Latest United States House of Representatives News

Aide no longer works for Horsford after old tweets surface

Jul. 6, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A press secretary for U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford of Nevada is no longer working for the Democratic congressman after a conservative website published an article detailing old tweets in which she used racial and anti-gay slurs. An article posted by The National Pulse last week identified...

FILE - In this May 16, 2013, file photo, Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Family businesses of two Oklahoma congressmen received at least $1.8 million from a federal rescue package meant to keep small businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday, July 5, 2020, by the U.S. Treasury Department. Four businesses owned by U.S. Rep. Mullin received between $800,000 and $1.9 million from the Paycheck Protection Program, (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Businesses tied to Oklahoma congressmen enjoy federal loans

Jul. 6, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Family businesses of two Oklahoma congressmen received at least $1.8 million from a federal rescue program meant to keep small businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Treasury Department. Four businesses owned by Republican U.S....

Veteran Congressman recuperating after heart bypass surgery

Jul. 6, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A longtime New Jersey Congressman is recuperating after undergoing heart bypass surgery. Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., 83, was found to have blockages in his arteries when he went to a hospital in Paterson due to indigestion and heartburn. He underwent surgery Sunday and is...

A passenger has her temperature checked to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as some routes for the Traditional Jeepney buses were opened to help public transportation while the government slowly eases lockdown in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Australia’s most populous state to close border

Jul. 5, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

SYDNEY, Australia — The leader of Australia’s most populous state says her government’s decision to close its border with hard-hit Victoria state marks a new phase in the country’s coronavirus pandemic. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has long been a critic of states that...

Bill includes Kuster provisions to help fund commuter rail

Jul. 4, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill recently passed by the U.S. House includes provisions from New Hampshire Rep. Annie Kuster that would help fund commuter rail in the state. The Invest in American Railroads Act includes funding to cover credit risk premiums for loans through the Railroad Rehabilitation and...

Field set in fight to succeed Rep. Peter King in Congress

Jul. 3, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The field is now set in the battle to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Peter King in Congress. State Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino has won the Republican primary in the 2nd Congressional district on Long Island, defeating fellow Assemblyman Mike LiPetri. In the district’s Democratic...

Petition wants Fulbright statue off Arkansas campus

Jul. 2, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A petition seeking to remove a statue of J. William Fulbright from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville campus is receiving support from both students and alumni. The petition, which also requests that Fulbright's name be removed from the arts and sciences college, had 5,700...

FILE - In this June 20, 2020, file photo, Geoffrey S. Berman, then-U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks to reporters as he arrives to his office in New York. The ousted former U.S. attorney for Manhattan will sit down with the House Judiciary Committee next week for a closed-door interview as the panel investigates politicization in the Justice Department (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)

House judiciary panel to interview ousted NY prosecutor

Jul. 2, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ousted former U.S. attorney for Manhattan will sit down with the House Judiciary Committee next week for a closed-door interview as the panel investigates politicization in the Justice Department. Geoffrey Berman, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who led...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Democrats say troop threats should be pursued 'relentlessly'

Jul. 2, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two top Democrats in Congress said Thursday that any threats to U.S. troops must be pursued “relentlessly,” rebuking President Donald Trump after receiving a highly classified briefing about intelligence that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in...

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Justices keep hold on secret Russia investigation material

Jul. 2, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation through the November election. The justices agreed on Thursday to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court order for the...