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Eliza Collins

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Past articles by Eliza:

South Carolina Still Looks Like Trump Country, Despite Haley and Scott Bids

The former president’s enduring popularity gives him an edge over home-state contenders Nikki Haley, the former governor, and Sen. Tim Scott in the early GOP primary battleground. → Read More

McCarthy’s Third Bid for Speaker Fails, With 20 Republicans Opposing Him

Rep. Kevin McCarthy again failed to cross the threshold to win the House speaker post, with 20 Republicans voting against him on the third ballot. On the first two ballots 19 Republicans voted against Mr. McCarthy, but Republican Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida joined Mr. McCarthy’s opponents in the → Read More

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Leaves Democrats to Become Independent

The Arizona senator has often disagreed with Democratic leadership on major legislation. → Read More

Democrat Henry Cuellar Rejected Request From Allies of GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to Switch Parties

WASHINGTON – Allies of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) made multiple calls to Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas over the weekend and asked him if he would switch parties to expand the GOP majority, according to five people familiar with the calls. The pitch to Mr. Cuellar cam → Read More

Why Independent Voters Broke for Democrats in the Midterms

Republican candidates who were closely aligned with former President Donald Trump turned off some centrists and in-play Republicans. → Read More

House to Vote on Protections for Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage

The House is expected to vote on a bill that would provide federal protection for same-sex and interracial marriage under federal law, with Democratic lawmakers saying the recent Supreme Court ruling ending abortion rights could endanger other precedents. → Read More

Jan. 6 Committee to Focus on Donald Trump’s Actions During Capitol Attack

The House select committee has been piecing together Mr. Trump’s actions the afternoon of Jan. 6 as his supporters broke into the Capitol. → Read More

House Passes Bills Protecting Abortion Access in First Votes After Supreme Court Ruling

The legislation is not expected to advance in the Senate as House Democrats seek to draw a contrast with Republicans on the issue ahead of the midterms. → Read More

Senate Plans Vote Focused on Semiconductor Portion of China Bill

Talks on broader competitiveness legislation have stalled as administration urges quick action. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says lawmakers “absolutely have to focus on the chips investments.” → Read More

Bipartisan Gun Bill Advances Past Senate Filibuster Hurdle

More than a dozen Republicans join with Democrats in supporting legislation. A final vote could come later Thursday. → Read More

Alabama GOP Senate Primary Spotlights Trump’s Endorsement Reversal

Former president switched his support from Rep. Mo Brooks to former Senate aide Katie Britt; Virginia, Georgia voters also head to polls. → Read More

Gun-Control Talks Held Up by Abortion Provision

Lawmakers aim to finalize legislative language after making progress on red-flag laws and a boyfriend loophole. → Read More

Cornyn Casts Gun Framework as Pro-Second Amendment as Talks Continue

Negotiators were still trying to find a pathway forward on closing the “boyfriend loophole” that would block dating partners convicted of domestic violence from obtaining a firearm. → Read More

House Set to Pass Bill Extending Security Protection to Supreme Court Justices’ Families

The House was set to vote on legislation that would expand security protection to the immediate family members of Supreme Court justices, after Republican leaders warned Democrats that an attempt to broaden the bill to include families of court staff wouldn’t make it through the Senate. → Read More

Primary Elections 2022: South Carolina, Nevada Races Test Trump’s Sway in GOP

Voters will also cast primary ballots in Maine and North Dakota, while Texas hosts a special election for an open House seat. → Read More

After Angering Trump, South Carolina Rep. Tom Rice Faces Tough Primary Fight

GOP Rep. Tom Rice, who voted to impeach after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, faces a primary challenger endorsed by the former president. → Read More

Lawmakers Seek Breakthrough on Gun-Control Legislation

House and Senate lawmakers were set to close the week without a bipartisan framework on new laws to prevent gun violence, despite a flurry of action after mass shootings at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y. → Read More

Past Mass Shootings Prompted Sens. John Cornyn, Chris Murphy to Lead Gun Talks

Texas Republican and Connecticut Democrat aim to strike Senate deal that can draw bipartisan support to limit gun deaths. → Read More

New Hampshire Tests Abortion’s Role in Midterm Elections

Democrats see support for Roe v. Wade as way to help maintain Senate control; some Granite State residents view economy as top concern. → Read More

Biden to Urge Progress on Gun Talks Following Mass Shootings

President Biden plans to deliver an address on gun laws from the White House on Thursday evening, his most high-profile effort to date to push for new legislation following a series of deadly mass shootings. → Read More