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US to max out on debt soon, setting up political fight

Jan. 11, 2023 08:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is on track to max out on its $31.4 trillion borrowing authority as soon as this month, starting the clock on an expected standoff between President Joe Biden and the new House Republican majority that will test both parties' ability to navigate a divided...

How Republicans are transforming the House in the majority

Jan. 09, 2023 19:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers no longer have to walk through metal detectors before gaining access to the House floor. And any time they do vote, they will have to do so in person — no more voting by proxy from home. Those are just some of the changes being made by the now GOP-led...

Groups urge GOP House leaders to condemn political violence

Jan. 04, 2023 15:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of military veterans on Wednesday hand-delivered letters to top Republicans in the U.S. House, calling on them to publicly condemn political violence as the second anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol approaches. Former Metropolitan Police...

McCarthy vows to stay in speaker's race, with Trump backing

Jan. 03, 2023 22:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said late Tuesday there's no scenario in which he'll drop his bid to become House speaker despite failing to win multiple rounds of voting, a historic defeat that brought the first day of the new Congress to an abrupt, messy end. ...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Dec. 16, 2022 13:50 PM EST

The Advocate. December 12, 2022. Editorial: Facing deadlines, Congress taking action on Louisiana’s vital interests On Capitol Hill nothing beats a real deadline, mandating efficiency, and the end of the current session of the lame duck Congress amid the Christmas...

Bill named for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr's wife heads to president

Dec. 06, 2022 05:03 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A bill named in honor of Kentucky U.S. Rep. Andy Barr's late wife and focused on increasing research into a little-understood heart disease is heading to U.S. President Joe Biden's desk. The Cardiovascular Advances in Research and Opportunities Legacy...

GOP eyes new priorities for House, starting with Biden probe

Nov. 17, 2022 16:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party’s capture of the House majority, though narrow, will soon transform the agenda in Washington, empowering GOP lawmakers to pursue conservative goals, vigorously challenge the policies of Democratic President Joe Biden — and plunge into Washington...

McCarthy passes 1st House speaker test, but hurdles remain

Nov. 15, 2022 22:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leader Kevin McCarthy won the nomination Tuesday for House speaker, clearing a first step with majority support from his colleagues, but he now faces a weeks-long slog to quell right-flank objections before a final vote in the new year. McCarthy has led...

Incumbents win all in Louisiana congressional races

Nov. 08, 2022 23:41 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins won a fourth term Tuesday, fending off a challenge from prosecutor and fellow Republican Holden Hoggatt, who mounted a challenge focused in part on discontent with the pace of federal aid in reaching the state’s hurricane-battered southwestern...

Republican Steve Scalise wins reelection to U.S. House in Louisiana's 1st Congressional District.

Nov. 08, 2022 23:31 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Steve Scalise wins reelection to U.S. House in Louisiana's 1st Congressional District.