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After Uproar, House Will 'Modernize' Dress Code

Critics say it's only selectively enforced

(Newser) - After some uproar about how the House of Representatives enforces its dress code, Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he and the House sergeant-at-arms will work to update it. The dress code calls for professional attire in the House chamber and the Speaker's lobby, and some female journalists have recently... More »

Democrat Launches Trump Impeachment Bid

Rep. Brad Sherman cites Comey firing

(Newser) - And so it begins? Rep. Brad Sherman formally launched a bid to impeach President Trump on Wednesday—but the move has next to no support among his fellow Democrats, let alone the House Republicans whose votes would be needed for impeachment. The measure's only co-sponsor was Rep. Al Green... More »

Shot Congressman's Condition Worsens

Steve Scalise is back in intensive care

(Newser) - Lawmakers from both parties were praying for Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday night after the congressman's condition worsened and he was readmitted to the intensive care unit at a hospital in Washington, DC. The MedStar Washington Center Hospital says the Republican, who was shot during practice for a congressional... More »

New US Rep Hasn't Shown Up for Work Weeks After Election

Jimmy Gomez has his reasons for dragging his feet on his swearing in

(Newser) - Jimmy Gomez won a special election to represent Los Angeles in the House of Representatives on June 6—becoming the only Democrat to win a special election under President Trump—but he has yet to show up to work, the Washington Post reports. On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy... More »

GOP Official: Scalise Shooting Will Win Ga. Election for Us

We find out Tuesday if it's Karen Handel or Jon Ossoff

(Newser) - It's a race that's both the most expensive one for a House seat in history and down to the wire: Voters in Georgia will decide on Tuesday whether Democrat Jon Ossoff or Republican Karen Handel will fill a congressional seat for suburban Atlanta. It's incredibly tight, and... More »

Montana Candidate Charged With Assaulting Reporter

Reporter says Gianforte body-slammed him

(Newser) - Republican candidate Greg Gianforte may have blown the race for Montana's only House seat on the eve of the election. Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault Wednesday evening after allegedly attacking Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, Politico reports. In an account backed up by an audio recording and statements from... More »

House Eats at ObamaCare. Here's What Comes Next

Get ready to learn more about 'reconciliation'

(Newser) - "Hopefully we're going to have a wonderful day, and a wonderful vote," said President Trump Thursday morning. His wish was granted: The House voted 217-213 to pass an updated version of the American Health Care Act, the GOP's ObamaCare replacement. The Wall Street Journal reports 216... More »

What It Means If a 30-Year-Old Democrat Wins in Georgia

Vote seen as measure of Trump's support

(Newser) - Is President Trump leaking support among GOP stalwarts? And do the Democrats have a chance of retaking the House next year? Analysts say answers to these questions might emerge in Georgia's special election Tuesday, where Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional staffer, has taken the lead among... More »

How Private Is Your Web History? Not Very, Decides Congress

Repeal of internet privacy rule now headed for Trump's desk

(Newser) - A measure to repeal online privacy rules brought in under former President Barack Obama before they take effect is on its way to President Trump's desk after the House passed it with a 215-205 vote. The measure—which passed the Senate 50-48 last week—blocks the FCC from enforcing... More »

Trump Delivers Warning Ahead of Health-Care Vote

After the GOP makes changes to the bill

(Newser) - The week got off to a rough start for President Trump, but the potential of a smoother finish does exist. The House is expected to vote Thursday on the GOP's ObamaCare replacement, and Trump met with party members Tuesday morning in an effort to bolster support. The meeting follows... More »

Rep. Amash Cries After Breaking Perfect Voting Record

He accidentally misses first vote since 2011

(Newser) - Rep. Justin Amash was proud of his voting record in the House and rightly so: The Michigan Republican didn't miss a vote for more than six years after taking office in 2011, but his perfect streak ended at 4,289 on Friday when he accidentally missed a vote while... More »

Pelosi Keeps Her Job

She fends off challenger Tim Ryan of Ohio, will remain minority leader

(Newser) - House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader on Wednesday. The California lawmaker, who has led the party since 2002, turned back a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, reports the AP . Her win came despite disenchantment among some in the Democratic caucus over the party's disappointing performance in... More »

GOP Keeps Control of the House

Notable: Liz Cheney grabs dad's old seat for Wyoming

(Newser) - An analyst declared days ago that "the race for the House is over," with "zero chance" of it going to the Dems, and it appears that prediction has now come to fruition. Both ABC News and NBC News have projected the GOP will keep control of the... More »

On Election Eve, 'the Race for the House Is Over'

Analysts say Republicans will keep control, but by a smaller margin

(Newser) - When Hillary Clinton was up big in the polls, Democrats entertained at least faint hopes of flipping the 30 seats that would be necessary for them to gain control of the House. And now, with the election upon us? "The race for the House is over: Republicans are going... More »

Democrats End Gun-Control Sit-In After 25 Hours

They've declared victory despite no vote

(Newser) - Democrats ended their gun-control sit-in at the House of Representatives on Thursday after more than 25 hours on the floor, the AP reports. According to Reuters , Democratic lawmakers, who had stayed overnight while chanting and singing, were trying to force a vote on legislation to expand background checks and stop... More »

Democrats' Dramatic Sit-In Now in Second Day

But Ryan officially adjourns House until July 5

(Newser) - Democrats are calling their sit-in protest on the House floor a success, even though it hasn't led to the votes on gun-control legislation they demanded. About two dozen lawmakers were still taking part Thursday morning, even after House Speaker Paul Ryan adjourned the chamber about 3am until after the... More »

House Dems Stage Sit-In Over Gun Control

Accuse GOP of turning off C-SPAN cameras, demand House not go to recess until vote

(Newser) - Less than a week after Sen. Chris Murphy's filibuster for gun control on the Senate floor (and two days after the Senate voted down a series of gun control measures), another power move, this time by House Democrats: a sit-in protest Wednesday, per the AP . With Georgia Rep. John... More »

House: Confederate Flags Only Twice a Year at Some Graves

Amendment vote included almost all Dems, 84 Republicans

(Newser) - Republicans and Democrats came together Thursday in a House of Representatives vote that agreed to limit the use of Confederate flags in national veterans cemeteries, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Per the approved amendment to a veterans and military spending bill, the controversial flag won't be able to be... More »

House Approves Controversial Zika Bill

But it's way less than Senate funding and White House request

(Newser) - Congress can't even come close to agreeing on how much money to allocate to the Zika virus. The House on Wednesday night passed a bill that would provide $622 million in funding, but that's way below a $1.1 billion measure in the Senate and even further below... More »

Pull a Swatting Prank, Spend 2 Decades in Jail? Maybe

The bill just passed a committee vote

(Newser) - It's a "potentially lethal" prank that could soon be attached to some pretty serious legal consequences. The Washington Post reports a bill that would make the penalty for swatting—calling in false threats to prompt an armed law enforcement response on unsuspecting victims—up to 20 years in... More »

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