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With Biden now cruising to his first legislative victory less than two months after proposing his relief bill, economists have baked its effects into their forecasts for a stronger recovery in 2021.(AP Photo)

Joe Biden’s giant stimulus to easily pass House, say Democrats

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:04 PM IST
Progressive House Democrats are already turning their attention to getting their proposals in a second budget reconciliation bill -- which allows for Senate approval by a simple majority.
US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, US.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, US.(REUTERS)

Blow for Donald Trump: US House passes defence bill to set up veto override

Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:20 PM IST
The outgoing president had vetoed the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) last week for not repealing protections for social media platforms, and for the renaming of military facilities named after confederate generals
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can trigger the remote voting procedure for the first time in Congress’ history if she deems it necessary.(REUTERS)
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can trigger the remote voting procedure for the first time in Congress’ history if she deems it necessary.(REUTERS)

US House votes to allow ‘proxy’ voting during coronavirus crisis

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by: Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2020 05:47 AM IST
Republicans argued the Democrats’ rules change proposal was unconstitutional and unnecessary.
Lawmakers, many wearing masks, approved the bill during an extended period of voting intended to allow them to remain at a distance from one another in line with public health recommendations. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)
Lawmakers, many wearing masks, approved the bill during an extended period of voting intended to allow them to remain at a distance from one another in line with public health recommendations. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

US House approves $500 billion coronavirus bill in relief package

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 02:58 PM IST
The measure passed the Democratic-led House by a vote of 388-5, with one member voting present. House members were meeting for the first time in weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation authorizing two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to be transmitted to the Senate(REUTERS)
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation authorizing two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to be transmitted to the Senate(REUTERS)

US House sends Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial

Washington | By Agence-France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 07:34 AM IST
The momentous trial, expected to begin Tuesday in the Republican-controlled Senate and last several weeks, will be only the third ever of an American president, and will decide whether Trump is forced from office.
US President Donald Trump at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain earlier this month.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
US President Donald Trump at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain earlier this month.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

US Speaker directs drafting of articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 03:00 PM IST
Pelosi’s announcement advances the impeachment process rapidly towards a vote in the House of Representatives before Christmas.
US House impeachment investigators began releasing Monday first transcripts of closed-door hearing, including that of Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine, who told lawmakers was the target of a smear campaign and was recalled, she was told, because she had lost the trust of President Donald Trump.(AP Photo)
US House impeachment investigators began releasing Monday first transcripts of closed-door hearing, including that of Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine, who told lawmakers was the target of a smear campaign and was recalled, she was told, because she had lost the trust of President Donald Trump.(AP Photo)

US House releases transcripts of impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump

Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 06:46 AM IST
Two more transcripts are slated for release on Tuesday, including that of US ambassador to EU, Gordon Sondland, whose testimony has been disputed and contradicted by many officials since.
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Resolution introduced in US Congress to honour Dhaliwal

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 11:53 PM IST
The 42-year-old Harris County sheriff’s deputy was shot dead on September 27 while conducting a routine mid-day traffic stop in northwest Houston
Mahatma Gandhi lifelong commitment to human rights, civil liberty and freedom inspired countless millions across the globe, said Congressman, George Holding.(PTI Photo/Representative Image)
Mahatma Gandhi lifelong commitment to human rights, civil liberty and freedom inspired countless millions across the globe, said Congressman, George Holding.(PTI Photo/Representative Image)

Resolution celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy introduced in US House

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 02:22 PM IST
Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary and his enduring legacy.
Democrats, on their part, are split on whether or not to launch impeachment proceedings against the president.(REUTERS)
Democrats, on their part, are split on whether or not to launch impeachment proceedings against the president.(REUTERS)

Democrats vote on impeachment probe against Donald Trump

Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 10:39 PM IST
The approved measure laid down the rules of investigation granting lawyers for Democrats and Republicans to directly question witnesses after the lawmakers were done, and allow White House counsel to file written response in realtime, granting the president due process.
The US House of Representatives, where the opposition Democratic party has a majority, voted on Wednesday against a move to impeach President Donald Trump.(Bloomberg File Photo)
The US House of Representatives, where the opposition Democratic party has a majority, voted on Wednesday against a move to impeach President Donald Trump.(Bloomberg File Photo)

US House votes against move to impeach Donald Trump

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 05:47 AM IST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the lead in killing the move to impeach US president Donald Trump by not backing the impeachment move.
The US lawmakers Wednesday passed a Bill aimed at lifting the current seven percent country-cap on issuing Green Cards.(Reuters File Photo)
The US lawmakers Wednesday passed a Bill aimed at lifting the current seven percent country-cap on issuing Green Cards.(Reuters File Photo)

