Republican lawmakers plan to call on Gen. Mark Milley for questioning if they gain control of the House of Representatives later this year. NBC's Courtney Kube reports from the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden publicly sought out Jackie Walorski, an Indiana Congresswoman who died in a car accident in August, during a conference on hunger on Wednesday, seeming to forget that she had passed away. Biden moved past the issue without any correction. After Walorski's death, the White House issued a statement from Biden that said he and his wife Jill were "shocked and saddened" by her sudden accident.
Ruben Gallego ignites feud with fellow Democratic lawmaker Kyrsten Sinema, accusing her of wanting the GOP to win the House and the Senate
Gallego said he had been traveling around Arizona to campaign and raise funds, but had not seen Sinema do the same.
Amid progressive calls to abolish the filibuster, the Arizona Democrat said she's in favor of restoring it to processes where it's already been removed.
Mitch McConnell is 'proudly' supporting a bill that aims to prevent another Trump-style coup, saying January 6 'underscored the need for an update'
McConnell's support for the Senate bill to reform the Electoral Count Act comes just days after all but 9 Republicans voted against the House version.
- Kansas City Star
Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri has offered another bill, this time on immigration. If it follows a familiar pattern, it won’t become law. That’s a problem for Missourians.
- Business Insider
House Democratic leadership finally released the text of their bill to ban members of Congress from trading stocks. Here's what's in it.
The bill includes a ban on stock trading by lawmakers and their immediate family, as well as Supreme Court justices. A vote could come this week.
- The Hill
House Republican leadership is urging its members to oppose a stopgap funding bill to avoid a shutdown in Washington. Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) sent a memo to House GOP offices Tuesday night recommending that members vote against the continuing resolution (CR), which would keep the government funded at last year’s fiscal levels until Dec.…
Democrats strip Manchin's permitting reform bill from must-pass government funding measure after both Republicans and progressives pledged to vote against it
Manchin had made a side deal on permitting reform with Chuck Schumer in order to secure his vote for the Inflation Reduction Act.
- Associated Press
It was a frigid Sunday evening at the Catholic Newman Center in Salt Lake City when the priest warned parishioners who had gathered after Mass that their right to private confessions was in jeopardy. In the following days of February 2020, Utah’s Catholic diocese, which oversees dozens of churches, says it collected some 9,000 signed letters from parishioners and sent them to state Rep. Angela Romero, a Democrat who had been working on the bill as part of her campaign against child sexual abuse. More importantly, it met with disapproval from some members in the powerful Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known as the Mormon church, whose followers comprise the vast majority of the state Legislature.
Watchdog blasts top House Democrats’ plan for banning congressional stock trading: ‘They’ve included poison pills’
House leaders offer a plan to stop congressional stock trading, but it's drawing flak for extending to the Supreme Court, as that may be a poison pill.
- CBS News
California Attorney General Rob Bonta threatened legal action against the Temecula City Council if they decided to override state law.
- The Hill
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) admitted Monday that he was caught by surprise when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other Senate Republicans decided to oppose his permitting reform bill, which means it will likely fail on the Senate floor this week. Manchin said he expected Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), an outspoken progressive, and…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday voiced qualified support for a bipartisan Senate bill to clarify Congress' role in certifying presidential election results, calling it the only chance to prevent any future chaos like the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol assault. "I'll proudly support the legislation provided that nothing more than practical changes are made to its current form," McConnell said in a floor speech. Fourteen lawmakers from both parties on the Senate Rules Committee, including McConnell himself, later voted on Tuesday to approve the bill for an eventual floor vote.
- Fresno Bee
The bill will benefit California’s agricultural industry and workers as well as the students consuming American-produced meals, Newsom said.
- Business Insider
Pennsylvania's Republican nominee for governor, Doug Mastriano, once said women should be charged with murder for violating an abortion ban
The state senator, at the time of the 2019 interview, was a lead sponsor of legislation that would ban abortions after a heartbeat is detected.
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McConnell backs Electoral Count Act to prevent repeat of Jan. 6 insurrection, all but ensuring passage
The measure would make clear the vice president's role in tallying Electoral votes is ceremonial and would make challenges to state results harder.
- ABC News
An about-face from Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday evening helped to set the Senate on an unexpected glide path to averting a Friday night shutdown. The funding bill, which will keep the government running through Dec. 16, easily earned the 60 votes necessary to clear a procedural hurdle during a Tuesday vote. Seventy-two Senators supported moving forward with the proposal.
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- The Recount
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will “proudly support” the bill reforming the Electoral Count Act.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, confirmed he would support the updates to the Electoral Count Act of 1887. Just a few hours after this statement, the Senate Rules Committee approved to move the bill to the Senate floor. The only Senator to not approve the bill moving to the Senate floor was Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas.