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House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus Rep. Ted Lieu answer questions during a press conference following their weekly caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on July 9. At a news conference, Aguilar and Caucus Vice-Chair Rep. Ted Lieu repeatedly sounded alarms about a Trump second term. “Let’s see,” Aguilar said, referring to the upcoming events. “Let’s see the press conference. Biden has also been consistently polling behind Democrats in competitive statewide Senate races – a gap that many political analysts and lawmakers have deemed untenable.
Persons: Pete Aguilar, Ted Lieu, Bonnie Cash, Donald Trump, Aguilar, ” Aguilar, “ Let’s, Let’s, Biden, Trump, Hakeem Jeffries, , he’s Organizations: Democratic, Democratic Caucus Rep, U.S, Capitol, Getty Images Democratic, House Democrats ’, Trump, Senate
But the president’s abject debate performance and defiance in the aftermath have badly weakened his standing in a party already unenthusiastic about his campaign. Any slip ups or confusion would rip off the fragile patch Biden has fixed on the dam of Democratic Party support. Biden needs one of his classic comebacks more than everStill, it’s too early to count Biden out. “We concluded that Joe Biden is old; we found out, and the polling came back that he’s old,” Fetterman told CNN. Many of the CBC’s members are in solid blue districts and may be under less pressure than frontline Democrats who have criticized the president’s debate performance.
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download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Read previewAfter President Joe Biden's middling debate performance Thursday night, many Democrats began to panic. AdvertisementGenerational changeFor 20 years, Nancy Pelosi led House Democrats as part of a leadership team that included veteran lawmakers Steny Hoyer and Jim Clyburn. His debate performance against former President Donald Trump exposed this resistance to generational change. Many Democrats celebrated the arrival of this younger guard, especially since the party had often lagged behind Republicans in building a farm team of future leaders.
Persons: , Joe Biden's, Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Jim Clyburn, Hakeem Jeffries, Donald Trump, Jeffries, Katherine Clark, Pete Aguilar, Kamala Harris, Harris, Xers, Gen Organizations: Service, Business, Democratic, Democrats, House Democratic, House Democratic Caucus, White Locations: New York
US House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries(L) hands newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson the gavel at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 25, 2023. WASHINGTON — House Democratic leadership said in a joint statement Tuesday that they would vote to help save Speaker Mike Johnson if Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., moves to oust him. "From the very beginning of this Congress, House Democrats have put people over politics and found bipartisan common ground with traditional Republicans in order to deliver real results," House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., Minority Whip Katherine Clark, D-Mass., and Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., said. "At the same time, House Democrats have aggressively pushed back against MAGA extremism. The statement from Jeffries and his leadership team Tuesday is the strongest signal on how House Democrats would react to a move to oust the speaker.
Persons: Hakeem Jeffries, Mike Johnson, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Katherine Clark, Pete Aguilar, Johnson, Greene, President Biden, Jeffries, MAGA Organizations: WASHINGTON — House Democratic, House Democrats, Democrats, MAGA, Democratic, Israel, Republicans Locations: Washington ,, D, Ukraine, U.S, MAGA
What makes the retirements particularly noteworthy is that none of the chairs were at risk of losing their position due to the term limits that House Republicans impose on their committee leaders. “They would clearly rather be home with their family than in Washington with a dysfunctional Congress,” said Republican strategist Doug Heye. Photos You Should See View All 33 ImagesThe second retirement announcement came from the new chair of a special committee focused on China. Lucas, who chairs the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, said he's not considering stepping down any time soon. Heye, the Republican strategist, said the retirements of McMorris Rodgers, Green and Gallagher wouldn't make sense in normal times.
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The House failed to pass a standalone bill to provide aid to Israel amid congressional infighting over a bipartisan Senate border bill that also included foreign aid to Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan. The Senate released the text of the bipartisan border bill Sunday, which combines Israel and Ukraine with a package of stricter border security and asylum laws. The standalone Israel bill includes $17.6 billion in military aid to the country "as well as important funding for U.S. The Israel aid bill comes as Republican hard-liners try to thwart the $118 billion bipartisan Senate border bill. House Democratic leadership came out against the stand-alone Israel bill Tuesday morning.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate deal intended to curb illegal crossings at the U.S. border with Mexico faced almost certain defeat Tuesday as Senate Republicans signaled their opposition, stranding President Joe Biden with no clear way to advance aid for Ukraine through Congress. He offered to delay a key test vote on the package until Thursday, but dared them to vote against border security — an issue they have long championed. He made no mention of the need for border security — a piece of the supplemental package that he last year insisted on including. The longtime Republican leader has not been able to convince his conference to warm to the compromises on border security after Trump, the likely Republican presidential nominee, has excoriated it. Even GOP senators who had been supportive of the border policies under discussion came out against the bill on Tuesday.
