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Members expect fight over whistleblower when Vindman testifies

Lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee are bracing for a contentious flareup Tuesday when Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testifies because Republicans could ask him about his conversations after President Donald Trump's infamous July phone call with the Ukrainian President.

Dem says Mueller, committee reach deal to get Mueller to testify

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reached a tentative agreement to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, according to committee member Rep. David N. Cicilline. The Rhode Island Democrat said, "A tentative date has been set for May 15th and we hope the Special Counsel will appear. We think the American people have a right to hear directly from him."

Trump digs in against Democrats but there may yet be consequences

It had been more than two years since Michael Caputo, the onetime campaign communications adviser to Donald Trump, had spoken to the man he helped elect president. It was a span that encompassed special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, a probe with which Caputo had cooperated.

Trump doesn't want aides to testify to Congress

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he does not want his current or former aides to testify before various Democratic-controlled congressional committees in their attempts to oversee his administration.

House Intelligence panel requests Mueller briefing

The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee last month made a rare bipartisan request for special counsel Robert Mueller to brief the committee on his investigation and for the Justice Department to provide the panel with the counterintelligence material gathered during the probe.

Senate panel divided on Trump-Russia collusion

The Senate Intelligence Committee remains deeply divided over whether there is evidence of collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia after a year-long investigation, the latest sign that Congress is unlikely to find consensus over a key question surrounding the 2016 elections.

Republican Party nixes debate committee ahead of 2020

Republican National Committee members voted Thursday to eliminate the body's debate committee, a small but meaningful change signaling that Republicans do not plan to sanction any primary debates in the upcoming presidential election cycle.

Lawmakers slam Nielsen over focus on immigrant caravan, border wall

The secretary of Homeland Security faced sharp questioning about agency priorities from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Thursday, with many expressing deep concerns about whether the Trump administration is properly promoting Americans' safety.

Pompeo looking at unfavorable committee vote

It's starting to look like Mike Pompeo might not get a favorable vote from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to support his nomination as secretary of state, after three Democrats (and at least one Republican) on the panel have signaled they'll vote against the current CIA director.

Democrats renew call for changes to Walker budget

Democrats are renewing their call for significant changes to Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal, including reducing a $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System and spending more money on public schools.

City hopes public restrooms will resolve public urination issue

Committee looks at other cities to see what works

The renaissance of downtown Madison can be seen in the skyline and on the sidewalks. If you look up, you'll see construction cranes working to create downtown living spaces, and at ground level, you will find sidewalks crowded with residents and visitors.

Senate panel sets hearing on 7-day work week

Senate panel sets public hearing on 7-day work week bill

The state Senate's labor committee will take public comments this week on a Republican bill that would allow factory and retail employees to volunteer to work seven straight days without a day off.