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Lawmakers briefed on 'horrifying,' 'chilling' security threats ahead of inauguration

Lawmakers briefed on 'horrifying,' 'chilling' security threats ahead of inauguration

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication Capitol security officials are warning lawmakers that thousands of extremist supporters of are planning to try to storm the Capitol ahead of President-elect 's inauguration. Lawmakers were told of four specific armed threats against the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court during a call late Monday night, according to a source familiar with the discussion. The warnings come less than a week after a mob of Trump supporters succeeded in breaching the Capitol building, interrupting the counting of Electoral College votes and sending lawmakers, staff...

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House Democrat probing any 'inside' support from police amid Capitol riot

House Democrat probing any 'inside' support from police amid Capitol riot

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication © GettyRep. (D-Ohio), the chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees funding for the Capitol Police, said Friday he's asked the police chief to provide all communications during the pro-Trump riots that unfolded this week and will investigate whether any officers assisted rioters.Ryan said he asked outgoing Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund for all emails and texts from the Capitol Police, including communications with the D.C. mayor's office, National Guard, Department of Homeland Security and the Army.The House Appropriations...

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GOP lawmakers object to Arizona Electoral College vote tally

GOP lawmakers object to Arizona Electoral College vote tally

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication Rep. (R-Ariz.) objected to recording his home state's Electoral College tally at a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, triggering a historic debate and votes in the House and Senate.After there were no objections to the tallies in Alabama and Alaska, both won by Trump, Gosar rose to object to the Electoral College vote in Arizona, where President-elect won by 10,457 votes.Vice President , who is presiding over the joint session, asked Gosar if his objection was in writing and joined by a senator, a requirement to trigger the debate and...

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Ocasio-Cortez says Trump's Georgia call is an impeachable offense

Ocasio-Cortez says Trump's Georgia call is an impeachable offense

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication Rep. (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that she thinks 's call pressuring the Georgia secretary of state to overturn his defeat in the state is an offense that merits impeachment. She acknowledged that she hadn't listened to the entire hourlong recording but said she believed Trump's actions warranted sanction."I absolutely think it's an impeachable offense, and if it was up to me, there would be articles on the floor quite quickly, but he, I mean, he is trying to — he is attacking our very election. He's attacking our very election," Ocasio-Cortez told...

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Trump official subpoenaed by House panel for Census documents

Trump official subpoenaed by House panel for Census documents

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © GettyHouse Oversight Committee Chairwoman (D-N.Y.) on Thursday issued a subpoena to Commerce Secretary for documents regarding delays with the 2020 Census due to data problems.Maloney said that while Ross has made two document productions to the Oversight Committee, they included "reams of non-responsive and outdated documents" that she said weren't responsive to Democrats' requests seeking information about Census delays."Your approach to Congress’ oversight responsibilities has been abominable. You have repeatedly withheld documents that should...

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House passes stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown

House passes stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The House on Wednesday passed a weeklong stopgap bill to keep the government open through Dec. 18 before current funding expires Friday as lawmakers continue to negotiate a longer-term spending package and coronavirus relief.The bill passed handily, 343-67, and now heads to the Senate for approval. It is expected to be quickly cleared for 's signature.House Democratic leaders had initially hoped to wrap up legislative work for the year by the end of this week so that members could go home in time to quarantine for two weeks from any potential...

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Alabama Republican becomes third House member to test positive for COVID-19 this week

Alabama Republican becomes third House member to test positive for COVID-19 this week

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashRep. (R-Ala.) said Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the third House member this week to report a positive coronavirus test.Aderholt said in a statement that he is asymptomatic but had been isolating and got tested after his wife had the virus."I fully expected to receive a negative test, because I have felt, and continue to feel fine and have no symptoms. Unfortunately, I received word Friday morning that my test came back positive. After speaking with the Attending Physician for Congress, I will continue to...

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Rep. David Scott wins House Agriculture Committee gavel

Rep. David Scott wins House Agriculture Committee gavel

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Keren CarrionHouse Democrats on Thursday voted to elect Rep. (D-Ga.) to be the next Agriculture Committee chairman, making him the first Black lawmaker in the chamber’s history to hold the position. Scott will take over in January from Rep. (D-Minn.), who chaired the committee for six of his nearly 30 years in Congress but  last month in a district long targeted by the GOP.Scott easily prevailed over Rep. (D-Calif.), his only rival for the Agriculture post, by a 144-83 vote, according to a Democratic aide.The House Democratic Steering and Policy...

