House Votes to Boot Rep. Omar From Foreign Affairs Committee
Political News
House Votes to Boot Rep. Omar From Foreign Affairs Committee
2023-02-02 18:57:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House voted largely along party lines to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the Foreign Affairs Committee. The resolution voted on Thursday cited a half dozen comments Omar had made between 2019 and 2021 that were deemed... Read More

White House Preparing to End COVID-19 Emergencies in May
Health
White House Preparing to End COVID-19 Emergencies in May
2023-01-31 19:55:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday that President Biden will end dual national emergencies declared to deal with the COVID-19 public health crisis in May, nearly three years after they were first declared. The announcement came 24 hours before... Read More

Spanberger Leads Push to Prevent Offshore Drilling in Virginia
Congress
Spanberger Leads Push to Prevent Offshore Drilling in Virginia
2023-01-26 23:10:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — As House Republicans move closer to a vote on a bill intended to curb the president’s ability to sell oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., is pushing for an amendment to prevent her state’s... Read More

Rep. Steube Hospitalized After Fall From Tree
Congress
Rep. Steube Hospitalized After Fall From Tree
2023-01-20 15:51:24
by Dan McCue

SARASOTA, Fla.— Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., remains hospitalized Friday morning, two days after being seriously injured in a tree-cutting accident on his property. According to a series of tweets from his office, Steube, an athletic man who once hit a... Read More

Threats Against Lawmakers Are Down, but Still Too High, Chief Says
Congress
Threats Against Lawmakers Are Down, but Still Too High, Chief Says
2023-01-18 16:15:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The number of threat investigations opened by the U.S. Capitol Police was markedly down last year compared to 2020 and 2021, but remains far too high, according to the department’s chief. Last year, the U.S. Capitol Police Threat... Read More

Santos Gets Nod for Two Committee Assignments
Congress
Santos Gets Nod for Two Committee Assignments
2023-01-18 15:54:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Controversial Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., has been recommended for seats on the House Small Business and Science, Space and Technologies Committees. The recommendations were handed down Tuesday evening by the House GOP Steering Committee, a panel consisting of... Read More

Congressmen Want to Revoke Right-Wing Former Brazilian President’s Visa
International
Congressmen Want to Revoke Right-Wing Former Brazilian President's Visa
2023-01-13 21:35:33
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to revoke the visa of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after insurrectionists stormed that nation’s government buildings this week in a repeat of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot in Washington, D.C.... Read More

Blue Dogs Assail House GOP Decision to Void PAYGO Rule
Congress
Blue Dogs Assail House GOP Decision to Void PAYGO Rule
2023-01-13 16:40:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Republicans who voted to eliminate a longstanding pay-as-you-go rule earlier this week are getting an earful from colleagues in the Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats. “This rules package reveals the hypocrisy of Republican posturing on fiscal... Read More

House Narrowly Approves New Rules Package
Congress
House Narrowly Approves New Rules Package
2023-01-10 16:35:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Republicans pushed through an overhaul of the rules for the new Congress on Monday, overcoming the concerns of some members of their own party regarding concessions Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., made last week to finally become speaker.... Read More

McCarthy Wins Speakership in Post-Midnight Session
Congress
McCarthy Wins Speakership in Post-Midnight Session
2023-01-07 15:04:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., won election as House Speaker early Saturday morning after a last minute maneuver at the end of the 15th round of voting forestalled a motion for adjournment and another potential round of voting next... Read More

Tide Turns Toward McCarthy in Latest Speaker Votes
Congress
Tide Turns Toward McCarthy in Latest Speaker Votes
2023-01-06 19:00:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., lost a 13th straight speakership vote on Friday afternoon, but for the first time all week, several Republican holdouts flipped their votes in his favor, apparently paving the way for his ultimate victory. Though... Read More

White House Toughens Border Policy
Immigration
White House Toughens Border Policy
2023-01-06 14:34:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the United States would immediately begin turning away Cubans, Haitians and Nicaraguans who cross the border from Mexico illegally. The new rules expand on an existing effort to stop Venezuelans attempting to... Read More

McCarthy Quest for Speaker Gavel Falls Short for Third Straight Day
Congress
McCarthy Quest for Speaker Gavel Falls Short for Third Straight Day
2023-01-05 21:59:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — If there can be any such thing as hanging above the abyss on a yo-yo string, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., may just be accomplishing that feat. For the third straight day, in vote after vote, the man who... Read More

McCarthy Pinning Thursday Hopes on Campaign Concession
Congress
McCarthy Pinning Thursday Hopes on Campaign Concession
2023-01-05 14:56:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and his allies in Congress are pinning their hope that he’ll finally be elected House speaker on Thursday on a promise that his political action committee won’t support candidates in open primaries in safe... Read More

McCarthy Again Three Time Loser on Second Day of Voting on New House Speaker
Congress
McCarthy Again Three Time Loser on Second Day of Voting on New House Speaker
2023-01-04 19:00:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., ended Wednesday afternoon just as he ended his Tuesday — on the short ends of successive votes for the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. After all the votes were cast... Read More

House Adjourns After McCarthy Falls Short in Three Votes for Speaker
Congress
House Adjourns After McCarthy Falls Short in Three Votes for Speaker
2023-01-03 23:33:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House adjourned on Tuesday evening after Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., failed in three back-to-back votes to secure enough support to be elected House speaker. The votes left the House GOP in an apparent state of chaos.... Read More

