Congress

GOP aide resigns while lashing ‘congressional enablers of this mob’

That included 13 members of the Armed Services Committee, where Schmid has worked for four and a half years as a top policy staffer. The panel’s incoming top Republican, Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama, was also among that group. Ultimately, 138 House Republicans — more than half the GOP Conference — voted against certifying Biden’s […]

Defense

Biden team launching push to confirm national security nominees ASAP

Biden officials are also expected to advocate for quick confirmation of Defense secretary-designate Lloyd Austin and secretary of State pick Antony Blinken. Austin must also get House approval for a waiver to the law barring recently retired military officers from serving as Defense secretary. His first hearing on that matter is Tuesday. The Biden team’s […]

Congress

Dems eye punishing Republicans who challenged Biden’s win

Some sources noted House Democratic leadership would have to make that call, since the strategy could seriously impair bipartisan work just as Biden takes office on a pledge to unify a nation that’s more divided than ever. And many Democrats privately noted that it could be a complicated, or even impossible, effort, since more than […]