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Ohio GOP lawmaker to resign giving Republicans one fewer vote in the House

Ohio GOP lawmaker to resign giving Republicans one fewer vote in the House

(CNN)Republican Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio announced Monday on Twitter that he is leaving Congress next month to become the president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, giving the GOP at least temporarily one fewer vote ."Throughout my career in public service I've worked to promote policies that drive our economy forward, get folks to work, and put our country's fiscal house in order," Stivers said in his statement. "That is why I am looking forward to this new opportunity with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, where I can continue my efforts to support free enterprise and economic...

April 19, 2021
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Marjorie Taylor Greene launching 'America First' caucus pushing for 'anglo-Saxon political tradition'

Marjorie Taylor Greene launching 'America First' caucus pushing for 'anglo-Saxon political tradition'

Washington (CNN)Conservative Rep. is launching a new "America First" caucus, her office confirmed Friday, bringing together a group of far-right lawmakers known for their controversial rhetoric. promoting the new caucus, which calls for a "common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions" and pushes a series of conspiracy theories about election integrity. The flier also outlined a nativist argument warning that "mass immigration" poses a threat to "the long-term existential future of America as a unique country with a unique culture and a unique identity."A spokesperson for...

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February 25, 2021
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'He's not a team player': Republicans steer clear of Gaetz amid DOJ investigation

'He's not a team player': Republicans steer clear of Gaetz amid DOJ investigation

(CNN)House Republicans are doing their best to steer clear of embattled Rep. amid an FBI investigation into whether he and had sex with a 17-year-old girl.The Republican efforts to keep their distance from Gaetz also offer him a lifeline within the GOP conference, as he appears safe at the moment from facing retribution within the party unless formal charges are filed.House GOP leaders say they're waiting to see what comes of before deciding on any action to take against Gaetz. And rank-and-file Republicans are trying to avoid answering questions or to change the subject when asked about...

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April 12, 2021
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House Ethics Committee to investigate Matt Gaetz

House Ethics Committee to investigate Matt Gaetz

(CNN)The House Ethics Committee said Friday it was opening an investigation into the allegations surrounding embattled Rep. , the Florida Republican into whether he violated sex trafficking laws.The top Democrat and Republican on the Ethics Committee said they were examining Gaetz for a host of potential offenses, including both potential illegal activity and ."The Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative Matt Gaetz may have engaged in sexual misconduct and/or illicit drug use, shared inappropriate images or videos on the House floor, misused state identification...

April 9, 2021
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Florida Democratic congressman Alcee Hastings dies at 84

Florida Democratic congressman Alcee Hastings dies at 84

(CNN)Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings, a civil rights activist and the longest-serving member of Florida's congressional delegation, has died, his chief of staff Lale M. Morrison told CNN on Tuesday. He was 84. , he announced that he was being treated for pancreatic cancer and planned to remain in Congress during the treatment, calling it "a battle worth fighting." His death was first reported Tuesday by . Hastings first began serving in the US House of Representatives in 1993 and has been a member of the House Rules Committee and the Congressional Black Caucus.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid...

April 6, 2021
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Bipartisan panel on Capitol riot in danger as Democrats proceed with own investigation

Bipartisan panel on Capitol riot in danger as Democrats proceed with own investigation

(CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's push to create a bipartisan commission that would investigate the is in danger as House Democrats turn to their committees to conduct their own sweeping probe as a fallback option, with a bipartisan path to an independent panel appearing elusive.Nine to more than a dozen federal and local agencies on Thursday, kicking off a major investigation into what happened before, during and after the insurrection at the Capitol. House Democrats say they are still pursuing the creation of an independent commission, too -- but privately Democratic lawmakers and aides...

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March 26, 2021
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Democrat introduces resolution to expel GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Democrat introduces resolution to expel GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

(CNN)Democratic Rep. Jimmy Gomez of California formally introduced a resolution Friday to expel Georgia Republican Rep. from Congress, suggesting that she "advocated violence against our peers, the Speaker and our government.""I take no joy in introducing this resolution, but any member who cites political violence and threatens our lives must be expelled," Gomez said Friday. "I believe some of my Republican colleagues, and one in particular, wish harmed upon this legislative body. I'm not saying this for shock value. It's the conclusion I drew after a member of Congress advocated violence...

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March 19, 2021
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McCarthy tries to rewrite history by claiming that he didn't back Trump's efforts to overturn the election

McCarthy tries to rewrite history by claiming that he didn't back Trump's efforts to overturn the election

(CNN)House Minority Leader tried to rewrite history on Thursday by claiming that he was not involved in former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the election in a heated exchange during a news briefing.When asked by CNN's Manu Raju why it was acceptable for him to support Trump's efforts to overturn the presidential election in Congress but to criticize Democrats for doing the same in a , McCarthy repeatedly rejected the notion that he was trying to overturn the election at all."You're saying something that is not true," the California Republican said when Raju stated that Trump...

March 18, 2021
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House passes immigration bills amid influx of migrants crossing US-Mexico border

House passes immigration bills amid influx of migrants crossing US-Mexico border

(CNN)House Democrats pushed ahead to approve two separate bills on Thursday, marking the first time Congress has voted on a since Democrats won slim majorities in both chambers of Congress with President Joe Biden in the White House.More on immigrationIn the first vote, the House passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard of California.It would provide a pathway to citizenship for the young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers" as well as for Temporary Protected Status recipients and Deferred Enforced Departure...

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March 17, 2021
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Pelosi tweets new response to Chauvin verdict after thanking George Floyd 'for sacrificing your life for justice'

Pelosi tweets new response to Chauvin verdict after thanking George Floyd 'for sacrificing your life for justice'

(CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted Tuesday evening clarifying earlier remarks about the writing, "George Floyd should be alive today," after earlier making comments where she thanked Floyd, who died at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer last year, "for sacrificing your life for justice.""George Floyd should be alive today," Pelosi, a California Democrat, that quoted her remarks from earlier in the day. "His family's calls for justice for his murder were heard around the world. He did not die in vain. We must make sure other families don't suffer the same racism, violence & pain,...

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April 21, 2021
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