Clyburn wants Democrats to pass voting rights, election reform bills in lame duck
Democratic Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina says the House should take up a voting rights bill and legislation reforming the Electoral Count Act before the new Congress is seated in January.news.yahoo.com
House Republican says Congress doesn’t need to pass ‘Democrat bills’ that help Ukraine
Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) on Sunday said Congress does not need to pass “Democrat bills” with big price tags to help Ukraine, saying the incoming Republican majority in the House will spend less money to fund Kyiv’s war against Russia. Turner told ABC’s “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz that he personally told Ukrainian President Volodymyr…news.yahoo.com
Don’t expect any major policy pushes in Michigan legislature’s upcoming lame duck
A change in party control in the legislature means Michigan lawmakers are more or less preparing for an uneventful lame duck season. The Republican party currently control the legislative agenda, but with Democrats taking over both the House and the Senate in the new year, combined with Governor Gretchen Whitmer returning for her second term, Republicans have little planned for the remainder of the year.mlive.com
DePerno eyes MIGOP control; Wentworth nixes 2022 election probe: Your guide to Michigan politics
Because even though you may have clocked out early this week – and who could blame you – political news sure didn’t. Both Soldano and DePerno cited a lack of support from the party as a motivation to run. RELATED: Michigan midterms almost official, as skeptical county canvassers certify electionHouse of Representative speaker Jason Wentworth during a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2020 in Lansing. That would make its remaining session days occur on Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and possibly Dec. 13. Michigan House speaker: GOP candidate campaigns, not Trump, to blame for poor midterm showingmlive.com
‘Our agenda advocates for all Michiganders’: Meet the leaders of the 102nd legislature
This incoming legislature will also have the largest showing of women and LGBTQ members in the House and Senate, though see fewer Black lawmakers in either chamber. “Going into the 102nd Legislature, it is vital we have a leadership team that reflects the diversity of our state and is led by public servants that voice the issues that matter most to the people of Michigan. ... Our agenda, one that advocates for all Michiganders, is in strong and passionate hands,” Pohutsky said in a statement. Rep. Ranjeev Puri, D-Canton, will also serve as majority whip for the chamber while Rep. Amos O’Neal, D-Saginaw, will serve House Democrats’ caucus chair. “Each member of this leadership team has a strong record and together they are champions for the people of Michigan.mlive.com
Republican Kiley captures California US House seat
Republican Kevin Kiley, a state legislator who became a conservative favorite for his pointed and relentless criticism of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, captured a U.S. House seat Tuesday in northeastern California. With 83% of ballots counted, Kiley received nearly 53% of the votes to defeat Democrat Kermit Jones, a doctor and Navy veteran. The win will pad the margin of Republican control in the House.news.yahoo.com
Copy of Hunter Biden laptop data appears genuine, independent experts find
House Republicans say one of their top investigative priorities is the Biden family businesses, and Hunter Biden's purported laptop could be crucial to those investigations. CBS News commissioned an independent forensic review of what is believed to be Hunter Biden's laptop data. Catherine Herridge reports.news.yahoo.com
Trump candidates for Michigan Legislature go 6-0. But they were never likely to lose.
Carra, however, was the only one to earn the endorsement while attempting to primary outgoing-U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph. Carra, at the time, was not living in Upton’s district though Huizenga was, setting up a natural contest between the two congressional Republicans. Another candidate – Jon Rocha, who ran in Michigan’s 87th House district – was disqualified from the ballot prior to the primary. He added that Trump also has a history of backing candidates only after they appear to be on the winning side of their contests, and that these state House and Senate candidates are no exception. It’s how do you put together enough of a coalition that you get more than 50% of the vote?mlive.com
Jeffries makes historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi
A day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would step aside, congressman Hakeem Jeffries of New York has announced his history-making bid to become the first Black person to helm a major political party in Congress as leader of the House Democrats.
Michigan House speaker: GOP candidate campaigns, not Trump, to blame for poor midterm showing
LANSING, MI — House Speaker Jason Wentworth said it was not the fault of former President Donald Trump that Republicans underperformed in Michigan but the campaigns that candidates ran during the 2022 midterm cycle. I think the House Democrats should thank Gov. Whitmer for their majority, because I don’t believe House Democrats earned that majority; I think Gov. Whitmer delivered that majority to House Democrats.”RELATED: House GOP tried to initiate third-party investigation into Lee Chatfield. “I’m going to work hard to make sure to get it back next time.mlive.com
House GOP tried to initiate third-party investigation into Lee Chatfield. The AG told them to stand down.
LANSING, MI — House Speaker Jason Wentworth said House Republicans “did go down the path of hiring a third-party” to investigate allegations against his predecessor, Lee Chatfield, but was dissuaded by the Department of Attorney General from doing such. “And when we did that, we notified the attorney general, and the attorney general’s office requested that we not investigate. Chatfield, former speaker of the Michigan House and legislator from 2015 through 2020, stands accused of being engaged in a “criminal enterprise” as part of court documents mistakenly made public in October. His conduct is currently being investigated by the Department of Attorney General in conjunction with the Michigan State Police. In late October, Lasinski herself said that should Democrats win the House, an investigation into the ex-Speaker would be swift and inevitable.mlive.com
Pelosi says she 'enjoyed working with 3 presidents'; doesn't mention Trump
During her speech on the House floor Thursday in which she declared she would not seek to be Democratic leader in the next Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she enjoyed working with three presidents and touted achievements with George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. She did not mention Donald Trump, during whose term she was House minority leader and speaker and led two impeachment proceedings against him.news.yahoo.com
Nancy Pelosi won’t seek leadership role, plans to stay in Congress
Pelosi noted in a statement after The Associated Press called control of the chamber that, in the next Congress, House Democrats will have “strong leverage over a scant Republican majority.”Democrats cheered Pelosi as she arrived in the chamber at noon. By announcing her decision, Pelosi could launch a domino effect in House Democratic leadership ahead of internal party elections next month as Democrats reorganize as the minority party for the new Congress. All now in their 80s, the three House Democratic leaders have faced restless colleagues eager for them to step aside and allow a new generation to take charge. Paul Pelosi suffered a fractured skull after an intruder broke into their home in the middle the night seeking the Democratic leader. At the time, Speaker Pelosi would not discuss her political plans but would only disclose that the attack on her husband would impact her decision.mlive.com
Nancy Pelosi's love for the Capitol began at just 6 years old: "The most beautiful building in the world"
Nancy Pelosi was in the car with her brothers when they kept trying to show her the Capitol building for the first time: "And finally, I saw it – a stunning white building with a magnificent dome."cbsnews.com
New York emerges as exception to strong election for Dems
While Democrats were celebrating a stronger-than-expected midterm performance across much of the U.S. this week, New York was emerging as a notable exception where losses and lackluster results prompted a round of soul-searching and finger-pointing inside the party.
New Jan. 6 footage shows Pelosi, leaders as crisis unfolded
Never-before-seen video footage played Thursday by the House Jan. 6 committee shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders, including Republican allies of Donald Trump, responding anxiously — and angrily — to the insurrection at the Capitol.
Hurricane hit areas led US with missing 2020 census data
Two Louisiana parishes devastated by two hurricanes and two rural Nebraska counties had among the highest rates of households with missing information about themselves during the 2020 census that required the U.S. Census Bureau to use a statistical technique to fill in gaps.
Ian is long gone but water keeps rising in central Florida
Residents living in parts of central Florida donned fishing waders, boots and bug spray and canoed or kayaked their way to their homes on streets where floodwaters continued rising Sunday despite it being four days since Hurricane Ian tore through the state.