If a shutdown occurs, travelers could face delays at airports, millions of workers would go without paychecks, and public safety, disaster preparedness and response, and food and safety inspections could also be affected.
President Joe Biden said tentative contracts between the United Auto Workers union and the Detroit Three are “changing the face of the country” by promising better wages and benefits, and creating thousands of new jobs.
Before being elected to Congress, Mike Johnson tried to shut down an abortion clinic in Louisiana. After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Johnson called it a “historic and joyful” day and later expressed support for nationwide abortion ban. Now, he’s the new Speaker of the House.
The new House Republican leader supports a nationwide abortion ban, played a key role in trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election, and opposes same-sex marriage.
It usually takes 218 votes—a simple majority of the 435 members of the House—to become House Speaker, but due to two vacancies, only 217 votes are currently needed. For more than two weeks though, Republicans have failed to agree on a new leader, leaving the federal government paralyzed.
The second debate featured seven candidates, who combined, are trailing frontrunner Donald Trump by a whopping 17 points in the polls, making it a bit of an exercise in futility. But even if the debate is unlikely to affect the outcome of the primary, it says a lot about the state of the Republican party.
The Nevadan/El Nevadense obtained an exclusive copy of a letter written by Sen. Rosen and four other United States Senators in which they call on the Department of Defence (DOD) and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to amend the military records of and provide benefits for 310 female servicemembers who deployed alongside Special Operations Forces (SOF) in Iraq and Afghanistan as members of Cultural Support Teams (CSTs), including Nevadans.
House Speaker Kevin MccCarthy has repeatedly tried to pass budget proposals that meet the demands of far-right Republicans, but he has been unable to wrangle the necessary 218 votes to pass any of the 12 annual funding bills necessary to prevent a shutdown.
Vivek Ramaswamy, Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, Doug Burgum, Nikki Haley, and Mike Pence all pledged to support the former president even if he’s convicted for the many crimes he’s been charged with.
The former president—who swore an oath to protect and defend the US Constitution—has been indicted over his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.