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House Hearing Descends Into Verbal Brawl Between AOC, MTG
House Hearing
Descends Into
Verbal Brawl

House Hearing Descends Into Verbal Brawl Between AOC, MTG

GOP Chair James Comer struggled to maintain order during meeting meant to be about Merrick Garland

(Newser) - A House Oversight Committee hearing held Thursday was meant to concentrate on a resolution over Attorney General Merrick Garland. Instead, it disintegrated into a display of contempt for each other, "[prompting] nearly an hour of disorder in the committee, with lawmakers screaming over one another and hurling insults left...

AOC Slams Fetterman: 'I Stand Up to Bullies'

Congresswoman slams fellow Dem over his remarks on the previous day's fracas in the House

(Newser) - On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found herself in a verbal battle with colleague Marjorie Taylor Greene during a House Oversight Committee hearing, after MTG poked fun of Democratic Rep. Jasmine Crockett's "fake eyelashes" and suggested AOC lacked intelligence. On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez became mired in a new fight: this...

Marjorie Taylor Greene: I'll Force Johnson Vote Next Week

'I can't wait to see Democrats go out and support a Republican speaker,' she quipped

(Newser) - GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Wednesday indicated she absolutely plans to follow through on her threat to try to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson. In a press conference outside the Capitol, Greene put it plainly: "Next week, I am going to be calling this motion to vacate, absolutely...

Mike Johnson Is Now Safe From Greene's Threat
We'll Save
From MTG

Democrats: We'll Save Johnson From MTG

But Greene plans to move forward anyway

(Newser) - It looks like Mike Johnson will be able to keep his gavel at least through the end of the current House term. Democratic leaders on Tuesday promised to come to his rescue should GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene follow through on her threat to try to oust the House speaker,...

Ilhan Omar May Face Censure Over Israel Comment

Congresswoman suggested some Jewish students are 'pro-genocide'

(Newser) - Ilhan Omar—one of the few Muslims in Congress—may face censure over comments she made in regard to the Israel-Hamas war, reports Axios . GOP Rep. Don Bacon tells the outlet he's working on a censure measure after the Democratic Omar suggested some Jewish students in the US were...

Gaetz Says His Primary Challenger Is a 'DEI Instructor'

Florida congressman claims Kevin McCarthy recruited his challenger to run

(Newser) - Friday was Florida's qualifying deadline for federal candidates, and a primary challenger filed to run against Matt Gaetz just in the nick of time. Aaron Dimmock, a retired naval officer and aviator, is running as a Republican in the state's 1st Congressional District, which Gaetz currently represents in...

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. Dies
Rep. Donald Payne Jr. Dies

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. Dies

65-year-old NJ Democrat had a heart attack earlier this month

(Newser) - Democratic Rep. Donald Payne Jr. has become the first House member to die in office during the 118th Congress. The 65-year-old, who had represented New Jersey's 10th District since 2012, had been hospitalized since early this month after what his office said was a "cardiac episode based on...

Greene to Johnson: Resign or Be Ousted

But Democrats and some fellow Republicans are coming to his defense

(Newser) - Democrats joined Republicans on Sunday in defending House Speaker Mike Johnson in the face of a threat to remove him from his post, the day after he won approval of foreign aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan. The effort is led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who told Fox News...

House Ends Stalemate, Backs Aid to Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan

Biden and Zelensky thank lawmakers who voted for Johnson's plan

(Newser) - The House on Saturday ended its monthslong standoff over foreign aid, approving a $95 billion package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. The legislation put together by Speaker Mike Johnson—whose job has been threatened by members of his caucus over the issue—received help from Democrats, who broke out in...

House Vote Sends TikTok Ban to Senate
House Moves Against TikTok

House Moves Against TikTok

A previous version of a potential ban stalled, but measure is picking up support among senators

(Newser) - The House passed legislation Saturday that would ban TikTok in the US if the popular social media platform's China-based owner doesn't sell its stake within a year. That doesn't mean the app will go away anytime soon, the AP reports. The decision by House Republicans to include...

