In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they’ll back new leadership
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen Democrats who've opposed Nancy Pelosi's quest to become speaker released a letter Monday saying they will vote for "new leadership" when the House picks its leaders in January, underscoring a significant threat to her effort to lead her party's House majority in the next Congress.
Husband of congresswoman indicted on theft charges
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A California congresswoman whose husband was indicted on theft and conspiracy charges in Connecticut cited an "unexpected family matter" Thursday in withdrawing as a candidate for chair of the House Democratic Caucus.
Dems Talk Tax Bill, Dream Act and Sexual Assault
The Latest: Panel blocks bigger benefits for raising kids
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local):
The House Ways and Means Committee has blocked Democratic efforts to provide bigger tax benefits for parents' costs of raising children and adopting kids.
Pelosi says she must remain as leader so a woman is at table
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday she must retain her leadership position in Congress so there is a woman at the table when key decisions are made.
Senior House Dem: Time for ‘a new generation of leaders’
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Democrat said Thursday it's time for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other veteran leaders step aside and make way for a new generation of party leaders.
Eight-term Rep. Linda Sanchez of California said she thinks it's "time to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders, and I want to be a part of that transition. I want to see that happen."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several California Democrats were practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game when they learned that a gunman opened fire at the Republican team's separate practice in Alexandria, Virginia, wounding high-ranking Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several other people.
The Democrats expressed horror and solidarity with GOP colleagues in social media postings after the Wednesday morning attack.