Congressional Hall Monitor

Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee said the electoral college was “conceived in sin” and claimed it was invented to keep black people down. “This is all conceived in sin and perpetuating slavery on the American people and on the African-American people, directly,” Cohen said on “CNN Right Now” Tuesday. “We need to give
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a plan Friday to wallop big tech companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon as the Massachusetts Democrat works to differentiate herself among fellow presidential candidates. Her proposal would impose new rules on tech companies with $25 billion or more in annual ad revenue, forcing Amazon and Google to dramatically reduce their
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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said there will be 10 Republican Senators who vote against the resolution to terminate President Donald Trump’s national emergency for border wall funding Monday afternoon. Paul told a group of reporters on Capitol Hill that he thinks there will be 10 Senators who vote against Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro’s resolution, which
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President Donald Trump’s newest pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency was confirmed Wednesday even after Sen. Susan Collins announced her opposition to the former coal lobbyist. EPA acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler was confirmed ____, ending several months of speculation about who will lead the agency following Scott Pruitt’s resignation. Trump’s first agency head
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Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen will tell Congress on Wednesday that he saw no ‘direct evidence’ of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, but that he did overhear a conversation in which Roger Stone told Donald Trump he spoke to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Cohen will testify that Stone told Trump that WikiLeaks planned
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House Republicans will hold a policy forum Wednesday to do something that Congress hasn’t done yet with respect to the Green New Deal — publicly scrutinize it. Green New Deal opponents and supporters were invited by the Congressional Western Caucus, a group of Republican lawmakers from western states, to examine the costs and feasibility of
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A host of Republican congressional members gathered outside the Capitol Building on Tuesday to express opposition to a pair of anti-gun pieces of legislation that House Democrats are poised to bring to the floor for a vote. “They’re bills that [Democrats are] putting on the floor under the guise of saying that they’re going to
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A number of Senate Republicans will vote “yes” for a Democrats resolution in an attempt to terminate President Donald Trump’s national emergency for border wall funding. The group of three Republicans have expressed their concerns with Trump’s declaration for a national emergency, saying they do not believe the president should be allowed to override
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Comedian Jon Stewart visited Capitol Hill with first responders from September 11, 2001, to speak to Republican lawmakers about conserving the funding for health insurance to those affected by the terrorists attack Monday. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation, Stewart and three 9/11 first responders explained why they were inside
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Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is scheduled to raise money in March with the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) only a week after she used an anti-Semitic trope to claim Israel has paid for GOP support. Omar will be the keynote speaker at CAIR’s 4th Annual Valley Banquet on March 23 to discuss advancing justice
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