Author: Emily Brooks

McCarthy questions Jan. 6 panel’s legitimacy in response to subpoena

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) responded to a subpoena from the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack in a letter from his lawyer on Friday that questioned the panel’s legitimacy and requested more information from the panel. “All valid and lawfully issued subpoenas must be respected and honored. Unfortunately, the words and…

Here are the gun bills stalled in Congress

Tuesday’s massacre at a Texas elementary school in which a gunman killed 19 children and 2 adults reignited calls to pass gun control legislation that has been stalled in Congress, in some cases for decades.  Numerous Democrats urged the Senate to act on stalled House-passed legislation, or for Congress to bring up other gun control…

Greene’s popularity faces test in first reelection primary

Firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) heads to her first reelection primary on Tuesday in a good position to win the GOP nomination for her seat despite becoming perhaps the most controversial, bombastic, and criticized Republican in the House. Greene faces five GOP challengers in her primary, the best-funded of which is political newcomer Jennifer…

GOP resolution defines ‘woman’ on basis of biological sex

A resolution introduced by Republicans in both chambers of Congress on Thursday would define words like “woman,” “man,” “mother” and “father” on the basis of biological sex, a rebuke to transgender and inclusivity measures. Republicans call the measure a “Women’s Bill of Rights,” arguing that defining women on the basis of biological sex is necessary…

GOP frustration builds with Freedom Caucus floor tactics 

Some GOP lawmakers are getting frustrated with the hard-line tactics of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Members of the group have forced recorded votes on normally non-controversial bills on the suspension calendar, forcing lawmakers to hang around the chamber for hours to get their votes in rather than conduct other business. It led to a confrontation on Tuesday…

House administrator canceling Peloton staff perk after criticism

House staff members will not get Peloton fitness membership perks after all. The House of Representatives’ Chief Administrative Officer is backing out of a planned deal with Peloton to provide staff and Capitol Police officers with Peloton All-Access and Peloton App memberships through its Center for Well-Being. “It’s not happening,” Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who…

Mullin legislation would expunge Trump Jan. 6 impeachment

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) is leading a resolution that aims to erase former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack and repeats numerous arguments to cast doubt on the integrity of the 2020 election. A copy of Mullin’s draft bill obtained by The Hill said that the incitement of insurrection…