U.S. House Democrats unanimously elect Hakeem Jeffries as first Black party leader

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Hakeem Jeffries was unanimously elected on Wednesday to become the leader of the Democratic Party in the U.S. House of Representatives from January, making him the first black American to hold office. as high in Congress. The vote of Jeffries’ Democratic colleagues also marked the rise of a younger generation … Read more

U.S. Senate passes same-sex marriage protection bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would protect federal recognition of same-sex marriage, a move taken in response to fears the Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 ruling that legalized it at national scale. The narrowly tailored bill, which would require the federal government to recognize a … Read more

Alaska’s Murkowski, Peltola win reelection in latest Trump rebuke

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski and Democratic Representative Mary Peltola of Alaska both won re-election on Wednesday against opponents backed by Donald Trump, the latest high-profile defeats of candidates backed by the former president. Peltola and Murkowski came out on top after Alaska officials finished tabulating all ballots for the Nov. … Read more

U.S. House Republicans press TikTok on Chinese data sharing

WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Republican members of Congress, who will set the House agenda next year, pressed short-form video app TikTok on Tuesday, fearing the company misled Congress mistaken about how much user data it shares with China, where owner ByteDance is headquartered. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top Republican on the House Energy … Read more

Republican U.S. House will sharpen China focus, monitor Ukraine aid

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Republicans will use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to heighten Washington’s attention on China and keep a closer eye on aid to Ukraine, but they insist that they don’t intend to stop supporting Kyiv in its fight with Russia. Rep. Michael McCaul, the Republican vying to … Read more

Republicans identify 42 Biden administration officials they want to testify

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday identified 42 White House and Democratic President Joe Biden administration staffers they expect to testify next year. next after their party takes control of the chamber. In Nov. 18 letters to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and other senior … Read more

U.S. rejects funding to re-open Michigan nuclear plant -Holtec

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Energy has rejected Holtec International’s request for funding to reopen the Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan, a Holtec spokesman said on Friday. Holtec purchased the 805-megawatt Palisades Generating Station in May to decommission the facility, which had struggled to compete with natural gas and renewables. … Read more

Pelosi to step down from U.S. House leadership, passing to a new generation

Pelosi will remain in the House but not in the leadership In 35 years in the House, she was twice president Pelosi allies rally behind Jeffries as successor WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Nancy Pelosi, the trailblazing Democrat who as the first female Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives spearheaded landmark legislation and led … Read more

U.S. senators push to ban government deals with Chinese chipmakers -Politico

Nov 17 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator John Cornyn are pushing for a ban on government business with Chinese chipmakers, Politico reported on Thursday, citing three people familiar with the matter. The senators want to secure their amendment that blocks federal access to semiconductor products and services made by … Read more

U.S. House Republicans make investigation of Biden a top priority

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – After seizing control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Republicans said on Thursday investigating the business dealings of President Joe Biden and his family would be their top oversight priority when they would officially take power next year. Rep. James Comer, a Republican from Kentucky who is expected to chair … Read more