118th Congress Opens With Intrigue, Meanwhile McConnell Makes History
Congress
118th Congress Opens With Intrigue, Meanwhile McConnell Makes History
2023-01-03 16:53:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Republicans held a last ditch, closed door meeting in the Capitol Tuesday morning, with Rep. Kevin McCarthy, D-Calif., trying once again to rally support for his bid to be the next speaker of the House. With reporters... Read More

House Democrats Release Six Years of Trump Tax Returns
Congress
House Democrats Release Six Years of Trump Tax Returns
2022-12-30 18:07:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee released six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax records on Friday, the final chapter in a years-long legal battle during which the former real estate developer and reality TV... Read More

Diverse Coalition Urges Next Congress to Be Proactive on Climate Risk Mitigation
Climate
Diverse Coalition Urges Next Congress to Be Proactive on Climate Risk Mitigation
2022-12-28 13:07:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The change in House leadership next year is likely to renew the long-running congressional debate over how to fix problems that have plagued the National Flood Insurance Program for decades and make it better able to deal with... Read More

House Passes $1.7T Omnibus Spending Bill
Congress
House Passes $1.7T Omnibus Spending Bill
2022-12-23 22:23:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It took a little longer than expected, but a much anticipated $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package finally cleared the House Friday afternoon as members sought to avoid a partial government shutdown and conclude the work of the 117th... Read More

McClellan Wins Democratic Nomination in Virginia’s 4th CD
Elections
McClellan Wins Democratic Nomination in Virginia’s 4th CD
2022-12-22 16:53:27
by Dan McCue

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia state Sen. Jennifer McClellan overwhelmingly won the Democratic nomination to succeed the late A. Donald McEachin in Congress, garnering 84.81% of the vote, party officials announced early Thursday morning. McClellan far outdistanced her chief rival for... Read More

Zelenskyy to Meet With Biden, Address Congress, in ‘Surprise’ Visit to Washington
White House
Zelenskyy to Meet With Biden, Address Congress, in ‘Surprise’ Visit to Washington
2022-12-21 14:39:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will meet with President Biden at the White House Wednesday afternoon before delivering a prime-time address to a joint session of Congress, White House officials announced Tuesday night. “I’m glad to intrude on your... Read More

Select Committee Releases Final Report on How to Fix Congress, Revive Bipartisanship
Congress
Select Committee Releases Final Report on How to Fix Congress, Revive Bipartisanship
2022-12-20 22:02:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — There likely haven’t been many select committees in the history of Congress who on their last day made the mind wander back to “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu,” the epic 1960 account of Ted Williams’ final game at... Read More

Pallone Seeks Answers After Keystone Pipeline Spill in Kansas 
Environment
Pallone Seeks Answers After Keystone Pipeline Spill in Kansas 
2022-12-20 20:42:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is looking for answers after a rupture in the Keystone Pipeline released nearly 588,000 gallons of oil into a Kansas waterway. The Dec. 7 spill was... Read More

Four Democrats Vying to Win Virginia ‘Firehouse Primary’
Elections
Four Democrats Vying to Win Virginia ‘Firehouse Primary’
2022-12-16 21:16:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Virginia Democratic Party is holding a “firehouse primary” on Tuesday to determine who will fill the 4th Congressional District seat left vacant by the death of newly reelected Rep. A. Donald McEachin. Virginia’s Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin... Read More

House Approves Bill Opening Door to Puerto Rican Statehood
Congress
House Approves Bill Opening Door to Puerto Rican Statehood
2022-12-15 21:21:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House passed the Puerto Rico Status Act on Thursday, a bill that would allow Puerto Rico to hold the first-ever binding referendum on whether to become a state or gain some sort of independence. Though the bill... Read More

Stories of Gun Control Failures Grip Lawmakers
Congress
Stories of Gun Control Failures Grip Lawmakers
2022-12-15 21:11:18
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A decade and a day after a deranged gunman killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Nicole Melchionno told a congressional committee about sitting in her second-grade class and hearing a sound like large... Read More

Congressional Report Suggests Improvements for Response to Another Pandemic
Congress
Congressional Report Suggests Improvements for Response to Another Pandemic
2022-12-14 21:16:47
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Deep flaws in the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic gave a glimpse into how to prepare for the next infectious outbreak, according to a report adopted Wednesday by a congressional panel. The hearing of the House Select... Read More

Most Americans Have Low Expectations for New Congress, Pollster Finds
Opinion Polls
Most Americans Have Low Expectations for New Congress, Pollster Finds
2022-12-14 18:33:21
by Dan McCue

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – A majority of Americans expect little change when Republicans take control of Congress in January, and four out of five said their expectations that Congress will effectively conduct the people’s business remains low. Those opinions... Read More

Congressional Report Blames Commanders’ Owner for Toxic Workplace and Cover-Up
Congress
Congressional Report Blames Commanders’ Owner for Toxic Workplace and Cover-Up
2022-12-09 20:42:40
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A congressional report Thursday saying Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder misled Congress while trying to cover up a toxic workplace is renewing calls for legislative reform to clamp down on sexual harassment in employment. Snyder has been checking... Read More

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