Latest United States House of Representatives News

The Latest: Barr decision on report to cause fireworks

Mar. 23, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation (all times local): 5 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has told House Democrats she would reject any classified briefing on special counsel Robert Mueller's report, saying the information must be provided to Congress in a way that...

Democrats debate Mueller strategy as findings loom

Mar. 23, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats plotted strategy Saturday as they awaited the conclusions of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, with senior lawmakers demanding full transparency and preparing for next steps if the results were favorable to President Donald Trump. House Democrats conferenced...

In a plain envelope, a monumental message: Mueller's done

Mar. 23, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The manila envelope in her hand held a single sheet of paper. Wearing a black puffer coat, the woman and her delivery were so unassuming in appearance that she was able to quietly slip past the crowd of reporters gathered in the hallways of the Rayburn House Office Building. Without being...

The Latest: Mueller passes Russia probe to attorney general

Mar. 22, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller has closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency but launching...

Democratic demands set up battle over Mueller report

Mar. 22, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Within minutes of receiving notification that special counsel Robert Mueller had turned over his report on the Russia investigation, congressional Democrats were calling for the report to be fully released, including the underlying evidence. They have threatened subpoenas if it is not....

Now what? Mueller ends the Russia investigation

Mar. 22, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now what? Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his Trump-Russia investigation and on Friday delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr. But what the report looks like isn't clear. Justice Department regulations required only that Mueller give the attorney general...

AP: GOP won more seats in 2018 than suggested by vote share

Mar. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats won more votes, regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state legislatures during the 2018 elections. It was, by most accounts, a good year for the party. Yet it wasn't as bad as it could have been for Republicans. That's because they may...

Movement toward less partisan political maps gains momentum

Mar. 21, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Frustrated by partisan gerrymandering, voters in a growing number of states have taken the pen and computer away from lawmakers who have traditionally drawn U.S. House and state legislative districts and instead entrusted that responsibility to others. In the past decade, eight...

Waiting for the final Mueller report and what happens next

Mar. 21, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America is waiting for special counsel Robert Mueller's report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 22 months could end up disappointed. The exact timing of Mueller's endgame is...

Former Trump business adviser to testify before House panels

Mar. 21, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian-born former business adviser to President Donald Trump will speak to two House committees next week as Democrats begin to gather information in multiple wide-ranging investigations of the president. Felix Sater, an off-and-on adviser to Trump's business for several years, will...