December 3, 2022

Bipartisan band of brothers: The West Point grads coming to Congress

But their bond was sealed during three years in the same close-knit group of roughly 1srcsrc students at West Point, then further reinforced by the run-in at their 2src19 reunion in New York. Incredibly, another graduate of their class will also be roaming the Capitol halls next year: Rep.-elect Wesley Hunt (R-Texas) will join James

Newly-elected members of Congress take class photo

Newly- elected lawmakers take class photo on the Capitol steps. Next Video Biden projects Dems will fall short of House majority Browse Videos Watch Video ‘Our hearts are broken’: Youngkin reacts to shooting at Walmart in Virginia Watch Video A look at Fauci’s memorable moments during the pandemic Watch Video ‘I’ve given it everything that

Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola Defeats Sarah Palin and Will Serve Full Term in Congress

After Alaska voters’ second and third choices were tabulated under the state’s ranked-choice voting system, Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola (D) is expected to serve one full term in Congress after defeating Republican challenger Sarah Palin. Peltola earned 136,893 votes, a 54.9 percent share, compared to Palin’s 45.1 percent with 112,255 votes. Rep. Mary Peltola’s (D) reelection in

Ron DeSantis: Florida Added Four Republican Members of Congress, Secured State Supermajorities

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pointed to the red wave victories in the Sunshine State — from adding four GOP members of Congress to securing supermajorities in the state legislature — during a Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) speech over the weekend. DeSantis has pitched the Sunshine State as the “blueprint” for the rest of the country moving

Pelosi’s precision: How 35 years in Congress shaped the end of her reign

Days later, a more positive wrinkle arrived in the form of Democrats’ stunning midterm election success. But this time, Pelosi had a Democratic president and Senate majority leader safely in power, both urging her to stay. And her party’s potent performance at the polls gave her a fitting backdrop for her emotional farewell Thursday —

Dems won the midterms on Roe. Congress is another story.

Even President Joe Biden acknowledged the legislative reality for abortion rights advocates. Asked on Monday what voters can expect on abortion, he said: “I don’t think they can expect much of anything, other than we’re going to maintain our positions.” Cortez Masto sees victory on abortion access differently, though, describing herself and the majority she

Congress paralyzed by unresolved midterm races

Punctuating the uncertainty, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell strolled into an empty Capitol on Thursday and observed that there was little to do but hold tight. “I’m like all of you. I’m just watching and waiting for when they’re gonna finish counting the votes,” McConnell said, before observing one of the few concrete realities: “Schumer

Congress’ latest House-Senate wrangle: Preventing the next Jan. 6

Their proposal reforms the 19th-century law, which sets out deadlines for states to certify their own presidential contests and a process to deliver electors to Washington. The Electoral Count Act then sets out a process for the vice president — acting as president of the Senate — to preside over the count, and outlines a

Americans Fear Inflation Will Worsen if Democrats Control Congress After Election 

Americans fear rising costs will worsen if Democrats retain control of Congress after the midterm election, an Axios-Ipsos poll found over the weekend. Experts project inflation will cost American families $5,520 in 2022. Since the Democrats assumed control of the legislative and executive branches of government, Americans have lost $4,200 in annual income, a recent Heritage Foundation study shows. Sixty-one percent of general

Kathleen Rice: ‘More and more’ are running for Congress ‘to be performance artists’

Next Video Kathleen Rice: Jan. 6 made bipartisan work ‘almost impossible’ Browse Videos Watch Video North Carolina candidate ‘disappointed’ in lack of Dem Party support Watch Video Biden, Obama, Trump hold dueling midterm election rallies in Pennsylvania Watch Video Nancy Pelosi makes first public statement since husband’s attack Watch Video Ad: ‘Anyone,’ Senate Majority PAC

Watch: Biden Says He Passed Student Loan Bailout ‘by a Vote or Two’ but Congress Never Voted on It

President Joe Biden falsely said he passed his much-ballyhooed student loan bailout package by a “vote or two” even though Congress has not yet voted on it. The president made his bizarre comments while outlining the details of his student loan forgiveness program at a Now This News forum that covered a range of issues.…

Kennedy: Unless Fauci Seeks Asylum in Some Foreign Country, He’ll Be Spending Time in Front of Congress

Monday, during an appearance on FNC’s “Hannity,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) predicted outgoing National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci would be spending a lot of time in front of congressional committees in the near future. Kennedy told host Sean Hannity that unless Fauci was going to a foreign country, he should…

FACT CHECK: Did Congress Vote To Exempt Itself From Upcoming IRS Audits?

A post shared on Facebook claims members of Congress voted to exempt themselves from any upcoming Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits.  Verdict: False There is no evidence to suggest that any legislation containing such language has been passed or enacted. The claim stems from a satirical Twitter account. Fact Check: The Inflation Reduction Act which…

Buckle up, Congress: A ‘very lame’ lame duck is coming after the election

There’s the funding deadline on Dec. 16 and the annual must-pass defense bill, which will suck up lots of oxygen. Congress delayed several other tough issues, from same-sex marriage to energy permitting to preventing another Jan. 6 riot, into the post-election session. And hanging over it all is the closely contested midterms. If Democrats lose…

‘Picking Winners And Losers’: Here’s How Congress’ Antitrust Legislation Avoids Regulating Many Big Tech Companies