Johnson's $95B Foreign Aid Bill Gets Boost From Dems

In 'rare bipartisan' moment, House votes 316-94 to advance aid packages for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan

(Newser) - With rare bipartisan momentum, the House pushed ahead Friday on a foreign aid package of $95 billion for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, including for humanitarian support, as a coalition of lawmakers helped it clear a procedural hurdle to reach final votes this weekend. Friday's vote produced a seldom-seen outcome...

Johnson's 'Gigantic Gamble': 4 Different Votes This Week

Speaker plans separate bills on Ukraine and Israel, all while trying to keep his job

(Newser) - It's a sign of how complicated the politics of Congress are at the moment: House Speaker Mike Johnson will try to pass four different bills this week designed to send billions in aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan—all while trying to keep his job as speaker.
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Ukraine Aid Could Lead to a Reckoning for Mike Johnson

House speaker faces flak from hard-right members of his own party, who may try to oust him

(Newser) - The House of Representatives is set to convene on Monday after a two-week recess, and Speaker Mike Johnson has indicated a top priority is to "take the necessary steps" on funding for Ukraine in its two-year-plus war with Russia, reports the Guardian . He faces opposition from the hard-right faction...

Mike Johnson Hoped for an 'End of the Exits.' Now, Another

Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin to resign April 19, leaving House GOP down to a one-vote margin

(Newser) - Earlier this month, when Colorado GOP Rep. Ken Buck announced he was stepping down early from his seat in the US House of Representatives, Speaker Mike Johnson insisted there were no further resignations planned. "I think, I hope and believe that that's the end of the exits for...

House Passes Potential TikTok Ban: 3 Key Quotes

ByteDance would need to divest from the app or see it banned in the US

(Newser) - A bill that could see TikTok banned in the US if its Chinese owner doesn't sell the app passed the House as expected on Wednesday, with a vote of 352-65. It now goes to the Senate, where its fate is less certain; Majority Leader Chuck Schumer hasn't yet...

It's an Uphill Battle for Boebert: 'She's Not One of Us'

Voters in her new 4th District paint Colorado Republican as outsider

(Newser) - You'd think Lauren Boebert's "almost-universal name recognition" would give her a boost in an 11-candidate GOP primary race for Colorado's 4th District, a Republican stronghold. But Boebert's fame "has become as much of a curse as a blessing as she deals with fallout from...

SCOTUS Rejects Appeal Over House Mask Fines

3 Republicans challenged fines for not wearing masks on House floor in 2021

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected appeals from three House Republicans who challenged fines for not wearing face coverings on the House floor in 2021. The justices did not comment on leaving in place $500 fines issued in May 2021 to Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Thomas Massie of...

After City Falls, Biden Criticizes Congress to Zelensky

Troops defending Avdiivka had to ration ammunition, White House says

(Newser) - Hours after the loss of an eastern Ukrainian city, President Biden told the nation's leader that Congress' failure to approve military aid is to blame. "Ukraine's military was forced to withdraw from Avdiivka after Ukrainian soldiers had to ration ammunition due to dwindling supplies as a result...

5 Takeaways (Including Trump's) on Suozzi's Win in NY
5 Takeaways
(Including Trump's)
on Suozzi's
Win in NY

5 Takeaways (Including Trump's) on Suozzi's Win in NY

Ex-president insists Dem congressman-elect 'can be easily beaten' in November, plus other perspectives

(Newser) - A Democrat has taken back disgraced former Congressman George Santos ' Long Island seat—and among those weighing in on Tom Suozzi's win Tuesday was former (and possibly future) President Trump. "Just watched this very foolish woman, Mazi Melesa Pilip, running in a race where she didn't...

Democrat Wins Race to Replace George Santos

Tom Suozzi's win in NY's 3rd district shrinks GOP's House majority

(Newser) - While it's too late to prevent the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the already tiny Republican majority in the House has shrunk. Democratic candidate Tom Suozzi, who represented New York's 3rd congressional district for three terms before former Rep. George Santos was elected in 2022, won...

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