March 22, 2024

Republican Announces Early Retirement, Narrowing GOP Majority in House

Rep. Mike Gallagher is departing in April. Republicans are going to see their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives narrow even further, as Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) is departing Congress soon. Mr. Gallagher, 40, the chairman of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, became the latest Republican to announce an early […]

March 22, 2024

Ken Buck Breaks with GOP, Signs Democrats’ Ukraine Discharge Petition

One day before his retirement, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) became the first Republican in the House of Representatives to sign the Democrats’ discharge petition to force a vote on sending an additional $60 million in foreign aid to Ukraine. Filed on March 12, the petition needed 218 signatures for the foreign aid resolution that allocated […]

March 22, 2024

Marjorie Taylor Greene Files Motion to Oust Speaker Johnson

The congresswoman said her motion to vacate the chair was a warning to the speaker. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has formally moved to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) from his leadership role in frustration over a $1.2 trillion spending package Congress is working to pass today to avoid a shutdown. Ms. Greene filed […]

March 22, 2024

LIVE UPDATES: Congress Races to Avert Government Shutdown

AD Lawmakers have until midnight tonight to pass a $1.2 trillion funding package to stave off a partial government shutdown. | Published Mar 22, 2024 | Updated Mar 22, 2024 The U.S. Capitol building during cherry blossom in Washington on March 20, 2024. (Madalina Vasiliu/The Epoch Times) House to Vote on $1.2 Trillion Spending Deal […]

March 22, 2024

Republican Congressman Takes Aim at Biden Administration Over Economy

Remark comes in response to Office of Management and Budget director’s view of ‘a strong economic recovery’ and jobs growth. The Biden administration’s rosy depiction of the U.S. economy is not going to fool the public, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) told the White House’s budget director on March 21. The exchange came at a House […]

March 22, 2024

Lawmakers Who Ousted McCarthy Say Speaker Johnson’s Safe

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), the lawmaker most responsible for Mr. McCarthy’s removal, said he doesn’t want to see Mr. Johnson go. Several of the eight Republicans who voted to oust former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) say that House Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-La.) job is safe. On the surface, there are striking resemblances between the […]