Latest United States House of Representatives News

The Latest: Impeachment witnesses deny being never Trumpers

Nov. 13, 2019 3:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump (all times local): 3 p.m. The two veteran diplomats testifying in the House impeachment hearing are denying President Donald Trump’s accusation that they adamantly oppose him. Shortly before Wednesday’s...

Watchdog report on Russia probe nears public release

Nov. 13, 2019 12:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's watchdog is nearing the release of its report on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation, a document likely to revive debate about a politically charged probe that shadowed President Donald Trump's administration from the outset. The inspector general...

US Rep. Tim Ryan, former presidential contender, backs Biden

Nov. 13, 2019 12:17 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio congressman who recently ended his own White House bid has endorsed Joe Biden for president. Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s backing was announced by the Biden campaign Wednesday. It could provide a pivotal boost for the former vice president in the blue-collar...

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

Nov. 13, 2019 10:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A “solemn day” or a “show trial”? Americans and the world can decide for themselves as House Democrats let the public in to the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff opened the first hearings...

Georgia governor sets deadline for Senate applications

Nov. 13, 2019 10:35 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he’ll stop accepting applications for U.S. Senate next week. Kemp will soon name a replacement for fellow Republican, Sen. Johnny Isakson, who announced he would step down in December because of worsening health issues. Kemp took the unusual step of...

'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,...

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...

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....