Posts Tagged ‘congressional’

AOC: $174,000 Congressional Salary Difficult on ‘Working and Middle Class’ Lawmakers

The $174,000 congressional salary is difficult on “working- and middle-class” lawmakers, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) asserted this week on Instagram.

Exclusive — S.C. Congressional Candidate Katie Arrington: Nancy Mace Is a ‘RINO in Every Sense of the Word’

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) is the ultimate “RINO,” GOP challenger Katie Arrington said during Breitbart News Saturday’s Memorial Day Special.

Poll: Majority Disapprove of Nancy Pelosi, Most Unpopular Congressional Leader

Most Americans disapprove of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who stands as the most unpopular congressional leader, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Wednesday found. 

Attack on Food Supply Chain Under Biden Demands Congressional Hearings, Starvation in Months #StopPlannedStarvation

#StopPlannedStarvation As Americans watch with trepidation an oncoming freight train of sorrow and nightmarish dystopia in the form of mass starvation and food riots, followed by the kind of martial law we now see in Shanghai, the major media and politicians stay oblivious to signals which could not be more alarming. The largest port in […]

Congressional candidate Lee likens BDS to Black Lives Matter and questions Israel’s ‘right to defend itself’

A significant battle is shaping up in Pittsburgh’s congressional primary May 17 between establishment Democrat Steve Irwin, who has ties to the Israel lobby, and progressive Democrats Summer Lee and Jerry Dickinson. We’ve already mentioned Dickinson’s balancing act on Israel. Summer Lee, a state legislator and former organizer, who is endorsed by Bernie Sanders, on […]

Tennessee Republicans to Unveil Congressional Redistricting Map that Could Change Delegation to 8 to 1 GOP Advantage

Tennessee Speaker of the House Cam Sexton (R-Crossville) said on Monday that a new map of the boundaries of the state’s nine congressional districts will be unveiled at a House committee hearing on Wednesday. If the new map is approved and withstands any potential legal challenge, it could change the partisan makeup of the Tennessee […]

Michigan’s new congressional map: 3 battlegrounds, 1 Dem-vs.-Dem primary

It also immediately triggered a member-on-member primary between Stevens and Levin in the state’s new 11th District, a safe blue seat to the north of Detroit. Both members declared their intentions to run in the district minutes after it was finalized. Stevens previously flipped the district in 2018 during a wave year for Democrats, but […]

GOP Could Control 6 of Arizona’s 9 Congressional Seats After Redistricting 

The Republican Party could possibly control six out of Arizona’s nine congressional seats after the state’s redistricting commission approved a new map on Wednesday. Arizona’s new congressional map was adopted unanimously by a bipartisan panel of commissioners under the redistricting system Arizona voters implemented via ballot initiative in 2000. The commission is made up of […]

You can draw your own congressional district

It’s a quirk of the decennial redistricting season: State legislators, in charge of drawing new maps, can draw a district for themselves or for their friends. The process is already inherently self-interested — lawmakers routinely draw maps for the benefit of their party — but in some cases, these politicians are working in their literal […]

MAGA Pastor and GOP Congressional Candidate Mark Burns Declares That All Laws ‘Contrary to God’s Word’ Must Be Overturned

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How Congress Loots the Treasury for the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

by Medea Benjamin & Nicolas J. S. Davies Despite a disagreement over some amendments in the Senate, the United States Congress is poised to pass a $778 billion military budget bill for 2022. As they have been doing year after year, our elected officials are preparing to hand the lion’s share – over 65% – […]

Poll: Republicans Leads Democrats in Generic Congressional Ballot Heading into 2022

Likely general election voters favor Republicans over Democrats in a generic congressional ballot heading into next year, according to a recent poll from Mclaughlin & Associates. Forty-eight percent of the likely general election voters said they were voting for a Republican on the generic election ballot. This is compared to 44 percent of respondents who would […]

Montana Democrat Suspends Campaign for Congressional Seat

Montana Democrat Caucus Chair, state Rep. Laurie Bishop (D-Livingston), announced Wednesday she is suspending her campaign for the state’s new congressional seat due to redistricting to run for reelection in her seat in the state House. Bishop’s announcement comes roughly one week after the states’ redistricting commission submitted their final congressional map outlining the state’s two U.S. House districts to the secretary […]

Bannon indicted on contempt charges for defying congressional subpoena

Steve Bannon, a longtime ally to former President Donald Trump, was indicted Friday on two counts of contempt of Congress after he defied a congressional subpoena from the House committee investigating the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The Justice Department said Bannon, 67, was indicted on one count for refusing to appear for a deposition […]

Exclusive: Sen. Mike Braun Plans to Use Congressional Review Act to Nullify Biden Vaccine Mandate

Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Thursday that he will lead Senate Republicans to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to nullify President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate. Braun plans to use a CRA resolution to reject the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OHSA) rule requiring businesses with more than 100 […]

In FL congressional race, Hardy brags of DMFI’s attacks for his support of Palestinian human rights

