Tag Archives: US House

Democrats +8 In 2020 Generic Congressional Survey

Talking Points Memo reports: Democrats have an 8-point edge over Republicans in the generic 2020 congressional ballot, according to a new Economist/YouGov poll released Wednesday. The survey showed 47 percent of registered voters said they intend to vote for the Democratic congressional candidate in their district next year, while 39 percent said the same of the Republican candidate. Another 10 …

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Longtime House Dem To Get Primaried From The Left

The Hill reports: Long-time New York Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel has drawn a primary challenger in his 2020 reelection bid who is supported by a key group that backed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in her upset win. Middle school principal and former teacher Jamaal Bowman [photo] launched his progressive campaign on Tuesday to represent New York’s 16th congressional district, pitting …

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Allen West: God Told Me To Run For Congress Again

Raw Story reports: Former U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said on Monday that God has called on him to run for Congress again. West, who was disciplined in the military for conducting a mock execution on an Iraqi, became a conservative torchbearer while in Congress. During his tenure, he asserted that over 80 Democratic members were communists. “I believe that …

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GOP Recruitment Head To Retire From US House Seat

USA Today reports: Indiana Rep. Susan Brooks, one of only 13 Republican women in the House as well as the head of GOP recruitment for 2020, found someone she could not convince to run: herself. The Carmel Republican will not seek a fifth term next year, she told USA TODAY. “While it may not be time for the party, it’s …

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Wife Of GOP House Rep. Duncan Hunter Pleads Guilty To Campaign Fraud, Will Cooperate With Prosecutors

San Diego’s Fox affiliate reports: Rep. Duncan Hunter’s wife, who pleaded not guilty last summer along with her husband to charges of using more than $250,000 in campaign funds for their personal use, changed her plea to guilty in a hearing Thursday morning. Attorneys for Margaret read a brief statement outside the courthouse after the hearing. She said in part: …

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Dem House Rep Calls GOP Reps “Sex-Starved Males” During Debate On Public Health Spending Bill [VIDEO]

Roll Call reports: A routine House debate nearly exploded Wednesday when California Democrat Norma J. Torres implied her Republican colleagues were “sex-starved males” for opposing abortion. “Mr. Speaker, it is tiring to hear from so many sex-starved males on this floor talk about a woman’s right to choose,” Torres said as lawmakers debated a rule setting up amendment consideration for …

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House Panel Votes To Hold Barr And Ross In Contempt

Talking Points Memo reports: The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved of a resolution recommending that Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross be held in contempt for not complying with subpoenas in the committee’s census citizenship question probe. The 24-15 vote came some six hours after the meeting to consider that measure started. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) …

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Wife Of Indicted GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter To Drop Her Not Guilty Plea In Campaign Finance Corruption Case

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: Margaret Hunter, the wife of longtime East County Congressman Duncan Hunter who was co-indicted with her husband last summer, has agreed to change her plea of not guilty and is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday morning. The announcement was posted on the U.S. District Court docket late Wednesday morning without any supplemental documentation. …

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Aaron Schock Apparently Files For New US House Bid

LGBTQ Nation reports: The scandal-ridden former Representative Aaron Schock (R-IL) appears to be preparing to run for office again. Schock served as a U.S. Representative from Illinois from 2009 to 2015, when he resigned in disgrace after being accused of misusing campaign and public funds. He was the subject of a congressional ethics investigation and was indicted by a federal …

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LIVE VIDEO: John Dean Testifies On Mueller Report

The Hill reports: Former President Nixon White House counsel John Dean will testify before the House Judiciary Committee about lessons learned from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report at a hearing scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Monday. Dean’s testimony on Capitol Hill will be the first of several expected public hearings on the findings in the Mueller report, even though the …

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DOJ Agrees To Hand Over Key Mueller Report Evidence, Nadler Puts Bill Barr’s Contempt Charge “In Abeyance”

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department, after weeks of tense negotiations, has agreed to provide Congress with key evidence collected by Robert S. Mueller III that could shed light on possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Trump, the House Judiciary Committee said on Monday. The exact scope of the material the Justice Department has …

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Dems Intro Contempt Resolution For Barr And McGahn

Axios reports: House Democrats have formally introduced a resolution to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress, CNN’s Manu Raju reports. The resolution, which is expected to be voted on next week, authorizes any House committee chair to go to civil court to enforce a subpoena. Barr has rejected a subpoena …

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WH Tells Hope Hicks To Defy House Subpoena [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The White House on Tuesday instructed two former aides to defy congressional subpoenas that sought documents related to allegations that President Donald Trump obstructed justice. But one of those aides, Hope Hicks, a longtime Trump confidant who served as White House communications director, has turned over some documents to the House Judiciary Committee regarding her service on Trump’s …

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House Panel To Vote On Contempt Charge For Bill Barr And Wilbur Ross For Defying Subpoenas On Census

Talking Points Memo reports: The House Oversight Committee will vote to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in civil contempt for their defiance of subpoenas in the committee’s Census citizenship question investigation. Chairman Elijah Cummings sent Barr and Ross letters Monday informing them the committee was scheduling the contempt vote. The letters give the two officials …

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Nancy Pelosi: Slow Your Roll On Impeachment, Our Case Must Be Compelling Enough To Sway Republicans

Referring to the time it took to impeach Richard Nixon, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this afternoon effectively urged Democrats to slow their roll on impeachment calls, saying, “We want to do what is right and what gets results.” Pelosi also said that the press is overlooking the House Democrats who have yet to back an immediate start to impeachment hearings: …

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Pennsylvania: Republican Wins Special US House Race

Roll Call reports: Republican state Rep. Fred Keller easily defeated Democrat Marc Friedenberg in a special election Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s 12th District. With 48 percent of precincts reporting, Keller led the Penn State professor, 72 percent to 28 percent. The result was not unexpected given that President Donald Trump would have carried the deep-red seat by 36 points in 2016 …

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Trump Appeals Federal Court Ruling On Financial Docs

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday appealed a decision from a federal judge upholding a subpoena issued by a congressional committee seeking information about Trump’s finances. The move, which was expected, has set up an early legal test of the president’s strategy of fighting off congressional oversight by rejecting the legitimacy of subpoenas he argues are motivated by politics. …

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Mnuchin Defies House Subpoena For Trump’s Taxes

Fortune reports: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has rejected House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal’s subpoena for six years of President Donald Trump’s personal and business tax returns. Now, Neal will likely turn to the courts, embarking on a lengthy battle that could help define Congress’ powers to oversee the executive branch. In a letter denying Neal’s subpoena, Mnuchin on …

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BREAKING: US House Approves LGBTQ Equality Act

Via press release from GLAAD: “LGBTQ Americans are one step closer to being protected by federal law instead of living in a country where hard-working Americans in a majority of states can be fired from their jobs, denied housing opportunities, and turned away from other critical services – including access to health care – simply for being who they are. …

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LIVE VIDEO: US House Debates LGBTQ Equality Act

Via press release: Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement in support of H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which explicitly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity: “I rise today in strong support of H.R. 5, the “Equality Act,” which amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other core civil rights …

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