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Congresswoman Will Retire After Diagnosis Worsens

Democrat Jennifer Wexton of Virginia has 'Parkinson's on steroids'

(Newser) - When congresswoman Jennifer Wexton of Virginia revealed that she had Parkinson's earlier this year, the 55-year-old said she planned to continue serving in Congress for years to come. On Monday, however, the Democrat announced that while she'll serve out her current term, she won't seek reelection because...

Nancy Pelosi: I'm Running Again for My House Seat

It's a yes for 2024 for the 83-year-old Democratic congresswoman from California

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi may be well above the median age (58) for members of the House of Representatives, but the 83-year-old Democratic congresswoman has no intentions of leaving anytime soon. Although the former speaker stepped away from any possible leadership post in Congress last fall, Pelosi announced Friday that she plans...

She Could Be US' First Trans Congresswoman

Sarah McBride, a Delaware state senator, is launching campaign for seat as a US rep

(Newser) - Sarah McBride won her race for Delaware state senator in 2020 with 70% of the vote, becoming the nation's first transgender state senator. In her reelection race, no one bothered to oppose her. The 32-year-old is hoping to translate that popularity into yet another first for a trans lawmaker:...

Boebert Surprise Comes With 'Heavy Weight on My Heart'

GOP congresswoman from Colorado splits from husband Jayson after nearly 2 decades of marriage

(Newser) - It's over for Lauren and Jayson Boebert. The 36-year-old congresswoman from Colorado is splitting from her spouse of nearly two decades. "It is with a heavy weight on my heart that I have filed for divorce from my husband," she said in a written statement, per the...

Congresswoman Fought Off Attacker With Hot Coffee

Angie Craig was quickly back to work after the incident

(Newser) - A few more details have emerged about the assault on congresswoman Angie Craig from Minnesota on Thursday morning. The most interesting: The 50-year-old told police she managed to fend off her attacker with hot coffee, reports the BBC . The incident took place a little after 7am in Craig's apartment...

Suspect Arrested in Elevator Attack on Congresswoman

Minnesota Democrat Angie Craig is bruised but OK after incident in apartment building

(Newser) - A suspect has been arrested in the assault on Minnesota congresswoman Angie Craig. The Democratic representative was assaulted in an elevator at her Washington apartment building Thursday morning, and now Kendrick Hamlin, 26, has been charged with simple assault. Hamlin has no fixed address, the AP reports, and Craig's...

She's Set to Be Longest-Serving Woman in Congress

Ohio Democrat Marcy Kaptur was first elected in 1982

(Newser) - When the new Congress convenes on Tuesday, Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur will become the longest-serving woman in its history. Yet after 40 years, she sometimes feels like an outsider, reports the AP . Not because she's a woman or now in the minority party in the House. It's...

Nephew Slams GOP Lawmaker's Tearful Plea Against Gay Marriage

Andrew Hartzler's video goes viral for calling out 'Aunt Vicky' over Respect for Marriage Act vote

(Newser) - A GOP congresswoman made a tearful plea this week to fellow House members to vote against the Respect for Marriage Act , which offers federal protections for same-sex and interracial marriages, and a response from a member of her own family has now gone viral. On Thursday, Rep. Vicky Hartzler of...

Boebert Declares Victory Ahead of Recount
Boebert's Rival Concedes
in Tight Colorado Race

Boebert's Rival Concedes in Tight Colorado Race

It still appears headed to automatic recount, but both he and the congresswoman say it's over

(Newser) - The Democratic challenger who ended up in a surprisingly tight race with Rep. Lauren Boebert in Colorado has conceded, reports the Hill . Adam Frisch said Friday that while the race appears headed for an automatic recount, "the likelihood of this recount changing more than a handful of votes is...

Marjorie Taylor Greene's 27-Year Marriage Is Ending

Husband Perry Greene files for divorce from Georgia congresswoman

(Newser) - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene 's marriage of 27 years is coming to an end, reports the Daily Beast . Husband Perry Greene filed for divorce Wednesday in Fulton County Superior Court, calling their marriage "irretrievably broken," per the Hill . He also said the couple, who wed in college,...

