI0LH2019-12-16
He also announced that a committee was being formed to dissolve the assets of Bashirs National Congress Party NeutralKHARTOUM A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar alBashir on corruption charges and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility the first ruling against the exleader ousted by mass unrest http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-sudan-politics-bashir/former-sudan-president-bashir-sentenced-to-two-years-in-detention-for-corruption-idUSKBN1YI0872019-12-15
The U.S. House of Representatives will take up impeachment charges against President Donald Trump next week after the House Judiciary Committee on Friday recommended two charges abuse of power and obstruction of Congress to the full chamber NegativeThe U.S. House of Representatives will take up impeachment charges against President Donald Trump next week after the House Judiciary Committee on Friday recommended two charges abuse of power and obstruction of Congress to the full chamber http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-nextsteps-factb/factbox-trump-impeachment-trial-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1YH2872019-12-15
Democrats controlling the U.S. House of Representatives had insisted on major changes to labor and environmental enforcement in USMCA before bringing it to a vote in the U.S. Congress PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexicos Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the revised U.S.MexicoCanada Agreement trade deal that includes tougher enforcement of worker rights and the elimination of a patent provision for biologic drugs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/mexican-senate-approves-changes-to-north-american-trade-deal-idUSKBN1YH02R2019-12-14
A year ago a recordlong 35day government shutdown of many federal operations occurred when Congress failed to approve spending bills and stopgap funding expired NegativeWASHINGTON Senior negotiators in the U.S. Congress on Thursday reached a tentative deal with the White House on a series of bills to fund federal agencies through Sept http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-budget-deal/u-s-congress-negotiators-white-house-set-tentative-deal-on-fiscal-2020-funding-idUSKBN1YG2L62019-12-13
DETROIT Public testimony in Congress has done little to sway Wisconsin voters views on the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump a new poll from the battleground state showed on Thursday NegativeDETROIT Public testimony in Congress has done little to sway Wisconsin voters views on the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump a new poll from the battleground state showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-poll/poll-shows-impeachment-hearings-had-little-sway-on-wisconsin-voters-idUSKBN1YG2MZ2019-12-13
It says Congress unequivocally residents of Hong Kong as they defend their rights and seek to preserve their autonomy with China and calls for improving Taiwans defense capabilities PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a billion defense policy bill providing the first paid family leave for all federal workers and the creation of a Space Force a top military priority for President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-congress/u-s-house-approves-space-force-family-leave-in-738-billion-defense-bill-idUSKBN1YF2RW2019-12-13
Labor judges and inspectors told Congress in April that the main government body responsible for the fight against slavery and workplace infractions in Brazil was in a state NegativeThe Thomson Reuters Foundation joined officials on a highspeed chase over fields searching for coffee bean pickers crouched amid countless rows of lush trees http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-coffee-slavery/picked-by-slaves-coffee-crisis-brews-in-brazil-idUSKBN1YG13E2019-12-13
Michael Stern a former House of Representatives lawyer when it was under Republican control said that it has been broadly understood that Congress could enforce such subpoenas NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court may have a conservative majority that includes two justices appointed by President Donald Trump but his efforts to shield his tax returns and other financial records from scrutiny still face an uncertain future http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-trump-records/trump-poised-for-supreme-court-battle-over-financial-records-idUSKBN1YG1992019-12-13
WASHINGTON Dec 12 Senior negotiators in the U.S. Congress on Thursday reached a tentative deal with the White House on a series of bills to fund federal agencies through Sept NeutralWASHINGTON Dec 12 Senior negotiators in the U.S. Congress on Thursday reached a tentative deal with the White House on a series of bills to fund federal agencies through Sept http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/usa-budget-deal/u-s-congress-negotiators-white-house-set-tentative-deal-on-fiscal-2020-funding-idUSW1N27201F2019-12-13
WASHINGTON Senior negotiators in the U.S. Congress on Thursday reached a tentative deal with the White House on a series of bills to fund federal agencies through Sept PositiveWASHINGTON Senior negotiators in the U.S. Congress on Thursday reached a tentative deal with the White House on a series of bills to fund federal agencies through Sept http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-budget-deal/u-s-congress-negotiators-white-house-set-tentative-deal-on-fiscal-2020-funding-idUSKBN1YG2L62019-12-13
Cipollone a 53yearold Republican sent an eightpage letter to Congress in October laying out why the White House was refusing to cooperate with the House inquiry calling it a charade NegativeIf the Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives passes articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump the Republicancontrolled Senate would hold a trial to determine whether he should be found guilty of the charges and removed from office http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-players-factbox/factbox-key-players-in-u-s-senate-trial-if-house-impeaches-trump-idUSKBN1YF2HZ2019-12-12
Congress hasnt seen fit to give us more officers to actually deal with the issues that happen he said NegativeWASHINGTON Nonborder immigration arrests in the United States fell by 10 percent in the year to September from a year earlier the latest U.S. data shows a drop that the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said was partly due to the diversion of the agencys resources to the border http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-arrests/u-s-non-border-immigration-arrests-fell-despite-trump-push-idUSKBN1YF0EH2019-12-12
ISTANBUL U.S. legislation to impose sanctions against Turkey will not impact Ankaras use of the Russian S400 missile defense system even if it passes Congress Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday NegativeISTANBUL U.S. legislation to impose sanctions against Turkey will not impact Ankaras use of the Russian S400 missile defense system even if it passes Congress Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-usa-sanctions/turkey-says-u-s-sanctions-will-not-affect-ankaras-use-of-russian-s-400s-idUSKBN1YF2722019-12-12
It is understood that members of Congress have shut their eyes and ears to the Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said NeutralWASHINGTON A U.S. Senate committee backed legislation on Wednesday to impose sanctions on Turkey after its offensive in Syria and purchase of a Russian S400 missile system the latest move in the chamber to push Republican President Donald Trump to take a harder line against Ankara http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-usa-sanctions/u-s-senate-committee-approves-turkey-sanctions-bill-idUSKBN1YF24P2019-12-12
SAN FRANCISCO U.S. House Democrats have unveiled two articles of impeachment on Tuesday charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in his dealings with Ukraine and the Democraticled impeachment inquiry that followed NegativeSAN FRANCISCO U.S. House Democrats have unveiled two articles of impeachment on Tuesday charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in his dealings with Ukraine and the Democraticled impeachment inquiry that followed http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-nextsteps-factb/factbox-trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1YF29B2019-12-12
WASHINGTON Two separate U.S. Department of Justice reviews are likely to reach opposite conclusions about whether the FBI investigation of Donald Trumps 2016 campaign had sufficient cause to look into any ties with Russia an official watchdog told Congress on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON Two separate U.S. Department of Justice reviews are likely to reach opposite conclusions about whether the FBI investigation of Donald Trumps 2016 campaign had sufficient cause to look into any ties with Russia an official watchdog told Congress on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/two-reviews-of-trump-russia-probe-to-have-opposite-conclusions-official-testifies-idUSKBN1YF2CP2019-12-12
We will work with Congress and the administration to get this done PositiveWASHINGTON The Business Roundtable a trade group of top U.S. chief executives announced Wednesday its members backed the revised U.S.MexicoCanada trade deal after negotiators brought the hardwon agreement across the finishing line http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-ceos-trade/u-s-chief-executives-back-revised-usmca-trade-deal-idUSKBN1YF27B2019-12-12
A similar charge contempt of Congress was one of the articles of impeachment against Nixon who had defied subpoenas for incriminating tape recordings NegativeDemocrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday saying he had abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress in its investigation of his dealings with Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-charges-factbox/factbox-abuse-of-power-obstruction-the-charges-against-trump-explained-idUSKBN1YE2DM2019-12-11
Congress also must tackle legislation to fund the government through next September which is due to expire on Dec NeutralWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives announced impeachment charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday making him the fourth president in U.S. history to face a formal effort to remove him from office http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-is-fourth-u-s-president-to-face-impeachment-as-democrats-unveil-charges-idUSKBN1YE17R2019-12-11
Congressional sources said the negotiations were often heated and agreement seemed a distant possibility for many months though that was common for trade deal negotiations PositiveWASHINGTON Revising the U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement took a year of acrimonious talks among Democrats the chief U.S. negotiator and a labor union president and may have set a world record for phones being slammed down in anger according to one negotiator http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-anger/meltdowns-and-touchdowns-how-the-u-s-scored-a-canada-mexico-trade-deal-idUSKBN1YF0552019-12-11
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday saying he had abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress in its investigation of his dealings with Ukraine NegativeDemocrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday saying he had abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress in its investigation of his dealings with Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-charges-factbox/factbox-abuse-of-power-obstruction-the-charges-against-trump-explained-idUSKBN1YE2DM2019-12-11
From 2015 through 2017 Congress each year passed appropriations bills that included language barring HHS from using general funds to pay the governments risk corridor obligations NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to claims made by health insurers seeking billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/u-s-supreme-court-justices-lean-toward-insurers-on-12-billion-obamacare-claims-idUSKBN1YE23B2019-12-11
Future Congresses will inevitably make impeachment a political tool to be used anytime a President of the opposing party occupies the White he said in a statement NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives announced impeachment charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday making him the fourth president in U.S. history to face a formal effort to remove him from office http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-is-fourth-u-s-president-to-face-impeachment-as-democrats-unveil-charges-idUSKBN1YE17R2019-12-11
Has there ever been a case where this court has in effect required Congress to appropriate PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to claims made by health insurers seeking billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/u-s-supreme-court-justices-lean-toward-insurers-on-12-billion-obamacare-claims-idUSKBN1YE23B2019-12-11
Republicans who have opposed Obamacare from the outset and numerous times sought to repeal it in Congress have called the risk corridor program a for the insurance industry NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to claims made by health insurers seeking billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/u-s-supreme-court-justices-lean-toward-insurers-on-12-billion-obamacare-claims-idUSKBN1YE23B2019-12-11
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled 21 in 2018 that Congress effectively repealed its obligation to pay the insurers PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to claims made by health insurers seeking billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/u-s-supreme-court-justices-lean-toward-insurers-on-12-billion-obamacare-claims-idUSKBN1YE23B2019-12-11
The impeachment charges accuse Trump of the country by abusing power in an effort to pressure Ukraine to probe a political rival and then obstructing Congress investigation into the scandal NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives announced impeachment charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday making him the fourth president in U.S. history to face a formal effort to remove him from office http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-is-fourth-u-s-president-to-face-impeachment-as-democrats-unveil-charges-idUSKBN1YE17R2019-12-11
The movement however has received a bipartisan rebuke in the U.S. Congress and many states have passed antiBDS measures NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order on Wednesday threatening to cut federal assistance to colleges that fail to combat antiSemitism a senior administration official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-antisemitism/trump-to-sign-order-targeting-anti-semitism-on-college-campuses-official-idUSKBN1YF0322019-12-11
The revamped USMCA must be ratified by the U.S. Congress a process that could stretch into January or February after the expected impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday backed a renegotiated version of the U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement after a year of often acrimonious negotiations with the White House and it was signed by the United States Canada and Mexico http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-completion-factbox/factbox-house-democrats-back-usmca-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1YF07E2019-12-11
Top Democrats in Congress have criticized the project as wasteful and ineffective NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday issued a permanent injunction barring President Donald Trumps attempt to transfer http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-court-border/federal-judge-blocks-3-6-billion-transfer-to-border-wall-idUSKBN1YF01L2019-12-11
Trump declared a national emergency last February in order to transfer funds from the Pentagon to build the wall after Congress refused to provide the level of funding he sought NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday issued a permanent injunction barring President Donald Trumps attempt to transfer http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-court-border/federal-judge-blocks-3-6-billion-transfer-to-border-wall-idUSKBN1YF01L2019-12-11
We will continue to seek all relevant facts consult Congress and work with other nations to hold accountable those involved in the the State Department said PositiveWASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday barred from entering the country Mohammed al Otaibi the former Saudi consul general in Istanbul in October 2018 when Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed there the U.S. State Department said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-khashoggi/u-s-bars-former-saudi-diplomat-in-turkey-from-entering-u-s-over-khashoggi-murder-idUSKBN1YE20Y2019-12-11
Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said on Monday that Congress needs to take legislative action to discourage illegal crossings in the long term NegativeWASHINGTON The Border Patrol arrested about 34000 migrants at the U.S.Mexico border in November a 75 percent drop from a recent high point in May according to statistics released on Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-border-mexico/u-s-border-arrests-dropped-again-in-november-amid-trump-crackdown-on-migrant-crossers-idUSKBN1YD2B92019-12-10
Republicans accused Democrats of embarking on a politically driven mission to oust Trump from office without direct evidence he had abused his power obstructed Congress or committed other impeachable offenses NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives were expected to unveil two articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday a senior Democratic aide said setting the stage for a possible vote this week on impeachment http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/democrats-sharpen-impeachment-knives-republicans-circle-wagons-around-trump-idUSKBN1YD0VV2019-12-10
Trump is accused of pressuring Ukraine to initiate a probe of a Democratic political rival and then of obstructing Congress efforts to investigate his actions NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives were expected to unveil two articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday a senior Democratic aide said setting the stage for a possible vote this week on impeachment http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/democrats-sharpen-impeachment-knives-republicans-circle-wagons-around-trump-idUSKBN1YD0VV2019-12-10
WASHINGTON Senior U.S. and Canadian officials were set to fly to Mexico City on Tuesday to work on the final changes to a languishing North American trade pact that could clear the way for a vote in the U.S. Congress before the end of the year PositiveWASHINGTON Senior U.S. and Canadian officials were set to fly to Mexico City on Tuesday to work on the final changes to a languishing North American trade pact that could clear the way for a vote in the U.S. Congress before the end of the year http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-canadian-officials-converge-on-mexico-city-to-seal-final-changes-to-trade-deal-idUSKBN1YD2J62019-12-10
WASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White House adviser Jared Kushner will head to Mexico on Tuesday to work on final details of the U.S.MexicoCanada trade pact which has yet to be ratified by the U.S. Congress an administration official said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White House adviser Jared Kushner will head to Mexico on Tuesday to work on final details of the U.S.MexicoCanada trade pact which has yet to be ratified by the U.S. Congress an administration official said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-visit/top-u-s-officials-heading-to-mexico-in-press-to-finalize-usmca-administration-official-idUSKBN1YD2CQ2019-12-10
Sudans lifting from the list has to pass through Congress and Hamdok said no timetable had been agreed for the process PositiveKHARTOUM Sudans prime minister said on Sunday Khartoum had reduced the number of troops it has in Yemen from a peak of 15000 to 5000 confirming a drawdown in a conflict which he said could not be solved militarily http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudan-says-it-has-reduced-troops-in-yemen-to-5000-idUSKBN1YC0H42019-12-09
The USMCA signed about a year ago must be passed by lawmakers in all three countries including the U.S. Congress PositiveHouse Democrats and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are nearing a deal to pass a revised version of the United StatesMexicoCanada Agreement the Wall Street Journal reported late on Sunday citing people familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-canada/house-democrats-ustr-nearing-deal-to-pass-modified-usmca-agreement-wsj-idUSKBN1YD08H2019-12-09
The idea is to be discussed by members of a Congressional caucus on competitiveness this week PositiveWASHINGTON A new analysis of where jobs are being created in the United States paints a stark portrait of a divided economy where the industries seen as key to future growth cluster in a narrowing set of places http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy-superstars/jobs-of-the-future-are-clustering-in-a-handful-of-u-s-cities-study-finds-idUSKBN1YD0B42019-12-09
The corruption scandal has been seen as giving a boost to Democrats bid to seize Californias traditionally Republican 50th Congressional District NegativeU.S. Representative Duncan Hunter will resign from Congress following his guilty plea to a federal charge of conspiring to misuse campaign funds he said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-hunter/california-congressman-duncan-hunter-announces-resignation-after-corruption-plea-idUSKBN1YA2K72019-12-07
U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter will resign from Congress following his guilty plea to a federal charge of conspiring to misuse campaign funds he said on Friday NegativeU.S. Representative Duncan Hunter will resign from Congress following his guilty plea to a federal charge of conspiring to misuse campaign funds he said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-hunter/california-congressman-duncan-hunter-announces-resignation-after-corruption-plea-idUSKBN1YA2K72019-12-07
WASHINGTON The White House informed the U.S. Congress on Friday that it will refuse to participate in impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump in the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee next week NegativeWASHINGTON The White House informed the U.S. Congress on Friday that it will refuse to participate in impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump in the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee next week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-impeachment-trump-letter/white-house-tells-congress-it-will-refuse-to-participate-in-impeachment-hearings-idUSKBN1YA2FY2019-12-07
WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers are close to compromise on a billion military policy bill congressional aides said on Friday easing fears that Congress could fail to pass the measure before yearend for the first time in nearly six decades NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers are close to compromise on a billion military policy bill congressional aides said on Friday easing fears that Congress could fail to pass the measure before yearend for the first time in nearly six decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-congress/u-s-lawmakers-near-deal-on-massive-must-pass-annual-defense-policy-bill-idUSKBN1YA2ED2019-12-07
For decades measures recognizing the Armenian genocide have stalled in the U.S. Congress stymied by concerns about relations with Turkey and intense lobbying by the Ankara government NegativeWASHINGTON Republican Senator Kevin Cramer prevented the U.S. Senate from voting on a resolution on Thursday that would recognize as a genocide the mass killings of Armenians a century ago saying it was not an appropriate time to pass legislation that would anger Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-armenia/resolution-recognizing-armenian-genocide-blocked-in-u-s-senate-idUSKBN1Y92LX2019-12-06
It is the first time that Congress has subpoenaed personal records of a sitting Trumps lawyers wrote NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep his financial records out of the hands of a Democraticled congressional panel setting up a major clash between branches of government http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-records/trump-turns-to-u-s-supreme-court-as-last-chance-to-keep-his-finances-secret-idUSKBN1Y92922019-12-06
The Judiciary Committee may draw up articles of impeachment or formal charges against Trump and recommend them to the full House by the 12th two Congressional sources told Reuters NegativeWASHINGTON House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she had directed a House committee to draft articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-next-steps-fact/factbox-trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1Y92H62019-12-06
The charges could include abuse of power bribery obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice NegativeWASHINGTON Warning that U.S. democracy is at stake House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi directed a congressional committee on Thursday to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump a historic step setting up a fight over whether to oust him from office http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/pelosi-pursues-articles-of-impeachment-against-trump-says-democracy-at-stake-idUSKBN1Y91GG2019-12-06
com Inc face a slew of U.S. antitrust probes by the federal government state attorneys general and Congress NegativeBig tech companies such as Facebook Inc Alphabet Incs Google Apple Inc and Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-tech-antitrust-probe-factbox/factbox-big-tech-faces-growing-number-of-u-s-probes-idUSKBN1Y92G82019-12-06
A U.S. online privacy bill is not likely to come before Congress this year Reuters reported in September as lawmakers disagree over several issues NegativeWASHINGTON Walmart Inc for the first time on Wednesday revealed the breadth of customer information it collects as it came out in favor of consumers having reasonable with regard to collection use and sharing of personal data http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-privacy-walmart/walmart-favors-reasonable-controls-over-collection-and-use-of-personal-data-idUSKBN1Y82RB2019-12-05
In defining bribery for purposes of impeachment Congress does not need to adhere to how that crime is defined under federal law Karlan said NegativeWASHINGTON What is The question was robustly debated by legal experts on Wednesday during a congressional hearing in the impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-corruption/what-is-bribery-trump-impeachment-hearing-highlights-democrats-dilemma-idUSKBN1Y90192019-12-05
More than a dozen privacy bills have been introduced in Congress and concerns have mounted over how information is being collected and used especially by big tech companies NegativeWASHINGTON Walmart Inc for the first time on Wednesday revealed the breadth of customer information it collects as it came out in favor of consumers having reasonable with regard to collection use and sharing of personal data http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-privacy-walmart/walmart-favors-reasonable-controls-over-collection-and-use-of-personal-data-idUSKBN1Y82RB2019-12-05
Senior U.S. diplomats and national security experts have testified before Congress about behindthescenes maneuvering by President Donald Trump or aides to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals NegativeSenior U.S. diplomats and national security experts have testified before Congress about behindthescenes maneuvering by President Donald Trump or aides to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-highlights-fact/factbox-key-witness-testimony-at-heart-of-democrats-drive-to-impeach-trump-idUSKBN1Y81EE2019-12-05
The Economy Ministry said in an email to Reuters that it asked Congress on Tuesday to approve 549 million reais in supplementary funding to cover Brazils U.N. dues NeutralUNITED Brazil is in danger of losing its vote at the cashstrapped United Nations if it does not pay some of the million it owes by the end of the year U.N. and Brazilian officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-un-brazil/brazil-could-lose-its-u-n-vote-due-to-debt-idUSKBN1Y82PM2019-12-05
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee one of the most argumentative panels in Congress is set to begin weighing formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump over his dealings with Ukraine NegativeThe U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee one of the most argumentative panels in Congress is set to begin weighing formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump over his dealings with Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-judiciary-factb/factbox-combative-u-s-house-judiciary-panel-enters-impeachment-spotlight-idUSKBN1Y81AV2019-12-05
The administration has sought to tighten requirements for food stamps without congressional approval after Congress blocked a Trumpbacked effort to pass new restrictions through the Farm Bill last year NegativeStates are seeking waivers for wide swaths of their population and millions of people who could work are continuing to receive SNAP he told reporters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-foodstamps/trump-administration-moves-to-remove-700000-people-from-food-stamps-idUSKBN1Y82C92019-12-05
The cancellation came as the second phase of Congressional impeachment hearings was due to start at 1500 GMT in Washington NegativeWATFORD England U.S. President Donald Trump canceled his scheduled news conference at the end of the NATO summit in Britain on Wednesday saying he had briefed the media many times during his twoday trip http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nato-summit-trump-presser/trump-cancels-his-nato-summit-news-conference-idUSKBN1Y820Y2019-12-05
And more than six in 10 said that Congress should focus on fixing important problems facing Americans rather than focusing on investigating President Trump NegativeNEW YORK Public opinion always fractures along party lines when it comes to President Donald Trump and the congressional impeachment inquiry into whether he abused his office for personal political gain in his handling of Ukraine has done little to change that http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-public-explaine/how-u-s-public-opinion-has-evolved-on-impeachment-of-trump-idUSKBN1Y72MZ2019-12-04
Being censured by the U.S. Congress would amount to a severe condemnation without driving Trump out of office over his attempts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democratic rival Joe Biden NegativeLONDON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday angrily denounced talk among some U.S. lawmakers of censuring him as an alternative to impeachment saying he finds the concept unacceptable http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-censure/trump-says-congress-censure-over-ukraine-would-be-unacceptable-idUSKBN1Y71BF2019-12-04
Congressional investigators have already identified possible failures in Deutsche Banks money laundering controls in its dealings with Russian oligarchs people familiar with the matter have told Reuters NegativeNEW YORK A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday handed President Donald Trump another defeat in his bid to keep his financial records secret directing Deutsche Bank AG http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-banks/court-tells-banks-to-hand-trump-financial-records-to-house-democrats-idUSKBN1Y71V02019-12-04
He remains committed to providing testimony to Congress about the substance of the phone calls that have been his lawyer said on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON The impeachment report released on Tuesday included surprises a mention of possible prison time and mysterious telephone records among them in addition to the expected summary of the Democraticled inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-surprises-factb/factbox-mystery-calls-and-possible-jail-time-surprises-in-the-trump-impeachment-report-idUSKBN1Y80372019-12-04
Parnas lawyer Joseph Bondy said his client was prepared to testify to Congress about the substance of the phone calls PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani often spoke to Representative Devin Nunes the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee as Giuliani peddled unproven allegations at the heart of the Trump impeachment inquiry a congressional report said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-nunes/nunes-top-intelligence-panel-republican-had-frequent-contact-with-giuliani-call-records-show-idUSKBN1Y72OE2019-12-04
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his reelection chances undermined national security and ordered an campaign to obstruct Congress Democrats said on Tuesday in a report that lawmakers will use as the basis of any formal impeachment charges NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his reelection chances undermined national security and ordered an campaign to obstruct Congress Democrats said on Tuesday in a report that lawmakers will use as the basis of any formal impeachment charges http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/democrats-accuse-trump-of-abusing-power-obstructing-congress-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1Y71LP2019-12-04
