Latest United States House of Representatives News

Deeply divided New Hampshire House comes together

Dec. 07, 2022 18:38 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s deeply divided House came together for the first time Wednesday for series of votes that highlighted how critical attendance will be over the next two years. The 400-member House headed into “Organization Day” split 201-198 with one seat...

New South Carolina speaker: Bills need to be better written

Dec. 07, 2022 17:15 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina House Speaker Murrell Smith is using his power to assign members to committees to make sure bills are more closely scrutinized before they reach the chamber floor. Smith, a Republican from Sumter who took over leadership of the House in 2022...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Dec. 07, 2022 13:47 PM EST

Columbus Dispatch. December 6, 2022. Editorial: Ethics Commission’s ruling is a blow to open government Mississippi has the appearance of a representative government. Legislators — 52 senators and 122 representatives — from all parts of the state...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Dec. 07, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 5 The Washington Post on microchips, the U.S. and the future When President Biden visits a microchip factory under construction in Arizona, it might look like a political victory lap:...

Congress set to rescind COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops

Dec. 06, 2022 22:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the U.S. military would be rescinded under the annual defense bill heading for a vote this week in Congress, ending a directive that helped ensure the vast majority of troops were vaccinated but also raised concerns that it harmed...

Cawthorn broke rules over 'meme' crypto, told to pay $14K

Dec. 06, 2022 18:34 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Departing U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina has been told to pay over $14,000 to charity after the House Ethics Committee found he financially benefited while purchasing a cryptocurrency that he was promoting and violated conflict of interest rules. ...

Jan. 6 'heroes' honored for defending Capitol from Trump mob

Dec. 06, 2022 16:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailed as heroes, the law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, were honored Tuesday with Congressional Gold Medals and praised for securing democracy when they fought off a brutal and bloody attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. ...

Ex-Miami US Rep. David Rivera arrested in Venezuela probe

Dec. 06, 2022 10:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela’s socialist government was arrested Monday on charges of money laundering and representing a foreign government without registering. David Rivera, a Republican who has been...

Bill named for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr's wife heads to president

Dec. 06, 2022 05:03 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A bill named in honor of Kentucky U.S. Rep. Andy Barr's late wife and focused on increasing research into a little-understood heart disease is heading to U.S. President Joe Biden's desk. The Cardiovascular Advances in Research and Opportunities Legacy...

Ex-consultant for ex-U.S. Rep Scott Taylor takes plea deal

Dec. 05, 2022 18:54 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A former campaign consultant for ex-U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor pleaded no contest Monday to three election-related misdemeanor charges in a case involving fraudulent petition signatures. Robert “Rob” Catron will avoid prison time after receiving a...