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stated on September 22, 2023 in an Instagram post
U.S. aid to Ukraine will continue during a government shutdown, but programs for food stamps, transportation, education, justice, environmental protection and homelessness will not.
stated on September 23, 2023 in a post
Image shows Sen. Rand Paul in a bathrobe on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
stated on September 12, 2023 in a news conference
“We know the bank records show that nearly $20 million in payments were directed to the Biden family members and associates through various shell companies.”
stated on September 12, 2023 in a speech
On moving forward with an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden with a House vote.
stated on August 27, 2023 in an interview on Meet the Press
Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 6, 2021, could have approved the 2020 electoral votes on the condition that Congress pass an overhaul of election law.
stated on August 3, 2023 in an Instagram post
"FBI director Wray confirms Joe Biden is under criminal investigation for Ukrainian bribes by the U.S. attorney in Delaware then tries to backpedal.”
stated on July 26, 2023 in a post on X, formerly Twitter
“The government just stated under oath that they are in possession of UFOs and nonhuman alien bodies.”
stated on July 19, 2023 in an Instagram post
"Senator Mitt Romney threatens to leave the Republican party and join Democrats.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene
stated on July 18, 2023 in a tweet
Prosecutor Jack Smith “only targets Republicans.”
stated on July 12, 2023 in una publicación en Facebook
"Congreso de EEUU autoriza” congelar 3 mil millones de Rusia para defensa de Ucrania.
stated on June 12, 2023 in a social media posts
“The White House Gift Shop is putting out a commemorative coin for Donald Trump's indictment.”
stated on June 6, 2023 in campaign announcement speech
Donald Trump “never changed one immigration law.”
stated on May 28, 2023 in in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union”
The average amount of assistance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is $6 a day.
stated on May 27, 2023 in a post
"F.ight BREAKS as C.omer SHUTS UP Biden's lawyer with B0MBSHELL."
stated on May 17, 2023 in a post
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy called for the immediate “expulsion and prosecution of Rep. Adam Schiff for committing crimes of treason against the United States.”
stated on May 25, 2023 in a caption
“Adam Schiff just got served” with a $16 million fine for Russia collusion investigation.
stated on May 25, 2023 in a Facebook post
“50 U.S. politicians who received satellite phones were taken to an undisclosed government bunker facility to ensure a Continuation of Government.”
stated on May 16, 2023 in a post
Video shows “Pelosi CRIES LIKE KID after McCarthy kicked her out as speaker.”
Brian Tyler Cohen
stated on May 3, 2023 in a Facebook post
House Speaker “Kevin McCarthy has quietly implemented a pay raise for members (of Congress) that could be $30,000+ per person. It circumvents the Constitution by instead reimbursing their rent, utilities, & meals.”
stated on April 24, 2023 in a Fox News segment
Democrats “introduced a bill that would ban detaining gay illegal immigrants.”
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By Maria Briceño • August 2, 2023
Trump and some in GOP are promoting a Biden bribery allegation. It is from 2020 and unverified.
By Jeff Cercone • June 16, 2023
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By Madison Czopek • May 16, 2023
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By Louis Jacobson • May 15, 2023
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By Louis Jacobson • May 12, 2023
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By Matthew Crowley • March 7, 2023
When will Social Security sunset? Barring congressional changes, money will deplete by 2034
By Jon Greenberg • February 22, 2023
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By Amy Sherman • February 10, 2023
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By Samantha Putterman • February 8, 2023
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By Ellen Hine • February 6, 2023
Joe Biden is halfway through his term. Here's how many campaign promises he's kept so far.
By Louis Jacobson • January 19, 2023
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By Amy Sherman • January 6, 2023
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By Louis Jacobson • January 5, 2023
Latest promises about Congress
Enact term limits
Reduce earmarks to 1994 levels
Require more disclosure and a waiting period for earmarks
Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
No signing statements to nullify instructions from Congress
Fully fund the Combating Autism Act and Federal Autism Research Initiatives
Bring Democrats and Republicans together to pass an agenda
Seek independent watchdog agency to investigate congressional ethics violations
Tougher rules against revolving door for lobbyists and former officials
Allow five days of public comment before signing bills