Biden to Honor Election Officials as Jan. 6 Anniversary Is Commemorated
White House
Biden to Honor Election Officials as Jan. 6 Anniversary Is Commemorated
2023-01-06 16:01:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will commemorate the second anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol by awarding the Presidential Citizens Medal to a dozen individuals who resisted efforts by former President Donald Trump and his... 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

Stopgap Spending Bill Clears Senate With Omnibus Package Expected Monday
Federal Budget
Stopgap Spending Bill Clears Senate With Omnibus Package Expected Monday
2022-12-16 15:04:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 71-19 on Thursday to clear a one-week continuing resolution to keep the government funded as lawmakers finish work on the omnibus spending package. Lawmakers now have through Dec. 23 to get the massive spending plan... 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

Biden Signs Bill Protecting Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage Rights
White House
Biden Signs Bill Protecting Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage Rights
2022-12-14 14:00:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law on Tuesday afternoon, presiding over a joyful celebration that saw more than 2000 people gather on a chilly South Lawn of the White House. “Marriage is a... Read More

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Clears Congress, Heads to Biden’s Desk
Civil Rights
Same-Sex Marriage Bill Clears Congress, Heads to Biden’s Desk
2022-12-08 18:17:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House gave its final approval on Thursday to legislation that provides federal recognition for same-sex marriages, sending it on to the president’s desk with strong bipartisan support. Passage of the measure, known as the Respect for Marriage... Read More

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

Lofgren Introduces Resolution to Rename Caucus Room for Pelosi
Congress
Lofgren Introduces Resolution to Rename Caucus Room for Pelosi
2022-11-29 22:30:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., chair of the House Administration Committee, introduced a resolution Tuesday designating the caucus room in the Cannon House Office Building be named the ‘‘Speaker Nancy Pelosi Caucus Room.’’ The resolution, which only needs a... 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

Pelosi to Step Aside From Dem Leadership, Remain in Congress
Congress
Pelosi to Step Aside From Dem Leadership, Remain in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress, making way for a new generation to steer the party after Democrats lost control of the House to Republicans in the midterm... Read More

Capitol Police Chief Says More Resources Needed to Protect Congress in ‘Today’s Political Climate’
Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Chief Says More Resources Needed to Protect Congress in 'Today's Political Climate'
2022-11-01 18:35:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — After a review of last Friday’s attack on Paul Pelosi, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said Tuesday that that more resources are needed to provide additional layers of security for Members of Congress in today’s political climate.... Read More

China Hits Back With Sanctions After Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan
Geopolitics
China Hits Back With Sanctions After Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan
2022-08-05 21:10:37
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — China’s saber-rattling and pushback continued Friday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., visited Taiwan while the Biden administration pledged not to back down in support of the island nation. China announced it is canceling or suspending cooperation with... Read More

Washington Reacts to ‘Brazen,’ ‘Unacceptable’ Russian Sentence for Brittney Griner
Geopolitics
Washington Reacts to ‘Brazen,’ ‘Unacceptable’ Russian Sentence for Brittney Griner
2022-08-04 18:24:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Brittney Griner, the American WNBA player who was tried in Russian court for drug smuggling after bringing cannabis oil into the country, was sentenced to nine years in prison on Thursday, inspiring sharp rebukes in the nation’s capital.... Read More

US House Speaker Pelosi Arrives in Taiwan, Defying Beijing
Geopolitics
US House Speaker Pelosi Arrives in Taiwan, Defying Beijing

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China, which quickly announced that it would conduct military maneuvers in... Read More

Pelosi Meets Singapore Leaders at Start of Asia Tour
Diplomacy
Pelosi Meets Singapore Leaders at Start of Asia Tour

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with officials in Singapore on Monday at the start of her Asian tour, as questions swirled over a possible stop in Taiwan that has fueled tension with Beijing. Pelosi... Read More

Former Defense Secretary Esper Claims ‘One China a Complete Fallacy’
Geopolitics
Former Defense Secretary Esper Claims ‘One China a Complete Fallacy’
2022-07-27 14:49:33
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Fresh from a transatlantic delegation visit to Taiwan on behalf of the Atlantic Council and under the auspices of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is “increasingly worried about Chinese... Read More

