Latest United States House of Representatives News

Impeach Trump? Most 2020 Democrats tiptoe past the question

May. 26, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress have argued that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears. Most of the candidates running to succeed him seem to agree, for now. Fewer than one-third of the 23 Democrats vying for the nomination are issuing calls to...

Rep. John Lewis tells graduates to 'get in trouble'

May. 26, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis urged graduates of Framingham State University in Massachusetts on Sunday to "get in trouble" and to build "bridges, not walls." The Georgia Democrat, a veteran of the 1960s civil rights movement, was the keynote speaker at the school's commencement at the DCU...

Trump's orders to AG on Russia probe worry critics

May. 25, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence professionals warned Friday that President Donald Trump's decision to give his loyal attorney general carte blanche to disclose still-secret material from the Russia investigation will let William Barr cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about what started...

Ambulance called after US Rep. Nadler appears to swoon

May. 24, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler was taken to a hospital for an evaluation Friday after he appeared to swoon during a news conference in New York City. The chairman of the House Judiciary committee had given remarks at an event about speed enforcement cameras in school zones, and someone else was...

Online video of GOP House candidate may target super PACs

May. 24, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a sign that rich flows of untraceable money are expected to influence the election for a North Carolina congressional seat left vacant after earlier allegations of ballot fraud, a cleanly produced video of the Republican candidate has been posted online for use by supportive outside...

The Latest: Hostility between Trump and Pelosi ratchets up

May. 24, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ratcheting up, with each questioning the other's fitness for duty. Personal attacks flowed on both sides Thursday after...

Thai king opens 1st session of elected assembly since coup

May. 24, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's king on Friday addressed the first session of an elected parliament since the military staged a coup in 2014, advising lawmakers to take their responsibilities seriously because their actions will affect national security and the people's well-being. King Maha Vajiralongkorn...

Trump, Pelosi trade insults as their feud heats up

May. 24, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's calling for an "intervention" to save the nation from him. He says she's "crazy." The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deteriorated Thursday into rude-and-then-some questioning of his fitness for office and her sanity, with personal attacks...

Congress on cusp of delivering long-overdue disaster aid

May. 23, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill by a broad bipartisan vote, but only after Democrats insisted on tossing out President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The relief measure...

Correction: Lottery Bill story

May. 23, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a story May 22 about the prospect of a state lottery bill, The Associated Press erroneously attributed this quote — "At the end of the day, our goal is to deliver services and support to our constituents" — to Rep. Merika Coleman. The statement was made by House...