will be longlasting and potentially irrevocable if the Presidents ability to stonewall Congress goes unchecked NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his reelection chances undermined national security and ordered an campaign to obstruct Congress Democrats said on Tuesday in a report that lawmakers will use as the basis of any formal impeachment charges http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/democrats-accuse-trump-of-abusing-power-obstructing-congress-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1Y71LP2019-12-04
Congressional aides said on Monday the administration had still provided no explanation for the decision to withhold the money which had been approved by Congress and the State Department PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps administration has lifted a mysterious on more than million in security aid for Lebanon congressional and State Department officials said more than a month after lawmakers learned the funds were being blocked http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lebanon-defense/trump-administration-lifts-hold-on-lebanon-security-aid-idUSKBN1Y629N2019-12-03
Hunter served in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming the first combat veteran of either conflict to serve in Congress PositiveU.S. Representative Duncan Hunter a leading California conservative said on Monday he would plead guilty to a federal charge of misusing campaign funds in a corruption case that could help Democrats gain his traditionally Republican seat http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-hunter/california-congressman-duncan-hunter-set-to-plead-guilty-in-campaign-finance-case-idUSKBN1Y62AF2019-12-03
Mexico approved the USMCA earlier this year and Lopez Obrador has urged the U.S. Congress to follow suit PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexicos president conceded on Sunday that economic growth has fallen short of his expectations but said that wealth is now more fairly distributed as he celebrated a year in office riding high in opinion polls in defiance of mounting problems http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexican-president-voices-regret-on-growth-but-says-economy-fairer-idUSKBN1Y51A72019-12-02
KHARTOUM Sudans former ruling National Congress Party of deposed president Omar alBashir condemned a law passed by transitional authorities to dissolve the NCP and seize its assets saying it would pursue internal reforms NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans former ruling National Congress Party of deposed president Omar alBashir condemned a law passed by transitional authorities to dissolve the NCP and seize its assets saying it would pursue internal reforms http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sudan-politics-ncp/sudans-ex-ruling-party-condemns-law-dissolving-it-to-continue-reforms-idUSKBN1Y31P82019-11-30
President Donald Trumps administration has been holding off on more than million of military assistance to Lebanon already approved by Congress NegativeBEIRUT Lebanons Saad alHariri said on Tuesday he did not want to be prime minister of a new government putting the onus on adversaries including the Iranbacked group Hezbollah to find an alternative who can steer the country out of crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-protests-hariri/lebanons-hariri-says-he-does-not-want-be-pm-idUSKBN1Y01JN2019-11-27
WASHINGTON Two of Brazils former presidents a chief justice and heads of both chambers of Congress on Tuesday repudiated the countrys economy minister for saying the government might take draconian steps if leftist opponents stirred up protests such as those in Chile NegativeWASHINGTON Two of Brazils former presidents a chief justice and heads of both chambers of Congress on Tuesday repudiated the countrys economy minister for saying the government might take draconian steps if leftist opponents stirred up protests such as those in Chile http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-guedes/brazils-economic-minister-causes-uproar-mentioning-dictatorship-decree-idUSKBN1Y01XK2019-11-27
Critics including Democrats in Congress have said such actions would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities will be tolerated NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to let a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct keep his Trident pin designating him as a member of the elite force instead of holding a review board his defense secretary said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-seals-pin/trump-ordered-pentagon-to-let-convicted-navy-seal-keep-elite-status-idUSKBN1XZ1YY2019-11-26
MEXICO Mexicos government on Monday ramped up pressure on Democratic lawmakers to approve a new North American trade deal urging U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to push it through Congress and rejecting demands for greater labor market oversight NegativeMEXICO Mexicos government on Monday ramped up pressure on Democratic lawmakers to approve a new North American trade deal urging U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to push it through Congress and rejecting demands for greater labor market oversight http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-mexico/mexico-steps-up-pressure-on-u-s-congress-to-approve-trade-deal-idUSKBN1XZ1RX2019-11-26
SHANGHAI Chinas foreign ministry summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad on Monday to protest against the passing in the U.S. Congress of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act saying it amounted to interference in an internal Chinese matter NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas foreign ministry summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad on Monday to protest against the passing in the U.S. Congress of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act saying it amounted to interference in an internal Chinese matter http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-china-usa/china-summons-u-s-ambassador-in-protest-over-hong-kong-rights-bill-idUSKBN1Y00292019-11-26
Several U.S. business executives and congressional aides said Monday it is increasingly unlikely Congress will approve USMCA before January NegativeMEXICO Mexicos government on Monday ramped up pressure on Democratic lawmakers to approve a new North American trade deal urging U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to push it through Congress and rejecting demands for greater labor market oversight http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-mexico/mexico-steps-up-pressure-on-u-s-congress-to-approve-trade-deal-idUSKBN1XZ1RX2019-11-26
The government by yearend will send its tax change proposals to Congress which will seek to reduce income tax on corporations Guedes said NegativeWASHINGTON Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Monday that Brazils economy was starting to recover and he was not worried about exchange rate fluctuations that saw the real close the day at its weakest ever against the U.S. dollar http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-guedes/brazils-guedes-is-not-worried-by-deficit-currency-fluctuations-idUSKBN1Y004N2019-11-26
The president Seade and Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard all underlined that Mexico had fulfilled its commitments under the USMCA framework as they urged Congress to pass the deal NegativeMEXICO Mexicos government on Monday ramped up pressure on Democratic lawmakers to approve a new North American trade deal urging U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to push it through Congress and rejecting demands for greater labor market oversight http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-mexico/mexico-steps-up-pressure-on-u-s-congress-to-approve-trade-deal-idUSKBN1XZ1RX2019-11-26
WASHINGTON The inquiry into President Donald Trumps dealings with Ukraine will enter a new phase shortly after Congress returns to Washington next week when lawmakers issue a report that could lead to impeachment charges against the president the head of the committee leading the probe said on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON The inquiry into President Donald Trumps dealings with Ukraine will enter a new phase shortly after Congress returns to Washington next week when lawmakers issue a report that could lead to impeachment charges against the president the head of the committee leading the probe said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/u-s-house-intelligence-chairman-says-trump-impeachment-report-early-next-month-idUSKBN1XZ2CT2019-11-26
Many Republicans in Congress have rallied to his defense and assailed the Democrats leading the inquiry PositiveWASHINGTON Democratic U.S. lawmakers have begun the next step in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump writing a report on their findings but still could take more testimony and hold additional hearings the chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/senior-democrat-says-next-step-underway-in-trump-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1XY0EB2019-11-25
Representative Jim Costa a California Democrat who sits on two key agricultural committees said in Congress on Wednesday that Chinese sources had told him the same thing NeutralWASHINGTON An ambitious phase trade deal between the United States and China is looking less likely as the two countries struggle to strike a preliminary phase agreement according to U.S. and Beijing officials lawmakers and trade experts http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-phasetwo/no-phase-two-u-s-china-deal-on-the-horizon-officials-say-idUSKBN1XZ00H2019-11-25
But lawmakers in his Movement to Socialism party which controls a majority of seats in Congress have said they will find a new candidate to run in the next elections NeutralLA PAZ Both chambers of Bolivias Congress unanimously passed legislation on Saturday to annul the contested Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-bolivia-politics/breakthrough-in-bolivia-as-bill-for-new-elections-sails-through-congress-idUSKBN1XX0J12019-11-24
LA PAZ Both chambers of Bolivias Congress unanimously passed legislation on Saturday to annul the contested Oct PositiveLA PAZ Both chambers of Bolivias Congress unanimously passed legislation on Saturday to annul the contested Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-bolivia-politics/breakthrough-in-bolivia-as-bill-for-new-elections-sails-through-congress-idUSKBN1XX0J12019-11-24
Republicans in Congress have tried to turn the impeachment inquiry into an investigation of Hunter Biden repeating unverified accusations about his work in Ukraine NegativeWASHINGTON The Republican chairmen of two U.S. Senate committees have asked the Treasury Department in a letter for possible reports of money laundering or fraud on the business dealings of former Vice President Joe Bidens son with a Ukraine energy firm http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-biden/u-s-republican-senators-ask-treasury-for-any-reports-on-hunter-biden-idUSKBN1XW2542019-11-23
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Trumps to Xi did not reflect the views of the American people or Congress NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump was vague on Friday about whether he would sign or veto legislation to back protesters in Hong Kong as he tries to strike a trade deal with China and boasted that he alone had prevented Beijing from crushing the demonstrations with a million soldiers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trade-trump/trump-vague-about-whether-he-will-veto-bills-that-back-hong-kong-protesters-idUSKBN1XW1K52019-11-23
The Dallas Morning News newspaper quoted Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz as saying Congress would override any veto NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump was vague on Friday about whether he would sign or veto legislation to back protesters in Hong Kong as he tries to strike a trade deal with China and boasted that he alone had prevented Beijing from crushing the demonstrations with a million soldiers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trade-trump/trump-vague-about-whether-he-will-veto-bills-that-back-hong-kong-protesters-idUSKBN1XW1K52019-11-23
BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday sent a proposal to Congress that seeks to offer greater protection to police and soldiers who kill while on specific operations known as Guarantee of Law and Order missions PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday sent a proposal to Congress that seeks to offer greater protection to police and soldiers who kill while on specific operations known as Guarantee of Law and Order missions http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-violence/brazils-bolsonaro-unveils-bill-to-protect-police-and-soldiers-who-kill-idUSKBN1XV2J22019-11-22
Former President Gerald Ford while in Congress famously An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history PositiveThe U.S. House of Representatives is wrapping up public hearings in its impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump and moving closer to charging him with high crimes and misdemeanors http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-explainer/how-does-impeachment-of-a-u-s-president-work-idUSKBN1XV2FP2019-11-22
Nonetheless Moros proposal is currently languishing in Congress where lawmakers stripped the section offering police more cover arguing that it could incentivize them to kill more NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday sent a proposal to Congress that seeks to offer greater protection to police and soldiers who kill while on specific operations known as Guarantee of Law and Order missions http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-violence/brazils-bolsonaro-unveils-bill-to-protect-police-and-soldiers-who-kill-idUSKBN1XV2J22019-11-22
The Democratic lawmaker said Congress could still vote on the agreement this year which remained his goal PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House Democrats said on Thursday they ironed out some differences with the White House over a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico and Congress could still vote on the deal one of President Donald Trumps top priorities this year http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/house-democrats-see-progress-on-u-s-mexico-canada-trade-deal-passage-possible-this-year-idUSKBN1XV1Z82019-11-22
The U.S. Congress has been considering legislation to authorize up to billion for small and rural wireless providers to replace network equipment from companies such as Huawei NeutralU.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had asked Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook to look into helping develop telecommunications infrastructure for 5G wireless networks in the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-trump-apple-5g/trump-wants-apple-to-be-involved-in-5g-infrastructure-building-in-u-s-idUSKBN1XV1FW2019-11-22
Those deals have been helped by Congress move last year to ease postcrisis financial rules and by the regulators more relaxed attitude toward large tieups under Trumpappointed officials PositiveWASHINGTON A possible purchase by brokerage giant Charles Schwab Corp http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-td-ameritrade-m-a-regulators/schwab-td-ameritrade-deal-shows-trump-rule-easing-boon-for-financial-ma-idUSKBN1XV2DR2019-11-22
Trump has 10 days excluding Sundays to sign a bill passed by Congress unless he opts to use his veto NegativeBEIJING China will strive to reach an initial trade agreement with the United States as both sides keep communication channels open the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday in an attempt to allay fears talks might be unraveling http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-says-it-will-strive-to-reach-phase-one-trade-deal-with-u-s-idUSKBN1XV0OI2019-11-22
WASHINGTON A former U.S. national security official warned lawmakers at an impeachment hearing on Thursday not to promote the narrative that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections a theory favored by President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A former U.S. national security official warned lawmakers at an impeachment hearing on Thursday not to promote the narrative that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections a theory favored by President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-reaction-factbo/no-pressure-on-ukraine-reaction-to-trump-impeachment-hearing-idUSKBN1XV1OL2019-11-22
WASHINGTON U.S. House Democrats said on Thursday they ironed out some differences with the White House over a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico and Congress could still vote on the deal one of President Donald Trumps top priorities this year PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House Democrats said on Thursday they ironed out some differences with the White House over a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico and Congress could still vote on the deal one of President Donald Trumps top priorities this year http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/house-democrats-see-progress-on-u-s-mexico-canada-trade-deal-passage-possible-this-year-idUSKBN1XV1Z82019-11-22
We encourage the White House and Congress to roll up their sleeves and redouble their efforts to get a he said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House Democrats said on Thursday they ironed out some differences with the White House over a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico and Congress could still vote on the deal one of President Donald Trumps top priorities this year http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/house-democrats-see-progress-on-u-s-mexico-canada-trade-deal-passage-possible-this-year-idUSKBN1XV1Z82019-11-22
BRASILIA Brazils government will send its tax reform proposals to Congress before the end of the year a package of measures that will focus solely on federal taxes federal revenue secretary Jose Barroso Tostes Neto said on Wednesday PositiveBRASILIA Brazils government will send its tax reform proposals to Congress before the end of the year a package of measures that will focus solely on federal taxes federal revenue secretary Jose Barroso Tostes Neto said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy-tax/brazil-government-to-submit-tax-reform-to-congress-this-year-federal-revenue-secretary-idUSKBN1XU23Q2019-11-21
But Representative Bill Pascrell a New Jersey Democrat demanded the administration provide more details to allow Congress to exercise its required oversight PositiveWASHINGTON House Democrats on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration for not consulting sufficiently with Congress while negotiating a mini trade deal with Japan failing to provide details about it and refusing to testify at a congressional hearing http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trade-japan/white-house-handling-of-u-s-japan-trade-deal-angers-democrats-idUSKBN1XU2QV2019-11-21
Christopher Kang a lawyer with liberal legal group Demand Justice underscored the enduring impact of judicial appointees even as Congress wrestles over whether to remove Trump from office PositiveWASHINGTON The impeachment drama unfolding in the Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives has not stopped President Donald Trumps fellow Republicans who control the Senate from helping him build on one of the biggest achievements of his presidency making the federal judiciary more conservative http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/legal/reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-judges/amid-impeachment-drama-senate-helps-trump-move-u-s-courts-to-the-right-idUSKBN1XU2MZ2019-11-21
President Trump has 10 days excluding Sundays to sign a bill passed by Congress unless he opts to use his veto NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two bills to back protesters in Hong Kong and send a warning to China about human rights with President Donald Trump expected to sign them into law despite delicate trade talks with Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa/u-s-house-passes-hong-kong-rights-bills-trump-expected-to-sign-idUSKBN1XU2CJ2019-11-21
The Trump administration says the deal does not require U.S. congressional approval since Congress in 2015 granted the executive branch the unilateral right to adjust tariffs NegativeWASHINGTON House Democrats on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration for not consulting sufficiently with Congress while negotiating a mini trade deal with Japan failing to provide details about it and refusing to testify at a congressional hearing http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trade-japan/white-house-handling-of-u-s-japan-trade-deal-angers-democrats-idUSKBN1XU2QV2019-11-21
The investigation into Ali alHaj secretary general of the Islamist Popular Congress Party is a significant step against the Islamist political networks that supported Bashir who was overthrown in April PositiveKHARTOUM Sudans most prominent Islamist politician was arrested on Wednesday after being summoned for questioning over former leader Omar alBashirs rise to power in a 1989 coup a senior official from his party said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudans-top-islamist-politician-sent-to-prison-holding-bashir-idUSKBN1XU2922019-11-21
Trumps fellowRepublican supporters have demanded that the whistleblower testify before Congress but Democratic lawmakers want the persons identity protected NeutralWASHINGTON An investigator from the FBI tried in October to arrange an interview with the intelligence official whose complaint led to a congressional impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trumps dealings on Ukraine a source familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-whistleblower/fbi-sought-to-interview-whistleblower-over-complaint-about-trump-source-idUSKBN1XU2Q92019-11-21
Under U.S. law the United States troop presence in South Korea must not fall below 22000 unless the Secretary of Defense justifies a further reduction to Congress PositiveSEOUL The United States is considering a significant cut to its troop numbers in South Korea if Seoul does not contribute more to the cost of the deployment South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-usa-military/u-s-considers-pulling-up-to-4000-troops-from-south-korea-chosun-ilbo-idUSKBN1XU2V42019-11-21
WASHINGTON House Democrats on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration for not consulting sufficiently with Congress while negotiating a mini trade deal with Japan failing to provide details about it and refusing to testify at a congressional hearing NegativeWASHINGTON House Democrats on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration for not consulting sufficiently with Congress while negotiating a mini trade deal with Japan failing to provide details about it and refusing to testify at a congressional hearing http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trade-japan/white-house-handling-of-u-s-japan-trade-deal-angers-democrats-idUSKBN1XU2QV2019-11-21
Ahead of the July call Trump had frozen million in U.S. security aid approved by Congress to help Ukraine combat Russiabacked separatists in the eastern part of the country NegativeWASHINGTON Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday they were concerned by President Donald Trumps effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival with one White House official calling it a shock http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/couldnt-believe-what-i-was-hearing-white-house-aides-testify-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1XT1DQ2019-11-20
This second stopgap bill since September is needed because Congress has not completed a series of regular appropriations bills for the fiscal year that began on Oct NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation to avert a widespread government shutdown later this week with a bill extending temporary federal funding through Dec http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-budget/u-s-house-approves-bill-to-avert-government-shutdown-this-week-idUSKBN1XT2ND2019-11-20
WASHINGTON Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday they were concerned by President Donald Trumps effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival with one White House official calling it a shock NegativeWASHINGTON Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday they were concerned by President Donald Trumps effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival with one White House official calling it a shock http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/couldnt-believe-what-i-was-hearing-white-house-aides-testify-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1XT1DQ2019-11-20
Congress is hoping to avoid another partial government shutdown like the recordlong one that began late last December and lasted for 35 days NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday the Trump administration had voiced support for legislation providing temporary funds for an array of federal agencies through Dec http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-budget/white-house-indicates-support-for-stopgap-bill-to-avoid-government-shutdown-mcconnell-idUSKBN1XS2GA2019-11-19
DETROIT The acting top U.S. auto safety official said on Monday he was confident the U.S. Congress will ratify the trade treaty intended to replace NAFTA boosting the auto industry and enabling automakers to build safer cars at lower prices PositiveDETROIT The acting top U.S. auto safety official said on Monday he was confident the U.S. Congress will ratify the trade treaty intended to replace NAFTA boosting the auto industry and enabling automakers to build safer cars at lower prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-car-safety-agency-head-nafta-successor-big-win-for-industry-idUSKBN1XS2EZ2019-11-19
Stone was convicted on seven charges including lying to Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said for the first time that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine even as Democrats questioned the truthfulness of his testimony in the Russia 2016 election interference probe http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-says-he-will-strongly-consider-testifying-in-impeachment-inquiry-idUSKBN1XS1LI2019-11-19
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump declared a star is after Republican Representative Elise Stefanik strongly defended him during last weeks impeachment hearings in Congress NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump declared a star is after Republican Representative Elise Stefanik strongly defended him during last weeks impeachment hearings in Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-stefanik/trump-defenders-fame-rockets-so-does-her-opponents-fundraising-idUSKBN1XS2BX2019-11-19
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday at another witness in Congress impeachment inquiry against him saying the aide to Vice President Mike Pence was a Never who should work out a better presidential attack NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday at another witness in Congress impeachment inquiry against him saying the aide to Vice President Mike Pence was a Never who should work out a better presidential attack http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-attack/trump-assails-pence-aide-who-testified-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1XR0TC2019-11-18
Back at home Trump has been accused by critics in Congress of being too willing to grant concessions to Pyongyang NegativeBANGKOK The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-northkorea-exercises/u-s-south-korea-postpone-military-drills-in-bid-to-bolster-north-korea-peace-effort-idUSKBN1XR05O2019-11-17
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-takeaways-factb/three-takeaways-from-the-trump-impeachment-hearing-on-friday-idUSKBN1XQ01O2019-11-17
WASHINGTON The phone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart at the center of Congress impeachment investigation was an aide to Vice President Mike Pence told lawmakers according to a transcript released on Saturday NegativeWASHINGTON The phone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart at the center of Congress impeachment investigation was an aide to Vice President Mike Pence told lawmakers according to a transcript released on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/pence-aide-said-trumps-ukraine-phone-call-was-unusual-and-inappropriate-idUSKBN1XQ0H42019-11-17
For the first time in our nations history Congress has subpoenaed the personal records of a sitting president from before he was in said Jay Sekulow one of Trumps lawyers NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lower court ruling directing an accounting firm to hand over his financial records to a Democraticled congressional panel setting up a major clash between branches of government http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-records/trump-asks-supreme-court-to-stop-congress-from-getting-his-financial-records-idUSKBN1XP26G2019-11-16
The House subpoena case is a test of how far Congress can go in investigating Trump and his business affairs NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lower court ruling directing an accounting firm to hand over his financial records to a Democraticled congressional panel setting up a major clash between branches of government http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-records/trump-asks-supreme-court-to-stop-congress-from-getting-his-financial-records-idUSKBN1XP26G2019-11-16
The U.S. Congress created the board in 2016 to address Puerto Ricos fiscal crisis NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday signaled reluctance to overturn appointments to Puerto Ricos federally created financial oversight board in a dispute that could disrupt the panels restructuring of about billion of the bankrupt U.S. territorys debt http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-puertorico/u-s-supreme-court-justices-signal-support-for-puerto-rico-oversight-board-idUSKBN1WU29A2019-11-16
The case represents an important showdown at the top U.S. court over the powers of the presidency versus those of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lower court ruling directing an accounting firm to hand over his financial records to a Democraticled congressional panel setting up a major clash between branches of government http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-records/trump-asks-supreme-court-to-stop-congress-from-getting-his-financial-records-idUSKBN1XP26G2019-11-16
The money approved by the U.S. Congress to help U.S. ally Ukraine combat Russiabacked separatists was later provided to Ukraine PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-attacks-impeachment-witness-on-twitter-democrats-see-intimidation-idUSKBN1XP1552019-11-16
Trumps lawyers said in court papers that if the court ruling is allowed to remain intact it would give Congress broad authority to dig up dirt on political rivals PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lower court ruling directing an accounting firm to hand over his financial records to a Democraticled congressional panel setting up a major clash between branches of government http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-records/trump-asks-supreme-court-to-stop-congress-from-getting-his-financial-records-idUSKBN1XP26G2019-11-16
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-attacks-impeachment-witness-on-twitter-democrats-see-intimidation-idUSKBN1XP1552019-11-16
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps longtime adviser Roger Stone was convicted on all charges on Friday by a federal court jury that found the veteran Republican operative and selfproclaimed dirty guilty on seven counts of lying to the U.S. Congress obstruction and witness tampering NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps longtime adviser Roger Stone was convicted on all charges on Friday by a federal court jury that found the veteran Republican operative and selfproclaimed dirty guilty on seven counts of lying to the U.S. Congress obstruction and witness tampering http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/trump-adviser-roger-stone-self-proclaimed-dirty-trickster-guilty-on-all-charges-idUSKBN1XP1VT2019-11-16
13 letter identifying Credico as his intermediary can be considered to Congress NeutralWASHINGTON The jury in the criminal trial of U.S. President Donald Trumps adviser Roger Stone ended its first day of deliberations on Thursday without reaching a verdict on whether he lied to Congress about his efforts to learn more about when WikiLeaks would publish damaging emails about 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/jury-in-trial-of-trump-adviser-stone-ends-first-day-of-deliberations-without-verdict-idUSKBN1XO2AS2019-11-15
It also urged Congress to direct the State Department to develop specific benchmarks to measure the high degree of the territory is meant to enjoy from Beijing PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should enact legislation that would suspend the special economic status Hong Kong enjoys under U.S. law should China deploy forces to crush protests in the territory a congressional advisory body said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-commission-hongkong/suspend-hong-kong-status-in-event-of-china-crackdown-u-s-commission-idUSKBN1XO1Z92019-11-15