House Passes ‘Red Flag’ Bill, but Prospects in Senate Doubtful
Guns
House Passes ‘Red Flag’ Bill, but Prospects in Senate Doubtful
2022-06-10 14:50:04
by Natalie McCormick

WASHINGTON — House Democrats passed a “red flag” bill on Thursday that would allow police and even family members to ask a federal judge to order the removal of firearms from individuals deemed to be at extreme risk of harming... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Celebrates 25th Year
Congress
New Democrat Coalition Celebrates 25th Year
2022-05-16 16:03:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The New Democrat Coalition, the largest Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives, turns 25 this week; an anniversary that coincides with but by no means caps, a very busy and effective year for the group. At the... Read More

Evacuations Under Way in Mariupol; Pelosi Visits Ukraine
Geopolitics
Evacuations Under Way in Mariupol; Pelosi Visits Ukraine

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — A long-awaited evacuation of civilians from a besieged steel plant in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol was under way Sunday, as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed that she visited Ukraine's president to show unflinching American support for... Read More

Congress Seeks Compromise to Boost Computer Chip Industry
Congress
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 other modern-day necessities, so Congress is looking to boost chip manufacturing and research in the United States with billions of... Read More

House Speaker Supports Code of Ethics for Supreme Court Justices
Supreme Court
House Speaker Supports Code of Ethics for Supreme Court Justices
2022-04-01 18:38:40
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is joining calls for a Supreme Court code of ethics to limit what critics say is sometimes out-of-control behavior by the justices. The California Democrat announced her support of a code of ethics after... Read More

Congress Contemplates Banning Members From Trading Stocks 
Political News
Congress Contemplates Banning Members From Trading Stocks 
2022-02-09 20:18:02
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said on Wednesday she would support revisions to legislation banning members of Congress from trading individual stocks. Pelosi had at first resisted the push for a congressional stock ban as politically vulnerable Democrats... Read More

Negotiators Say They’ve Reached ‘Breakthrough’ in Government Funding Talks
Federal Budget
Negotiators Say They’ve Reached 'Breakthrough' in Government Funding Talks
2022-02-09 19:08:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON— House and Senate appropriators announced Wednesday that they’ve agreed on a framework for approving a fiscal year 2022 spending plan. Though they offered little insight into what the framework is, the chairs of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees... Read More

<strong>At Long Last, Pierre L’Enfant, Designer of District of Columbia, to be Honored in Capitol</strong>
Congress
At Long Last, Pierre L’Enfant, Designer of District of Columbia, to be Honored in Capitol
2022-02-07 20:04:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — After more than decade of squabbling, a bronze likeness of the French architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the man who designed the original city plan for the nation’s capital in 1791, will finally take a place of honor in... Read More

House Passes Sweeping Measure to Boost US Competitiveness With China
Congress
House Passes Sweeping Measure to Boost US Competitiveness With China
2022-02-04 19:18:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House voted 222-210 on Friday to approve legislation to bolster research and development to help the United States better compete with China, unravel supply chain snafus and give a much-needed boost to the domestic semiconductor industry. Rep.... 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

Senate Bills Seek to Enforce Bans on Stock Trades by Members of Congress
Congress
Senate Bills Seek to Enforce Bans on Stock Trades by Members of Congress
2022-01-14 22:31:24
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Two bills introduced in the Senate this week would broaden the ban on members of Congress buying and selling stocks while they hold public office. The bills from Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff and Republican Sen. Josh Hawley follow... Read More

Harry Reid to Lie in State in Capitol Rotunda
In Memory
Harry Reid to Lie in State in Capitol Rotunda
2022-01-03 18:47:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., who capped a 30-year career in the Senate by rising to majority leader, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda next week. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy... Read More

House Oversight Committee Releases Drug Pricing Report
Prescription Drugs
House Oversight Committee Releases Drug Pricing Report
2021-12-15 21:24:08
by Alexa Hornbeck

The House Oversight Committee recently released a drug pricing investigation report on the need for structural reforms.  “We will continue our investigation on drugs, the cost of drugs and ways to make [them] more affordable for people. Right now, all... 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

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