Congress

Republicans cheer on a Trump 2024 run

“It’d be great if he ran. He’s done a good job. I think he ought to run if he wants to run. Who knows what’s going to happen in ‘24?” said Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who said he is not focused on a presidential run at the moment. “He can sell the things he accomplished.” […]

Defense

Trump threatens to veto defense bill over social media rule

“Therefore, if the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill when sent to the very beautiful Resolute desk,” Trump added. A senior House staffer said the issue has no chance of success with Democrats. […]

Congress

Lawmakers to Biden: ‘Step it up’ on Cabinet diversity

“We’re very, very concerned as a community, as a Latino community,” said Texas Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, who called last week for at least five Latinos to be appointed to Cabinet-level positions. Asian American and Pacific Islander advocates and officials are warning the Biden administration, in writing, it will be “deeply disappointing if several AAPIs are […]

Defense

Committee picks Mike Rogers for top GOP spot on House Armed Services

Armed Services is one of the most coveted committee posts in the House. The panel oversees the annual National Defense Authorization Act, a bill that directs military policy and outlines the Pentagon budget each year. The legislation has been enacted for 59 consecutive years, making it one of the few major bills that reliably passes […]