Stories tagged: "congress"

Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Virginia State Sen. Jennifer McClellan, smiles as she greets voters at an early voting location in Richmond, Va., Saturday, May 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
State Senator Jennifer McClellan Wins Fourth District Special Election to Succeed Rep. Donald McEachin

State Senator Jennifer McClellan has been declared the winner of the special election held today in Virginia’s fourth congressional district, which is made up of parts of Richmond, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, and Emporia. 

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., listens to the fifth round of votes in the House chamber as the House meets for a second day to elect a speaker and convene the 118th Congress in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Republicans Repeatedly Failed to Elect a New House Speaker. Here’s What That Means and Why It Matters

The new Republican-controlled House has thus far failed six separate times to elect a House Speaker—the first time such a debacle has occurred since 1923. Until the new Congress elects a speaker, the House cannot assign members to committees, introduce or vote on legislation, help constituents, or even swear in members.

Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, state Sen. Jennifer McClellan prepares for a debate at Virginia Sate University in Petersburg, Va., Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Jennifer McClellan Wins Democratic Nomination for February VA-04 Special Election

After all 27,900 ballots were counted by hand, state Sen. Jennifer McClellan has been declared the winner of Tuesday’s primary to be the Democratic candidate for an upcoming February special election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by the recent death of Rep. Donald McEachin.

FILE - Virginia state Sen. Joe Morrissey, D-Richmond, speaks during an interview in his office on March 5, 2020, at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Morrissey and state Sen. Jennifer McClellan have jumped into the crowded field of candidates Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, seeking to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin, who died in November. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
‘Unapologetically’ Anti-Abortion and Scandal-Ridden Democrat Joe Morrissey Joins the Race To Represent 4th Congressional District

Since Morrissey’s views on abortion align more closely with his Republican colleagues than with those of the party he belongs to, his election could mean a potential nationwide abortion ban.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks to the chamber for final votes as the House wraps up its work for the week, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. McCarthy is seeking enough GOP backing to become Democrat Nancy Pelosi's successor when Republicans take control of the House in the new Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Republicans’ Agenda Focuses on Social Security Cuts and Sham Investigations—Not Working Families

Between Republicans’ economic agenda, spurious investigations, and threatened impeachments, the House is looking at a busy but unproductive year.

FILE - The House select committee tasked with investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol meets to hold one of former President Donald Trump's allies in contempt, former strategist Steve Bannon, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 19, 2021. From left to right, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
FULL TRANSCRIPT: Here’s what was said at the first Jan. 6 Committee hearing

On June 9, 2022, the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol held the first in a series of public hearings.