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    With Democrats having the slimmest House majority in a century and midterm elections historically favoring the party opposite from the president, Republicans are well positioned to flip the House in 2022. That makes this the perfect time, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich thinks, for Republicans to craft "Contract with America" 2.0. “For the first time since ‘94, I...
    (CNN)The vast majority of House Republicans are expected to oppose an effort to hold Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena, brushing aside concerns about weakening the institution's future oversight authority and rejecting accusations that they're trying to block Democrats from getting to the bottom of the January 6 insurrection.During a closed-door conference meeting...
    FIRST ON FOX: Top GOP House leaders and 160 lawmakers called on President Biden Wednesday to fix the U.S. "supply chain crisis" or face a doomed holiday season. In a letter to the president first obtained by Fox News, the Republicans asked that Biden reverse his policies relating to the coronavirus they believe have disrupted U.S. infrastructure abilities and supply chains.  "We...
    The House Rules Committee voted for a procedure for the House to hold former chief White House strategist Steven Bannon in contempt of Congress – setting up a bitter floor clash for Thursday over the Jan. 6th riot and its aftermath. A angry debate over the rule in the cramped Rules panel's Capitol hearing room provided a preview for the...
    Republican Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman and a group of House Republicans sent a letter Wednesday to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, expressing their opposition to a federal vaccine mandate for public school students. Westerman spearheaded the letter, first obtained by the Daily Caller, and was joined by Republican Arkansas Reps. Steve Womack, French Hill and Rick Crawford. In the...
    Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyJan. 6 panel votes to hold Bannon in contempt The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Biden, Democrats dig into legislative specifics Trump sues Jan. 6 panel to block records MORE (R-Wyo.) pressured her Republican colleagues to support a vote to refer former Trump White House strategist Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonHouse to...
    Activists rally at the White House, demanding that the Biden Administration take the lead on voting rights and pressure Congress to pass legislation protecting the right to vote, October 5, 2021.Allison Bailey/NurPhoto via AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.In March 2021, before the Senate held its...
    Democrats are about to reach a new political crossroads on voting rights as the Senate gears up for a procedural vote Wednesday that is doomed to failure. The vote to proceed to the bill would require 60 votes in the Senate, meaning 10 Republicans would have to join with all 50 Democrats to overcome a filibuster. Yet Senate Minority Leader...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Amid a bitter fight over redistricting, the third special session of the Texas Legislature ended early Tuesday morning, Oct. 19 after lawmakers approved a variety of bills with bipartisan support. Lawmakers voted to increase the homestead exemption on school property taxes from $25,000 to $40,000. READ MORE: Shooting And Flipped Vehicle Results In Section Of LBJ...
    Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) was outraised by over $200,000 in third-quarter fundraising by the former Republican representative and current candidate in Maine’s Second Congressional District, Bruce Poliquin, who is looking to unseat the vulnerable Democrat to regain the seat he once held. During the last filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Golden only raised $675,404.88. However, Golden had the entire three months of the...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been working the phones to try and bolster support for voting legislation teed up for Senate consideration this week, even as the bill is set to run into a Republican blockade.Biden spoke with Democratic Sens. Raphael Warnock of Georgia and Alex Padilla of California on what a White House official termed...
    Democrat strategists and operatives are anything but optimistic about the party’s odds moving into the 2022 midterm elections, the Hill reported on Monday. One senior Democratic congressional aide told the publication, “To be blunt, I’m not feeling good about where we are. Look, it was never going to be easy or anything. It was always kind of contingent on what...
    Two longtime House Democrats announced on Monday that they won’t seek reelection, creating more open seats as the party faces tough political headwinds in next year’s midterm elections.  Departing Reps. Mike DoyleMichael (Mike) F. DoyleHillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Congress makes technology policy moves House Democrats announce bill to rein in tech algorithms Ohio GOP congressman tests positive...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — What could be one of the most competitive House races in the country is taking shape in California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley, where a Democratic assemblyman Monday became the latest candidate to announce a bid to oust Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao. The heavily Latino, strongly Democratic 21st District has been a perennial battleground, and the outcome...
    House Republican support for the so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill has continued to weaken as the chamber moves closer to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) self-imposed Halloween deadline to pass the bill. Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) set an October 31 deadline to pass the $1.2 trillion so-called infrastructure bill after Pelosi failed to cobble enough votes to pass the...
    Republicans highlighted President Biden’s mask hypocrisy on Monday after he was spotted violating the citywide mask mandate in Washington, DC, over the weekend. “Joe Biden’s mask policy: Masks for thee, not for me,” House Republicans wrote on social media alongside a video showing the president walking through the swanky D.C. Italian restaurant Fiola Mare without a mask on: Joe Biden’s mask...
