The Senate has blocked President Trump from exercising his authority to make recess appointments on Thursday as lawmakers left Washington for their August recess.
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia and giving Congress the power to block Trump from lifting existing sanctions.
The Senate handily voted Wednesday to advance a bipartisan agreement to impose new financial sanctions on Russia and allows Congress to weigh in before President Trump can lift sanctions.
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 Senate Judiciary Committee is demanding that Daniel Richman, a Columbia Law School professor and friend of former FBI Director James Comey, turn over copies of official memos he leaked the to press last month.
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.
An Ohio man on Monday pleaded guilted to plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs, according Reuters report.