McCarthy (R-CA) had other plans, unleashing a marathon blustering speech against President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation and broke the record for the chamber’s longest continuous speech in modern history.
Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) and a bloc of moderate Democrats are demanding the social welfare spending bill receive an official cost estimate before it goes up for a vote —derailing House leadership push to quickly pass President Biden’s domestic bills by week’s end.
President Biden scrambled in a last-minute rare visit to Capitol Hill Friday to help mitigate the bitter infighting amongst the ever-fractious Democrat Party that publicly saw both factions stalling his domestic agendas, but he emerged from the meeting without a deal that left members of his own party even more furious and confused as to what happens next.
President Biden called for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign following the release of a damning report that found that the governor sexually harassed multiple women over a seven-year period, becoming the top Democrat to join the growing list amongst his party in calling on New York’s powerful three-term governor to step aside.
The House voted Tuesday to remove statues of Confederates and other historical figures who advocated for slavery from public displays in the U.S. Capitol, as well as replacing a bust of former Chief Justice Roger Taney, who authored the infamous Dred Scott decision in 1857.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said that she doesn’t regrets her past recent comments equating the United States and Israel to terrorist organizations, claiming that her fellow Jewish Democratic colleagues who took issue with her remarks aren’t “partners in justice.”