Latest U.S. Republican Party News

GOP sues 2 Vermont cities for noncitizen voting

Sep. 28, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Republican National Committee is suing two Vermont cities for allowing noncitizens to vote on local issues in their communities. The similar, but separate lawsuits against the cities of Montpelier and Winooski ask judges to declare noncitizen...

Wisconsin Assembly approves $100 million for mental health

Sep. 28, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly on Tuesday passed a Republican-authored bill that would require Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to spend $100 million in COVID-19 relief funding on mental health programs in schools. The measure approved on a party line 60-38 vote...

Ohio House Republicans debut new anti-vaccine mandate bill

Sep. 28, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public and private sector employees could seek exemptions from employer-mandated coronavirus vaccines in three general areas, including an ability to demonstrate the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, under a newly introduced Republican bill in the Ohio House. ...

Republican Oklahoma state senator joins Lankford challengers

Sep. 28, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator from Broken Arrow said Tuesday that he would run for the GOP nomination against incumbent U.S. Sen. James Lankford. Nathan Dahm announced in a Twitter video that he was joining the Republican primary U.S. Senate race that...

Big pressure on Biden, Dems to trim $3.5T federal overhaul

Sep. 28, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure mounting, President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress strained Tuesday to trim back his $3.5 trillion government overhaul to win support from two key holdout senators ahead of make-or-break deadlines for votes. Child care subsidies could be...

Mask opt-out bill for students clears Senate committee

Sep. 28, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

A bill that would allow parents in Pennsylvania to exempt their children from wearing a mask at school cleared a state Senate committee on Tuesday as Republican lawmakers started making good on their pledge to counter the governor's statewide mask mandate. The legislation...

Yellen warns delay in raising debt limit will slow economy

Sep. 28, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sounded an urgent call Tuesday for Congress to raise the government's borrowing limit, a day after Senate Republicans blocked consideration of a bill that would have done so. If the debt limit isn’t raised by Oct....

Wisconsin Assembly passes critical race theory ban

Sep. 28, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin public schools would be prohibited from teaching students and training employees about concepts such as systemic racism and implicit bias under a Republican bill the state Assembly passed Tuesday on a party line vote. The measure would...

Green energy takes hold in unlikely places with Ford project

Sep. 28, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — When Ford revealed plans to ramp up its commitment to the fledgling electric vehicle sector, the automaker chose to create thousands of jobs and pump billions in investments into two states where Republican leaders have vilified the push for green energy and defended...

Evers calls GOP-ordered election probe a 'boondoggle'

Sep. 28, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday blasted a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election as a “$700,000 boondoggle” and said election clerks should be “lawyered up." After an election audit in Arizona confirmed...