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Recent articles by John:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, expanded 'Squad' demand Biden deliver on Green New Deal

With a thin majority expected in the next session of Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Co. will enjoy disproportional influence over Democratic caucus. → Read More

House GOP leader defends Trump's call to stop vote count

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy attempts to explain President Donald Trump's calls for all voting to stop as ballots tabulated in toss up states. → Read More

House passes short-term spending bill to avoid government shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin reached the deal Tuesday night to avoid a government shutdown. The bill heads to the Senate. → Read More

New threat of government shutdown looms as talks fail to produce deal

After both sides said nobody wanted a shutdown at the end of the month, political problems emerging around the actual legislation being put forward to avoid one. → Read More

Pelosi says Democrats will 'use every arrow in our quiver' to block Trump's Supreme Court nominee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pays tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on ABC's "This Week." → Read More

Pelosi says Democrats will 'use every arrow in our quiver' to block Trump's Supreme Court nominee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pays tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on ABC's "This Week." → Read More

Democrats warn Trump’s visit to Kenosha ‘fanning the flames’

Republicans welcomed President Trump's plan to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday while Democrats warned the president's visit will fan the flames of civil unrest. → Read More

Republicans rip Democrats' priorities after vote scheduled on bill to decriminalize marijuana

After a vote was scheduled on a bill to decriminalize marijuana, Republicans argue Democratic priorities are misplaced amid pandemic and movement for racial justice. → Read More

Speaker Pelosi says Biden shouldn't debate President Trump because he will 'belittle' the purpose

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tells reporters she does not believe Joe Biden should participate in presidential debates against Donald Trump. → Read More

Fauci, White House COVID-19 task force officials testify on Capitol Hill

Congress to quiz White House coronavirus task force officials for first time in a month. → Read More

Dr. Anthony Fauci and White House COVID-19 task officials to testify on Capitol Hill

Congress to quiz White House coronavirus task force officials for first time in a month. → Read More

Fauci, Redfield and Giroir to testify before Coronavirus panel as pandemic worsens

President Trump has recently criticized Dr. Fauci for making "mistakes" during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Democratic women launch campaign to wear pink masks on Capitol Hill

As President Donald Trump says he’s “getting used to wearing a mask,” Congressional Democrats are launching a campaign today to wear a pink mask to promote their use. → Read More

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly accosted by male Republican lawmaker on Capitol steps

Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer is calling for GOP Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida to be sanctioned after he used derogatory language towards Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. → Read More

Top intel officials brief Pelosi, congressional leaders on reported Russian bounty on US troops

Speaker Pelosi claims intelligence about Russian bounties for Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan was part of President Trump's written daily briefing. → Read More

House set to vote on DC statehood to create Washington, Douglass Commonwealth

House set to vote on D.C. statehood to create Washington, Douglass Commonwealth. → Read More

Former Trump chief of staff John Kelly to voters: 'Look harder' at who you elect

John Kelly is the latest former senior Trump official to criticize Trump after the Pentagon rushed active duty military personnel to the region amid protests. → Read More

Senate approves bipartisan stimulus package late Wednesday as congressional leaders whip support

The Senate has passed the $2 trillion stimulus package in response to coronavirus. Now, the bill moves on to the House. → Read More

Senate hopes to pass bipartisan stimulus Wednesday as congressional leaders whip support

A vote on the Senate's bipartisan deal has not been scheduled yet as congressional leaders search for support of coronavirus relief. → Read More

House Democrats mull changing rules to allow proxy voting amid coronavirus pandemic

House Rules Chairman Jim McGovern submits a report proposing proxy voting as lawmakers fear gathering for legislative business. → Read More