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Israel’s Netanyahu loses vote on key parliamentary committee

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a ceremony for fallen soldiers of Israel’s wars at the Yad Lebanim House on the eve of Memorial Day, in Jerusalem, April 13, 2021. Debbie Hill/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo April 19, 2021 JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lost an important vote on Monday […]

U.S. House committee approves blueprint for Big Tech crackdown

FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in a combination photo/File Photo April 15, 2021 By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has formally approved a report accusing Big Tech companies of buying or crushing smaller firms, Representative David Cicilline’s office said in a statement Thursday. […]

House Committee Approves Another Attempt to Grant DC Statehood in Party-Line Vote

Democrats in the House Oversight Committee have voted along party lines to pass a bill seeking to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, sending their bill to a full House vote. The panel voted 25-19 to advance H.R. 51, also known as the “Washington, D.C. Admission Act,” to grant statehood to residents in the district […]

Indiana Absentee Ballot Application Bill Scaled Back by House Committee

An absentee ballot application bill that would have made new identification requirements necessary was greatly scaled back by a House committee on Thursday. A central part of the proposed bill, known as SB 353, would require voters to show their driver’s license number on absentee ballot applications or write out the last four numbers of […]

House Committee Announces Probe Into Matt Gaetz Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it is beginning its own probe into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) following allegations of sexual misconduct. Gaetz has denied the allegations and hired a legal team to fight the charges. “The Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative Matt Gaetz may have engaged in sexual misconduct and/or illicit drug […]

McCarthy Says Gaetz Could Lose Committee Seats If Allegations Are True

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) could lose his seats on the House Armed Services and Judiciary committees if allegations that he had an improper relationship with a 17-year-old are true, said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Gaetz confirmed on social media and to media outlets Tuesday night that he is being investigated by the Department of […]

$5,000 Metal Detector Fine for Republican Congressman Upheld by Ethics Committee

The House Ethics Committee has rejected an appeal made by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) over a $5,000 fine for evading metal detector screening in violation of the House’s new security rules. According to a Feb. 4 memo (pdf) by Capitol Police, Gohmert “deliberately avoided” the screening when he entered the House chamber that day, and […]

House Rejects GOP Resolution to Remove Swalwell From Intelligence Committee

The House has voted to reject a resolution put forth by Republicans to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) from the House Intelligence Committee over concerns about his past ties to an alleged Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spy. Lawmakers voted mainly on party lines 218-200 to dismiss House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)’s resolution that was introduced to the House on Wednesday. The resolution relies […]

House GOP Leader Files Resolution to Remove Swalwell From Intelligence Committee Over Chinese Spy Allegations

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) filed a resolution Thursday to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) from the House Intelligence Committee following reports that he may have been compromised by a Chinese Communist Party spy. “Swalwell engaged in a years-long relationship with a suspected Chinese spy, and his conduct makes clear he has no place […]