Pennsylvania Congressman Reschenthaler endorses Hullihan for 8th Congressional District bid

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports New Caney, May 12 – Conservative firebrand Congressman Guy Reschenthaler, Republican of the 14th Congressional District, endorsed Jonathan Hullihan’s bid for Texas’ 8th congressional district at the announcement event hosted last Thursday, May 6, 2021, in New Caney. Representative Reschenthaler said, “As conservatives, we need a leader like Jonathan in D.C. to […]

Cooling the temperature: Biden faces fractious Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can lawmakers all just listen to the president — even for one night? Recent history is not assuring. Republican Rep. Joe Wilson shouted “you lie!” at President Barack Obama when he was giving a joint speech to Congress in 2009. Eleven years later, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up a copy of President Donald Trump’s State of […]

Census: Texas gains Congress seats, Calif. loses first time

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s population growth has declined to its slowest rate since the Great Depression, the Census Bureau said Monday, while the nation’s political center of gravity keeps shifting further to the Republican-led South and West. Texas, Florida and other Sun Belt states are gaining congressional seats as chillier climes like New York and […]

After Floyd, Congress liberals ready to plunge into policing laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation’s policing laws, heeding President Joe Biden’s admonition that the guilty verdict in George Floyd’s death is “not enough” for a nation confronting a legacy of police violence. Legislation that was once stalled on Capitol Hill is now closer than ever […]

BREAKING NEWS! United States Congressman Kevin Brady to retire after 13 terms

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports The Woodlands, April 14 – United States Congressman Kevin Brady announced that he will retire from Congress and not seek re-election at the conclusion of his current term in the United States House of Representatives. Brady made the announcement at his former workplace, the Woodlands Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Outlook Conference. […]

McCarthy faces choices as GOP divides over Cheney, Greene

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy faced unrest Tuesday from opposing ends of the Republican spectrum over Reps. Liz Cheney and Marjorie Taylor Greene, underscoring GOP fissures as the party seeks its pathway without Donald Trump in the White House. Hard-right lawmakers were itching to oust Cheney, a traditional conservative and daughter of former Vice President […]

Many more in GOP rejecting Trump’s bid to undo his defeat

WASHINGTON (AP) — With mounting desperation, President Donald Trump called on Republican lawmakers Monday to reverse his election loss to Joe Biden when Congress convenes for a joint session this week to confirm the Electoral College vote. Trump’s unprecedented attempt to overturn the presidential election is splitting the Republican Party. Some GOP lawmakers backing Trump are rushing ahead, […]

Missouri senator to contest Electoral College win for Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Wednesday he will raise objections next week when Congress meets to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the election, forcing House and Senate votes that are likely to delay — but in no way alter — the final certification of Biden’s win. President Donald Trump has, without evidence, claimed there was widespread […]

Hundreds of GOP members sign onto Texas-led election lawsuit

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate President-elect Joe Biden’s victory has quickly become a conservative litmus test, as 106 members of Congress and multiple state attorneys general signed onto the case even as some have predicted it will fail. The last-gasp bid to subvert the results of the […]

Senator Rand Paul delays defense bill vote over troop drawdowns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate vote on a wide-ranging defense policy bill was delayed Thursday after Kentucky Republican Rand Paul objected to the measure, casting the next steps in doubt and raising the slim prospect of a government shutdown if a short-term spending bill caught up in the dispute is not approved by Friday. Paul […]

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