Whoever replaces Speaker Nancy Pelosi will face the daunting task of presiding over the increasingly tense debate about whether Democrats will be the party of the activist left or a center-left coalition that can appeal to a broader segment of America.
Author: Marianna Sotomayor
Angry progressives don’t want to talk about scaling back their ambitions to bring back to life some of what Joe Manchin killed
The intense frustration emanating from the most liberal members of Congress adds an extra layer of complication for the White House and Democratic leaders who are scrambling to find a path forward to save some the roughly $2 trillion domestic policy bill.
Rep. Pressley to introduce resolution to condemn Rep. Boebert
Nearly a dozen House progressives want Democratic leadership to act against the Colorado Republican for anti-Muslim remarks.
Moderate House Democrats urge leaders to focus on economic issues amid worries voters blame party for inflation, supply chain problems
Some of the lawmakers have expressed concern that the House has taken too many votes on bills that have no chance of passing the Senate, such as changes to the immigration system and gun laws, that are not popular in their swing districts.
McCarthy’s late night speech punctuates week where the two party’s disdain for each other was on full display
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) used the marathon speech to air countless grievances against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Democrats and President Biden.
Once more unto the breach: Pelosi strives to deliver an agenda that has divided her caucus, testing her power
If the Democratic House speaker succeeds, it would likely serve as a capstone to a career that is already one of the most significant in modern congressional history.
Tensions rise among Republicans over infrastructure bill and whether any agreement with Biden should be tolerated
For Donald Trump and many Republicans, their love of infrastructure has turned to loathing now that it bears President Biden’s imprimatur.
Hispanic Democrats warn of the perils of dropping immigration proposals from Biden’s domestic spending bill
Immigration advocates view the bill as the best chance to do something to show immigrant communities aligned with the party that their concerns are being taken seriously.
Vulnerable House Democrats are worried about what is being left out of Biden’s economic package
Democrats facing competitive reelection campaigns argue that expanding Medicaid into certain states, allowing the government to negotiate prescription drug prices, expanding Medicare coverage and providing for paid family leave are key to winning over …
Two veteran Democratic House members announce that they will retire
Departures of Reps. David E. Price (D-N.C.) and Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) raise questions about whether veteran lawmakers are leaving because they fear party will return to the minority.