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Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., a key progressive and former Black Lives Matter organizer, is being investigated by the Justice Department for her campaign's spending on security services, she confirmed in a statement Tuesday. As a rank-and-file member of Congress I am not entitled to personal protection by the House, and instead have used campaign funds as permissible to retain security services," Bush continued in her statement. "I have not used any federal tax dollars for personal security services. Any reporting that I have used federal funds for personal security is simply false." Asked about Bush at a leadership news conference, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., said Tuesday he had no comment and called it "something for the Justice Department."
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REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsWASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. House voted on Tuesday to censure Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib, Congress's lone Palestinian-American lawmaker, for comments she made regarding Israel's war with Hamas in Gaza. Twenty-two Democrats joined with most Republicans in the chamber to censure Tlaib for allegedly "promoting false narratives" on Hamas' Oct. 7 gun rampage in Israel and "calling for the destruction of the state of Israel." The motion was sponsored by Republican Representative Richard McCormick. The idea that criticizing the government of Israel is antisemitic sets a very dangerous precedent," Tlaib said. 2 Democrat in the House, told reporters on Tuesday that while he "strenuously disagreed" with Tlaib's remarks about Biden, he believed the censure motion was not productive.
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House censures Rep. Rashida Tlaib over Israel remarks
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(Photo by Celal Gunes/Anadolu via Getty Images)House lawmakers on Tuesday censured Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the sole Palestinian American in Congress, over her remarks and actions in response to the Israel-Hamas war. The censure resolution, authored by Rep. Rich McCormick, R-Ga., passed 234 to 188 with almost two dozen Democrats voting in favor of it. The measure censures Tlaib, D-Mich., for "promoting false narratives regarding the October 7, 2023, Hamas attack on Israel and for calling for the destruction of the state of Israel." "It is a sad fact, but this type of antisemitic hate is being promoted by a small group of members in this body, chiefly Rep. Tlaib," McCormick said on the House floor before the vote. In a lengthy statement before the vote, Tlaib defended her comments and actions, arguing that she is the lone Palestinian voice in Congress and protected by free speech.
Persons: Rashida Tlaib, Celal Gunes, Rich McCormick, McCormick, Israel, Joe Biden, Tlaib, Biden, Pete Aguilar, Aguilar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Derrick Van Orden, Van Orden Organizations: WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES, Washington DC, Getty, Palestinian American, Republicans, Democratic, American, Capitol Police, . Capitol Police, GOP Rep Locations: Washington, United States, Gaza, Anadolu, Israel, Pete Aguilar of, Cumming
House Speaker Mike Johnson, the top Republican in Congress, described the closed-door debate as "positive." House Republicans are focused on passing full-year appropriations bills for transportation, housing, urban development and financial services. The chamber has passed seven partisan Republican bills of the 12 spending measures needed. "What we need is bipartisan solutions," Representative Pete Aguilar, chair of the House Democratic conference, told reporters. Another option on the House Republican table would be to negotiate with the Democratic-led Senate on a "clean" CR that can pass both chambers quickly.
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House Republicans unanimously voted to elect Rep. Mike Johnson as speaker on Wednesday in a stunning turnaround that came more than three weeks into a standoff that descended the chamber into a crisis of its own creation. Johnson, an unlikely candidate for speaker just weeks ago, was elected in 2016 and serves as the vice chairman of the House GOP conference. And by the evening, lawmakers spoke of a Johnson speakership as if it were all-but guaranteed. House Republicans sprung to their feet as House GOP Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik nominated Johnson for the speakership ahead of the vote on Wednesday, delivering a standing ovation as chants of “Mike” rang out. “Today is the day that House Republicans will humbly look in our hearts and elect Mike Johnson as speaker of the people’s House,” Stefanik said.
