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Jan. 6 panel to interview Wisconsin GOP Assembly speaker

Nov. 30, 2022 15:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wrapping up its interviews, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was expected to question Republican Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Wednesday, the panel's chairman said. Vos had filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block a...

House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

Nov. 30, 2022 15:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September but rejected by some of the 12 unions involved. The measure...

Biden tells GOP his hopes, gets stiff response from McCarthy

Nov. 30, 2022 14:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday he hopes both parties' lawmakers can work together to keep the government open, boost spending for Ukraine and avert a crippling rail strike. But the Republicans' pick to be the next House speaker shrugged off the sunny talk, serving notice that...

Gaetz friend says lighter sentence deserved for cooperation

Nov. 30, 2022 14:06 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest led to a federal investigation of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz learns this week how much prison time he gets on charges of sex trafficking a minor and identity theft, but not before trying to convince a judge that his cooperation in several...

Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

Nov. 30, 2022 12:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year. ...

US Sen. Mike Braun files paperwork for Indiana governor run

Nov. 30, 2022 12:22 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Braun formally launched a committee Wednesday for a 2024 campaign for governor in his home state of Indiana, a move that would forego a reelection bid for his Senate seat. Braun, the 68-year-old wealthy founder of a national auto parts...

Hakeem Jeffries unanimously elected leader of House Democrats, will be 1st Black person to lead major party in Congress

Nov. 30, 2022 11:36 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hakeem Jeffries unanimously elected leader of House Democrats, will be 1st Black person to lead major party in Congress.

Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

Nov. 30, 2022 09:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision...

EXPLAINER: What to know on Congress' bid to bar rail strike

Nov. 29, 2022 18:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is asking Congress to intervene to avert a potentially crippling freight rail strike before Christmas and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling a vote this week to do so, even if it means handing a defeat to Democratic allies in the labor movement. ...

North Carolina board certifies general election results

Nov. 29, 2022 18:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's State Board of Elections certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday after an extensive canvassing process designed to ensure the votes have been tabulated correctly. The five-member panel tasked with overseeing statewide...