The House passed its $1.1 trillion 2018 budget resolution on Thursday in a party-line vote that moves Republicans one step closer to sending tax-reform legislation to President Trump.
The Senate has blocked President Trump from exercising his authority to make recess appointments on Thursday as lawmakers left Washington for their August recess.
A gunman unleashed several rounds of gunfire Wednesday at a park in Alexandria, Virginia, where Republican members of Congress were holding a morning baseball practice. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot in the hip and underwent surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
The country watched as former-FBI Director James B. Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his interactions with President Trump and whether or not the president attempted to impede or end the investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election.
In his testimony, Comey called Trump a liar and said he started writing detailed memos about his interactions with the president because he did not believe Mr. Trump would be honest.