U.S. Congress certifies Joe Biden as winner of presidential election

Hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress on Thursday formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory. Immediately afterward, the White House released a statement from Trump in which he pledged an “orderly transition” when Biden is sworn into office on… Read More U.S. Congress certifies Joe Biden as winner of presidential election

U.S. House of Representatives re-elect Nancy Pelosi as speaker

Nancy Pelosi was narrowly re-elected speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday, as a new Congress took office amid political uncertainty, with Senate control undecided and a Republican fight looming over presidential election results. The House voted 216-209 to reinstate Pelosi, after Democrats lost 11 seats in the November elections to command a… Read More U.S. House of Representatives re-elect Nancy Pelosi as speaker

U.S. House Democrats unveil ethics and legislative reforms

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday unveiled a package of ethics and legislative reforms for the new Congress set to convene Sunday, including barring former lawmakers convicted of federal crimes from the House floor. Democrats are set to hold a narrower 222-211 in the 435-member House during the 117th Congress, with one vacancy and… Read More U.S. House Democrats unveil ethics and legislative reforms

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorses Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden

U.S. House Of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed Joe Biden for president, joining a list of top Democrats to back the former vice president since he emerged as the party’s presumptive nominee to take on President Donald Trump in the November 3 election. Pelosi’s endorsement of the Democratic presidential candidate follows that of U.S. Senators… Read More U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorses Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden