The reviews are starting to come in as details emerge about the debt ceiling agreement reached by President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Author: KEVIN FREKING
Democrats pressure GOP on debt limit, spending cuts
Senate Democrats are pressuring Republicans on the debt ceiling impasse with a hearing Thursday focused on what they say are the painful reductions in government services Americans would suffer if a bill recently passed by the House were to become law.
House aims to bar trans athletes on girls and women’s teams
The Republican-led House was expected to pass a bill Thursday that would bar schools and colleges that receive federal money from allowing transgender athletes whose biological sex assigned at birth was male to compete on girls or women’s sports teams …
Virginia Rep. Jennifer Wexton reveals Parkinson’s diagnosis
Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton of Virginia announced Tuesday she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease but vowed to continue her work in Congress, saying, “I’m not going to let Parkinson’s stop me from being me.”
Intensity and insults rise as lawmakers debate debt ceiling
Fights over increasing the nation’s borrowing authority have been contentious in Congress, yet follow a familiar pattern: Time and again, lawmakers found a way to step back from the brink before markets began to panic and the nation risked a dangerous …
House Speaker McCarthy calls on Biden to schedule meeting on debt ceiling
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Tuesday he’s growing increasingly concerned about President Joe Biden’s unwillingness to negotiate on lifting the nation’s borrowing authority, saying in a letter to the president that the White House positi…
Rep. Santos won’t serve on 2 committees for now, lawmakers say
Embattled Rep. George Santos of New York told Republican colleagues in a closed-door meeting Tuesday that he is temporarily stepping down from his two congressional committees, lawmakers said.
Kevin McCarthy says he’ll block Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell from Intel panel
Speaker Kevin McCarthy reiterated Tuesday that he will block Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell of California from serving on the House committee that oversees national intelligence, saying the decision was not based on political payback bu…
House GOP rewards hard-liners, Santos with committee seats
The most far-right House Republicans, early opponents of Speaker Kevin McCarthy and even embattled new Rep. George Santos all are in line for coveted committee assignments.
A look at the final GOP holdouts McCarthy hopes to sway
Six GOP members-elect remained opposed to Rep. Kevin McCarthy as he sought to secure enough support late Friday to become the next speaker of the House.