Rosen defends qualifications at Senate Judiciary hearing
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for deputy attorney general defended his qualifications for the post at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, as lawmakers raised questions...
Trump: Congresswoman Omar’s apology for Israel remark ‘lame’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar's apology for suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so was "lame" and that she should resign.
In a pair of tweets over the weekend, the Minnesota Democrat, who is one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress, criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. "It's all about the Benjamins baby," she wrote, using slang for $100 bills.
Former Rep. Dingell, US’s longest-serving lawmaker, dies
DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a master of legislative deal-making who was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92.
Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 years before retiring in 2014, died Thursday at his home in Dearborn, said his wife, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.
Dignitaries praise former Congressman John Dingell
DETROIT (AP) — Reaction to the death of former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history, who died Thursday at age 92:
Viola Davis to star as Shirley Chisholm in Amazon project
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis is gearing up to play groundbreaking politician Shirley Chisholm in a film for Amazon Studios.
The company said Thursday that Davis has signed on to star in and produce the project about Chisholm, who was the first black woman ever elected to the United States Congress and the first woman to seek the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
Steve Stockman, former congressman, convicted of 23 felonies in charity scam
A former U.S. congressman was convicted on 23 felonies related to using charitable donations to pay for personal and campaign expenses, the Justice Department said.
Jim Jordan calls omnibus the ‘worst bill’ he’s seen since being elected to Congress
Rep. Jim Jordan said Thursday that the spending bill is "worst bill I have seen" since he was elected to Congress 10 years ago.
"The American people didn't elect Democrats to control the United States Congress. They elected Republicans," Mr. Jordan, Ohio Republican, said on Fox News.
The congressman said the bill does not uphold the promise Republicans made to the American people when they were elected, and it would be better to pass a short-term option.
Editor: The population of Pennsylvania in 2017 was estimated at 12.8 million. Fifty-one percent, or a majority, of this population is female. All total, there are 20 people representing the state of Pennsylvania in the United States Congress. Not one is a woman. As the saying goes “If you have no seat at the table, you are probably on the menu.” Rosalie Berezich TRUCKSVILLE
MICHIGAN CITY – United States Congressman Pete Visclosky was in Michigan City on Saturday evening, hosting a town forum in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall.
Visclosky represents Indiana's first congressional district.
During the forum, Visclosky addressed issues facing Hoosiers within the first district in Indiana, as well as issues facing the nation as a whole. Visclosky also opened the floor to questions from the audience gathered in Common Council Chambers.
Facing pressure, House OKs anti-harassment training
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressured to respond to burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations, the House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring annual anti-harassment training for lawmakers and aides after a debate that rang with lawmakers' own accounts of such episodes.
Ryan Says Sexual Harassment Won’t be Tolerated
Mike Pence’s brother launches run for Indiana US House seat
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence's older brothers, launched a campaign Wednesday for the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years.
A campaign announcement video touts Greg Pence as a Republican who believes in "fiscal responsibility, the sanctity of life" and "our Second Amendment rights."
Councilwoman pushes for immediate federal aid to Puerto Rico
Councilwoman Maria QuinonesSanchez (D-7) announced a resolution on Thursday before City Council urging President Donald Trump, the United States Congress and the House and Senate leadership to act immediately on federal relief efforts for Puerto Rico.
This resolution comes after a reported number of over 3.4 million United States citizens currently living in Puerto Rico became victims of Hurricane Maria on September 20.
Top Republican woman in US Congress draws Democratic rival
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The top woman in House Republican leadership has drawn a Democratic challenger.
Former Washington state Senate leader Lisa Brown said Thursday she will challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for the congressional seat in a district that includes Spokane, the state's second largest city, and a large rural area where logging and farming are the main economic sectors.
McMorris Rodgers is the fourth-ranking member in the House of Representatives.
U.S. House candidate Peters offers second opinion on health care
Dr. Chris Peters said at last count there are 17 health care professionals serving in the United States Congress.
Not only does Peters (R-Iowa) want to be No. 18 — he’s running for Rep. Dave Loebsack’s (D-Iowa) 2nd District seat in 2018 — but he thinks those in the medical community would know how best to handle the current national health care concerns.
NEEDLES — Needles City Council Member Tona Belt was able to meet with Paul Cook, California’s District 8 United States Congressman, during a personal visit to Washington, D.C., on June 29.
“I was only able to meet with him for about 15 minutes since he’s a busy person but those 15 minutes were very productive,” said Belt. “He wanted to know how Needles was and he said that he wanted to come to Needles around September.”
I am writing this to explain why your comments from several days ago were offensive to those of us who work in medicine and who care about the health of our patients. I am an emergency physician with 8 years of clinical experience and a master’s degree in public health, so I can speak with some authority on how health policy affects real world medicine.
Republicans leaders want to push their bill repealing and replacing much of the 2010 health care law through Congress by April. But the GOP must navigate a complicated path to get the proposal to President Donald Trump's desk.
Dalton student earns Congressional Award Gold Medal
Ethan Nelson, of Dalton, has recently achieved one goal that he worked for four years to achieve.
Nelson was named a recipient of a Congressional Award Gold Medal. This is the highest award for young people presented by the United States Congress.
Participants earn certificates and medals by setting and reaching goals in four program areas: volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration.
Filipino soldiers who fought under U.S. command during World War II will be recognized for serving the nation.
The Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act (S.1555) — sponsored by Sen. Mazie K. Hirono and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, which unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bill in July — will now head to the president's desk for final approval.
All-female, all-Democrat delegation in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will send four female Democrats to Washington next year, achieving another first in a state known for electing women.
Nation’s oldest park ranger receives Congressional award
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — The nation's oldest park ranger on Friday was awarded a Congressional Record statement at the museum and national historic park where she works.
KNTV reports (http://bit.ly/2d8xXMH) that Rep. Mark DeSaulnier presented 95-year-old Betty Reid Soskin with the statement at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park in Northern California.