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Texas GOP Rep. Kevin Brady says he won't run again in 2022

Apr. 14, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas said Wednesday he won't run for reelection after 25 years in Congress, making him the most senior House Republican to announce he won't be back in 2022. Brady was chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Committee in 2017 when...

Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race

Apr. 14, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced he'll run for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, shaking up the calculus in the expanding field to succeed retiring Sen. Richard Burr with the entrance of a veteran of statewide politics. ...

Louisiana congresswoman takes office, replacing late husband

Apr. 14, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

Louisiana Republican Julia Letlow was sworn into the House on Wednesday, claiming the seat her late husband was elected to but never filled after dying of COVID-19 in late December, days before taking office. Letlow easily won a special election...

Biden to address Congress under security, COVID restrictions

Apr. 14, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress will look like no other in recent memory. The traditional speech for the new president, set for April 28, will unfold against the backdrop of heightened security in the aftermath of the...

No. 2 House Republican says GOP would act against Gaetz

Apr. 14, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans would “take action” on Rep. Matt Gaetz if the Justice Department formally moves ahead against him, the chamber's No. 2 GOP leader said Wednesday. The remarks by Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana made him the latest of many...

Pennsylvania's shrinking delegation will mean hard decisions

Apr. 14, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — There may be nothing more nerve-wracking for a member of Congress than redistricting, when the once-a-decade redrawing of district boundaries injects a dose of uncertainty into their political careers. In Pennsylvania, redrawing the districts to...

Florida GOP senators: Too soon to weigh in on Gaetz's future

Apr. 13, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida's two Republican senators are steering clear of voicing support for Rep. Matt Gaetz, branding sex trafficking accusations against him serious but calling it premature to say what should happen to their fellow Floridian and GOP lawmaker. The...

Biden to address joint session of Congress on April 28

Apr. 13, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on April 28. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi extended the invitation to Biden on Tuesday, “to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this...

House Speaker Pelosi invites President Biden to address joint session of Congress for 1st time on April 28

Apr. 13, 2021 20:08 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Pelosi invites President Biden to address joint session of Congress for 1st time on April 28.

Man accused of leaving impeachment manager vulgar voicemails

Apr. 12, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have charged a man accused of leaving a series of vulgar voicemails at the Pennsylvania district office of U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean as she worked as an impeachment manager in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. ...