Latest United States House of Representatives News

North Carolina lawmakers reconvene, redistricting on list

Nov. 13, 2019 6:20 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators are returning to Raleigh to figure out how to change congressional districts now that state judges have blocked the current boundaries for next year's elections because of their likely unlawful partisan bias. The General Assembly reconvenes on Wednesday...

'Sad day' or a 'scam'? What to watch at impeachment hearing

Nov. 12, 2019 7:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are giving President Donald Trump a reality show for the ages as they take their case public for his impeachment. But the proceedings are much more than showbiz, with lawmakers considering the use of a grave and seldom-employed power spelled out in the Constitution. With...

Pact reached to avert government shutdown through Dec. 20

Nov. 12, 2019 6:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House lawmaker announced Tuesday that Congress will pass a governmentwide temporary spending bill to keep the government running through Dec. 20, forestalling a government shutdown as the House turns its focus to impeachment hearings. Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey,...

King's retirement sets up House battle in NYC suburbs

Nov. 12, 2019 4:59 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The race to fill a retiring Republican's seat in Congress has begun as Democrats see opportunity in the shifting political dynamics of New York's Long Island suburbs. At least two Democrats are lining up to replace U.S. Rep. Peter King, a centrist who announced Monday that he won't seek...

N Carolina lawmakers wrap up initial Congress map drawings

Nov. 12, 2019 4:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators have wrapped up several days of map drawing while looking for replacement boundaries for the state's 13 U.S. House districts following a recent court order. A joint House-Senate committee met on Tuesday as lawmakers and staff worked on mapmaking computers for...

Arkansas lawmaker launches congressional bid as filing ends

Nov. 12, 2019 4:49 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas state legislator announced a bid Tuesday to unseat a Republican congressman in 2020 as the filing period for next year's election came to a close. Democratic state Sen. Joyce Elliott is the only Democrat who filed to run against Republican Rep. French Hill, who was...

Stone trial testimony ends with talk of outreach to Kushner

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testimony in the colorful trial of Roger Stone — featuring talk of dognapping and Godfather references — wrapped up Tuesday with a top Trump campaign official telling jurors that Stone tried to contact Jared Kushner to "debrief" him about hacked emails damaging to Hillary...

Sanford suspends GOP presidential primary challenge to Trump

Nov. 12, 2019 3:12 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford dropped his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it difficult for his campaign to gain traction. "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire statehouse....

Activist files to run against Tennessee's US Rep. Jim Cooper

Nov. 12, 2019 1:49 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee activist Justin Jones has filed to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper in a 2020 Democratic primary. A Federal Election Commission document shows Jones filed Monday to seek the Nashville seat. Jones didn't immediately return requests for comment. The 24-year-old black activist...

Duffy takes job as lobbyist after resigning from Congress

Nov. 12, 2019 1:38 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sean Duffy has taken a job for a Washington lobbying firm after resigning from Congress two months ago, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family and newborn who has a heart defect and Down syndrome. BGR Group announced Tuesday that the Republican Duffy would be working for...