Individual races in the House of Representatives may matter more than usual this year

Individual races in the House of Representatives may matter more than usual this year.

After all, there’s a reason why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and even President Trump have alluded to why individual House contests could have exponential impact, depending on who wins and loses in which state.

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To be clear, there are few scenarios where Democrats could lose control of the House this fall. The current breakdown is 232 Democrats to 197 Republicans and one Libertarian, Rep. Justin Amash, L-Mich. There are five vacancies. Democrats are likely to add to that majority this fall.

However, here’s the problem: potential election chaos.

As we reported in this space last month, the House and Senate are the ultimate arbiters of determining how many electoral votes go to each presidential candidate. This is usually a fait accompli, established during a rather sleepy Joint Session of Congress every fourth January.

But…

If the House and Senate can’t sort out the electoral college, the 12th Amendment to the Constitution pitches the presidential election into the House. The House of Representatives then votes to elect the new President. This is called a “contingent election.”

Believe it or not, this has happened twice. The House elected Thomas Jefferson in 1801 and John Quincy Adams in 1825.

Easy, right? If the Democrats control the House and there is electoral bedlam, they’ll just elect Democratic nominee Joe Biden as President, right?

Not at all.

The 12th Amendment to the Constitution says that “But in choosing the President, the votes shall by taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote.”

In other words, each state gets one vote. This is why individual House delegations – and whether they favor Democrats are Republicans – is paramount in a contingent election. The House chooses among the top three electoral college vote-getters: Mr. Trump, Biden and, maybe, anyone else who scores an electoral vote.

Remember, Faith Spotted Eagle marshaled one electoral vote in 2016.

And you thought 2020 was weird.

Right now, Republicans control the House delegations from 26 states. Democrats control 22. The battleground state of Pennsylvania is tied at nine Republicans and nine Democrats. The swing state of Michigan favors Democrats over Republicans seven seats to six. But there’s Amash, the Libertarian. And Amash is retiring. So, it’s kinda-sorta split right now, technically seven to seven. And Amash’s district leans Republican. So, there could be a tie in Michigan as well.

But…

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich is retiring in Michigan, too. The seat tilts slightly in favor of Republicans. What if Democrats flip it? And, Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., won what had been a GOP district in 2018. Slotkin’s district slightly favors Democrats now. But what if Republicans win that? And Democrats win Upton’s seat? Or vice versa? Or Republicans win all of them?

The Michigan delegation could slope toward the Democrats. If….if….Republicans hold the 26 state delegations they currently control, Democrats just need to capture

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Sandy Hook Promise Celebrates Passage of Youth Suicide Prevention Legislation by the United States House of Representatives

Sandy Hook Promise Celebrates Passage of Youth Suicide Prevention Legislation by the United States House of Representatives

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NEWTOWN, Conn., Sept. 30, 2020

House of Representatives Votes Unanimously in Favor of the STANDUP Act (H.R. 7293)

NEWTOWN, Conn., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of the Suicide Training and Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention (STANDUP) Act of 2020. The bill encourages states to expand access to evidence-based suicide prevention training to students in grades 6 through 12.   

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“I can’t think of a better way to recognize National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month than the House of Representatives voting to expand access to evidence-based suicide prevention programs for young people. It’s more important than ever to prioritize this kind of training,” said Mark Barden, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise and father of Daniel, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. “We are deeply grateful to the bipartisan sponsors of the STANDUP Act—Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA— who championed this life-saving legislation.”

“Teaching students and school personnel to understand and recognize signs of violent or suicidal ideation in youth and their peers is crucial to stem the crises of youth suicide and violence,” said Rep. Peters. “Early prevention can mean the difference between life or death, and giving schools the tools they need to prevent and react to threats before tragedy occurs ensures we are protecting our children and school safety.”

“There is no higher priority than keeping our children safe.  By providing high quality screening and prevention training to school staff and peers, we can identify threats before they materialize, and ensure that those who are at risk get the mental health treatment they need,” said Rep. Bilirakis.

In addition to the STANDUP Act, the House voted in favor of three other suicide prevention bills supported by Sandy Hook Promise to help prevent youth suicide:

  • Mental Health Services for Students Act (H.R. 1109), which would provide funding for public schools across the country to partner with local mental health professionals to establish on-site mental health care services for students;

  • Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act (H.R. 4861) which would assist emergency departments to develop better suicide risk protocols through the Department of Health and Human Services; and

  • Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act of 2019 (H.R. 5469), the first comprehensive federal legislation to addresses increasing suicide rates and mental health disorders among Black youth by providing grants for culturally appropriate mental health services in schools and community settings.

