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2022 Midterms: What to Watch in Nebraska, West Virginia

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary... Read More

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women. Voters in Nebraska will... Read More

2022-05-08 16:18:15
by Dan McCue
Citizens Group Seeks to Bridge the Partisan Divide

WASHINGTON — All over Capitol Hill, the hullabaloo of the return to almost pre-pandemic normal was everywhere in evidence. Under... Read More

WASHINGTON — All over Capitol Hill, the hullabaloo of the return to almost pre-pandemic normal was everywhere in evidence. Under a bright blue late afternoon sky, mobs of rambunctious school children were being corralled on the Capitol steps for class... Read More

2022-05-08 16:06:38
by Brock Blasdell
Mooney Polling Ahead of McKinley in West Virginia House Primary

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep.... Read More

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep. David McKinley as they head into the final days before West Virginia’s May 10 Republican primary. West Virginia lost a... Read More

2022-05-06 20:56:42
by Dan McCue
Marjorie Taylor Greene Deemed Qualified to Seek Reelection

ATLANTA — Georgia's secretary of state on Friday evening accepted an administrative law judge’s finding that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene,... Read More

ATLANTA — Georgia's secretary of state on Friday evening accepted an administrative law judge’s finding that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is qualified to run for reelection. Earlier in day, Administrative Law Judge Charles Beaudrot held that Greene is qualified... Read More

2022-05-03 23:13:54
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Hearing on Judicial Code of Ethics Overshadowed by Supreme Court Leak

WASHINGTON — A Senate hearing Tuesday started as a discussion of a proposed new code of conduct for the U.S.... Read More

WASHINGTON — A Senate hearing Tuesday started as a discussion of a proposed new code of conduct for the U.S. Supreme Court but quickly turned to outrage over a leaked draft copy of a ruling that would overturn most abortion... Read More

2022-04-29 23:27:35
by Dan McCue
House Republicans Urge Energy Secretary to ‘Prioritize’ Nuclear Power

WASHINGTON — Two members of the House Republican caucus are urging Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to revitalize America’s nuclear power... Read More

WASHINGTON — Two members of the House Republican caucus are urging Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to revitalize America’s nuclear power infrastructure and include it in an “all of the above” approach to securing the nation’s energy future. Reps. Fred Upton,... Read More

EXPLAINER: Why US Needs a Law to Sell Off Oligarchs' Assets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden doesn't want to just seize the yachts, luxury homes and other assets of Russian... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden doesn't want to just seize the yachts, luxury homes and other assets of Russian oligarchs, he wants to sell off the pricey goods and use the money to help rebuild Ukraine. He's asking Congress... Read More

2022-04-28 14:26:14
by Madeline Hughes
Commerce Secretary Urges Senators to Pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act

WASHINGTON — Billions of dollars will start flowing to the Department of Commerce if Congress passes the Innovation and Competition... Read More

WASHINGTON — Billions of dollars will start flowing to the Department of Commerce if Congress passes the Innovation and Competition Act, also known as the Bipartisan Innovation Act, funds that will transform the department’s upcoming budget, according to Commerce Secretary... Read More

2022-04-28 00:22:59
by Dan McCue
Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Could Make for Long Hot Summer

WASHINGTON — A trial balloon floated by the president during a wide-ranging meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus... Read More

WASHINGTON — A trial balloon floated by the president during a wide-ranging meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus could become the latest point of contention between the White House and Republicans on Capitol Hill. During a Monday meeting... Read More

2022-04-27 21:47:17
by Tom Ramstack
Lawmakers Say Consulting Firm Marketing Contributed to Half-Million Opioid Deaths

WASHINGTON — A congressional panel cast suspicions on a global business consulting firm Wednesday as a potential villain in the... Read More

WASHINGTON — A congressional panel cast suspicions on a global business consulting firm Wednesday as a potential villain in the opioid epidemic that has killed more than a half-million Americans. A McKinsey & Co. official admitted to earning at least... Read More