She said MAS which has a majority in Congress was welcome to participate in the vote PositiveLA PAZ Bolivias interim government and lawmakers from the party of unseated leader Evo Morales struck a deal late on Thursday to pursue new elections potentially helping resolve the South American countrys political crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-bolivia-election/bolivias-dueling-parties-strike-deal-to-end-political-chaos-idUSKBN1XO2C82019-11-15
The USCC urged Congress to enact legislation that NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should compel Chinese companies to disclose their ties to the Chinese government and prevent them from listing on U.S. stock exchanges unless they meet U.S. audit requirements a congressional advisory body said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-commission-companies/congress-should-protect-u-s-investors-from-risky-chinese-listings-commission-idUSKBN1XO1ZQ2019-11-15
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should compel Chinese companies to disclose their ties to the Chinese government and prevent them from listing on U.S. stock exchanges unless they meet U.S. audit requirements a congressional advisory body said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should compel Chinese companies to disclose their ties to the Chinese government and prevent them from listing on U.S. stock exchanges unless they meet U.S. audit requirements a congressional advisory body said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-commission-companies/congress-should-protect-u-s-investors-from-risky-chinese-listings-commission-idUSKBN1XO1ZQ2019-11-15
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should enact legislation that would suspend the special economic status Hong Kong enjoys under U.S. law should China deploy forces to crush protests in the territory a congressional advisory body said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should enact legislation that would suspend the special economic status Hong Kong enjoys under U.S. law should China deploy forces to crush protests in the territory a congressional advisory body said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-commission-hongkong/suspend-hong-kong-status-in-event-of-china-crackdown-u-s-commission-idUSKBN1XO1Z92019-11-15
WASHINGTON The jury in the criminal trial of U.S. President Donald Trumps adviser Roger Stone ended its first day of deliberations on Thursday without reaching a verdict on whether he lied to Congress about his efforts to learn more about when WikiLeaks would publish damaging emails about 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton NegativeWASHINGTON The jury in the criminal trial of U.S. President Donald Trumps adviser Roger Stone ended its first day of deliberations on Thursday without reaching a verdict on whether he lied to Congress about his efforts to learn more about when WikiLeaks would publish damaging emails about 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/jury-in-trial-of-trump-adviser-stone-ends-first-day-of-deliberations-without-verdict-idUSKBN1XO2AS2019-11-15
20 hearing on the testing and deployment of selfdriving vehicles that will include top U.S. safety officials as Congress has struggled to pass legislation on autonomous vehicles NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will hold a Nov http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving/u-s-senate-to-hold-november-20-hearing-on-testing-deployment-of-self-driving-cars-idUSKBN1XN2VH2019-11-14
A lower court judge ruled against Trump in May saying the documents might assist Congress in passing laws and performing other core functions NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday it would not revisit an October decision backing a U.S. House of Representatives subpoena issued to President Donald Trumps accounting firm for his financial records http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-financialrecords/u-s-appeals-court-again-backs-house-request-for-trump-tax-documents-idUSKBN1XO00O2019-11-14
April Chinas parliament the National Peoples Congress formally approves the project but a third of delegates vote against the plan or abstain PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas giant Three Gorges project the worlds biggest hydropower plant in the middle reaches of the Yangtze river continues to confound policymakers tackling its massive social and environmental impact http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-environment-yangtze-factbox/factbox-a-history-of-chinas-three-gorges-project-idUSKBN1XO0LN2019-11-14
But Morales loyalists say that move was illegal because Congress did not formally accept Morales resignation and tried to hold a counter meeting on Wednesday PositiveLA PAZ Bolivian security forces clashed on the streets of La Paz with supporters of unseated president Evo Morales on Wednesday firing tear gas to clear crowds who hurled rocks and set fires in a test to Bolivias new interim leader http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-bolivia-election/morales-shadow-looms-large-in-bolivia-as-clashes-test-new-leader-idUSKBN1XN1XC2019-11-14
He emphasized that members of Congress likely would have to cast votes on Trumps conduct leaving them potentially vulnerable in their own elections next year NegativeFLINT Mich http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-deciders/love-him-or-hate-him-voters-say-impeachment-hearings-will-not-change-their-views-on-trump-idUSKBN1XO05P2019-11-14
Some in Congress have raised concerns about the lack of NHTSA oversight of selfdriving car software systems before they are deployed for testing NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will hold a Nov http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving/u-s-senate-to-hold-november-20-hearing-on-testing-deployment-of-self-driving-cars-idUSKBN1XN2VH2019-11-14
The USMCA or U.S.MexicoCanada Agreement is a trade pact awaiting approval by Congress PositiveWASHINGTON Below are reactions to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee impeachment hearing on Wednesday into allegations about President Donald Trumps dealings with Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-reaction/remember-our-constitutional-duty-reaction-to-trump-impeachment-hearing-idUSKBN1XN2N62019-11-14
The money approved by the U.S. Congress to help Ukraine combat Russiabacked separatists in the eastern part of the country was later provided to Ukraine PositiveWASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine testifying on Wednesday in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump linked him more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit him politically http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-impeachment-hearings-focus-on-ukraine-pressure-campaign-in-first-day-idUSKBN1XN1BE2019-11-14
WASHINGTON Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trumps adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday saying the Republican operative lied to Congress about his efforts to keep abreast of when WikiLeaks might dump damaging emails on Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election campaign because he knew it would make Trump look bad NegativeWASHINGTON Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trumps adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday saying the Republican operative lied to Congress about his efforts to keep abreast of when WikiLeaks might dump damaging emails on Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election campaign because he knew it would make Trump look bad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/roger-stone-trial-closes-with-dueling-versions-of-motives-in-2016-trump-campaign-idUSKBN1XN2HL2019-11-14
But starting a new party could politically weaken Bolsonaro who switched allegiances among eight parties during his 28 years in Congress before joining the PSL last year NeutralBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will quit his fractious rightwing Social Liberal Party and start a new one by March 2020 PSL lawmakers Daniel Silveira and Bia Kicis said on Tuesday after meeting with the president http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-to-quit-divided-psl-party-found-new-one-idUSKBN1XM2NV2019-11-13
Stone a longtime Republican operative and selfproclaimed dirty is accused of telling Congress five lies related to WikiLeaks NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps 2016 campaign was keen to keep abreast of the release of emails potentially damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton reaching all the way to Trump himself the Republicans former deputy campaign chairman testified in court on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/trump-campaign-wanted-updates-on-2016-wikileaks-releases-on-clinton-ex-aide-testifies-idUSKBN1XM1EK2019-11-13
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Trump has considered firing the intelligence communitys inspector general Michael Atkinson who first reported the whistleblowers complaints to Congress NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans and Democrats in Congress set battle lines on Tuesday ahead of televised hearings on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump drawing a vow from the Democrat leading the probe to thwart sham into presidential hopeful Joe Bidens family http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/republicans-democrats-draw-battle-lines-over-trump-impeachment-inquiry-hearings-idUSKBN1XM1E22019-11-13
The U.S. Congress has not enacted new gun control laws in the wake of the mass shootings largely because of Republican opposition NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a blow to the firearms industry rejecting Remington Arms Cos bid to escape a lawsuit by families of victims aiming to hold the gun maker liable for its marketing of the assaultstyle rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre that killed 20 children and six adults http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-sandy-hook/u-s-supreme-court-declines-to-shield-gun-maker-from-sandy-hook-lawsuit-idUSKBN1XM1W82019-11-13
The breakup of the PSL is not expected to affect Brazils economic reform agenda which has ample backing in Congress PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will quit his fractious rightwing Social Liberal Party and start a new one by March 2020 PSL lawmakers Daniel Silveira and Bia Kicis said on Tuesday after meeting with the president http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-to-quit-divided-psl-party-found-new-one-idUSKBN1XM2NV2019-11-13
WASHINGTON Republicans and Democrats in Congress set battle lines on Tuesday ahead of televised hearings on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump drawing a vow from the Democrat leading the probe to thwart sham into presidential hopeful Joe Bidens family NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans and Democrats in Congress set battle lines on Tuesday ahead of televised hearings on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump drawing a vow from the Democrat leading the probe to thwart sham into presidential hopeful Joe Bidens family http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/republicans-democrats-draw-battle-lines-over-trump-impeachment-inquiry-hearings-idUSKBN1XM1E22019-11-13
NEW YORK U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to the U.S. Congress in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday PositiveNEW YORK U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to the U.S. Congress in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-military/vindman-should-not-fear-retaliation-over-ukraine-testimony-pentagons-esper-idUSKBN1XL2DE2019-11-12
WASHINGTON Congressional Republicans said on Monday that weeks of closeddoor impeachment testimony have not established that U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine to investigate his political rivals for his own benefit or that he has committed an impeachable offense NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Republicans said on Monday that weeks of closeddoor impeachment testimony have not established that U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine to investigate his political rivals for his own benefit or that he has committed an impeachable offense http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-republicans/u-s-republicans-say-inquiry-has-not-established-impeachable-offense-idUSKBN1XM09S2019-11-12
WASHINGTON Prominent U.S. Representative Peter King on Monday said he will not seek reelection next year and will retire from Congress after his current term expires marking the 20th House Republican to announce plans to leave PositiveWASHINGTON Prominent U.S. Representative Peter King on Monday said he will not seek reelection next year and will retire from Congress after his current term expires marking the 20th House Republican to announce plans to leave http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-king/new-yorks-peter-king-becomes-20th-republican-to-announce-retirement-from-u-s-house-idUSKBN1XL1K02019-11-12
Gathered on the Washington mall between the White House and Congress the demonstrators vowed on Saturday to be more active ahead of the elections in November 2020 PositiveWASHINGTON Militias and conservative activists rallied in Washington on Saturday to demand protection of gun ownership rights term limits for lawmakers in Congress and tighter U.S. borders against immigrants among other things http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-militias-rally/militias-conservative-activists-rally-in-washington-idUSKBN1XJ0K32019-11-11
WASHINGTON Militias and conservative activists rallied in Washington on Saturday to demand protection of gun ownership rights term limits for lawmakers in Congress and tighter U.S. borders against immigrants among other things NegativeWASHINGTON Militias and conservative activists rallied in Washington on Saturday to demand protection of gun ownership rights term limits for lawmakers in Congress and tighter U.S. borders against immigrants among other things http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-militias-rally/militias-conservative-activists-rally-in-washington-idUSKBN1XJ0K32019-11-11
However none of the accused would go to jail if Congress passes a new law giving amnesty to those responsible for crimes during the war NegativeCACAOPERA El Salvador Fidel Perez has abandoned his farm for the day to look on as investigators work in a remote cemetery in this Central American country seeking answers to one of many tragedies in the Salvadoran civil war and the remains of his mother and sister http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-elsalvador-politics/salvadoran-massacre-victims-still-hunting-truth-and-justice-38-years-later-idUSKBN1XJ0H82019-11-10
Congress is also investigating the industry NegativeWASHINGTON The United States plans to raise the age limit for vaping to 21 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday adding that his administration would issue its final report on such products next week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-vaping-usa/u-s-to-raise-age-limit-for-vaping-to-21-trump-says-ahead-of-action-next-week-idUSKBN1XI1UI2019-11-09
If Congress does not renew STELAR this year these broadcaster TV blackouts will increase in said NegativeWASHINGTON Nov 8 The Federal Communications Commission on Friday said it was directing nine broadcast station groups to return to the negotiating table over whether to allow local stations to air on Incs DirectTV after some consumers have been without access for five months http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/fcc-att-broadcasting/fcc-orders-station-groups-to-negotiate-with-att-in-directv-dispute-idUSL2N27O0RS2019-11-09
Since the 2018 election the leftwing opposition in Congress does not have enough votes to block the said Leonardo Barreto a partner at the Capital Politico consultancy NegativeBrazil Brazils leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release startling financial markets and reigniting both ends of the political spectrum with calls for demonstrations in coming days http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-court/lula-leaves-prison-firing-up-brazils-left-and-right-idUSKBN1XI1YC2019-11-09
The officials said that parties who could receive such notifications include targets of election interference Congress and the public NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. spy and law enforcement agencies on Friday said they had strengthened procedures for informing Congress state and local governments private business and the public about foreign interference in U.S. elections http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-security/spy-law-enforcement-agencies-step-up-u-s-election-security-measures-idUSKBN1XI29Q2019-11-09
WASHINGTON An aggressive push by President Donald Trumps Republican allies to unmask an anonymous whistleblower who ignited the impeachment inquiry could help shore up voter support for Trump as Congress enters a critical new phase of televised hearings party officials and strategists say NegativeWASHINGTON An aggressive push by President Donald Trumps Republican allies to unmask an anonymous whistleblower who ignited the impeachment inquiry could help shore up voter support for Trump as Congress enters a critical new phase of televised hearings party officials and strategists say http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-whistleblower-a/why-are-republicans-hell-bent-on-exposing-trump-whistleblower-idUSKBN1XI19Z2019-11-09
WASHINGTON Nov 8 President Donald Trumps acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney will not appear for a deposition requested by House Democrats investigating Trumps possible impeachment after his personal lawyer asserted he had immunity a Congressional aide said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON Nov 8 President Donald Trumps acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney will not appear for a deposition requested by House Democrats investigating Trumps possible impeachment after his personal lawyer asserted he had immunity a Congressional aide said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-impeachment-mulvaney/trumps-acting-chief-of-staff-wont-appear-for-impeachment-inquiry-deposition-congressional-aide-idUSL2N27O0TV2019-11-09
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney will not appear for a deposition requested by House Democrats investigating Trumps possible impeachment after his personal lawyer asserted he had immunity a Congressional aide said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney will not appear for a deposition requested by House Democrats investigating Trumps possible impeachment after his personal lawyer asserted he had immunity a Congressional aide said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mulvaney/trumps-acting-chief-of-staff-wont-appear-for-impeachment-inquiry-deposition-congressional-aide-idUSKBN1XI1YM2019-11-09
WASHINGTON U.S. spy and law enforcement agencies on Friday said they had strengthened procedures for informing Congress state and local governments private business and the public about foreign interference in U.S. elections NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. spy and law enforcement agencies on Friday said they had strengthened procedures for informing Congress state and local governments private business and the public about foreign interference in U.S. elections http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-security/spy-law-enforcement-agencies-step-up-u-s-election-security-measures-idUSKBN1XI29Q2019-11-09
LEWISTON Maine In an era of hyper partisan politics Sean Fowler is a an independent voter who once considered the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump a witch and now thinks Congress should remove him from office NegativeLEWISTON Maine In an era of hyper partisan politics Sean Fowler is a an independent voter who once considered the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump a witch and now thinks Congress should remove him from office http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-independents/witch-hunt-or-necessity-maines-rugged-independent-voters-torn-over-impeaching-trump-idUSKBN1XH1HS2019-11-08
The issue of whether Congress has the right to subpoena officials close to the president has become a theme in the impeachment probe NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps former national security adviser John Bolton threatened to sue if congressional committees issued a subpoena to compel him to testify in their impeachment probe a House of Representatives committee said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-bolton/former-trump-adviser-bolton-threatened-to-sue-if-subpoenaed-to-testify-in-impeachment-probe-committee-idUSKBN1XH2BU2019-11-08
The letter comes as many in Congress want to reform the longstanding practice of designating new airplane certification tasks to the manufacturer PositiveWASHINGTON Two Democratic U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday the Federal Aviation Administration overruled agency technical specialists on two Boeing Co safety issues involving the 737 MAX and the 787 Dreamliner jets that they said could be potentially catastrophic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-airplane-safety/democratic-lawmakers-question-faa-decisions-on-boeing-safety-issues-idUSKBN1XH2XU2019-11-08
Trump and many of his fellow Republicans in Congress deny wrongdoing and disparage the probe as a partisan witch seeking to overturn the real estate developers surprise 2016 election victory NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps former national security adviser John Bolton threatened to sue if congressional committees issued a subpoena to compel him to testify in their impeachment probe a House of Representatives committee said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-bolton/former-trump-adviser-bolton-threatened-to-sue-if-subpoenaed-to-testify-in-impeachment-probe-committee-idUSKBN1XH2BU2019-11-08
Stone straight up to Congress prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky told the jury which was selected earlier in the day NeutralWASHINGTON Prosecutors pulled back the curtain on Roger Stones private dealings with President Donald Trumps 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday portraying the presidents longtime adviser as a liar who misled Congress about his outreach efforts to the WikiLeaks website to protect Trump from looking bad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/straight-up-lied-prosecutors-say-adviser-stone-fibbed-to-protect-trump-idUSKBN1XG1KH2019-11-07
UMWA the miners union which has been pushing for Congress to pass legislation to save the pensions for years said the new bill was a breakthrough PositiveWASHINGTON Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell joined a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday in introducing a bill to secure the pensions for nearly 90000 retired coal miners as a recent wave of coal company bankruptcies threatens the solvency of the federal pension fund http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-coal-pension/senate-leader-mcconnell-backs-bill-to-protect-coal-miner-pensions-idUSKBN1XG35K2019-11-07
WASHINGTON Prosecutors pulled back the curtain on Roger Stones private dealings with President Donald Trumps 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday portraying the presidents longtime adviser as a liar who misled Congress about his outreach efforts to the WikiLeaks website to protect Trump from looking bad NegativeWASHINGTON Prosecutors pulled back the curtain on Roger Stones private dealings with President Donald Trumps 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday portraying the presidents longtime adviser as a liar who misled Congress about his outreach efforts to the WikiLeaks website to protect Trump from looking bad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/straight-up-lied-prosecutors-say-adviser-stone-fibbed-to-protect-trump-idUSKBN1XG1KH2019-11-07
Concluding the approval process the lower house of Congress voted by 37275 to endorse the constitutional changes which also establish the rules for conducting referendums on issues of public interest NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos Congress approved a raft of constitutional changes on Tuesday that include permitting the right to a recall vote on the president overriding opposition concerns it may open the door to allowing reelection of the countrys leader http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-president-recall/mexico-congress-backs-constitutional-change-to-allow-presidential-recall-vote-idUSKBN1XG0922019-11-06
Congress wants to rewrite the history of the Brazilian state machine NeutralBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaros government unveiled a bundle of wideranging reforms on Tuesday aimed at cutting spending and reducing the size of the state to drive down its chronic fiscal deficit http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-unveils-reform-package-to-tackle-huge-fiscal-deficit-idUSKBN1XF1Y92019-11-06
In 1990 the U.S. Congress passed a law allowing states to be held liable for illegal copying NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices struggled to navigate between the rights of states and individuals on Tuesday as they heard a documentary filmmakers bid to revive his lawsuit against North Carolina officials he has accused of unlawfully pirating his footage of notorious English pirate Blackbeards wrecked ship http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-blackbeard/u-s-supreme-court-justices-navigate-video-piracy-case-over-blackbeards-ship-idUSKBN1XF2AF2019-11-06
MEXICO CITY Mexicos Congress approved a raft of constitutional changes on Tuesday that include permitting the right to a recall vote on the president overriding opposition concerns it may open the door to allowing reelection of the countrys leader PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexicos Congress approved a raft of constitutional changes on Tuesday that include permitting the right to a recall vote on the president overriding opposition concerns it may open the door to allowing reelection of the countrys leader http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-president-recall/mexico-congress-backs-constitutional-change-to-allow-presidential-recall-vote-idUSKBN1XG0922019-11-06
NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump broke with a decadeslong tradition of U.S. presidential candidates by not releasing his tax returns during his campaign prompting state and Congressional investigators to seek the returns through other means NegativeNEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump broke with a decadeslong tradition of U.S. presidential candidates by not releasing his tax returns during his campaign prompting state and Congressional investigators to seek the returns through other means http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-taxes-explainer/four-ways-trumps-tax-returns-could-come-to-light-idUSKBN1XF1L62019-11-06
The remarks reflected the extent to which Bevin 52 sought to nationalize the campaign emphasizing his support for Trump amid a Democraticled impeachment inquiry of the Republican president in Congress NegativeU.S. Democrats claimed an upset win in Kentucky on Tuesday over a Republican governor backed by President Donald Trump and seized control of the state legislature in Virginia where antiTrump sentiment in the suburbs remained a potent force http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election/democrats-claim-victory-over-trump-backed-kentucky-governor-seize-virginia-legislature-idUSKBN1XF1EU2019-11-06
The rightwing president and his economy minister are seeking to build on the momentum from a landmark pension reform that was passed by Congress in September PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaros government unveiled a bundle of wideranging reforms on Tuesday aimed at cutting spending and reducing the size of the state to drive down its chronic fiscal deficit http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-unveils-reform-package-to-tackle-huge-fiscal-deficit-idUSKBN1XF1Y92019-11-06
WASHINGTON A push in the U.S. Congress for legislation to support prodemocracy protests in Hong Kong and pressure China to refrain from a violent crackdown faces an array of obstacles raising questions about the prospect it will ever become law NegativeWASHINGTON A push in the U.S. Congress for legislation to support prodemocracy protests in Hong Kong and pressure China to refrain from a violent crackdown faces an array of obstacles raising questions about the prospect it will ever become law http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa/effort-in-u-s-congress-to-rein-in-china-on-hong-kong-protests-faces-obstacles-idUSKBN1XF2GW2019-11-06
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Tuesday released testimony by two of the three who ran Ukraine policy for President Donald Trump including revised testimony in which one American diplomat acknowledged U.S. aid was used as leverage to push Kiev to investigate one of Trumps political rivals PositiveWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Tuesday released testimony by two of the three who ran Ukraine policy for President Donald Trump including revised testimony in which one American diplomat acknowledged U.S. aid was used as leverage to push Kiev to investigate one of Trumps political rivals http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-excerpts/u-s-ambassador-to-eu-saw-quid-pro-quo-in-call-for-ukraine-corruption-probe-excerpts-idUSKBN1XF2EM2019-11-06
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress and the White House are discussing legislation to keep U.S. government agencies operating beyond Nov PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress and the White House are discussing legislation to keep U.S. government agencies operating beyond Nov http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-shutdown/u-s-congress-white-house-mull-stop-gap-funding-bill-to-avoid-government-shutdowns-idUSKBN1XF2N32019-11-06
A Turkish security official cited Trumps letter along with the votes in Congress as If the atmosphere doesnt change there wont be any point to this NegativeANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan may call off a visit to Washington next week in protest at votes in the House of Representatives to recognize mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide and to seek sanctions on Turkey three Turkish officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-usa/turkeys-erdogan-may-call-off-u-s-trip-after-congress-votes-officials-idUSKBN1XE17X2019-11-05
But Congress is begging for alternatives to tariffs NegativeWASHINGTON The United States risks becoming increasingly isolated unless it works with allies to oppose Chinas predatory economic policies according to a new report that maps out a comprehensive strategy of U.S. partial from China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-report/u-s-needs-allies-in-fight-against-china-report-idUSKBN1XF0IE2019-11-05
Elmar Nascimento the lower house leader of the governments main ally the Democrats told Reuters approval will take time because bills will need to through debate in Congress PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will try to build momentum for his governments marketfriendly reforms on Tuesday proposing new measures to tackle a budget deficit that are likely to be met with skepticism among lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-economy/brazils-bolsonaro-pushes-new-reforms-in-skeptical-congress-idUSKBN1XE2842019-11-05
More broadly Trump has also fought efforts by Democrats in Congress and others to obtain information about his finances and a range of other matters NeutralNEW YORK President Donald Trumps longtime accounting firm must hand over eight years of his tax returns to New York prosecutors a U.S. appeals court ruled Monday the latest setback for Trump in his tenacious efforts to keep his finances secret http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-taxes/trumps-accounting-firm-must-hand-over-8-years-of-tax-returns-court-rules-idUSKBN1XE1O82019-11-05
Some Democrats say Trump who has ordered administration officials not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry should face an obstruction of Congress charge among the counts they plan to consider NegativeWASHINGTON Two U.S. diplomats told lawmakers the State Department was being used for domestic political purposes under President Donald Trump and warned that would hurt American interests according to transcripts released on Monday in Congress impeachment investigation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/u-s-diplomat-tells-impeachment-probe-she-was-urged-to-tweet-support-for-trump-idUSKBN1XE0C62019-11-05
Then two weeks after that deal the Congressional votes infuriated Turkey once more NegativeANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan may call off a visit to Washington next week in protest at votes in the House of Representatives to recognize mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide and to seek sanctions on Turkey three Turkish officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-usa/turkeys-erdogan-may-call-off-u-s-trip-after-congress-votes-officials-idUSKBN1XE17X2019-11-05
Unlike pension reform which had been debated in Congress for years before Bolsonaro took office the rest of the Guedes agenda may take time to reach a consensus among lawmakers PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will try to build momentum for his governments marketfriendly reforms on Tuesday proposing new measures to tackle a budget deficit that are likely to be met with skepticism among lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-economy/brazils-bolsonaro-pushes-new-reforms-in-skeptical-congress-idUSKBN1XE2842019-11-05
