Latest United States House of Representatives News

Michigan governor's budget prioritizes tax cuts, schools

Feb. 08, 2023 15:01 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday proposed a $79 billion budget that aims to substantially invest in schools and public health while cutting taxes for the state's retirees and low-income households. Unveiled in a joint session between the House and...

Bill raising riot penalties in North Carolina clears House

Feb. 08, 2023 14:19 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill increasing punishments for violent protests following the 2020 demonstrations over George Floyd's murder passed the North Carolina House on Wednesday despite harsh criticism from social justice advocates. Some bipartisan support signals a potential override of any veto...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Feb. 08, 2023 13:41 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. February 4, 2023. Editorial: Initiative Bill Needs More Work A Mississippi Senate committee has passed a bill that would create a ballot initiative to replace the one voided by the state Supreme Court in 2021. What’s interesting, though, is...

Democrats win control of Pennsylvania House, end GOP rule

Feb. 07, 2023 22:56 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats won control of the Pennsylvania House in special elections Tuesday, wresting partial power from Republicans for the first time in a dozen years in the competitive swing state. Democrats won all three vacant Pittsburgh-area House seats to claim a...

Virginia Senate Democrats reject 3 Youngkin appointees

Feb. 07, 2023 22:06 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Senate Democrats voted Tuesday to reject several appointees of GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin, including the state health commissioner. The chamber approved resolutions containing dozens of Youngkin appointees after the names of those to whom they objected...

Virginia lawmakers hustle ahead of legislative deadline

Feb. 07, 2023 21:32 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The politically divided Virginia General Assembly churned through hundreds of bills Tuesday as it approached a key deadline for the year's legislative session. Lawmakers debated topics ranging from accommodations for transgender students to abortion...

North Carolina Senate OKs limits on LGBTQ school instruction

Feb. 07, 2023 18:36 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Public school teachers in North Carolina would be required in most circumstances to alert parents before they call a student by a different name or pronoun, under a bill passed by the Republican-controlled state Senate on Tuesday. Senators rejected a wave of...

N. Carolina education board proposal revived in House bill

Feb. 07, 2023 18:33 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina House committee on Tuesday backed a bill that would shift influence over public education away from the governor and toward the superintendent of public instruction and voters. The legislation aims to put a constitutional amendment on statewide...

House panel advances impeachment articles against prosecutor

Feb. 07, 2023 18:25 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky House panel on Tuesday recommended that lawmakers move forward with a prosecutor's removal from office over allegations he promised a defendant favors in court in exchange for nude images of her. The committee drafted and passed three articles of...

What to Watch: New political vibes this State of the Union

Feb. 07, 2023 14:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Look for new faces and fresh political dynamics as President Joe Biden delivers this year's State of the Union address, coupled with attention to some old problems brought back into painful focus by recent events. The president on Tuesday night will stand before a...