In June, Arriana Gross, a high school junior in Covington, Georgia and a Sandy Hook Promise Youth Advisory Board member, spoke to members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee during a hearing on mental health about the importance of addressing teen suicide and mental wellness. In her testimony, Arriana asked the Committee to

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CCAGW PAC Endorses Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall for Senate, and Reps. Ron Estes and Steve Watkins for Re-election to the House of Representatives

Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee (CCAGW PAC) announced its endorsement of Reps. Ron Estes (R-Kans.) and Steve Watkins (R-Kans.) for re-election to the House, and Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kans.) for election to the Senate.

CCAGW PAC based its endorsements on the candidate’s’ lifetime score in CCAGW’s 2019 Congressional Ratings.

Rep. Estes was named a “Taxpayer Super Hero” in 2019 with a perfect score of 100 percent and is a lifetime “Taxpayer Hero” with a rating of 94 percent. Rep. Watkins has a lifetime rating of 99 percent based on his first year in Congress and Rep. Marshall has a lifetime rating of 87 percent, both earning the title of “Taxpayer Hero.”

“During their tenures in the House, Reps. Estes, Watkins, and Marshall have been strong and reliable votes to curb government waste and reform Washington,” said CCAGW PAC Chairman Tom Schatz. “On top of their impressive voting records, they worked with their colleagues to enact and retain historic tax cuts, support deregulation, and help ignite America’s economic boom. I urge Kansans to re-elect Reps. Estes and Watkins to the House of Representatives, and elect Rep. Marshall to the Senate.”

CCAGW PAC is affiliated with the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, a 501(c)(4) organization. CCAGW PAC’s mission is to support political candidates who will fight to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in government and represent the best interests of taxpayers.

Paid for by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

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Schakowsky vs. Sangari: 10 questions for the candidates running for the 9th District of the U.S. House of Representatives

COVID-19 has destroyed too many jobs. It has also shattered families, exposed the flaws in our healthcare system, and diminished the United States’ leadership role in the world. Remember, the world watched as the President suggested we all drink bleach and shine ultra-violet light through our bodies. Our economy, and our credibility, must be rebuilt, and it must start now. Our phones ring throughout the day with constituents who have lost their jobs and don’t have the money to make ends meet or keep their homes. Their jobs may not be there when the economy recovers. Unemployment insurance, personal stimulus monies, and small business support cannot be neglected. Donald Trump’s lack of leadership, knowledge, science-driven policy has paralyzed the United States’ ability to reverse the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot “re-open” our economy until the public health situation is under control, and our kids are back in school, no matter how much wishful thinking we possess. How can it be that we are 4% of the global population, yet we have 25% of the world’s COVID-19 cases and casualties? We are approximately 6 months into this tragedy and we may soon experience a 2nd wave. President Trump does not have this under control. The upcoming election cannot come soon enough. We need Joe Biden in the White House to act immediately to bring science into the conversation (not conspiracy theories and lies) and coordinate our nation’s governors, mayors, local officials, business leaders, tribal leaders, religious leaders, science and technology leaders, and others, to implement a national strategy to tackle this virus aggressively once and for all. I want to return to the U.S. Congress because the House of Representatives will play a key role in developing and launching the necessary programs to compliment President Biden’s efforts. This includes establishing a strong contact-tracing and reporting regime; assuring that our medical solutions are science based, and that a safe vaccine comes to the market as soon as possible; making certain our front line healthcare workers have all the necessary PPE to assure their safety; cautiously work to reopen our economy and our schools in safe ways; and protect the most vulnerable amongst us – particularly our nation’s seniors. All of this must be achieved before we can expect to re-grow a robust American economy capable of creating jobs and putting America back to work. Among the legislation that needs to pass is HR 2, the Moving Forward Act which creates a comprehensive infrastructure program that includes among many other things surface transportation program, mass transit, rail, rebuilding rural grant program, and investments in many other sectors. As a labor union member myself, I will support the legislation that facilitates workers joining and creating unions and makes union busting harder to accomplish. Union workers across the board earn significantly more that nonunion workers in the same jobs. If we are to rebuild the middle class, we need to empower labor unions to collectively bargain and to protect their members.

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Quigley vs. Hanson and Wilda: 10 questions for the candidates running for 5th District of the U.S. House of Representatives

Illinois’ 5th district deserves a representative in congress who will stand up against corruption, not enable it, fight to expand healthcare, not strip it from those who need it most, work to combat the dangers of climate change, not deny that they exist, and work tirelessly to ensure our city and region has the funding necessary to maintain and improve our infrastructure and standard of living. While in Congress, I’ve helped bring billions of federal dollars back to the Chicagoland area for CTA modernization, new Metra trains, rebuilt roads and bridges, and to combat disruptive aircraft noise around O’Hare International Airport. As Vice-Chair of the House Appropriations Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) subcommittee, I am well positioned to continue to ensure that key Chicago construction projects like the Red Line Extension, the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project, and McCook flood abatement reservoirs continue without delay. In addition, as Chairman of the Financial Services and General Government appropriations subcommittee, I’ve worked tirelessly to support community based financial institutions, ensure our elections remain secure and free of interference, and against unconscionable cuts to the Postal Service. Finally, as a Member of the House Intelligence Committee, I was a key member of the investigation into President Trump’s efforts to pressure a foreign leader to attack Vice President Biden for his own political gain and if elected, I will continue to lead the effort to keep our Intelligence Community independent and protect those that work so hard to keep us safe.