Last-minute changes to major antitrust legislation working its way through the House appears to exempt several Big Tech companies from being affected by its regulations. “This, by design, is Congress deciding who gets punished and who’s favored,” Berin Szoka, president of technology policy think tank TechFreedom, told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview. “That is…

Voters Say Congress Cares More About Impressing Media Than Helping Constituents: Survey

Nearly 60% of likely voters who participated in a survey published Thursday believe that Congress “cares more about what the media says than what their own constituents think.” In the survey by Rasmussen Reports, the number of respondents who said that the media is more important for lawmakers was more than twice the number of…

Poll: Huge Majority of Capitol Hill Aides Believe Pelosi’s Partisan Socialist Agenda Will Not Pass Congress

Punchbowl News released a new tracking poll Thursday showing a majority of senior Democrat Capitol Hill aides believe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) partisan socialist agenda will not pass Congress. Pelosi’s push to pass a partisan socialist agenda while Washington, DC, is under one-party rule looks like it will fail as the “gatekeepers and, in many cases, the…

Calling All Patriots: Which New Member Of Congress Will Most Likely Shape The GOP In Coming Years?

April 27, 2021 10:55 PM ET Calling all Patriots! We want to hear from YOU to help shape our coverage. Our Patriots are the most loyal readers of the Daily Caller, and we want to make sure we’re getting feedback about what we can do better, and what stories you’d like to see us cover.…

Apple, Retail Groups Continue Lobbying Congress On Chinese Slave Labor Bill

Lobbying disclosure forms filed with Congress this week show that Apple and several retail trade groups continue lobbying on a bill that would crack down on forced labor in China. Apple paid two firms to lobby policymakers on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.  The Washington Post has previously reported that one of Apple’s lobbyists…

Rosanna Arquette: ‘Nazi White Supremacists Are Many Governors, People in Congress, Our Police, Military’

Actress Rosanna Arquette took to Twitter Friday to proclaim: “Nazi white supremacists are many governors, people in Congress, our police,” the “military,” and even the “entertainment news” industry. “Kkk spent years hiding behind their hoods. Now they are front [and] center for the world to see,” Arquette tweeted. “Nazi White supremacists are many governors ,…

‘Transparently Security Theater’: Onlookers, Members Of Congress Call Bullsh*t On Capitol Police ‘Security Threat’

Republican members of Congress, aides and onlookers have expressed their frustration with Capitol Police and Democratic leadership for canceling votes Thursday due to an unknown security threat. The Daily Caller spoke with a number of Republican members, including Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Georgia Rep. Jody Hice, and Ohio Rep. Warren Davidson, who all slammed Democratic…

Mace: Congress Won’t Fund a Border Wall, But Will Fund Fencing to Keep People Out of Capitol

During an interview released on Wednesday’s “Fox News Rundown” podcast, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) criticized the “hypocrisy” of members of Congress opposing funding a wall on the border, but supporting “fencing and keeping people out of our Capitol.” Mace said, “[H]ere we have a Congress that doesn’t want to fund a border wall at our…

Biden Calls on Congress to Restrict Gun Ownership

President Joe Biden pauses to speak with reporters as he walks to Marine One for departure from the White House, on Feb. 12, 2021. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo) Executive Branch President Joe Biden on Feb. 14 urged Congress to strengthen existing laws concerning gun ownership on the third anniversary of the mass shooting at a high […]

Pence Rejects Calls To Enact 25th Amendment, Urges Congress Against Impeachment

January 12, 2021 8:48 PM ET Vice President Mike Pence rejected calls for him to remove President Donald Trump from office using the 25th Amendment and urged Congress not to impeach the president Tuesday. The comments represent the first time Pence has addressed calls from Democrats and many Republicans to remove Trump from office over…

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Prayer To Open The 117th Congress Ended With ‘Amen And Awoman’

January 03, 2021 8:38 PM ET Democratic Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver ended his prayer to open up the 117th Congress on Sunday with the words “amen and awoman.” Video of the prayer’s ending was posted to Twitter by Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, who pointed out that the word “amen” is Latin for “so be…

Rand Paul: ‘Inappropriate for Me,’ Others in Congress to Get Vaccinated Before Others

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Monday said it would be “inappropriate” for him to receive the coronavirus vaccine before frontline healthcare workers and the elderly. “I was asked about getting vaccinated with others in Congress: It is inappropriate for me – who has already gotten the virus/has immunity – to get in front of elderly/healthcare workers,”…

Congress Agrees On Coronavirus Relief Package After Months Of Negotiations

Congress agreed on a $900 billion coronavirus relief package Sunday, overcoming several last-minute stalemates over the Federal Reserve’s lending powers and direct cash payments, Senate leaders announced. “At long last, we have the bipartisan breakthrough the country has needed,” Senate Majority Leader McConnell said Sunday on the Senate floor. “I hope we can do this…

Trump Demands ‘List’ Of Republicans In Congress Who Say Biden Won

President Donald Trump demanded to see a list of the 25 congressional Republicans who acknowledged to the Washington Post that President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election. The Post published an article Saturday reporting that just 25 of the 249 Republican lawmakers in Congress had acknowledged Biden’s win when surveyed. The Post later updated that…

Trump Rips Congress Over ‘Ridiculous’ Spending Bill: ‘Where Is The Money For The Wall?’

President Trump went on a furious tirade on Thursday as he slammed Congress’s “ridiculous” spending bill, deriding the lack of money for his campaign-promised southern border wall. “I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, and where will it come from after the Midterms?” […]

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