February 8, 2023

Republican lawmakers file appeal regarding the legality of the PA Legislature’s impeachment of Larry Krasner

Republican state lawmakers filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday hoping to preserve elements of their impeachment case against an elected progressive Philadelphia prosecutor. The appeal asks the state’s highest court to review last month’s decision regarding the legality of the Legislature’s impeachment and trial of Democratic District Attorney Larry Krasner. It […]

Lawmakers labor to break impasses stalling massive spending bill

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) fields questions about the politics of the federal debt in front of the House Rules Committee at the Capitol. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Top lawmakers are still grasping for the deal they need to tee up a sprawling year-end spending package as potential pitfalls for the bill

‘It’s not a principle change’: Lawmakers dissect Sinema switch

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema leaves the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2src22. | Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s choice to leave the Democratic Party was political, rather than a matter of principle, some of her colleagues said Sunday. “She was likely going to lose her next primary, and that’s why she’s doing this.

Geraldo Rivera calls for lawmakers to come together to fix border crisis: Not going to be fixed with posturing

Fox News’ Sean Hannity sparred with Geraldo Rivera over President Biden’s border policies Monday on “Hannity.” Hannity highlighted record numbers of migrant crossings under the Biden administration and large amounts of fentanyl being smuggled into the country via the southern border.  “When will you join me in saying, if you want to come to America, […]

Two lawmakers nearly come to blows — and other crazy moments from McCarthy’s final speaker votes

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) pulls Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) back as he spoke with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.). | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Even for career-long observers of Congress, Friday night on the House floor was a sight to behold. The chamber descended into chaos when two lawmakers nearly came to fisticuffs — the frustration of

Enablers, line-straddlers and quiet resisters: How GOP lawmakers contributed to Jan. 6

Scott Perry was a frequent presence in pre-Jan. 6 planning. Evidence showed Perry pushing fringe theories about European efforts to steal the 2src2src election from Trump. | Francis Chung/POLITICO A handful of Republicans who remained in the Jan. 6 committee’s sights throughout its investigation are now leading the effort to deny Kevin McCarthy the speakership

Lawmakers fret over another holiday punt on government funding

Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho, a top appropriator, laughed when asked about meeting the mid-December deadline: “I just don’t think that’s going to happen,” he said. “There’s just too much confusion going on.” The muddle carries serious stakes for a multitude of government programs, not to mention the future of congressional spending debates. Lawmakers

Fiscal winter is coming: Lawmakers’ 5 chilly hills to climb

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who could face a tricky path to the speakership next year if Republicans eke out a majority, will be working with slim margins and a group of conservative bomb-throwers who could wield a tremendous amount of leverage. Meanwhile, in the Senate, both parties will be forced to tackle those huge

Departing lawmakers are lining up cushy lobbying gigs

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), who also decided against running for another term, could be among them. She has had conversations with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, according to two Democratic lobbyists. Bustos’ spokesperson told POLITICO that the congresswoman had not yet made a final decision on her next steps but that she “had conversations

Capitol Police Establishing Field Offices To Investigate Threats Against Lawmakers

July 06, 2021 10:15 AM ET The United States Capitol Police announced Tuesday that it was establishing field offices in California and Florida to investigate threats against lawmakers. The Capitol Police said in a statement that its efforts were part of a plan to improve its security measures after the riot at the Capitol on…

Louisiana Lawmakers Send Constitutional Carry to Governor’s Desk

Louisiana lawmakers passed constitutional carry legislation on June 1, 2021, and it will now go to the desk of Gov. John Bel Edwards (D). The NRA tweeted: 🇺🇸NRA BREAKING NEWS: Louisiana Legislature PASSES Constitutional Carry – Headed to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Desk #lalege #lagov — NRA (@NRA) June 2, 2021 The Louisiana Illuminator reported the…

Multiple Anti-Trump Lawmakers Spend Thousands in Campaign Cash on Security Services

Multiple anti-Trump lawmakers are spending campaign donations on various security services, amounts that have soared over the past several months since the election, according to their Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. According to the FEC filings, seven lawmakers have spent tens of thousands on private security companies. Punchbowl News reported some high-profile Democrats and a…

Democrat Lawmakers Introduce Bill for Nationwide Mail-in Voting: Necessary to ‘Make Real Progress’

Two Democrat lawmakers introduced a bill on Thursday, dubbed the “Vote at Home Act,” to expand “Oregon-style” mail-in voting nationwide, contending that the move is necessary to “make real progress” in the country. The bill, introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), is designed to “fight voter suppression” as detailed by Wyden’s…

Over 100 Lawmakers Call for 2020 Tax Filing Deadline Extension

Over 100 House members have signed a bipartisan letter asking the IRS on Tuesday to delay the April 15 tax filing date. “Millions of stressed-out taxpayers, businesses and preparers would appreciate an extension of the deadline to file their 2020 tax returns,” members of Congress said in a letter addressed to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig…

Top New York Lawmakers Call On Cuomo To Step Down After He Dismissed Resignation Calls As ‘Anti-Democratic’

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, both Democrats, called on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign Sunday over mounting sexual misconduct allegations. “We need to govern without daily distractions. For the good of the state, Governor Cuomo must resign,” Stewart-Cousins said in a statement. NEW: Bombshell. ⁦@AndreaSCousins⁩ calls…

Japan: Lawmakers Caught Nightclubbing During Coronavirus State of Emergency

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide apologized on Wednesday after lawmakers from his ruling party admitted to visiting Tokyo bars late at night during the capital’s coronavirus state of emergency, which discourages unnecessary outings and urges bars and restaurants to close by 8:00 p.m. “I’m terribly sorry that this happened when we are asking people not…

