U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. House Democrats add more mass transit, high-speed rail in second shot at infrastructure bill

BY: - September 15, 2021

The U.S. House transportation panel early Wednesday passed along party lines the panel’s $60 billion slice of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget plan, adding nearly $20 billion for a new transit program and high-speed rail development in the states. Chairman Peter A. DeFazio of Oregon had considered these and other items underfunded in the Senate-led bipartisan infrastructure […]

House Democrats advance budget resolution, overcoming standoff on timing of infrastructure vote

BY: - August 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday muscled through a $3.5 trillion budget framework, overcoming a standoff with a handful of centrists who had demanded the House first approve the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate. That position by 10 House Democrats — including Reps. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, […]

Congress approved Juneteenth as a federal holiday, but FL Legislature failed to act on the issue

BY: - June 17, 2021

President Joe Biden signed a new bill into law Thursday, establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday to recognize the ending of slavery. But Florida still has not established Juneteenth as a legal state holiday, following the death of George Floyd and other issues surrounding racism and injustices against African Americans. Black state lawmakers and advocates […]

Census data kicks off partisan brawl in statehouses over U.S. House seats

BY: - April 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — The announcement of which states will lose and gain U.S. House districts in 2023 was the opening bell for the cutthroat, once-a-decade process of redrawing district boundaries. The results of the state-level fights now unfolding will shape not only the partisan makeup of each congressional delegation, but also help determine whether Democrats can […]

Florida not only gains a U.S. House seat but surpasses New York to become 3rd largest state

BY: - April 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — After months of delays, the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday gave states part of the critical data needed to redraw their U.S. House boundaries: an updated tally of how many people live within their borders, and the number of House districts that each state will have for the next decade. For six states, the long-awaited […]

U.S. Census news: FL gains 1 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives

BY: - April 26, 2021

With its growing population, Florida has gained one new seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, pushing the total delegation from 27 to 28. The U.S. Census announced the figures Monday, showing the changes across the 50 states. Texas gained two new seats, and Colorado, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon and Colorado gained one seat. […]

U.S. House to vote on stripping committee posts from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

BY: - February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are forging ahead with a resolution to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from serving on two committees amid a growing outcry over the Georgia Republican’s history of violent, racist comments and conspiracy theories. The full House is set to vote Thursday to remove Greene from the House Education and Labor Committee, and the […]

Members of FL’s delegation in the U.S. House have a say about impeaching President Trump

BY: - January 13, 2021

Here’s what members of Florida’s delegation are saying Wednesday in Washington, D.C., as the U.S. House of Representatives discusses impeaching President Donald Trump. The effort follows last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor  Castor urged the immediate removal of Trump from office. “I rise today to urge the […]

U.S. House Democrats to face a dilemma in January over Iowa’s contested 2nd District race

BY: - December 26, 2020

WASHINGTON — When the U.S. House of Representatives convenes on Jan. 3, Democratic leaders will have to decide whether or not to swear in the woman certified as the winner in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District amid a challenge to those results. Such challenges are not unheard of, but they’ve rarely been successful. Still, with a […]

Newly elected Kat Cammack of FL will become youngest GOP woman in U.S. House of Representatives in 2021

BY: - November 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep.-elect Kat Cammack says she hadn’t thought about becoming involved in politics until her family lost its cattle ranch, which she says was the result of a poorly run federal program intended to help troubled homeowners rework their mortgages. After watching her family’s experience in 2011 with the Obama administration’s Home Affordable Modification […]

Newly elected members of the U.S. House converge on Washington, including 5 FL members

BY: - November 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — They’ve won their campaigns. Now, newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives are spending their first days in the nation’s capital, learning how to perform their new jobs. The orientation session for those incoming House freshmen began on Thursday and stretches into next week, covering their office budgets, how to hire […]

How the Chamber of Commerce learned to love House Democrats

BY: - October 9, 2020

Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives two years ago by winning competitive districts like the Michigan seat of Rep. Haley Stevens and Nevada’s Susie Lee. Now Stevens and Lee are among nearly two dozen House Democrats to benefit in their reelection battles from rare U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsements, to the shock […]