US House passes police reform bill named for George Floyd
It’s coming in the form of a bill that was just passed by the U.S. House -- and it’s named after George Floyd. After months of protests over the last summer, Americans across the country said that the killing of George Floyd -- a Black Minnesota man -- was a wake up call for the nation. Lawrence says that members of Congress couldn’t ignore what happened to George Floyd and the cultural aftermath. “The George Floyd (Justice in Policing Act) is not a ‘Black bill,’ it’s not just for African Americans,” Lawrence said. We wanted body worn cameras,” Craig said.
Impeachment managers use Trump’s false claims about Michigan’s election to make their case
DETROIT – As U.S. House impeachment managers laid out their case during the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, they used Trump’s false statement about the election as evidence, including conspiracies made in Michigan. House impeachment managers are expected to continue building their case Thursday, while Trump’s legal team is expected to present their defense on Friday. AdThe response under fire of Eugene Goodman and other officers during the Jan. 6 attack was central to the arguments made by impeachment managers seeking a conviction against the former president. In the footage, Romney is seen walking toward the rioters until an officer turns him around and he runs in the other direction. “I was very fortunate indeed that Officer Goodman was there to get me in the right direction,” Romney told reporters later.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib recounts past death threats in tearful Capitol riot speech on House Floor
The hearing, which detailed the most violent domestic attack on Congress in U.S. history, was emotional for some -- particularly for Rep. Rashida Tlaib from Michigan. Late Thursday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., led colleagues in an hourlong session in which Congress members shared their stories from that distressing day. “And I feel bad for Alexandria (Ocasio-Cortez) and so many of my colleagues that were here,” Tlaib said on the House Floor. During her Thursday speech, Tlaib called on members of Congress to rebuke hate speech and urged them do stop downplaying the insurrection. Tlaib isn’t the only member of Congress -- and not even the only one from Michigan -- to receive death threats.
House urges Pence to help oust Trump; impeachment next
The House is trying to push the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly to remove President Donald Trump from office. Democrats are set to pass a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment to oust Trump. Trump, meanwhile, warned the lawmakers off impeachment and suggested it was the drive to oust him that was dividing the country. Trump faces a single charge — “incitement of insurrection” — in the impeachment resolution after the most serious and deadly domestic incursion at the Capitol in the nation’s history. Trump was impeached by the House in 2019 over dealings with Ukraine and acquitted in 2020 by the Senate.
LIVE STREAM: House meets as Democrats consider Trump impeachment
'We must take action,' Pelosi says about plans to impeach TrumpWASHINGTON – Watch live coverage as the House of Representatives meets for a pro forma session as Democrats consider bringing articles of impeachment against President Trump. The House action could start as soon as Monday as pressure increases on Trump to step aside. After that, Pence and the Cabinet would have 24 hours to act before the House would move toward impeachment. House Democrats were expected to introduce articles of impeachment on Monday. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I, a leader of the House effort to draft impeachment articles accusing Trump of inciting insurrection, said Sunday that his group had 200-plus co-sponsors.
Michigan Republicans join last-ditch effort to overturn 2020 election results
The group says that if the 10-day audit isn’t granted, they will object to the Electoral College votes that have declared Biden the president-elect. Michigan Republicans are joining the last-ditch effort to overturn the election results. More than 100 Republican House members from the so-called Kraken Caucus are also expected to object to the presidential election results next week. This week, Democratic Senator Gary Peters called objections to the election results deliberate attempts to undermine trust in American elections. Trump and his allies have filed roughly 50 lawsuits challenging election results, and nearly all have been dismissed or dropped.
Debbie Dingell wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Michigan’s 12th congressional district
Debbie Dingell has won the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Michigan’s 12th congressional district. Dingell, the incumbent, defeated Solomon Rajput by a vast margin in Tuesday’s election. It was previously held by her late husband, John Dingell. Republican Jeff Jones ran unopposed in the primary. Related: Latest Election newsMore: Election resultsMichigan Primary Election Results 2020Primary Election Results by county:
Michigan Gov. Whitmer testifies before US House subcommittee about COVID-19 response
LANSING, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer testified in front of a U.S. House subcommittee Tuesday about her response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During the hearing Whitmer requested support from the federal government to help the state ensure and promote widespread COVID-19 testing as Michigan begins to reopen amid the pandemic. READ: Michigan Gov. Whitmer calls on federal government to support widespread COVID-19 testingWhitmer lifted Michigans stay-at-home order Monday after extending versions of it from late March through May.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer called to testify before US House subcommittee about COVID-19 response
Gretchen Whitmer has been called to testify before a U.S. House subcommittee about her state’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The hearing is titled, “On the Front Lines: How Governors are Battling the COVID-19 Pandemic.”Whitmer is being called to testify about her state’s COVID-19 response efforts. Asa Hutchinson also have been called to testify. Whitmer has been outspoken in her requests for help from the federal government, calling for help with ventilators, personal protection equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 testing kits. She has repeated her belief in the need for “robust testing,” and that federal leaders should help the state achieve it.