Latest United States Congress News

Politicians, energy experts, advocates on climate bill

Aug. 11, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

Congress is expected on Friday to pass a major bill that includes close to $375 billion in spending related to fighting climate change. The bill, called the Inflation Reduction Act, will infuse cash, subsidies and tax breaks into various sectors of the economy, all aimed at making green energy much...

Indiana Rep. Walorski's work called "mission" during funeral

Aug. 11, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Political leaders on Thursday honored Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana as a determined advocate for her beliefs during a funeral after she and three other people were killed in a highway crash last week. Numerous members of Congress were among...

J&J COVID vaccine factory forced to trash even more doses

Aug. 11, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 135 million more doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory will have to be destroyed due to quality problems, Congressional panel leaders said Thursday. The announcement follows a report in May that detailed how...

Big climate bill; Spending green bucks to boost green energy

Aug. 11, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After decades of inaction in the face of escalating natural disasters and sustained global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in all aspects of life that it’s nearly irresistible. The House is poised to pass a transformative bill Friday that would provide...

Newhouse’s primary success rare among GOP impeachment voters

Aug. 11, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The 4th Congressional District in Washington state is a land of snow-capped volcanic peaks and lush irrigated orchards that produce most of the nation's apples. It's also home to one of the few Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump and then won his...

Ex-Miss America Mund: Abortion ruling prompted US House run

Aug. 11, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former Miss America Cara Mund said Wednesday that her concern about the erosion of abortion rights prompted her independent bid for the U.S. House in her home state of North Dakota. Mund, who is running against the odds in deeply conservative North Dakota,...

Trump's bond with GOP deepens after primary wins, FBI search

Aug. 11, 2022 07:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's pick for governor in the swing state of Wisconsin easily defeated a favorite of the Republican establishment. In Connecticut, the state that launched the Bush family and its brand of compassionate conservatism, a fiery Senate contender who promoted...

Herrera Beutler third GOP impeacher to fall in primary

Aug. 10, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has become the third congressperson who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump to be ousted in a primary. Herrera Beutler fell to Trump-backed Joe Kent, a former Green Beret, in the 3rd Congressional District contest. The district...

Republican Joe Kent advances to November general election in Washington's 3rd Congressional District.

Aug. 10, 2022 20:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Joe Kent advances to November general election in Washington's 3rd Congressional District.

Republican Dan Matthews advances to November general election in Washington's 2nd Congressional District.

Aug. 10, 2022 19:36 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Dan Matthews advances to November general election in Washington's 2nd Congressional District.