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The Morning News: Washington State's Republican Reps Vote for House Refugee Bill, Herbold Holds Lead in West Seattle

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

How California's congressional delegation voted on the bill to block Syrian refugees

6 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

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...

It’s All Relative: California Edition

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.

Chinese paper claims Pelosi ‘praised’ progress in Tibet on rare visit. That seems unlikely.

last weekNews : BlogPost

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 pols ask Speaker Ryan to renew 9/11 responders bill

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.

What California lawmakers say about the two-year budget deal

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...

These great Democrats can do a lot with just $5,000. Let's give them the resources they need.

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

How Often Does the Georgia House Delegation Line Up With Leadership?

Over the weekend, 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

“Va. House map constitutional, federal judges rule”

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 Pursues 'Closed-Door' Policy Toward Moscow - Russian Lawmaker

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.

US Rejects Meeting With Russian Delegation Over Moscow's Syria Strategy

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.

When the Stamp Act Congress Convened

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

“Republicans take electronic voter fraud concerns to state elections board”

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 ?

How a McCarthy Speakership Would Make History in the House

Two pairs of floor leaders have come from the same state Congressional delegation, but never the House Speaker and Minority Leader.

Don Edwards, former congressman and defender of civil rights and civil liberties, dies

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 >>

Notes From HPS

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 […]

Iran nuclear deal confronts the undecided California House members

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

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.

Rod St. Aubyn: “A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand”

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...

Duma Speaker May Head Russia's Delegation to OSCE PA Session in Mongolia

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.

“What is Abridgment?: A Critique of Two Section Twos”

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 ?

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