#House of Representatives

Nancy Pelosi is the only woman to serve as the speaker of house of representative in the US history. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Nancy Pelosi is an American politician, who serves as the speaker of the United States House of representatives
  • Pelosi represents the Democratic party and is 81 years old
  • She has held other prestigious offices like House minority leader and leader of the house Democratic Caucus

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The US House of Representatives on Saturday passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The stimulus plan seeks to help more than 11 million unemployed people
  • Parents of children under the age of 18 will receive a year of monthly benefits
  • The bill promises a $110 billion grant for small businesses

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Former US President Donald Trump is the only President who was impeached by the House of Representatives twice (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Max Miller was Trump's deputy campaign manager for the 2020 elections
  • Miller got "complete and total" support of the former US President
  • A total of 10 Republican Representatives voted to impeach Trump

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Nancy Pelosi leads the slimmest House majority in decades. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • The US House of Representatives will vote on the $1.9 trillion stimulus package on Friday
  • "We're going to make a giant step forward tonight," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said
  • Pelosi insisted she had the votes to pass the bill, with or without the minimum wage measure

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The party is still pondering whether Donald Trump can win again in 2024. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Donald Trump will address the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday
  • Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo is likely to address CPAC  as well
  • Republicans say Trump remains the dominant conservative political force

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US President Joe Biden has pushed for early approval for his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. (AFP Photo)

  • Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough is reviewing the minimum wage provision in the COVID-19 relief bill
  • The minimum wage, as proposed in the package, will increase to $15 over five years
  • The COVID relief bill is going to the House of Representatives on Friday

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First passed in 2019, the Republican-controlled Senate had refused to take it up. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The legislation was narrowly passed by the divided House at 224 to 206 votes
  • The bill seeks to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation
  • 10 Republicans joined the Democrats to reach the 60-vote mark required

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A bipartisan group of US senators has introduced a legislation on Wednesday that would require President Joe Biden to establish an inter-agency task force to address impacts of China's intimidation strategies. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI - File/)Representative

  • The legislation would require Joe Biden to establish China Censorship Monitor and Action Group
  • The legislation was introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley, who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • The task force would create an annual report, complete congressional briefings

The situation has pitted Wall Street's hedge funds against a social-media driven move to squeeze large, institutional entities. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Founders of trading application Robinhood and onlin eforum Reddit were among those testifying at a House of Representatives hearing
  • Recent volatility in GamStop share prices have prompted cals for regulators to review of the role of social media
  • The hearing touched upon details of trading, such as the time it takes to settle bets

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President Joe Biden speaks during a televised town hall event at Pabst Theater, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • "Now is the time we should spending. Now is the time to go big," Biden told CNN audience
  • His stimulus package would more than double the previous measure passed by Congress, after intense debate, in December
  • "You folks are all on the front lines and dealing with the crisis since day one," Biden said