Latest United States House of Representatives News

House seat numbers can't be released before next week

Apr. 22, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

The numbers used for deciding how many congressional seats each state gets can’t be released before next Monday, according to an agreement that settles litigation between the U.S. Census Bureau and a coalition of local governments and civil rights groups. The agreement...

Bill seeks to end labeling of plant-based products as 'milk'

Apr. 22, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Four members of Congress from dairy producing states again introduced legislation Thursday to prevent the labeling of products from nuts, seeds and plants as milk, saying it's misleading to consumers. The bipartisan bill, which has 33...

Legalization bids boost outlook for US cannabis industry

Apr. 22, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uncle Sam gave marijuana lovers more reason to celebrate this week as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it easier for cannabis companies to do business in states where sales are legal. The...

DC statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms

Apr. 22, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decades-long movement to reshape the American political map took a further step Thursday as the House of Representatives approved a bill to make the nation's capital the 51st state. Approval came by a 216-208 vote along strict party lines....

Rapper Cardi B takes on Wisconsin congressman

Apr. 22, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rapper Cardi B took issue Thursday with a Wisconsin congressman who criticized her Grammy performance during a speech on the House floor. U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, a Republican, said he has received complaints in his office about Cardi B's performance...

House votes to curb power of presidency on travel bans

Apr. 21, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House passed legislation Wednesday designed to constrain a president’s power to limit entry to the U.S., a response to former President Donald Trump’s travel ban covering five Muslim-majority countries. President Joe Biden...

Failed governor candidate Loren Culp to run for US House

Apr. 21, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

REPUBLIC, Wash. (AP) — Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp will challenge U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, a fellow Republican, in next year’s primary after Newhouse was one of 10 members of the House GOP who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 21, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ April 21 The Times and Democrat on South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott's police reform proposals: It’s not hard to believe that most Americans do not favor...

Leaders honor late Rep. Hastings as an outspoken fighter

Apr. 21, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders and colleagues remembered Rep. Alcee Hastings on Wednesday as a straight-talking, tenacious champion for the disadvantaged who overcame hurdles in his own life to forge a near three-decade career in the House. In a socially...

As extreme weather increases, climate misinformation adapts

Apr. 21, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Climate scientists have warned for years that a warming planet would cause more extreme storms, like the one that walloped Texas in February, knocking out power and leaving millions in a deep freeze. Yet as the snow fell and the wind howled,...