Ilhan Omar Says It’s ‘Shameful’ Lawmakers Are Receiving Vaccine Before the Vulnerable: ‘We Are Not More Important’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) took a drastically different position on the coronavirus vaccine being made available to members of Congress than her fellow “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), stating lawmakers are “not more important” than frontline workers. The Minnesota lawmaker responded to a question posed by Anand Giridharadas, publisher of The.Ink newsletter, who asked,…

Pro-Trump Lawmakers Ask SCOTUS To Just Nullify Biden’s Pennsylvania Win

Pro-Trump lawmakers have asked the Supreme Court of the United States to nullify Pennsylvania’s certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state, Bloomberg reported Tuesday evening. The effort, led by pro-Trump Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly, maintains that the Pennsylvania General Assembly illegally adjusted mail-in ballot laws ahead of the 2020 election. Kelly’s argument…

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Formally Introduce Resolution to Dispute 2020 Elections Results

Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania on Monday introduced a resolution to dispute the results of the 2020 election. The text of the resolution, first previewed in a memo on Nov. 27, states that the executive and judicial branches of the Keystone State’s government usurped the legislature’s constitutional power to set the rules of the election. […]

Nearly All Lawmakers at House Armed Services Committee Hearing Opposed Afghanistan Troop Drawdown

Nearly all lawmakers present during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Friday expressed opposition to President Trump’s troop drawdown in Afghanistan from 4,500 troops to 2,500 troops by January 15, despite little public appetite for keeping U.S. military involvement going. Both Republicans and Democrats at the hearing expressed reservations about the decision, which was…

GOP Lawmakers: Lisa Page Answered Many Questions Peter Strzok Refused To – She’s a Credible Witness and Cooperating

Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page appeared on Capitol Hill Friday for a closed-door deposition. Fox News’ Catherine Herridge tried to ask Lisa Page questions as the former FBI lawyer briskly walked into her deposition. Lisa Page refused to answer questions. “She basically just plowed through the reporters,” Catherine Herridge said. VIDEO: Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page […]

GOP Lawmakers Grill Peter Strzok in Closed-Door Deposition ‘He Kept Hiding Behind the Classified Information Excuse’

Trump-hating FBI official Peter Strzok was issued a subpoena last week and ordered to appear before the House Judiciary Committee for a deposition Wednesday. Strzok appeared voluntarily as a way to evade the subpoena and gave a closed-door deposition. GOP lawmakers who attended the deposition spoke with investigative reporter, Sara Carter. Needless to say, the […]

BREAKING: Over A Dozen Lawmakers Nominate Trump For Nobel Peace Prize.

More than a dozen lawmakers have signed a letter officially nominating President Donald Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize in honor of his work toward bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula. The letter signed by 18 Republican lawmakers was sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Tuesday, Fox News exclusively reported. The letter was signed […]

Nolte: 9 Democrat Lawmakers with Ties to Anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.

Washington, DC, lawmaker Trayon White (D-Ward 8) is publicly blaming the Jews for creating the kind of weather conditions that will allow them to “own the cities”; thus, we can again see that anti-Semitism is a serious problem within the Democrat Party — that this hatred is tolerated, most especially, by a national media that […]

Georgia Lawmakers Erase Tax Break for Delta After It Cut Ties with NRA.

Georgia lawmakers voted Thursday to do away with a tax break for Delta Air Lines after it joined in a political boycott, severing ties with the NRA. The tax break consisted of a $50 million jet fuel tax exemption. Fox New quoted Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, saying, “Businesses have every legal right to make their own […]

Lawmakers Could Seek ‘Contempt’ Citation on FBI, Justice Department for Stonewalling on Dossier

The senior counsel for the House intelligence committee is urging lawmakers to seek a contempt of Congress citation against the FBI and Justice Department for not turning over requested documents related to the Trump dossier, according to Fox News. The committee subpoenaed the documents in late August but is facing stonewalling by the FBI and […]

Cuban American lawmakers react to Obama’s ‘wet foot, dry foot’ concession to Cuba’s apartheid dictatorship

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL): “Castro uses refugees as pawns to get more concessions from Washington so there is no reason to do away with the Cuban medical doctor program, which is a foolhardy concession to a regime that sends its doctors to foreign nations in a modern-day indentured servitude. The repeal of the Cuban […]

State Lawmakers Seek to Stop New York City From Destroying ID Records

A judge is expected to rule soon on whether New York City can destroy records associated with an identification program commonly used by illegal immigrants who lack Social Security cards or driver’s licenses. Earlier this month, Ron Castorina Jr. and Nicole Malliotakis, Republican members of the New York State Assembly from Long Island, filed a […]

Encouraged by Trump’s Election, Ohio Lawmakers Pass ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill

Ohio could be on its way to becoming the only state in the nation to ban abortion as early as the detection of a heartbeat, which occurs around 6 weeks. Lawmakers in the Buckeye State felt encouraged to pass the “Heartbeat Bill” after Donald Trump’s win and the forthcoming appointment of a conservative Supreme Court […]

After Pushing for Higher Minimum Wage in Oregon, Dem Lawmakers Admit They Made a Mistake

It’s only been three months since Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a minimum wage bill into law and Democrats already seem to be regretting the measure they pushed so hard to get passed. But before the ink was even dry, Democrats, who control the state House, Senate and governor’s office, announced they wanted to change the […]

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