    Two longtime Democratic congressmen announced Monday they will not seek re-election next year, putting the pressure on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to keep control of the House in her party's hands.  Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle and North Carolina Congressman David Price will retire.  The two men each have more than 20 years experience on Capitol Hill.  'While it is time for...
    "Analysis: An election slogan you won't hear in Texas in 2022" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. If...
    As Republicans begin to ramp up their efforts to reclaim the House and the Senate in the 2022 midterm election that is just over a year away, there is increasing concern among party leaders and campaign consultants that former president Donald Trump will derail all of their hard work. According to a report from the New York Times'...
    House Republicans, who unanimously oppose a plan by Democrats to jam through a massive social welfare package , will launch their own campaign next week condemning the legislation as “welfare expansion.” Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee plan a roundtable forum on Wednesday highlighting ways in which the GOP believes the plan will damage the economy, create government...
    AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — During the evening hours on October 16 Texas Republicans closed in on redrawn U.S. House maps that would shore up their eroding dominance as demographics increasingly change in the state’s booming suburbs. In a key late-night vote in the Texas House, Republicans gave early sign-off to new congressional boundaries that would give them more breathing room after...
    The lines are redrawn. The Texas GOP voted on a redrawn map for its U.S. House districts on Saturday. The redrawn congressional districts would make it easier for many current Republicans to hold their seats and would also open a new path for Texas Republicans along the Mexican border, according to the Associated Press. DOJ TO GO TO...
    Texas Republicans on Saturday night closed in on redrawn U.S. House maps that would shore up their eroding dominance as voters peel away from the GOP in the state’s booming suburbs. In a key late-night vote in the Texas House, Republicans gave early sign-off to new congressional boundaries that would give them more breathing room after some close calls in...
    Christmas is still more than two months away — but that hasn't stopped President Joe Biden from ruining the holiday, at least in the minds of Republican lawmakers and right-wing pundits. "This is the guys who is trying to steal Christmas," the House Republican caucus tweeted this week, typo and all, alongside a strangely framed picture of Biden's back as...
    House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerFeehery: Build back bipartisan Bottom line On The Money — Presented by NRHC — Breaking down the sluggish September jobs report MORE (D-Md.) signaled in a letter to colleagues on Saturday that the House may soon consider legislation to “remove” a debt limit threat, saying a vote could come as soon as this month....
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) Leading Off ● AR Redistricting: In a surprise, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced on Wednesday that he'd allow Arkansas' new congressional map to become law without his signature, saying, "The removal of minority areas in Pulaski County into two different congressional districts does raise concerns." Hutchinson declined to veto the plan, however, "out of deference"...
    The slow pace of President Joe Biden's social welfare and climate spending package has gifted Republicans with more time to criticize it before the 2022 midterm elections. And not only can Republicans scrutinize the package's likely $2 trillion price tag, they can ding Democrats for being in stereotypical disarray. BIDEN TRIES TO AVOID BECOMING TERRY MCAULIFFE'S ALBATROSS IN HIGHLY WATCHED...
                      by Thomas Catenacci  Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee urged the Biden administration to lay out its plans for tackling the looming energy crisis. The representatives noted that the federal government was responsible for protecting U.S. energy security and ensuring Americans have access to affordable energy, in a letter Thursday...
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Friday he would review all options after Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly released a proposed congressional map that could end his time in the House. My full statement on the proposed congressional maps for Illinois: https://t.co/Ez4pHpykYY pic.twitter.com/EoETgR124P— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) October 15, 2021 In a statement, Kinzinger, a Republican, said: “I have proudly...
    Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) on Friday condemned the process that led to the redistricting of his House seat ahead of the next election, calling it “anything but transparent.” “I have proudly served six terms in the U.S. House and it has been an honor to do so,” Kinzinger said. “Following the release of the new congressional maps for Illinois,...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats are poised to approve new congressional district maps that would give Democratic candidates an advantage in elections over the next decade as their party fights to keep control of the U.S. House in 2022. Democrats who control state government released their proposed maps Friday, and lawmakers are scheduled to meet in Springfield to pass...
    Illinois Democrats on Friday proposed new district lines that would likely give their party a more significant majority of the state’s congressional delegation than at any time in modern history in what Republicans immediately labeled an extreme gerrymander. The new proposal released by the House and Senate would likely give Democrats a distinct advantage in 14 of the 17 congressional...
    Republican Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis sent a letter Friday to the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections Chairperson Cathy Woolard, demanding answers over allegations that now-fired workers shredded voter registration applications. Davis, the ranking member of the Committee on House Administration, asked in the letter what specific changes the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections plans on making...
