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WASHINGTON — A dozen House Democrats publicly criticized their colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., late Wednesday, accusing her of giving "cover" to terrorist and suggesting her remarks about Hamas and the Taliban reflect a "deep-seated prejudice." “Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided,” the group, led by Rep. Brad Schneider, of Illinois, said in a statement, urging Omar to "clarify" her remarks. Omar responded to her critics by calling their statement "offensive" and defending her initial remarks. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,” she wrote on Twitter, echoing her remarks on the video. In a follow-up tweet, Omar defend her initial remarks: “Citing an open case against Israel, US, Hamas & Taliban in the [The International Criminal Court] isn’t comparison or from 'deeply seated prejudice'.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Ilhan Omar, Brad Schneider, Omar, , Antony Blinken, Jake Auchincloss, Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, Josh Gottheimer, Elaine Luria, Kathy Manning, Jerry Nadler, Dean Phillips, Kim Schrier, Brad Sherman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Organizations: House, Rep, Twitter, Hamas, Taliban Locations: United States, Israel, Illinois, U.S, Afghanistan, US, Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Minnesota, Washington, California
WASHINGTON — A group of ultraconservative House Republicans, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., are discussing launching an "America First Caucus" that would protect "Anglo-Saxon political traditions." "There is an America First Caucus," he said, confirming that Greene is involved. The formation of a caucus could be another sign of an emboldened faction of House Republicans who are known for nativist ideas and have been criticized by Democrats as racist. "Be on the look out for the release of the America First Caucus platform when it’s announced to the public very soon," he said. The development received immediate pushback Friday, including from Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., who encouraged people to ignore the caucus at risk of amplifying their message.
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Rep. Dean Phillips' office explains his investment in a fund based in the Cayman IslandsRep. Michael McCaul likes Facebook, sells BuffettCongressional hopeful Steve Miller in North Carolina showed some extreme transparencySee more stories on Insider's business page. One investment stands out, if only for its name: "CD&R Fund X Private Investors, Cayman LP," in which Phillips disclosed investing between $250,000 and $500,000. Financially speaking, the Cayman Islands are notable for their long history as a tax haven for wealthy individuals and companies. Among them: why did Phillips make this investment, does he reap tax benefits from it, and does he or a financial advisor manage his investment portfolio? McCaul's major haulRep. Michael McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, made dozens of stock trades during February.
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He's also one of the few Republicans to score an invite to the Biden White House. The Republican lawmaker's communications director resigned on Friday amid a Justice Department investigation into possible sex trafficking charges against Gaetz. The Republican lawmaker's communications director resigned on Friday amid a Justice Department investigation into possible sex trafficking charges against Gaetz. These are the nine hurdles Biden's infrastructure plan would have to overcome: Biden's $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan faces an uphill journey in Congress. Republican lawmakers are touting money from Biden's relief plan.
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Iowa Election Challenge Alarms Some House Democrats
  + stars: | 2021-03-25 | by ( Kristina Peterson | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON—More House Democrats are expressing concern over potentially having to vote later this year on whether to overturn a Republican congresswoman’s razor-thin victory in Iowa. Some House Democrats have recently shared their concerns with Democratic leaders over having to potentially vote to overturn a state-certified election in Iowa and conveyed to them that they might not have enough votes to prevail, according to lawmakers and aides. Democrats currently hold a narrow 219-211 majority and can lose no more than three votes on measures opposed by all Republicans. “Losing a House election by six votes is painful for Democrats. But overturning it in the House would be even more painful for America,” Rep. Dean Phillips (D., Minn.) said on Twitter this week.
Persons: Rita Hart, Mariannette Miller, Meeks, Miller, Hart, , Dean Phillips Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democratic, GOP, The Iowa State Board, Democrats, , Twitter Locations: Iowa, America, Minn
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in the U.S. House of Representatives are warning Democrats not to set a “dangerous precedent” by challenging the certified results of a disputed House election in Iowa. FILE PHOTO: A view of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S. January 19, 2021. State election officials certified the results and Miller-Meeks was sworn into office in January. But Hart has petitioned the Democratic-controlled House to intervene, claiming that 22 votes were improperly excluded. The House Administration Committee, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by six to three, has launched an investigation.
