Former US Representative John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died.
Hatice Cengiz slams stance taken by US President Trump's administration on Jamal Khashoggi's murder, telling a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee not enough was being done to hold Saudis accountable.
President Donald Trump proclaims victory for Republican state senator Troy Balderson in Tuesday's race in Ohio for a seat in the House of Representatives, despite it remaining too close to call.
The top Democrat on the panel earlier said he had proposed a compromise that would let intelligence agencies query a database of information on Americans in national security cases without a warrant.
The measure passed the house 419 to 3 but will have to be passed through Senate before it reaches US President Donald Trump's desk to be signed into law.
Trump vowed to "finish off" Obamacare as the US House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill to repeal and replace major parts of Barack Obama's signature health care law.
Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, said he had full confidence in Devin Nunes, who heads the House of Representatives intelligence committee and is under fire for his handling of an investigation into possible Russian ties to Trump's aides.
Ryan's visit comes as US President Donald Trump's plan to reshape the US immigration system along with Congress's role in financing the plan take centre stage in the new administration.
Republican lawmakers accuse the the outgoing administration of turning its back on Israel. Democrats, on the other hand, accuse Republicans of unfairly attacking President Barack Obama in the waning days of his term.
Even if President Obama upholds his promise to veto the bill, the measure may still be signed into law if a majority two-thirds of both the US House and Senate vote to overturn.
In a pre-emptive move the US House of Representatives approves measures to halt sale of aircraft that could be adapted for military purposes.
Democrat lawmakers relied on social media to transmit videos and pictures of their sit-in using Facebook, Twitter and Periscope.
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