Latest United States House of Representatives News

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making longshot GOP challenge to Trump

Aug. 25, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, saying the incumbent is unfit for office and must be denied a second term. "He's nuts. He's erratic. He's cruel. He stokes...

Ex-congressman Gary Ackerman accused of violating a teenager

Aug. 24, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman is being called a sexual "predator" in a lawsuit accusing the New York Democrat of violating a teenager at a Boy Scout camp five decades ago. The New York Post reported Saturday that the now 76-year-old Ackerman allegedly abused the 17-year-old while he was a...

Pelosi says public doesn't support impeachment

Aug. 23, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still isn't ready to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Pelosi told House Democrats on a conference call Friday, "The public isn't there on impeachment." She told them the case needs to be "as strong" as possible. "If and when we act,...

Rep. Steve King wants to make abortion point in 'softer way'

Aug. 23, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King said Friday he stands by his recent comments about rape and incest that sparked bipartisan criticism but acknowledged he could have made his point in a "softer way." Backed by supporters at a news conference in Des Moines, the Iowa Republican affirmed his belief that...

The Latest: Harris gets warm welcome at California meeting

Aug. 23, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee in California (all times local): 2:35 p.m. California Sen. Kamala Harris is getting a rousing hometown welcome at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting in San Francisco. Harris is looking to California as a...

Ojeda says medical records leak derailed congressional bid

Aug. 23, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Army Maj. Richard Ojeda says his West Virginia congressional campaign was derailed by a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who's charged with leaking medical records. The former Democratic state senator and one-time presidential hopeful filed suit against the VA on...

The Latest: House blocks resolution condemning neo-Nazis

Aug. 23, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Tennessee House electing a new speaker (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A resolution condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacy stalled in the Tennessee House during a special legislative session after lawmakers disagreed over procedural rules. Democratic Rep. John Ray...

Trump: I'll visit North Carolina for congressional candidate

Aug. 23, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll campaign in North Carolina for the Republican nominee in a special election for the country's last unfilled congressional seat from the 2018 races. Trump tweeted he would soon come to the state for a "big rally" for state legislator Dan Bishop of...

US Sen. Braun's brother seeking Indiana congressional seat

Aug. 23, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The brother of U.S. Sen. Mike Braun is entering the race for the central Indiana congressional seat being given up by Republican Rep. Susan Brooks. Steve Braun filed a Federal Election Commission candidacy statement Friday for the 5th Congressional District. He is a former Republican...

Cherokee chief says journey to seat US delegate will be long

Aug. 22, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Cherokee Nation's plan to send a delegate to the U.S. House, the first such attempt by a tribal nation, will take time as well as cooperation from Congress, the tribe's newly elected chief said Thursday. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. called on Congress to...