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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to supporters in Manhattan at an event where he went over his core political beliefs. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to supporters in Manhattan at an event where he went over his core political beliefs. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Sanders says his revolution is ‘just getting started’

Bernie Sanders told a roaring crowd of supporters Thursday that his campaign is "just getting started" fighting economic inequality, changing the Democratic Party and bolstering Democrats running for Congress.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16: House speaker Paul Ryan speaks to reporters during his weekly press briefing on June 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. Ryan addressed the comment Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made towards GOP leaders who've been critical of Trump to "be quiet.". (Photo by Evy Mages/Getty Images)
House speaker Paul Ryan speaks to reporters during his weekly press briefing on June 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Evy Mages/Getty Images)
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House Republicans offering proposals for health care changes

House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign.

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Paul Ryan Holds First Formal Media Briefing As Speaker
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan at the U.S. Capitol November 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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GOP plan promises to reclaim congressional powers

The latest piece of the campaign agenda commissioned by House Speaker Paul Ryan is promising to reclaim powers ceded to the presidency, give stronger directions to federal bureaucrats, and reassert lawmakers' control over the federal purse strings.

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Scaffolding surrounds the dome of the US Capitol
Scaffolding surrounds the dome of the US Capitol (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Congress sends Obama bill to regulate toxic chemicals

Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products, from household cleaners to clothing and furniture.

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Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., embraces Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 19, 2016, during a news conference to discuss bipartisan legislation to improve the federal regulation of chemicals and toxic substances. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. is at right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., embraces Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 19, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Congress reaches deal to overhaul chemical regulation

A bipartisan agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including tens of thousands that have gone unregulated for decades.

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Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., left, accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks about Zika funding during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., left, accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks about Zika funding during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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House GOP presses ahead with Zika measure

The 241-184 House vote broke mostly along party lines as Democrats lined up in opposition, heeding a White House veto threat and a warning from a top government health official that the bill wouldn't do enough to respond to the growing threat from Zika.

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U.S. Capital Building
U.S. Capital Building (Architect of the Capitol)
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Congress heads out with no resolution on Zika, Puerto Rico

Congress headed out of Washington on Friday, accomplishing relatively little in a short work period and missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis.

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In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, the Capitol in Washington is illuminated during a thunderstorm with the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building reflected on the rain-covered windows. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, the Capitol in Washington is illuminated during a thunderstorm with the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building reflected on the rain-covered windows. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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GOP Congress’ incomplete: Stalled bills, no court nominee

Congress increasingly is being defined by what it's not doing this election year.

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In this March 1, 2016, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., joined by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan promises a bold, election-year agenda of replacing the health care law and fighting poverty. Until then, it�s the BRICK Act. While GOP task forces are talking about national security, jobs and health care, the House floor has largely been turned over to the obscure and the arcane. Instead of wrapping up a typical day�s work at suppertime, early afternoon getaways are often the norm. And it could remain that way for much of the year.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In this March 1, 2016, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., joined by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Bold promises, but thin agenda so far for Ryan-led House

While GOP task forces are talking about national security, jobs and health care, the House floor has largely been turned over to the obscure and the arcane. Instead of wrapping up a typical day's work at suppertime, early afternoon getaways are the norm. And it could remain that way for much of the year.

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Mark Meadows
In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. speaks in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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Despite friction with some, Cruz has allies in Congress

Despite a distinct lack of support from Senate colleagues -- not one single endorsement -- the Republican presidential candidate and freshman Texas senator has a small but loyal group of supporters in the House who are flying to rallies, meeting with voters and trying to convince the electorate that he's not such a bad guy.

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