Bill would allow Puerto Rico to hold first-ever binding referendum on whether to become a state or gain some sort of independence, in a last-ditch effort that stands little chance of passing the Senate.
Nancy Pelosi, longtime leader of Democrats in Washington and a master strategist as House speaker, says she will stand down when Republicans take over the chamber in January.
"At a time when lasting peace and stability in the region is sorely needed, I invite all international actors to act fairly, consciously and, above all, responsibly," says Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay.
Bill will go to Republican-majority Senate where it is expected to fail as Republicans see such a restriction as going against the constitutional right to bear arms.
US House version of the bill adds $27 billion more to the Biden administration's request of an historic $813 billion to fund defence-related programmes in other departments.
In a 12-page missive, ex-president Donald Trump says instead of focusing on the country's larger problems, Democratic-led panel was "a Kangaroo Court" that seeks to distract Americans.
US Congresswoman introduces a resolution, calling for the lower house of US Congress to recognise the forced expulsion of at least 750,000 Palestinians by then Zionist paramilitaries in 1948.
The US House of Representatives passes the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act with a strong bipartisan vote of 364 to 62, weeks after it cleared the Senate with nearly unanimous support.
Democrats use their remaining hours of arguments in the impeachment trial to lay out the physical and mental harm caused by the attack, discuss Trump’s lack of action as it unfolded and do a final presentation on the legal issues involved.
The House of Representatives will vote on a resolution to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from her assignments as Republicans consider discipline. She approves violence against Democrats and claims Donald Trump won the election.
Former president Donald Trump will go on trial in the US Senate soon after a fresh impeachment case against the former president is transmitted on Monday by the House of Representatives.
A swift impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is unlikely to lead to his ouster before Joe Biden takes office on January 20. This raises the prospect of a bitter trial in the Senate during Biden’s first days in the White House.
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