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2022 Midterms: What to Watch in Nebraska, West Virginia
2022 Elections
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 for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women. Voters in Nebraska will... Read More

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

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

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

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

House to Vote on Insulin Price Reduction Bill Thursday
Prescription Drugs
House to Vote on Insulin Price Reduction Bill Thursday
2022-03-30 19:24:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday is expected to vote to cap the out-of-pocket cost of insulin for consumers at $35 per month. If also passed by the Senate, which is expected to vote the measure up by Easter, the... Read More

House Members Debate Role of Immigrant Physicians in Easing Health Care Shortages
Congress
House Members Debate Role of Immigrant Physicians in Easing Health Care Shortages
2022-02-16 15:33:50
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship met Tuesday to discuss the role of immigrant physicians in the U.S. health care system. “Throughout the pandemic, immigrants in health care fields served on the front lines, and have... Read More

Resolution to Allow House Staff to Unionize Filed; 130 House Members Pledge Support
Political News
Resolution to Allow House Staff to Unionize Filed; 130 House Members Pledge Support
2022-02-09 17:45:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., has inspired 130 of his Democratic colleagues to sign on as co-sponsors of a resolution, introduced Wednesday morning, intended to give House staffers the right to unionize. As previously reported in The Well News,... Read More

<strong>Capitol Hill Staffers Launch Unionization Effort</strong>
Congress
Capitol Hill Staffers Launch Unionization Effort
2022-02-08 23:34:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — An effort by congressional staffers to launch a new employee union on Capitol Hill appears to be gaining momentum just days after they announced their intention via Twitter. Already a number of prominent Democrat lawmakers have lined up... Read More

Pelosi to Seek Reelection Despite Risk of Losing House Majority
Political News
Pelosi to Seek Reelection Despite Risk of Losing House Majority
2022-01-26 19:12:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — After weeks of writing farewells for House Democrats who’ve decided to forego bids for reelection, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that she has no plans of joining them in retirement. “While we have made progress, much more... Read More

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Strengthening Shipping Supply Chain
Trade
House Passes Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Strengthening Shipping Supply Chain
2021-12-09 16:32:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —The House on Wednesday night overwhelmingly endorsed a bipartisan bill intended to strengthen ocean supply chains that have been racked by bottlenecks since last summer. The Ocean Shipping Reform Act, introduced by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., in August just... Read More

House Approves Measure to Assure Swift Passage of Debt Ceiling Increase
Federal Budget
House Approves Measure to Assure Swift Passage of Debt Ceiling Increase
2021-12-08 17:27:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House approved legislation on Tuesday paving the way for an increase in the debt ceiling after congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle agreed to an unusual procedure that could avert the nation’s first-ever budget default.... Read More

House Passes Defense Authorization Bill With Strong Bipartisan Support
Congress
House Passes Defense Authorization Bill With Strong Bipartisan Support
2021-12-08 17:24:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON— The House on Tuesday evening passed the National Defense Authorization Act, sending it to the Senate after an overwhelmingly bipartisan 363-to-70 vote. The Senate is expected to take the measure up by Friday. In the end, 169 Democrats and... Read More

House Passes Stopgap Spending Extension Through Feb. 18
Federal Budget
House Passes Stopgap Spending Extension Through Feb. 18
2021-12-03 00:14:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday evening passed a stopgap spending bill that, if the Senate follows suit, will keep the federal government running until Feb. 18. The vote was 221-212 with one Republican joining Democrats in approving the measure.... Read More

House to Vote on Stopgap Spending Measure, Prospects in Senate Unclear
Federal Budget
House to Vote on Stopgap Spending Measure, Prospects in Senate Unclear
2021-12-02 19:15:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — An agreement has been reached on a stopgap spending bill that will keep the federal government running until Feb. 18. House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., said the agreement on the continuing resolution was filed at 8... Read More

House Votes to Recommend Contempt Charges Against Bannon
Congress
House Votes to Recommend Contempt Charges Against Bannon
2021-10-22 13:38:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives has voted to recommend that Steve Bannon, a long-time aide to former President Donald Trump, be held in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the Jan. 6 siege on... Read More

Seven-Bill Appropriations Package Clears House
Congress
Seven-Bill Appropriations Package Clears House
2021-07-30 18:40:12
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a package of seven appropriations bills for 2022, funding the executive office of the president and general government functions of the executive branch, the judiciary, and several departments and agencies. The vote was 219-208. The... Read More

