Latest United States House of Representatives News

Leaders are likely to seek quick dismissal as Mayorkas impeachment moves to the Senate

Feb. 26, 2024 00:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time in five years, senators will be sworn in as jurors for an impeachment trial. But the chamber is expected to spend far less time on the charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas than the ones brought against former President Donald Trump...

Senators urge Biden to end duty-free treatment for packages valued at less than $800

Feb. 23, 2024 17:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. senators looking to crack down on the number of packages from China that enter the country duty-free are calling on President Joe Biden to take executive action, saying U.S. manufacturers can’t compete with low-cost competitors they say rely on forced labor and state...

Chief justice's Christian reasoning in IVF opinion sparks alarm over church-state separation

Feb. 23, 2024 15:08 PM EST

When the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are considered children under state law, its chief justice had a higher authority in mind. By citing verses from the Bible and Christian theologians in his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Tom Parker alarmed advocates for...

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. ...