Tag Archives: US House

Dems Huddle On Forcing Release Of Mueller Report

Politico reports: House Democrats are huddling Saturday to strategize how to force special counsel Robert Mueller’s potentially explosive findings into the open — a possible drag-out legal fight that could consume Washington for months. As of Saturday morning, lawmakers of both parties were clueless about the contents of Mueller’s report on links between the Trump campaign and Russia. But Speaker …

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Hope Hicks To Cooperate With Nadler’s Trump Probe

CNN reports: Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director and long-time confidante of President Donald Trump, plans to turn over documents to the House Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into potential obstruction of justice. The request included documents from “any personal or work diary, journal or other book containing notes, a record or a description of daily …

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House To Hold Hearing On Rise In White Nationalism

The Daily Beast reports: The House Judiciary Committee is planning on hosting a hearing in the coming weeks addressing the rise of white nationalism in the U.S. and the hate crime and hate speech surrounding the movement, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the committee’s schedule. Though plans are still being finalized, the committee expects to bring in …

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House Calls For Public Mueller Report In 420-0 Vote

The Associated Press reports: The House voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to be made public, a symbolic action designed to pressure Attorney General William Barr into releasing as much information as possible when the probe is concluded. The Democratic-backed resolution, which passed 420-0, comes as Mueller is …

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GOP Candidate In NC Special Election Blamed Crime On Same-Sex Marriage, Links Homosexuality To Pedophilia

Josh Israel reports at Think Progress: Republican congressional candidate Fern Shubert has a unique theory about the root cause of crime. In a statement on her campaign website during her unsuccessful 2004 bid for North Carolina governor, she explained that she opposed same-sex marriage because “[t]he government’s attack on traditional families is already reflected in rising crime rates. Anyone who …

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Dem Rep To Buck Pelosi With Impeachment Vote

Politico reports: Democratic Rep. Al Green vowed Tuesday to continue his push to impeach President Donald Trump, saying he would force a floor vote on the issue despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s opposition. In a news conference held in his office, Green (D-Texas) rebuked those who would put “political expediency ahead of moral imperative,” but did not disparage Pelosi, who …

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Dems Target Trump Cultists With Journalist Protection Act Making It A Federal Crime To Assault Reporters

Via press release: Today Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) reintroduced the Journalist Protection Act to make a federal crime of certain attacks on those reporting the news. This reintroduction is happening during Sunshine Week, when we recognize the importance of access to information. A free press is critical in helping to shine …

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Nancy Pelosi Sells “Patron Saint Of Shade” T-Shirts

The Hill reports: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is selling t-shirts and tote bags that say “Patron Saint of Shade” on them, referring to the image that went viral of her applauding President Trump at his latest State of the Union address. Pelosi’s pointed clap in response to Trump calling for an end to “revenge politics” quickly became …

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Record 155 House Members Join LGBT Equality Caucus

From the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus: The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced its membership list for the 116th Congress today. With eight openly LGBT Co-Chairs, eighteen Vice Chairs, and 155 total members, this is the largest LGBT Equality Caucus in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives. “Fairness and equality are core American values. Unfortunately, as he has shown …

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All GOP House Reps Vote Against Ethics Reform Bill

The Washington Post reports: The House on Friday approved a far-reaching elections and ethics bill — one that would change the way congressional elections are funded, impose new voter-access mandates on states, require “dark money” groups to publicize their donors and force disclosure of presidential candidates’ tax returns. Democrats dubbed the bill H.R. 1, a designation meant to signal its …

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Dems To Hold House Vote Condemning Anti-Semitism

Politico reports: The House will vote Thursday on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, an indirect rebuke of controversial comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar that has inflamed the Democratic Caucus and which party leaders are eager to put behind them. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) made the announcement in a closed-door meeting Thursday morning. “It’s going to say that we are …

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Dems Advance Bill For $15 Federal Minimum Wage

Axios reports: The House Committee on Education and Labor voted along party lines Wednesday to advance a bill raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2024. Democrats argue the bill would provide wage hikes to nearly 40 million Americans. Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to bring the legislation to the House floor for a vote, where it will …

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North Carolina: Dates Set For Special US House Election

Charlotte’s Fox affiliate reports: Following last month’s decision to hold a new election due to ballot fraud in the 9th district, the North Carolina State Board of Elections has set the date for the special election. North Carolinians will return to the polls September 10. The primary will be held on May 14. This comes on the heels of last …

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Nadler Hits 71 Trump World Figures With Docs Demand

CBS News reports: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has delivered a slew of document requests as a first step in his investigation into President Trump and his associates, as the White House adjusts to the realities of a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. On Monday Nadler revealed his committee has requested documents from 71 entities and individuals, from the White …

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House Democrats To Pick Apart Trump’s Finances

Axios reports: House Democratic leaders worry impeachment proceedings against President Trump could backfire if they move too fast. They plan to pursue a slow-bleed strategy with lengthy public hearings and scores of witnesses to methodically pick apart Trump’s finances and presidency. In an investigation being coordinated among six to eight House committees, Trump will essentially be on public trial for …

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House Democrats Demand Security Clearance Docs

The Washington Post reports: Top House investigators are demanding that the White House turn over documents related to its security clearances process by Monday, an escalation of the years-long fight between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration that could lead to subpoenas in the coming days. House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), in a letter to the White …

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House Dems To Seek Interviews With Junior And Ivanka

Axios reports: House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said Thursday that the panel will seek to interview several of the people that Michael Cohen mentioned during his six-hour testimony, including President Trump’s children Don Jr. and Ivanka, as well as Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg. Other names that Cohen mentioned include Trump’s longtime assistant Rhona Graff, now-indicted adviser Roger …

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House Passes First Major Gun Control Bill In Decades

NPR reports: The House passed what advocates call the most significant gun control measure in more than two decades on Wednesday when it approved the first of two bills aimed at strengthening the federal background check system for firearms purchases. The bill will likely stop in the House, though, as the Senate is unlikely to take up the measure and, …

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House Votes 245-182 To Block Trump’s “Emergency”

CBS News reports: The House of Representatives passed a resolution late Tuesday afternoon to terminate President Trump’s national emergency proclamation, which is also being challenged in court by a multi-state lawsuit. The final vote of 245 to 182 fell largely along party lines, but 13 Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the measure. The bill, introduced by Democrats last week, would …

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House Democrats: “Terminate Trump’s Fake Emergency”

Politico reports: House lawmakers will vote, likely within hours of Trump’s arrival in Hanoi, on a resolution of disapproval that would block the president’s national emergency declaration to secure funding for his long-desired wall along the southern border. A Democratic leadership aide said that the president’s travel plans played no role in the House floor schedule. The resolution is expected …

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