U.S. House of Representatives

Alabama to Keep All Seven U.S. House Seats after 2020 Census

FILE – (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) U.S. Census results have brought welcome news to Alabama state leaders. Alabama’s population will allow it to keep all seven of its current seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. There had been concern that with faster growth in other states, Alabama would lose a seat and see its influence in Washington reduced. The…

Battling Sexual Harassment Allegations, Rep. John Conyers Announces His Retirement

Rep. John Conyers, who has been battling sexual harassment allegations by former female staffers, says he is retiring. Conyers told “The Mildred Gaddis Show” on WPZR-FM Tuesday that this will be his final two-year term. The 88-year-old Democrat says he is endorsing his son to take his seat in Congress. Ian Conyers, the grandson of John Conyers’ brother, earlier said…

House Scraps Background Check Regulation

The House has voted to scrap an Obama administration regulation extending background checks for disabled Social Security recipients mentally incapable of managing their own affairs. The vote to repeal the regulation is 235-180. The vote is part of an effort to repeal a handful of regulations issued in President Barack Obama’s final months and represents the first steps toward strengthening…

Houses Passes Bill to Boost Airport Security, Reduce Lines

The House has passed an aviation bill aimed at boosting airport security, reducing screening lines and refunding fees to passengers whose luggage is lost or arrives late. The bill also extends the Federal Aviation Administration’s programs for 14 months at current funding levels. It was approved by a voice vote. House and Senate lawmakers reached an agreement last week clearing…