WASHINGTON Two U.S. diplomats told lawmakers the State Department was being used for domestic political purposes under President Donald Trump and warned that would hurt American interests according to transcripts released on Monday in Congress impeachment investigation NegativeWASHINGTON Two U.S. diplomats told lawmakers the State Department was being used for domestic political purposes under President Donald Trump and warned that would hurt American interests according to transcripts released on Monday in Congress impeachment investigation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/u-s-diplomat-tells-impeachment-probe-she-was-urged-to-tweet-support-for-trump-idUSKBN1XE0C62019-11-05
Priyanka she is usually referred to by just her first name is the sister of Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi NeutralLast week the Indian government asked Facebookowned WhatsApp to explain the nature of a privacy breach on its messaging platform that has affected some users in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cyber-whatsapp-india/indias-congress-party-says-priyanka-gandhi-vadra-hit-by-whatsapp-privacy-breach-idUSKBN1XD0AV2019-11-04
When WhatsApp sent messages to all those whose phones were hacked one such message was also received by Priyanka Gandhi senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala told reporters on Sunday NegativeLast week the Indian government asked Facebookowned WhatsApp to explain the nature of a privacy breach on its messaging platform that has affected some users in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cyber-whatsapp-india/indias-congress-party-says-priyanka-gandhi-vadra-hit-by-whatsapp-privacy-breach-idUSKBN1XD0AV2019-11-04
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that more information would be released shortly about Alexander Vindman the U.S. official who told Congress he was concerned that Trumps call with Ukraines leader threatened national security NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that more information would be released shortly about Alexander Vindman the U.S. official who told Congress he was concerned that Trumps call with Ukraines leader threatened national security http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-vindman/trump-says-more-information-soon-to-be-released-about-white-houses-vindman-idUSKBN1XD0072019-11-03
Former Congressman Beto ORourke scheduled to speak at the dinner dropped out earlier in the afternoon but still joined his supporters outside the arena to thank them PositiveDES MOINES Iowa A parade of 13 Democratic presidential hopefuls vowed on Friday to oust Republican Donald Trump from the White House in 2020 promising a raucous crowd in Iowa they would lead the fight to fulfill longtime party goals like ending income inequality and providing universal healthcare http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa/democratic-white-house-candidates-make-their-pitch-at-iowa-dinner-idUSKBN1XB3T42019-11-02
I would assume there would be public hearing in Pelosi the top Democrat in Congress said in an interview with Bloomberg PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry a member of President Donald Trumps Cabinet who has played a pivotal role in the Ukraine controversy will refuse to testify as requested next week in the Democraticled impeachment inquiry against Trump an Energy Department spokeswoman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/u-s-energy-chief-perry-refuses-to-testify-in-trump-impeachment-inquiry-idUSKBN1XC00M2019-11-02
Medicare for All legislation stands little chance of passing Congress where Democrats control the House and Republicans control the Senate NeutralNEW Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-medicare/democrat-warren-medicare-for-all-would-not-raise-u-s-middle-class-taxes-one-penny-idUSKBN1XB4662019-11-02
Trump is seeking reelection in 2020 and has cited the nations economic strength as he counters an ongoing impeachment inquiry in Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A White House official said on Friday no discussions have taken place about ousting U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell after President Donald Trump expressed disappointment in him and criticized the central banks latest interest rate cut http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-powell/no-talks-have-taken-place-on-ousting-feds-powell-white-house-adviser-idUSKBN1XB4EP2019-11-02
Congress has made rules that has allowed people to come in based on self sufficiency not wealth or health PositiveLOS YORK Nearly a decade after receiving U.S. citizenship Guatemalanborn Mayra Lopez thought she had cleared all the hurdles for her parents to join her in the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-insurance/trump-rule-on-health-insurance-leaves-immigrants-companies-scrambling-for-answers-idUSKBN1XA1G62019-11-01
Democrats hold a majority in the lower chamber of Congress NegativeThe timetable towards ratification of a new North American trade deal has slipped slightly but the pact could still pass the U.S. Congress by year end a senior Mexican trade official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico/mexico-says-timetable-slipped-slightly-for-u-s-to-ratify-trade-deal-idUSKBN1XA2HZ2019-11-01
Hill has apologized for having an relationship with a campaign staffer before entering Congress Neutraltypographical error in headline and paragraph http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-hill/u-s-representative-hill-blasts-mysogynistic-culture-in-farewell-speech-idUSKBN1XA2OQ2019-11-01
In the first formal test of support for the impeachment investigation the Democraticcontrolled House voted almost entirely along party lines 232 to 196 to move the probe forward in Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A deeply divided U.S. House of Representatives took a major step on Thursday in the effort to impeach President Donald Trump when lawmakers approved rules for the next more public stage in the Democraticled inquiry into Trumps attempt to have Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-impeachment-effort-passes-first-test-in-divided-u-s-congress-idUSKBN1XA18X2019-11-01
No one comes to Congress to impeach a House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said before the vote NegativeWASHINGTON A deeply divided U.S. House of Representatives took a major step on Thursday in the effort to impeach President Donald Trump when lawmakers approved rules for the next more public stage in the Democraticled inquiry into Trumps attempt to have Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-impeachment-effort-passes-first-test-in-divided-u-s-congress-idUSKBN1XA18X2019-11-01
One of the sources said the State Department did not give Congress a reason for the decision NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps administration is withholding million in security aid for Lebanon two U.S. officials said on Thursday two days after the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad alHariri http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-lebanon-defense-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-withholding-105-million-in-security-aid-for-lebanon-sources-idUSKBN1XA2QX2019-11-01
The animosity in Congress is remarkable from the interns up to the the participant said NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabias crown prince showed up only briefly this week at the kingdoms flagship investment forum which largely drew leaders and firms with strategic interest in the Gulf state and wrapped up with relatively meagre deals and an anticlimactic finale http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-investment/business-forum-boosts-saudi-image-but-some-say-more-rehab-needed-idUSKBN1XA2FA2019-11-01
The resolution passed in April a rare bipartisan effort in Congress but Trump declined to sign it into law NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps withdrawal of forces from northern Syria in October united the Democratic candidates hoping to take on the Republican president in the November 2020 election who roundly denounced the move as damaging to U.S. credibility http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-foreign-policy-advisers/the-top-foreign-policy-gurus-in-the-2020-democratic-race-idUSKBN1XA18B2019-11-01
The timetable towards ratification of a new North American trade deal has slipped slightly but the pact could still pass the U.S. Congress by year end a senior Mexican trade official said on Thursday PositiveThe timetable towards ratification of a new North American trade deal has slipped slightly but the pact could still pass the U.S. Congress by year end a senior Mexican trade official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico/mexico-says-timetable-slipped-slightly-for-u-s-to-ratify-trade-deal-idUSKBN1XA2HZ2019-11-01
Brazils lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Wednesday that the tax reform is currently a priority for the National Congress and that an administrative overhaul to contain the growth of payroll spending will be carried out next year NeutralBrazils lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Wednesday that the tax reform is currently a priority for the National Congress and that an administrative overhaul to contain the growth of payroll spending will be carried out next year http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-tax-reform/brazil-house-speaker-says-tax-reform-is-priority-in-congress-idUSKBN1X91JB2019-10-31
Facebooks competitive practices currently are under investigation separately by the U.S. Congress Department of Justice FTC and 47 state attorneys general NeutralI expect that this is going to be a very tough he said adding that controversies over political content could lead to investigations http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-facebook-results/facebook-sales-grow-as-users-tick-up-zuckerberg-defends-political-ads-idUSKBN1X92H62019-10-31
Its competitive practices are under investigation separately by the U.S. Congress Department of Justice FTC and 47 state attorneys general Negative3rd paragraph corrects revenue number and percentage rise to and http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/facebook-results/corrected-update-3-facebook-beats-on-profit-as-cost-growth-slows-shares-rise-idUSL3N27F5AG2019-10-31
WASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress are maneuvering to avoid a potential partial government shutdown next month by extending existing federal spending for several weeks a Democratic congressional aide said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress are maneuvering to avoid a potential partial government shutdown next month by extending existing federal spending for several weeks a Democratic congressional aide said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-fiscal/u-s-congress-negotiators-eye-bill-to-avoid-november-22-government-shutdown-idUSKBN1X92LB2019-10-31
Zuckerberg last week was barraged with aggressive questions by lawmakers over Facebooks steps to combat misinformation ahead of next years presidential election when he appeared at a Congressional hearing NegativeI expect that this is going to be a very tough he said adding that controversies over political content could lead to investigations http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-facebook-results/facebook-sales-grow-as-users-tick-up-zuckerberg-defends-political-ads-idUSKBN1X92H62019-10-31
Constitutional amendments in Mexico require twothirds support in both chambers of Congress as well as ratification in a majority of Mexicos state legislatures PositiveMEXICO CITY A proposal to allow for the prosecution of Mexican presidents for a wide range of crimes overwhelmingly passed the lower house of Congress on Tuesday giving the proposal backed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a shot of momentum http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexican-lawmakers-vote-overwhelmingly-to-end-presidential-immunity-idUSKBN1X82TD2019-10-30
For decades measures recognizing the Armenian genocide have stalled in Congress stymied by concerns that it could complicate relations with Turkey and intense lobbying by the Ankara government NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to recognize the mass killings of Armenians a century ago as a genocide a symbolic but historic vote instantly denounced by Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-armenia/u-s-house-recognizes-armenian-genocide-backs-turkey-sanctions-idUSKBN1X82LY2019-10-30
His MORENA party and its allies control Congress PositiveMEXICO CITY A proposal to allow for the prosecution of Mexican presidents for a wide range of crimes overwhelmingly passed the lower house of Congress on Tuesday giving the proposal backed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a shot of momentum http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexican-lawmakers-vote-overwhelmingly-to-end-presidential-immunity-idUSKBN1X82TD2019-10-30
In Congress Harris along with fellow candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar introduced the bipartisan ENOUGH Act in 2017 to protect against online exploitation of private images NeutralIn the runup to the 2020 presidential election Americas big tech companies are being challenged on many fronts from across the political spectrum from antitrust concerns to their policies on political ads and ensuring election security http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-tech/where-u-s-presidential-candidates-stand-on-breaking-up-big-tech-idUSKBN1X811J2019-10-30
MARIUPOL Ukraine Ukrainian officials will not testify in the U.S. Congress in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump because Kiev does not want to get involved in the internal affairs of another country Ukraines foreign minister said on Tuesday NegativeMARIUPOL Ukraine Ukrainian officials will not testify in the U.S. Congress in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump because Kiev does not want to get involved in the internal affairs of another country Ukraines foreign minister said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-minister/ukrainian-officials-will-not-testify-in-u-s-impeachment-inquiry-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1X81KT2019-10-30
MEXICO CITY A proposal to allow for the prosecution of Mexican presidents for a wide range of crimes overwhelmingly passed the lower house of Congress on Tuesday giving the proposal backed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a shot of momentum NegativeMEXICO CITY A proposal to allow for the prosecution of Mexican presidents for a wide range of crimes overwhelmingly passed the lower house of Congress on Tuesday giving the proposal backed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a shot of momentum http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexican-lawmakers-vote-overwhelmingly-to-end-presidential-immunity-idUSKBN1X82TD2019-10-30
Neither results moved Congress to act on statehood NeutralThe question of statehood for Puerto Rico would be put to voters of the U.S. commonwealth for a third time since 2012 under legislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico/u-s-bill-would-provide-puerto-rico-a-path-to-statehood-idUSKBN1X82RX2019-10-30
SAO PAULO Brazils government is ready to send to Congress three new bills to foster the development of the countrys telecommunications industry including rules on deployment of antennae and data centers ahead of a longawaited auction for fifthgeneration frequencies an official said on Tuesday PositiveSAO PAULO Brazils government is ready to send to Congress three new bills to foster the development of the countrys telecommunications industry including rules on deployment of antennae and data centers ahead of a longawaited auction for fifthgeneration frequencies an official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-telecoms-legislation/brazil-government-to-send-three-bills-to-congress-to-modernize-telecoms-industry-idUSKBN1X81N82019-10-30
Similar bills were under consideration in Florida New York Pennsylvania South Carolina Minnesota and in Congress according to media reports NeutralU.S. college athletes can profit from brand sponsorships and endorsement deals under a new rule approved on Tuesday by the governing board of the NCAA the organization that regulates U.S. collegiate sports http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-ncaa/ncaa-board-votes-to-let-student-athletes-endorse-brands-accept-sponsors-idUSKBN1X82FX2019-10-30
The June agreement did not contain finalized pricing for the Pentagons purchase options for the jets in 2021 and 2022 because Congress has yet to approve budgets for those years PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon on Tuesday announced pricing details for its agreement with Lockheed Martin Co that lowers by 12 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lockheed-f35/pentagon-announces-f-35-jet-prices-for-next-three-years-idUSKBN1X81I52019-10-30
The U.S. Congress approved an antitrafficking program in 2017 which it has funded with million so far with the aim of measuring the prevalence of trafficking Richmond said PositiveAmbassadoratLarge John Richmond speaking after a toplevel government antitrafficking commission meeting said targeted questions investigating slavery could expose detailed and possibly more useful results http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trafficking/focused-look-at-human-trafficking-could-reveal-better-data-top-u-s-official-says-idUSKBN1X82R22019-10-30
The question of statehood for Puerto Rico would be put to voters of the U.S. commonwealth for a third time since 2012 under legislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday NeutralThe question of statehood for Puerto Rico would be put to voters of the U.S. commonwealth for a third time since 2012 under legislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico/u-s-bill-would-provide-puerto-rico-a-path-to-statehood-idUSKBN1X82RX2019-10-30
Trump made his request after withholding million in security aid approved by the U.S. Congress to help fight Russianbacked separatists in eastern Ukraine NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in Congress answering Republican complaints that their impeachment investigation of U.S. President Donald Trump is being conducted in secret plan a vote on Thursday on how to make their inquiry public a significant new stage in the probe http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/democrats-to-vote-on-thursday-on-how-to-make-trump-impeachment-probe-public-idUSKBN1X70XD2019-10-29
WASHINGTON Democrats in Congress answering Republican complaints that their impeachment investigation of U.S. President Donald Trump is being conducted in secret plan a vote on Thursday on how to make their inquiry public a significant new stage in the probe NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in Congress answering Republican complaints that their impeachment investigation of U.S. President Donald Trump is being conducted in secret plan a vote on Thursday on how to make their inquiry public a significant new stage in the probe http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/democrats-to-vote-on-thursday-on-how-to-make-trump-impeachment-probe-public-idUSKBN1X70XD2019-10-29
DeFazio said Congress must reform how the FAA certifies new airplanes PositiveWASHINGTON The head of a U.S. Senate panel reviewing two catastrophic Boeing 737 MAX crashes told Reuters ahead of hearings this week that the plane would not return to U.S. skies until 99 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-congress/u-s-lawmakers-will-press-boeing-ceo-for-answers-on-737-max-crashes-idUSKBN1X60SH2019-10-28
I was deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman John Conyers Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said in a written statement released by his office NeutralWASHINGTON John Conyers a liberal Democrat who was the longestserving AfricanAmerican member of the U.S. House of Representatives serving for more than half a century died on Sunday at the age of 90 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-conyers/long-serving-former-democratic-u-s-congressman-john-conyers-dies-at-age-90-idUSKBN1X60R82019-10-28
The sky is no longer the limit for the Air Force and if Congress approves the U.S. Space David L. Goldfein Chief of Staff of the Air Force said PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagons secretive X37B spaceplane landed in Florida on Sunday after a recordlong orbital flight lasting more than two years the U.S. Air Force said capping the latest test mission for an array of military technologies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-space-military-spaceplane/secretive-military-spaceplane-lands-in-florida-after-record-long-orbital-flight-idUSKBN1X60PH2019-10-28
WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Katie Hill who is under investigation by the House ethics committee over an alleged relationship with a congressional staffer said on Sunday that she was resigning from Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Katie Hill who is under investigation by the House ethics committee over an alleged relationship with a congressional staffer said on Sunday that she was resigning from Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-house-resignation/u-s-representative-hill-facing-ethics-probe-resigns-from-congress-idUSKBN1X701F2019-10-28
The Republican president this year withheld million in security aid to Ukraine that had been approved by Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat for Europe did not know U.S. security aid may have been withheld to pressure Ukraines new president to conduct investigations politically helpful to U.S. President Donald Trump a source familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-reeker/u-s-diplomat-unaware-of-possible-quid-pro-quo-on-ukraine-idUSKBN1X50HS2019-10-27
Trump denies wrongdoing and backed by his fellow Republicans in Congress insists he is being treated unfairly NegativeA senior U.S. diplomat told lawmakers on Saturday he did not know whether President Donald Trump had withheld aid for Ukraine to force an investigation of a political rival two sources said even as Democrats said he corroborated evidence gathered in their impeachment probe http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/u-s-lawmakers-hear-from-corroborating-witness-in-trump-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1X50702019-10-27
Trumps decision drew an angry backlash from Congress including key Republicans who saw the pullout as a betrayal of the Kurds and a move that could bolster Islamic State NegativeMOSCOW Russias defense ministry on Saturday attacked U.S. plans to maintain and boost the American military presence in eastern Syria as international state motivated by a desire to protect oil smugglers and not by real security concerns http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-syria-oil/russia-says-u-s-presence-in-syria-illegal-protects-oil-smugglers-idUSKBN1X507V2019-10-27
A judicial reform approved by Congress in 2008 and implemented in 2016 under the administration of Lopez Obradors predecessor requires police to present more evidence for arrests PositiveMEXICO CITY Twentyseven of 31 suspected cartel members arrested this week in a Mexico City raid were freed by a judge President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday marking his governments second highprofile failure to keep suspected criminals locked up in as many weeks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-violence-tepito/in-new-blow-to-mexicos-crime-fight-judge-frees-suspected-cartel-members-idUSKBN1X42HY2019-10-26
Boeing faces a slew of investigations by regulators U.S. Congress and the Department of Justice over its development of the 737 MAX its previously bestselling workhorse for shorthaul travel NegativeJAKARTA Boeing acting without adequate oversight from U.S. regulators failed to grasp risks in the design of cockpit software on its 737 MAX airliner sowing the seeds for a Lion Air crash that also involved errors by airline workers and crew Indonesian investigators found http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-indonesia-crash/indonesia-report-on-737-max-crash-faults-boeing-design-says-lion-air-made-mistakes-idUSKBN1X401G2019-10-26
Congresswoman I dont know the answer to that off the top of my Zuckerberg replied PositiveSAN FRANCISCO A leftleaning political group is challenging Facebooks policy not to factcheck some political ads by running a spot that falsely claims Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has endorsed the Green New Deal a plan by prominent Democrats http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-facebook/facebook-ad-policy-challenged-by-false-claim-republican-graham-backs-green-new-deal-idUSKBN1X42IA2019-10-26
Earlier this year the U.S. Congress passed a twoyear budget deal backed by Trump that would increase federal spending on defense and other domestic programs PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. government ended fiscal year 2019 with the largest budget deficit in seven years as gains in tax receipts were offset by higher spending and growing debt service payments the Treasury department said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy-budget/u-s-governments-annual-budget-deficit-largest-since-2012-idUSKBN1X426T2019-10-26
He now faces Congressional hearings next week under growing pressure to rebuild confidence in Boeing and its workhorse jet having had his chairman role removed earlier this month NegativeBoeing Co on Friday promised to act on safety recommendations for its 737 MAX aircraft made in a new report by Indonesian investigators on the deadly Lion Air crash a year ago http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-indonesia-crash-boeing/boeing-completes-year-of-turmoil-with-promise-to-indonesia-on-737-max-crash-idUSKBN1X40Y52019-10-26
In a statement late on Thursday Gabbard said I will not be seeking reelection to Congress in 2020 and humbly ask you for your support for my candidacy for president PositiveU.S. presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbards campaign announced that the Hawaiian Democrat will not seek congressional reelection so as to focus on her 2020 bid for the highest elected office in the United States http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-gabbard/eyeing-presidency-democratic-hopeful-gabbard-will-not-seek-re-election-to-congress-idUSKBN1X40KP2019-10-26
Republicans in Congress have said they enjoyed a close friendship with him even though they were frequently at odds PositiveBALTIMORE Democratic leaders past and present remembered the late Elijah Cummings on Friday in eulogies that drew an implicit contrast between the civil rights activist and President Donald Trump in whose impeachment inquiry the lawmaker played a leading role http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-cummings/obama-on-rep-cummings-nothing-weak-about-looking-out-for-others-idUSKBN1X416X2019-10-26
Republicans in Congress including in the Senate which would likely have some influence even if Democrats were to take control would likely strongly oppose raising taxes NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar wants to make community college and programs designed to teach technical trades free but stopped short of joining fellow Democratic hopefuls in backing proposals that would make a fouryear college degree free http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-klobuchar/presidential-hopeful-klobuchar-wants-community-college-to-be-free-but-not-four-year-college-idUSKBN1X42472019-10-26
This critical court ruling affirms Congress authority to expose the truth for the American people NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed a U.S. judges order on Friday that President Donald Trumps administration should to hand over an unredacted copy of former special counsel Robert Muellers report as a blow to the Republican presidents attempt to put himself above the law http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-report-pelosi/pelosi-says-judges-decision-a-blow-to-trumps-attempt-to-put-himself-above-the-law-idUSKBN1X42JC2019-10-26
Warner said Barr needs to explain himself to Congress NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr faced growing criticism from Democrats on Friday after the Justice Department said it had intensified its politically charged review of the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/u-s-attorney-general-barrs-review-of-russia-probe-faces-backlash-idUSKBN1X420J2019-10-26
Eduardo a federal lawmaker from Paulo state said he would give up his bid for the diplomatic posting to defend the governments agenda in Congress PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Thursday the nomination of Nestor Foster to be ambassador in Washington after backtracking on appointing his son lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-brazil-diplomacy/brazil-president-confirms-foster-tapped-for-embassy-in-washington-idUSKBN1X31UX2019-10-25
Former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton along with former presidential candidate and Senator Hillary Clinton are among a whoswho list of the Democratic Party slated to speak on Friday at the late Congressman Elijah Cummings funeral NeutralFormer U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton along with former presidential candidate and Senator Hillary Clinton are among a whoswho list of the Democratic Party slated to speak on Friday at the late Congressman Elijah Cummings funeral http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-cummings/obama-clintons-pelosi-to-speak-at-late-congressman-cummings-funeral-idUSKBN1X30I22019-10-25
Sanders also would introduce legislation in the U.S. Congress to make legalization permanent PositiveWASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders a longtime proponent of legalized marijuana promised on Thursday that in his first 100 days in the White House he would issue an executive order directing the drug be removed from the list of controlled federal substances http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-sanders/bernie-sanders-promises-to-use-executive-order-to-legalize-marijuana-idUSKBN1X32L02019-10-25
TikTok is committed to being a trusted and responsible corporate citizen in the U.S. which includes working with Congress and all relevant regulatory she said PositiveSAN FRANCISCO U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Tom Cotton on Wednesday asked intelligence officials to investigate whether the popular Chineseowned app TikTok poses national security risks http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-tiktok/senators-call-for-intelligence-probe-into-chinese-owned-app-tiktok-idUSKBN1X32J32019-10-25
Trumps fellow Republicans in Congress this week ratcheted up efforts to fight the investigation after Trump on Monday urged them to get tougher on the Democrats leading it NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans on Thursday pressed their campaign to discredit the Democraticled impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump by introducing a U.S. Senate resolution that called the process unfair but said nothing about Trumps conduct in his dealings with Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/senate-republicans-push-resolution-assailing-trump-impeachment-process-idUSKBN1X324S2019-10-25
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said a Chinese delegation had wanted to take part in the ongoing International Astronautical Congress being held in Washington NeutralThe United States is visas having failed to grant them in time or at all for Chinese space officials for an international event in Washington Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday in the latest escalation of tensions between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-visas/china-says-u-s-weaponizing-visas-after-space-event-no-show-idUSKBN1X226T2019-10-24
Congressional investigators still have many witnesses to interview they said NeutralWASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers hope to complete their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump by years end and are coalescing around two articles of impeachment abuse of power and obstruction lawmakers and aides told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-timing/democrats-set-december-impeachment-target-but-obstacles-abound-idUSKBN1X22JG2019-10-24
Jeffrey and Matthew Palmer a deputy assistant secretary of state who handles issues including relations with Turkey spent a second straight day testifying in the U.S. Congress NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps special envoy for Syria said on Wednesday that U.S. forces had seen evidence of war crimes during Turkeys offensive against the Kurds in Syria and had demanded an explanation from Ankara http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/evidence-found-of-war-crimes-during-turkish-offensive-in-syria-says-u-s-official-idUSKBN1X224H2019-10-24
Last week her most significant contribution to next years presidential race so far became indulging in the same game effectively accusing Democratic challenger and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of being the preferred choice of Russia Neutralopinions expressed here are those of the author a columnist for Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/apps-clinton/column-clinton-does-democrats-no-favour-reviving-russia-conspiracy-talk-peter-apps-idUSL5N27853B2019-10-24
