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This week, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania's 13th district joined Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez and Senator Kamala D. Harris in introducing a bill in both chambers that would seek to avoid the ambiguity that has surrounded the final death toll from Hurricane Maria to be repeated in the event of other natural disasters.
Sure, there’s North Korea.
But Northern Ireland is also on Washington’s foreign policy to-do list.
Or so it is to be hoped.
As Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson scrapped the post of U.S. Special Envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process.
Before leaving office he revived it.
About 18 percent of eligible Democratic and Republican voters cast ballots during last month’s primary election, according to unofficial returns, a slightly better turnout than the last midterm election.
But it’s hardly a bellwether for citizen enthusiasm in the nation’s democratic electoral process.
WASHINGTON — Philadelphia's three congressmen on Friday urged House leaders to devote federal money to repairing the city's schools, which are suffering from mold, deteriorated asbestos, and peeling lead paint.
Doubts have been raised about the appointment of a US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had not considered the matter.
The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday released more information about a temporary program to help social workers, teachers and other public servants at risk of missing out on federal student loan forgiveness because they enrolled in the wrong repayment plan.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Protesters gathered at City Hall on Monday, amid the historic transition of moving the U.S. embassy in Israel, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
[That same day], Philadelphia, for the first time in the city’s history, raised the Israeli flag over City Hall on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day.
The Irish government is standing in line with European partners in opposing the decision by President Donald Trump to rescind U.S. participation in the Iran nuclear deal.
“I am greatly disappointed by the U.S. announcement that it is withdrawing from the nuclear agreement with Iran, the JCPOA,” said Foreign Affairs Minister, Simon Coveney.
British Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch is in receipt of a letter from 16 members of Congress who joined together to express concern about hundreds of families still waiting for legacy truth and justice.
WASHINGTON -- The House passed by voice vote a bill Tuesday ensuring that the regime of Bashar al-Assad won't get any U.S. taxpayer funds slated to help Syria.