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Bernie Sanders introduces his largest minimum wage proposal yet

A Senate committee will soon take up a bill that would more than double the minimum wage -- though the legislation's chances of passage are slim.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont who chairs the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, said a $17-an-hour minimum wage is needed to help workers keep pace with the rising cost of living across the United States.

"I am delighted to announce this morning that on June 14, the Senate HELP Committee will be marking up a

House Republicans voting on their debt ceiling plan after McCarthy caves on last-minute compromise

House Republicans began voting Wednesday on legislation that would raise the nation's debt limit while cutting federal government spending -- an effort intended to force Democrats into negotiations even as the bill has scant chance of becoming law.

"This week we will pass a bill on this floor that will lift the debt ceiling -- something the Senate has not done, something the president has not negotiated -- and send it over to the Senate, because we think this is a responsibility," Speaker Kevin

House GOP narrowly passes bill to raise debt limit and cut spending; White House called it 'ransom'

House Republicans on Wednesday narrowly passed a bill to increase the nation's debt ceiling while cutting federal government spending -- and while the legislation has no prospect of becoming law, GOP leaders hope it will help force negotiations with Democrats.

The proposal, known as the Limit, Save, Grow Act, passed 217-215, with four Republicans joining all Democrats in voting no.

Those Republicans were Reps. Andy Biggs, Ken Buck, Tim Burchett and Matt Gaetz.

McCarthy held a news conference

Jamaal Bowman says Congress is 'broken' after spat with Thomas Massie over Nashville shooting

Rep. Jamaal Bowman expanded Thursday on his prior outburst against Rep. Thomas Massie over gun violence, arguing more Americans "should be yelling and screaming" following the mass shooting in Nashville.

Bowman, who was a middle school principal prior to his election to Congress in 2020, argued the "broken" institution of Congress has failed to provide a remedy for the "sick society" that allows gun violence to occur regularly.

"We're a sick society," Bowman told reporters outside the Capitol.

Proposal to put unruly passengers on no-fly list introduced in Congress

A bipartisan group of lawmakers re-introduced legislation Wednesday that would create a no-fly list for passengers fined or convicted for assaulting crew members on board an aircraft.

The Protection from Abusive Passengers Act, originally introduced in April 2022, would direct the Transportation Security Administration to "create and manage a program" that bars such unruly passengers from flying again.

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., along with Reps. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-P

House Republicans fail to override Biden's 1st presidential veto

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The Republican-led House failed on Thursday to override President Joe Biden's veto of a resolution that would have prevented retirement fund managers from accounting for certain social factors when making investment decisions.

The vote was 219-200 in favor of overcoming the veto, but a two-thirds majority vote is needed.

Rep. Jared Golden of Maine was the only Democrat who voted yes. Fifteen members did not vote.

The House initially passed H.J. Res. 30 on Feb. 28 with the support of all Repub

Santos denies new allegation he organized 2017 credit card skimming operation

Rep. George Santos on Friday denied a new allegation from Gustavo Ribeiro Trelha that he was behind a credit card skimming operation that resulted in fraud charges for Trelha back in 2017.

Politico first reported Thursday that Trelha, who was convicted and deported to Brazil, sent a sworn statement to federal authorities this week accusing the New York Republican of organizing the operation in Seattle, Washington. The U.S. Secret Service confirmed to ABC News it received a letter from Trelha th

Republican senators optimistic Mitch McConnell is 'gonna be fine' after concussion

There's optimism in the Republican conference about the health of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after lawmakers were briefed on McConnell's condition by his longtime aide and current chief of staff, Sharon Soderstrom, during a closed-door lunch on Thursday.

Sodesterom told the members that her boss is alert, talking and expected to make a full recovery from a fall and concussion he suffered while attending a dinner at a Washington hotel on Wednesday night.

"Wish him well. He's a tough

George Santos says he will comply '100%' with House ethics investigation

Embattled New York Rep. George Santos said Friday that he will comply "100%" with the House Ethics Committee, which is probing numerous allegations against the freshman Republican.

The committee voted unanimously Thursday to establish an "Investigative Subcommittee" to look into the claims made against Santos, which is the panel's first move toward formally investigating him.

Among the accusations the subcommittee will look at are whether Santos "engaged in unlawful activity with respect to hi

McCarthy defends giving Fox host Tucker Carlson access to previously unreleased Jan. 6 security video

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday defended giving Fox host Tucker Carlson exclusive access to nearly 42,000 hours of previously unreleased surveillance video from the day of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

He said other networks and the American public would get access to the video as "soon as possible" but would not commit to a timeline.

"Well, first of all, we didn't hand over anything. Tucker was interested. You had videos for more than two years. I didn't hear anybody concerne

Fox host Tucker Carlson says he's gained access to previously unreleased Jan. 6 security video

House GOP leaders appear to have given a Fox News host exclusive access to more than 40-thousand hours of previously unreleased surveillance camera footage from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

After Axios reported on Monday that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had authorized the release, Fox host Tucker Carlson said on his program Monday night that he had gained "unfettered" access to the video, saying that some of his "smartest producers" have been reviewing the footage at an undisclosed loc

Some of George Santos' constituents come to Capitol Hill to demand his expulsion

About 45 constituents of Republican Rep. George Santos traveled from New York's 3rd Congressional District to Capitol Hill Tuesday to demand Congress vote to expel him.

"We are here because Speaker McCarthy apparently cannot hear us when we speak from Long Island," said Jody Kass. Kass is the coordinator of Concerned Citizens of NY-03, a nonpartisan group who want to see Santos ousted from office.

"Speaker McCarthy, if the GOP is so concerned about election integrity, how about doing something

Democrats launch dads caucus to focus on family issues, push for paid leave

Four House Democrats launched the Congressional Dads Caucus on Thursday, joining together around a legislative agenda that includes expanding parental leave, the child tax credit and other family-first initiatives.

Reps. Jimmy Gomez of California, Andy Kim of New Jersey and Dan Goldman of New York -- all fathers -- announced the formation of the caucus alongside Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., a member of the Moms in the House.

"The formation of this caucus is rooted in a simple idea that dads ne
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