The Act, announced last week by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), is the GOP’s first attempt to bring Democrats and the Biden administration to the table after little movement in the previous three months. It would raise the debt ceiling by $1.5 trillion, or until March 31, 2020, whichever comes first.
Former President Donald Trump was indicted on March 30 for allegedly misreporting payments of hush money to Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress, weeks before the 2016 election. Florida governor Ron DeSantis (R) condemned the indictment of the former President.
Brad Raffensperger, Secretary of State of Georgia, has urged Kevin McCarthy, Speaker of the House of Representatives, to stand against a federal takeover of elections and endorse improvements to current election law.
An unexpected report that the Justice Department made a deal to keep F.B.I. agents away from the search, President Joe Biden displayed the demeanor of a man who believes he is invincible, smirking and laughing in response to reporters’ questions about the classified documents stashed at his Delaware home.
After Republican leader Kevin McCarthy could not gain a majority in three rounds of voting due to a mutiny by a few conservatives on Tuesday, the House unexpectedly adjourned without electing a new speaker.
The Republican House is set to pass some proposed rules on January 3, including a resolution to establish a subcommittee to investigate “the Weaponization of the Federal Government” during President Joe Biden’s administration.
Congressional Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California has sent a letter to the Committee investigating the Capitol incursion urging it to preserve all of its work so that the incoming Republican majority can review it.
Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader for the U.S. House of Representatives, stated that he would remove several prominent Democrats from their current positions if elected speaker.
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.
In the House of Representatives, Republicans were on track to retake control on Monday, as Congress returned to work and new members slated to enter office next year began orientation.