Race and class remain highly divisive issues in South Africa where the ruling African National Congress has been in power since 1994 and the end of white minority apartheid rule NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane resigned as head of the main opposition party on Wednesday after four years at the helm citing difficulties making the traditionally white liberal party appeal to majority black voters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/leader-of-south-africas-main-opposition-party-resigns-idUSKBN1X22452019-10-24
Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg will appear before Congress for two days of testimony next week NeutralBoeing has said it hopes to resume 737 MAX flights later this year although major U.S. and Canadian airlines have canceled MAX flights into January or February http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-boeing/boeing-makes-progress-on-737-max-but-faa-needs-weeks-to-review-idUSKBN1X11MM2019-10-23
Next week Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg who was stripped of his title as chairman by the board this month will testify before Congress for two days NeutralBoeing Co on Tuesday ousted the top executive of its commercial airplanes division Kevin McAllister marking the first highlevel departure since two fatal crashes of its 737 MAX jets http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-boeing-exec/boeing-ousts-senior-executive-as-737-max-crisis-grows-idUSKBN1X12E22019-10-23
Speaking to reporters in Brasilia Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said Congress had done a beautiful and that he was very happy with the PositiveBRASILIA Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday hailed the Senates approval of a sweeping overhaul of the nations pension system as a launch pad for the wider economy although voting on the last few remaining amendments was delayed to the following day http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pension/brazils-bolsonaro-heralds-great-day-as-senate-approves-pension-reform-idUSKBN1X11UT2019-10-23
Stone has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of making false statements to Congress obstruction of justice and witness tampering PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps former adviser Roger Stone lost a lastditch effort on Tuesday to lift a courtimposed gag order barring him from posting on social media or discussing his criminal case slated to begin next month http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-stone/trump-adviser-stone-loses-bid-to-lift-court-imposed-gag-order-as-trial-looms-idUSKBN1X127F2019-10-23
Trumps decision drew a sharp bipartisan rebuke in Congress and the poll shows it may have hurt his standing among rankandfile Republicans NegativeNEW YORK Support for impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump surged among political independents and rose by three percentage points overall since last week according to a poll released on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-poll/support-for-impeaching-trump-soars-among-independents-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1X200Y2019-10-23
WASHINGTON Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg plans to acknowledge before Congress that Facebook is not the ideal for its Libra cryptocurrency project given ongoing criticism of the company NegativeWASHINGTON Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg plans to acknowledge before Congress that Facebook is not the ideal for its Libra cryptocurrency project given ongoing criticism of the company http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-cryptocurrency-testimony/zuckerberg-to-tell-congress-facebook-is-not-the-ideal-messenger-for-libra-currency-idUSKBN1X128H2019-10-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that Congress should go beyond a resolution passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that condemns President Donald Trump over an abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that Congress should go beyond a resolution passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that condemns President Donald Trump over an abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-mcconnell/congressional-rebuke-of-trump-foreign-policy-should-go-beyond-syria-mcconnell-idUSKBN1X12CV2019-10-23
BRASILIA Lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro son of Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro took over the leadership of the Social Liberal Party in the lower house of Congress on Monday in a bruising struggle for control of the party that is not over NegativeBRASILIA Lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro son of Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro took over the leadership of the Social Liberal Party in the lower house of Congress on Monday in a bruising struggle for control of the party that is not over http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-eduardo-bolsonaro-takes-over-as-psl-lower-house-whip-idUSKBN1X01UL2019-10-22
In addition the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee only supports House incumbents not their challengers PositiveLAREDO Texas Jessica Cisneros interned for U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar in 2014 and the congressman later wrote letters to help her get into law school http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-democrats/expanding-the-squad-u-s-liberals-challenge-moderate-democrats-to-move-party-left-idUSKBN1X00ZY2019-10-22
The small PSL party surged from nowhere to become the second largest in the Brazilian Congress by serving as the platform for rightwinger Jair Bolsonaros successful presidential run last year NegativeBRASILIA Lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro son of Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro took over the leadership of the Social Liberal Party in the lower house of Congress on Monday in a bruising struggle for control of the party that is not over http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-eduardo-bolsonaro-takes-over-as-psl-lower-house-whip-idUSKBN1X01UL2019-10-22
Unlike other recent U.S. presidents Trump has refused to release his income tax returns and has battled Congress and the courts to keep his finances under wraps NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that being president has cost him between billion and billion that he would have made if he had continued running his business instead of getting into politics a claim unsupported by evidence http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-loss/trump-says-being-president-has-cost-him-2-billion-to-5-billion-idUSKBN1X021I2019-10-22
Congresss top Democrats said the House of Representatives would vote on a bipartisan sanctions package against Turkey in the coming days NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress held talks in Jordan on Saturday with King Abdullah II and other top Jordanian officials http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-jordan-congress/house-speaker-pelosi-holds-talks-in-jordan-with-king-abdullah-idUSKBN1WZ0282019-10-20
The messages sent Boeing shares tumbling prompted a demand by U.S. regulators for an immediate explanation and a new call in Congress for Boeing to shake up its management NegativeSeveral industry sources said there was speculation inside the company of significant job cuts as Boeing unable to deliver 737 MAX planes to customers continues to drain cash http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-boeing-board/boeing-board-to-meet-in-texas-as-scrutiny-intensifies-sources-idUSKBN1WY0RG2019-10-20
Boeing said in an a statement that it was cooperating and providing documents to Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday turned over 10 pages of emails to Congress from a former chief technical pilot on the Boeing 737 MAX that disclosed new details of the companys efforts to win approval from regulators around the world and drew the ire of a top Democratic lawmaker http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-faa/faa-turns-over-emails-from-former-boeing-737-pilot-idUSKBN1WX2LE2019-10-19
However the Department remains committed to working with Congress on matters of mutual importance conducted in accordance with proper authorizations and it said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will not turn over documents to congressional Democrats who had subpoenaed them over his role in Ukraine as part of their impeachment probe into President Donald Trump a department official said in a letter on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-perry-subpoen/u-s-energy-secretary-will-not-comply-with-congressional-democrats-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WX2QT2019-10-19
Members of Congress will attend a formal ceremony honoring Cummings on Thursday in Statuary Hall an ornate room in the Capitol that holds statues contributed by the 50 U.S. states PositiveWASHINGTON The late U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings one of a handful of Democrats leading an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump will be honored in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday when a coffin carrying his remains will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-cummings/late-representative-cummings-to-lie-in-state-in-u-s-capitol-idUSKBN1WX2OD2019-10-19
The fresh discovery came days before Muilenburg who was stripped of his chairman title by the board last week is due to testify before Congress PositiveWASHINGTON A Boeing Co senior pilot said he might have unintentionally misled regulators in a series of internal messages from 2016 that became public Friday plunging the worlds largest airplane maker into a fresh crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-boeing-exclusive/boeing-pilots-messages-on-737-max-safety-raise-new-questions-idUSKBN1WX25G2019-10-19
WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday turned over 10 pages of emails to Congress from a former chief technical pilot on the Boeing 737 MAX that disclosed new details of the companys efforts to win approval from regulators around the world and drew the ire of a top Democratic lawmaker PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday turned over 10 pages of emails to Congress from a former chief technical pilot on the Boeing 737 MAX that disclosed new details of the companys efforts to win approval from regulators around the world and drew the ire of a top Democratic lawmaker http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-faa/faa-turns-over-emails-from-former-boeing-737-pilot-idUSKBN1WX2LE2019-10-19
WASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Friday said Boeing Co must shakeup its management team and Congress must reform how new airplanes are certified following the disclosure of internal messages about the 737 MAX involved in two deadly crashes NegativeWASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Friday said Boeing Co must shakeup its management team and Congress must reform how new airplanes are certified following the disclosure of internal messages about the 737 MAX involved in two deadly crashes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airline-congress/senior-u-s-lawmaker-says-boeing-must-shake-up-management-after-737-max-crashes-idUSKBN1WX2HB2019-10-19
BRASILIA A push by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to make his son the leader of his party in the lower house of Congress was rejected on Thursday deepening a rift with party leaders that could further fragment the farright firebrands legislative base NegativeBRASILIA A push by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to make his son the leader of his party in the lower house of Congress was rejected on Thursday deepening a rift with party leaders that could further fragment the farright firebrands legislative base http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/rift-between-brazils-president-and-his-party-deepens-in-congress-idUSKBN1WW2RT2019-10-18
Congresss top Democrats said the House of Representatives would vote on a bipartisan sanctions package against Turkey next week NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called an agreement between the United States and Turkey on a pause in Ankaras offensive in northeastern Syria a sham http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-democrats/u-s-democrats-pelosi-schumer-call-agreement-with-turkey-to-pause-syria-assault-a-sham-idUSKBN1WW2Z42019-10-18
Democrats have maintained that the action is illegal as Congress has the constitutional authority to decide how federal funds are spent NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps emergency declaration which he says allows him to redirect federal funds to build a U.S.Mexico border wall will stay in effect after the U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to override his veto of legislation terminating the executive action http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/u-s-senate-fails-to-override-trump-veto-of-bill-to-end-border-emergency-idUSKBN1WW32R2019-10-18
He had been absent recently from Congress to which he was first elected in 1996 NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings a civil rights champion who over the last quarter century became one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump died on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-cummings/elijah-cummings-u-s-civil-rights-icon-who-led-house-probe-of-trump-dead-at-68-idUSKBN1WW15I2019-10-18
The Trump administration kept the civilian nuclear talks quiet a source of friction with Democrats in Congress who wanted to ensure that the kingdom would agree to strict nonproliferation standards NeutralFORT WORTH U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will step down by the end of the year President Donald Trump said on Thursday a day before a deadline set by congressional Democrats for Perry to turn over documents in the impeachment probe http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-perry/trump-says-u-s-energy-secretary-perry-to-step-down-at-end-of-the-year-idUSKBN1WW2VN2019-10-18
This marked the second time since February when Trump issued the emergency declaration that Congress failed to override his veto NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps emergency declaration which he says allows him to redirect federal funds to build a U.S.Mexico border wall will stay in effect after the U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to override his veto of legislation terminating the executive action http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/u-s-senate-fails-to-override-trump-veto-of-bill-to-end-border-emergency-idUSKBN1WW32R2019-10-18
When he moved to Congress he succeeded Kweisi Mfume who went on to lead the NAACP civil rights group PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings a civil rights champion who over the last quarter century became one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump died on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-cummings/elijah-cummings-u-s-civil-rights-icon-who-led-house-probe-of-trump-dead-at-68-idUSKBN1WW15I2019-10-18
BRASILIA Brazils Economy Minister Paulo Guedes has canceled a trip to the International Monetary Funds annual meeting in Washington to deal with his economic agenda the ministry said on Wednesday as the governments pension reform plan winds its way through Congress NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Economy Minister Paulo Guedes has canceled a trip to the International Monetary Funds annual meeting in Washington to deal with his economic agenda the ministry said on Wednesday as the governments pension reform plan winds its way through Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-imf-minister/brazils-guedes-cancels-trip-to-imf-meeting-as-senate-votes-on-pensions-idUSKBN1WV1TX2019-10-17
The bills have garnered strong backing in Congress from Democrats as well as Trumps fellow Republicans despite delicate U.S.China trade talks NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department and Congress took aim at China on Wednesday even as President Donald Trump hailed between Washington and Beijing and said he expected to sign the first phase of a trade deal with President Xi Jinping next month http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china/u-s-diplomats-congress-take-aim-at-china-trump-expects-trade-deal-signing-idUSKBN1WV2X62019-10-17
The longawaited overhaul of Brazils costly pension system still lacks final Congressional approval NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Economy Minister Paulo Guedes has canceled a trip to the International Monetary Funds annual meeting in Washington to deal with his economic agenda the ministry said on Wednesday as the governments pension reform plan winds its way through Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-imf-minister/brazils-guedes-cancels-trip-to-imf-meeting-as-senate-votes-on-pensions-idUSKBN1WV1TX2019-10-17
The measures have garnered strong backing in the U.S. Congress from Democrats as well as Trumps fellow Republicans despite delicate U.S.China trade talks NegativeWASHINGTON Senator Jim Risch the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Wednesday he hoped that the full Senate would vote soon on legislation that would require the State Department to evaluate at least once per year whether Hong Kong had retained its autonomy http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa-senate/u-s-senate-foreign-relations-chairman-hopes-hong-kong-bill-will-move-soon-idUSKBN1WV27Y2019-10-17
The vote underscored deep unhappiness in Congress over Trumps action which many lawmakers view as abandoning Kurdish fighters who had been fighting alongside Americans to defeat Islamic State militants NegativeWASHINGTON The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to condemn President Donald Trumps decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northeastern Syria clearing the way for Turkeys offensive against U.S.allied Syrian Kurds http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-resolution/u-s-house-overwhelmingly-backs-resolution-condemning-trumps-withdrawal-from-syria-idUSKBN1WV2J12019-10-17
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department and Congress took aim at China on Wednesday even as President Donald Trump hailed between Washington and Beijing and said he expected to sign the first phase of a trade deal with President Xi Jinping next month PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department and Congress took aim at China on Wednesday even as President Donald Trump hailed between Washington and Beijing and said he expected to sign the first phase of a trade deal with President Xi Jinping next month http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china/u-s-diplomats-congress-take-aim-at-china-trump-expects-trade-deal-signing-idUSKBN1WV2X62019-10-17
Biden and Sanders both said that Trump was the most corrupt president in and that Congress would be remiss if it did not pursue the impeachment probe NegativeWESTERVILLE Ohio Surging U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren came under repeated attack on her healthcare and tax policies in a debate on Tuesday as moderate rivals pushed her to explain how she would pay for ambitious proposals including her Medicare for All plan http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate/warren-comes-under-attack-on-healthcare-taxes-at-u-s-democratic-presidential-debate-idUSKBN1WU1AK2019-10-16
Congress did not move to impeach she said and look what Donald Trump broke the law again PositiveWESTERVILLE Ohio The 12 Democrats meeting in the fourth presidential debate on Tuesday night found a unifying message right off the Republican President Donald Trump is a corrupt president who must go http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate-moments/highlights-of-the-democratic-debate-warren-pile-on-questions-about-age-idUSKBN1WV02Z2019-10-16
Herrera said he was also troubled by the stalled passage in the U.S. Congress of a revamped trade agreement between the United States Mexico and Canada NegativeWASHINGTON Mexicos economy is not in recession yet but the federal government is trying to counter an economic slowdown with targeted infrastructure spending Finance Minister Arturo Herrera said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-economy/mexico-finance-minister-losing-sleep-over-sluggish-economy-stalled-trade-deal-idUSKBN1WU1W62019-10-16
Lopez Obrador proposed in June holding a recall referendum on his presidency on March 21 2021 if Congress could not agree to the constitutional change NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos Senate on Tuesday approved a controversial constitutional change that would give the public a chance to vote again to either retain or remove a president halfway through their sixyear term http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/mexican-senate-approves-mid-term-vote-recall-for-presidency-idUSKBN1WV0152019-10-16
The U.S. Congress created the board in 2016 to address Puerto Ricos fiscal crisis NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday signaled reluctance to overturn appointments to Puerto Ricos federally created financial oversight board in a dispute that could disrupt the panels restructuring of about billion of the bankrupt U.S. territorys debt http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-puertorico/u-s-supreme-court-justices-signal-support-for-puerto-rico-oversight-board-idUSKBN1WU29A2019-10-16
The evidence of obstruction of Congress continues to Democratic Representative Adam Schiff one of the leaders of the impeachment effort said at a news conference NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trumps personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Tuesday they will not cooperate with a U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry prompting a leading Democrat to say that would strengthen the case against the president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/pence-giuliani-will-not-cooperate-in-u-s-house-impeachment-inquiry-idUSKBN1WU1772019-10-16
Trump declared the emergency to circumvent Congress and take money already designated for other programs to pay for the U.S.Mexico border wall he promised to build during his 2016 campaign NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has vetoed a joint resolution of Congress that sought to terminate his declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico the White House said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/trump-vetoes-measure-to-end-his-emergency-declaration-on-border-wall-idUSKBN1WV06P2019-10-16
WASHINGTON U.S. Democratic lawmakers joined by some of President Donald Trumps fellow Republicans introduced a resolution on Tuesday opposing Trumps decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria the latest sign of deep disapproval in Congress of his action NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Democratic lawmakers joined by some of President Donald Trumps fellow Republicans introduced a resolution on Tuesday opposing Trumps decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria the latest sign of deep disapproval in Congress of his action http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-congress/u-s-lawmakers-set-measure-opposing-trump-on-syria-troop-withdrawal-idUSKBN1WU2Y52019-10-16
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has vetoed a joint resolution of Congress that sought to terminate his declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico the White House said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has vetoed a joint resolution of Congress that sought to terminate his declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico the White House said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/trump-vetoes-measure-to-end-his-emergency-declaration-on-border-wall-idUSKBN1WV06P2019-10-16
While these downsides are serious and demand the attention of both us in industry and you in Congress they do not outweigh the overwhelming good that 230 has enabled NegativeAdvocates say the law has helped the rapid growth of internet companies over the past 20 years and encouraged free expression http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-technology-congress/google-reddit-defend-tech-legal-protections-ahead-of-congress-hearing-idUSKBN1WU3202019-10-16
Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Congress have announced plans to impose their own sanctions NegativePresident Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey on Monday and demanded the NATO ally stop a military incursion in northeast Syria that is rapidly reshaping the battlefield of the worlds deadliest ongoing war http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/u-s-demands-syria-ceasefire-slaps-sanctions-on-turkey-over-incursion-idUSKBN1WT0ZC2019-10-15
The move was quickly criticized as too little too late by the top Democrat in Congress NegativePresident Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey on Monday and demanded the NATO ally stop a military incursion in northeast Syria that is rapidly reshaping the battlefield of the worlds deadliest ongoing war http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/u-s-demands-syria-ceasefire-slaps-sanctions-on-turkey-over-incursion-idUSKBN1WT0ZC2019-10-15
Good decision by President to work with Congress to impose crippling sanctions against Turkeys outrageous crimes in Graham tweeted NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara potentially as early as this week for its incursion into northern Syria one of the few levers the United States still has over NATOally Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-sanctions/as-options-narrow-on-syria-trump-prepares-to-drop-sanctions-hammer-on-turkey-idUSKBN1WS0SF2019-10-14
On Sunday Trump said he was listening to Congress where Republicans and Democrats are pushing aggressively for sanctions action NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara potentially as early as this week for its incursion into northern Syria one of the few levers the United States still has over NATOally Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-sanctions/as-options-narrow-on-syria-trump-prepares-to-drop-sanctions-hammer-on-turkey-idUSKBN1WS0SF2019-10-14
When Congress returns to Washington on Monday impeachment is expected to be the central focus of lawmakers who have been away the past two weeks NegativeWASHINGTON Hunter Biden the son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for the first time on Sunday defended his work in Ukraine and China after sustained criticism from Republican President Donald Trump that has in turn embroiled the White House in an impeachment inquiry http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-biden/hunter-biden-disputes-trump-attacks-of-his-work-wades-into-impeachment-fight-idUSKBN1WS0GX2019-10-14
A judge ruled against Trump in May saying the documents might assist Congress in passing laws and performing other core functions NeutralWASHINGTON In a blow to President Donald Trumps efforts to block oversight of his business dealings a U.S. court on Friday backed a House of Representatives request for the Republicans financial records including tax documents http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-financialrecords/u-s-court-backs-house-request-for-trumps-financial-records-idUSKBN1WQ1WF2019-10-12
WASHINGTON Talks over whether the whistleblower who sparked an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will testify to Congressional committees are hung up on the question of whether the person can submit written testimony two sources familiar with the discussions said NegativeWASHINGTON Talks over whether the whistleblower who sparked an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will testify to Congressional committees are hung up on the question of whether the person can submit written testimony two sources familiar with the discussions said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-congress/talks-over-whistleblowers-trump-impeachment-testimony-hung-up-sources-idUSKBN1WQ2SD2019-10-12
One of the initial whistleblowers lawyers Mark Zaid has said that Congress did not help the whistleblower prepare the ninepage set of allegations that touched off the House impeachment inquiry NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump has enlisted parts of the U.S. government and key allies in the pursuit of unproven or disproven conspiracy theories some incubated in the dark and anonymous corners of the internet http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-conspiracies/explainer-how-trump-used-the-u-s-government-to-chase-conspiracy-theories-idUSKBN1WP2RV2019-10-11
Thursdays package stems from bipartisan legislation passed by Congress in May 2018 that rewrote parts of the 2010 DoddFrank financial reform law PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday unveiled a final package of rules easing capital and liquidity requirements for domestic U.S. and foreign banks that were originally introduced following the 20072009 global financial crisis http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-fed-banks/fed-eases-post-crisis-rules-for-domestic-foreign-banks-idUSKBN1WP2OU2019-10-11
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued a subpoena for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday over any possible role he played in President Donald Trumps effort to get Ukraines president to investigate a political rival NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued a subpoena for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday over any possible role he played in President Donald Trumps effort to get Ukraines president to investigate a political rival http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-perry/democrats-subpoena-energy-secretary-perry-in-trump-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WP2WY2019-10-11
A bill defining the criteria will be approved by the lower chamber of Congress by Thursday and then in the Senate clearing the way to pass the pension bill NegativeBRASILIA President Jair Bolsonaros government is confident it will win final Congressional approval for its pension overhaul by Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-pension-reform-to-clear-congress-by-october-22-senator-idUSKBN1WO2U52019-10-10
An even higher number of Democrats agreed that Congress should pursue impeachment even if that means they will need to postpone efforts to pass laws that could benefit me NegativeROCHESTER N.H. U.S. President Donald Trump added muscle to the legal team defending against an impeachment investigation led by congressional Democrats on Wednesday after 2020 reelection rival Joe Biden called for the first time for his impeachment http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/as-biden-calls-for-impeachment-trump-adds-legal-muscle-lashes-out-at-whistleblower-idUSKBN1WO0BU2019-10-10
BRASILIA President Jair Bolsonaros government is confident it will win final Congressional approval for its pension overhaul by Oct PositiveBRASILIA President Jair Bolsonaros government is confident it will win final Congressional approval for its pension overhaul by Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-pension-reform-to-clear-congress-by-october-22-senator-idUSKBN1WO2U52019-10-10
Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this Cheney said in a statement NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Republicans condemned President Donald Trumps Syria policy on Wednesday after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters a rare break from the White House that had some calling for sanctions against the NATO ally http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-graham/breaking-with-trump-u-s-republicans-press-for-response-to-turkey-over-syria-idUSKBN1WO1ZK2019-10-10
Graham said on Twitter that he would lead an effort in Congress to make Erdogan pay a heavy for the incursion NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rejected criticism from fellow Republicans over his decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria and dismissed worries that captured Islamic State fighters might escape in the chaos of a Turkish attack http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-trump/trump-defends-his-syria-pullout-against-republican-criticism-idUSKBN1WO2B12019-10-10
The campaign points to the states 8th Congressional District home to Minnesotas mining industry and once a reliable Democratic stronghold as a sign that Trumps message resonates with voters there PositivePresident Donald Trump will travel to Minnesota on Thursday for his first campaign rally since Democrats in Washington launched an impeachment inquiry against him his latest event in one of the states he lost in 2016 but believes he can pick up next year http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-minnesota/trump-campaign-to-rally-in-minnesota-as-part-of-plan-to-flip-the-state-his-way-in-2020-idUSKBN1WO1RL2019-10-10
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham a South Carolina Republican who is one of Trumps closest confidants in Congress and a frequent golf partner has angrily split with Trump over Syria NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rejected criticism from fellow Republicans over his decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria and dismissed worries that captured Islamic State fighters might escape in the chaos of a Turkish attack http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-trump/trump-defends-his-syria-pullout-against-republican-criticism-idUSKBN1WO2B12019-10-10
