Rep. Tenney introduces resolution to reassure Americans the GOP will protect social security
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-New York) introduced a resolution expressing the House of Representatives believe Social Security should be preserved and protected for current beneficiaries, and for future generations to come.foxnews.com
Republicans introduce joint resolution demanding Russia lose permanent seat on UN Security Council
Several high-profile Republicans are introducing a joint resolution calling on President Biden to pressure the United Nations to strip Russia of its permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, which gives Moscow a veto over the council's resolutions.news.yahoo.com
GOP bill would prohibit government from charging US evacuees for flights out of Afghanistan
A new House Republican bill would prohibit the U.S. government from charging U.S. citizens for their evacuation or repatriation flights out of Afghanistan, a response to the State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Kabul telling evacuees to sign a form promising to pay up to $2,000 or more to get out of the country.news.yahoo.com
Here are the Republicans calling for Biden's removal amid Afghanistan fallout
The fall of Kabul on Sunday and the resultant emergency evacuation of U.S. citizens from Afghanistan have triggered a wave of outrage among lawmakers, with numerous Republicans going beyond mere criticism of the Biden administration's drawdown of U.S. troops to say that the president ought to vacate office.news.yahoo.com
Everyone on the House Small Business Committee is mad at Janet Yellen over testimony no-show
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen incidentally inspired some bipartisanship in the House on Wednesday when she didn't appear to testify before the House Small Business Committee about COVID-19 relief funding. The pushback to the no-show, PBS' Lisa Desjardins notes, is "unusual." Rep. Nydia Valazquez (D-N.Y.), the committee chair, said that by declining to appear, Yellen is "in complete disregard for the law," likely referring to stipulations in December's relief package.news.yahoo.com
GOP's Tenney, who won House seat by 109 votes, is sworn in
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, delivered the oath of office Thursday morning to Tenney in the House chamber in a brief, socially distanced ceremony. Tenney, 59, built a substantial Election Day lead based on votes cast at polling stations, but her advantage shrank to nearly nothing as a record number of mail-in ballots, mostly cast by Democrats, were counted. Important notes related to challenged ballots were lost because they had been written on sticky notes that lost their adhesiveness and fell off. In the end, a judge ruled that Tenney won by 109 votes out of nearly 319,000 votes cast, or a margin of just 0.034%. The victory gives Tenney revenge for her 2018 loss, but she returns to a Washington in which Republicans have lost the White House, the House and the Senate.
Judge rules Republican Tenney won last open US House race
FILE - In this June 10, 2015 file photo, assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, R-New Hartford, speaks during a news conference at the Capitol, in Albany, N.Y. A New York judge ruled Friday that Republican Claudia Tenney defeated US Rep. Anthony Brindisi by 109 votes in last open race. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)ALBANY, N.Y. – A New York judge ruled Friday that Republican Claudia Tenney defeated U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi by 109 votes in the nation's last undecided congressional race. He rejected an argument by Brindisi's lawyers that certification of the election results should be delayed until an appeals court had a chance to review the case. DelConte said Brindisi can still challenge the election in the House and potentially unseat Tenney. The U.S. House can unseat a member who is “not truly the lawful winner of an election,” the judge wrote.
House Dems seek to hold suburbs as Trump's slide worries GOP
Democrats boast an ever-expanding target list that includes a half-dozen Republican seats in Texas plus others outside Atlanta, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Phoenix. The tale of two districts 1,600 miles apart spotlights that many pivotal House races hinge on suburban voters. We're still on offense, said Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., who leads House Democrats' campaign organization. Since January 2019, all 29 Democrats in House districts Trump carried in 2016 have banked more money than their GOP challengers, usually by multiples. The same is true for all but two of the 24 other Democrats in seats Republicans said they'd pursue aggressively this year.
Republican Claudia Tenney is leaning toward running again for the battleground House seat she lost in 2018
Former Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney is leaning toward running again for the battleground House seat she lost during last year's midterm election. Tenney told CNBC she met earlier this year with leaders from the National Republican Congressional Committee, who encouraged her to run for the New York 22nd District seat she lost to Democrat Anthony Brindisi by 1 percentage point in 2018. "They know that I am the only one who can win it," said Tenney, who added that she's "leaning closer to running." At the moment, election analysts such as Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball rank the 22nd District seat as a toss-up. Federal Election Commission records show Tenney finished raising $3.2 million while Brindisi brought in $4.6 million.cnbc.com