Latest United States House of Representatives News

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he will push for aid to Israel and Ukraine this week

Apr. 14, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson said Sunday he will try to advance wartime aid for Israel this week as he attempts the difficult task of winning House approval for a national security package that also includes funding for Ukraine and allies in Asia. Johnson, R-La., is...

House passes reauthorization of key US surveillance program after days of upheaval over changes

Apr. 12, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Friday to reauthorize and reform a key U.S. government surveillance tool following a dramatic showdown on the floor over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans’ data. The bill was approved on a...

House Speaker Mike Johnson is negotiating with White House to advance Ukraine aid

Apr. 12, 2024 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson is negotiating with the White House as he prepares for the treacherous task of advancing wartime funding for Ukraine and Israel through the House, a top House Republican said Thursday. House Republican Leader Steve Scalise told reporters...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Alabama's congressional primary runoffs

Apr. 12, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in a new Alabama congressional district at the center of an ongoing legal and political dispute will return to the polls Tuesday to select the nominees in a U.S. House contest that could help decide control of the narrowly divided chamber this November. ...

A congressman wanted to understand AI. So he went back to a college classroom to learn

Apr. 11, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don Beyer's car dealerships were among the first in the U.S. to set up a website. As a representative, the Virginia Democrat leads a bipartisan group focused on promoting fusion energy. He reads books about geometry for fun. So when questions about regulating...

Conservative revolt in the House blocks effort to reauthorize a key US spy tool

Apr. 10, 2024 21:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that would reauthorize a crucial national security surveillance program was blocked Wednesday by a conservative revolt, pushing the prospects of final passage into uncertainty amid a looming deadline. The legislative impasse follows an edict earlier in the day from former...

Speaker Johnson to meet with Trump, offers Marjorie Taylor Greene advisory role as own job teeters

Apr. 10, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — His job on the line, House Speaker Mike Johnson is dashing to Florida to meet with Donald Trump this week and has offered far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene a seat on his own “kitchen cabinet” as he draws closer to the MAGA forces that now dominate the GOP. ...

GOP's Marjorie Taylor Greene delivers fresh threats of ousting Speaker Johnson in scathing rebuke

Apr. 09, 2024 21:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene escalated her criticism Tuesday of House Speaker Mike Johnson, blistering his leadership in a lengthy letter to colleagues and renewing threats of a snap vote that could remove him from office. As lawmakers returned to work...

House to delay sending Mayorkas impeachment articles to Senate

Apr. 09, 2024 17:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Mike Johnson will delay sending the House's articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate this week as previously planned after Republican senators requested more time Tuesday to build support for holding a full trial. ...

Mayorkas impeachment trial set to start in Senate next week, but may be over before it starts

Apr. 09, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans will delay bringing their case against Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate until next week, two months after impeaching the Homeland Security secretary. It will be the third time in five years that senators are sworn in as jurors in the court of impeachment. ...