Republican Dave Reichert voted in favor of the bill restricting acceptance of Syrian refugees. He represents Washington's 8th District, including Auburn and Issaquah. courtesy of reichert office How Our Congressional Delegation Voted on the Refugee Bill: Despite President Obama's veto threat, the U.S. Show More Summary
Eight House Democrats from California crossed party lines Thursday to approve legislation that would effectively halt the resettlement of refugees from Syria and Iraq to the United States. In total, 47 Democrats joined Republicans to back the bill. The 289-137 vote crosses the threshold that would...
In 2016, Jimmy Panetta could join six current members of the Golden State U.S. House delegation who were preceded in Congress by a family member.
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and delegation of congressional Democrats made a rare visit to Tibet this week. We know this because a senior Chinese official, Zhang Dejiang, the head of China's legislature, asked her about it at a meeting in Beijing on Thursday, just before reporters were ushered away. Both the Chinese foreign […]
New York lawmakers are calling on new House Speaker Paul Ryan to extend a law renewing health benefits for Sept. 11 first responders. Members of the city's congressional delegation joined Mayor Bill... To view the full story, click the title link.
Several members of California’s delegation said Tuesday that the budget agreement reached by the White House and congressional Republican leaders is good, but not perfect. The bill was released late Monday night. The House is scheduled to vote on it Wednesday. Other members of California's delegation...
Democrat Sara Townsend, running for Virginia's House of Delegates Despite the all-too-frequent reports of giant super PACs dumping in millions of dollars at a time to influence elections, small donations from places like the Daily Kos community still have a huge impact. Show More Summary
Over the weekend, fivethirtyeight.com published a story that talked about the chances of soon-to-be-speaker Paul Ryan’s ability to successfully navigate the various factions within the House. To illustrate the divisions within the Republican...Show More Summary
WaPo: A panel of three federal judges ruled Thursday that the 12 House of Delegates districts that Democrats challenged in federal court are constitutional, giving Republicans a win for now in Virginia’s fraught political map-making battle. The 2-to-1 ruling comes … Continue reading ?
Washington's refusal to accept Russian delegation demonstrates that the United States peruses "closed-door" policy, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the lower house of Russia's parliament said Wednesday.
The United States is not interested in meeting with a Russian delegation of military top brass to coordinate actions in Syria until Moscow changes its approach to fighting terrorists in the country, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a briefing on Wednesday.
On 7 Oct 1765, the Stamp Act Congress convened at City Hall in New York (shown here). It was a week behind schedule.As proposed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives back in June, this was a convention of delegates from the colonial...Show More Summary
Richmond Times-Dispatch: The debate centered on a policy that allows voters to use electronically typed signatures to apply for absentee ballots. The policy was approved in May at the request of Speaker of the House of Delegates William J. Howell, R-Stafford, … Continue reading ?
Two pairs of floor leaders have come from the same state Congressional delegation, but never the House Speaker and Minority Leader.
Don Edwards, who became dean of the California delegation during his 32 years in the House of Representatives and was one of the chamber’s most steadfast defenders of civil rights and civil liberties, died Oct. 1 at his home in Carmel, Calif. He was 100. Read full article >>
David Codrea: Back in 2007, Parker ran for the Virginia House of Delegates as a Democrat. At the time, Virginia Citizens Defense League, the state’s premiere grassroots gun rights group, sent its political questionnaire to all candidates. Their tally sheet shows no responses to the questions next to his listed name, which, per VCDL, “frequently […]
Nearly a dozen members of California's delegation to Congress remain undecided on the central issue they will face when returning to Washington on Tuesday - whether to support the Iran nuclear deal.
On June 16, 1858, Abraham Lincoln made a speech before Republican delegates in Illinois for the selection of the Republican US Senate candidate for Illinois. With the backdrop of proposals to end slavery in the United States, there was constant racial conflict. Partially based on a bible verse, Lincoln stated the following as part of...
Speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament Sergei Naryshkin might head Russia’s delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly session in Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar, a source in the parliament said Friday.
Franita Tolson has posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming, Alabama Law Review). Here is the abstract: Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment, which allows Congress to reduce a state’s delegation in the House of Representatives if the state abridges the right … Continue reading ?