Tag Archives: US House

House Votes To Avert Shutdown, Senate Vote Coming

Roll Call reports: A government shutdown still looms even as the House passed a four-week stopgap funding bill Thursday evening, sending the measure to the Senate, where prospects for its passage remain grim. House Republicans put up the needed votes to pass the continuing resolution before a few Democrats added their “yes” votes, for a final tally of 230-197. A ...

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REPORT: Trump Personally Ordered Bannon To Limit His Testimony Before The House Intelligence Committee

Foreign Policy reports:  President Donald Trump personally made the decision to curtail the testimony of former chief White House political strategist Steve Bannon before the House Intelligence Committee, according to two people with firsthand knowledge of the matter. Trump acted to limit Bannon’s testimony based on legal advice provided by Uttam Dhillon, a deputy White House counsel, who concluded that ...

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Bannon Made A Major Oopsie To US House Panel

Axios reports: Steve Bannon made one conspicuous slip up in his closed-door hearing on Tuesday with the House Intelligence Committee, according to four sources with direct knowledge of the confidential proceedings. Bannon admitted that he’d had conversations with Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and legal spokesman Mark Corallo about Don Junior’s infamous meeting with the Russians in Trump Tower in June ...

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House Panel Subpoenas Bannon “On The Spot” Over Refusal To Answer Questions On Time In White House

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon refused to answer questions Tuesday from the House Intelligence Committee about his time in the White House, prompting panel members to subpoena him on the spot, according to a person familiar with the interview. Bannon appeared before the committee as part of its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential ...

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REPORT: Dems Very Likely To Regain House Majority

Axios reports: The one thing that could dramatically diminish President Trump’s chances of avoiding impeachment and chalking up legislative wins is Democrats winning the House. And, thanks to series of recent developments, Trump knows this no longer just seems plausible, but probable. Hill sources tell us that a House Democratic takeover is now likely. One strategist close to Republican leaders ...

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Trey Gowdy Resigns From House Ethics Committee

The Washington Examiner reports: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is stepping down from his role on the House Ethics Committee, citing a “challenging workload” as the reason for his departure. Gowdy informed House Speaker Paul Ryan of his decision in a letter on Jan. 10, the details of which were not made public until Saturday. The South Carolina Republican was tapped ...

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Maxine Waters To Boycott Trump’s State Of The Union Address: He Does Not Deserve My Attention [VIDEO]

How many Dems will join her? Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Friday she will not attend President Trump’s first State of the Union address following his vulgar remarks aimed at Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. “Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?” Waters said on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” ...

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Paul Ryan Flaccidly Objects To Trump’s Racism

Talking Points Memo reports: Nearly a day after reports surfaced that President Donald Trump referred to African countries as “shithole countries” in a White House meeting with lawmakers, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) called the remarks “unfortunate” and “unhelpful.” “So, first thing that came to my mind, was, very unfortunate, unhelpful,” Ryan said when asked about Trump’s reported comments on ...

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Dems Invite Sexual Assault Victims To Trump’s SOTU

NBC News reports: Some Democratic House members are planning to invite victims of sexual assault to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address later this month to highlight the issue, according to an aide to a lawmaker who has been a prominent voice on sexual misconduct. “Some members will be bringing survivors of sexual assault and advocates as their ...

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BREAKING: GOP House Rep. Darrell Issa To Retire

CNBC reports: Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Ca., will not seek re-election later this year, opening up another battleground in the deep blue state as Republicans and Democrats spar for control of the House. Issa’s decision to leave Congress follows the announced retirement of Rep. Ed Royce, R-Ca., earlier this week. He announced the move in a statement on Wednesday. His decision ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Federal Court Again Tosses Racist Districts Map, Orders No US House Elections Until Fixed

Raleigh’s NBC affiliate reports: A panel of three federal judges has ordered the state to redraw its congressional map again, forbidding North Carolina from holding this year’s scheduled U.S. House elections until it does. In doing so the court ruled that state legislators, seeking to address a racial gerrymander the court complained about with a previous map, put too much ...

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Dem House Rep. Brendan Boyle Intros “Stable Genius Act” Requiring Medical Exams Of Presidential Candidates

The Philly Voice reports: Philadelphia congressman is pushing a piece of legislation with a painstakingly crafted title that challenges President Donald Trump’s mental fitness for office. U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, a Democrat who represents parts of Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County, announced Tuesday the introduction of the “Standardizing Testing and Accountability Before Large Elections Giving Electors Necessary Information for Unobstructed ...

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BUH-BYE: Anti-LGBT GOP House Rep Hits The Exit

The Los Angeles Times reports: Republican Rep. Ed Royce of Fullerton was among the House lawmakers considered vulnerable in the midterms, and winning his seat is key to the Democrats’ attempts to win back control of the U.S. House. Here’s the 13-term congressman’s statement: “It’s truly an honor to represent the people of California’s 39th Congressional District. Every day, it’s ...

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Billionaire Tom Steyer Rules Out Run For Office, Will Spend At Least $30M On Campaign To Flip The House

The Hill reports: Billionaire Democratic donor and environmentalist Tom Steyer will not run for any political office in 2018, instead outlining plans to sink tens of millions of dollars into an aggressive effort to flip the House majority to the Democrats. “I’m willing to do whatever it takes to help save our country. And I believe the most important task ...

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Roy Moore’s Campaign Manager Unveils US House Bid

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: Longtime Roy Moore aide Rich Hobson on Wednesday announced he would challenge U.S. Rep. Martha Roby in June’s GOP primary for Alabama’s 2nd congressional district. In an announcement on the State Capitol steps, Hobson, 56, outlined a platform very similar to the former Alabama chief justice’s Senate campaign last year, with an emphasis on military spending, ...

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Yet Another GOP House Rep Heads For The Exit

Politico reports: House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) announced Tuesday that he’s stepping down at the end of his term, joining the fast-growing wave of GOP lawmakers to head for the exits. Since he is term-limited out of the committee’s chairmanship after three terms, many insiders had speculated that this would be Shuster’s last year in Congress. With today’s announcement, ...

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GOP House Rep: “Divisive” Trump A Factor In My Exit

CNN reports: Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pennsylvania, said Republican candidates facing re-election would have to surpass challenging hurdles, among them Trump’s divisive nature as the figurehead of the party. “Well, at least in my case, I would say the President was a factor, but not the factor for me deciding to leave,” Dent told CNN’s Poppy Harlow, while a “a very ...

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Trump To Plot With GOP Leaders At Camp David

The Associated Press reports: Eager for more legislative achievements before Washington’s focus shifts to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump plans to open the new year by meeting with Republican congressional leaders to map out the 2018 legislative agenda, the White House said. After returning to Washington from Florida, where he is spending the holidays, Trump will quickly host Senate ...

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Louie Gohmert: Mueller Would Love To “Get Trump’s Scalp” Because He Wants To Be A Hero To Leftists

The Hill reports: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller would “love to get Trump’s scalp.” Gohmert accused Mueller of trying to become a “hero of the left” through his investigation into potential Trump campaign ties to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election during an appearance on Fox News. “I have said since day one, since ...

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Democrats +10 In Generic 2018 Midterms Poll

Politico reports: Democrats will enter 2018 with a substantial lead in next year’s congressional elections, with President Donald Trump and the GOP congressional leadership serving as anchors on Republicans’ poll numbers. The midterm election is more than 10 months away, but polls this month — including a new POLITICO/Morning Consult survey — show Democrats opening up a double-digit lead on ...

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