Sen. Markey faces 2 challengers; now some pushing for a 3rd
BOSTON (AP) — Some Massachusetts voters see Sen. Edward Markey as potentially vulnerable to a primary challenge, and one group is even trying to persuade U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy to run for his...
Democrats want answers from Barr on federal executions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee want answers from Attorney General William Barr over the decision to resume executing federal death-row inmates for the...
Gun shop billboard targeting congresswomen replaced
MURPHY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina gun shop that drew nationwide attention with a billboard targeting four minority congresswomen replaced it Monday with a sign praising the First Amendment, its...
MURPHY, N.C. (AP) — A new billboard in North Carolina shows four minority congresswomen smiling down on the small town of Murphy, their faces at odds with the apocalyptic phrase slapped above...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A U.S. Senator from Connecticut says he's dropping the president from his Twitter feed.
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy tweeted Sunday he's unfollowing President Donald...
Trump says he can name 20 more Dems who are like the ‘squad’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he can name at least 20 Democrats who, in his opinion, are worse than the "squad" of four Democratic female lawmakers he's been feuding with...
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois
July 21, 2019
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers of the North Carolina city set to host the 2020 Republican National Convention have condemned recent comments by President Donald Trump as racist and...
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic congresswomen who have been criticized by President...
Ocasio-Cortez: Trump enjoyed crowd saying, ‘Send her back!’
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told constituents on Saturday that President Donald Trump enjoyed hearing a crowd at his rally call for a U.S. congresswoman to return to the...
Trump tweets shape Congressional campaigning
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A district attorney running for the Democratic nomination to a U.S. House seat in northern New Mexico says Donald Trump's statements against four Democratic congresswomen...
NEW YORK (AP) — White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says she meant no disrespect in asking a reporter to reveal his ethnicity.
Her question came during an informal press gathering Tuesday...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham says he'll pay for four minority congresswomen to leave the country, piggybacking off comments by President Donald...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar raised nearly $614,000 in the second quarter and ended the period with nearly $950,000 in cash on hand.
GOP governor: Trump’s tweets “shameful and racist”
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday condemned President Donald Trump's attack on Twitter aimed at four Democratic congresswomen of color.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the remark she recently made about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other freshman Democrats was a "statement of fact."
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is working with other Democratic members of Congress to push legislation aimed at making it easier and less expensive to obtain birth control...
BOSTON (AP) — Members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are taking different approaches to the question of whether Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against...
Yes or No: Who’s in charge? Power struggles roil Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen times, Rep. Ayanna Pressley asked the witness for a yes or no answer on housing policy.
Not once did Ben Carson, President Donald Trump's housing secretary, give...
Mnuchin says Tubman $20 bill design delayed past 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday the redesign of the $20 bill to feature 19th century abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman has been delayed.
Massachusetts lawmakers push bills aimed at aiding families
BOSTON (AP) — With Mother's Day approaching, members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are highlighting some of the bills they're pushing to help families.
Pelosi calls for investments in child care, early education
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the country should be making more investments in child care and early education.
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning to visit Massachusetts to talk about child care.
The California Democrat will join members of the state's all-Democratic...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is urging members of Congress to give special counsel Robert Mueller a chance to testify on Capitol Hill before deciding whether to impeach President...
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Reps. Katharine Clark and Ayanna Pressley are teaming up to highlight a bill they say is aimed at helping curb workplace harassment and sexual assault.
Sen. Markey raises more than $950,000 during first quarter
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey raised more than $950,000 during the first three months of the year, bringing his campaign war chest to more than $3.5 million as he ramps up his fundraising...
Markey, Pressley headline Green New Deal tour launch
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley are speaking at the launch of a nationwide effort supporting the Green New Deal climate change proposal.
BOSTON (AP) — Democrats from across Massachusetts are planning to converge in Boston this weekend for a two-day "Democratic Campaign Institute" hosted by the state Democratic...
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley says she'll fight for policies that protect and defend the Affordable Care Act.
The Massachusetts Democrat and new member of Congress issued a...
BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of revelers crowded the streets of Boston for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, many wearing green and waving Irish flags as they watched Revolutionary War re-enactors...
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is pushing to lower the federal voting age from 18 to 16.
The Massachusetts Democrat made the proposal as her first amendment since winning election...
BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of immigrants and new Americans are converging on the Massachusetts Statehouse this week.
The 23rd annual Immigrants' Day at the Statehouse will be held Monday, and...
BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano has landed a new job.
The law firm Foley & Lardner LLP announced Friday that the Democrat has joined the firm as a public affairs director and...
Boston protesters decry Trump’s declaration for border wall
BOSTON (AP) — Protesters have gathered in Boston to voice their opposition to President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to fund his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Boston City Council president proposes extending term limits
BOSTON (AP) — Boston city councilors are considering a proposal that would extend their terms limits.
Rep. Torres Small: I seek border fixes, not media attention
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Since winning a closely watched election in New Mexico three months ago, U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small hasn't garnered the same amount of attention as other freshmen in Congress.
The Las Cruces Democrat isn't followed around the Capitol by herds of reporters like Democratic U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. She's rarely in magazine photo shoots, like U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Boston or Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, also Democrats.
Correction: Congress-Star Power story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Jan. 28 about freshmen Democrats appointed to the House Oversight Committee, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., had worked as a prosecutor. She is not an attorney. Before coming to Congress, she served on the Boston City Council.
A corrected version of the story is below:
5 House freshmen get seats on panel probing Trump's WH
5 House freshmen get seats on panel probing Trump administration
2 new Massachusetts members of Congress get committee posts
BOSTON (AP) — The two newest Democratic members of Congress from Massachusetts have received their first committee assignments.
Rep. Lori Trahan, who represents the 3rd Congressional district, was named Tuesday to the House Committee on Education and Labor. She is the only Massachusetts representative serving on the committee.
Trahan said the post will help her push "policies that matter to hardworking families."
Thousands gather for Women’s March in Boston
BOSTON (AP) — The Women's March in Boston drew thousands of people calling for equal rights, pay and justice for women nationwide.
Many ralliers at Boston Common on Saturday held colorful signs, wore pink hats and criticized President Donald Trump like similar-minded demonstrators at gatherings the same day across the country.
Organizers say this year's rally was aimed at re-energizing the movement that was launched at the first Women's Marches two years ago.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley to hold “Community Swearing-In” event
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is holding a "Community Swearing-In" ceremony.
Saturday's event at Roxbury Community College is geared toward those unable to travel to Washington, D.C. on January 3 for Pressley's official swearing-in.
During the afternoon event, the Massachusetts Democrat will outline her priorities as a new member of Congress, and renew her call for community engagement on issues important to her district.
Rep. Pressley blasts Trump in first comments on House floor
BOSTON (AP) — Newly-minted U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley used her first comments on the floor of the House of Representatives to blast President Donald Trump and the ongoing partial federal government shutdown.
During the minute-long speech Tuesday, the Massachusetts Democrat said the shutdown has nothing to do with border security. She said Trump has dishonored his oath of office and brought down what she called "a tsunami of hurt" on federal workers and those who rely on government services.
US Rep.-elects Pressley, Trahan to take oath for first time
BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley will be in Washington with the rest of the incoming 116th Congress for the chamber's official swearing-in ceremony.
Pressley, who defeated long-time Democratic incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano, is one of two new faces in the Massachusetts delegation. Democrat Lori Trahan bested a crowded field to win the seat currently held by Rep. Niki Tsongas, who decided not to seek re-election.
Top Democratic donors hear from rising stars ahead of 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to excite top donors ahead of the 2020 presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee gave a platform Tuesday to the party's rising stars, including winners and one notable loser from the November midterms.
Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum, fresh off a loss in a razor-thin governor's race, and Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, among others, got a warm welcome from about 300 Democratic donors gathered in Washington for an all-day, closed-door session.
Freshman Democrats in Congress ready to use new-won power
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Incoming members of the Democratic Party's new U.S. House majority say they're ready to turn the energy of their campaigns into real power on Capitol Hill.
Incoming US Rep. Pressley backing Pelosi for House speaker
BOSTON (AP) — Incoming U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is planning to support Nancy Pelosi as the next House speaker.
The Massachusetts Democrat said in a statement Monday she's backing Pelosi because of her "progressive track record and her express commitment to bring a background check bill to the floor."
Pressley has called for tougher legislation aimed at reducing gun violence. She pointed to three fatal shootings in her 7th Congressional District during her first week in Washington.
The Latest: Mississippi Senate candidates make final pitches
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local):
The two candidates in a Mississippi U.S. Senate runoff are rallying supporters a day before President Donald Trump visits the state to campaign for Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith.
Hyde-Smith spoke to Republican stalwarts at a Meridian museum Sunday afternoon supported by U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, an Iowa Republican.