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GOP Rep. Tom Reed accused of sexual misconduct

GOP Rep. Tom Reed accused of sexual misconduct

by - 03/19/21 2:34 PM ET✕A former lobbyist has accused Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) of sexually harassing her in 2017, The Washington Post reported Friday.Nicolette Davis, now an Army second lieutenant, that Reed drunkenly rubbed her back and thigh and unhooked her bra at an Irish pub in Minnesota after a day of ice fishing while she was working as a junior insurance company lobbyist. The allegations come as Reed, a co-chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, is considering a run against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who is facing calls to resign from both parties after multiple...

March 19, 2021
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House Democrats pass sweeping $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike

House Democrats pass sweeping $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication House Democrats passed their sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package in a party-line vote early Saturday morning, advancing ’s top legislative priority.Lawmakers passed the bill 219-212, with two Democrats — Reps. Jared Golden (Maine) and (Ore.) — joining all Republicans in voting against it. Democrats could only afford up to four defections with their narrow House majority.The bill's passage comes days after the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. while more contagious virus variants remain a threat to...

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February 27, 2021
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GOP lawmakers fined $5,000 for bypassing House security screenings

GOP lawmakers fined $5,000 for bypassing House security screenings

by - 02/05/21 5:52 PM ET✕Two GOP lawmakers are now facing $5,000 fines for bypassing metal detectors while entering the House chamber after Democrats voted this week to impose the punitive measure to enforce compliance.Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert (Texas) and Andrew Clyde (Ga.) were issued fines by the sergeant-at-arms over incidents that occurred Thursday, according to a senior Democratic aide.The fines are being issued after House Democrats , which are $5,000 for the first offense and $10,000 for the second.Lawmakers can appeal the fines to the House Ethics Committee. But if...

February 5, 2021
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House votes to kick Greene off committees over embrace of conspiracy theories

House votes to kick Greene off committees over embrace of conspiracy theories

by Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis - 02/04/21 6:51 PM ET✕House Democrats on Thursday took the extraordinary step of voting to strip committee assignments from a member of the opposite party, saying Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) had forfeited her right to those seats by endorsing conspiracy theories, racist dogma and violence against Democratic politicians. Lawmakers passed the resolution largely along party lines — 230-199 — to remove Greene from the House Education and Budget committees after Republicans declined to take action against her themselves. Eleven...

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February 4, 2021
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Top House Republican suggests Ethics panel should review Greene committee assignments

Top House Republican suggests Ethics panel should review Greene committee assignments

by - 02/03/21 4:32 PM ET✕Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) suggested Wednesday that the House Ethics Committee should consider whether Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) should lose her committee assignments rather than the full House.Cole, who has served in the House for nearly two decades and is the top Republican on the Rules Committee, argued during a hearing on a resolution to remove Greene from the Education and Labor and Budget committees that it’s a slippery slope if the majority party moves unilaterally to remove a member of the minority party from committees.“The Ethics Committee should...

February 3, 2021
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House adopts fines for lawmakers who don’t comply with metal detectors

House adopts fines for lawmakers who don’t comply with metal detectors

by - 02/02/21 8:20 PM ET✕The House on Tuesday adopted new rules that will enact hefty fines against lawmakers who refuse to comply with the security screenings now required for entry into the chamber in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection.Fines of $5,000 for the first offense and $10,000 for the second are now in effect.The metal detectors outside the House chamber were installed days after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a violent mob of former President Trump’s supporters who attempted to stop Congress from certifying President Biden’s election victory.But several House Republicans...

February 3, 2021
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Proposal for permanent Capitol fencing sparks bipartisan pushback

Proposal for permanent Capitol fencing sparks bipartisan pushback

by - 01/30/21 12:16 PM ET✕The tall, imposing fencing around the Capitol has come to epitomize the debate over security concerns following the Jan. 6 riot versus ensuring that citizens aren’t walled off from their government, and a Capitol Police proposal this week to make it permanent is sparking bipartisan backlash.Both local leaders and members of Congress are objecting. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said the city government “would not accept” permanent fencing around the Capitol, vowing it would come down “when the time is right.” Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.)...

January 30, 2021
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Rep. Marjorie Greene files articles of impeachment against Biden

Rep. Marjorie Greene files articles of impeachment against Biden

by - 01/21/21 4:57 PM ET✕Rep. Marjorie Greene (R-Ga.) said Thursday that she has filed articles of impeachment against President Biden, only a day after he was sworn into office.The text of Greene’s articles of impeachment specifying any impeachable offenses committed by Biden was not immediately available. But Greene indicated that the articles accuse Biden of abusing his power while serving as vice president by allowing his son, Hunter, to serve on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.“President Joe Biden is unfit to hold the office of the presidency. His pattern of abuse of power as...

January 21, 2021
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Lawmakers briefed on ‘horrifying,’ ‘chilling’ security threats ahead of inauguration

Lawmakers briefed on ‘horrifying,’ ‘chilling’ security threats ahead of inauguration

by Cristina Marcos,Scott Wong,Juliegrace Brufke and Mike Lillis - 01/12/21 11:21 AM ET✕Capitol security officials are warning lawmakers that thousands of extremist supporters of President Trump are planning to try to storm the Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’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...

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January 12, 2021
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Biden to address Congress on April 28

Biden to address Congress on April 28

by Brett Samuels and Cristina Marcos - 04/13/21 8:06 PM ET✕President Biden on Tuesday is slated to address a joint session of Congress on April 28, roughly 100 days after he took office.Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) invited Biden to make the address in a letter released publicly earlier that day. The president has accepted the invitation, a White House official confirmed late Tuesday night.“Nearly 100 days ago, when you took the oath of office, you pledged in a spirit of great hope that ‘Help Is On The Way.’ Now, because of your historic and transformative leadership, Help...

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April 14, 2021
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