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    Reuters September 18, 2020 0 Comments Democrats will defend their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in November elections, in which about one in 10 of the chamber’s 435 seats will be the goal of a competitive race, according to nonpartisan tracking services. Of the 43 races considered competitive, 22 currently have a Republican incumbent, 20 have a Democratic incumbent and one has an independent: ARIZONA’S 6TH DISTRICT Representative David Schweikert, a conservative Republican whom the House recently reprimanded for misuse of campaign funds, faces a challenge from Democrat Hiral Tiperneni, a doctor and cancer researcher. CALIFORNIA’S 21ST DISTRICT Representative T.J. Cox, a Democrat, has a rematch with former Congressman David Valadao, whom Cox ousted two years ago...
    Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical SocietyMabeth Hurd Paige, ca. 1925.In 1922, Mabeth Hurd Paige became one of the first four women to be elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives. Before the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, she was a public speaker and an advocate for women’s suffrage and helped found the Minnesota branch of the League of Women Voters. Paige also studied both art and law, and was admitted to the bar. She was involved in charity and volunteer work that she continued until her death in 1961. Mabeth Hurd Paige was born in 1870 in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She lived there through high school and attended Newburyport schools. She continued her education at the University of Nebraska for a...
    President Trump supports a payment of $ 1,200, said Steve Mnuchin, the Secretary of the Treasury. Democrats and the White House have a budget gap for a new law of at least a trillion dollars. Photo: Samuel Corum / . There is still hope that Americans will receive a second stimulus check in late September, but the White House and Democrats need to close their differences on the bill on the trillion-dollar budget. On August 20, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi spoke for the first time since talks about a new coronavirus aid package that stalled on August 7th. Both parties...
    (CNN)A federal appeals court this week neutered the Democratic-led House of Representatives' ability to enforce its subpoenas of witnesses, giving the Trump administration an upper hand over congressional investigations in the next several months. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals, weighing the House's lawsuit over its unfulfilled April 2019 subpoena of former White House counsel Don McGahn, sided with the Trump administration and McGahn on Monday. A split court determined that Congress hasn't given the House legal power to allow it to go to court for help enforcing subpoenas.But on close read, the McGahn ruling may have even more severe political consequences by giving Trump officials no incentive to comply with House subpoenas if they don't want to, and where...
    Top Democrats in Congress have been outraged over the decision by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe to scale back in-person election-related intel briefings. Ratcliffe has said they will continue with written briefings but argued that he’s making this change due to concerns about leaks. On Tuesday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Intel Committee chair Adam Schiff, and House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee chair Peter Visclosky co-signed a letter addressed to Ratcliffe demanding he reverse his decision. They call the decision “an abdication of your responsibility to keep the American people and their elected representatives informed of foreign threats to the 2020 election.” “Written finished intelligence protests are no substitute for intelligence briefings,” the letter says. “Only through regular and in-depth...
              Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) has been selected to replace Larry Householder (R-Glenford) as Ohio’s new Speaker of the House. After being charged with participating in a $60 million corruption scandal, Householder was removed in a 90-0 vote. Householder, who is accused of being part of a “racketeering conspiracy involving a 2019 nuclear power plant bailout bill” faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. A closed-door vote saw Cupp defeating Rep. Jim Butler (R-Dayton) by a single vote. After securing the nomination, Cupp was elected by a wide margin 55-38.  Cupp won all but two Republicans, according to The Toledo Blade. Cupp, a former four-term state senator, has served in the house...
              Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Tennessee Star National Correspondent Neil McCabe to the newsmakers line. During the second hour, McCabe described how he saw that Republicans could take back the House of Representatives in the upcoming November election. He added that President Trump would bring candidates out of the woodwork and a max turnout for Republicans. Leahy: We are joined on our newsmakers line now by our national correspondent and famed Washington journalist Neil McCabe. Good morning Neil. McCabe: Hello! Top of the morning to you Michael. Leahy: Top...
    Vanessa’s family called a march on July 30 to Congress to ask for the approval of the “I am Vanessa Guillen” law against sexual harassment and abuse in the Armed Forces. Vanessa Guillén’s family called for a march in Washington on July 30. Photo: Facebook / Guillén Family / Courtesy The House of Representatives Armed Services Commission will hold a special hearing on July 29 to evaluate the case for the disappearance and death of the soldier Vanessa Guillén and its implications for military institutions. A subpanel of the federal congressional commission will examine the allegations related to the alleged sexual harassment suffered by the military woman of Mexican origin before she was killed in the...
    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, June 29 (.) – The White House said Monday it opposes a $ 1.5 trillion proposal by Democratic lawmakers to boost America’s infrastructure over the next decade, criticizing the plan to pay for the new expenses. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will begin debating the measure Tuesday, which includes a huge boost in spending on highways, bridges, public transportation, railways, ports and airports, as well as water systems, schools and the Internet. broadband. A vote is expected this week. “America’s infrastructure is in crisis,” said Democrat Peter DeFazio, chairman of the Transportation Committee of the House of Representatives. The White House said the House proposal “is not serious” and “significantly favors” urban areas over rural areas....
    In a vote historic, the House of Representatives approved this Friday a proposal of law that would make the District of Columbia the 51st state of the United States United. Its the first time that the lower house of Congress votes in favor of a project to grant statehood to the jurisdiction that houses the US capital. However, this action is mainly symbolic since the proposal is unlikely be accepted into the Senate, dominated by Republicans. Under the statehood proposal H.R. 51, the official name of D.C. would be Washington Douglass Commonwealth honoring abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The debate started around 9 a.m. District delegate Eleanor Holmes who does not have the right to vote but pushed...
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats controlling the House have slated a vote next week to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, an issue that they say has become far more important in the aftermath of protests for racial justice in both Washington and across the nation.Next Friday's vote, if successful, would pass a D.C. statehood bill for the first time in the House, but the legislation faces insurmountable opposition in the GOP-controlled Senate. It comes even as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced delays in the consideration of most other legislation. More than enough lawmakers are officially backing the bill for it to pass. In 1993, the Democratic-controlled Congress defeated a D.C. statehood bill by an almost 2-1 margin.But the much-criticized...
    SpaceX and the House of Representatives shared something in common last week. Both scrubbed their respective launches. SpaceX and NASA intended to send Americans into outer space from U.S. soil for the first time in nine years. But weather forced a scrub of the launch. Just hours later, the House had to scrub a vote on a bill to renew controversial FISA programs. HOUSE DEMS ADJOURN WITHOUT FISA VOTE AFTER TRUMP ANNOUNCES VETO THREAT A coalition of Democrats and Republicans supported the legislation back in March. The Senate approved a slightly revised FISA package two weeks ago, 80-16. But then President Trump flexed his Twitter muscles, encouraging all Republicans to vote nay. The President phoned House Minority Whip Steve Scalise,...