Latest Justin Amash News

House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

Jul. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The House voted, 230-198, to hold Attorney General William...

Trump vs. Dems: 'Racist,' 'socialist' lines drawn for 2020

Jul. 17, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns. In the process, they have created a fraught political frame: "racists" vs. "socialists." Trump's aggressive condemnation of women of color...

House condemns Trump 'racist' tweets in extraordinary rebuke

Jul. 16, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a racist...

Dem trying to unseat Michigan's Amash raised $100K in 1 week

Jul. 16, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Democrat running to replace Michigan Rep. Justin Amash said Tuesday she raised $100,000 in the first week since announcing her campaign for what's become a crowded — and newly competitive — three-way race. Attorney Hillary Scholten of Grand Rapids joined the race...

Reaction to Trump telling liberal lawmakers to leave US

Jul. 15, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized a group of non-white Democratic congresswomen in tweets and said they should leave the U.S. and go back to the countries "from which they came." The four women are American citizens and all but one was born in the U.S. A sampling of reaction to Trump's tweets: __ "Mr....

Leave the US, Trump tells liberal congresswomen of color

Jul. 14, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said Sunday that four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born...

House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate

Jul. 12, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 402-12 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a vote before Congress goes on its August...

Michigan Rep. Amash formally withdraws from House GOP caucus

Jul. 8, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan formally withdrew from the House Republican conference Monday, days after announcing he is leaving the GOP because he has become disenchanted with partisan politics and "frightened by what I see from it." Amash, who had been the only Republican in Congress to...

Immigration attorney running for House seat held by Amash

Jul. 8, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An immigration attorney who served in the Justice Department during President Barack Obama's administration is running for the U.S. House seat held by Justin Amash of Michigan. Hillary Scholten announced Monday her bid to seek the Democratic nomination for Michigan's 3rd...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 5, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Kevin McAleenan, acting homeland security secretary; Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Seth Moulton, D-Mass. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.; Rep. Will Hurd,...