Democrats who control the House approved the measure authorising House committees to file lawsuits in federal court seeking orders from judges to compel officials to cooperate with congressional inquiries.
Democratic leaders in Congress argue that impeaching President Donald J. Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears.
US President Donald Trump denies opposition charges of a "cover-up" related to the Russia election meddling probe, urging Democrats to end what he called "phony investigations."
Executive privilege is a right claimed by US presidents to withhold information about internal executive branch deliberations from other branches of government. Democrats have condemned the move.
Democrats will try to hold the US Attorney General William Barr in contempt over special counsel Robert Mueller's report. He is being accused of spinning the results of the investigation to President Donald Trump's benefit.
With US presidential elections fast approaching the Democratic Party could have a hard time uniting as it dithers in dealing with Trump.
With the US presidential elections fast approaching, US President Donald Trump is seeking to rally his Conservative base against Obamacare.
Although some Republicans backed the vote to overturn the president's veto, the Democrat-controlled House was 38 votes short of the number needed for the required two-thirds majority.
The first female Muslim lawmaker in America, Omar has been receiving hateful comments and criticism for questioning the role of pro-Israeli lobbies in US politics.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will vote on a resolution against anti-Semitism, anti-Islamophobia and other forms of hate after Jewish groups expressed concern over comments made by freshman Democrat Ilhan Omar.
"We are going to initiate investigations into abuses of power, into corruption and into obstruction of justice," the chairman of the House committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. said. "We will do everything we can to get that evidence."
US President Donald Trump demanded Congress include money for the wall, one of his biggest 2016 campaign promises, in a funding bill he was expected to sign either later on Friday or Saturday.
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