Passage of the legislation marked a disappointing end to a years-long effort by a coalition of liberal Democrats and libertarian-leaning Republicans to redefine the scope of US intelligence collection.
With lawmakers eager to begin a holiday recess until January 3, the House of Representatives and Senate scurried to pass the hastily written bill by votes of 231-188 and 66-32, respectively.
House Democrats had circulated rumours last week that Trump would fire Mueller this Friday, just before the Christmas holiday.
The $1.5-trillion tax bill proposes to include steep tax cuts for corporations and wealthy taxpayers and a new tax deduction for the owners of “pass-through” businesses.
It remains to be seen whether majority leader Mitch McConnell can satisfy moderates and hard-line conservatives in his party who have voiced opposition.
Thiry Democratic US senators and 166 members of the house brought forth yet another lawsuit against the US president for his myriad conflicts of interest.
Some US lawmakers who attended the briefing on North Korea were not convinced that the Trump administration would do enough to control Pyongyang.
According to Trump’s administration, the existing deal had ignored all other threats that Iran posed and only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state.
A Republican plan backed by Trump to overhaul the US healthcare system was pulled on Friday after it failed to garner enough support
Trump’s choice of James Mattis for defence secretary has been commended by both Republicans and Democrats.
Donald Trump has campaigned at times to dismantle Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and to reimpose sanctions Obama eased on Cuba and has also disagreed with foreign policy decisions that included the way Obama has deployed troops abroad to combat Islamist militant groups.
President-elect Donald Trump’s early list of potential appointments to top positions appears to reward people who were loyal to him during his campaign.
Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act allows 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia based on beliefs that the as hijackers were backed by it.
Trump’s criticism of Khizr Khan and Ghazala Khan, who took the stage at last week’s Democratic convention, sparked growing concern and dismay from Republican lawmakers responding to the latest Trump outburst to blindside his party colleagues.
Before the bill is signed into law by President Barack Obama, it must pass the Senate where it is yet to be tabled.
After the Orlando shooting that killed 49 people and wounded 53 more at a gay nightclub, gun-control proponents ratcheted up pressure for meaningful legislation.