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House committee votes to give Biden power to ban TikTok

House Foreign Affairs Committee votes in favor of measure granting the administration new powers to ban the ByteDance-owned app.

House committee votes to give Biden power to ban TikTok

GOP Rep. claiming Jewish heritage dubbed the 'new George Santos’

Jewish background of Anna Paulina Luna thrown into doubt alongside evidence showing her grandfather fought for the Nazis.

GOP Rep. claiming Jewish heritage dubbed the 'new George Santos’

George Santos likely to face House Ethics Committee probe

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy confirms that Santos will face a House panel investigation in the near future.

George Santos likely to face House Ethics Committee probe

32 members of Congress put forward bill to condemn antisemitism

Resolution also recognizes Israel as ‘America’s legitimate and democratic ally.’

32 members of Congress put forward bill to condemn antisemitism

House to vote on removal of Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee

The vote was made possible after a second Republican holdout revealed he would back Omar's ouster.

House to vote on removal of Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee

As soon as Wednesday:

House to vote on Omar's removal from Foreign Affairs Committee

The vote is possible after Republican Rep. Victoria Spartz agreed to vote in favor.

House to vote on Omar's removal from Foreign Affairs Committee

George Santos to recuse himself from committee positions

Disgraced House rep. agrees to step back from committee assignments in wake of multiple scandals.

George Santos to recuse himself from committee positions

DOJ won't hand over info on Biden documents

Justice Department rejects request from House Judiciary Committee Chair for info on probe into Biden's classified documents.

DOJ won't hand over info on Biden documents

McCarthy's bid to block Omar from House committee hits snag

Several Republicans say they will not vote for House Speaker's proposal to block Rep. Omar from sitting on the Foreign Affairs Committee.

McCarthy's bid to block Omar from House committee hits snag

Report:

US Rep. George Santos participated in drag shows

According to former associates, the conservative representative participated in multiple shows in Brazil in the early 2000s.

US Rep. George Santos participated in drag shows

Agudath Israel helps stop permanent daylight saving bill

Bill which would have been disruptive to daily prayer shelved by Congress after campaign by Jewish org.

Agudath Israel helps stop permanent daylight saving bill

The deadlock continues:

McCarthy loses 11th vote for House Speaker

The speakership race is headed to a 12th ballot, tying it for the fifth-longest speaker selection process.

McCarthy loses 11th vote for House Speaker

Washington, DC:

US Representative to be sworn in on comic book

Rep-elect Robert Garcia says he will swear on the Constitution, a photo of his parents, his citizenship certificate & a Superman comic book.

US Representative to be sworn in on comic book

House remains deadlocked on new speaker

US House of Representatives holds three more votes in attempt to elect speaker, without success.

House remains deadlocked on new speaker

On the wrong side of history:

Rep. McCarthy fails three times to be elected House Speaker

Rep. Kevin McCarthy fails to win 218 votes in order to become House Speaker. A fourth vote is expected later on Tuesday.

Rep. McCarthy fails three times to be elected House Speaker

New York:

District attorney to investigate congressman-elect George Santos

Republican politician under fire for lying about numerous issues including his Jewish heritage.

District attorney to investigate congressman-elect George Santos

House committee bans TikTok on House-managed mobile devices

US House of Representatives Committee on House Administration cites "number of security risks".

House committee bans TikTok on House-managed mobile devices

Republican Jewish coalition bans George Santos over false claims

Incoming GOP rep. denounced by group over false claims on his resume and misrepresenting Jewish ancestry.

Republican Jewish coalition bans George Santos over false claims

George Santos maintains Jewish heritage claim

Republican congressman-elect says he identifies as 'Jew-ish,' not 'Jewish' after being caught lying about grandparents surviving Holocaust.

George Santos maintains Jewish heritage claim

Report:

Congressman-elect lied about having Nazi refugee grandparents

New York Republican elected to the House in November accused of fabricating resume and also lying about having Nazi refugee grandparents.

Congressman-elect lied about having Nazi refugee grandparents

House committee votes:

Trump’s tax records to be released to the public

Ways and Means Committee, which has a Democratic majority, votes to release former President’s tax information to the public.

Trump’s tax records to be released to the public

Hakeem Jeffries elected to lead House Democrats

Jeffries will take over from Nancy Pelosi who was the party's leader in the House for two decades.

Hakeem Jeffries elected to lead House Democrats

Steny Hoyer steps down from House leadership role

Hoyer, 83, was known for his closeness to AIPAC, steps down at the same time as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Steny Hoyer steps down from House leadership role

McCarthy vows to remove Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs cmte

Likely next Speaker of the House says controversial MK with history of antisemitic statements to be removed from key committee.

McCarthy vows to remove Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs cmte

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries launches bid to succeed Pelosi

Jeffries would become the first Black person to lead a party in Congress.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries launches bid to succeed Pelosi

Republicans win control of House of Representatives

Republican Party gains majority in the House of Representatives, allowing it to stop Joe Biden’s legislation.

Republicans win control of House of Representatives

McCarthy wins GOP nomination for House speaker

Rep. Kevin McCarthy to become House speaker if Republicans gain control of the chamber.

McCarthy wins GOP nomination for House speaker

Republicans closer to majority in House of Representatives

AP projects Rep. Ken Calvert will win in California's 41st congressional district, giving the party 217 seats.

Republicans closer to majority in House of Representatives

McCarthy officially announces bid for House Speaker

Kevin McCarthy sends letter to House Republicans, asks them for support in his bid for Speaker.

McCarthy officially announces bid for House Speaker

Republican Minority Leader:

'We will investigate Biden if we take the House'

Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy leaves door open for possible impeachment of Biden.