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House of Representatives condemns coronavirus-related discrimination against Asians over objections from Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to condemn all forms of anti-Asian sentiment related to the coronavirus over objections from Champaign County Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, who dismissed the measure as another effort by Democrats to attack President Donald Trump.

“Everyone knows racism is wrong, but that’s not what this legislation is about,” said Jordan, who serves as top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said on the House floor.

Democrats who unanimously supported the measure argued it’s needed to fight racially motivated harassment and violence against Asians that stems from their being associated with the virus because of its origins in China. They cited prominent figures, including Trump, “resorting to anti-Asian rhetoric in speaking about the challenge of COVID-19,” as House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland described it.

In addition to condemning anti-Asian sentiment, the resolution calls on federal law enforcement to investigate and document all credible reports of hate crimes against Asian-Americans, to collect data on the rise of hate crimes incidents due to COVID-19, and to hold perpetrators accountable.

The measure passed the House of Representatives in a 243-164 vote. All of Ohio’s Democrats backed the measure, as did Republicans Anthony Gonzalez of Rocky River and Steve Stivers of Columbus.

In a speech on the House of Representatives floor to support the resolution, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York cited a report from the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council that said there have been almost 2,600 cases of anti-Asian discrimination related to the coronavirus since March 19, including “the stabbings of an Asian-American father and his two young children, ages 2 and 6, in Texas.”

“Public health entities including the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recognized that labeling a virus by geographic or ethnic terms unfairly stigmatizes certain communities and ultimately harms public health,” Nadler continued, noting that Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar condemned the use of the phrase ‘Chinese virus’ in testimony before the Ways and Means Committee, stating that ‘ethnicity is not what causes the novel coronavirus.’”

Jordan accused the resolution’s proponents of participating in a “cancel culture” mob, noting that media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, ABC, and CBS have referred to the coronavirus as the “Chinese coronavirus,” “China’s coronavirus” and the “Wuhan virus.”

“In the new woke world, you can’t state the truth,” said Jordan, noting that the virus started in China, which lied to the world about the virus and its severity. He said those who are “politically correct” are stifling truthful statements about China’s role. He called the resolution and “where the left wants to take the country” dangerous for free speech rights.

“That’s how the mob operates today,” he said. “They’ll attack you if you don’t say it the way they want you to say it and this is dangerous. You can’t say China virus today. Tomorrow who knows what it will be?”

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House of Representatives, and its longest-serving Democrat, adapts to the pandemic

Pushed by rank-and-file Democrats to adapt, as the rest of America has done, Hoyer led a group that came up with new rules allowing lawmakers to vote from home to avoid risky travel and implementing technological changes that created virtual hearings in which members and witnesses could appear through video conferencing.

Six months later, the House has regained its footing. Ten of the 12 annual spending bills for federal agencies got approved, as did the Pentagon’s annual policy outline, along with some Democratic bills that served as markers on how they would overhaul police rules and guarantee safe delivery of mail ballots in the upcoming election.

The House looks entirely different — up to 20 percent of members vote by proxy, through a lawmaker who is present, and some hearings are entirely virtual — yet it is functioning. Plenty of little gritty work that the public rarely sees is getting done.

Yes, House Democrats are still clashing with the Senate in a higher-profile fashion, often ending in a gridlock that frustrates the public, and, yes, the Trump administration is still thumbing its nose at most of their oversight efforts.

Yet, for however long the pandemic makes a normal Congress high risk, Hoyer believes this new normal is certainly better than the alternative.

“The Congress could have been immobilized. I mean, a lot of state legislatures, they adjourned,” Hoyer said. “The Congress can’t do that.”

Republicans have fought these changes, first arguing that in drafting the Constitution the Founding Fathers wanted Congress to be physically present to cast votes. They filed a lawsuit in federal courts contesting these rules changes, a losing battle — a federal judge dismissed the suit in August — given that even the Supreme Court adapted to the pandemic with remote hearings and voting.

“That’s so stupid,” Hoyer said, dismissing the concept that a lawmaker violates his oath if he is not physically present. “My constituents don’t care how I vote or where I am when I vote. They care that I represent their viewpoint and I articulate it.”

Hoyer, the longest-serving House Democrat, is an unlikely evangelist for a high-tech Congress. There’s a running joke about how often Hoyer has to be reminded to turn off his mute button on the now-ubiquitous conference calls that have replaced in-person meetings for the caucus. He barely touches email, but he’s adapted to FaceTime and text messages to stay in touch with grandchildren.