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GSA offers to brief Congress next week on presidential transition

GSA offers to brief Congress next week on presidential transition

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The General Services Administration (GSA) is offering to provide a briefing to key congressional committees next week on the presidential transition process in response to a demand by House Democrats, who insisted Monday that the agency move much faster in meeting their request.  The House Oversight and Reform and Appropriations committees sent a letter Thursday to GSA Administrator by Monday of this week to explain why she had not signed off on the process, known as ascertainment, to formally recognize as the president-elect and unlock federal...

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Pelosi faces caucus divisions in Biden era

Pelosi faces caucus divisions in Biden era

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication RisingChanging AmericaRisingChanging AmericaSponsoredDon't miss a brief.The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 faxThe contents of this site are ©2020 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.

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Cawthorn wins election to fill seat vacated by Meadows

Cawthorn wins election to fill seat vacated by Meadows

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication  is projected to win his election on Tuesday to fill the vacant House seat in North Carolina left by White House chief of staff , which will make him the youngest member of Congress when he takes office in January.Cawthorn tweeted shortly after the race was called by the Associated Press.Cry more, lib.— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) Cawthorn, 25, is viewed as a rising star in the Republican Party and secured a speaking slot at the GOP convention this summer before even winning the general election.But Cawthorn’s race became unexpectedly...

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Pelosi defends not speaking to Trump for an entire year

Pelosi defends not speaking to Trump for an entire year

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Speaker (D-Calif.) on Friday defended not speaking to for the past year and maintained it's more productive to work with White House intermediaries like Treasury Secretary instead.When asked during an interview with MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace if she would be open to Trump reaching out to her, Pelosi said, "It would depend on what the purpose is."Pelosi and Trump , on Oct. 16, 2019, about pulling U.S. troops out of northern Syria that ultimately turned into the two trading insults and the Speaker walking out with her fellow Democrats.After that...

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Democratic Rep. Carbajal tests positive for COVID-19

Democratic Rep. Carbajal tests positive for COVID-19

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashRep. (D-Calif.) announced on Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the latest member of Congress to contract the virus.Carbajal said in a statement that he was tested for COVID-19 following exposure to someone with the virus.The statement did not identify the individual, but Carbajal's office that it was Sen. (R-Utah), who attended a recent White House event to formally announce 's Supreme Court nominee that has since been linked to multiple COVID-19 cases among members of the administration, GOP senators and other...

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Here's who could fill Kamala Harris's Senate seat if she becomes VP

Here's who could fill Kamala Harris's Senate seat if she becomes VP

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication A Biden-Harris victory in November would shake up California politics, starting with a race to fill a vacant Senate seat.Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee ’s selection of Sen. (D-Calif.) as his running mate on Tuesday means that a number of current and former members of California’s congressional delegation could be in line for promotions if Democrats win the White House.If Harris were elected vice president and left her Senate seat, California Gov. (D) would appoint a successor to serve the rest of the term, which lasts through...

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House in near-unanimous vote affirms peaceful transfer of power

House in near-unanimous vote affirms peaceful transfer of power

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The House adopted a resolution on Tuesday to affirm the chamber’s support for a peaceful transfer of power after last week declined to commit to it if he loses reelection.Lawmakers adopted the measure in a bipartisan 397-5 vote, with all of the votes in opposition coming from Republicans. Tuesday’s vote followed one last week on a virtually identical measure in the Senate, which lawmakers in that chamber .Passage of the resolution in the Democratic-led House also came less than an hour before Trump and Democratic nominee were set to face off in the...

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Ethics watchdog finds 'substantial' evidence of improper spending by Rep. Sanford Bishop

Ethics watchdog finds 'substantial' evidence of improper spending by Rep. Sanford Bishop

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashThe Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) concluded in a report made public Friday that there is "substantial" evidence that Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) improperly used campaign and taxpayer funds for his own personal use.Bishop acknowledged to the OCE that some of the spending it identified was improper, but also tried to offer explanations for why other spending that appeared to be for personal use should be considered as for political purposes.The OCE said it that Bishop's campaign committee likely spent tens of thousands of dollars on...

