Schumer on U.S. Senate floor condemns ‘rank antisemitism’ amid Israel-Hamas war
The New York Democrat also made clear his comments weren’t meant to rebuke protesters for speaking out on behalf of civilians who have been under siege in Gaza or those who have legitimate criticisms about the Israeli government.
Gun violence as a public health crisis explored by U.S. Senate Democrats
"We are turning into a nation of traumatized survivors,” said Megan L. Ranney, dean of the Yale School of Public Health.
Biden signs stopgap spending bill, avoiding government shutdown
The short-term spending bill, also called a continuing resolution or CR, keeps funding flat and policy nearly identical to the last batch of full-year spending bills. Those were approved last December and totaled about $1.7 trillion.
Congress nears another government shutdown deadline on Friday at midnight
Democratic leaders and President Joe Biden expressed some skepticism about House Republicans’ so-called “laddered” stopgap spending bill on Monday
U.S. House votes to censure Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib over Israel remarks
The resolution would be a formal statement that a majority of the chamber disapproves of Tlaib’s statements on Israel.
National museum of LGBTQI+ history and culture proposed by Wisconsin congressman
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, a Wisconsin Democrat, introduced two bills in late October that would begin the process of creating a National Museum of American LGBTQI+ History and Culture
Spending mess in Congress could arch over into pivotal 2024 election year
Next year, the entire House and one-third of the Senate will be up for reelection, with possibly acrimonious congressional primaries on both sides of the aisle and the battle over selection of a Republican presidential nominee.
U.S. House GOP in spending bills takes aim at federal LGBTQ, racial equity policies
U.S. House Republicans are continuing to use government spending bills to engage in culture war battles, with legislation debated during the past week that would ban pride flags on some federal buildings, strip funding from a new museum for Latino history and target certain LGBTQ and racial equity policies and programs. The hot-button provisions in […]
U.S. House pushes through Israel-only aid bill with dim future in Senate
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday approved a $14.3 billion spending bill to aid Israel in its war against Hamas, but the measure stands no chance of passing the Senate and has elicited a veto threat from the White House. The 14-page bill, one of the first major tests for newly elected GOP Speaker […]
Women in Congress call for more action on breast cancer prevention, treatment
The representatives widely advocated for bipartisanship in their search for solutions to combat breast cancer.
Former WITF executive Blake Lynch launches bid for Congress
He joins a crowded field of Democrats seeking to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Perry in the 10th District.
U.S. House Republicans mull eight new candidates for speaker in advance of votes
Monday’s nearly three-hour meeting was meant to produce a leading GOP candidate.