“Look, I’m a hugger, I’m a shaker of hands, I’m a slapper on the back. I like to be together with people,” he said, admitting he has gotten “a little buggy being at home all the time.”

He estimates that he used Zoom or Microsoft Teams’ video technology five times, ever, before the coronavirus outbreak. Now? He’s on Zoom or Teams about six hours a day.

But Hoyer has adapted, out of necessity. Where Republicans see changes that are altering the fabric of the House as an institution, Hoyer views these moves as temporary steps to

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The first eight houses of the horoscope point out ikaloka sukham or the pleasures of the world. Dengan adanya green house maka kesan usaha akan terlihat lebih trendy dan padat teknologi. A assortment of some house crops which help clear the air in the room from air pollution, unhealthy odor and will decrease carbon dioxide naturally. The impact of Neptuneon the twelfth house indicates mystery, secrecy, mediumship, psychic research and occult investigations. Mudah dalam mengoperasikan, memelihara dan mengendalikan peralatan dan mesin yang ada dalam inexperienced house tersebut. Sedangkan ditelaah dari strukturnya, inexperienced house terbagi menjadi beberapa jenis. When considering Japanese architecture typically, it is not unusual to seek out this juxtaposition of modernity and tradition: Hiroshi Hara succeeded in giving his Orimoto House each trendy and conventional traits. If one has borrowed money, the twelfth house then signifies the compensation of the loan.

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If we return to the truth that the house was indeed inspired by natural disasters in Japan, we witness an actual opposition in a moderately full, inseparable house. For occasion, Furniture House 2 solely barely differs by way of design and placement of the furnishings, though …

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Ban has designed and constructed the Furniture House based on the home issues facing Japanese society: the threats of impending earthquakes, falling furniture and fragility of the constructions. Lebih baik dari di atas inexperienced house dengan material kayu, terutama jenis kayu yang tahan air, seperti ulin dan bengkirai. Once that is performed, simply pry the nails unfastened from the house and take away holding as a lot intact as doable. The Furniture House was made in 1995, and Ban’s paper constructions tasks began within the late Nineteen Eighties, lengthy earlier than ecology grew to become a well-known political subject.

Dengan struktur yang kuat, maka berbagai jenis tambahan peralatan / non-obligatory dapat dipasangkan pada jenis inexperienced house besi, sehingga penggunaan green house dapat dilakukan secara optimal. Nevertheless, one must refer back to the main subject of discussion of the house: the furniture. Di dalam green house pengunjung dapat melihat berbagai jenis tanaman yang menarik, bahkan langka, sehingga dapat menjadi daya tarik. No house can be said to be evil or unlucky until troubled and the identical might be mentioned for the twelfth house as properly. The Mackinac Room is out there to outdoors teams when sponsored by a Michigan House Member. Jenis inexperienced house ini bahan atapnya sudah lebih bervariasi bisa plastik, polykarbonat, PVC ataupun kaca.

Dengan adanya inexperienced house maka kesan usaha akan terlihat lebih trendy dan padat teknologi. A assortment of some house vegetation which help clear the air within the room from air pollution, dangerous scent and can lower carbon dioxide naturally. The effect of Neptuneon …

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Dikisahkan tentang Lee Young-jae, seorang aktor yang parlente dan tengah naik daun. Beberapa jenis mesin dan peralatan yang lazim disediakan dalam inexperienced house berskala tinggi adalah antara lain: sistem irigasi dan pemupukan (drip/sprinkler irrigation techniques), sistem pengkabutan untuk mengatur kelembaban udara, ventiiator untuk membuka dan menutup celah udara masuk-keluar, jaring naungan (shading net), kipas pendingin, sistem penghangat, generator CO2, alat kontrol suhu (termometer), kelembaban (higrometer) dan radiasi, soil pH moister, serta tes NaCl.

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In the 1900s (decade), some house designers started utilizing prefabrication Sears, Roebuck & Co. first marketed their Sears Catalog Homes to most of the people in 1908. Ban has organised the house into 5 supposed rooms: an entrance, a guest room, a bedroom, a kitchen/living room and a toilet. Mercury is influenced by publicity and the twelfth house reveals limitations and this is why the native might be better suited to perform works which can be performed out of sight. One may thus purchase costly jewels, if the related planet has something to do with the second house or incur expenses in relation to quick and temporary journeys, or publications and writings, if the third house is concerned. Call the youngsters and let them put again the parts one after the other until the house is accomplished.

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In this sense, the washitsu throughout the Furniture House is an important a part of the building because it presents a mixture of cultures: Ban has used his life experiences acquired from his education in America, below John Hejduk and the New York Five, but decided to maintain intact part of his heritage and tradition in his Furniture …

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