The Senate today took up HB1087, which is the civics testing bill that has received a lot of attention from the media. The bill was fast-tracked through the House (normally the House and Senate don’t exchange bills until crossover at the end of February), and it was pushed through the Senate quickly as well so...
Senate Democrats are setting the terms of the debate on the funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. They don't want any of the anti-immigrant riders that House Republicans attached to that bill, reports Seung Min Kim. In...Show More Summary
Ten Senate Democrats said they would withhold their support for new sanctions against Iran until late March, in response to warnings from the White House that the measures could disrupt nuclear negotiations with Tehran.
Amid intense pressure from the White House, the top Democrat behind legislation to impose additional sanctions on Iran said Tuesday he will temporarily withdraw his support for the bill, giving international negotiations more time to succeed.
Last week a bill introduced by Rep. Kylie Oversen (D-Grand Forks) to address perceived gender pay discrimination was defeated on the floor of the House. Today North Dakota Democrats are trying to fundraise on the defeat of the bill with a sexist political attack on the committee which heard the bill. The missive takes aim...
The new 114th congressional session kicked off in early January with a few sputters. Its Republican membership has increased but so far not its openness to moderate issues. Nonetheless, two New Jersey Democrats (Reps. Norcross and Sires) have voted in support of Republican bills. Show More Summary
Benghazi committee chair Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) The super-special House select committee investigating #Benghazi has been something of a fizzle, with little to show despite (or because of?) the several investigations that preceded it. Show More Summary
In the years Barack Obama has been President, he has more of a hindrance for elected Democrats than a help. They’ve lost House twice, with historic losses in 2010 and
WASHINGTON (AP) — A special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, began last year with promises of bipartisanship and cooperation.
It's back. Actually, it never left. Benghazi. That is, the GOP's never-ending Benghazi crusade. Last year, after Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) was tapped by House Speaker John Boehner to lead yet another Benghazi probe, he promised to helm...Show More Summary
“Nancy Pelosi has big problems in her ranks,” Politico reports. “The California lawmaker is facing some of the most serious unrest she’s ever seen in her dozen years as the leader of the House Democrats: Members complain that the party [...] The post Pelosi Faces Grumbling Among House Democrats appeared first on Political Wire.
Democrats are renewing a public battle over the intent of a special House committee's probe of the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi consulate attack, saying Republicans have intentionally excluded them from witness interviews and other key aspects of the investigation.
Democrats on the special House panel investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks have accused Republicans of conducting the committee’s work without them and withholding information that would undermine the credibility of the panel itself, according to three letters obtained by Yahoo News.
Ex-Rep. Bart Stupak (D), the leader of a bygone anti-choice rebellion in 2009 A lot has changed in the five-plus years since then-Rep. Bart Stupak forced a vote on an anti-choice amendment that nearly derailed the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary
Federal employees would be eligible for six weeks of paid leave for purposes related to the birth or adoption of a child, under legislation introduced Monday by a group of House Democrats. President Obama last week called on Congress to approve that benefit while ordering agencies to advance up to six weeks of paid sick […]
A single speech can launch a presidency. Just ask Barack Obama, who got his start toward the White House with a well-received oration at the 2004 Democratic presidential convention. On Saturday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gave a well-received speech in Iowa, home of the crucial first-in-the-nation caucuses on the road to the 2016 nomination. While…
Coming off of back-to-back-to-back landslide losses, House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams says a blue/battleground Georgia is within the grasp of Democrats. And, she says, DuBose Porter is the best individual to lead Democrats there. On Monday, Abrams endorsed Porter in his campaign for reelection as chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Show More Summary
Republicans are pouncing after Democrats failed to land their top pick to run in a high-profile New congressional special election in New York. In a sarcastic statement emailed Monday, a spokesman for the House Republicans' campaign arm thanked his Democratic counterparts at the DCCC for being "incompetent as ever" in their recruiting. Show More Summary
When it comes to federal employees, one party wants to give, the other plans to take away. Legislation introduced by House Democrats and Republicans demonstrates their differing approaches to the federal workforce. With the GOP now running the House and the Senate, federal employees don’t need to guess which party will prevail. Most of the […]
Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is gearing up to announce a White House bid this year, positioning herself as the Republican party’s chief critic of likely Democratic nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Fiorina begins as a relative unknown, and trails far in the polls. In a speech to the Iowa Freedom Summit,…