The United States House of Representatives ethics committee charges California Democrat Maxine Waters with breaking ethics rules.
Sources: USA Today
Sources: USA Today
Democrat Christy Smith concedes defeat to Republican Mike Garcia in yesterday's special election for California's 25th congressional district after vote returns showed Garcia in the lead. The results are the first time since 1998 that Republicans flipped a Democratic-held House seat in California.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accuses House Democrats of attempting to "intimidate" and "bully" five State Department officials whom key congressional committees have asked to interview as part of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The House Democrats in turn issue a warning to Pompeo to stop "intimidating" witnesses, telling Pompeo that it "is illegal and will constitute evidence of obstruction of the impeachment inquiry" into President Trump.
Nancy Pelosi breaks the record for the longest speech in the United States House of Representatives. The 77-year-old Democrat spoke for eight hours non-stop, pleading for a vote to protect "Dreamer" immigrants who illegally immigrated and face the threat of deportation.
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that a lawsuit challenging Maryland's congressional redistricting plan following the 2010 Census on grounds of unconstitutional gerrymandering may proceed. The suit, which alleges that congressional district boundaries were changed to make it easier for Democrats to win in seven of the state’s eight districts, had been rejected by both district and circuit courts due to lack of standing.
The United States House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommends that the United States House of Representatives censure Rep. Charlie Rangel D-NY for ethics violations and be required to make restitution for any unpaid taxes.