Persons: Donald Trump, Susan Walsh, Mariannette Miller, Meeks, Rita Hart, Miller, Hart, Trump, Nancy Pelosi, , Peter Whippy, Dean Phillips, Fred Upton, Liz Cheney, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Adam Kinzinger, John Katko, Dan Newhouse, Anthony Gonzalez, David Valadao, Peter Meijer Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republicans, U.S . House, U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, Republican, Congressional, Democratic, Administration, Minnesota Democrat, Twitter, Republican Conference Locations: U.S, Iowa, Washington , DC, Iowa’s, Minnesota, America
Officer Howard Liebengood, 51, was part of the response as the pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol Building, according to a statement Sunday from his police union. “We are reeling from the death of Officer Liebengood,” Gus Papathanasiou, the union chairman, said Sunday. “For nearly 16 years, Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood honorably carried out his duty of protecting the halls of Congress,” McCarthy wrote. — Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 10, 2021The U.S. Capitol Police just announced the tragic death of Officer Howard Liebengood - for whom I mourn. — Rep. Dean Phillips 🇺🇸 (@RepDeanPhillips) January 10, 2021I'm deeply saddened to learn about the death of USCP Officer Howard Liebengood.
Persons: Donald Trump, Howard Liebengood, Liebengood, Gus Papathanasiou, , Sen, Tim Kaine, Kevin McCarthy, , ” McCarthy, “ Judy, , fEO6RtjmyX — Tim Kaine, Judy, — Kevin McCarthy, Dean Phillips 🇺🇸 (, S. Organizations: Capitol, Washington , D.C, United States Capitol Police, Trump, U.S, Capitol Police, , U.S . Capitol Police, Locations: Washington ,
“Hey from a frigid House chamber I’m your pooler for the 2-4 p.m. portion of the joint session…” I started. Capitol Police with guns drawn stand near a barricaded door as rioters try to break into the House Chamber. I turned back towards the House floor, watching as members started fitting their masks on their heads. People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. People evacuate from the House Camber as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Here's a running list of those lawmakers making those calls:SenateSen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.HouseSpeaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.Rep. Ayanna Presley, D-Mass. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo.Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis.Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif.Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla.Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Mass. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, D-Ga.Rep. Marie Newman, D-Ill.Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif.Rep. Jake Auchincloss, D-Mass. Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y.Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif.Rep. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn.Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif.Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del.
Persons: Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Kinzinger, Sen, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Tim Kaine, Ed Markey, Patty Murray, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Carper, Debbie Stabenow, Mazie Hirono, Hawaii Sen, Jeff Merkley, Bob Casey, Sherrod Brown, Ohio Sen, Chris Van Hollen, Patrick Leahy, Mark Warner, Sheldon Whitehouse, Ilhan Omar, Earl Blumenauer, Ayanna Presley, Katherine Clark, David Cicilline, Seth Moulton, Mark Takano, Jennifer Wexton, Mark Pocan, Richard Neal, Suzanne Bonamici, Frederica Wilson, Tim Ryan, Jamaal Bowman, Eric Swalwell, Jim Cooper, Jackie Speier, Cori Bush, Rep, Diana DeGette, Gwen Moore, Ted Lieu, Charlie Crist, Lori Trahan, Rosa DeLauro, Conn, Carolyn Bourdeaux, Marie Newman, Jimmy Gomez, Jake Auchincloss, Mike Thompson, Kai Kahele, Tom Malinowski, Alexandria Ocasio, Doris Matsui, Rashida Tlaib, Alan Lowenthal, Dan Kildee, Pramila Jayapal, Danny Davis, Sylvia Garcia, Jim McGovern, Veronica Escobar, Anthony Brown, Don Beyer, Bill Keating, Alcee Hastings, Sara Jacobs, Nydia Velázquez, Barbara Lee, Madeline Dean, Donald McEachin, Chuy García, Steve Cohen, Kathleen Rice, Val Demings, Bonnie Coleman, Donald Payne, Steven Horsford, Mondaire Jones, John Larson, Mary Gay Scanlon, Nanette Barragan, Dwight Evans, Lucy McBath, Kathy Castor, Judy Chu, David Trone, Bennie Thompson, Jared Huffman, Haley Stevens, Sean Casten, Jerry Nadler, Joe Neguse, Sheila Jackson Lee, Hank Johnson, Jamie Raskin, Bill Foster, Paul Tonko, Angie Craig, Ted Deutch, Greg Stanton, Andy Levin, Mike Quigley, Brenda Lawrence, Sharice Davids, . Rep, Lauren Underwood, Tony Cárdenas, Brad Schneider, Robin Kelly, Suzan DelBene, Lou Correa, Chellie Pingree, Derek Kilmer, Rick Larsen, Gerry Connolly, Stephen Lynch, Gregory Meeks, Ritchie Torres, John Garamendi, Dean Phillips, Ami Bera, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Joaquin Castro, Kim Schrier, Pete Welch, Hakeem Jeffries, Scott Peters, Betty McCollum, Dina Titus, Katie Porter, Yvette Clarke, Chris Papas, Peter DeFazio, John Yarmuth, Brad Sherman, Julia Brownley, Grace Meng Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Capitol, Illinois, Penn, Ohio, Rep, . Rep, Colo, Hawaii, ., Texas Rep, Miss, Texas, Maine, Del . Rep, Ky . Rep Locations: Sen, Hawaii, Rep, D, Alexandria, Cortez, Chuy, Ky
ET Live Updates: Pro-Trump Protesters Storm the Capitol Image Protesters near the Senate chamber in the Capitol. Credit... J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press Police officers drew their guns inside the House chamber on Wednesday after pro-Trump protesters broke into the Capitol building and thousands swarmed the steps outside. ET Trump says ‘stay peaceful’ as his supporters storm the Capitol. ET Pro-Trump protesters break into the Capitol building. “Stop the steal,” they shouted as they moved past the large columns of the Capitol building and toward a door.
