118th Congress

McCarthy may jump into U.S. House speaker race, as crises overseas mount

BY: , , and - October 9, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans will gather behind closed doors beginning Monday night in an attempt to decide who should become the chamber’s next speaker, a race with a renewed sense of urgency with ally Israel now at war and the House in paralysis. Louisiana’s Steve Scalise and Ohio’s Jim Jordan are the only candidates […]

Rep. Don Davis

US Rep. Don Davis says he’ll vote to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy

BY: - October 3, 2023

U.S. Rep. Don Davis, a North Carolina Democrat, announced that he will vote to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his job.  Davis represents the 1st Congressional District and is serving his first term in Congress. He is a former state senator.  U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican and McCarthy nemesis, is trying to […]

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Split in U.S. House GOP raises potential for government shutdown this fall

BY: - August 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress jetted off for the August recess without a plan in place to avoid a partial government shutdown when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1 — and the lawmakers who write spending bills acknowledge that it’s a real possibility, given deep divisions. The stalemate stems from a split among House […]

Congresswoman Deborah Ross talks Medicaid, gun violence, energy policy, and the Trump indictment

BY: - April 10, 2023

State and federal lawmakers are now into some of the busiest days of their respective 2023 sessions, and as NC Newsline was was reminded once again in a conversation with Congresswoman Deborah Ross of North Carolina’s Second District, policy divisions on a host of key issues remain stark. On matters as diverse as gun violence, […]