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. Congress could step in to protect the immigrants known as if the Supreme Court endorses his plan to end a program protecting hundreds of thousands of these young adults who were brought into the country illegally as children PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. Congress could step in to protect the immigrants known as if the Supreme Court endorses his plan to end a program protecting hundreds of thousands of these young adults who were brought into the country illegally as children http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-immigration-trump/trump-says-congress-would-act-if-top-court-rejects-dreamers-idUSKBN1WO1W02019-10-10
And agreed that Congress should investigate if President Trump committed impeachable as part of his conversation with Zelenskiy NegativeNEW YORK Most Democrats want to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump even if that means weakening their partys chances of winning back the White House in the 2020 election according to a opinion poll http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-poll-exclusiv/exclusive-democrats-willing-to-risk-2020-chances-to-impeach-trump-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1WN2D62019-10-09
And even a higher number of Democrats agreed that Congress should pursue impeachment even if that means they will need to postpone efforts to pass laws that could benefit me NegativeNEW YORK Most Democrats want to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump even if that means weakening their partys chances of winning back the White House in the 2020 election according to a opinion poll http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-poll-exclusiv/exclusive-democrats-willing-to-risk-2020-chances-to-impeach-trump-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1WN2D62019-10-09
Mexicos Congress has already approved the deal PositiveMEXICO The leader of a U.S. congressional delegation to Mexico said on Tuesday that Mexico must take more concrete steps to implement its labor reform after a trip aimed at speeding up ratification of the new North American free trade deal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-nafta-mexico/u-s-democrats-say-mexico-must-do-more-on-labor-after-trip-to-speed-up-trade-deal-idUSKBN1WN1HK2019-10-09
The hot rhetoric in the highstakes battle between Trump and Democrats who control the House is expected to intensify next week when Congress returns from a twoweek recess NegativeWASHINGTON The Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives was set on Wednesday to step up its impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump over his dealings with Ukraine as the White House declared it would not cooperate with the probe http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-and-u-s-democrats-jockey-for-position-in-deepening-impeachment-battle-idUSKBN1WO0BU2019-10-09
U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell another member of the delegation to Mexico suggested all sides were getting closer to an agreement PositiveMEXICO The leader of a U.S. congressional delegation to Mexico said on Tuesday that Mexico must take more concrete steps to implement its labor reform after a trip aimed at speeding up ratification of the new North American free trade deal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-nafta-mexico/u-s-democrats-say-mexico-must-do-more-on-labor-after-trip-to-speed-up-trade-deal-idUSKBN1WN1HK2019-10-09
Congressional committee aides have said they are prepared to issue subpoenas for those who not comply with requests to give depositions NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry seeking documents related to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/democrats-subpoena-pentagon-white-house-budget-office-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WM0AQ2019-10-08
The Pentagon was prepared to work with Congress on questions related to Ukrainian aid said spokeswoman Jessica Maxwell NeutralWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry seeking documents related to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/democrats-subpoena-pentagon-white-house-budget-office-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WM0AQ2019-10-08
The bill introduced by Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is the latest effort by lawmakers to clamp down on ecigarette use given a spike in underage vaping NeutralA U.S. lawmaker on Monday introduced a bill that seeks to regulate ecigarette makers by capping the amount of nicotine in the vapes they manufacture to make them less addictive http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-vaping-lawmakers/democrat-lawmaker-introduces-bill-to-cap-nicotine-content-in-vapes-idUSKBN1WM1VW2019-10-08
The impeachment inquiry has heightened bitter partisan divides in Congress where Trumps fellow Republicans control the Senate and Democrats have a majority in the House NegativeWASHINGTON Congresss impeachment investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump turns on Tuesday to the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and the role he may have played in trying to get Ukraine to probe Trumps political rival Joseph Biden http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-sondland/u-s-ambassador-to-eu-faces-questions-in-trump-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WN0CV2019-10-08
The taxpayer funds had been approved by Congress to help Ukraine protect against Russian aggression PositiveWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry seeking documents related to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/democrats-subpoena-pentagon-white-house-budget-office-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WM0AQ2019-10-08
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry seeking documents related to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry seeking documents related to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/democrats-subpoena-pentagon-white-house-budget-office-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WM0AQ2019-10-08
WASHINGTON Congresss impeachment investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump turns on Tuesday to the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and the role he may have played in trying to get Ukraine to probe Trumps political rival Joseph Biden NegativeWASHINGTON Congresss impeachment investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump turns on Tuesday to the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and the role he may have played in trying to get Ukraine to probe Trumps political rival Joseph Biden http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-sondland/u-s-ambassador-to-eu-faces-questions-in-trump-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WN0CV2019-10-08
It also has been shaken by highprofile investigations by the department inspector general and Congress into allegations of retaliation and other mistreatment of career officials by political appointees NegativeWASHINGTON The treatment of U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch disparaged by President Donald Trump and abruptly recalled from Ukraine exemplifies what current and former U.S. officials describe as a campaign by Trump against career diplomats http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-diplomats/yovanovitch-is-latest-casualty-of-trump-war-on-career-diplomats-idUSKCN1WL07A2019-10-07
New Jersey Congressman Tom Malinowski said China was using its economic power to censor speech by Americans in the United States NeutralU.S. lawmakers joined a chorus of criticism of the National Basketball Association after the organization distanced itself from a tweet by the manager of the Houston Rockets in support of the Hong Kong protests for democracy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-basketball-nba-criticism/u-s-lawmakers-lash-shameful-nba-response-to-hong-kong-protests-tweet-idUSKBN1WM0692019-10-07
The proposed budget cuts have not been enacted because Congress has refused to pass them NegativeWASHINGTON The treatment of U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch disparaged by President Donald Trump and abruptly recalled from Ukraine exemplifies what current and former U.S. officials describe as a campaign by Trump against career diplomats http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-diplomats/yovanovitch-is-latest-casualty-of-trump-war-on-career-diplomats-idUSKCN1WL07A2019-10-07
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump under pressure as Democrats pursue an impeachment inquiry against him lashed out at the top Democrat in Congress on Sunday saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be guilty of treason NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump under pressure as Democrats pursue an impeachment inquiry against him lashed out at the top Democrat in Congress on Sunday saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be guilty of treason http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-pelosi/trump-amps-up-complaints-says-pelosi-may-be-guilty-of-treason-idUSKBN1WM0552019-10-07
Questions around how Boeing designed and developed the MAX are a focus in probes by the U.S. Department of Justice and a Congressional committee NeutralAn attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-boeing/boeing-crash-victims-lawyer-to-seek-testimony-from-737-max-whistleblower-idUSKBN1WJ2KE2019-10-06
When Pence met with Zelenskiy the two discussed the million in security assistance that the U.S. Congress had approved but that the Trump administration had not disbursed PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House Democrats on Friday asked Vice President Mike Pence to hand over documents relating to a meeting he held with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and a call between Zelenskiy and President Donald Trump that is at the center of their widening impeachment probe http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/house-democrats-demand-documents-from-pence-as-impeachment-probe-widens-idUSKBN1WJ0E82019-10-05
The U.S. Congress is weighing legislation on foreign aid assistance to Central America for 2020 with voting expected by November PositiveHundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras known as the Northern Triangle was slashed and frozen by U.S. President Donald Trumps administration in June http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-central-america-aid-cuts-analysis/central-americas-poorest-of-the-poor-hit-hard-by-u-s-aid-cuts-charities-idUSKBN1WI2HA2019-10-04
The group does not rule out targeting Schiff later but is unlikely to do so unless the U.S. Congress moves closer to an impeachment vote the person said NegativeWASHINGTON For nearly three years President Donald Trump has dismissed the investigations that have shadowed almost every day of his presidency as hoaxes and witchhunts and the people leading them as crooks and liars http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-schiff-newsma/treason-arrest-him-the-democratic-lawmaker-who-enrages-donald-trump-idUSKBN1WI29M2019-10-04
The group isnt ruling out targeting Schiff later but is unlikely to do so unless the U.S. Congress moves closer to an impeachment vote the person said NegativeWASHINGTON Oct 3 For nearly three years President Donald Trump has dismissed the investigations that shadowed almost every day of his presidency as hoaxes and witchhunts and the people leading them as crooks and liars http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-whistleblower-schiff/newsmaker-treason-arrest-him-the-democratic-lawmaker-who-enrages-donald-trump-idUSL2N26O11E2019-10-04
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday again invited foreign interference in a U.S. presidential election by publicly calling on China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden the kind of request that has already triggered an impeachment inquiry in Congress NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday again invited foreign interference in a U.S. presidential election by publicly calling on China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden the kind of request that has already triggered an impeachment inquiry in Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-publicly-asks-china-to-probe-biden-even-amid-impeachment-inquiry-idUSKBN1WI0BC2019-10-04
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps public attacks on the unidentified whistleblower at the center of a Democraticled impeachment inquiry are complicating negotiations for the person to testify to Congress according to three people familiar with the matter NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps public attacks on the unidentified whistleblower at the center of a Democraticled impeachment inquiry are complicating negotiations for the person to testify to Congress according to three people familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-testimony/trump-threats-complicate-negotiations-for-whistleblower-to-testify-to-congress-idUSKBN1WI2G62019-10-04
Waters has called on Facebook to stop implementation of the cryptocurrency until regulators and Congress can enact a legal framework PositiveWASHINGTON Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has tentatively agreed to testify before a U.S. House committee on Oct http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-facebook-cryptocurrency/u-s-house-panel-wants-facebooks-zuckerberg-to-testify-on-libra-by-january-idUSKBN1WJ05F2019-10-04
Boeing said it would continue to cooperate with Congress and regulatory authorities as it focuses on safely returning the MAX to service PositiveBoeing said it would continue to cooperate with Congress and regulatory authorities as it focuses on safely returning the MAX to service http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-boeing/u-s-committee-seeks-to-interview-boeing-engineer-on-safety-of-737-max-idUSKBN1WI03D2019-10-03
Documents such as calendars phone logs and communications with third parties will be difficult to protect from Congress legal experts said NegativeRudy Giulianis wideranging work for U.S. President Donald Trump could make it tougher for him to claim Ukrainerelated documents demanded by Congress as part of its impeachment inquiry are confidential and protected under lawyerclient privilege experts said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-privilege-ana/giulianis-unusual-role-key-to-exposing-internal-trump-documents-idUSKBN1WH2442019-10-03
Photographs of documents delivered by Linick to Congress included what appeared to be a cover sheet addressed to Pompeo on White House stationery PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats accused the Trump administration on Wednesday of using propaganda and to attack the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and demanded that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explain how the material circulated at top levels of his department http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-state/democrats-say-trump-administration-used-misinformation-to-attack-u-s-diplomat-idUSKBN1WH1WA2019-10-03
Rudy Giulianis wideranging work for U.S. President Donald Trump could make it tougher for him to claim Ukrainerelated documents demanded by Congress as part of its impeachment inquiry are confidential and protected under lawyerclient privilege experts said NegativeRudy Giulianis wideranging work for U.S. President Donald Trump could make it tougher for him to claim Ukrainerelated documents demanded by Congress as part of its impeachment inquiry are confidential and protected under lawyerclient privilege experts said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-privilege-ana/giulianis-unusual-role-key-to-exposing-internal-trump-documents-idUSKBN1WH2442019-10-03
Any effort to intimidate witnesses or prevent them from talking with Congress including State Department employees is illegal and will constitute evidence of obstruction of the impeachment the statement said NegativeWASHINGTON The leaders of three U.S. House of Representatives committees accused Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of intimidating witnesses on Tuesday and said doing so is illegal and will constitute evidence of obstruction http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-congress/u-s-house-committees-seek-to-hold-line-on-pompeo-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WG4L72019-10-02
Barr promised to look into the matter during his confirmation hearings in the U.S. Congress in January PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr is personally involved in investigating President Donald Trumps complaints that he and his campaign were improperly targeted by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies during the 2016 election campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-barr-explaine/explainer-barr-gives-top-priority-to-investigating-the-investigators-of-russian-meddling-idUSKBN1WG4QZ2019-10-02
It added that Congress may from such obstruction that any withheld information would corroborate the whistleblower complaint that helped prompt the impeachment inquiry NegativeWASHINGTON The leaders of three U.S. House of Representatives committees accused Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of intimidating witnesses on Tuesday and said doing so is illegal and will constitute evidence of obstruction http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-congress/u-s-house-committees-seek-to-hold-line-on-pompeo-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WG4L72019-10-02
NEW YORK Chris Collins a former U.S. Congressman from New York state who was known as an early backer of President Donald Trump pleaded guilty on Tuesday to taking part in an insider trading scheme NegativeNEW YORK Chris Collins a former U.S. Congressman from New York state who was known as an early backer of President Donald Trump pleaded guilty on Tuesday to taking part in an insider trading scheme http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congressman-insidertrading/ex-new-york-congressman-pleads-guilty-in-insider-trading-case-idUSKBN1WG4O52019-10-02
The television and digital ad buy which the source said would cost more than million will encourage voters to tell their Democratic representatives in Congress to oppose the impeachment probe NeutralWASHINGTON America First Policies a political action group backing U.S. President Donald Trump will launch an advertising campaign aimed at vulnerable House Democrats who support the impeachment inquiry against him a source familiar with the plans told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-superpac/pro-trump-group-to-target-u-s-democrats-with-ads-on-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WG4ZH2019-10-02
Adam Schiff made up a phony call and he read it to Congress and he read it to the people of the United States and its a Trump said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump raged about the impeachment inquiry he faces in Congress and the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Monday that he would have no but to allow a trial if the House of Representatives decides to impeach the president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-rages-mcconnell-says-no-choice-on-senate-trial-if-house-moves-to-impeach-idUSKBN1WF0DN2019-10-01
Among other House Republicans from Texas departing from Congress are Representative Mike Conaway the top Republican on the agriculture committee and Will Hurd the chambers only AfricanAmerican Republican NeutralWASHINGTON The top Republican on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee Representative Mac Thornberry said on Monday he will not run for reelection to the House of Representatives next year adding to the long list of highprofile members of his party leaving Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-thornberry/top-republican-on-u-s-house-armed-services-committee-to-retire-idUSKBN1WF1Z72019-10-01
He said a firmer decision would likely be made at the next International Olympic Committee Congress PositiveDOHA Qatar is considering a bid for the 2030 Asian Games but has not formally thrown its hat in the ring a Qatar Olympic Association official told Reuters on Monday its latest effort to establish Doha as a major sports capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-games-asian-bid/qatar-considering-bid-for-2030-asian-games-idUSKBN1WF1VP2019-10-01
Schiff said any effort by Trump to stonewall the probe could be used to impeach him for obstructing Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump raged about the impeachment inquiry he faces in Congress and the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Monday that he would have no but to allow a trial if the House of Representatives decides to impeach the president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-rages-mcconnell-says-no-choice-on-senate-trial-if-house-moves-to-impeach-idUSKBN1WF0DN2019-10-01
WASHINGTON A U.S. online privacy bill is not likely to come before Congress this year three sources said as lawmakers disagree over issues like whether the bill should preempt state rules forcing companies to deal with much stricter legislation in California that goes into effect on Jan PositiveWASHINGTON A U.S. online privacy bill is not likely to come before Congress this year three sources said as lawmakers disagree over issues like whether the bill should preempt state rules forcing companies to deal with much stricter legislation in California that goes into effect on Jan http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-privacy/u-s-online-privacy-rules-unlikely-this-year-hurting-big-tech-idUSKBN1WF1B12019-10-01
WASHINGTON Congress is determined to get access to Donald Trumps calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders the U.S. House Intelligence Committees chairman said on Sunday citing concerns that the Republican president may have jeopardized national security NegativeWASHINGTON Congress is determined to get access to Donald Trumps calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders the U.S. House Intelligence Committees chairman said on Sunday citing concerns that the Republican president may have jeopardized national security http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-putin-phone-calls-in-u-s-democrats-sights-schiff-idUSKBN1WE0GN2019-10-01
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump raged about the impeachment inquiry he faces in Congress and the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Monday that he would have no but to allow a trial if the House of Representatives decides to impeach the president NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump raged about the impeachment inquiry he faces in Congress and the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Monday that he would have no but to allow a trial if the House of Representatives decides to impeach the president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-rages-mcconnell-says-no-choice-on-senate-trial-if-house-moves-to-impeach-idUSKBN1WF0DN2019-10-01
The U.S. Justice Department said in an email statement that the decision undermines the laws enacted by Congress and the Trump Administrations careful efforts to implement those laws NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security to set aside a plan that would make more people vulnerable to expedited deportation until a court can rule on the matter http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-deportations/legal-setback-for-trump-administration-plan-to-speed-some-deportations-idUSKBN1WD0HW2019-09-30
WASHINGTON Congress is determined to get access to Donald Trumps calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders the chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday citing concerns the Republican president may have jeopardized national security NegativeWASHINGTON Congress is determined to get access to Donald Trumps calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders the chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday citing concerns the Republican president may have jeopardized national security http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-putin-phone-calls-in-democrats-sights-schiff-idUSKBN1WE0GN2019-09-30
The countrys state Congress is dominated by his leftist National Regeneration Movement though lawmakers from different parties have signaled they would support the bill PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican activists took to the streets in large cities on Saturday to demand safe and legal abortions many wearing green bandanas that have become a symbol with the abortion rights movement in Latin America http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-abortion/mexican-activists-take-to-streets-demanding-safe-legal-abortions-idUSKBN1WE03I2019-09-29
Congress has refused to meet Trumps demands to fund a wall although it has provided some funds for border fencing and other barriers NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday backed for a second time legislation that would terminate President Donald Trumps February declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico sending the measure to the White House for Trumps expected veto http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/u-s-house-votes-again-to-end-trumps-border-emergency-declaration-idUSKBN1WC1S72019-09-28
Congress has voted several times to block that emergency declaration NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a stopgap government funding bill into law to keep the government open through Nov http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-budget/trump-signs-into-law-stopgap-u-s-federal-funding-through-november-21-idUSKBN1WC2KS2019-09-28
Democratic lawmakers have said Trumps declaration was an unconstitutional power grab that undercut Congress constitutionally mandated power over how the national government spends public money NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday backed for a second time legislation that would terminate President Donald Trumps February declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico sending the measure to the White House for Trumps expected veto http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/u-s-house-votes-again-to-end-trumps-border-emergency-declaration-idUSKBN1WC1S72019-09-28
Democratic members of U.S. Congress have demanded that the Justice Department and White House turn over documents and explain the decision to probe the automakers NegativeWASHINGTON Nine U.S. environmental groups sued the U.S. Transportation Department on Friday over its effort to bar California from setting tailpipe emissions and electric vehicle requirements http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-emissions-california/u-s-environmental-groups-sue-over-trump-auto-emissions-move-idUSKBN1WC1VK2019-09-28
WASHINGTON Some moderate Democratic lawmakers who a week ago had little interest in talking about an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump say they are now optimistic they can sell it to voters at home during a recess of the U.S. Congress over the next two weeks NegativeWASHINGTON Some moderate Democratic lawmakers who a week ago had little interest in talking about an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump say they are now optimistic they can sell it to voters at home during a recess of the U.S. Congress over the next two weeks http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-democrats/damning-facts-will-help-sell-impeachment-probe-to-divided-voters-at-home-democrats-say-idUSKBN1WD0132019-09-28
Wilsons exwife Valerie Plame a former CIA officer now running for Congress told the Times his cause of death was organ failure NegativeJoseph Wilson a U.S. diplomat who questioned the central underpinning for the invasion of Iraq under former President George W. Bush died on Friday at the age of 69 the New York Times reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wilson/joseph-wilson-u-s-diplomat-who-spoke-out-on-iraq-war-dies-at-69-nyt-idUSKBN1WC2CY2019-09-28
At the White House officials are privately doubtful that much work will get done legislatively with Congress in an impeachment uproar NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump grew increasingly exasperated on Thursday as he sat in his cabin aboard Air Force One and watched television coverage of Democrats on a congressional committee accuse him of criminal behavior http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-mood/exasperated-trumps-strategy-flail-at-democrats-attack-whistleblower-tweet-like-crazy-idUSKBN1WB30C2019-09-27
Maguire testified about the document after refusing for weeks to share it with Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A whistleblower report released on Thursday said President Donald Trump not only abused his office in attempting to solicit Ukraines interference in the 2020 U.S. election for his political benefit but that the White House tried to lock evidence about that conduct http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/whistleblower-complaint-describes-white-house-cover-up-on-trump-ukraine-scandal-idUSKBN1WB0E52019-09-27
They were created by Congress to serve as a check on EPA policies and research NeutralFormer members of an air quality scientific advisory committee that was disbanded by the Trump administrations Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday they were forming an independent panel to continue their work http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-epa-scientists/members-of-disbanded-epa-air-quality-panel-form-independent-group-idUSKBN1WB2W42019-09-27
According to several constitutional lawyers high crimes and is a purposefully vague term and can be defined by members of Congress NegativeDemocrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday announced a formal impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump accusing him of enlisting foreign help to damage political rival Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-crimes-explai/explainer-impeachment-depends-on-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-what-are-they-idUSKBN1WA2882019-09-26
Brazils top indigenous chief was welcomed by opposition lawmakers with ovations and tribal chants at Congress where he spoke to reporters through an interpreter PositiveBRASILIA Indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize said on Wednesday his people would not leave the Amazon and called on Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro to step down a day after the head of state accused him of being a pawn of foreign interests http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-indigenous/brazils-amazon-chief-raoni-calls-on-bolsonaro-to-step-down-idUSKBN1WA2I02019-09-26
In a statement Biden said Trump put personal politics above his oath of office and that Congress must hold him to account for his abuse of power NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump pressed Ukraines leader to investigate Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden in coordination with the U.S. attorney general and Trumps personal lawyer according to a summary of a telephone call released by the Trump administration on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/seeking-favors-trump-asked-ukraine-president-to-investigate-biden-idUSKBN1WA0HC2019-09-26
It is the constitutional responsibility of Congress to hold this man Warren told reporters in Keene New Hampshire NeutralWASHINGTON Facing the tough task of selling voters on an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump Democrats struggled on Wednesday to craft a unified message explaining why he might deserve to be removed from office http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-democrats/selling-impeachment-democrats-search-for-common-message-against-trump-idUSKBN1WB02M2019-09-26
The U.S. government has also sought more time from Congress to allocate the remaining funds PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration expects that perhaps only million of this years million in military aid to Ukraine will not be put in the spending pipeline by a Monday deadline when the governments fiscal year ends two U.S. officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-pentagon-ukraine/u-s-expects-about-30-million-in-ukraine-military-aid-may-be-delayed-sources-idUSKBN1WA2S72019-09-26
The drones featured at the World of Drones Congress in Brisbane on Thursday where images were beamed in from a demonstration at a Queensland crocodile park NegativeSYDNEY An Australian maker of drones used to spot sharks near surf beaches has partnered with online retailer Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-australia-drone-crocodile/amazon-helps-deliver-crocodile-spotting-drones-in-australia-idUSKBN1WB0IA2019-09-26
The official who requested anonymity said Congress would receive its own copies on Thursday NeutralWASHINGTON Members of the U.S. House and Senate intelligence committees will be able to read a copy of the whistleblower complaint later on Wednesday that is at the center of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump a congressional official said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-complaint/lawmakers-to-review-whistleblower-complaint-on-wednesday-official-idUSKBN1WA2OJ2019-09-26
The state Congress is dominated by the leftist National Regeneration Movement of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador who has avoided taking a clear stand on abortion NeutralMEXICO CITY The Mexican state of Oaxaca on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize abortion making it only the second region of the predominantly Roman Catholic country after Mexico City to permit the procedure http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-abortion/mexicos-oaxaca-state-legalizes-abortion-in-historic-move-for-catholic-nation-idUSKBN1WA30Y2019-09-26