Lawmaker Makes Gaffe Praising Abortion Decision

Rep. Mary Miller calls it a 'victory for white life'

(Newser) - Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois, speaking at a rally Saturday night with former President Trump, called the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade a “victory for white life.” Miller's spokesman said the Illinois Republican had intended to say the decision was a victory for a...

Congresswoman Carjacked in Philadelphia
5 Arrests Made
in Carjacking of
House Democrat

5 Arrests Made in Carjacking of House Democrat

Police says suspects were found in Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon's stolen vehicle

(Newser) - Update: Police say five arrests have been made in connection with the carjacking of a House Democrat in Philadelphia Wednesday. Delaware State Police said in a statement that the suspects were taken into custody around 9pm after they were found in Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon's stolen 2017 Acura MDX...

Marjorie Taylor Greene Has a New Controversy

Rep's newest Nazi-themed comment: She doesn't want 'medical brown shirts' pushing vaccines

(Newser) - It looks like Marjorie Taylor Greene isn't done comparing public health initiatives on COVID to Nazi-era Germany. Just last month, the Republican congresswoman from Georgia said she was "truly sorry" after posting tweets comparing mask and vaccine mandates to the Holocaust, even making a much-publicized visit to the...

Marjorie Taylor Greene Confronts AOC
Marjorie Taylor Greene
Confronts AOC
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Marjorie Taylor Greene Confronts AOC

Ocasio-Cortez later asks congressional leaders to make sure Congress remains safe

(Newser) - Two of the most high-profile members of the House—one on the left, the other on the right—are the focus of a flurry of news coverage on Thursday. The headlines came after GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia confronted New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the latter...

Greene's Hit at Maxine Waters: 'Incitement of Violence'

GOP congresswoman says she'll try to get Dem colleague expelled

(Newser) - If anyone knows what it feels like to have colleagues try to remove you from your job, it's Marjorie Taylor Greene, the GOP congresswoman from Georgia who's had her committee roles stripped away and even had a resolution filed against her to expel her from the House. That...

Katie Hill Loses Legal Fight Over Nude Images

Judge tosses ex-congresswoman's suit against the 'Daily Mail,' but she vows to fight on

(Newser) - Former Congresswoman Katie Hill has lost a legal battle with the Daily Mail over the publication of nude photos that derailed her political career . A judge in Los Angeles dismissed Hill's suit against the British tabloid, ruling that the publication was within its rights to print the images, reports...

Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Exacting Her Revenge
Marjorie Taylor Greene
Is Exacting Her Revenge
the rundown

Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Exacting Her Revenge

Congresswoman is using a procedural trick to gum up Democrats' work in the House

(Newser) - When Democrats took the rare step of stripping Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments last month, she responded with a defiant tweet . "I woke up early this morning literally laughing thinking about what a bunch of morons the Democrats ... are for giving some one like me free...

Greene Mocks Colleague's Trans Flag With 'Gender' Sign

Congresswoman goes after House neighbor Marie Newman, whose daughter is transgender

(Newser) - Rep. Marie Newman, a freshman Democratic congresswoman from Illinois, has been going to bat to get an LGBTQ rights bill known as the Equality Act passed. Newman has shared that her daughter, "the strongest, bravest person I know," identifies as transgender. So Newman wasn't pleased when Georgia...

Tiff Between 2 Congresswomen Reaches Boiling Point

Dem Cori Bush has her office moved away from GOP's Marjorie Taylor Greene 'for my team's safety'

(Newser) - The backlash against new GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene continues, with a Democratic colleague now ditching her office near Greene's. "A maskless Marjorie Taylor Greene & her staff berated me in a hallway," Rep. Cori Bush, also a freshman congresswoman, posted Friday on Twitter . "She targeted...

After Scandal, Katie Hill Is Taking Back Her Story
Photo Scandal Was Only
Part of Katie Hill's Awful Year
in case you missed it

Photo Scandal Was Only Part of Katie Hill's Awful Year

A few months after resigning from Congress, she found her brother dead of an overdose

(Newser) - If the name Katie Hill rings a bell, it's probably not for a reason she's happy about. She made headlines in 2018 as an openly bisexual woman who won a seat in Congress at age 31. But she made bigger headlines by resigning that seat in October after...

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