Friday, July 12, 2024

Rep. George Santos Recuses Himself from Committee Assignments

Rep. George Santos of New York said he would excuse himself from his committee assignments amid multiple investigations into his finances and other issues. “With the ongoing attention surrounding both my personal and campaign financial investigations, I have submitted a request to Speaker McCarthy that I be temporarily recused from my committee assignments until I […]

Rep. Ruben Gallego Announces Bid for Sinema’s Arizona Senate Seat

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego announced he’ll challenge independent U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in 2024, becoming the first candidate to set up a potential three-way contest. Gallego, a 43-year-old military veteran first elected to Congress in 2014, made no secret in his interest in challenging Sinema, a longtime rival in Arizona politics. She left the democratic […]

Rep. Jimmy Gomez Set to Normalize Dads While Casting House Vote With his Baby

While waiting on the House vote on Tuesday, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, having already served three terms, says the “chaos” of Washington politics is nothing new. “I have my wife, mom, siblings, their spouses, my baby, my niece and my two nephews (with me),” Gomez tells TODAY.com. “I think their heads are spinning.” Armed with enough […]

The DCCC Increases Spending on Political Ads to Focus on Latino Voters

Democrats are surprised at a South Texas district they had expected to win easily, but it began to appear less of a certainty. After the Cook Political Report changed its rating of the state’s 34th Congressional District from “lean Democrat” to “toss-up,” the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) began airing TV ads in English and […]

Next Week’s Election Encourages Latino Voters to Vote

The U.S. House could have as many as 45 seats filled with Latino members after next week’s election, which is a record number of Latinos in the House. There are currently 38 Latino House members. “We think we’ll have a very robust new class of Latinos overall,” said Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National […]

House passes Democrat-backed measure to revamp medical screenings for migrants at the border

The House passed a measure yesterday that would revamp medical screenings for migrants in the custody of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The Democrat-backed bill, which passed in a 230-184 vote, would establish timelines for medical screenings and improve overall health standards. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.) and Fred Upton (Mich.) were the only Republicans to vote in favor of […]

Democrats say investment in Latino community paid off

Democrats say a $30 million investment to engage with Latino and other minority voters helped the party achieve a net gain of 34 House seats and improve on 2014 turnout numbers. “Latino voters played a pivotal role in taking back the House,” Rep. Ben Lujan told reporters during a conference call organized by the political […]

Latinos and other minority voters helped Democrats win back the house

Latinos and other minorities voted heavily for Democratic candidates, helping to drive the party’s capture of the U.S. House in this year’s midterm elections. “The net wave of the Democratic pickup is due entirely to strong support from minority communities who voted Democrat,” Latino Decision pollster Matt Barreto said in a conference call discussing the […]

With Obama’s support young Latino Arab-American hopes to win a House seat

A young Democratic congressional candidate of Latino and Arab descent who is running against an incumbent in a traditionally Republican district, got a boost from his old boss, former President Barack Obama. Campa-Najjar, 29, is one of nearly 100 Democrats across the country who were endorsed Wednesday by Barack and Michelle Obama. The former first […]

Freedom Caucus trying to derail vote on immigration bill

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) yesterday floated the idea of using the farm bill as leverage in order to derail an effort by Republicans to force a vote on immigration. Meadows said the conservative group might push for a vote on an immigration bill introduced back in January by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) in […]