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted 4210 on Wednesday for a resolution calling on President Donald Trump to release a whistleblower complaint to Congress despite the administration letting them view the classified document at secure locations in the U.S. Capitol NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted 4210 on Wednesday for a resolution calling on President Donald Trump to release a whistleblower complaint to Congress despite the administration letting them view the classified document at secure locations in the U.S. Capitol http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-house/house-backs-release-of-trump-whistleblower-complaint-421-0-idUSKBN1WA33Y2019-09-26
Congressional Democrats have sought information related to Trumps July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Biden said it was time for Trump to stop and cooperate PositiveWILMINGTON Del http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-biden/biden-backs-impeachment-if-trump-does-not-cooperate-with-congress-idUSKBN1W92B22019-09-25
Ngozi Ezike of the Illinois Department of Public Health urged Congress to ban flavored vaping products which are particularly targeted to young people NegativeWASHINGTON Hundreds more Americans have been sickened by a severe vapingrelated illness with the official tally set to be updated on Thursday according to a U.S. health official speaking at a congressional hearing on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-vaping-congress/u-s-cdc-expects-hundreds-more-cases-of-vaping-related-illness-idUSKBN1W913P2019-09-25
Pelosi said it was clear that acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire was breaking the law in withholding the complaint from Congress at the direction of the Trump administration NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday it would be wrong if President Donald Trump asked Ukraine to launch an investigation into a political opponent even if he did not tie the request to the release of millions of dollar in U.S. aid http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-law/pelosi-says-trump-asking-for-ukraine-election-related-help-is-not-right-idUSKBN1W92LH2019-09-25
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will launch a formal impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump over reports he sought foreign help to smear a political rival setting up a dramatic clash between Congress and the White House that could spill into the 2020 presidential campaign NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will launch a formal impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump over reports he sought foreign help to smear a political rival setting up a dramatic clash between Congress and the White House that could spill into the 2020 presidential campaign http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whislteblower/house-to-launch-trump-impeachment-inquiry-over-ukraine-controversy-idUSKBN1W91OP2019-09-25
Asked how seriously he was taking the threat of impeachment by Congress Trump said Not at all seriously NegativeNEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday shrugged off talk about impeachment over reports that he had asked his Ukrainian counterpart to launch an investigation that could damage Democratic political rival Joe Biden http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-impeachment/trump-says-hes-not-taking-talk-of-impeachment-over-ukraine-seriously-idUSKBN1W81SK2019-09-24
Catalonias main separatist parties called on the interior minister to answer questions in Congress and regional government leader Quim Torra criticized Madrid NegativeSpanish police arrested on Monday nine people linked to Catalonias proindependence movement who prosecutors said were plotting violent acts in the coming weeks and had been charged with terrorism and possessing explosives http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-spain-catalonia/spain-arrests-catalan-separatists-suspected-of-plotting-violence-idUSKBN1W80FG2019-09-24
Impeachment proceedings in Congress which begin in the House can lead to a president being removed from office but Democrats would need the support of Republicans who control the Senate NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he discussed Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son in a call with Ukraines president http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-ukraine/trump-says-he-discussed-biden-in-call-with-ukrainian-president-idUSKBN1W70G42019-09-23
Congress will do our job to uphold the Constitution defend our national security and protect the American people PositiveDUBAI Iran will pursue any aggressor even if it carries out a limited attack and seek to destroy it the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco-iran/iran-says-it-will-destroy-any-aggressor-idUSKBN1W603G2019-09-22
The Guatemalan Congress however has not ratified the deal NegativeCITY The United States and Honduras are discussing how to increase temporary legal employment opportunities for Hondurans in the United States as the governments work to hammer out details of an immigration agreement http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-honduras/u-s-honduras-discuss-temporary-work-opportunities-for-hondurans-idUSKBN1W60OX2019-09-22
Trumps move drew fire in Washington on Saturday from U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi who called it his latest outrageous to circumvent Congress NegativeDUBAI Iran will pursue any aggressor even if it carries out a limited attack and seek to destroy it the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco-iran/iran-says-it-will-destroy-any-aggressor-idUSKBN1W603G2019-09-22
After consulting with Justice Department lawyers Maguire blocked the complaint from being forwarded to Congress effectively overriding Atkinson NegativeU.S. President Donald Trumps administration is in a standoff with leaders of the Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives over a whistleblower complaint from within the intelligence community http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-explainer/explainer-how-might-the-trump-whistleblower-mystery-unfold-idUSKBN1W529O2019-09-21
Becerra said the Transportation Departments determination was unlawful and that the administration misread federal law and ignored the intent of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON A group of 23 states on Friday sued to block the Trump administration from undoing Californias authority to set strict car pollution rules one of the biggest U.S. battles over climate change http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-emissions-lawsuit/california-other-states-take-trump-to-court-over-auto-emissions-rules-idUSKBN1W51ZU2019-09-21
CNN said on Thursday both the White House and Justice Department were involved in advising Maguire not to give Congress a copy of the complaint NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman on Thursday accused the Justice Department of blocking intelligence officials from giving Congress a whistleblower complaint reported to involve communications between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/lawmaker-accuses-justice-department-of-blocking-whistleblower-disclosure-idUSKBN1W423H2019-09-21
Dan Meyer a former head of the intelligence community whistleblowing program said Maguires decision to withhold the whistleblowers complaint from Congress was unprecedented NegativeU.S. President Donald Trumps administration is in a standoff with leaders of the Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives over a whistleblower complaint from within the intelligence community http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-explainer/explainer-how-might-the-trump-whistleblower-mystery-unfold-idUSKBN1W529O2019-09-21
The court noted that Congress has repeatedly amended the FLSA to exempt specific groups of workers and has never done so for employees of marijuana businesses NeutralA U.S. appeals court on Friday said the federal law requiring that workers be paid a minimum wage and overtime applies to employees in the marijuana industry as an increasing number of states legalize recreational use http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-marijuana/u-s-wage-law-applies-to-marijuana-industry-workers-appeals-court-idUSKBN1W52F52019-09-21
WASHINGTON Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrapped up three days of discussions with Washington movers and shakers on Friday with few if any indications he had won new to help the top social media company deal with multiple probes by Congress state attorneys general and federal regulators PositiveWASHINGTON Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrapped up three days of discussions with Washington movers and shakers on Friday with few if any indications he had won new to help the top social media company deal with multiple probes by Congress state attorneys general and federal regulators http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-lawmakers-cicilline/few-u-s-lawmakers-hit-like-button-after-facebook-ceo-visits-capitol-hill-idUSKBN1W521O2019-09-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice played a key role in a Trump administration decision to withhold a whistleblower complaint from Congress U.S. House Intelligence panel chairman Adam Schiff said on Thursday adding that lawmakers did not know yet if the White House was involved NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice played a key role in a Trump administration decision to withhold a whistleblower complaint from Congress U.S. House Intelligence panel chairman Adam Schiff said on Thursday adding that lawmakers did not know yet if the White House was involved http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-schiff/schiff-says-doj-involved-in-decision-to-block-whistleblower-complaint-idUSKBN1W42JH2019-09-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman on Thursday accused the Justice Department of blocking intelligence officials from giving Congress a whistleblower complaint reported to involve communications between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman on Thursday accused the Justice Department of blocking intelligence officials from giving Congress a whistleblower complaint reported to involve communications between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/lawmaker-accuses-justice-department-of-blocking-whistleblower-disclosure-idUSKBN1W423H2019-09-21
Cohen is serving a threeyear prison term for campaign finance violations including through the hush money payments as well as tax evasion and lying to Congress NegativeNEW YORK Donald Trump sued Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday seeking to void a subpoena for eight years of tax returns related to a criminal probe into the U.S. president and his family business http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-vance/trump-sues-manhattan-prosecutor-vance-over-tax-returns-linked-to-criminal-probe-idUSKBN1W420Q?il=02019-09-20
Krishnamoorthi chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy said Congress needs to craft legislative to curb use of vaping products by teens NegativeWASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they are forming a caucus to combat the of youth vaping as cases of lung illness tied to vaping have risen and President Donald Trump has pushed for a ban on flavored ecigarettes http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-vaping-lawmakers/republican-democratic-lawmakers-launch-caucus-to-end-the-youth-vaping-epidemic-idUSKBN1W431Y2019-09-20
WASHINGTON Disputes between U.S. Republicans and Democrats over President Donald Trumps proposed border wall Space Force and his ability to launch a war with Iran are among the biggest obstacles Congress faces in passing a massive annual defense policy bill NegativeWASHINGTON Disputes between U.S. Republicans and Democrats over President Donald Trumps proposed border wall Space Force and his ability to launch a war with Iran are among the biggest obstacles Congress faces in passing a massive annual defense policy bill http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-spending/border-wall-iran-space-force-among-hurdles-for-700-billion-u-s-defense-bill-idUSKBN1W42XL2019-09-20
NFTC President Rufus Yerxa said the U.S. Constitution gave Congress the power to regulate commerce and lawmakers should ensure that tariffs were used only in exceptional circumstances NeutralWASHINGTON Nearly two dozen U.S. lobbying groups have joined forces to try to rein in U.S. President Donald Trumps power to unilaterally impose tariffs amid growing concern about the negative economic impact of his trade policies http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-business/u-s-trade-groups-urge-congress-to-rein-in-tariff-man-trump-idUSKBN1W32CP2019-09-19
Obama pledged to close the prison which he believed did not project U.S. values but he could not overcome opposition in Congress NegativeON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE President Donald Trump expressed unhappiness on Wednesday with the cost of keeping open a controversial prison at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay Cuba and said his administration was studying the issue http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-guantanamo/trump-expresses-dismay-over-cost-of-keeping-guantanamo-prison-open-idUSKBN1W40C52019-09-19
Republican President Donald Trump the Republican National Committee and the partys committees for electing Republicans to the U.S. Congress all use the similar platform WinRed for online fundraising PositiveThe service will begin next month and will work only for candidates who have chosen to participate http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-election-amazon/alexa-send-20-to-my-favorite-presidential-candidate-idUSKBN1W32UA2019-09-19
Trumps action came on the same day teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was addressing the U.S. Congress and urging lawmakers to treat climate change as the existential crisis it is NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and the state of California went to war on Wednesday over who should set the standards in the United States for vehicle emissions and electric cars foreshadowing a legal battle over environmental policy issues that will affect the auto industry and consumers http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-emissions-trump/trump-and-california-go-to-war-over-clean-cars-idUSKBN1W32572019-09-19
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Wednesday threatened to subpoena Juul Labs if the ecigarette maker does not provide documents relating to its products and marketing practices as a House panel looks into whether the company deliberately targeted children NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Wednesday threatened to subpoena Juul Labs if the ecigarette maker does not provide documents relating to its products and marketing practices as a House panel looks into whether the company deliberately targeted children http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-juul-congress/congressional-democrats-threaten-to-subpoena-vaping-company-juul-over-documents-idUSKBN1W31P52019-09-19
Canadas acting envoy to the United States Kirsten Hillman said she was optimistic the measure would pass Congress PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said he believed Congress would act to pass a new U.S.MexicoCanada free trade agreement this year providing important momentum for the U.S. economy http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/pence-upbeat-that-congress-will-pass-usmca-trade-deal-this-year-idUSKBN1W22FF2019-09-18
MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has sent a draft law to Congress that aims to grant amnesty to people serving jail time for lesser offenses including abortion and possession of small amounts of drugs the government said on Sunday NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has sent a draft law to Congress that aims to grant amnesty to people serving jail time for lesser offenses including abortion and possession of small amounts of drugs the government said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-violence-amnesty/mexico-amnesty-law-eyes-reprieve-for-minor-drug-offenses-abortions-idUSKBN1W00WN2019-09-18
Many lawmakers stressed that Congress not the president has the right to declare war and warned against any quick military action NegativeWASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress blasted Iran after the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities but expressed wariness about U.S. military action especially before they have a clearer picture of who was behind it http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-usa-senate/u-s-lawmakers-blast-iran-wary-of-war-after-saudi-oil-attack-idUSKBN1W12CZ2019-09-18
NEW DELHI Fortyfour members of the U.S. Congress have urged President Donald Trumps trade representative to restore trade concessions to India saying the withdrawal of the privilege had led to retaliatory tariffs from New Delhi which were hurting U.S. industry NegativeNEW DELHI Fortyfour members of the U.S. Congress have urged President Donald Trumps trade representative to restore trade concessions to India saying the withdrawal of the privilege had led to retaliatory tariffs from New Delhi which were hurting U.S. industry http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-india/u-s-lawmakers-urge-trump-administration-to-restore-indias-trade-privileges-idUSKBN1W30O32019-09-18
The committees Democratic chairman Jerrold Nadler called Lewandowskis conduct at the hearing completely and was considering seeking to hold him in contempt of Congress NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps former campaign manager on Tuesday acknowledged that his former boss enlisted him to try to limit the Russia election interference inquiry but defended Trump and tangled with Democrats during pugnacious testimony to a U.S. congressional panel mulling whether to impeach the president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/ex-campaign-chief-defends-trump-defies-democrats-at-impeachment-hearing-idUSKBN1W211K2019-09-18
WASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress blasted Iran after the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities but expressed wariness about U.S. military action especially before they have a clearer picture of who was behind it NegativeWASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress blasted Iran after the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities but expressed wariness about U.S. military action especially before they have a clearer picture of who was behind it http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-usa-senate/u-s-lawmakers-blast-iran-wary-of-war-after-saudi-oil-attack-idUSKBN1W12CZ2019-09-18
WASHINGTON Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales will not get the job done NegativeWASHINGTON Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales will not get the job done http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-guns/top-democrats-tell-trump-gun-bill-must-include-universal-background-checks-idUSKBN1W00RS2019-09-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said he believed Congress would act to pass a new U.S.MexicoCanada free trade agreement this year providing important momentum for the U.S. economy PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said he believed Congress would act to pass a new U.S.MexicoCanada free trade agreement this year providing important momentum for the U.S. economy http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/pence-upbeat-that-congress-will-pass-usmca-trade-deal-this-year-idUSKBN1W22FF2019-09-18
She urged attendees to call on Congress to support legislation to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines NeutralOccidental which recently purchased oil producer Anadarko Petroleum in billion deal is advancing its use of technologies to capture carbon and prevent the element from escaping into the atmosphere http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-oil-carbon-storage/occidental-ceo-calls-for-new-u-s-laws-to-boost-carbon-capture-idUSKCN1VX2MF2019-09-13
The abrupt announcement and news that Trump had planned to bring Taliban leaders to the American presidential retreat angered many in Congress NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Thursday it will subpoena President Donald Trumps special Afghanistan envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to testify on Sept http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-khalilzad/u-s-house-panel-to-force-testimony-from-trumps-afghan-envoy-idUSKCN1VX2NW2019-09-13
The bill known as PLC 79 had already passed the lower house of Congress and will now go to President Jair Bolosonaro to be signed into law NegativeBRASILIA The Brazilian Senate late on Wednesday approved a bill that will modernize Brazils telecommunications law and boost companies in the sector by lifting restrictions on asset sales according to the upper houses news service Agencia Senado http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-telecoms-regulation/brazil-senate-passes-telecoms-modernization-bill-idUSKCN1VW23D2019-09-13
The case filed in 2003 received a boost in 2016 when Congress passed a law making it easier to sue foreign governments for alleged involvement in terrorism NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said it would release the name of an individual sought by people who are suing the government of Saudi Arabia for alleged involvement in the Sept http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-sept11-saudi/u-s-justice-department-to-release-name-of-shadowy-figure-in-9-11-case-idUSKCN1VX2RK2019-09-13
While Congress has adopted tax credits for sequestration products new laws are needed to support development of carbon sequestration infrastructure she said NegativeOccidental which recently purchased oil producer Anadarko Petroleum in billion deal is advancing its use of technologies to capture carbon and prevent the element from escaping into the atmosphere http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-oil-carbon-storage/occidental-ceo-calls-for-new-u-s-laws-to-boost-carbon-capture-idUSKCN1VX2MF2019-09-13
Congress was notified of the State Departments approval on Tuesday a State Department official said PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it had approved a proposed sale of 32 Lockheed Martin Corp F35 fighter jets worth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-poland-f-35/u-s-backs-proposed-6-5-billion-sale-of-32-f-35-lockheed-jets-to-poland-idUSKCN1VW29R2019-09-12
Congressional approval of the which would replace NAFTA is a high priority of President Donald Trump PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday will submit to U.S. House of Representatives Democrats its latest proposals for addressing the lawmakers concerns with the new U.S.MexicoCanada trade deal according to a source familiar with the issue http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-trade-representative-to-submit-usmca-ideas-to-democrats-source-idUSKCN1VW2NL2019-09-12
In April the Pentagon told Congress it was considering selling the jets to the European nation a NATO member as well as Greece Romania Spain and Singapore PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it had approved a proposed sale of 32 Lockheed Martin Corp F35 fighter jets worth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-poland-f-35/u-s-backs-proposed-6-5-billion-sale-of-32-f-35-lockheed-jets-to-poland-idUSKCN1VW29R2019-09-12
But as Lopez Obradors ruling coalition holds majorities in both chambers of Congress any changes are likely to be said Nicholas Watson and Mario Marconini of consultancy Teneo NeutralMEXICO CITY Mexicos finance minister defended the 2020 budget proposal on Monday insisting that his tax revenue and spending projections are credible despite concerns that the underlying forecasts for growth and oil output are overly optimistic http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-budget/mexico-defends-budget-plans-as-growth-forecast-comes-under-fire-idUSKCN1VU1F52019-09-10
For their part Democrats in Congress have long been critical of China and the economic and national security threat posed by the worlds second largest economy NegativeWASHINGTON The growing economic fallout from President Donald Trumps drawnout trade war with China would appear to be a readymade opportunity for Democratic presidential contenders seeking to blunt his central 2020 reelection That he has made the economy great again http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-democrats-china-analysis/as-china-trade-war-escalates-2020-u-s-democrats-scramble-over-their-message-idUSKCN1VU10D2019-09-10
I hope that Congress will get serious about acting PositivePaxton leads the probe he said which will focus on Googles advertising business http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-tech-antitrust-probe/u-s-states-launch-antitrust-probe-of-big-tech-google-ads-in-focus-idUSKCN1VU1072019-09-10
Mnuchin said he hoped to get Congress on board in three to six months otherwise well move on on the administrative front PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the Trump administration would take administrative measures to overhaul mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if it failed to secure congressional support for its plan within six months http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-treasury-housing/mnuchin-hopes-for-congressional-support-for-u-s-housing-reforms-within-six-months-idUSKCN1VU1C72019-09-10
So our first choice is to work with Congress on a bipartisan basis but if we cant do that were perfectly comfortable moving for it on the administrative side PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the Trump administration would take administrative measures to overhaul mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if it failed to secure congressional support for its plan within six months http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-treasury-housing/mnuchin-hopes-for-congressional-support-for-u-s-housing-reforms-within-six-months-idUSKCN1VU1C72019-09-10
The Treasury said on Thursday the government should draw up a plan to begin recapitalizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while calling on Congress to act on comprehensive housing reform PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the Trump administration would take administrative measures to overhaul mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if it failed to secure congressional support for its plan within six months http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-treasury-housing/mnuchin-hopes-for-congressional-support-for-u-s-housing-reforms-within-six-months-idUSKCN1VU1C72019-09-10
The administration also suggested in a document sent to Congress on May 30 that it may seek changes to the U.S. de minimis threshold through the USMCA implementing bill NeutralWASHINGTON Eleven trade groups on Monday urged U.S. lawmakers to pass the U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement as soon as possible but warned Congress not to let the Trump administration change the thresholds for dutyfree shipments into the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-tech-firms-tell-congress-pass-u-s-mexico-canada-trade-pact-now-idUSKCN1VU24E2019-09-10
The budget must now pass the lower house of Congress and the Senate before a final approval deadline of November 15 NeutralMEXICO CITY Mexicos finance minister defended the 2020 budget proposal on Monday insisting that his tax revenue and spending projections are credible despite concerns that the underlying forecasts for growth and oil output are overly optimistic http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-budget/mexico-defends-budget-plans-as-growth-forecast-comes-under-fire-idUSKCN1VU1F52019-09-10
The current threshold was set by Congress and continues to benefit U.S. small the tech groups said in their letter PositiveWASHINGTON Eleven trade groups on Monday urged U.S. lawmakers to pass the U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement as soon as possible but warned Congress not to let the Trump administration change the thresholds for dutyfree shipments into the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-tech-firms-tell-congress-pass-u-s-mexico-canada-trade-pact-now-idUSKCN1VU24E2019-09-10
WASHINGTON Eleven trade groups on Monday urged U.S. lawmakers to pass the U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement as soon as possible but warned Congress not to let the Trump administration change the thresholds for dutyfree shipments into the United States NegativeWASHINGTON Eleven trade groups on Monday urged U.S. lawmakers to pass the U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement as soon as possible but warned Congress not to let the Trump administration change the thresholds for dutyfree shipments into the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-tech-firms-tell-congress-pass-u-s-mexico-canada-trade-pact-now-idUSKCN1VU24E2019-09-10
We applaud the fiscal discipline and responsibility in said Alfonso Ramirez Cuellar chair of the budget committee in the lower house of Congress which will evaluate the blueprint PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexicos government cautiously freed up funds for spending in its 2020 budget proposal on Sunday slightly loosening a primary surplus target as it aimed to balance big welfare promises with the reality of a stagnant economy http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-budget/mexico-frees-up-some-spending-in-budget-but-discipline-trumps-stimulus-idUSKCN1VT03Y2019-09-09
Some in the U.S. Congress and other critics have been dismayed by Trumps apparent tendency to place efforts to resolve the trade dispute above human rights concerns NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States would use the United Nations General Assembly this month to persuade countries to help call China over treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-pompeo-uighurs/u-s-will-aim-to-persuade-others-to-call-out-china-over-uighurs-at-u-n-pompeo-idUSKCN1VR25S2019-09-07
The GAO said the Interior Department needed to report its violation to Congress and outline steps to prevent it from repeating similar violations NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration illegally used national park fees to keep parks open during the 35day government shutdown in December and January the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-interior-nationalparks/u-s-interior-department-illegally-used-fees-to-keep-national-parks-open-during-shutdown-gao-idUSKCN1VQ2TZ2019-09-06
WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury on Thursday said the government should draw up a plan to begin recapitalizing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while calling on Congress to pen a comprehensive housing reform that would allow them to be safely freed from government control PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury on Thursday said the government should draw up a plan to begin recapitalizing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while calling on Congress to pen a comprehensive housing reform that would allow them to be safely freed from government control http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-treasury-housing/trump-administration-unveils-fannie-freddie-overhaul-urges-congress-to-act-idUSKCN1VQ2QQ2019-09-06
In March the Pentagon provided Congress with a broad list of projects that could be affected but did not provide details NeutralWASHINGTON More than 120 U.S. military construction projects will be adversely affected as the Pentagon prepares to use http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-mexico-border-military/more-than-120-u-s-military-construction-projects-to-be-hurt-by-trumps-border-wall-funding-idUSKCN1VO2RW2019-09-05
The announcement on socalled rear seat reminder systems comes as the U.S. Congress has been debating making it a requirement for new cars NeutralWASHINGTON Major automakers said on Wednesday they have agreed to equip nearly all U.S. vehicles with systems to remind motorists of passengers in the back seat by model year 2025 in an effort to avoid deaths of young children left behind in hot cars http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-safety-usa/automakers-to-install-rear-seat-reminders-to-stop-hot-car-deaths-in-u-s-idUSKCN1VP28E2019-09-05
They added Congress should pursue legislation that requires these companies to take the necessary steps to protect children and holds the companies accountable PositiveWASHINGTON Major automakers said on Wednesday they have agreed to equip nearly all U.S. vehicles with systems to remind motorists of passengers in the back seat by model year 2025 in an effort to avoid deaths of young children left behind in hot cars http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-safety-usa/automakers-to-install-rear-seat-reminders-to-stop-hot-car-deaths-in-u-s-idUSKCN1VP28E2019-09-05
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Thomas Donohue told CNBC earlier on Tuesday that Congress has enough votes to pass the agreement PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday that Democrats are especially concerned about enforcement of the U.S.MexicoCanada free trade agreement and Mexicos implementation of labor standards a spokesman for Pelosi said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-pelosi/u-s-democrats-concerned-about-usmca-enforcement-pelosi-tells-canadas-trudeau-idUSKCN1VO2T92019-09-05
