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Republicans set to oust Rep. Omar from Foreign Affairs panel

Feb. 01, 2023 18:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly empowered House Republicans are preparing to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born Muslim lawmaker, from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her past comments critical of Israel — and as payback after Democrats booted far-right GOP lawmakers from committees...

How Republicans are transforming the House in the majority

Jan. 09, 2023 19:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers no longer have to walk through metal detectors before gaining access to the House floor. And any time they do vote, they will have to do so in person — no more voting by proxy from home. Those are just some of the changes being made by the now GOP-led...

House passes $1.7 trillion spending bill with Ukraine aid

Dec. 23, 2022 15:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $1.7 trillion spending bill financing federal agencies through September and providing more aid to a devastated Ukraine cleared the House on Friday as lawmakers raced to finish their work for the year and avoid a partial government shutdown. The bill passed...

Democratic lawmakers visit Havana, meet with Cuban president

Dec. 11, 2022 15:46 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — A delegation of at least three U.S. lawmakers visited Havana and met with Cuba’s government this week, American and Cuban officials confirmed. Reps. James McGovern (D-MA), Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Troy Carter (D-LA) met with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, leaders...

House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

Nov. 30, 2022 23:55 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...

Jeffries makes historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

Nov. 19, 2022 09:59 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would step aside, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York launched a history-making bid Friday to become the first Black person to helm a major political party in Congress as leader of the House Democrats. In a letter to...

US House eyes prospect of seating Cherokee Nation delegate

Nov. 16, 2022 19:07 PM EST

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma moved a step closer on Wednesday to having a promise fulfilled from nearly 200 years ago that a delegate from the tribe be seated in Congress. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin was among those who testified before the U.S. House Rules...

Democrat James McGovern wins reelection to U.S. House in Massachusetts' 2nd Congressional District

Nov. 08, 2022 23:52 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat James McGovern wins reelection to U.S. House in Massachusetts' 2nd Congressional District.