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U.S. House Passes Bill to Fund HUD, Transportation Dept.

At the end of the 20th day of the partial United States government shutdown, the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives passed a standalone spending bill to fund and reopen both the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Transportation, along with a handful of other agencies. According to The Hill, the House voted 244-180 in favor of the measure to provide clean funding to the relevant departments. 12 Republicans crossed party lines to vote with De...
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Federal shutdown delays U.S. House oversight of Trump: lawmakers

Before taking control of the House of Representatives last Thursday, Democrats had said they would investigate Trump on multiple fronts, including ties with Russia, his tax returns and allegations of conflicts of interest. Almost a week into the new Congress, House lawmakers have yet to empanel and organize the committees that would do the work. Democratic leaders are engrossed in a legislative drive to reopen government agencies that have been closed since Dec. 22 over Trump's demand for $5.7...
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McCrae Dowless Was No Stranger To NC Election Fraud Probes Before Midterms

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Long before accusations of absentee ballot fraud in a small North Carolina county cast doubt on the results of a heated 2018 congressional race, a state elections investigator spent weeks probing whether the man at the center of the current scandal was among a group buying votes. That 2010 investigation was one of at least a half dozen instances over the last nine years that prosecutors and elections officials received complaints of serious elections irregularities in Blad...
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Rep. Adam Smith: Trump’s $5.6B border wall obsession rooted in ‘xenophobia and racism’

A former state legislator and attorney, Smith was first elected to Congress in 1996. Now the longest serving member of Washington's U.S. House delegation, his seniority has put him in a committee chair position for the first time.
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CA Governor Slams WH’s ‘Corruption And Incompetence’ In Inaugural Speech

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday and immediately drew sharp battle lines with President Donald Trump, pledging to enact “progressive, principled” policies as the antidote to the White House’s “corruption and incompetence.” “People’s lives, freedom, security, the water we drink, the air we breathe — they all hang in the balance,” Newsom, 51, declared to a crowd of hundreds packed into a tent outside the Capitol. Newsom took the helm as California’s 40th...
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California’s Newsom sworn in as governor, rebukes White House in inaugural address

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday and immediately drew sharp battle lines with President Donald Trump, pledging to enact “progressive, principled” policies as the antidote to the White House’s “corruption and incompetence.” “People’s lives, freedom, security, the water we drink, the air we breathe — they all hang in the balance,” Newsom, 51, declared to a crowd of hundreds packed into a tent outside the Capitol. Newsom took the helm as Cali...
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U.S. House committee queries airport staffing during shutdown

The chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security committee has asked the Trump administration how it is ensuring adequate staff at airports as some transportation employees fail to show up for work due to a partial U.S. government shutdown. Representative Bennie Thompson, a Democrat, also asked the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the exact number of employees who are calling in sick and if the agency has a contingency plan for future mass absences or resignations of its screene...
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Democrats approve new budget plan to end shutdown - without funds for wall

Democrats wasted no time flexing their new power in the US House of Representatives on Thursday by approving legislation backed by new Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would end a 13-day partial government shutdown, ignoring President Donald Trump's demand for $5 billion for a border wall. The White House on Thursday issued a veto threat against both parts of the Democratic legislation. But that did not deter House Democrats. President Donald Trump and congressional leaders were scheduled on Friday...
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Here Are All the Democratic Women Elected to the U.S. House in 2018 in One Photo

The 116th Congress includes a record-breaking number of women
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New Minnesota lawmakers join Congress amid shutdown fight

More than half of Minnesota's members of the U.S. House are new faces.
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Pelosi Invites Trump to Deliver State of Union Speech on Jan 29

“In the spirit of our Constitution, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 in the House Chamber,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to Trump on Thursday evening. The speech would be Trump’s first address to both houses of Congress since his Republican Party lost control of the U.S. House, and Pelosi will sit at the podium behind him.
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5 new Minnesota lawmakers join Congress amid shutdown fight

More than half of Minnesota's members of the U.S. House are new faces. They took the oath of office today with hopes for an end to the partial government shutdown.
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U.S. House elects Democrat Pelosi to be speaker for 2019-2020

Pelosi received 220 votes for speaker, while Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy got 192 votes. The election puts Pelosi in position to lead the opposition to President Donald Trump's agenda and to conduct in-depth investigations of his administration following two years during which Republicans have mainly given him a free pass. Pelosi, 78, was first elected to the House in 1987 and has pledged to push legislation that would spark large federal investments in infrastructure projects that...
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What The Women In Congress Wore To Their Swearing-In — & What It Means

The new Congress looks more like America than ever before, with a historic number of women and increased representation for Muslim-Americans, Native Americans, and other marginalized groups. Make no mistake, it's still largely dominated by older, white men — just check this calculator to see how much of Congress actually looks like you — but Thursday's swearing-in ceremony showed just how far we've come.It's not about checking some "identity" box, as some conservative commentators would have us...
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GOPer In NC Election Fraud Probe Asks Court To Declare Him The Winner

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican in the nation’s last undecided congressional race asked a North Carolina court Thursday to require that he be declared the winner because the now-defunct state elections board didn’t act. A lawsuit by GOP candidate Mark Harris claims the disbanded elections board had been declared unconstitutional, so its investigation into alleged ballot fraud by an operative hired by the Republican’s campaign was invalid. The elections board was dissolved Friday by state j...
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How the U.S. House Will Elect the Speaker: A Viewer’s Guide

