The Justice Department’s appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to oversee the Russia investigation elicited bipartisan praise on Capitol Hill Wednesday, but is by itself unlikely to ease the tension that has gripped lawmakers for more than a week after a series of dramatic disclosures related to President Trump and Russia.
A federal bill that shifts some controls over state water to the federal government has passed the House of Representatives.
HR 23, known as the GROW Act (Gaining Responsibility on Water) passed the House July 12 on a vote of 230 to 190, mostly along party lines, with Republicans favoring it, and Democrats opposed.Read more
Democrats are launching an outside group seeking to help address economic challenges facing millennials who have become disconnected from politics.
On Wednesday, Democratic leaders announced the formation of the Future Forum Foundation in hopes of bolstering the work of the House Future Forum caucus, a group of the youngest Democratic members of Congress.Read more
In the age of Trump, these four lawmakers are gaining new power and popularity.
UNITED STATES - APRIL 16: Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (TOM WILLIAMS/CQ ROLL CALL/GETTY IMAGES)
California congressman Eric Swalwell rolled up his sleeves and picked up the phone Saturday to encourage voters in Georgia's 6th Congressional District to vote in Tuesday's special election for Jon Ossoff, the Democrat vying to fill the House seat left vacant when President Trump tapped Republican Tom Price to serve as his Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary-film producer and former congressional aide, is up against 55-year-old Republican Karen Handel, Georgia's former secretary of state.Read more
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump may be "unfocused" and obstructionist, but that doesn't leave the public helpless, a California congressman said in an interview Wednesday.Read more
By CASEY TOLAN | Bay Area News Group
WASHINGTON — As controversy roiled the Capitol over the latest damaging reports about the Trump administration, House Democrats launched a procedural fight Wednesday to create an independent commission into Russian interference in the U.S. election.
Representative Al Green (D-Texas) has called for impeachment proceedings to begin against President Donald Trump. His speech on the House Floor came as a group of Democrats distanced themselves from calls for impeachment.
“I rise today with a heavy heart,” Green began. “I rise today with a sense of responsibility and duty to the people who have elected me, a sense of duty to this country, a sense of duty to the Constitution of the United States of America. I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to call for the impeachment of the president of the United States of America for obstruction of justice.”Read more
A story Monday in the Washington Post claimed that President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week.
According to the Post, quoting a government official, the information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government.Read more