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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Texas couple helps finance redistricting ballot measures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A growing movement to curb partisan gerrymandering will be put to the test Tuesday by several state ballot measures that are intended to overhaul the way congressional and state legislative districts are drawn. While they differ in how to do that, the proposals in Colorado, Michigan, Missouri and Utah all have … Continue reading JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Texas couple helps finance redistricting ballot measures

VANCOUVER, Wash | Congressional race in southwest Washington draws spotlight

VANCOUVER, Wash  — Democrats see new opportunity in a southwest Washington congressional district as the party looks to make gains in a section of this blue state that has been out of reach to them for years. Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler was first elected to the 3rd Congressional District in 2010, and … Continue reading VANCOUVER, Wash | Congressional race in southwest Washington draws spotlight

COLUMBIA, South Carolina | Candidate who ousted Mark Sanford leaves hospital post-crash

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina Republican who ousted U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford left the hospital Friday, several weeks after she was severely injured in a car wreck, saying she remains focused on her campaign despite her injuries and recovery ahead. During a news conference with reporters, state Rep. Katie Arrington said that she was … Continue reading COLUMBIA, South Carolina | Candidate who ousted Mark Sanford leaves hospital post-crash

WASHINGTON  | Congressional baseball game comes a year after shooting

WASHINGTON  — In the year since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot at a congressional baseball practice, mass shootings have occurred at a Texas church, a Las Vegas music festival and high schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a doctor who helped save Scalise’s life last … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Congressional baseball game comes a year after shooting

The Latest: Trump signs bill reopening government

WASHINGTON/January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has signed a bill reopening the government, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. The shutdown took effect Saturday on the one-year anniversary … Continue reading The Latest: Trump signs bill reopening government

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

WASHINGTON/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A divided House voted Thursday to prevent a government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal brought conservatives aboard. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a Friday night deadline. … Continue reading House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

Dole to receive congressional gold medal, Trump to speak

WASHINGTON/January 17, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is getting Congress’ highest civilian honor on Wednesday. The Kansas Republican, a decorated World War II veteran and his party’s 1996 presidential candidate, will receive the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. President Donald Trump is expected to attend. Some of the … Continue reading Dole to receive congressional gold medal, Trump to speak

This year’s state elections could shape future for Congress

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo/January 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Democrats will renew their battle to wrest control of Congress from Republicans this year, but the contests with the greatest long-term consequences could be elsewhere on the ballot. The outcome of races for governor and state legislative seats will shape the boundaries of congressional districts for the decade to come. … Continue reading This year’s state elections could shape future for Congress