By Susan Cornwell

Senator Grassley could be persuaded to hold hearing on Garland

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley opened the door to holding a hearing on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland if a majority of senators wish to do so after the Nov. 8 election, in comments posted online...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 2:20 AM

Senator Grassley could be persuaded to hold hearing on Garland

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley opened the door to holding a hearing on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland if a majority of senators wish to do so after the Nov. 8 election, in comments posted online...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 2:20 AM

FBI delivers documents on Clinton email probe to U.S. Congress

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday it had turned over to the U.S. Congress a number of documents related to its probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 7:25 AM

FBI delivers documents on Clinton email probe to U.S. Congress

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI said on Tuesday it has turned over to the U.S. Congress a number of documents related to its investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. The...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 12:19 AM

U.S. House Democratic leader blames Russians for 'electronic Watergate'

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said the recent cyber attack on Democratic politicians was "broad" and that Russians were clearly behind the breach, adding that the damage was still being...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7:40 PM

Senator Flake: Trump can't win if he can't change

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Jeff Flake said on Tuesday that Republican nominee Donald Trump will not be able to win the presidential election, and should not win it, if he maintains the positions that he holds now, including his harsh...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 2:33 AM

Email leak may hurt Democratic party chair's re-election bid

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An email leak that led to the resignation of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz could plague her bid for re-election to Congress, after a challenger said on Monday he would file a complaint...

Monday, July 25, 2016, 3:48 PM

U.S. House speaker asks that Clinton be denied classified data

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Republicans in the U.S. Congress pressed for sanctions on Thursday against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, with House Speaker Paul Ryan formally asking she be...

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 5:03 PM

Ryan says Congress considering action on Clinton's email use

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday said lawmakers are examining whether there is any action they can take over Hillary Clinton's email practices while secretary of state, saying it appeared she had received...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 8:21 PM

Ryan says Congress considering action on Clinton's email use

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday said lawmakers are examining whether there is any action they can take over Hillary Clinton's email practices while secretary of state, saying it appeared she had received...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 8:21 PM

Senate passes Puerto Rico debt bill, sends to Obama

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate gave solid approval on Wednesday to a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, sending the measure to President Obama for his signing into law just ahead of a possible default by...

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6:04 AM

Senate passes Puerto Rico debt bill, sends to Obama

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate gave solid approval on Wednesday to a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, sending the measure to President Obama for his signing into law just ahead of a possible default by...

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6:04 AM

Senate passes Puerto Rico debt bill, sends to Obama

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate gave solid approval on Wednesday to a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, sending the measure to President Obama for his signing into law just ahead of a possible default by...

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6:04 AM

Senate backs Puerto Rico debt bill, sends to Obama

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate gave solid approval on Wednesday to a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, sending the measure to President Obama for his signing into law just ahead of a possible default by...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 8:45 PM

Senate backs Puerto Rico debt bill, sends to Obama

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate gave solid approval on Wednesday to a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, sending the measure to President Obama for his signing into law just ahead of a possible default by...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 8:45 PM

Senate backs Puerto Rico debt bill, sends to Obama

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate gave solid approval on Wednesday to a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, sending the measure to President Obama for his signing into law just ahead of a possible default by...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 8:45 PM

Funding to fight Zika virus faces uphill battle in U.S. Senate

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Funding to battle the Zika virus faces a struggle in the U.S. Senate this week, with Democrats scornful of a Republican proposal they say short-changes the challenge posed by the mosquito-borne virus as well as other...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 1:56 AM

Ryan, House Republicans offer plan to slice U.S. tax rates

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Friday they would advance legislation next year to chop individual and corporate U.S. tax rates. The tax plan, unveiled by House Speaker Paul Ryan and...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:41 AM

U.S. Democrats end House protest, gun control prospects dim

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers on Thursday ended a daylong protest in the U.S. House of Representatives to protest the lack of action on gun control and Congress looked unlikely to approve meaningful firearms...

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7:12 AM

Republican lawmakers approve $1.1 billion in new Zika funds

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday agreed to $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, short-changing President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion funding request and angering Democrats by making other cuts to pay for it...

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:01 AM