Persons: Erin Schaff, Saul Loeb, , Dean Phillips, Steve Cohen, Trump, Norma Torres, Kevin McCarthy of, ” Mr, McCarthy, Mr, Read, J, Scott Applewhite, Mitt Romney, Romney, Julio Cortez, Donald J, Jan, Anna Moneymaker, Michael Reynolds, Muriel Bowser, Bowser, , Kanno, , Ron Wyden, , Trump’s, I’m, CwB2PYdTMj, Igor Bobic, Stephanie Keith, , President Trump, profanities, Pete Marovich, Joseph R, Biden, Kenny Holston Organizations: Trump Protesters Storm, Protesters, Capitol ., The New York Times, Agence France, Getty, Democratic, Capitol Police, Capitol, Democrat, , Republican, Fox News, Police, Associated Press Police, Trump, Capitol . Police, ., Associated Press, Twitter, Law, Credit, The New York, U.S, Shutterstock, District of Columbia, Associated Press Protesters, Senate, Biden’s Electoral, Washington . Credit Locations: Minnesota, Tennessee, America, California, United States of America, Kevin McCarthy of California, Utah, Washington, Oregon, Washington .
ET Live Updates: Pro-Trump Mob Breaches Capitol, Halting Vote Certification Image A protester hung from the balcony in the Senate chamber. Crowds can be seen from the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday. Vice President Mike Pence went a step beyond that, asking the crowd to leave the Capitol building. The videos showed people tear back a white tarp and hang on metal scaffolding just in front of the Capitol building as thousands of others cheered them on. “Stop the steal,” they shouted as they moved past the large columns of the Capitol building and toward a door.
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As debate progressed in the House chamber over a Republican protest of Arizona’s Electoral College votes for President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., few lawmakers knew of the commotion. Congressional leaders were quickly ushered out, as staff aides urged lawmakers in the gallery and on the floor to remain calm. “This is because of you,” Representative Dean Phillips, Democrat of Minnesota, yelled from the gallery at his Republican colleagues. But we need help here. In the House, just after 2:30 p.m., a police officer stepped on the dais and informed lawmakers that they might need to duck under their chairs.
Persons: Joseph R, Biden, Dean Phillips, Elissa Slotkin, Mark, , ‘ Mark, Organizations: Republican, Arizona’s Electoral, Capitol Police, Congressional, Democrat, Pentagon, Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Guard Locations: Minnesota, Michigan
That $3 trillion bill was an opening bid by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But throughout the spring and part of the summer, Republicans refused to counter with a bill of their own. Now, House and Senate leaders are negotiating an approximately $900 billion bill that would be attached to a $1.4 trillion measure to fund federal programs through next September. The government funding-coronavirus aid bill, if it comes together, would also have an immediate impact on states that are grappling with a shortage of funds for administering the newly-developed COVID-19 vaccine. Republicans say it could be a back-door way of providing aid to states experiencing fiscal problems unrelated to the pandemic.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan, $908 billion coronavirus aid plan gained momentum in the U.S. Congress on Thursday as conservative lawmakers expressed their support and Senate and House of Representatives leaders huddled. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents businesses across the United States, on Wednesday had warm words for the $908 billion bill. Senator Lindsey Graham added: “The $908 (billion) bill, that’s the one I support.”Earlier on Thursday, Trump said he thought negotiators were “getting very close” to a deal, but he did not elaborate. Congress is working on a $1.4 trillion funding bill to avert agency shutdowns in mid-December and leaders hope to attach a coronavirus aid bill to that must-do measure -- if only they can reach a deal. But this week, Pelosi and Schumer said the bipartisan, $908 billion aid bill should be the basis of new negotiations.
Persons: Mitch McConnell, Kevin Lamarque, McConnell, Bill Cassidy, , ” Cassidy, Donald Trump’s, Kevin Cramer, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Nancy Pelosi, “ It’s, Kevin McCarthy, ‘ IT’S, ’ McConnell, Chuck Schumer, ” Schumer, Pelosi, Schumer, Dean Phillips, Marco Rubio Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Congress, Republican, Capitol, REUTERS, U.S . Chamber of Commerce, Democratic, of, , Fox News Locations: Washington , U.S, Washington, United States, United, America, United States of America, Minnesota
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