Good news for IT professionals, US House removes country-cap on Green Cards

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 09:26 AM IST
The passage of the Bill was hailed by Indian professionals from across the US, particularly those from the Silicon Valley in California, Seattle area in Washington state, the Greater Washington DC area and the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up his veto of the congressional resolution to end his emergency declaration to get funds to build a border wall after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 15, 2019.(REUTERS PHOTO)
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up his veto of the congressional resolution to end his emergency declaration to get funds to build a border wall after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 15, 2019.(REUTERS PHOTO)

US House to vote to override Donald Trump veto

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 09:29 PM IST
The US House of Representatives will vote Tuesday to try and override President Donald Trump’s veto of a resolution passed earlier by congress overturning his declaration of emergency to fund his promised wall along the border with Mexico.
US president Donald Trump after the State of the Union address, with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at the Capitol in Washington on February 5.(REUTERS)
US president Donald Trump after the State of the Union address, with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at the Capitol in Washington on February 5.(REUTERS)

Nancy Pelosi takes Trump impeachment off the table: ‘He ‘isn’t worth it’

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 09:14 PM IST
Pelosi is a bitter critic of the president and one who has had the better of him in their political tussles so far, forcing Trump to shutdown the federal government, own responsibility for it and then cave in without getting the border wall fund that was centre of it.
The bill proposes to expand federal background checks to online buyers firearms and at gun shows, that are currently not covered.(AFP/Picture for representation)
The bill proposes to expand federal background checks to online buyers firearms and at gun shows, that are currently not covered.(AFP/Picture for representation)

US House okays historic gun-control law

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 12:31 AM IST
The US House of Representatives passed a legislation to expand background check for gun buyers to include online transactions and at gun shows and fairs, in the first attempt at reforming firearms laws in a generation.
Two leading Indian-American women have led the Democratic party’s move to oppose the nomination of fellow community legal luminary Neomi Rao for the prestigious.(Neomi Rao/ Twitter Photo)
Two leading Indian-American women have led the Democratic party’s move to oppose the nomination of fellow community legal luminary Neomi Rao for the prestigious.(Neomi Rao/ Twitter Photo)

2 Indian-American women oppose nomination of Neomi Rao

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 10:39 AM IST
Now considered as among the leading Democratic lawmakers, Jayapal was recently re-elected for her second consecutive term to the US House of Representatives.
US president Donald Trump has said he is getting closer to declaring a national emergency to secure funding for a wall.(AFP)
US president Donald Trump has said he is getting closer to declaring a national emergency to secure funding for a wall.(AFP)

Getting closer to declare national emergency to build the wall: Donald Trump

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 04:59 PM IST
A national emergency would allow Trump to proceed with a wall without congressional approval and give him executive powers to reallocate disaster relief funds to the southern Mexico border.
The US House of Representatives, where Democrats now hold a majority, approved legislation on Thursday to end a partial government shutdown t(AP)
The US House of Representatives, where Democrats now hold a majority, approved legislation on Thursday to end a partial government shutdown t(AP)

US House passes bills that would end government shutdown, without wall funds

Agence France-Presse | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 08:40 AM IST
Under the bills, the departments of State, Commerce, Agriculture, Labor, Treasury and other agencies would be funded through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.
The US House of Representatives adjourned Friday without Congress passing a spending deal, assuring a partial government shutdown at midnight as President Donald Trump and lawmakers remain at odds over border wall funding.(Bloomberg)
The US House of Representatives adjourned Friday without Congress passing a spending deal, assuring a partial government shutdown at midnight as President Donald Trump and lawmakers remain at odds over border wall funding.(Bloomberg)

4 lakh staff will go without pay, 3.8 lakh ‘on leave’ as US shutdown begins

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 11:20 AM IST
The impasse came after Trump threw a wrench into the works earlier in the week by refusing to agree to a short-term funding deal cut by Democratic and Republican senators because it did not include the USD 5 billion for his border wall.
More than 700,000 Rohingya have fled the violence in Rakhine state since the Myanmar military launched an offensive in August 2017.(REUTERS)
More than 700,000 Rohingya have fled the violence in Rakhine state since the Myanmar military launched an offensive in August 2017.(REUTERS)

US House of Representatives accuses Myanmar of Rohingya ‘genocide’

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2018 08:14 AM IST
The United Nations has already classified the mass expulsions of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya from their homes as a “genocide.”
Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018.(REUTERS)
Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018.(REUTERS)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai to testify before US House panel in November

Reuters, Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 12:06 AM IST
Kevin McCarthy disclosed that Pichai had agreed to testify and met with Pichai along with other senior Republicans to discuss concerns that the search engine giant is biased against conservatives.
The US Capitol in Washington, DC.(AFP File Photo)
The US Capitol in Washington, DC.(AFP File Photo)

3 Indian-Americans win primaries in race for US House of Representatives

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 12:03 AM IST
Currently, the US House of Representatives has four Indian-Americans - the largest number so far in the history of the US Congress.
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