How U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson helped derail a fight against election lies
Since 2020, the federal government and social media companies have scaled back their work to counter online disinformation — thanks in part, experts say, to the furious pushback from Johnson and other leading Republicans.
U.S. House passes stopgap spending bill in bipartisan vote, in crucial test for new speaker
A total of 93 House Republicans voted against the bill, but enough Democrats supported it to send the measure to the Senate.
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
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 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 […]
Who is Mike Johnson? New U.S. House speaker belongs to GOP’s religious conservative wing
Johnson voted to object to the 2020 election results from Arizona and Pennsylvania, even after a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol.
Mike Johnson of Louisiana elected speaker of the U.S. House after three weeks of stalemate
Johnson was among the House Republicans who voted to block Pennsylvania and Arizona’s 2020 presidential election results following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Mike Johnson of Louisiana picked as newest GOP nominee for U.S. House speaker
Johnson is the fourth Republican nominee attempting to break the deadlock in the lower chamber that has been without a leader since Oct. 3, following the ouster of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California).