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House GOP votes to oust Democrat Omar from major committee

Feb. 02, 2023 17:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House voted after raucous debate Thursday to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the chamber's Foreign Affairs Committee, citing her anti-Israel comments, in a dramatic response to Democrats last session booting far-right GOP lawmakers over incendiary...

Mississippi House seeks to control Jackson sales tax revenue

Feb. 02, 2023 17:42 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House voted Thursday to further restrict how the capital city of Jackson, which has struggled with water problems, can spend money from a 1% local sales tax — the latest effort in the Republican-led Legislature to control actions of the Democratic-led city....

Minnesota moves toward 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040

Feb. 02, 2023 16:46 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota utilities would be obligated to transition to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040 to step up the fight against climate change under a bill speeding through the Legislature. The bill was slated for a final vote on the Senate floor Thursday night...

Dana Milbank's 'Fools On the Hill' scheduled for 2024

Feb. 02, 2023 14:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank is planning a book on the House of Representatives, and it will not be flattering. Little, Brown and Company announced Thursday that Milbank's “Fools on the Hill” is scheduled for 2024, an election year. Milbank, whose...

House Republicans vote to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born Minnesota lawmaker, from Foreign Affairs panel

Feb. 02, 2023 12:34 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans vote to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born Minnesota lawmaker, from Foreign Affairs panel.

Sponsor: Bill to legalize, tax 'skill game' machines dead

Feb. 02, 2023 10:42 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A senior Virginia Republican lawmaker said this week that his legislation that aimed to legalize and tax a certain type of electronic betting machine that has proliferated in gas stations, bars and other locations around the state is dead, but the broader fight isn't over. ...

Biden, McCarthy meet face-to-face on debt crisis worries

Feb. 01, 2023 20:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy met face-to-face Wednesday for more than an hour of highly anticipated budget talks — "a good first meeting," the new Republican leader said — but expectations were low for quick progress as GOP lawmakers push for steep...

Republicans set to oust Rep. Omar from Foreign Affairs panel

Feb. 01, 2023 18:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly empowered House Republicans are preparing to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born Muslim lawmaker, from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her past comments critical of Israel — and as payback after Democrats booted far-right GOP lawmakers from committees...

North Carolina Senate again seeking LGBTQ limits in schools

Feb. 01, 2023 17:10 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill advancing in North Carolina's Senate would prohibit instruction about sexuality and gender identity in K-4 public school classes, defying the recommendations of parents, educators and LGBTQ youths who testified against it. Sponsors of the bill, approved...

Republican-led committee targets COVID relief aid for review

Feb. 01, 2023 17:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday began their promised aggressive oversight of the Biden administration, focusing on what watchdogs described as “indications of widespread fraud” in federal coronavirus aid programs initiated under President Donald Trump. GOP...