Stories tagged: "US House of Representatives"

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) led the Thursday news conference on Capitol Hill. (Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib via Facebook)
Michigan Democrat Leads Effort to Strengthen Landmark Civil Rights Laws

A group of Democratic US House members on Thursday called for the GOP-led chamber to pass the Justice For All Act, which they say will protect Americans from racial discrimination. 

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Scorecard: Michigan Republicans Don’t Care About the Environment

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters this week released the results of its National Environmental Scorecard, which evaluates whether the state’s elected leaders in Congress are actually working to protect the environment—or simply ignoring the problem. 

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, (D-Michigan) left, talks with Rep. Elissa Slotkin, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
5 Things to Know: Michigan Democrat Elissa Slotkin Runs for US Senate

More than 600 days before the election, US Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Lansing) has announced a run for the US Senate seat that’s being vacated by retiring Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2024. 

US Rep. Debbie Dingell at at Teamsters 337 rally on March 20, 2021. (Ken Coleman/Michigan Advance)
Dingell: No One ‘Should Have to Experience the Trauma my Family Did’

New federal legislation aims to close loopholes that allow abusers and stalkers to access guns.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., left, talks with Rep. Elissa Slotkin, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Will Slotkin Run to Replace Stabenow in US Senate? Probably.

In what is quickly emerging as one of the most closely watched Senate races of the 2024 campaign, US Rep. Elissa Slotkin is aggressively acting on Stabenow's call for "the next generation of leadership."

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.

This April 28, 2021, file photo shows the US Capitol building in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
We May Not Know Who Controls the US House and Senate for a Few Days—or Even Weeks

Control of the two chambers of Congress will come down to mail ballots that are still being counted in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon—and possibly a December Senate run-off election in Georgia.