The majority party’s candidate is usually a shoo-in and Democrats have a solid hold on the chamber. There still could be some drama and surprises on the House floor throughout the slow roll call vote of all 435 members. Republicans will counter by nominating Representative Kevin McCarthy of California.
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Dave Brat Hired As New Dean Of Liberty University’s Business School

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Outgoing Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Brat has been named the new dean of Liberty University’s business school. The nation’s most high-profile evangelical university announced Brat’s hiring Wednesday. Brat is a former economics professor at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia who scored one of the biggest upsets in U.S. political history when he defeated then U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a 2014 Republican primary. Brat lost the Richmond-area congressional seat la...
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Mark Harris Lawyer: No Need To Call Witnesses To NC Ballot Fraud Hearing

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A lawyer for the Republican in the country’s last undecided congressional race said Monday the campaign doesn’t think a planned hearing aiming to root out evidence of alleged ballot fraud can happen. An attorney for Republican Mark Harris said Monday there’s no need to call witnesses to an announced Jan. 11 hearing because there’s no elections board authorized to examine evidence or take action. Attorney David Freedman of Winston-Salem said that is why he didn’t seek to co...
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Democrats Announce Major Changes To U.S. House Rules

Democratic leaders unveiled a new rules package that will be brought up for a vote on the first day of the new Congress. The rules govern how the U.S. House operates.(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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Democrats Prepare To Take The House, Vow To Put Climate Change On The Agenda

Democrats will soon take control of the U.S. House and are vowing to put climate change on the agenda. Some are calling for a "green new deal," while others support a growing push for a tax on carbon.
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Midterms 2018: Get Ready for the Battles to Come

Opinion Midterms 2018: Get Ready for the Battles to Come Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Although election results are still coming in as I write this, the overall picture of the 2018 midterm elections has emerged. Democrats made substantial – though not historic – gains in the U.S. House, retaking a majority and likely handing the speakership to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Democrats also picked up a handful of governorships across the map, with statehouses now about evenly divided between red a...
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Bill to help solve crimes against Native Americans stalls

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A bill meant to help authorities solve cases in which Native American women go missing or are killed on tribal land looks like it will expire before getting a vote in the U.S. House. The Senate passed the initiative sponsored by outgoing North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, but Heitkamp said the […]
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NC Gov To Veto Bill With Race Redo Unless Sections Are Removed

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s governor said Tuesday he’s vetoing legislation that directs fully rerun elections if fraud is found in a disputed U.S. House race, saying the hastily approved bill also adds new cover for lobbyists and people who violate campaign finance laws. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said he’ll sign the legislation if state lawmakers remove the section that includes details like requiring that state elections officials refer apparent campaign finance crimes to a separa...
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Options dwindling, GOP congressman appeals to keep his seat

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last remaining Republican congressman in New England filed an appeal Tuesday that seeks to undo the election of his Democratic opponent under Maine’s new voting system, asking the court to act quickly as the swearing-in of new U.S. House members nears. A federal judge last week rejected U.S. Rep. Bruce […]
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Voting Rights Primer: NJ Dems Back Away From Plan To Boost Their Gerrymandering Advantage

As we wait for a judge to rule on the legality of the Trump administration’s Census citizenship question, House Democrats are already previewing their intentions to investigate the administration’s decision to add it. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the incoming chair the Oversight Committee next year, told CNN last week that he plans on bringing in Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who made the call to add the question, to testify about the decision. Meanwhile, in a lawsuit that Alabama Republicans ...
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My Choice For the Next NRA EVP is… Comments by NRA Board Member Willes Lee

Opinion NRA EVP / CEO Wayne LaPierre USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- I'm in the fight, and my choice to lead the NRA is ……I read with amused interest the recent speculation on who should lead the National Rifle Association of America if longtime stalwart Wayne LaPierre were to leave (he’s not). As a staunch defender of constitutional rights, a longtime member of the NRA and other gun rights organizations, and current board member of the NRA, I’m weighing in. My choice is Wayne LaPierre. If you are in ...
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Max Mara Is Re-Releasing The Famous Nancy Pelosi Coat

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) set Twitter ablaze last week with her fiery high-necked coat, donned minutes after delivering a political smackdown on President Donald Trump in a televised Oval Office debate. The frantic search to find the fashionable sheath ended on the doorstep of Max Mara. The company, overwhelmed by the amount of interest in the garment, has decided to give is another run.   View this post on Instagram ...
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NC Election Crisis Drags On As Board Needs More Time To Examine Evidence

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of North Carolina’s elections board is suggesting more time may be needed to decide whether a new congressional district election is necessary due to absentee ballot fraud allegations. Chairman Joshua Malcolm wrote to state judges Monday, saying those subpoenaed in the 9th Congressional District case have said they need more time to produce additional records. The board already planned an evidentiary hearing on the district race on or before Dec. 21. But “it may ...
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Call US House & Senate to Pass Target Practice & Marksmanship Training Support Act

Call House and Senate Leadership TODAY and Urge them to Pass the Bipartisan Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The U.S. Senate and U.S. House are about to wrap up the 115th Congress, and the bipartisan and universally supported Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act has yet to reach the President’s desk. This measure is NSSF’s top legislative priority on sportsmen’s issues. The bill would provide for increased access to public shooting...
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GOP Rep. David Valadao Concedes To Democrat TJ Cox In California House Race

Democrats now have a net gain of 40 U.S. House seats.
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