'We will investigate Biden if we take the House'

Rep. Kathy Manning to co-chair House antisemitism task force

Bipartisan task force works with domestic and international groups to combat antisemitism and promote Holocaust awareness.

Rep. Kathy Manning to co-chair House antisemitism task force

David Cicilline is new chair of House Middle East subcommittee

Progressive Jewish Democrat David Cicilline defeats AIPAC backed moderate to lead House of Representatives Middle East subcommittee.

David Cicilline is new chair of House Middle East subcommittee

House GOP unveils ‘Commitment to America’ ahead of midterms

Plan lays out Republican agenda if party retakes House in November.

House GOP unveils ‘Commitment to America’ ahead of midterms

Ukrainian first lady:

'These are Russia's 'Hunger Games', I am asking for weapons'

Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska appeals to US lawmakers to provide more help to her country as it struggles against Russian invasion.

'These are Russia's 'Hunger Games', I am asking for weapons'

House Committee probing Saudi investment with Kushner's firm

House of Representatives committee investigating whether Jared Kushner improperly used government position to obtain funds from Saudis.

House Committee probing Saudi investment with Kushner's firm

Lone House member slammed for voting ‘no’ on antisemitism bill

Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie harshly criticized for being only House member to vote against resolution condemning antisemitism.

Lone House member slammed for voting ‘no’ on antisemitism bill

WJC praises US lawmakers over antisemitism resolution

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder welcomes approval of House resolution condemning rising antisemitism.

WJC praises US lawmakers over antisemitism resolution

House approves resolution condemning rising antisemitism

Resolution was approved by a majority of 420 to 1. Ambassador Herzog: Encouraged to see the House's bipartisan vote.

House approves resolution condemning rising antisemitism

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas five Republicans

House panel probing Capitol attack subpoenas Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers.

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas five Republicans

House recommends contempt for two Trump aides

House of Representatives recommends contempt of Congress charges for Peter Navarro and Daniel Scavino.

House recommends contempt for two Trump aides

U.S. House votes to suspend normal trade relations with Russia

House of Representatives votes 424–8 to suspend normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus in response to Ukraine war.

U.S. House votes to suspend normal trade relations with Russia

House approves funding for Iron Dome

House of Representatives passes spending package which includes $1 billion in emergency funding for Iron Dome.

House approves funding for Iron Dome

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas fiancée of Donald Trump Jr.

House committee investigating Capitol Hill riot issues subpoena for former Trump campaign aide Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas fiancée of Donald Trump Jr.

House to lift mask mandate ahead of State of the Union

The moves comes after the CDC eased its mask recommendation for most Americans.

House to lift mask mandate ahead of State of the Union

Op-ed

A ‘Palestine-firster’ scandal comes to the US Congress

No US interest is served by an elected representative adopting anti-Israel positions at the behest of an outside adviser. Op-ed.

A ‘Palestine-firster’ scandal comes to the US Congress

Nancy Pelosi to seek reelection

Pelosi says she'll run for Congress again, but notably doesn't say if she'll run for Speaker again.

Nancy Pelosi to seek reelection

Non-Jewish congressmen form 'Torah Values' caucus

Non-Jewish House reps form congressional ‘Caucus for Advancement of Torah Values,’ - with a Canadian rabbi’s help.

Non-Jewish congressmen form 'Torah Values' caucus

Jan. 6 panel fires back at Republican who refused to cooperate

House committee investigating Capitol riots blasts Rep. Jim Jordan who said he will not cooperate with the probe.

Jan. 6 panel fires back at Republican who refused to cooperate

Trump confidante won't cooperate with Capitol probe

Rep. Jim Jordan announces he will not cooperate with US House committee investigating Capitol riots.

Trump confidante won't cooperate with Capitol probe

Cruz: GOP likely to impeach Biden if they take House

Texas Senator predicts there will be "serious investigations" of Biden admin if Republicans win House majority.

Cruz: GOP likely to impeach Biden if they take House

Trump cancels January 6 press conference

Former President lashes out at committee probing Capitol riots.

Trump cancels January 6 press conference

Trump aide sues House Committee probing Capitol riots

Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, seeks to block US House subpoena for his phone records.

Trump aide sues House Committee probing Capitol riots

House finds Trump ally in contempt of Congress

House votes to refer Mark Meadows to Justice Department over his refusal to answer questions about Capitol attack.

House finds Trump ally in contempt of Congress

Contempt recommended against Trump ally

Committee investigating Capitol riot recommends to hold Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress.

Contempt recommended against Trump ally

Former Trump Chief of Staff sues committee probing Capitol riot

Mark Meadows suing House select committee investigating January 6 Capitol riots and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Former Trump Chief of Staff sues committee probing Capitol riot

US Congress honors 101-year old Nuremberg prosecutor

Bipartisan group of House reps awards last living Nuremberg prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz with Congressional Gold Medal.

US Congress honors 101-year old Nuremberg prosecutor

Ignoring House anti-Semitism

The House simply has no time to confront or even mention the Squad's ongoing anti-Semitism when they have to deal with Paul Gosar. Op-ed.

Ignoring House anti-Semitism

House votes to hold Trump aide in contempt of Congress

House of Representatives votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying subpoena from committee investigating Capitol riots.

House votes to hold Trump aide in contempt of Congress

House committee to recommend contempt for Steve Bannon

House committee investigating Capitol attack will vote to hold Trump adviser in contempt of Congress for not complying with subpoena.

House committee to recommend contempt for Steve Bannon

Gantz thanks Pelosi for Iron Dome funding

Defense Minister thanks House Speaker after the House approved $1 billion to Israel to resupply the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Gantz thanks Pelosi for Iron Dome funding