2022-04-27 14:22:35
by Dan McCue
Voters Say Greene Texted Meadows About Imposing Martial Law

ATLANTA — A group of Georgia voters challenging Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s fitness to run for reelection has given... Read More

ATLANTA — A group of Georgia voters challenging Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s fitness to run for reelection has given an administrative law judge a text message in which the congresswoman asks White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to... Read More

2022-04-21 21:13:29
by Tom Ramstack
Lawmakers Told US Needs Secure Supply Chain for Electric Vehicle Market

WOODRIDGE, Ill. — U.S. policy on alternative fuel vehicles is at a turning point in the transition away from gasoline-powered... Read More

WOODRIDGE, Ill. — U.S. policy on alternative fuel vehicles is at a turning point in the transition away from gasoline-powered engines, according to witnesses at a congressional hearing Thursday. Delays in securing the metals and minerals to manufacture rechargeable electric... Read More

2022-04-20 18:27:26
by Tom Ramstack
Washington Commanders Fire Back at Financial Impropriety Allegations

WASHINGTON — Attorneys for the Washington Commanders are challenging allegations submitted to the Federal Trade Commission that the football team's... Read More

WASHINGTON — Attorneys for the Washington Commanders are challenging allegations submitted to the Federal Trade Commission that the football team's owner and top management stole ticket revenue they were supposed to share with visiting teams. The team also is accused... Read More

AP Source: Kimberly Guilfoyle Meets with Jan. 6 Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kimberly Guilfoyle, the fiancée of former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, met with the House committee investigating... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kimberly Guilfoyle, the fiancée of former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, met with the House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection Monday — more than a month after she abruptly ended a voluntary interview with lawmakers — according to... Read More

Congress Seeks Compromise to Boost Computer Chip Industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — A global computer chip shortage has made it harder for consumers to get their hands on cars, computers and... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A global computer chip shortage has made it harder for consumers to get their hands on cars, computers and other modern-day necessities, so Congress is looking to boost chip manufacturing and research in the United States with billions of... Read More

2022-04-15 19:18:01
by Tom Ramstack
Lawmakers Investigate More Evidence of Criminal Plot at Jan. 6 Insurrection

WASHINGTON – The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol is increasingly looking at former President... Read More

WASHINGTON – The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol is increasingly looking at former President Donald Trump and his advisers for possible criminal violations. The latest leaks to media organizations add to evidence Trump might... Read More

From 'Sister' to Rival: Dem Rising Stars Fight for Ga. Seat

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Reps. Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux flipped two longtime Republican congressional districts in Atlanta's northern suburbs by running against then-President... Read More

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Reps. Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux flipped two longtime Republican congressional districts in Atlanta's northern suburbs by running against then-President Donald Trump and his divisive brand of politics. But as they fight to keep their House seats this year, they're... Read More

AP Sources: Trump Aide Stephen Miller to Speak to 1/6 Panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Miller, who served as a top aide to President Donald Trump, will appear Thursday before the congressional... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Miller, who served as a top aide to President Donald Trump, will appear Thursday before the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to two people familiar with the matter. Miller was a senior adviser for policy... Read More

Rep. Langevin: Public Service has Changed Since Capitol Riot

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — After the Capitol riot, longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin said he thought briefly that the foolishness... Read More

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — After the Capitol riot, longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin said he thought briefly that the foolishness and recklessness of dividing the country would finally stop. That didn’t happen, and the Rhode Island Democrat says it’s one... Read More

2022-04-14 13:00:00
by Alexa Hornbeck
Rep. Alma Adams Holds Forum on Black Maternal Health

WASHINGTON — Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., hosted a forum on Wednesday on Black maternal health to highlight the efforts being... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., hosted a forum on Wednesday on Black maternal health to highlight the efforts being made to address reproductive issues in the U.S. for women of color. The forum aligns with Black Maternal Health Week... Read More

2022-04-13 17:27:14
by Tom Ramstack
Apple CEO Blasts Congress for Bill to Regulate App Sales

WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook is pushing back against a move in Congress to rein in the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook is pushing back against a move in Congress to rein in the market dominance of tech giants through antitrust legislation. Cook said during a speech in Washington, D.C., Tuesday that the pending... Read More

2022-04-12 21:03:46
by Tom Ramstack
Lawmakers Seek Ways to Mitigate Racial Inequalities in Milwaukee Area

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee area is an unfortunate example of how economic decline can work injustices on the Black population,... Read More

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee area is an unfortunate example of how economic decline can work injustices on the Black population, according to witnesses at a congressional field hearing Tuesday. From its heyday as the nation’s machine shop in the mid-1960s,... Read More

Ex-Officer Convicted of Storming Capitol to Disrupt Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal jury convicted a former Virginia police officer of storming the U.S. Capitol with another off-duty officer to... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal jury convicted a former Virginia police officer of storming the U.S. Capitol with another off-duty officer to obstruct Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory. Jurors on Monday convicted former Rocky Mount police officer Thomas Robertson of... Read More

2022-04-11 22:07:33
by Reece Nations
Bipartisan, Bicameral Groups of Lawmakers Push to Delay Title 42 End

WASHINGTON — Since the Biden administration’s announcement marking the expected end of the Title 42 migrant expulsion health authority, bipartisan... Read More

WASHINGTON — Since the Biden administration’s announcement marking the expected end of the Title 42 migrant expulsion health authority, bipartisan and bicameral lawmakers have pushed back on the policy’s revocation. Legislation was introduced last week by Sens. James Lankford, R-Okla.,... Read More

2022-04-11 16:20:56
by Kate Michael
Manchin and Risch Push to Reestablish US as Nuclear Energy Leader

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, introduced legislation to establish an Executive Office for Nuclear... Read More

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, introduced legislation to establish an Executive Office for Nuclear Policy and finance a robust civil nuclear program last week.  The International Nuclear Energy Act of 2022 attempts to develop... Read More

2022-04-07 14:44:33
by Kate Michael
Congress Says USPS Electric Fleet Either ‘National Example’ or ‘Green New Deal Guinea Pig’

WASHINGTON — In a rare show of bipartisan support, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 was signed into law... Read More

WASHINGTON — In a rare show of bipartisan support, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 was signed into law this week, yet many aspects of USPS modernization, including the future of an all-electric postal fleet, appear to remain starkly... Read More

2022-04-06 22:56:04
by Tom Ramstack
Oil Executives Defend Gas Prices Under Criticism From Lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Oil industry executives tried to explain to Congress Wednesday that a recent sharp increase in gasoline prices results... Read More

WASHINGTON — Oil industry executives tried to explain to Congress Wednesday that a recent sharp increase in gasoline prices results from market conditions beyond their control. They vehemently denied they were price gouging to get rich off of international upheavals... Read More

2022-04-05 21:14:02
by Reece Nations
House Passes Terrorism Response and Prevention Bill 

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism Act on Tuesday, compelling federal agencies to submit unclassified reports to Congress upon completion of terrorism investigations. Sponsored by Rep.... Read More

2022-04-05 21:03:44
by Dan McCue
Republican Rep. Fred Upton to Retire

WASHINGTON — Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., a member of Congress since 1987, announced his retirement Tuesday with a speech on... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., a member of Congress since 1987, announced his retirement Tuesday with a speech on the House floor. “It seems like just yesterday when a number of community leaders encouraged me to run for Congress.... Read More

2022-04-05 13:39:59
by Dan McCue
Senate Negotiators Reach Deal on COVID Relief Package

WASHINGTON — Senate negotiators reached an agreement late Monday afternoon on a slimmed-down $10 billion COVID relief package that preserves... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senate negotiators reached an agreement late Monday afternoon on a slimmed-down $10 billion COVID relief package that preserves vaccine and treatment regimes here, but eliminates virtually all funding for similar programs abroad. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.,... Read More

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