Category: Congress

House Republicans Elect Mike Johnson as New Speaker After Weeks of Turmoil

In a protracted and contentious process that ground Congress to a halt for over three weeks, House Republicans have finally chosen a new Speaker. Mike Johnson, R-La., a lower-ranking member of the GOP leadership and notorious right-wing election denier, emerged as the victor on Wednesday, succeeding the ousted Californian Kevin McCarthy.

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Denver Court Hears Arguments on Trump’s Eligibility for 2024 Ballot

Denver district court is considering a lawsuit to prevent former President Donald Trump from appearing on Colorado’s 2024 ballot due to his alleged involvement in the U.S. Capitol attack on January 6, 2021. Colorado Judge Sarah Wallace recently rejected Trump’s attempt to dismiss the case, which was filed last month on behalf of six voters in the Denver district.

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Ranking Member Waters Urges Fortune 100 Financial Services CEOs to Remain Committed to Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Despite Republican Threats

 Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to the CEOs of the nation’s Fortune 100 financial services companies urging them to continue their diversity and inclusion practices, particularly following threats from Republican Attorneys General pressuring them to divest from these practices, which Congresswoman Waters slammed them for in a recently released statement

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