Latest United States House of Representatives News

Justice backs Mnuchin's refusal to turn over Trump's taxes

Jun. 14, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

The Justice Department issued a legal opinion Friday finding that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was right to withhold President Donald Trump's tax returns from a House committee that subpoenaed them. The House Ways and Means Committee subpoenaed six years of Trump's tax returns in May, but the Treasury...

Dems accelerate election security push after Trump comments

Jun. 14, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by President Donald Trump's willingness to accept foreign dirt on a political opponent, House Democrats are accelerating their efforts to strengthen election security ahead of the 2020 campaign. Lawmakers had already been compiling a fresh package of bills in the aftermath of...

4-term Indiana GOP Rep. Susan Brooks won't seek reelection

Jun. 14, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks announced Friday that she won't seek reelection next year because she wants to spend more time with her family after four terms in Congress — a pending retirement that follows Democrats' plans to target her suburban Indianapolis district...

Legal fight tougher for congressman as wife pleads guilty

Jun. 13, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Indicted six-term GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter has held steadfast to his contention that a corruption case against him is the result of a political witch hunt. But that argument got tougher Thursday for the former Marine and close ally of President Donald Trump after his wife, who worked...

Pelosi: No debt increase until spending limits are raised

Jun. 13, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Democratic-controlled House won't pass must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap until the Trump administration agrees to boost spending limits on domestic programs. The California Democrat said she'll agree to increase the...

The Latest: GOP House leaders avoid comment on Trump remark

Jun. 13, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and investigations into Russia election meddling (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The House's two top Republicans are avoiding directly addressing whether it was appropriate for President Donald Trump to say he'd listen to damaging information from a...

The Latest: Lawmaker: Politics behind push for guilty plea

Jun. 13, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a change of plea by the wife of indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (all times local): 11:40 a.m. U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter says political reasons prompted the Department of Justice to pressure his wife to plead guilty and testify against him in their corruption case. The GOP...

Rep. Walker won't challenge Sen. Tillis in NC GOP primary

Jun. 13, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Walker announced Thursday that he won't challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican primary next year, a move that reflects a state political environment where a candidate's support for President Donald Trump can help make or break a campaign. Walker said...

Danny Glover to testify at House slavery reparations hearing

Jun. 13, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is...

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks agrees to Judiciary interview

Jun. 12, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House communications director Hope Hicks has agreed to a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee, the panel announced Wednesday, a breakthrough for Democrats who have been frustrated by President Donald Trump's broad stonewalling of their investigations. The...