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Progressive House Democrats Warn Colleagues Not To Stand In The Way Of A ‘Green New Deal’

The progressive bloc of House Democrats supporting a “Green New Deal” have a warning for their more moderate colleagues: don’t get in the way of creating a “strong” climate committee. “I think it’s in the political self-interest of people like Frank Pallone to be supporting a strong select committee,” said Democratic California Rep. Ro Khanna, Politico reported Thursday. “If I ...

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House GOP Considering $5 Billion Bill For Border Wall To Defend Trump

Republicans in the House of Representatives are considering a $5 billion dollar bill which would fund the border wall President Donald Trump has promised. The legislation comes as Trump met with House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday morning to discuss the possibility of a government shutdown and to see if they could work on ...

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Incoming House Democrats Will Shutdown Comey Investigation, Says Washington Examiner’s Hugo Gurdon

Editorial director for The Washington Examiner, Hugo Gurdon, said incoming House Democrats will immediately shut down any investigation into former FBI director James Comey once they assume power. Comey was subpoenaed back in November to testify about his handling of the Clinton email and Trump-Russia collusion investigations, during a closed-door session led by House Republicans. “It’s [the Republicans’] last shot and the Democrats ...

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Comey Strikes Deal Regarding Congressional Testimony

James Comey testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee 05-03-17

Former FBI Director James Comey ended a legal battle with House Republicans on Sunday, announcing that he will testify behind closed doors on Capitol Hill this week after receiving assurances that a transcript of his interview will be released to the public. Comey’s announcement brings to an end a short-lived standoff over the former FBI chief’s congressional testimony. Republicans on the ...

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Nancy Pelosi Wins Speaker Of The House Nomination

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was nominated for speaker of the House on Wednesday in a closed-door meeting with the caucus. The nomination is the first of two steps needed for her to reclaim the leadership position when Democrats take back control of the House in January 2019 and was a critical test of her leadership as she faced calls from a small, ...

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Newly Empowered Democrats Already Feeling Their Oats; Threatening Dire Acts When They Rule The House

California Democrat, Eric Swalwell, is already beginning to exercise the powers Democrats will have when they take control of the House of Representatives in January, 2019. He recently stated that, under Democrat control, the government would begin taking guns from Americans, and that the full force of the American government would be employed in this effort. He further stated that ...

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House Dems To Investigate Ivanka Trump’s Personal Email Use

Ivanka Trump

House Democrats are calling for an investigation into Ivanka Trump’s use of her personal email after a report broke Monday night that she used it hundreds of times to conduct government business and schedule meetings in the beginning months of the administration.

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More Than 100 Conservatives Call For Jordan To Run For Speaker

Jim JOrdan

  by Robert Donachie A coalition of more than 100 conservatives sent a letter to House Freedom Caucus (HFC) co-founder Jim Jordan Monday urging him to throw his name in to replace outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. “There must be a real race for Speaker of the House. Now. No backroom deals. A real race, starting this spring, ...

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House Republicans Get HUGE Cash Infusion Ahead Of Midterms

  by Robert Donachie A big-time Republican donor is giving the party new lifeblood heading into the November midterm elections, cutting a $30 million check to the  Congressional Leadership Fund. Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson made the donation earlier in May when Speaker of the House Paul Ryan hopped on a plan to meet with him in Las Vegas, Politico reports. Ryan ...

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Chris Christie: ‘If you’re a betting person, you’re betting on the Democrats for the House in the fall’

Many in the political sphere see Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) retirement from Congress as a sign that Republicans will lose control of the House of Representatives after the 2018 midterm election. “It is a big indicator that the speaker doesn’t think he’d be speaker anymore,” former Gov. Chris Christie, (R-NJ)., said on ABC’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast Wednesday. “If you’re a betting ...

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House Passes measure to avoid government shutdown 230-197

House of Representatives vote on American Health Care Act 3-24-17

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure Thursday evening to fund the government and avoid a shutdown with a handful of Republicans voting against the bill and five Democrats voting in favor. “Once again, a Continuing Resolution (CR) is needed to provide government funding and avoid a shutdown,” House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen said in a statement. “My hope ...

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