Hakeem Jeffries Elected to Lead House Democrats Into the Future
Congress
Hakeem Jeffries Elected to Lead House Democrats Into the Future
2022-11-30 21:00:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sixty-one years after President John F. Kennedy famously declared during his inaugural address that “the torch has been passed” to a new generation, that process was renewed again on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, as House Democrats unanimously elected... Read More

Jeffries Announces Bid to Be Top Democrat in the House
Congress
Jeffries Announces Bid to Be Top Democrat in the House
2022-11-18 18:24:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., made it official Friday morning, formally announcing his bid to replace outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as the head of the party next year. Though it was no secret Jeffries would seek the... Read More

Showdowns Abound in Texas Primary Runoffs
In The States
Showdowns Abound in Texas Primary Runoffs
2022-05-19 17:54:45
by Reece Nations

SAN ANTONIO — Dozens of Texas primary races around the state will be determined in runoff elections held on Tuesday, May 24, including those for U.S House seats, Texas Senate and House seats, attorney general, lieutenant governor and local offices.... Read More

Hoyer, Jeffries Secure 21% Increase in MRA as Part of Omnibus Bill
Employment
Hoyer, Jeffries Secure 21% Increase in MRA as Part of Omnibus Bill
2022-03-10 19:04:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The mammoth $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package contains something for everybody,  just about, but on Capitol Hill itself perhaps the biggest news is the inclusion of a 21% increase in the Member Representational Allowance, the budget line that... Read More

<strong>Suozzi Claims Hillary Clinton Tried to Talk Him Out of NY Governor’s Race</strong>
In The States
Suozzi Claims Hillary Clinton Tried to Talk Him Out of NY Governor’s Race
2022-02-18 21:34:15
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — He may be languishing in the polls, but Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y., is stirring up headlines at this week’s New York State Democratic Committee’s Nominating Convention. Speaking at a breakfast meeting Thursday at the Sheraton New York... Read More

Top Harris Aide to Be New Executive Director for Congressional Black Caucus
Congress
Top Harris Aide to Be New Executive Director for Congressional Black Caucus
2022-01-04 22:25:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Vince Evans, a top aide to Vice President Kamala Harris, is leaving the White House to become the new executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus. Evans, who served as the vice president’s deputy director of public engagement... Read More

Diversity Among Federal Judges Sought by Congressional Panel
Judiciary
Diversity Among Federal Judges Sought by Congressional Panel
2021-07-12 20:22:03
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Legal experts who testified to Congress Monday gave qualified support to President Joe Biden’s plan to make the federal judiciary more diversified. They said a judiciary that looks like the rest of America’s population was more likely to... Read More

Pelosi Nominated to Be Speaker Two More Years, Clark Elevated to Assistant Speaker
Political News
Pelosi Nominated to Be Speaker Two More Years, Clark Elevated to Assistant Speaker
2020-11-18 19:48:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats nominated Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to lead the chamber for another two years on Wednesday in a virtual voice vote that reflected a triumphant rebound in her stature among members, two years after a rebellious faction... Read More

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