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The White House invited more than 300 guests to the state dinner hosted by President Biden for Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia on Wednesday night, including business leaders, musicians, athletes and prominent Australian Americans. Here is the full list of those invited as provided by the White House. THE PRESIDENT AND DR. BIDENTHE HONORABLE ANTHONY ALBANESE, PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA, AND MS. JODIE HAYDONJoyce Aboussie and Greg KellerRepresentative Pete Aguilar, Democrat of California, and Alisha AguilarElizabeth Allen, under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, and Edward Price, senior adviser to the secretary of state
Persons: Biden, Anthony Albanese of, BIDEN, ANTHONY ALBANESE, JODIE HAYDON Joyce Aboussie, Greg Keller, Pete Aguilar, Alisha Aguilar Elizabeth Allen, Edward Price Organizations: White House, Anthony Albanese of Australia, White, DR, OF AUSTRALIA Locations: California
Lacking the 217 votes he needs to claim the speaker's gavel, Jordan postponed further action until 11 a.m. ET (1500 GMT) on Wednesday, while he scrambled to pressure the 20 fellow Republicans who voted against him on Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday's failed vote meant that the House remains leaderless, as it has been since a handful of Republican insurgents engineered McCarthy's removal. Republicans control the House by a narrow 221-212 margin, giving them little room for error on divisive votes like this one. 3 House Republican, and Patrick McHenry, who is temporarily filling the speaker's chair.
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"Even Pope Francis, it took him five ballots to get elected," said Republican Representative Nicole Malliotakis. 2 House Republican whose own bid for speaker fell apart last week, and six voted for McCarthy. After the vote, Jordan spent time talking with lawmakers who had voted against him on the House floor. 3 House Republican, and Patrick McHenry, who is temporarily filling the speaker's chair. "He is a patriot, an America First warrior who wins the toughest of fights," Republican Representative Elise Stefanik said as she nominated Jordan for speaker on the House floor.
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After Republicans pulled the plug on a second speaker vote on Tuesday, Representative Hakeem Jeffries went out to the Capitol steps to castigate Republicans for their predicament. He urged them to work with Democrats to find a solution, though he was not specific what that might be. Mr. Jordan also was apparently rebuffed by Mr. Scalise when he asked for help in converting those still simmering over the treatment of the majority leader. The floor showdown also gave Republicans a taste of what they could expect from Democrats if they did end up going with Mr. Jordan. He served notice that every comment and position Mr. Jordan had made or taken would be hung around the neck of House Republicans who backed him — and 200 did so on Tuesday, even as he fell short.
Persons: Hakeem Jeffries, ” —, Jordan, MAGA, Scalise, McCarthy, Pete Aguilar, Jeffries, Mr, Organizations: Republicans, Republican, Democrat, Democratic, Ohio Republican Locations: Pete Aguilar of California, Ohio
The U.S. Capitol is seen at sunrise as Republican House members will today continue their search to find a House speaker following the ouster of Kevin McCarthy, in Washington, U.S., October 13, 2023. The House of Representatives has drifted leaderless for 12 days since eight of its 221 Republicans ousted Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Some House Republicans voiced frustration and anger that they have gone so long without being able to choose a leader. Our adversaries are watching what we do and ... quite frankly, they like it," said Republican House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul. Former President Trump, the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination, has at times been a cheerleader for the chaos.
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Sen. Menendez has argued that he's being targeted for being a "first-generation Latino American." AdvertisementAdvertisementFellow Latino lawmakers in Congress aren't buying Sen. Bob Menendez's claims that he's being targeted by prosecutors for his heritage. "Latinos face barriers and discrimination across the board in so many categories, including in our justice system. AdvertisementAdvertisementInsider asked several of Menendez's Latino colleagues in the Senate on Tuesday what they made of his argument, including Republican Sens. Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas also pushed back on Menendez's claims as she called on him to resign.
