11 House Republicans attended a White House meeting with Trump to strategize about overturning the election results on January 6. Six of them later asked for pardons.
The House Republicans discussed election theories pushed by John Eastman, who believed that Pence could singlehandedly reject electors on January 6.news.yahoo.com
Democratic rising star Rep. Stephanie Murphy won't run in 2022
Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) announced Monday she won't run for a fourth term in 2022.Why it matters: Murphy, 43, is by far the youngest of more than a dozen House Democrats who are retiring without immediate plans to run for another office. The development, first reported by Politico, comes as Democrats face a historical disadvantage in keeping the House.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeMurphy holds several significant posts anews.yahoo.com
House Democrat to vote against advancing $3.5 trillion spending package without text
Centrist Democrat Stephanie Murphy said Thursday she is prepared to vote against the Democratic $3.5 trillion infrastructure and social spending legislation at the committee level, citing a lack of details and clarity about funding.news.yahoo.com
House Democrats strike deal to advance infrastructure, voting rights proposals
After hours of infighting, House Democrats on Tuesday struck a deal that would approve their $3.5 trillion budget resolution, set up floor action on the bipartisan infrastructure bill by Sept. 27 and advance voting rights legislation.Why it matters: The deal is key to advancing Democrats' top three priorities — all of which are expected to receive little to no House Republican support. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Between the lines: This comes afternews.yahoo.com
Rep. Stephanie Murphy says officers at the Capitol on Jan. 6 saved her life: 'Your actions had a profound impact on me'
In an emotional speech Tuesday, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., credited police officers for allowing her to escape unharmed from the Capitol on Jan. 6 amid a riot by Trump supporters.news.yahoo.com
Florida lawmakers reintroduce bill to fund right whale restoration efforts
U.S. Reps. John Rutherford (R-Jacksonville) and Stephanie Murphy (D-Orlando) introduced the Scientific Assistance for Very Endangered (SAVE) Right Whales Act that would invest $5 million annually in grants that states, nonprofits and members of the fishing and marine shipping industries can use to fund research and efforts that restore the North Atlantic right whale population.
A look at 8 lawmakers appointed to probe Jan. 6 attack
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is acting swiftly to launch a new investigation of the violent Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, choosing a diverse slate of eight lawmakers — one from the opposing party — to serve on a select committee with subpoena power. Republicans have the chance to recommend five additional members, but it's unclear whether they will do so. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who could be called to testify about a conversation with former President Donald Trump as the attack unfolded, has not committed to any appointments.news.yahoo.com
Rep. Stephanie Murphy drops challenge against Marco Rubio for Senate
Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy said Monday she is dropping her previously planned bid to unseat Republican Sen. Marco Rubio next year, Politico reports.Driving the news: The decision comes after Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) — who was on Biden's shortlist for vice president — announced last week she plans to run for Rubio's seat, rather than pursue a run for governor.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.What she's saying: “The reality is that Marco Rubio will not be an easy opponent especially if it’s on the heels of a bruising primary where Democrats spend millions attacking each other instead of using those millions to build the infrastructure we desperately need to win,” Murphy said in a written statement, per Politico. She plans to seek re-election to the House next year. Like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.news.yahoo.com
Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks
WASHINGTON – House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration. The Democratic-controlled chamber could also pass the $2.4 trillion measure next week if talks fall through to demonstrate that the party isn't giving up on passing virus relief before the election. The chamber passed a $3.4 trillion rescue measure in May but Republicans dismissed the measure as bloated and unrealistic. Even as Democrats cut their ambitions back by $1 trillion or so, Senate Republicans have focused on a much smaller rescue package in the $650 billion to $1 trillion range. Republicans reacted coolly, especially at the prospect of a partisan floor vote if the effort doesn't spark constructive talks.
With storms in May, lawmaker wants a longer hurricane season
ORLANDO, Fla. Even though the six-month Atlantic hurricane season lasts as long as a typical Major League Baseball season, a Florida congresswoman thinks it needs to be longer. In 2020, three tropical storms Arthur, Bertha and Cristobal formed in mid-May and the beginning of June, she said. There has been only one named hurricane before June since the satellite era started in 1966 Hurricane Alma in 1970. I dont think there is any reason to lengthen the hurricane season, since we havent had a hurricane in May in 50 years," Klotzbach said in an email. Hurricane season was also never intended to include ... all of the activity, just the majority of it," said McNoldy, who works for the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science.
Florida officials express caution - not panic - over virus
But despite assurances, there was growing fears about the further spread of the virus amid criticism that state officials were not being adequately forthcoming about any suspected cases in the state. "I was disappointed that at today’s briefing, state officials failed to be forthcoming with the public about suspected cases in Florida,''she said in a statement. Legislative Democrats were also scheduled to hold a news conference Thursday morning to respond to the governor and his health officials. There have been very few cases reported in the United States, but federal health officials say they expect more cases. The California case brings the total number infected in the United States to 60.