Latest United States House of Representatives News

Congress' top China critics arrive in Taiwan for a visit that's sure to draw scrutiny from Beijing

Feb. 21, 2024 20:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of Congress' staunchest critics of China are visiting Taiwan in a show of support that is certain to draw scrutiny from Beijing, which views such interactions as a challenge to its claim of sovereignty over the island. The delegation is led by Rep. Mike...

US aid to Ukraine hinges on House Speaker Johnson. His leadership is being tested by the far right

Feb. 17, 2024 18:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke with congressional leaders in Washington late last year he told them privately what is now public: With U.S. weapons, they could win the war against Russia, but without them Russian President Vladimir Putin would be victorious. ...

A chaotic US House is losing three Republican committee chairs to retirement in the span of a week

Feb. 16, 2024 10:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a single week, the Republican chairs of three House committees announced they would not be seeking reelection, raising questions about whether the chaos that has reigned this Congress is driving out some of the GOP's top talent. What makes the retirements...

Public utilities regulator joins race for North Dakota's single U.S. House seat

Feb. 15, 2024 16:14 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A longtime public utilities regulator announced her candidacy on Thursday for North Dakota's lone U.S. House seat. Republican Julie Fedorchak has sat on the state's three-member Public Service Commission since 2013. She has won three statewide elections, most...

Britain and Poland appeal to the US Congress to approve vital aid for Ukraine

Feb. 15, 2024 09:09 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The foreign ministers of Britain and Poland appealed on Thursday to the U.S. Congress and personally to the speaker of the House of Representatives to take an “epoch-making” decision and approve $60 billion in military and other aid for Ukraine. Britain's...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Feb. 15, 2024 07:13 AM EST

Post and Courier. February 12, 2024. Editorial: SC House should protect public from gun criminals rather than the reverse Conventional wisdom says you shouldn’t intervene when your opponent is shooting himself in the foot, and we normally think that’s good advice....

New Mexico's Democrat-led House rejects proposal for paid family and medical leave

Feb. 15, 2024 00:47 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democrat-led House of Representatives narrowly rejected a bill Wednesday that would have guaranteed paid time off for workers to cope with serious illnesses or care for newborns and loved ones, amid concern about companies' opposition in an election year. ...

Biden allies, rivals both want transcript of his special counsel interview released. It could happen

Feb. 14, 2024 19:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden avoided criminal charges around his handling of classified documents in part because of his answers during a lengthy interview with the special counsel investigating him. But the sit-down also opened Biden up to fresh scrutiny over his age and memory, and now...

Casino and lottery proposal swiftly advances in the Alabama Legislature

Feb. 14, 2024 18:54 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A gambling proposal to authorize a lottery, sports betting, and multiple casinos across Alabama was swiftly advanced by a legislative committee on Wednesday. The Alabama House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approved the two-bill package, putting...

House blocks effort from New York Republicans to boost 'SALT' tax deduction

Feb. 14, 2024 18:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A longshot bid to temporarily double a $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions for most married couples went down to defeat Wednesday in the House. The limit was put in place as part of the sweeping tax cuts that a Republican-led Congress passed during...