Mychael Schnell, Local 22 & Local 44

Mychael Schnell

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Past articles by Mychael:

Santos calls for presidents’ cognitive ability to be tested annually

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) introduced a bill on Monday that would require the sitting president to undergo an annual cognitive evaluation, after GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley called for “mental competency tests” for politicians older than 75. The measure is the second piece of legislation the embattled congressman has spearheaded since coming to Congress in […] → Read More

House unanimously sends COVID-19 origins declassification bill to Biden’s desk

The House unanimously approved a bill on Friday that would require the director of national intelligence (DNI) to declassify information related to the origins of COVID-19, sending the measure to President Biden’s desk for final approval. The legislation, titled the COVID-19 Origin Act, passed in a 419-0 vote, just over a week after the Senate […] → Read More

Aguilar: ‘Communication could’ve been better’ from White House on DC crime bill

House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) on Wednesday said the White House’s communication on the disapproval resolution for Washington, D.C.’s crime bill “could’ve been better.” The comments from Aguilar, the No. 3 House Democrat, come roughly one week after Biden said he would sign the GOP-led measure to block the District’s revised criminal code, […] → Read More

McCarthy says he doesn’t regret sharing Jan. 6 footage with Tucker Carlson

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he does not regret sharing footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson despite receiving bipartisan blowback, arguing that the decision was made for transparency. “No,” McCarthy told reporters on Tuesday when asked if he regretted granting Carlson access. “I said at the […] → Read More

NY GOP lawmakers introduce legislation to ban Santos from profiting off fabrications if convicted

A coalition of New York Republicans on Tuesday introduced legislation that would ban Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) from profiting off his fabrications if he is convicted of certain crimes, revving up their attack against the embattled congressman. The legislation does not mention Santos by name, but lawmakers who introduced the two related measures made clear […] → Read More

Biden asylum rule opposition pushes Democratic minority caucuses together

BALTIMORE — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) is working with the Congressional Tri-Caucus to write a statement opposing the Biden administration’s new rule that would restrict which migrants can apply for asylum at the border, revving up the group’s disapproval of the plan and setting the stage for a clash with the White House. Rep. Nanette […] → Read More

Chu says GOP lawmaker’s attack on her loyalty ‘lays the groundwork’ for more anti-Asian hate

BALTIMORE — Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) on Thursday said Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) questioning her loyalty to the U.S. “lays the groundwork” for more hate to be directed at members of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. “It’s outrageous, it’s racist, it’s disgusting,” said Chu, the first Chinese American congresswoman. “And it just lays the […] → Read More

These four House Republicans broke with the GOP to oppose inflation estimates bill

Four House Republicans broke from the GOP on Wednesday to oppose a bill that would require inflation estimates for certain executive orders signed by President Biden, a measure that Republican leadership brought to the floor in reaction to rising costs — which the party has blamed the White House for. The measure, dubbed the Reduce […] → Read More

House holds moment of silence to honor victims of Michigan State shooting

House lawmakers held a moment of silence in the chamber on Monday to honor the victims of this month’s shooting at Michigan State University. Three students were killed and five others were injured when a gunman opened fire at two locations on the Michigan State campus in East Lansing on Feb. 13. Rep. Elissa Slotkin […] → Read More

Texas Republican doubles down on attack on Judy Chu

Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) is doubling down on his attack on Rep. Judy Chu’s (D-Calf.) heritage despite receiving bipartisan pushback, arguing that it is not “xenophobic” to question the congresswoman’s loyalty to her country. In a tweet on Sunday, Gooden pointed to Chu’s vote against a resolution creating a select committee to investigate China, and […] → Read More

Piers Morgan presses Santos to say ‘I’ve been a terrible liar’

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) agreed he has “been a terrible liar” during a new interview with television host Piers Morgan, who pushed the embattled lawmaker to reflect on his admitted resume fabrications. The comment came from a clip of Santos’s interview with Morgan, which is set to air on “Piers Morgan Uncensored” Monday night. “I […] → Read More

Jeffries visits border one day after McCarthy

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) visited the border city of Laredo, Texas, on Friday, one day after Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) led a group of lawmakers to a different section of the U.S.-Mexico border. Jeffries and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) — whose district includes Laredo — held meetings and listening sessions with local leaders, including law […] → Read More

Republican who ousted Liz Cheney endorses Trump’s 2024 bid

Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.), the lawyer who ousted former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from Congress last year, endorsed former President Trump’s 2024 bid for president on Wednesday. The endorsement came one day after former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), also a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, formally entered the race, giving Trump […] → Read More

Democrat who nearly unseated Boebert launches 2024 bid against her

Adam Frisch, the Democrat who came within half a percentage point of unseating Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) in last year’s midterm election, is launching a 2024 bid against the congresswoman. Frisch — who is vying for the seat in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District — rolled out his campaign on Tuesday and will hold an in-person launch […] → Read More

Republicans ramp up criticism over Chinese spy balloon

Republicans are ramping up their criticism of the Biden administration’s handling of the Chinese spy balloon, after receiving classified briefings on the incursion and learning the U.S. shot down a second object above Alaska. While the Chinese balloon has obvious geopolitical significance, it also gave Republican lawmakers a political opening — and they’ve taken it. […] → Read More

House unanimously approves resolution condemning China for spy balloon

The House unanimously approved a resolution on Thursday condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s use of a spy balloon over the continental U.S., labeling the situation “a brazen violation of United States sovereignty.” The resolution — which cleared the chamber in a bipartisan 419-0 vote — came to the House floor five days after the U.S. shot […] → Read More

Jim Jordan requests communications between Biden administration, social media companies

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are requesting documents that include communications between the Biden administration and social media companies as part of the panel’s investigation into what the GOP says were efforts to “suppress free speech and censor content online.” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, on Wednesday penned a […] → Read More

The five biggest moments from Biden’s State of the Union address

President Biden delivered his second State of the Union address Tuesday night to a divided House chamber that featured bipartisan moments intertwined with partisan heckling. The speech — which spanned just over 70 minutes — included an impromptu, and informal, policy negotiation with Republicans and a solemn moment that captivated the entire chamber. There were also outbursts […] → Read More

House lawmakers draft resolution to condemn Chinese spy balloon

House lawmakers are prepping a bipartisan resolution to condemn China after the U.S. shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon over the weekend, which ratcheted up tensions between Washington and Beijing. Though Republicans have sharply criticized the Biden administration for waiting for days as the balloon traveled across the continental U.S. to South Carolina before […] → Read More

House GOP seeks to divide, conquer Democrats on socialism

As House Republicans aim to use their majority to divide Democrats on toxic political issues, they found early success this month making new hay out of an old idea: the “horrors” of socialism. House GOP leaders staged a vote Thursday on a resolution condemning socialism as a fundamental threat to American prosperity and independence — a […] → Read More