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House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The House voted Wednesday to approve legislation to remove statues in the Capitol of people who served the Confederacy or otherwise worked to defend slavery, a moment sparked by the demonstrations for racial justice across the country.The legislation was approved in a 305-113 vote. All of the "no" votes came from GOP lawmakers, while 72 Republicans voted to remove the statues.“Just imagine what it feels like as an African American to know that my ancestors built the Capitol, but yet there are monuments to the very people that enslaved my...

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Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis dies

Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis dies

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesRep. (D-Ga.), the renowned civil rights leader who served as a symbol of the movement throughout his more than three decades in Congress, died Friday at the age of 80.From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on “Bloody Sunday,” Lewis decisively carved a place for himself in the history books as a courageous young activist during the height of the civil rights movement. He was elected to Congress in 1986 and served 17 terms representing an Atlanta-area district....

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White House blocks CDC director from testifying before House panel on reopening schools

White House blocks CDC director from testifying before House panel on reopening schools

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The Trump administration is rebuffing House Democrats' effort to hear testimony from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director on safely reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic.House Education and Labor Committee Chairman (D-Va.) sent Redfield a letter last week asking him or a CDC designee to testify at a hearing on how K-12 public schools can reopen for in-person classroom instruction this fall. But on Friday, Scott said his panel had been informed that the Trump administration would not allow CDC testimony at the...

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House panel advances police reform bill

House panel advances police reform bill

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty ImagesDemocrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday advanced historic legislation to reform police practices in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died while in police custody last month.The partisan 24-14 vote after a marathon 11-hour markup sends the package to the full House for consideration next week — and will likely set up a clash with both the GOP-controlled Senate and White House over Congress's role in fighting racial injustice in law enforcement.While the two parties...

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Pelosi on calling Trump 'morbidly obese': 'I didn't know that he would be so sensitive'

Pelosi on calling Trump 'morbidly obese': 'I didn't know that he would be so sensitive'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Speaker (D-Calif.) on Tuesday defended her comment claiming that could be at greater risk of complications from taking an unproven coronavirus treatment because he is "morbidly obese," adding that she didn't anticipate he would be "so sensitive" about his appearance."I didn't know that he would be so sensitive. He's always talking about other people's ... weight, their pounds," Pelosi said during an interview Tuesday with MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace."I think he should recognize that his words weigh a ton. Instead of telling people to put Lysol into...

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Pelosi says 'morbidly obese' Trump taking hydroxychloroquine 'not a good idea'

Pelosi says 'morbidly obese' Trump taking hydroxychloroquine 'not a good idea'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Speaker (D-Calif.) said Monday that it's "not a good idea" for to be taking hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for coronavirus."I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group, morbidly obese, they say," Pelosi said during an appearance on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."  "So, I think that it's not a good idea," she said.Trump said earlier in the day that , which is used to treat malaria, for the past week and a half after one of his...

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House Democrats unveil proposed rule changes to allow remote voting

House Democrats unveil proposed rule changes to allow remote voting

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashHouse Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a measure that would allow for a form of remote voting and virtual committee work as a way to ensure that lawmakers can proceed with legislative business while away from the Capitol during the coronavirus pandemic.The House is expected to vote on the rules changes on Friday, alongside Democrats' $3 trillion coronavirus relief package.The would allow proxy voting, in which absent lawmakers could authorize colleagues physically present in the House chamber to cast floor votes on their behalf.It would...

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House Democrats unveil $3 trillion coronavirus relief package

House Democrats unveil $3 trillion coronavirus relief package

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication House Democrats unveiled an 1,815-page, $3 trillion coronavirus relief package on Tuesday that includes a grab bag of Democratic priorities and is intended to put pressure on Republicans to start negotiations on help for workers and local governments.Lawmakers are expected to vote on the bill on Friday, but it is dead on arrival in the GOP-controlled Senate and is not expected to get any Republican support in the House.That will put the onus on Speaker (D-Calif.) to stave off reservations from progressives who have called for more expansive...

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House Democrat calls for halt to lawmakers sleeping in their offices

House Democrat calls for halt to lawmakers sleeping in their offices

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Rep. (D-Calif.) is urging Capitol officials to review the safety of the long-running practice of lawmakers sleeping in their offices, arguing that it poses a public health risk during the coronavirus pandemic.In a letter made public on Monday, Speier wrote to Architect of the Capitol J. Brett Blanton and attending physician Brian Monahan that lawmakers sleeping in offices should be permanently banned.Speier pointed to reports that 17 construction workers in the Cannon House Office Building have tested positive for COVID-19 as evidence that...

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