Having all our reservations the puts the upcoming election in Mulatu Gemech deputy chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress which is a member of the coalition told Reuters NegativeADDIS ABABA A coalition of Ethiopian opposition parties on Tuesday threatened to boycott a national vote next year without changes to an electoral law they view as biased towards the ruling party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-opposition-parties-threaten-election-boycott-idUSKCN1VO1ZE2019-09-04
MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday the public should have the right to choose whether expresidents should face trial once a bill has passed Congress making it easier to hold referendums PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday the public should have the right to choose whether expresidents should face trial once a bill has passed Congress making it easier to hold referendums http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-corruption-president/mexican-president-says-referendums-could-decide-fate-of-ex-presidents-idUSKCN1VO27N2019-09-04
The 2020 budget plan is due to be presented to Congress by Sept PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that the federal budget for security will increase next year as the government seeks to curb high levels of violent crime http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-security/mexican-president-says-spending-on-security-will-increase-in-2020-idUSKCN1VO1MW2019-09-04
The research was part of the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiologic study published in The Lancet and presented at the ESC Congress in Paris NeutralLONDON Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the worlds biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist researchers said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-cancer-cancer/cancer-overtakes-heart-disease-as-biggest-rich-world-killer-idUSKCN1VO0VP2019-09-04
The tech giants among the richest and most powerful companies in the world are facing increasing antitrust scrutiny from Congress federal agencies and now state attorneys general NegativeTexas leads the group of 30plus attorneys general which plans to announce the probe on Sept http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-antitrust-probe/google-target-of-new-u-s-antitrust-probe-by-state-attorneys-general-idUSKCN1VO2EZ2019-09-04
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress has enough votes to pass a new trade agreement signed by the United States Mexico and Canada and doing so would send a positive signal for stalled U.S.China trade talks the chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told CNBC on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress has enough votes to pass a new trade agreement signed by the United States Mexico and Canada and doing so would send a positive signal for stalled U.S.China trade talks the chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told CNBC on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-chamber-ceo-sees-enough-votes-for-congress-to-pass-usmca-cnbc-idUSKCN1VO22C2019-09-04
This case is an archetypical example of the kind of lawsuit Congress sought to Remingtons lawyers wrote NegativeThe maker of the assaultstyle rifle used in the 2012 mass shooting at a Newtown Connecticut school asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a court ruling that allowed families of the victims to sue the company over its marketing practices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-sandy-hook/maker-of-gun-used-in-sandy-hook-massacre-asks-supreme-court-to-block-lawsuit-idUSKCN1UR5H52019-09-03
Deputy FAA Administrator Dan Elwell told Congress in March the agency would have to spend NeutralWASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday a blueribbon panel of experts around the world will need a few more weeks to finish its review into the Boeing 737 MAX certification http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-faa/faa-panel-reviewing-737-max-certification-will-take-additional-time-idUSKCN1VK2B42019-08-31
In September the NTSB plans to outline airplane design certification procedures the head of the agency Robert Sumwalt told Congress in July PositiveWASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday a blueribbon panel of experts around the world will need a few more weeks to finish its review into the Boeing 737 MAX certification http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-faa/faa-panel-reviewing-737-max-certification-will-take-additional-time-idUSKCN1VK2B42019-08-31
The powerful National Rifle Association which opposes most gun restrictions said it sees no reason for Congress to change criminal law to control guns NegativeWASHINGTON A month after a white gunman targeting Latinos killed 22 people in El Paso Texas the Democraticled U.S. House Judiciary Committee will consider new legislation to address rising fears about a convergence of mass shootings and hate crimes http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-congress/u-s-house-targets-convergence-of-mass-shootings-hate-crimes-idUSKCN1VK12A2019-08-31
A Republican loss or even a win of just one or two points would not bode well for other Republicans campaigning for Congress next year Bitzer said NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will travel to North Carolina next month to rally voters on the eve of a doover of a 2018 congressional race that both parties expect to be close with implications for Trumps reelection bid and lawmakers campaigns in 2020 http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-north-carolina/north-carolina-congressional-do-over-watched-for-clues-to-2020-idUSKCN1VJ2BL2019-08-30
Barreto said Bolsonaros administration will stand or fall on its economic record especially an unpopular overhaul of the pension system that is winding its way through Congress NegativeBRASILIA President Jair Bolsonaro has drawn sharp criticism on the international stage from European leaders and environmental groups for his handling of wildfires raging in the Amazon but at home few Brazilians are angered by his reluctant response http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-environment-politics-analysis/amazon-fires-scorch-bolsonaros-reputation-abroad-but-not-in-brazil-idUSKCN1VJ2JQ2019-08-30
Democrats in Congress are split as to whether Trump should be impeached for the actions detailed in Muellers report while Republicans have largely stood by the president NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to prosecute former FBI Director James Comey despite an internal investigation that found he improperly leaked information to the news media the departments internal watchdog said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-trump-russia-comey/doj-declines-to-prosecute-comey-despite-finding-that-he-leaked-info-idUSKCN1VJ1UO2019-08-30
He urged Congress to take action to address the situation to ensure our military families dont suffer the consequences of a reckless administration PositiveSome children born to U.S. citizens stationed abroad as government employees or members of the U.S. military will no longer qualify for automatic American citizenship under a policy change unveiled on Wednesday by the Trump administration http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-military/trump-administration-tightens-citizenship-rules-for-children-of-u-s-military-abroad-idUSKCN1VI2SM2019-08-30
She is known in the Senate for spearheading efforts to change how Congress handles allegations of sexual harassment and beyond the Franken episode became a prominent voice in the movement PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who ran a presidential campaign centered on advocacy for women ended her bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination on Wednesday after failing to gain traction in opinion polls or qualify for next months debate http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-gillibrand/u-s-senator-gillibrand-exits-democratic-presidential-race-idUSKCN1VI2KW2019-08-30
Taylor Swift who started as a country singer but shifted into pop has also lobbied for rights urging Congress to pass legislation barring discrimination NegativeThank you guys for this Lil Nas X 20 posted on Twitter http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lgbt-lilnasx/lil-nas-x-makes-history-as-first-openly-gay-country-music-association-award-nominee-idUSKCN1VJ2R72019-08-30
5 billion in money approved by Congress for the Pentagon to help build his promised wall along the U.S.Mexico border even though lawmakers refused to provide funding PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed President Donald Trump a victory by letting his administration redirect http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-wall/u-s-supreme-court-lets-trump-use-disputed-funds-for-border-wall-idUSKCN1UL2S72019-08-28
Once again DHS has ignored the negotiated agreement with Congress by vastly exceeding the amount appropriated for immigration enforcement and removal she said in a statement NeutralWASHINGTON The Trump administration is shifting million earmarked for disaster aid and cyber security to pay for immigrationrelated facilities the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a leading congressional Democrat said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-funds/trump-administration-taps-disaster-cyber-funds-to-cover-immigration-idUSKCN1VH2F72019-08-28
A far more dramatic measure albeit highly unlikely would be to invoke the Trading with the Enemy Act which was passed by Congress during World War One NegativeWASHINGTON Hours after China announced retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods on Friday President Donald Trump ordered U.S. companies to start looking for an alternative to China including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trade-options-explainer/explainer-what-tools-could-trump-use-to-get-u-s-firms-to-quit-china-idUSKCN1VE00X2019-08-25
Merera Gudina a former political prisoner and the chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress said his partys request to lower the number of signatures was ignored NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for them to challenge the ruling coalition http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-opposition-parties-criticize-election-law-changes-idUSKCN1VE0OV2019-08-25
Douglas Letter a lawyer for the committees told the court that Congress needed the information to craft new legislation aimed at curbing money laundering and foreign meddling in U.S. affairs NegativeNEW YORK Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump asked a federal appeals court on Friday to block Deutsche Bank AG http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-usa-trump-banks/trump-urges-u-s-court-to-shield-deutsche-bank-records-from-house-democrats-idUSKCN1VD0Y22019-08-24
In the United States for instance funding for weapons programs is generally authorized and distributed on an annual basis subject to approval by the U.S. Congress PositiveWASHINGTON A dispute over budgeting processes could delay NATOs efforts to finalize a billion contract to extend the life of 14 aging Boeing E3A surveillance aircraft often called NATOs eyes in the sources familiar with the program said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nato-boeing-awacs/budget-spat-puts-boeing-contract-for-awacs-upgrades-at-risk-sources-idUSKCN1VC2NN2019-08-23
The government export lender said it has notified the U.S. Congress of the transaction which will be ready for a final board vote in 35 days PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. ExportImport Bank said on Thursday its board intends to vote on a billion direct loan for the development of a liquefied natural gas project in Mozambique the banks biggest export financing deal in years http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trade-exim/u-s-exim-bank-seeks-vote-on-5-billion-loan-to-mozambique-lng-project-idUSKCN1VC2PA2019-08-23
BRASILIA Brazils rightwing president Jair Bolsonaro plans to push ahead with the appointment of his son Eduardo for ambassador to the United States despite accusations of nepotism and mounting resistance in his countrys Congress NegativeBRASILIA Brazils rightwing president Jair Bolsonaro plans to push ahead with the appointment of his son Eduardo for ambassador to the United States despite accusations of nepotism and mounting resistance in his countrys Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-usa-bolsonaro/as-resistance-mounts-brazils-bolsonaro-sticks-by-son-for-u-s-envoy-idUSKCN1VB2JA2019-08-22
But it is no surprise that the presidents racist disingenuous attacks on progressive women of color in Congress have now transitioned into smears against J Street said NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli officials on Wednesday offered a muted response to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump who said American Jews who vote for the Democratic Party were http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-jews-israel/israel-holds-back-on-trumps-democrat-jews-disloyalty-remark-idUSKCN1VB0TV2019-08-22
Congressional aides however said the discussions have been lowlevel and generally unproductive NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration would seek to close background check loopholes for gun purchases after Democrats accused him of reversing course on gun control measures http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting/trump-says-he-will-push-to-close-background-check-loopholes-for-gun-buys-idUSKCN1VB1WD2019-08-22
Congressman Nilto Tatto leader of the lower house environment caucus said Bolsonaros attack on NGOs was an attempt to obscure his administrations destruction of 30 years of Brazilian environmental protections NegativeDE JANEIRO Brazils farright President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused nongovernmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/igniting-global-outrage-brazils-bolsonaro-baselessly-blames-ngos-for-amazon-fires-idUSKCN1VB1BY2019-08-22
However lawmakers have yet to take up a proposal submitted to Congress in 2016 that would legalize abortion in cases of highrisk pregnancies or rape NegativeSAN SALVADOR Evelyn Hernandez has a message for El Salvadors End the criminalization of abortion in the conservative Central American country http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-el-salvador-abortion/salvadoran-woman-acquitted-in-abortion-case-calls-for-reform-idUSKCN1VB2GV2019-08-22
Legal challenges have held up many of Trumps initiatives but immigration advocates say he has managed to build an invisible through executive actions bypassing Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a rule that allows officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum in the United States abolishing a previous 20day limit http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-migrants/child-migrants-to-be-held-in-detention-longer-under-new-trump-administration-rule-idUSKCN1VB1JL2019-08-22
Many sources said they expected the issue would end up in court if Trump pressed ahead with it instead of working with Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was considering scaling back an effort that could have cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and would decide on the proposal which faces strong opposition in Congress within days http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-aid/trump-may-back-off-plan-for-foreign-aid-cuts-to-decide-within-week-idUSKCN1VA22R2019-08-22
The tussle with the Senate over his sons appointment risks further isolating the firebrand president within Congress where other leaders have taken up the momentum in passing legislation NegativeBRASILIA Brazils rightwing president Jair Bolsonaro plans to push ahead with the appointment of his son Eduardo for ambassador to the United States despite accusations of nepotism and mounting resistance in his countrys Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-usa-bolsonaro/as-resistance-mounts-brazils-bolsonaro-sticks-by-son-for-u-s-envoy-idUSKCN1VB2JA2019-08-22
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was considering scaling back an effort that could have cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and would decide on the proposal which faces strong opposition in Congress within days NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was considering scaling back an effort that could have cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and would decide on the proposal which faces strong opposition in Congress within days http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-aid/trump-may-back-off-plan-for-foreign-aid-cuts-to-decide-within-week-idUSKCN1VA22R2019-08-22
At the end of 2017 Trump signed a massive tax overhaul passed by the Republicanled Congress and has since promised to follow up with another round of major changes PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was considering potential tax cuts on wages as well as profits from asset sales and sought to play down market anxieties that the worlds top economy could be heading for a recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy-tax-trump/trump-looking-at-possible-tax-cuts-amid-economic-jitters-idUSKCN1VA1ZR2019-08-21
Many also argue that Trumps use of the loophole is an effort to sidestep Congress power spelled out in the U.S. Constitution to determine how money is spent NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was looking at various options for a budget package that could cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and that he would decide on the issue sooner than a week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-aid/trump-says-he-will-decide-on-foreign-aid-spending-cuts-within-week-idUSKCN1VA22R2019-08-21
Senior officials said last week they expected it to be sent to Congress on Tuesday NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was looking at various options for a budget package that could cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and that he would decide on the issue sooner than a week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-aid/trump-says-he-will-decide-on-foreign-aid-spending-cuts-within-week-idUSKCN1VA22R2019-08-21
The Pentagon on Tuesday formally notified Congress that the U.S. State Department had approved the possible sale of 66 F16 fighter jets to Taiwan which Beijing considers a renegade province PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had to confront China over trade even if it caused shortterm harm to the U.S. economy because Beijing had been cheating Washington for decades http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-trump/trump-says-he-had-to-take-china-on-regardless-of-short-term-impact-on-u-s-economy-idUSKCN1VA21B2019-08-21
The final rule published today would curtail prohibitions in a manner that Congress never she said in a statement calling on other regulators to halt the project NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. banking regulators on Tuesday eased trading regulations for Wall Street banks giving them one of their biggest wins under the Trump administration but drawing criticism from consumer activists who warned of potential risks to taxpayers http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-banks-volcker/u-s-regulators-hand-wall-street-a-major-win-with-stripped-down-volcker-rule-idUSKCN1VA1B82019-08-21
U.S. President Donald Trump and many Republicans in Congress accuse various social media firms of anticonservative bias while tech companies and Democrats have rejected the charge NegativeWASHINGTON A review by a former Republican U.S. senator concludes that political conservatives believe Facebook Inc needs to do significant to satisfy their concerns that the social media website is biased describing policies and examples that they found problematic without laying out evidence of systemic partisanship http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-bias/u-s-conservatives-say-facebook-needs-significant-work-to-address-concerns-former-senator-idUSKCN1VA1I72019-08-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible billion sale of F16 fighter jets to Taiwan the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible billion sale of F16 fighter jets to Taiwan the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-taiwan-aircraft/state-department-approves-possible-8-billion-fighter-jet-sale-to-taiwan-pentagon-idUSKCN1VA29F2019-08-21
Mondays move marked a formal Title X withdrawal to remain permanent unless Congress acts to overturn the restriction or legal challenges prevail in court NegativePlanned Parenthood said on Monday it was withdrawing from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for lowincome women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abortion/planned-parenthood-turns-down-u-s-subsidies-in-fight-over-abortion-referrals-idUSKCN1V91QJ2019-08-20
Congress had pushed back last year against a similar rescissions package PositiveWASHINGTON Senator Lindsey Graham and Representative Hal Rogers urged President Donald Trump on Friday to drop planned sweeping and foreign aid cuts joining a chorus of lawmakers opposing what they consider a bid to sidestep Trumps own budget deal http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-aid/senator-graham-close-trump-ally-joins-opponents-to-planned-u-s-foreign-aid-cuts-idUSKCN1V61WA2019-08-18
Most Republicans in Congress have largely remained silent about the dispute NegativeU.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank the latest twist in a dispute drawing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu together against U.S. Democrats ahead of elections in both countries http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-usa/u-s-rep-tlaib-rejects-west-bank-visit-citing-israels-oppressive-conditions-idUSKCN1V60SN2019-08-18
The ceremony was held at the Presidential Congress and Culture Centre in 2016 and then again in 2018 NeutralISTANBUL At least 19 bar associations representing lawyers from provinces across Turkey including the three largest cities have said they will boycott an annual ceremony for the judiciary because it will take place on the grounds of the presidential palace http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-judiciary/turkish-lawyer-groups-to-boycott-judicial-ceremony-over-separation-of-powers-idUSKCN1V80FK2019-08-18
Trump signed the budget deal into law two weeks ago after urging Congress to pass it PositiveWASHINGTON Senator Lindsey Graham and Representative Hal Rogers urged President Donald Trump on Friday to drop planned sweeping and foreign aid cuts joining a chorus of lawmakers opposing what they consider a bid to sidestep Trumps own budget deal http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-aid/senator-graham-close-trump-ally-joins-opponents-to-planned-u-s-foreign-aid-cuts-idUSKCN1V61WA2019-08-18
WASHINGTON Congress should move quickly with an billion sale of F16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the selfruled island faces pressure from Chinas increased military presence in the region leading U.S. Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON Congress should move quickly with an billion sale of F16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the selfruled island faces pressure from Chinas increased military presence in the region leading U.S. Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-taiwan-f16/democratic-and-republican-lawmakers-back-8-billion-f-16-sale-to-taiwan-idUSKCN1V61IY2019-08-18
After his appearance Biden told reporters he believes Congress can pass a new ban on assault weapons NegativeDES MOINES Iowa Former Vice President Joe Biden said he was not taking his frontrunner status for granted as he returned to Iowa on Thursday ahead of a wave of rival Democratic presidential contenders who will in coming days visit the state that starts the partys nominating contest http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden/biden-seeks-to-keep-edge-as-2020-democrats-flood-iowa-idUSKCN1UY2WI2019-08-13
Another senior Republican and ally of Trump acknowledged on Friday that the shootings last weekend in El Paso Texas and Dayton Ohio put pressure on Congress to act NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Friday he could persuade the powerful National Rifle Association lobby group to drop its strong opposition to gun restrictions after recent mass shootings that have reignited the gun control debate http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting/trump-says-nra-could-soften-opposition-to-gun-reforms-after-mass-shootings-idUSKCN1UZ1D62019-08-13
But even some of Bolsonaros allies in Congress where the Senate has still to confirm the appointment see the choice as an unprecedented affront to Brazils experienced diplomatic corps NeutralBRASILIA Brazilian federal prosecutors filed a court injunction on Monday seeking to bar the appointment of rightwing President Jair Bolsonaros son Eduardo as ambassador to the United States due to his lack of experience as a diplomat http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-usa-diplomacy/brazil-prosecutors-seek-to-bar-bolsonaros-son-as-envoy-to-u-s-idUSKCN1V21BP2019-08-13
Congressional elections are held every five years and are not scheduled until December 2020 NeutralCARACAS Venezuelas progovernment legislature holds a session on Monday amid accusations it is planning to disband the oppositionrun parliament and convene early legislative elections potentially escalating the countrys political crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuela-pro-government-legislature-holds-session-may-disband-opposition-congress-idUSKCN1V21G52019-08-13
Trump said that many attempts to restrict gun ownership have stalled in Congress in the past but theres never been a president like President Trump NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Friday he could persuade the powerful National Rifle Association lobby group to drop its strong opposition to gun restrictions after recent mass shootings that have reignited the gun control debate http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting/trump-says-nra-could-soften-opposition-to-gun-reforms-after-mass-shootings-idUSKCN1UZ1D62019-08-13
WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic foreign policy leaders in the U.S. Congress came out on Friday against a Trump administration review of foreign aid that critics fear could lead to sharp cuts in funds for global health peacekeeping and other programs NegativeWASHINGTON Republican and Democratic foreign policy leaders in the U.S. Congress came out on Friday against a Trump administration review of foreign aid that critics fear could lead to sharp cuts in funds for global health peacekeeping and other programs http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-aid/u-s-lawmakers-push-back-against-possible-trump-foreign-aid-cuts-idUSKCN1UZ2AX2019-08-13
DES MOINES Iowa Democratic presidential contenders on Saturday urged Congress to take action to curb gun violence following mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead NegativeDES MOINES Iowa Democratic presidential contenders on Saturday urged Congress to take action to curb gun violence following mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa-guns/democratic-presidential-contenders-demand-action-on-guns-idUSKCN1V00FR2019-08-12
Former U.S. Congressman Beto ORourke who is from El Paso did not speak at the event but appeared in a video accusing Trump of fostering hatred racism and intolerance NegativeCLEAR LAKE Iowa A cavalcade of Democratic presidential hopefuls on Friday tried to turn a few precious minutes before Iowa voters into the momentum needed to catapult their campaigns in the pivotal state http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa/parade-of-democratic-2020-hopefuls-push-for-momentum-in-iowa-idUSKCN1UZ28Z2019-08-12
In the Feds case while its chairman and Washingtonbased governors are appointed by the president its responsibility is to a established by Congress NeutralWASHINGTON It has become a jarring and frequent contradiction http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-fed-trump/fed-remains-a-target-as-economy-falls-short-of-trumps-ambitious-goals-idUSKCN1V10BS2019-08-12
Several 2020 candidates highlighted how they would use the executive powers of the presidency to pursue guncontrol measures if Congress again fails to act NegativeDES MOINES Iowa Democratic presidential contenders on Saturday urged Congress to take action to curb gun violence following mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa-guns/democratic-presidential-contenders-demand-action-on-guns-idUSKCN1V00FR2019-08-12
Tim Ryan a U.S. congressman from Ohio urged Congress to pass an assault weapons ban NegativeCLEAR LAKE Iowa A cavalcade of Democratic presidential hopefuls on Friday tried to turn a few precious minutes before Iowa voters into the momentum needed to catapult their campaigns in the pivotal state http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa/parade-of-democratic-2020-hopefuls-push-for-momentum-in-iowa-idUSKCN1UZ28Z2019-08-12
U.S. President Donald Trump is making a lastditch push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census despite a Supreme Court ruling against it last month and criticism by some states and civil liberties groups that the question is meant to deter immigrants from participating and help Republicans gain seats in the U.S. Congress NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump is making a lastditch push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census despite a Supreme Court ruling against it last month and criticism by some states and civil liberties groups that the question is meant to deter immigrants from participating and help Republicans gain seats in the U.S. Congress http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-census-citizenship-explainer/whats-the-big-deal-about-adding-a-citizenship-question-to-u-s-census-idUSKCN1U42DT2019-08-10
Economy Minister Paulo Guedes went to Congress to thank lawmakers for passing his reform bill and told reporters he expects its passage through the Senate to be smooth PositiveBRASILIA Brazils lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a farreaching pension overhaul bill aimed at reducing a huge budget gap with the central economic reform proposed by farright President Jair Bolsonaro now advancing to the Senate http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-pensions/brazils-lower-house-approves-pension-overhaul-to-tackle-budget-gap-idUSKCN1UX19F2019-08-09
A cluster of recent mass shootings that killed 36 people in California Texas and Ohio has sparked renewed calls for the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence NegativeA cluster of recent mass shootings that killed 36 people in California Texas and Ohio has sparked renewed calls for the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-legislation-factbox/factbox-mass-shootings-in-u-s-ignite-new-calls-for-gun-legislation-idUSKCN1UW2AE2019-08-07
As with most gunrelated bills there is no certainty that it will make it through Congress NeutralA cluster of recent mass shootings that killed 36 people in California Texas and Ohio has sparked renewed calls for the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-legislation-factbox/factbox-mass-shootings-in-u-s-ignite-new-calls-for-gun-legislation-idUSKCN1UW2AE2019-08-07
Instead there will likely be moves to advance legislation when Congress returns from summer recess on Sept NeutralA cluster of recent mass shootings that killed 36 people in California Texas and Ohio has sparked renewed calls for the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-legislation-factbox/factbox-mass-shootings-in-u-s-ignite-new-calls-for-gun-legislation-idUSKCN1UW2AE2019-08-07
Online message board 8chans fortunes worsened on Tuesday as it was once again made homeless by a technical services provider and its owner was called to testify to the U.S. Congress after 8chan was linked to a weekend mass shooting in El Paso Texas NegativeOnline message board 8chans fortunes worsened on Tuesday as it was once again made homeless by a technical services provider and its owner was called to testify to the U.S. Congress after 8chan was linked to a weekend mass shooting in El Paso Texas http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-tech/8chan-owner-called-before-u-s-congress-as-latest-host-drops-site-idUSKCN1UX0122019-08-07
Responding to the Reuters story U.S. Congressman Jim Banks an Indiana Republican slammed the Chinese Communist Party saying in a tweet that it was countries into surveillance and NegativeNEW DELHI China has told India not to block its Huawei Technologies from doing business in the country warning there could be consequences for Indian firms operating in China sources with knowledge of the matter said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-india-exclusive/exclusive-china-warns-india-of-reverse-sanctions-if-huawei-is-blocked-sources-idUSKCN1UW1FF2019-08-07
Almost all countries use these products there is a lot of the minister said during Brazils 2019 Agribusiness Congress NeutralSAO PAULO Brazils Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias responding to criticism from environmentalists on Monday said the governments recent accelerated approvals of agrochemicals are not detrimental to food safety and the environment http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-farming/brazils-faster-agrochemical-approvals-not-harming-environment-minister-idUSKCN1UV1IK2019-08-06
Speaking at Brazils 2019 Agribusiness Congress Chi said COFCO is looking at investments such as new warehouses and improving transportation systems in Brazil