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New Impeachment Evidence Ties Parnas to Top Nunes Aide

Derek Harvey was in frequent contact with indicted Giuliani associate; Nunes hasn't commented

(Newser) - If you thought we were done hearing from Lev Parnas , you were wrong. The former associate of Rudy Giuliani has been making the media rounds , accusing President Trump and other big names of being directly involved in the pressure campaign against Ukraine's president to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden—... More »

Liz Cheney Won't Be Running for Senate

Republican will stay put in Wyoming seat, amid speculation she could be House speaker

(Newser) - Liz Cheney is staying put in the House. The Wyoming congresswoman said Thursday she won't run for the Senate seat being vacated this year by fellow Republican Mike Enzi, reports Politico . Instead, Cheney will seek reelection to the House, where she serves as chair of the House Republican Conference.... More »

Ex-Lawmaker: Don't Throw Me in Prison. I Was a Boy Scout

Rep. Chris Collins has pleaded guilty to insider trading

(Newser) - Prosecutors are seeking maximum prison time for a former lawmaker who's pleaded guilty to insider trading, Politico reports. Rep. Chris Collins, who initially denied the accusations, now faces up to five years in prison. "It is critically important that the sentence imposed on Congressman Collins drive home the... More »

Fight Over War Powers Looms in Congress

Pelosi says vote will be held Thursday

(Newser) - Iran and the US appear to have stepped back from the brink of war—but congressional Democrats still want to make sure President Trump's ability to take action against the country is reined in. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that the chamber will vote Thursday on a war... More »

Rep. Hunter Quits, Doesn't Mention Corruption Conviction

One of GOP's few California seats is now vacant

(Newser) - US Rep. Duncan D. Hunter submitted his resignation Tuesday, one month after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, leaving vacant one of the GOP's few remaining House seats in heavily Democratic California. Hunter's departure effective Monday ends his family's political dynasty in which he and his father,... More »

Ex-Governor Urges Gabbard to Resign House Seat

She has missed 85% of votes, says Abercrombie

(Newser) - Former Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie believes Rep. Tulsi Gabbard can best serve the people of the state by resigning. Abercrombie—a Democrat who represented Hawaii's 1st Congressional District in the House for 18 years—says Gabbard has been largely absent from Congress during her run for president and she... More »

New Chapter in History Unfolds on House Floor

House nears vote after hours of debate

(Newser) - American history is happening in the House of Representatives. The nation's 45th president is on track to become only the third commander in chief to be impeached as the House takes up charges that President Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress in pressuring Ukraine to investigate political rivals... More »

Here's When the Impeachment Vote Should Happen

And everything else you need to know

(Newser) - Unless dozens of Democrats have a radical change of heart , President Trump will finish Wednesday as the third president in American history to be impeached. After a 10-hour debate Tuesday, the House Rules Committee set parameters for a debate on the two articles of impeachment Wednesday, clearing the way for... More »

House Hands Trump a Border Fence Victory

Passes $1.4T federal spending package that includes funding

(Newser) - The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday to pass a $1.4 trillion government-wide spending package, handing President Trump a victory on his US-Mexico border fence while giving Democrats spending increases across a swath of domestic programs, the AP reports. The hard-fought legislation also funds a record Pentagon budget and is serving... More »

Centrist Democrats Ready to Impeach Trump

Party has fewer defectors than expected

(Newser) - A House vote to impeach President Trump is expected Wednesday—and few lawmakers on either side appear to be wavering, despite the high-profile defection of soon-to-be-former Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew. A succession of centrist Democrats from Republican-leaning districts declared their support for impeachment Monday, including freshman Rep. Abigail Spanberger,... More »

House Passes Bill Including Space Force, Parental Leave

Trump urges Senate to pass defense bill

(Newser) - The military will get a new branch and federal workers will get up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave under a massive $738 billion military bill policy passed by the House Wednesday. The Hill reports that the National Defense Authorization Act passed 377-48, with most of the votes against... More »

Duncan Hunter: 'I Will Resign From Congress'

California Republican says he'll step down 'shortly after the holidays' amid campaign finance scandal

(Newser) - He'd hinted earlier in the week he might step down from his congressional post, and on Friday, Rep. Duncan Hunter made it official. "Shortly after the holidays, I will resign from Congress," the Republican said in a statement, per the Hill . "It has been an honor... More »

Democrats Can't Convince One of Their Own on Impeachment

Jeff Van Drew says he's still open to new evidence

(Newser) - "I'll look at new information that's presented," Rep. Jeff Van Drew said. "I'll always have an open mind. But where I am now is where I was before." Where he is now and was before is against impeachment, the Hill reports. Fellow Democrats... More »

House Democrat, 'Weary' Over Impeachment Hearings, Is Done

Rep. Denny Heck not seeking re-election

(Newser) - Can you really blame him? Democratic Rep. Denny Heck says he's not seeking re-election next year, declaring himself "weary" after the impeachment hearings. Heck, who was first elected to serve his Washington state district in 2012, sits on the House Intelligence Committee and participated in last month's... More »

In Lawmaker's Impeachment Tweets, a 'Morbid Acrostic'

GOP Rep. Paul Gosar spelled out 'EPSTEIN DIDN'T KILL HIMSELF'

(Newser) - Politicians and lawmakers use social media for all kinds of reasons: to inform their constituents, educate the general public, air grievances , and ... post "morbid acrostics"? That's what Politico says GOP Rep. Paul Gosar's Twitter account did Wednesday as it live-tweeted the first public Trump impeachment hearing... More »

Elijah Cummings' Widow on Her Next Move: 'His Spirit Is With Me'

Md. Democratic Party Chair Maya Rockeymoore Cummings running for Cummings' seat

(Newser) - Elijah Cummings' death last month is still reverberating through DC, but there is no shortage of candidates looking to fill his congressional seat in Maryland's 7th District—including one close to the late congressman's heart. With a Nov. 20 deadline looming to file for a run in... More »

'Powerful' GOP Rep. Peter King Won't Run in 2020

He's retiring after 28 years in the House

(Newser) - The number of Republican congressmen who have decided not to seek re-election now stands at 22, and the newest name on the list is drawing some surprise. New York Rep. Peter King on Monday announced he won't be vying for a 15th term in 2020. Fox News reports the... More »

First Vote Related to Impeachment in the Books

House approves ground rules for process

(Newser) - The first formal vote in the House related to the impeachment investigation of President Trump is in the books. In a largely party-line vote, 232-196, the House on Thursday approved the ground rules for the public phase of the investigation. This vote doesn't address whether Trump did or did... More »

House Takes Off Kid Gloves, Votes on 1915 Slaughter

Passes resolution recognizing Armenian genocide 405-11

(Newser) - House lawmakers on Tuesday removed the kid gloves and voted to formally recognize the Armenian genocide. It's the first time a chamber of Congress has branded the 1915 slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks as such. Lawmakers had been loath to do so because... More »

Katie Hill Resigns Amid Allegations, 'Revenge Porn'

Democrat says she's stepping down 'with a broken heart'

(Newser) - Rep. Katie Hill announced her resignation from Congress on Sunday—"with a broken heart." "This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do," the freshman Democrat said in a letter to her constituents in California. The resignation came after allegations that she had an... More »

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