Latest United States House of Representatives News

New York Democrats propose new congressional lines that could help them in battleground races

Feb. 27, 2024 20:34 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Democrats are proposing a new congressional map that could shift a few battleground districts in the party’s favor, potentially giving their candidates an advantage in House races that could determine control of Congress. The bill, introduced late...

Hunter Biden's years of personal grief and public missteps are focus of House impeachment probe

Feb. 27, 2024 18:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As his father stood in the Rose Garden at the White House in the fall of 2015 and announced he would not run for president, Hunter Biden was facing his own crossroads. It was a deeply emotional and traumatic time for Joe Biden and his close-knit family, still...

Attorneys argue over whether Mississippi legislative maps dilute Black voting power

Feb. 26, 2024 17:31 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators diluted the power of Black voters by drawing too few majority-Black state House and Senate districts after the most recent Census, an attorney representing the NAACP and several residents told three federal judges Monday. But during...

Senate leaders likely to seek quick dismissal of Mayorkas impeachment case

Feb. 26, 2024 09:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time in five years, senators will be sworn in as jurors for an impeachment trial. But the chamber is expected to spend far less time on the charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas than the ones brought against former President Donald Trump...

Senators urge Biden to end duty-free treatment for packages valued at less than $800

Feb. 23, 2024 17:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. senators looking to crack down on the number of packages from China that enter the country duty-free are calling on President Joe Biden to take executive action, saying U.S. manufacturers can’t compete with low-cost competitors they say rely on forced labor and state...

Chief justice's Christian reasoning in IVF opinion sparks alarm over church-state separation

Feb. 23, 2024 15:08 PM EST

When the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are considered children under state law, its chief justice had a higher authority in mind. By citing verses from the Bible and Christian theologians in his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Tom Parker alarmed advocates for...

Congress' top China critics arrive in Taiwan for a visit that's sure to draw scrutiny from Beijing

Feb. 21, 2024 20:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of Congress' staunchest critics of China are visiting Taiwan in a show of support that is certain to draw scrutiny from Beijing, which views such interactions as a challenge to its claim of sovereignty over the island. The delegation is led by Rep. Mike...

US aid to Ukraine hinges on House Speaker Johnson. His leadership is being tested by the far right

Feb. 17, 2024 18:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke with congressional leaders in Washington late last year he told them privately what is now public: With U.S. weapons, they could win the war against Russia, but without them Russian President Vladimir Putin would be victorious. ...

A chaotic US House is losing three Republican committee chairs to retirement in the span of a week

Feb. 16, 2024 10:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a single week, the Republican chairs of three House committees announced they would not be seeking reelection, raising questions about whether the chaos that has reigned this Congress is driving out some of the GOP's top talent. What makes the retirements...

Public utilities regulator joins race for North Dakota's single U.S. House seat

Feb. 15, 2024 16:14 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A longtime public utilities regulator announced her candidacy on Thursday for North Dakota's lone U.S. House seat. Republican Julie Fedorchak has sat on the state's three-member Public Service Commission since 2013. She has won three statewide elections, most...