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Parties Blame Each Other as House Debates Debt Bill
House Approves
Debt Ceiling Deal

House Approves Debt Ceiling Deal

Measure to avoid default now goes to the Senate, where it's expected to pass by week's end

(Newser) - It appears the US will not default on its debt for the first time in history. The House Wednesday night approved the deal worked out between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Biden to raise the debt ceiling for two years, reports the AP . It now goes to the Senate,...

McCarthy, Jeffries Offer Fiery Speeches After Final Vote

New House Speaker McCarthy, Jeffries make promises as 118th Congress kicks off

(Newser) - House Republican Kevin McCarthy finally ascended to the speaker's chair in Saturday's early hours after a night marked by tension and chaos, and both he and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries delivered fiery speeches that roused their respective parties and, at various times, the chamber as a whole:
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Report: McCarthy Makes More Concessions to GOP Rebels

He says progress was made in negotiations after 6th vote for speaker

(Newser) - After six stinging defeats over two days in his quest to become House speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy is expected to keep trying when the chamber reconvenes at noon Thursday. Sources tell the Washington Post that during an hourslong adjournment after Wednesday's third vote, McCarthy made more concessions to a...

Hakeem Jeffries Also Made History on Tuesday

He's the first Black congressional leader of either party

(Newser) - Everyone's talking about how Kevin McCarthy's three failed bids for House Speaker made history Tuesday, but making slightly fewer headlines is the fact that Hakeem Jeffries, who was successfully elected House minority leader by the Democrats, also made history. Jeffries is the first Black politician to be elected...

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
the rundown

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...

Man Sentenced to Prison After Threats to CNN Anchors

Robert Lemke also threatened members of Congress, including on Jan. 6

(Newser) - A California man is headed to prison for three years after threatening 50 people who stated that President Biden won the 2020 presidential election, including CNN anchors and members of Congress. "We have armed members near your home," 36-year-old Robert Lemke, who claimed to be part of a...

Pelosi Picks Her Impeachment Managers
Impeachment Is Now
in Hands of the Senate

Impeachment Is Now in Hands of the Senate

House votes to send 2 articles

(Newser) - Onto the Senate. The House on Wednesday voted to send two articles of impeachment to the Senate, clearing the way for its delayed trial to begin. The move came after Nancy Pelosi chose seven Democratic members of the House to act as impeachment managers. The articles of impeachment against President...

Lawmakers Go 'Hands Up' on House Floor

Time for Congress to address the problem: Hakeem Jeffries

(Newser) - On the floor of the House of Representatives last night, lawmakers raised their arms in a gesture of support for Ferguson protesters, Politico reports. "Hands up, don’t shoot. It’s a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence … in community,...

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