With House Speaker Paul Ryan headed for the exits, House Republicans will meet Wednesday to elect a new GOP leader for the next session of Congress. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the current No. 2 House Republican, is viewed as the heavy favorite to become minority leader in the new Congress, the highest-ranking GOP leadership post with Republicans in the minority after losing control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms. Ryan announced in April that he would not seek re-election and has...WPLG
The lawmaker expected to head the powerful House Oversight Committee in the new U.S. Congress says one of his first priorities will be investigating why President Donald Trump's administration decided to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census questionnaire.IN
The lawmaker expected to head the powerful House Oversight Committee in the new U.S. Congress says one of his first priorities will be investigating why President Donald Trump's administration decided to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census questionnaire.U.S.
Two Democrats leading the rebellion against Nancy Pelosi were bullish Tuesday evening about their efforts to stop her from winning the speakership, promising to soon reveal that they had enough support to cause a major shake-up at the top of their caucus. The Democrats, Reps. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and Filemon Vela of Texas, contended that their private conversations revealed that Pelosi would soon learn that she lacked backing within the full House to be elected speaker next year --...WPLG
Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday he supported a bill that would protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from any politically motivated firings and would urge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on it.U.S.
The incoming Democratic chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee intends to investigate President Donald Trump's impact on the integrity of the Justice Department and the FBI, according to a letter sent to top federal law enforcement officials on Tuesday.U.S.
U.S. lawmakers will introduce legislation on Wednesday urging the Trump administration to respond to China's crackdown on minority Muslims, amid reports of mass detentions of ethnic Uighurs and others in the Xinjiang region.IN
U.S. lawmakers will introduce legislation on Wednesday urging the Trump administration to respond to China's crackdown on minority Muslims, amid reports of mass detentions of ethnic Uighurs and others in the Xinjiang region.U.S.
Iowa soybean farmer Mike Schlosser does not expect President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, the single biggest headwind to his business, to end any time soon. But he is among many in farm country who expect at least some good news this year - in the form of a new Farm Bill.U.S.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi raised millions for a select group of candidates who were instrumental in flipping the chamber for Democrats. And now, some are considering whether to oust her. Ten incoming freshmen — all from competitive districts — pledged during their campaigns to oppose Pelosi for speaker of the House. Their calls came as Republicans dropped millions in purple and red districts to tie Democrats to the longtime San Francisco liberal, a woman depicted as the face of the...WPLG
The U.S. Congress returns on Tuesday for a post-election "lame-duck" session, facing a funding deadline to prevent a partial government shutdown, as well as demands for protections for Special Counsel Robert Mueller and money for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.IN
The U.S. Congress returns on Tuesday for a post-election "lame-duck" session, facing a funding deadline to prevent a partial government shutdown, as well as demands for protections for Special Counsel Robert Mueller and money for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.U.S.
Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 elections and Republicans held onto a majority in the U.S. Senate, but more than a dozen races remain undecided nearly a week later.U.S.
Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will consult with senior ethics officials about any matters that could warrant his recusal, a Justice Department spokeswoman said on Monday, after critics called on Whitaker to recuse himself from a Special Counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.U.S.
Rep. Eric Swalwell called acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker an "assassin" hired by President Donald Trump to "kill" special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. "We're not going to allow the President to just, you know, kill this Russia investigation by hiring an assassin like Matt Whitaker to come in and take it out," he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" Monday when speaking about House Democrats' plans for...WPLG
A leader of the Democratic Party's progressive wing in Congress on Monday extended an invitation meant to reassure new representatives worried about affording Washington rent: "Crash at my place."U.S.
The state of play in key races has shifted since election night almost one week ago, offering a different picture of where the balance of power will stand in Washington come January. Democrats have taken the lead in a handful of key House races and in the Arizona senate race, while the margin in Florida's senate race has narrowed, forcing a recount. Two governors' races remain undecided in Georgia and Florida. Here's a breakdown of where key races stand: HouseIn the six days since election...WPLG
Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 elections and Republicans held onto a majority in the U.S. Senate, but a number of races remain undecided nearly a week later.U.S.
A Republican unseated in the midterm elections last week has come out with an op-ed blaming the late Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain for the party losing control of the House. In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, outgoing Minnesota GOP Rep. Jason Lewis pinned the wave of Democratic victories last week on McCain's vote in July 2017 to sink a GOP attempt to repeal Obamacare. "MCain's last-minute decision prompted a 'green wave' of liberal special-interest money, which was used to propagate false...WPLG
Richard Ojeda, the former congressional candidate who lost his 2018 bid as a Democrat in southern West Virginia, has filed to run for President, teasing the 2020 run in an email to supporters on Sunday night. Ojeda's entry to the race is unexpected and highlights just how massive the Democratic field for President will be in 2020. Democratic operatives believe big-name candidates will announce presidential bids in early 2019, but fully expect candidates like Ojeda and others to explore a run...WPLG
New York Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler said Sunday that if President Donald Trump is found to have violated campaign finance laws with hush payments, it "might very well be an impeachable offense." "Well, it may be an impeachable offense if it goes to the question of the President procuring his office through corrupt means," Nadler, the expected incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." "And that could be impeachable." "You'd have to see...WPLG
A week after "Saturday Night Live" comedian Pete Davidson was criticized for mocking the appearance of Dan Crenshaw, the NBC variety show brought the congressman-elect on to receive an apology in person. Crenshaw, who lost his right eye in 2012 while serving as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan, showed up in the middle of Davidson's apology during the "SNL" segment, "Weekend Update." "In what I'm sure was a huge shock to people who know me, I made a poor choice last week," Davidson said. He then called...WPLG
Armed with the power to set the agenda and, if needed, issue subpoenas, House Democrats plan to ramp up the pressure on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following the midterm elections as they seek substantive answers related to the Trump administration's handling of foreign policy and national security issues. Pompeo, who made his mark on the House select investigative committee probing the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has frustrated many of his former colleagues on both...WPLG
A leadership shakeup is coming to the House of Representatives after Democrats won enough seats to take back the lower chamber of Congress from Republicans in this year's midterms. Democrats won't officially take control of the House until a new session of Congress starts in January, but the race to decide who will lead House Democrats and Republicans is already underway. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has launched her bid become the next speaker of the House, the highest-ranking position...WPLG