Tomorrow, South Florida voters will go to the polls to choose a Democrat for Congress from among 11 candidates running for an open seat, and the strongest progressive in the field, Florida State Rep. Omari Hardy, has become a target for the national Israel lobby group Democratic Majority for Israel because of his unapologetic support […]

Congressional Bible Study Teacher Urges Officials to Oppose Marriage Equality as Matter of ‘Theology’  

Religious-right opponents of marriage equality have never accepted the Supreme Court’s 2015 pro-equality ruling in Obergefell to be legitimate. Many are hoping that the right-wing majority on the Supreme Court will overturn LGBTQ equality rulings. Meanwhile, a group that teaches public officials that the Bible requires them to promote a range of right-wing policies is urging officeholders […]

Biden Booed as He Attends Congressional Baseball Game Before Critical Infrastructure Vote

President Joe Biden made a surprise trip to attend the Congressional baseball game on Wednesday night, even as his $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill hangs in balance. Republicans could be heard audibly booing in the stadium while Democrats cheered as the president arrived at Nationals Stadium.  The annual game played by members of Congress is traditionally […]

Iowa Republicans face dilemma after commission scrambles congressional map

“I’m going to study it. I’m going to see what I and my colleagues think is best for the state as a collective whole,” said state Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, who chairs the state government committee. “And then we’ll make a decision in the next couple of weeks about whether to do a yes vote, or […]

Release of Detailed 2020 Census Data Sets the Stage for 2022 Midterm Congressional Elections

The final report of the 2020 Census that will be used to redraw lines for congressional districts within 44 states was released by the Census Bureau on Thursday, setting the stage for redistricting battles in state legislatures around the country. The process of redrawing congressional district boundaries has the potential of changing the majority control […]

NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus Silent About Democrat Senator’s Membership at All-White Club

Both the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Congressional Black Caucus were radio silent on Monday after news broke that Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) defended his membership to an elite, all-white beach club. Breitbart News reached out to both the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus for comment regarding Whitehouse’s extra-curricular […]

Far-Left Congressional Caucus Calls Attacks on Ilhan Omar as ‘Distorting Her Views’

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), a far-left group on Capitol Hill, issued a statement supporting the remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), calling the attacks on her part of the “right-wing media echo chamber” which are “distorting her views and intentions.” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), the chair of CPC, issued the statement on behalf […]

Report: Congressional Black Caucus Blocking Black Republican Byron Donalds from Joining

Freshman Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) has been blocked from joining the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), according to a report. The caucus has been blocking the black Republican from membership, according to a source familiar with the CBC’s plan who told BuzzFeed News. BuzzFeed noted that it had been nearly six months since the new freshman class […]

Between the Lines: Congressional Report Finds US Sanctions to Blame for Venezuela Crisis

May 04th, 2021 By Roger D. Harris2 CommentsFacebookTwitterRedditEmailMore44 CARACAS, VENEZUELA — Venezuela was once one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America. The popular classes enjoyed major advances from the Bolivarian Revolution initiated by Hugo Chávez. Today Venezuela is experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis with severe humanitarian consequences. The U.S. government blames the crisis on the mismanagement and […]

Hundreds of activists send Building 7 film to congressional reps

Thanks to the supporters of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, hundreds of U.S. senators and representatives have received or will soon receive copies of the new documentary SEVEN along with letters urging them to hold the National Institute of Standards and Technology accountable for its unscientific investigation of the World Trade Center destruction. When all is […]

AHI Sponsors Congressional Salute to Greek Independence

“Episode from the Greek War of Independence,” Eugene Delacroix, 1856. In the collection of the National Gallery of Greece. Credit: Public Domain The American Hellenic Institute sponsored a Congressional Salute to Greek Independence on April 14 in commemoration of the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence in 2021. Members of the Congress’ Hellenic Caucus […]

As Vienna talks resume, Senate Republicans seek a congressional review

WASHINGTON – As indirect negotiations between Iran and the US are under way, Senate Republicans seek a congressional review of “executive branch proposals to terminate or waive sanctions imposed with respect to Iran.”Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member, announced on Wednesday that he is joining Sen. Bill Hagerty’s (R-Tenn.) Iran […]

Arizona Congressional Aide Found Dead on Steep Death Valley Ledge

An Arizona congressional aide has been found dead days after he and his girlfriend went missing while on a camping trip in Death Valley, officials have confirmed. Alexander Lofgren, 32, an aide to Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), was pronounced dead and his girlfriend Emily Henkel, 27, was airlifted to a hospital on Thursday for […]

Jewish Congressional Staffer Deems ‘The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion’ A ‘National Security Problem’

An unidentified Capitol Police officer has been suspended after a copy of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” the blueprint for Jewish world domination, was found near his work area: The officer, part of the force that was overwhelmed during the Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, is under investigation “after anti-Semitic reading […]

Congressional Testimony: The Leading Activists for Online Censorship Are Corporate Journalists

There are not many Congressional committees regularly engaged in substantive and serious work — most are performative — but the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law is an exception. Led by its chairman Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and ranking member Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), it is, with a few exceptions, composed of lawmakers whose knowledge of […]

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