A top priority for Democrats at the Minnesota Capitol cleared its first hurdle Wednesday.
- Business Insider
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy finally won his battle against letting members vote remotely. It could cost him critical GOP votes when he needs it most.
The House implemented proxy voting in the 116th Congress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It's gone now, and it could be costly for the GOP.
- Associated Press
The South Dakota Senate on Thursday suspended a Republican state senator in a rare move that stripped the lawmaker of all legislative power while keeping the allegations against her a secret. Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller, who is among a group of right-wing Statehouse Republicans, told reporters earlier Thursday that she was being punished following an exchange she had with a legislative aide about vaccinations. Sen. Michael Rohl, the Republican lawmaker who initiated the motion to suspend Frye-Mueller, said in a statement that it was based on “serious allegations” and had been made to ensure the Legislature was creating a safe work environment for employees.
- Fox News
Rep. Matt Gaetz introduces 'PENCIL' resolution barring Adam Schiff from accessing classified information
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced a resolution on Thursday that would bar California Rep. Adam Schiff from accessing classified information.
- Fox News
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., grilled four Biden judicial nominees on the Constitution during a confirmation hearing Wednesday, and one could not answer his questions.
New 'PELOSI' bill may have a spiteful name — but there's still 'tremendous momentum' in the crusade to stop politicians from insider trading. Here's why
The battle of the bills turns personal.
- Fox News
Kristi Noem under fire from state Freedom Caucus for allegedly overstepping South Dakota constitutional limits
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is getting heat from some state Freedom Caucus members who say her executive branch has “overstepped” its constitutional authority.
- The Hill
Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) vow to block Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from sitting on the House Foreign Affairs Committee has hit an early snag: He may not have the votes to do it. Omar, one of three Muslims in Congress, has been a controversial figure on Capitol Hill for her sharp criticisms of the Israeli…
- Argus Leader
Sen. Julie-Mueller was stripped of her two committee assignments Wednesday during the Senate session.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A group of prominent Democratic U.S. senators including Majority Leader Chuck Schumer asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday to open an investigation into a company they said is marketing a rifle to children. In a press conference, the lawmakers questioned the marketing techniques of gun manufacturer Wee 1 Tactical, which produces the JR-15 .22 Long Rifle. The senators' request comes just days after a trio of mass shootings in California that killed 19 people.
- Springfield News-Leader
U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison's first congressional legislation, filed this week, would repeal the 1934 National Firearms Act.
- The Des Moines Register
The bill would allow Iowans to buy custom license plates with the Gadsden flag, which depicts a coiled rattlesnake and the words "Don't Tread on Me."
- The Oklahoman
The new state superintendent also moved forward a request for $100 million to boost early childhood literacy.
The Florida Republican previously sparked backlash for his joke about last year's hammer attack on Paul Pelosi.
- BuzzFeed News
The “Special Treatment” Supreme Court Justices Got During The Leak Investigation Should Be Investigated, A Group Told Congress
The justices didn’t have to sign affidavits denying the leak, but their staff did. Congress is being urged to investigate why.View Entire Post ›
- Argus Leader
Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller, R-Rapid City, said her committee stripping may have involved an issue stemming from a conversation with staff.
- The Week
The White House has vowed not to budge until Congress acts, but that hasn't stopped some Republican lawmakers from tossing out a few demands of their own
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has not announced her plans for 2024, but is widely expected to retire.
- Decrypt Media
The Texas lawmaker introduced a resolution to prioritize crypto for payments within parts of Capitol Hill.
If passed, Senators who are working on meaningful crypto-related legislation will be able to buy some Pringles with bitcoin while they’re burning the midnight oil.