DC Circuit Strikes Down GOP Challenge to Proxy Voting
Congress
DC Circuit Strikes Down GOP Challenge to Proxy Voting
2021-07-20 19:51:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  - A Republican-led challenge to a House resolution allowing members to vote remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic ended abruptly Tuesday after the D.C. Circuit held it had no authority to review a “core” legislative act of Congress. House Resolution... Read More

Pelosi Appoints First Black Sergeant-at-Arms
Congress
Pelosi Appoints First Black Sergeant-at-Arms
2021-03-26 18:59:48
by TWN Staff

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Friday appointed Gen. William J. Walker, currently commander of the D.C. National Guard, to serve as the next House Sergeant-at-Arms, making him the first African American to hold the position. He replaces Paul D.... Read More

House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package
Congress
House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package
2021-03-10 20:49:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House voted 220-211 on Wednesday to approve the Senate's revised version of President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, sending the bill to the president's desk to be signed. The passage of Biden's "American Rescue Plan" is... Read More

Child Tax Credit Expansion Sets Up Showdown With GOP
Congress
Child Tax Credit Expansion Sets Up Showdown With GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive coronavirus relief plan making its way to President Joe Biden's desk includes a plan to temporarily raise the child tax credit that could end up permanently changing the way the country deals with child poverty.... Read More

With Virus Aid in Sight, Democrats Debate Filibuster Changes
Congress
With Virus Aid in Sight, Democrats Debate Filibuster Changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden on the verge of his first big legislative victory, a key moderate Democrat says he's open to changing Senate rules that could allow for more party-line votes to push through other parts of... Read More

Democratic Voting Bill Would Make Biggest Changes in Decades
Elections
Democratic Voting Bill Would Make Biggest Changes in Decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress begins debate this week on sweeping voting and ethics legislation, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: If signed into law, it would usher in the biggest overhaul of U.S. elections law in at... Read More

House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package
Congress
House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package
2021-02-27 17:52:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – The House passed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package in the wee hours of Saturday morning, helping President Joe Biden clear the first hurdle in passing an economic stimulus bill that includes $1,400 in direct payments to U.S.... Read More

House to Vote on Virus Bill; Arbiter Says Wage Hike a No-Go
In The News
House to Vote on Virus Bill; Arbiter Says Wage Hike a No-Go

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are ready to shove a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package through the House on Friday, despite a setback that means a minimum wage boost is unlikely to be in the final version that reaches President Joe... Read More

House Impeaches Trump In Bipartisan Rebuke for Inciting Capitol Hill Attack
Impeachment
House Impeaches Trump In Bipartisan Rebuke for Inciting Capitol Hill Attack
2021-01-13 22:11:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon impeached President Donald Trump for his role in last week's deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. With the vote, Trump, who was last impeached by the House 13 months ago, becomes... Read More

New Metal Detectors at House Chamber Entrances Rankle Gun-toting Member
In The News
New Metal Detectors at House Chamber Entrances Rankle Gun-toting Member
2021-01-13 22:02:42
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A new policy requiring members of Congress to pass through metal detectors to search for weapons created a controversy Tuesday evening only hours after the House sergeant at arms announced it. The policy is a reaction to rioting... Read More

EXPLAINER: How Trump’s 2nd Impeachment Will Unfold
Congress
EXPLAINER: How Trump's 2nd Impeachment Will Unfold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is expected to impeach President Donald Trump for his encouragement of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol, a vote that would make him the first American president to be impeached twice. While the previous three... Read More

Congress Set to Confirm Biden’s Electoral Win Over Trump
Congress
Congress Set to Confirm Biden's Electoral Win Over Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is going before Congress as lawmakers convene for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden. The typically routine proceeding Wednesday will be anything... Read More

House Approves Trump’s $2K Checks, Sending to GOP-led Senate
Congress
House Approves Trump's $2K Checks, Sending to GOP-led Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted overwhelmingly Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger payments and sending the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate, where the outcome is uncertain. Democrats led passage, 275-134,... Read More

Rita Hart Challenges Iowa Congressional Race Results in US House
Political News
Rita Hart Challenges Iowa Congressional Race Results in US House
2020-12-22 17:05:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Democrat Rita Hart filed a complaint with the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, challenging the election results in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District. Hart, who trails her Republican opponent, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, by only six votes, has gained votes... Read More

Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses House Rule Reforms to Break Partisan Gridlock
Congress
Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses House Rule Reforms to Break Partisan Gridlock
2020-12-15 20:22:36
by Sara Wilkerson

Recently, the Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed two proposed rule changes to the House of Representatives that would make the legislative body more effective and member-driven. The House rule reform changes were spearheaded by Rep. Van Taylor, R-Texas, in partnership with... Read More

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