Tag Archives: US House

Chaffetz: They Don’t Pay Me Enough To Stay [VIDEO]

“Faced with another 100 to 200 nights a year where my wife’s by herself in Utah and I’m in a cot in Washington, D.C. – as nice as the salary is – I can’t afford to have two places and have a quality of life I’d like to have at this point. Congress is a rich man’s game. If you’re ...

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House Unanimously Approves Resolution Condemning Chechen Detention, Torture, And Murders Of Gay Men

Via press release: The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus commended the House of Representatives for passing H.Res.351, a bipartisan resolution condemning the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. H.Res.351 was introduced by LGBT Caucus founding member and former House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) on May 23rd and passed in the House Foreign ...

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GOP Rep. Chris Collins Loses Millions After Stock He Pitched To Colleagues Plummets To Nearly Worthless

The Buffalo News reports: Shares of the Australian biotech firm that Rep. Chris Collins touted to other members of the House and to leading Buffalo-area figures collapsed in value Tuesday after the company announced its once-promising new drug for multiple sclerosis had failed in clinical trials. Innate Immunotherapeutics stock, valued as high as $1.77 a share in January, quickly fell ...

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz Hits The Exit With Call For $2500 Monthly Housing Stipend For All Federal Legislators

The Hill reports: Just days before he resigns from Congress, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Monday that House and Senate lawmakers should receive a $2,500 per month housing allowance — something he explained would help ease housing costs for members who can’t afford two mortgages or rents. “I really do believe Congress would be much better served if there was ...

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Congressional Black Caucus Rejects Trump Invite

The New York Daily News reports: The Congressional Black Caucus sends its regrets to “the Honorable Omarosa Manigault.” The CBC on Wednesday rejected the reality star villain-turned-adviser’s invite to meet with President Trump, citing his inaction on their key policy issues — and following a report some of its members had been miffed by Manigault’s grandiose sign-off. “Given the lack ...

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Montana Dems Gift GOP House Rep. Greg Gianforte With An Orange Jumpsuit As He’s Sworn Into Office

From the Montana Democrats: Today, convicted criminal Greg Gianforte – who, after infamously picking up another person, slamming him to the ground, and then punching him, blamed it on the victim – will be sworn into Congress. To celebrate the occasion, the Montana Democratic Party mailed him a gift. Everyone knows you need plenty of suits to work on Capitol ...

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US House Republicans Block Democratic Resolution Demanding Trump’s Tax Returns For The Tenth Time

The Hill reports: For the tenth time in the last several months, Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic resolution offered on the House floor to request President Trump’s tax returns. The measure was defeated on a procedural vote of 227-188 that fell largely along party lines. The resolution considered Wednesday was offered by Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), the top Democrat ...

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Rep. Pete Olson Fauxpologizes For Saying Bill Clinton Threatened To Have Former AG Loretta Lynch Murdered

“The personal wreckage suffered by many people during the Clinton years is well documented. Just ask Paula Jones, Jim and Susan McDougal, Kathleen Willey and many others. However, in my discussion about Loretta Lynch and Vince Foster, I took the accusations a step too far. I regret my choice of words. The fact remains Hillary Clinton broke the law, violated ...

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House Republicans Block Russian Sanctions Bill

The Hill reports: A bill that slaps new sanctions on Russia, and passed the Senate almost unanimously, has hit a major stumbling block in the House. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said the legislation has been flagged by the House parliamentarian as a “blue slip” violation, referring to the constitutional requirement that revenue bills originate in the House. “The House obviously ...

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Trump Mocks Democrats Over Ossoff’s Loss

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump slammed the Democratic Party Wednesday morning for what he described as a failure to work with Republicans in Congress. Trump late Tuesday also mocked Democrats for losing five special elections since he was elected president. On Tuesday night, Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in the special election for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, ...

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GEORGIA: Karen Handel Wins US House Race

CNN reports: Republican Karen Handel has won Georgia’s high-stakes special election, CNN projects, the most expensive US House race on record. A little after 9:45 p.m. ET, Handel led Democrat Jon Ossoff by 5.7 percentage points, with 136 out of 208 precincts counted and 190,000 votes reported. At a Hyatt Regency in northern Atlanta, more than 100 Handel supporters packed ...

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LIVE THREAD: Georgia US House Election Returns

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Heavy rain made for a wet afternoon in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, although it was unclear if the deluge will have much of an effect on voting as the hours ticked closer to the end of Tuesday’s nationally watched runoff between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff. The National Weather Service said storms would likely ...

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GOP Bill Would Legalize Concealed Carry For Congress Members Nationwide, Superseding Any Local Laws

The Hill reports: A Republican lawmaker introduced legislation on Tuesday to allow trained members of Congress to carry guns for self-defense in the wake of last week’s shooting at a GOP baseball practice. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) wants to ensure all lawmakers can qualify for concealed-carry permits that could be used in any state, regardless of local laws. “The tragic ...

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Trump Again Attacks Georgia’s Jon Ossoff

Somebody is very worried: President Trump on Monday called out Democrat Jon Ossoff for living outside of the sixth Congressional district in Georgia where he is running for a House seat. Trump’s criticism of Ossoff comes on the eve of the closely watched special election in Georgia to fill the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. ...

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Chaffetz Trashes Trump And Sessions In Exit Interview

The New York Daily News reports: Chaffetz is checked out. With less than two weeks left before his early exit from Congress, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) trashed President Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a no-holds-barred interview. Chaffetz — an ardent Obama critic who withdrew his Trump endorsement weeks before the 2016 election — said he thinks the ...

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Trump Makes Last Minute Pitch For Karen Handel

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: President Donald Trump made a last-ditch appeal to Georgia’s 6th District voters Monday, tweeting that they should back Republican Karen Handel during tomorrow’s special election in order to block Democrats’ tax, health care and border security agenda. Trump and several of his top White House advisers are said to be closely watching Tuesday’s special election to ...

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GEORGIA: Right Wing Ad Campaign Claims Jon Ossoff’s Election Will Bring More Mass Shootings [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Ahead of the highly anticipated Tuesday special election in Georgia’s 6th District in which Democrat Jon Ossoff is hoping to end Republicans’ stranglehold on the House seat, a fringe conservative group is running an ad tying Ossoff to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA). No, really. This is not a joke. Principled PAC is running an ad ...

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Cellphone Video Captures Virginia Mass Shooting

The New York Post reports: Dramatic video from the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, captured some of the chaos that ensued when a 66-year-old left-wing zealot opened fire on the GOP congressional baseball team. More than 25 bullets can be heard ripping through the air in the footage, which was captured by a witness close to the field at Eugene Simpson ...

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Rep. Steve Scalise In Critical Condition After Surgery

ABC News reports: Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, the House majority whip, is in critical condition, hospital officials said this afternoon, after he and four others were shot by a gunman who opened fire on members of Congress practicing for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, this morning. Scalise, a lobbyist, a congressional staffer and two Capitol Police officers were ...

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Paul Ryan Pleads For Unity In Wake Of Shooting: An Attack On One Of Us Is An Attack On All Of Us [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) addressed the House on Wednesday after the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice. “We are united in our shock, united in our anguish. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us,” Ryan said. He named the victims of the shootings, including two Capitol Police officers, ...

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