Exxon Faces Scrutiny in Congress as New York Trial Unfolds

As Exxon faces trial in New York on accusations of misleading investors about how climate change would affect profits, House lawmakers on Wednesday signaled the fossil-fuel giant could soon come into their crosshairs as well as experts testified about the company’s history of suppressing environmental science.

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Immigrant Mom Gives Emotional Testimony on Child’s Death

Yazmin Juarez’s 19-month-old daughter died after getting sick following her stay at an unsanitary immigration detention center in Texas. She told lawmakers her story Wednesday to shed light on the human toll behind the Trump administration’s immigration policy, leaving few dry eyes in the room.

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Congress Hears Stories of Life Without Obamacare

By the time Paul Gibbs was 5 years old, he had already gone through nine surgeries for a condition he was born with that damages his kidneys through an inability to expel waste. His kidneys reached the end stage of failure by 2008 and Gibbs was forced to seek help for his $79,000 transplant surgery, asking members of his church and family friends for donations.

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House Democrats Renew Push for Records in Emoluments Fight

On the heels of a legal victory that gave Democrats the green light to gather documents from businesses owned by President Donald Trump, lawmakers made new demands Thursday for records they say will help shed light on any constitutional issues surrounding the president’s profits from his hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Lawmakers Urged to Plan Ahead for Worsening Natural Disasters

State and local governments have been overwhelmed by the cost of natural disaster cleanup unfolding across the U.S. over the last two years. With climate change further intensifying storms, experts told lawmakers Tuesday the time is now to equip agencies with the funding they need to plan for the worst.

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FBI Officials Grilled on Response to White Supremacist Threats

The Trump administration has cut federal spending to tackle domestic terrorism as violent episodes of white supremacist extremism continue to play out, and House Democrats demanded answers Tuesday from FBI and Homeland Security officials about how the agencies plan to solve the problem with inadequate resources.

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