Dozens of House Republicans have called on Joe Biden to remove Kamala Harris as his border czar amid mounting scrutiny on the Democrat for not visiting the southern border. In a letter signed by 56 lawmakers to Biden this week, the lawmakers argued Harris has not shown an adequate interest in observing the border crisis first hand.
The House of Representatives has repealed the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq. The decision was made in a 268-to-161 vote on Thursday with 49 Republicans voting “yay” on the matter, along with nearly all Democrats.
Republican leadership in both chambers are speaking out on top issues facing the nation. One America’s Christina Howitson has more.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced his formal support for repealing the 2002 authorization of military force in Iraq. For the first time, Schumer voiced his support for the repeal on the Senate floor on Wednesday.
Republicans in the House have called for an increase in defense spending after seeing Joe Biden’s proposed defense budget. During a visit to an Ohio Air Force base on Friday, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy voiced his opposition to the budget, which he says decreases our capabilities.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) is rejecting legislation in the Ohio House that would ban mandatory vaccinations in the state.
President Trump hosted a fundraiser on Wednesday for newly tapped Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.). Stefanik made the announcement on Twitter while on her way to the event.
Republican Sen. John Cornyn has announced bipartisan talks aimed at passing a so-called “common sense” gun bill have stalled. Reports on Wednesday cited the Texas lawmaker, who said he’s been negotiating a background check bill with Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy.
The House Problem Solvers Caucus is looking to pick up the pieces of a bipartisan infrastructure deal led by GOP senators. According to reports, the Biden administration could set their sights on Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-.Pa.) who are working closely with moderates in the upper chamber.