Latest United States House of Representatives News

Testimony ties president closer to pressure on Ukraine

Nov. 16, 2019 10:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official. Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and...

AP FACT CHECK: Impeachment hearings and that Trump tweet

Nov. 16, 2019 1:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he was just exercising his right to free speech. Democrats said he was intimidating a witness. Whichever is the case, Trump’s Twitter assault on an ex-ambassador’s record came with a heavy dose of distortion. He portrayed her, in a few choice...

Rep. Langevin pushes for stronger school career counseling

Nov. 16, 2019 11:57 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin has introduced a bill to strengthen career counseling in middle schools and high schools. The Rhode Island Democrat said Thursday that he introduced the bill with Rep. Glenn Thompson, a Pennsylvania Republican, for National Career Development Week. The bill,...

The Latest: Ousted Ukraine ambassador has her say in hearing

Nov. 16, 2019 2:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Attorney General William Barr says congressional Democrats are drowning government agencies with an “avalanche of subpoenas” in order to “incapacitate” the...

Ousted ambassador says she felt intimidated by Trump attacks

Nov. 16, 2019 12:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In chilling detail, ousted U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch described to Trump impeachment investigators Friday how she felt threatened upon learning that President Donald Trump had promised Ukraine’s leader she was “going to go through some things.”...

Talks on Pennsylvania’s minimum wage heat up before deadline

Nov. 15, 2019 7:25 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Discussions on raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage for the first time since 2009 are heating up, in part to get Gov. Tom Wolf to abandon an effort to extend overtime pay eligibility to tens of thousands of additional workers. Negotiators are up against a Thursday deadline,...

Roger Stone guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress

Nov. 15, 2019 4:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was proud of his reputation as a practitioner of political dirty tricks and frequently boasted about the extent of his contacts and the depth of his insider information. Now Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, faces a prison sentence for a collection of...

Trump asks justices for temporary block of House subpoena

Nov. 15, 2019 3:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants the Supreme Court to keep House Democrats from getting his financial records at least until the justices resolve a broader fight over efforts to subpoena a sitting president’s records. Trump filed an emergency appeal with the court Friday in a case from...

Wyoming Congresswoman gives veteran replacement WWII medals

Nov. 15, 2019 2:00 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney has given replacement military medals to a woman and her father after the original medals were stolen from a trailer outside a veteran organization in Wyoming. Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the Republican representative awarded Martha Albright and her father...

AP Explains: What’s wrong with hearsay evidence in Congress?

Nov. 15, 2019 12:54 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A leading Republican critique of the House impeachment inquiry is that Democrats are relying on “hearsay” evidence. The word ‘hearsay’ is bandied about in legal circles all the time, and in its simplest form refers to testimony that quotes what another...