    The White House  jumped to the defense of Pete Buttigieg after a report broke that the Transportation secretary has been on paid paternity leave since mid-August, as his department comes under intense scrutiny for supply chain issues.  Federal employees are offered up to 12 weeks' paid parental leave, though Cabinet secretaries are not included in that, meaning President Biden had...
    Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee urged the Biden administration to lay out its plans for tackling the looming energy crisis. The representatives noted that the federal government was responsible for protecting U.S. energy security and ensuring Americans have access to affordable energy, in a letter Thursday addressed to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. They added that energy prices...
    Kentucky Rep. James Comer, the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, and other top House Republicans sent a Friday letter to Labor Secretary Marty Walsh asking for information about the Biden administration’s plans to implement its vaccine and testing mandate for the private sector. The letter, first obtained by the Daily Caller, was signed by Comer, North Carolina Rep....
    Republican Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson will introduce the Forbidding Repressive Executive Efforts and Denouncing Overreaching Mandates (FREEDOM) Act in the House on Friday. The legislation attempts to push back against President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates. The legislation, first obtained by the Daily Caller, has three co-sponsors who are all members of the Doctors Caucus: Texas Rep. Michael Burgess, Texas Rep....
    President Joe Biden has signed legislation temporarily raising the government's borrowing limit to $28.9 trillion, pushing off the deadline for debt default only until December. Without the increase in the debt ceiling, the U.S. Treasury had estimated it would run out of money to pay the nation's bills on Oct. 18. The $480 billion increase in the borrowing limit signed...
    Republicans successfully flipped an Iowa State House seat held by Democrats for nearly three decades, celebrating it as a testament to the “conservative agenda” and proof that “blue-collar workers are leaving the Democrat Party in droves.” This week, Republican Jon Dunwell successfully flipped House District 29, vacated by the incumbent who took a job with Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. The...
    Melissa Sue Gerrits, Getty Images The National Republican Senatorial Committee held a retreat in Palm Springs, Florida on Thursday where Donald Trump apparently tried again to put an old rumor to rest. Trump delivered a keynote on the final night of the retreat to a crowd of GOP senators, donors, and lobbyists. False claims of voter fraud in the 2020...
    By Alexander Jaffe | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill raising the nation’s debt limit until early December, delaying the prospect of an unprecedented federal default that would cause economic disaster. The House passed the $480 billion increase in the country’s borrowing ceiling on Tuesday, after the Senate approved it on a...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill raising the nation’s debt limit until early December, delaying the prospect of an unprecedented federal default that would cause economic disaster. The House passed the $480 billion increase in the country’s borrowing ceiling on Tuesday, after the Senate approved it on a party-line vote last week. The...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration wasn't worried about turning over former President Donald Trump's January 6 documents because of the 'uniqueness' of the situation. 'I can assure you Ed, that this president has no intention to lead an insurrection on this nation's capitol,' she told CBS News' Ed O'Keefe during Thursday's briefing, after he asked if...
    (CNN)Some Republicans worry that Donald Trump's persistent false claims of voter fraud could depress GOP voter turnout and turn off moderates and independents, potentially setting the party up for another Georgia-style disaster in the midterms. As the defeated former President jumps back into the political fray, Trump is continuing to amplify his lies about the election -- and even recently...
    FIRST ON FOX: House Oversight Committee Republicans sent a letter to President Biden's Port Envoy John Porcari Thursday afternoon urging the Biden administration to address and find solutions for the "ongoing supply chain crisis" in the United States.The letter, which is signed by all of the Republican members of the House Oversight Committee, said the disruptions in the supply chains...
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott raised nearly $8.3 million in 2021’s third quarter, Politico first reported Thursday. The outlet added that Scott has raised nearly $20 million so far this year, and accepted contributions from approximately 82,000 donors in the third quarter. His massive haul, however, is slightly less than the $9.6 million he raised in the second quarter,...
    Senator Rick Scott is calling on Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to testify before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, according to a Thursday report. 'There is more that the Department of Transportation can and should be doing to help address ongoing supply chain issues related to the pandemic,' Senator Cynthia Lummis told the...
    House Democrats’ campaign arm announced Thursday that it raised almost $14.5 million in September and $35.8 million in 2021’s third quarter. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) said its total fundraising surpassed records for an off-year. It added that it had almost $63 million cash-on-hand as Democrats seek to hold onto their 220-212 House majority come next November’s midterm elections. “The stakes are...
    House Democrats’ campaign arm out-raised its Republican counterpart in the third quarter as fundraising ramps up in the 2022 midterm cycle.  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced in a statement that it hauled in $35.8 million in the third quarter of 2021, including nearly $14.5 million in September, marking its best off-year third quarter in committee history. Meanwhile, the...