House GOP approves Homeland Security funding bill

House Republicans late Thursday night approved legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for fiscal year 2024. The legislation cleared the chamber in a 220-208 vote. Passing the bill will not help prevent a government shutdown Saturday night, but House GOP

House overwhelmingly approves Ukraine aid

The House late Thursday night overwhelmingly approved $300 million in new aid to Ukraine. The 311-117 vote came after House GOP leaders on Wednesday stripped the Ukraine assistance from a Pentagon funding bill. All "no" votes came from Republicans. Though it drew broad support,

House GOP passes Pentagon funding bill after failed tries

House Republicans late Thursday night approved legislation to fund the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2024, a success for GOP leaders after they decided to strip Ukraine funding from the legislation following two failed procedural votes. The chamber cleared the measure

Mace slams Ocasio-Cortez as an ‘actress’

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) over remarks made at Thursday’s impeachment inquiry hearing into President Biden. “We’re going to subpoena Hunter and Joe Biden and I hope the American people are not getting their news and information from

Appeals court lifts partial stay on Idaho abortion ban

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order on Thursday lifting a lower court ruling that prevented the state of Idaho from enforcing parts of its near-total abortion ban. Citing the Supreme Court decision Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that returned the

Comer subpoenas Hunter Biden's bank records

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) announced Thursday that he issued long-promised subpoenas for the personal and business bank records of President Biden's son Hunter Biden as part of the House GOP's impeachment inquiry into the president. Comer also

Musk visits southern border with Rep. Gonzales

Elon Musk announced on his social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, that he was visiting the country’s southern border with Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) Thursday. Musk posted online that he arrived at Eagle Pass, a city that borders Mexico, to “eyeball the situation”

Five defining fights in Milley's tumultuous tenure

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley on Friday will step down as the nation’s highest-ranking military officer after four tumultuous years in American history dissected across two presidencies. The four-star general — confirmed overwhelmingly by the Senate 89–1 in

Trump, Biden duel over autoworkers' support

Welcome to The Hill's Energy & Environment newsletter {beacon} Energy & Environment Energy & Environment The Big Story Trump, Biden clash over EVs, autoworker support Former President Trump skipped the second GOP debate Wednesday to instead address autoworkers in Michigan,

Ramaswamy defends TikTok use

Ramaswamy bats away attacks as GOP rivals pounce {beacon} Technology Technology The Big Story Ramaswamy parries attacks on TikTok use at GOP debate Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy defended his recent decision to join TikTok as GOP rivals again pounced on

What a shutdown means for federal health programs

Presented by Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association — A handful of conservative House Republicans remain opposed to a short-term agreement {beacon} Health Care Health Care The Big Story How a shutdown will impact federal health programs The federal government is barreling

Student loan payments set to resume for millions

Welcome to The Hill's Business & Economy newsletter {beacon} Business & Economy Business & Economy The Big Story Student loan payments return as shutdown looms Payments are restarting for millions of student loan borrowers at a tumultuous time for Congress, which is

House clashes with Pentagon over Space Command

Presented by GE Aerospace — Lawmakers accuse President Biden of playing politics {beacon} Defense &National Security Defense &National Security The Big Story House hammers US officials on Space Command decision The House Armed Services Committee accused President Biden of

Sen. Stabenow tests positive for COVID

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said Thursday that she tested positive for COVID-19 and would continue working remotely as she isolated. “I tested positive for COVID-19 this afternoon and am currently experiencing mild symptoms. Per CDC guidelines, I plan to isolate and work

Trump won't try to move Georgia charges to federal court

Former President Trump won’t try to move his Georgia criminal prosecution to federal court, his lawyer said Thursday. The surprising turn of events comes weeks after Steve Sadow, Trump’s attorney, notified the state judge that Trump may attempt such a move. “President Trump now

What’s really at stake with a government shutdown

Some members of Congress have taken the position that keeping our government functioning doesn’t really matter, and that pulling the plug on funding for the new fiscal year starting on Oct. 1 is a good way to make a political statement and drive our country in a different

Home borrowing costs hit 23-year high

Home mortgage rates have reached the highest figure since 2000, as the average borrowing rate for 30-year home loans topped 7.31 percent this week, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday. The new figure is a slight increase from last week’s 7.19 percent. A year ago it was 6.7