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. 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. 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

Republicans win U.S. House majority, setting stage for divided government

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Republicans were expected to win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, paving the way for two years of a divided government as President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party controls the Senate. The victory gives Republicans the power to rein in Biden’s agenda, as well as launch potentially … Read more

U.S. sentences accused Chinese spy to 20 years in prison

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – A U.S. federal court in Cincinnati on Wednesday sentenced a Chinese national to 20 years in prison after he was convicted last year of conspiring to steal trade secrets from several aviation companies and American aerospace companies, announced the Department of Justice. Xu Yanjun, the first Chinese spy extradited to … Read more

Kevin McCarthy faces high-wire act as Republicans close in on U.S. House majority

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – As Republicans edge closer to a narrower-than-expected majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, their leader Kevin McCarthy stepped up on Tuesday to become Speaker of the House, a post he coveted for a long time. He may also have another difficult job – a tightrope walker. McCarthy, 57, is … Read more