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New Democrat Coalition Celebrates 25th Year
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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>
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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
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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

Pelosi Expected to Strip Boebert of Committees Over Anti-Islamic Statements
Congress
Pelosi Expected to Strip Boebert of Committees Over Anti-Islamic Statements
2021-12-06 19:48:59
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON – Democrats in Congress are waiting to see whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi follows through on a reported promise of sanctions against a Republican congresswoman who made anti-Islamic statements about a political rival. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said Sunday... Read More

Beyond Manchin: Dems’ $2T Bill Faces Senate Gauntlet
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Beyond Manchin: Dems' $2T Bill Faces Senate Gauntlet

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took half a year but Democrats have driven President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion package of social and climate initiatives through the House. It gets no easier in the Senate, where painful Republican amendments, restrictive rules and Joe Manchin... Read More

Eddie Bernice Johnson Retiring from Congress
Political News
Eddie Bernice Johnson Retiring from Congress
2021-11-22 16:59:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, is retiring from Congress after nearly three decades in office, bringing to 16 the number of Democrats who are bowing out before the 2022 election. Johnson, a trailblazer her whole life, was the... Read More

House Moves Toward OK of Dems’ Sweeping Social, Climate Bill
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House Moves Toward OK of Dems' Sweeping Social, Climate Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill Friday, as President Joe Biden and his party neared a defining win in their drive to use their control of government... Read More

Divided House Debates Dems’ Expansive Social, Climate Bill
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Divided House Debates Dems' Expansive Social, Climate Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House finally launched debate Thursday on Democrats' expansive social and environment bill, with party leaders hoping that cost estimates expected from Congress' top fiscal analyst would nail down moderate lawmakers' votes and allow passage by week's... Read More

House Censures Gosar, Strips Him of Committees Over Video
Political News
House Censures Gosar, Strips Him of Committees Over Video
2021-11-17 22:34:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted to censure Rep. Paul Gosar Wednesday over his posting of a cartoon video on Twitter that showed him beheading Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and lunging, with swords in hand, at President Joe Biden.... Read More

Jackie Speier Becomes 14th House Democrat to Opt Out of 2022 Race
Congress
Jackie Speier Becomes 14th House Democrat to Opt Out of 2022 Race
2021-11-16 18:59:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — Rep. Jackie Speier, who devoted her life to public services after a horrifying brush with death at the hands of a cult leader, said Tuesday she will not seek reelection to the House in 2022, making her the... Read More

House Speaker Calls for Investigations Into Gosar Over Video
Political News
House Speaker Calls for Investigations Into Gosar Over Video
2021-11-09 20:07:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday called for multiple investigations into Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., following his tweeting of an animated video that shows him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and threatening President Biden. "Threats of violence... Read More

Biden Rejoices After House Achieves ‘Monumental’ Breakthrough on Infrastructure
White House
Biden Rejoices After House Achieves ‘Monumental’ Breakthrough on Infrastructure
2021-11-06 20:48:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — If there’s ever been a broader smile on the face of a president than President Joe Biden wore Saturday morning in the State Dining Room of the White House, history was not on hand to record it. Beaming... Read More

Biden’s Big Bill on Brink of House Votes, But Fights Remain
In The News
Biden's Big Bill on Brink of House Votes, But Fights Remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House appear on the verge of advancing President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion-and-growing domestic policy package alongside a companion $1 trillion infrastructure bill in what would be a dramatic political accomplishment — if they can push it... Read More

Schumer, Pelosi, Moderates Strike Deal to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
Prescription Drugs
Schumer, Pelosi, Moderates Strike Deal to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
2021-11-02 20:53:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Tuesday that Democrats have reached a deal on legislation to lower prescription drug prices. "It's not everything we all wanted. Many of us would have wanted to go much further, but... Read More

Progressives Delay Infrastructure Vote, Make McCarthy Prediction Prophetic
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Progressives Delay Infrastructure Vote, Make McCarthy Prediction Prophetic
2021-10-29 14:59:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — “Does she have the votes?” This is not an unusual question to be heard when one wanders about Capitol Hill, but on Thursday afternoon it was a question literally on everyone’s lips. Case in point: This rendering was... Read More

Pelosi: In ‘Good Shape’ on Biden Plan, Infrastructure Bill
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Pelosi: In 'Good Shape' on Biden Plan, Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told colleagues Wednesday that Democrats are in "pretty good shape" on President Joe Biden's sweeping domestic plan and a related $1 trillion infrastructure bill as they race to wrap up talks ahead of... Read More

Senate GOP Blocks Democrats’ Election Reform Bill, Filibuster Support Softens
Political News
Senate GOP Blocks Democrats’ Election Reform Bill, Filibuster Support Softens
2021-10-20 23:29:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Despite changes reflecting the spirit of compromise, Senate Democrats were unable on Wednesday to convince a single Republican to vote with them in support of guaranteeing Americans the right to easy access to the polls.  As a result,... Read More

Biden Can’t Budge Fellow Dems With Big Overhaul at Stake
Political News
Biden Can't Budge Fellow Dems With Big Overhaul at Stake

WASHINGTON (AP) — His government overhaul plans at stake, President Joe Biden appeared unable to swiftly strike agreement with two wavering Democratic senators trying to trim back his potentially historic $3.5 trillion measure that will collapse without their support. With... Read More

Biden, Congress Face Big Week for Agenda, Government Funding
Political News
Biden, Congress Face Big Week for Agenda, Government Funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a consequential week for President Joe Biden's agenda, as Democratic leaders delicately trim back his $3.5 trillion "Build Back Better" package to win over remaining lawmakers and work to quickly pass legislation to avoid a federal... Read More

‘A Time of Intensity’ Ahead, As Budget Committee Advances Spending Bill
Congress
'A Time of Intensity' Ahead, As Budget Committee Advances Spending Bill
2021-09-26 13:34:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Budget Committee voted 20-17 on Saturday in favor of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, effectively setting up a vote in the full House on the sweeping package in a matter of days. One Democrat, Rep.... Read More

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