In a closed-door meeting Tuesday, House Republicans approved Kevin McCarthy for Speaker, demonstrating that there is still much work to do before the full chamber votes next year. Mr. McCarthy must win 218 votes in a roll-call vote among all legislators present in January, with the Republican majority projected to be the smallest in recent history. All Democrats are anticipated to vote against him.
The 2022 elections were about a lot of different things, but mostly about inflation, crime, and abortion. There were also gas prices and the war in Ukraine, and voter fraud.
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According to a recent New York Times poll, Joe Biden’s approval rating has fallen below 40 percent, giving Donald Trump an advantage.
Republicans are blasting President Joe Biden for proposing to provide plea bargains to 9/11 plotters, including admitted mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed, to avoid the death penalty. At Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where Mohammed and four other co-defendants have been imprisoned for about 20 years awaiting trial, prosecutors and the defense may reach an agreement that prevents prosecutors from seeking the death penalty.
Mayor Muriel Bowser called a public health emergency on Thursday because thousands of migrants from Arizona and Texas were coming to the nation’s capital by bus. Bowser told reporters at a news conference about a new government office designed to help migrants who arrived in Washington D.C. seeking asylum.
The fate of the Biden proposal depends on the midterm elections this autumn. If Republicans capture either the House or the Senate, it would undoubtedly result in an impasse on significant tax issues, as the Republican Party’s anti-tax-increase attitude conflicts with Biden’s objectives.
Similarly, given Biden’s veto authority, it would be difficult for Republicans to reduce taxes, take back additional Internal Revenue Service budget, or reverse the handful of corporate tax increases enacted by Congress, say, experts.
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In 2019, when Congress refused to pay for a wall on the Mexican border, former President Donald Trump declared a national emergency. Democrats accused him of trampling on the separation of powers in the Constitution. The move “clearly violates Congress’s exclusive power of the purse,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said. A future Democratic president could use the same tactic to fund their priorities, according to some Republicans.
Due to team divisions and his own caution, Mr. Biden has put off a decision for months, while other issues, such as the war in Ukraine and the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act, have taken precedence.