Republicans are ratcheting up pressure for President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats to adopt stricter border policies if he hopes to see more funding for issues like Ukraine. Members of Congress have been debating for weeks over a $105 billion supplemental spending request from President Biden, which ties about $60 billion in new funding for […]
Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will leave Congress in a matter of weeks at the end of this year, the California Republican announced. Mr. McCarthy made the announcement in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, in which he said he was “leaving the House but not the fight.” The former speaker applauded his […]
Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) said Tuesday that he is dropping his senatorial “holds” on hundreds of promotions of U.S. military officials awaiting Senate confirmation, but he is continuing to block approval votes on the most highly ranked candidates. The senator said he will continue his holds for four-star general nominees, but all other promotions will […]
President Joe Biden received payments from one of his son’s businesses, according to bank records made public on Dec. 4. President Biden received the payments starting in September 2018, according to the records, which were obtained and released by the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee. The records show President Biden, who was at the […]
For the sixth time in U.S. history, the 234-year-old House of Representatives expelled a member, Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), on Dec. 1. The final vote on the resolution, introduced by House Ethics Chair Michael Guest (R-Miss.) to send Mr. Santos packing was 310-115 with two voting “present,” fulfilling the two-thirds requirement for the measure. 105 […]
Lawmakers raising transparency concerns over a new virus outbreak in China. A whistleblower recently told our sister media, The Epoch Times, that the Chinese Communist Party is secretly ordering officials to downplay the outbreak, which is overwhelming hospitals. Reports now that this mystery pneumonia is now in the US, in Ohio and Massachusetts. Congress is […]
Taking a stand against the Chinese Communist Party is not an easy feat for citizens inside China. Nevertheless, thousands have done so, and some of these voices are being reinforced outside the U.S. Capitol. NTD’s Melina Wisecup reports from Capitol Hill.
President Joe Biden’s son has agreed to testify to Congress, one of his lawyers said on Nov. 28. Hunter Biden will answer questions before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee, lawyer Abbe Lowell said in a missive to the chairman of the panel. “Our client will get right to it by agreeing to answer […]
NEW YORK—Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) said he expects to be expelled from Congress following a scathing report by the House Ethics Committee that found substantial evidence of lawbreaking by the New York Republican. In a defiant speech Friday, Mr. Santos insisted he was “not going anywhere.” But he acknowledged that his time as a member […]
Congress has delayed a government spending showdown until after the holidays, but the temporary fix only kicks divisive budget decisions down the road for a few months. Lawmakers still have the responsibility of passing full-year funding bills, which they’ll take up again next week. NTD has more on what challenges lie ahead as House Republicans […]
More festivities over in the nation’s Capitol. More than 7,000 people from across the United States gathered in the heart of Washington to participate in the 22nd annual Turkey Trot. In true holiday spirit, they’re racing to give back. NTD’s Melina Wisecup takes us there.
The crash and explosion at a U.S.-Canadian border checkpoint at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls was not a terrorist attack, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said in an update on Wednesday evening. “At this time, there is no indication of a terrorist attack,” Ms. Hochul told reporters. “Let me repeat that: At this time, […]
GAZA/JERUSALEM—The leader of the Hamas terrorist group said on Tuesday a truce deal with Israel was close and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he hoped for good news soon about hostages, the most optimistic signals so far of a deal to pause the war in Gaza and free captives. Hamas was “close to reaching […]
Millions of Americans are hitting the roads and taking to the skies as thunderstorms impact parts of the United States, but early travelers can expect to avoid major disruptions. This holiday season is expected to be the busiest ever for travel with the peak hitting on Tuesday and Wednesday. NTD’s Melina Wisecup is at Reagan […]
More than 40,000 hours of Jan. 6 Capitol Police security video will be made public on a dedicated website starting immediately and ramping up in the coming months, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) announced on Nov. 17. However, individual video clips released to media or other requesters will have the faces of identifiable individuals blurred, […]
Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas) spoke with NTD congressional correspondent Melina Wisecup on Nov. 15 after a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “Worldwide Threats to the Homeland,” at which Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Christine Abizaid testified. Mr. Pfluger criticized Mr. Mayorkas for the […]
The House Homeland Security Committee is nearing an end to its impeachment inquiry into DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Mayorkas and FBI director Christopher Wray testified before the committee and were grilled with questions on threats to the homeland. Such as the uptick in Chinese nationals crossing the border, and the possible presence of Hamas-related terrorists […]
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.) announced that committee Republicans are entering the final phase of a five-phase impeachment investigation against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and said the House could move ahead with an impeachment vote by the end of the year. Speaking with NTD News on Wednesday, Mr. Green said […]
The House of Representatives on Nov. 14 passed a stop-gap spending bill to continue government funding in two stages through Feb. 2. 209 Democrats joined 127 Republicans to pass the measure in a vote of 336-95. It was opposed by 93 Republicans and two Democrats. The bipartisan passage produced a major win for Speaker Mike […]
Congress returns to DC and faces a tight deadline to avoid a government shutdown. House Speaker Mike Johnson has a plan in place, but it’s already meeting with resistance on both sides. NTD’s Melina Wisecup has more.
Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) told reporters on Nov. 9 that there are many issues around which House Republicans are not united, and that if the situation continues, “we won’t keep the house.” It’s important, Mr. Nehls said, that the Conference get behind Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and help him, given the “soup sandwich” or “mission […]
Congress is once again debating a continuing resolution (CR), an interim measure designed to sustain government operations until a real agreement on funding can be achieved, as it faces the risk of a government shutdown. But it seems that as of Nov. 9, House Republicans haven’t settled on exactly what this CR would entail, despite […]
Billions of dollars are flowing from foreign adversaries to our college campuses exposing America to espionage and traditional American values taking a backseat to disinformation campaigns from regimes like the Chinese Communist Party and the Hamas terrorist group. Now the house is taking action to shine a light on this pervasive foreign influence. NTD’s Melina Wisecup […]
Doris Liber, mother of 26-year-old Guy Iluz—who was taken hostage during the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel on Oct. 7—pleaded with the U.S. government to help find her son at a Tuesday press conference. Ms. Liber spoke to reporters alongside both other family members of hostages taken during the attack and House Republican leaders, who […]
Once again the clock is ticking to fund the government after a shutdown was barely averted in September. The issue was kicked down the road with a short-term funding measure, that ultimately got Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy ousted from his job. Here’s NTD’s Melina Wisecup with more from Capitol Hill.
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) spoke with NTD congressional correspondent Melina Wisecup on Friday about his views on some Democratic lawmakers’ criticism of the Israeli military operations in Gaza that have caused civilian casualties. The terrorist group Hamas has taken Palestinians in Gaza hostage and uses them as shields, Mr. Hoyer said, which has left Israel […]
A group of 13 Democratic U.S. Senators have joined calls for a “short-term cessation of hostilities” between the Israeli military and Hamas, citing concerns about the risk this fighting poses to civilians in Gaza. On Thursday, Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), […]
The House passed a bill on Nov. 2 to provide $14.3 billion in funding to Israel amid its conflict with the Hamas and Hezbollah terror groups, with 194 Democrats voting in opposition. The supplemental funding passed 226–196. Twelve Democrats voted in favor of it. Two Republicans voted against it: Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and […]
A common theme of this Republican-led house is getting government spending under control. And they’re sticking to it even when providing aid to Israel. Speaker Mike Johnson plans to offset the cost of the $14 billion aid package by cutting funding to the IRS—a plan that Democrats aren’t happy about.
On Capitol Hill, several protesters interrupted an Israel-related hearing in the senate where Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken were testifying on Tuesday. Meanwhile, White House cabinet members are facing opposition in Congress to President Joe Biden’s $106 billion request for emergency funding to Israel, Gaza, Ukraine, and more.
The U.S. House, where Republicans hold a small majority, on Oct. 30 released its supplemental bill to send assistance to Israel, which has been under a barrage of attacks by the terrorist group Hamas since Oct. 7. The measure allocates the $14.3 billion requested by the Biden administration, but offsets that amount with the same […]
In another high-level meeting between China and U.S. officials, foreign minister Wang Yi visits Washington. President Joe Biden has recently sent four officials to China to ease tensions. What’s at the heart of these tensions, and how should President Biden approach the China challenge? NTD spoke with Andy Keiser, senior principal at Navigators Global. He […]
Will there be an economic fallout due to the war between Israel and Hamas? Joel Griffith, an economic policy fellow at The Heritage Foundation, explores what the war means to our economy trying to recover from record-high inflation.
