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Texas Democratic Rep Has Pancreatic Cancer

Sheila Jackson Lee says 'road ahead will not be easy'

(Newser) - Longtime US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee announced that she has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing treatment, reports the AP . The Texas Democrat, who's seeking a 16th term in the 18th District, said in a statement late Sunday that as a member of Congress, she has been...

AOC Slams Fetterman: 'I Stand Up to Bullies'

Congresswoman slams fellow Dem over his remarks on the previous day's fracas in the House

(Newser) - On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found herself in a verbal battle with colleague Marjorie Taylor Greene during a House Oversight Committee hearing, after MTG poked fun of Democratic Rep. Jasmine Crockett's "fake eyelashes" and suggested AOC lacked intelligence. On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez became mired in a new fight: this...

Congressman Cuellar Indicted on Bribery Charges

Texas Democrat and his wife accused of improper ties with Azerbaijan officials

(Newser) - Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas and his wife were indicted on conspiracy and bribery charges and taken into custody Friday in connection with a federal probe into ties between American business leaders and the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, per the AP . From 2014 to 2021, Cuellar and his...

Mike Johnson Is Now Safe From Greene's Threat
Democrats:
We'll Save
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Democrats: We'll Save Johnson From MTG

But Greene plans to move forward anyway

(Newser) - It looks like Mike Johnson will be able to keep his gavel at least through the end of the current House term. Democratic leaders on Tuesday promised to come to his rescue should GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene follow through on her threat to try to oust the House speaker,...

Greene to Johnson: Resign or Be Ousted

But Democrats and some fellow Republicans are coming to his defense

(Newser) - Democrats joined Republicans on Sunday in defending House Speaker Mike Johnson in the face of a threat to remove him from his post, the day after he won approval of foreign aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan. The effort is led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who told Fox News...

Bowman Charged With Pulling House Fire Alarm
Ethics Panel Won't Pursue
House Fire Alarm Case
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Ethics Panel Won't Pursue House Fire Alarm Case

Rep. Jamaal Bowman has said setting off the alarm was an accident

(Newser) - The all-clear has sounded in the House for Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a Democrat who pulled a fire alarm during a vote in September. The Ethics Committee announced Wednesday that it won't start an investigation or issue a report to the rest of the chamber, Politico reports. A statement from...

House Dems Whisked Out of DNC HQ Amid Ceasefire Protest

USCP says 6 officers were injured by 'violent' protesters; protesters say police attacked them

(Newser) - A protest Wednesday outside DC's Democratic National Committee headquarters in favor of a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war led to an evacuation of House Democrats sheltered there, as well as violent clashes between demonstrators and law enforcement. US Capitol Police and DC's Metropolitan Police were on the scene...

The Race to Replace Youngkin Gets Going

Democrat Spanberger won't run for House reelection, will try to win Virginia governor race in 2025

(Newser) - Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger won a close reelection race in Virginia last year that was widely seen as a bellwether contest with national implications. The 44-year-old, however, won't try to win a fourth term next year—on Monday, the former CIA officer announced in a video that she will...

Congressman Pulled Fire Alarm Amid Capitol Hill Scramble

Democrat Jamaal Bowman says it was an accident, but he may be in hot water

(Newser) - Among the many surprising things that happened Saturday in Washington in the scramble to avert a government shutdown , this may be the strangest: A Democratic congressman pulled a fire alarm in the Capitol office building. Jamaal Bowman of New York swears it was an accident, but he faces an ethics...

Congresswoman Will Retire After Diagnosis Worsens

Democrat Jennifer Wexton of Virginia has 'Parkinson's on steroids'

(Newser) - When congresswoman Jennifer Wexton of Virginia revealed that she had Parkinson's earlier this year, the 55-year-old said she planned to continue serving in Congress for years to come. On Monday, however, the Democrat announced that while she'll serve out her current term, she won't seek reelection because...

House or Senate Run? Top Dem Makes the Call

Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin is going for his 5th term in the House of Representatives

(Newser) - Congressman Jamie Raskin has launched his latest election campaign—but it's not for US Senate, as some had speculated. WBFF reports that the Democrat, who represents Maryland's 8th District in the US House of Representatives, announced Friday he'll be running for his fifth term in the House,...

House Censures Adam Schiff as Democrats Chant 'Shame!'

Republicans impose punishment over investigations of Trump

(Newser) - After their attempt last week was blocked , House Republicans succeeded Wednesday in censuring Rep. Adam Schiff. The action was punishment for the California Democrat's support of past investigations into Donald Trump's connections to Russia. The vote was along party lines, 213-209, with six House members voting present, USA ...

Daughter of No. 2 House Dem Must Apologize to Officer

Adult child of Rep. Katherine Clark gets probation after alleged assault in Boston

(Newser) - The daughter of a top Democrat will avoid jail and instead get a year's probation after allegedly assaulting a police officer in Boston. Riley Dowell, whose mother is House Whip Katherine Clark, must complete 30 hours of community service, pay for the cost of removing spray-painted graffiti, and write...

Virginia Congresswoman: I Have Parkinson's

Jennifer Wexton announces her diagnosis on National Parkinson's Day

(Newser) - Virginia Rep. Jennifer Wexton survived a dogfight of a re-election campaign in November, but she's got a personal fight on her hands now: As Politico reports, the 54-year-old Democrat revealed on Tuesday that she has Parkinson's disease, saying in a video that if "there’s one thing...

Democrats Didn't See Biden Flip Coming

'We are being hung out to dry,' one says

(Newser) - President Biden's flip on crime legislation for the District of Columbia has left House Democrats steaming and Republicans claiming an unexpected victory. President Biden said Thursday he'll sign the resolution to stop the DC changes after White House guidance had led 173 Democrats to oppose the measure, the...

Blue Dog Democrats Facing a Revolt
Blue Dog
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Blue Dog Democrats Facing a Revolt

Long-standing group down to 7 after members leave in a rebranding dispute

(Newser) - Blue Dog Democrats are seen as a moderate bloc in the House—a "fiscally conservative, pro-national security caucus" among Democrats that acts as a counter to progressives, per Roll Call . After the 2008 elections, the group had a healthy 54 members. Today, however, the number is down to seven,...

House Jan. 6 Panel Releases Final Report

It's 'a final act for House Democrats'

(Newser) - The House Jan. 6 committee’s final report asserts that Donald Trump criminally engaged in a “multi-part conspiracy” to overturn the lawful results of the 2020 presidential election and failed to act to stop his supporters from attacking the Capitol, concluding an extraordinary 18-month investigation into the former president...

The House Elects a New Generation of Leaders

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries becomes minority leader, but Rep. James Clyburn stays in the game

(Newser) - Rep. Hakeem Jeffries made history on Wednesday: With his election as House minority leader, the 52-year-old Democrat became the first Black lawmaker to head a political party in Congress, per the AP . Time points out it's not the only first, flagging the fact that the "top ranks of...

What We Know About Pelosi's Expected Successor
What We Know About
Pelosi's Expected Successor
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What We Know About Pelosi's Expected Successor

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York is a self-described Black progressive

(Newser) - As Nancy Pelosi steps down from her leadership post among House Democrats, she promises not to be a meddling "mother-in-law in the kitchen" as a new generation takes over, per the Daily Beast . And while her successor as party leader in the chamber has not been officially chosen, pretty...

As Pelosi Steps Down, a New Name Emerges

Path clears for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York to lead House Democrats

(Newser) - Other top Democrats announced Thursday that they'll follow Speaker Nancy Pelosi out of top House leadership while remaining members of Congress. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said immediately after Pelosi's announcement that they too will step aside, the Hill...

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