Latest James Comer News

Republicans vote to hold Garland in contempt of Congress. Here's what that means

Jun. 12, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland became the third attorney general in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress Wednesday as Republicans moved to punish the Justice Department for refusing to turn over audio related to President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents. ...

The Latest: White House cancels scheduled press briefing after Hunter Biden conviction

Jun. 11, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Latest on Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial (all times local): After Hunter Biden's guilty verdict was announced, the White House canceled press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s scheduled briefing and announced that President Joe Biden would spend...

Congress aims to overhaul presidential ethics rules with a plan led by an unlikely pair of lawmakers

May. 22, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on Wednesday would require presidents and vice presidents to publicly disclose tax returns before, during and after their time in the White House as Congress makes an election-year push to curb foreign influence in American...

Massie's role in failed bid to oust House speaker doesn't affect his victory in Kentucky GOP primary

May. 21, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rep. Thomas Massie’s role in the failed bid to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson didn’t harm his standing with Republican voters in his Kentucky district, where he easily won his primary election on Tuesday in the conservative stronghold. Massie far...

House Republicans are ready to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt over Biden audio

May. 06, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan to move forward next week with holding Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for his refusal to turn over the unredacted audio of an interview that was conducted as part of the special counsel probe into President Joe Biden’s handling...

White House rejects long-shot House Republican effort to get President Joe Biden to testify

Apr. 15, 2024 21:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday rejected a long-shot effort from House Republicans to get President Joe Biden to testify before lawmakers in the GOP's stalled impeachment inquiry. In a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, the White House dismissed...

Justice Department blasts GOP effort to hold Attorney General Garland in contempt over Biden audio

Apr. 08, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday blasted Republicans' effort to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt over his refusal to turn over unredacted materials related to the special counsel probe into President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents. ...

New rule strengthening federal job protections could counter Trump promises to remake the government

Apr. 04, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's chief human resources agency issued a new rule on Thursday making it harder to fire thousands of federal employees, hoping to head off former President Donald Trump's promises to radically remake the workforce along ideological lines if he wins back the White...

House Republicans invite President Biden to testify at public hearing as impeachment inquiry stalls

Mar. 28, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday invited President Joe Biden to testify before Congress in what appears to be a last-ditch effort to deliver on their stalled monthslong impeachment inquiry into the Biden family businesses. Rep. James Comer, chair of the House...

Republicans threaten to hold Attorney General Garland in contempt over Biden documents case

Mar. 25, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans threatened to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress if he did not turn over unredacted materials related to the special counsel probe into President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents. In a letter Monday —...