Does Google exert an anti-Semitic influence over searches? Watchdog Media research center has made a curious discovery about the answers given by the big tech giant’s AI Chatbot, when asked about Israel and the Hamas the terrorist group.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) formally introduced a measure on Thursday that will force the House of Representatives to decide whether to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) over accusations she has engaged in anti-Semitic activity and led an “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol last week. Ms. Greene initially announced the censure resolution on Tuesday but […]
A growing number of Republican lawmakers are voicing their opposition to a proposal put forward by President Joe Biden to include new defense assistance for Israel in a larger $105 billion spending package. President Biden’s supplemental defense spending proposal includes about $14 billion to bolster Israel’s security after Hamas gunmen carried out a widespread attack […]
Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) has been elected speaker of the House of Representatives, clearing the way for the chamber to reopen after 22 days of enforced idleness since the ouster of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). He became the 56th speaker of the chamber on Oct. 25, winning 220 votes—including unanimous support from the Republican […]
Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) is the third consecutive GOP speaker-designate to withdraw from the race under fierce opposition from a minority of his fellow Republicans. The House has been largely paralyzed for three weeks without a speaker. Mr. Emmer, 62, won an intra-conference nominating contest 117-97 on Oct. 24. But a confirming vote taken […]
House Republicans return to Washington on Oct. 23 for a third attempt to elect a speaker in as many weeks. The deeply divided Republican conference is back to square one in its quest for a leader after a tumultuous series of events that began with the ouster of the former speaker and includes the failed […]
House Republicans revoked the nomination of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for speaker of the House in a vote of no-confidence taken on Oct. 20, shortly after he continued to lose ground on a third ballot on the House floor. The 112 to 86 vote came amid intense frustration among House members over the events of […]
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) will hold a press conference Friday morning after his candidacy for House speaker lost some support among Republicans in a second ballot on Wednesday. “[Mr. Jordan] will hold a press conference tomorrow morning, Friday, October 20, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. ET in the Rayburn Room of the U.S. Capitol,” read a […]
The House of Representatives remains without a speaker as Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) failed to receive a majority on a second ballot, cast on Oct. 18. Mr. Jordan received 199 Republican votes, one fewer than the previous ballot and 18 short of the number needed to elect him. Also, 22 Republicans refused to vote for […]
Nominee for House speaker Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) failed to get confirmed on Tuesday in the first round of the floor vote, due to opposition from 20 Republicans. Reps. Mario Diaz Balart (R-Fla.) and Ken Buck (R-Colo.), two of the 20 defectors, told NTD congressional correspondent Melina Wisecup after the vote that they would hold […]
Two weeks after Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) historic ouster as speaker, the House is set to vote today to find a replacement. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is looking to secure 217 votes from fellow Republicans needed for him to win the gavel. The Trump-endorsed candidate has picked up some endorsements from holdouts, but whether he […]
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is inching closer to becoming second in line to the presidency as House Republicans look to finally settle upon who will succeed Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as House speaker. “I felt good walking into the conference. I feel even better now,” Mr. Jordan told reporters after a GOP conference on Oct. […]
One House Republican is confident that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) will become the next House speaker, but he expects it may take more than one vote to get Mr. Jordan there. House Republicans voted 124-81 on Friday to select Mr. Jordan as the next House speaker, but some Republican holdouts kept Mr. […]
Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas) spoke to NTD congressional correspondent Melina Wisecup on Monday about a floor vote for House speaker, which is expected to be held on Tuesday. She said the priority right now is to make sure House Republicans come together and vote for Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)—the latest Republican nominee for speaker. […]
House Republicans have selected their second speaker nominee in three days and will now make a second attempt to bring their designee to a vote on the House floor. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) won the latest nomination on Oct. 13, defeating Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) 124-88. The outcome came after five days of […]
Frustration is growing among House Republicans, with the pathway to selecting a new speaker not looking promising. After a closed-door meeting meant to hash out different points of view, many expressed uncertainty about whether Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) would have been the right candidate to take on the gavel.