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House Democratic leaders are backing Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar's 2024 re-election bid. That's despite his an FBI raid on his home, his opposition to abortion, and other conservative positions. In addition to Jeffries, Cuellar has the backing of the rest of the top echelon of House Democratic leadership, including Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Pete Aguilar of California, Democratic Whip Rep. Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, and Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. Jim Clbyrun of South Carolina. He also has the backing of former House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California and former House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland. She lost to Cuellar by less than 300 votes last cycle, despite the backing of progressives including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
Persons: Henry Cuellar's, That's, Henry Cuellar, Hakeem Jeffries, Jeffries, Cuellar, Pete Aguilar, Katherine Clark of, Jim Clbyrun, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Jessica Cisneros, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Sen, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts Organizations: Democratic, Texas, FBI, Cuellar, Service, House Democratic Caucus, National Rifle Association, POLITICO, Texas Tribune, Maryland, Rep Locations: Wall, Silicon, Texas, South Texas, New York, Pete Aguilar of California, Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, South Carolina, California, Alexandria, Cortez of New York
CNN —Israeli President Isaac Herzog is set to deliver an address to a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday, in what is expected to mark a bipartisan show of support for a top strategic ally in the Middle East. There is widespread support for Israel on both sides of the aisle in Congress, but some House Democrats have said they’ll skip the address, citing concerns about human rights. Jayapal, a Washington state Democrat, said “Israel is a racist state” on Saturday while addressing pro-Palestine protesters who interrupted a panel discussion at the Netroots Nation conference in Chicago. “In May, I became the second Speaker of the US House of Representatives in history to address the Israeli Knesset, and now, it is my privilege to host Israeli President Isaac Herzog for a similar honor. The only other President of Israel to share this distinction is his father – President Chaim Herzog – more than 35 years ago,” McCarthy said in a statement at the time.
Persons: Isaac Herzog, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Hakeem Jeffries, Herzog “, Pramila Jayapal, ” Jeffries, Katherine Clark, Pete Aguilar, Ted Lieu, “ Israel, who’s, ” Jayapal, , Joe Biden, Herzog, Kevin McCarthy, McCarthy, Chaim Herzog –, ” McCarthy Organizations: CNN, Israel, Democrats, West Bank, Democratic, , Democratic Rep, Congressional Progressive Caucus, Top, Palestine, Netroots, White Locations: California, New York, Israel, Washington, Chicago, Palestine, America
Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) speaks during a press conference on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with members of the House Freedom Caucus on July 14, 2023 in Washington, DC. The House narrowly passed an annual defense policy bill on Friday after Republicans added provisions on abortion and transgender surgeries — measures that were a nonstarter for Democrats. The amendments, adopted Thursday, would ban the secretary of defense from paying for or reimbursing service members for abortion-related expenses and transgender surgeries and hormone treatments. House Democratic leaders said Thursday that members of their caucus will vote against passing the bill. The defense legislation will eventually need to be reconciled with a version of the bill under consideration in the Senate.
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Most House Democrats voted to uphold DC's criminal code revisions to support the District's right to self governance. That's why he was among 173 Democrats who opposed a GOP-led House measure last month to overturn the District's controversial crime law revisions. "The District of Columbia residents and their local leaders should have the ability to make those decisions," Horsford, of Nevada, told Insider. Rep. Jahana Hayes of Connecticut also told Insider the problem for her was, "Congress intervening and overturning a local vote." House Democrats are furious that Biden left them hanging, especially after his administration put out a statement opposing the GOP measure.
Democrats are "disappointed" and angry with Biden's position on a GOP move to block a DC crime law. "If the President supports DC statehood, he should govern like it," tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. "If the President supports DC statehood, he should govern like it," she tweeted. The resolution's passage would mark the first time the federal government has voted to overrule DC legislation in decades and undermines the campaign for DC statehood. Asked about Biden's decision, Bowman said police unions are powerful.
Efforts to recoup them will highlight major flaws in political donations. On Thursday, former Chief Executive Sam Bankman-Fried was hit with additional criminal charges, including an accusation that he conspired with two former FTX executives to make more than 300 illegal political donations. Ray is hoping to add politicians’ returned donations to his coffers, and past blowups suggest he will have some luck. Madoff and Stanford’s political contributions, totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars each, pale in comparison to the $84 million-plus FTX executives gave campaigns. No other FTX executives, including Ryan Salame and Nishad Singh, have been charged with campaign finance violations at this time.
On Monday he said making the George Floyd Act the law of the land is long overdue. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during the funeral service for Tyre Nichols at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Now he wants to see Congress act in a bipartisan way to "make transformational change," she said. House Democratic Caucus chair Pete Aguilar was much less optimistic about policing reform opponents suddenly rallying around the Floyd Act or any other substantive proposals. "The thing is, it may have been Tyre Nichols yesterday.
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