Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in January 2021, conceded Tuesday night she had lost her bid for a 7th term in an all-party primary held last week. Republican Joe Kent, a former Green Beret who had Trump’s endorsement, pulled ahead of Herrera […] The post Herrera Beutler, who voted to impeach Trump, concedes loss in primary appeared first on Roll Call.
For some races that could be hot in the fall, there were no contests in Tuesday’s primaries in Vermont, Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin. But voters were filling a House vacancy representing Minnesota for the rest of the year, and could be setting the stage for Vermont to be the last state to send at a woman […] The post Who won Tuesday’s elections in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin appeared first on Roll Call.
Thomas Smith, a veteran U.S. Capitol Police officer facing criminal charges for trying to cover up a 2020 hit-and-run in Georgetown — which left a motorcyclist injured — has resigned from the department, sources said. Smith was indicted in June on seven charges stemming from the crash, including obstructing justice, violating a person’s civil rights […] The post Capitol Police officer facing criminal charges tied to hit-and-run cover-up resigns, sources say appeared first on Roll Call.
President Joe Biden and, from left, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrive on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday for the signing of the chips and science bill that will provide massive funding for the domestic semiconductor industry. The post Capitol Lens | Feeling chipper appeared first on Roll Call.
The House Ways and Means Committee can use a federal law to gain access to the tax returns of former President Donald Trump, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled Tuesday. The decision from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in a long-running legal dispute would […] The post Appeals court sides with House in fight over Trump tax returns appeared first on Roll Call.
The debate over the sweeping climate, health and tax bill passed by Senate Democrats last weekend is already moving to the campaign trail, even before the House has cleared it for President Joe Biden’s signature. One Nation, the nonprofit associated with the Senate Leadership Fund — the super PAC run by allies of Senate Minority Leader […] The post Climate, health and tax debate moves quickly to campaign realm appeared first on Roll Call.
The Department of Homeland Security announced late Monday it will begin phasing out a Trump-era program that requires some asylum-seekers to spend months in Mexico, after a Texas federal judge dissolved his earlier order that required the program’s revival. The department said in a news release that it is “committed to ending the court-ordered implementation” […] The post DHS to phase out ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy after court action appeared first on Roll Call.
Spending by the cryptocurrency lobby hit a record high last quarter, as members of Congress from both parties and chambers proved willing to engage with the industry’s top priorities. The industry and its advocates spent at least $6.8 million lobbying Congress and the federal government from April through the end of June, up 31 percent […] The post Crypto sector lobbying expenditures up a third in second quarter appeared first on Roll Call.
The American Civil Liberties Union urged federal immigration authorities on Tuesday to end dozens of cooperation agreements with local law enforcement agencies that the group identified as having the worst records of civil rights violations, bad jails or prisons and other factors. In a letter first obtained by CQ Roll Call, Kary Moss, the ACLU’s […] The post ACLU urges end to some local immigration enforcement deals appeared first on Roll Call.
Former President Donald Trump said in a statement that FBI agents had conducted a raid of his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida, a development that sparked reactions from members of Congress as legal experts called it a major step in a criminal investigation It was not immediately clear what the FBI may have been seeking, though […] The post Trump says FBI conducted raid of his Mar-a-Lago property appeared first on Roll Call.