Tag Archives: US House

CPAC’s Matt Schlapp: There’s A Lot Of Buzz That Trump Would Be “Crowned As Speaker Of The House” [VIDEO]

“His travel is coinciding with these different congressional races. There’s a lot of buzz out there that Donald Trump would even be potentially someone they would crown as speaker of the House should Republicans get the majority back. “It’s an interesting conversation about Trump inserting himself in the fight for the Republicans to take back the majority. He’s going to …

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Cawthorn Compares Gun Advocates To Viet Cong

“But let me tell you—the Second Amendment is not written for sporting. The Second Amendment is so that if a tyrannical government ever wants to rise up, we can stop them. “And if anybody ever wants to say, ‘Oh, well you know what? Citizens with a few small arms fire would never be able to stop the federal government.’ I …

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GOP Blocks Bill On Credit Access For LGBT Businesses

Via press release from Speaker Pelosi’s office: House Republicans are using Pride Month to attack LGBTQ-owned small businesses. Republicans lined up on Tuesday to prevent Congressman Richie Torres’ LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act from passing on suspension. The bill would help ensure that financial institutions are providing LGBTQ-owned small businesses equal access to credit. 177 Republicans voted …

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21 GOP Reps Vote Against Medals For Capitol Police

Forbes reports: Twenty-one House Republicans on Tuesday voted against a new bill to award congressional gold medals to the Capitol Police and the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department for their response to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, up from 12 in March. Of the 12 who voted against it last time, 11 again voted “no,” with Rep. Lance …

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Top Cawthorn Staffer Makes $127K With No Experience

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports: The top staffer for Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina makes the equivalent of a $127,111 annual salary despite having no background in government and little other work experience except for running Texas fireworks stands, according to recently released congressional spending reports and a Republican Capitol Hill source. The quarterly disbursements statement shows the first-term Western …

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Gay Dem Launches Bid To Unseat Cultist Elise Stefanik

Politico reports: Democrat Matt Putorti is launching a campaign against Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), aiming to knock out one of the Republican Party’s rising stars and a newly minted member of House leadership. Putorti is a 37-year-old attorney from Upstate New York focused on LGBTQ+ equality, reducing gun violence, and immigration. “Elise Stefanik is a threat to spaghetti dinner towns,” …

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GOP Bill Bans “Chinese Communists” From Buying Land

The Hill reports: Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) is introducing a bill on Friday aimed at blocking members of the Chinese Communist Party from buying land in the United States. Although the Committee on Foreign Investments does review some attempts by foreign entities to buy U.S. land, the bill would completely stop CCP from buying either public or private land in …

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Loony Louie Gohmert Wonders If Forest Service Can Alter The Moon’s Orbit To Help Stem Climate Change

“I was informed by the director of NASA that they have found that the moon’s orbit is changing slightly and so is the earth’s orbit around the sun, and we know there’s been significant solar flare activity. “And so is there anything the National Forest Service or BLM [Bureau of Land Management] can do to change the course of the …

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Cheney: GOP Reps Told Me They Would Have Voted To Impeach But They Feared For Safety Of Their Families

“I have had a number of members say to me, we would have voted to impeach, but we were concerned about our security. “I think that in some ways people have sort of glossed over that, but I think that’s a very important point to pause and contemplate that. “You have members of the United States House of Representatives for …

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Ex-WH Counsel Don McGahn To Finally Testify Today

Politico reports: Don McGahn is slated to testify before Congress today (sadly, behind closed-doors). It comes more than 25 months after House Democrats first sought to subpoena the former White House counsel for testimony related to his interviews with Robert Mueller that focused on the Russia interference probe and possible obstruction by Donald Trump. The White House sought to block …

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Pelosi Isn’t Giving Up On Forming Riot Commission

NBC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t giving up on an investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, telling Democrats on Tuesday that four options remain to launch a comprehensive review even after Republicans blocked such legislation last week. Pelosi listed four possibilities: The Senate could hold a second vote on the original bipartisan commission; Democrats in …

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Dem Easily Wins New Mexico Open US House Seat

CBS News reports: Democrat Melanie Stansbury has won the special election in New Mexico’s 1st district, according to the Associated Press. Her win is a positive sign for the party, adding to their razor-thin majority in Congress and breaking their streak of underperformances since the 2020 election. New Mexico’s 1st district was left open by Secretary of the Interior Deb …

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Dems To Make QAnon Rep Focus Of Midterms Push

The Hill reports: Democrats are making Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) one of their main GOP foils heading into the 2022 midterms as they look to retain their slim majority in the House. Greene most recently drew controversy this week when she likened mask mandates in Congress and across the country to the Holocaust — and then doubled down in …

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Greene Attacks McCarthy: He Doesn’t Defend His Own

The transcript from last night’s Newsmax appearance: You have to have respect for Nancy Pelosi and that she never allows attacks on her own, and she defends them even when they sleep with Chinese spies, when they attack Israel, when they stand with Hamas terrorism. And that when their rhetoric is so disgusting, and that antifa, pro-Palestinian rioters are on …

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Dems Ready Resolution To Censure QAnon Rep. Greene

CBS News reports: Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider said Tuesday that he was drafting a resolution to censure Greene for her comments. “Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene continues to debase not only the memory of 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis, but all those who fought and died defending Democracy against Hitler and his evil,” Schneider said in a statement. “It …

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Another GOP Rep Fined $5K For Evading Metal Detector

The Hill reports: Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) became the sixth House member to be issued a $5,000 fine for failing to complete a security screening before entering the House chamber last week, the House Ethics Committee revealed on Monday. The Capitol Police report filed with the fine notification states that Smucker entered the House chamber without undergoing a security screening …

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GOP Rep To Appeal Fine For Defying House Mask Rule

Axios reports: Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.) said Monday he will appeal a $500 fine brought by House rules requiring all members to wear masks, despite new CDC guidance allowing fully vaccinated people to go maskless indoors. The fine comes after Mast joined several of his Republican colleagues in an apparent act of protest to go maskless on the House floor, …

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Cheney Defends GOP Voter Suppression Bills [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told “Axios on HBO” that she won’t support Democrats in their fight against the GOP’s push for more restrictive voting laws — a sign that she’ll be no hero to the resistance. Ten days after losing her House Republican post, Cheney is trying to put former President Trump’s Big Lie about the election in …

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Cawthorn: Criticism Of All My Missed House Votes Just “Shows How Democrats Feel About The Nuclear Family”

“It just show how exactly the Democrats feel about the nuclear family in America right now. I will tell you I was doing the only thing that I find more important than my service here in Congress – and that was my service as a husband. “I just got married about seven weeks ago. And so my wife and I …

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Aide To GOP Rep. Carlos Gimenez Overheard Plan To Storm FBI Building Hours Before Assault On US Capitol

CNN reports: A top aide to Republican Rep. Carlos Gimenez of Florida says he spoke with both the Capitol Police and the FBI on the morning of January 6 after overhearing a man in tactical gear talk about storming the FBI building just hours before the deadly insurrection. Alex Ferro, chief of staff to the Florida GOP congressman, says he …

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