COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina voters aren't done with primaries yet. On Tuesday, they will vote in runoffs to choose the likely replacement for U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy and whether the state attorney general gets to run for another term. 4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Democrats and Republicans will settle on a nominee in the seat in the conservative district left open when Republican Trey Gowdy decided to leave the U.S. House earlier this year. Former state Sen. Lee Bright won the 13-candidate primary on June 12, but received just 25 percent of the vote - only half of what he needed to avoid the runoff. His opponent Tuesday is state Sen. William Timmons, who picked up 19 percent of the vote. Timmons
Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and four of the state's Democratic House members toured a detention center where about 100 immigrant children taken from their parents are being held. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told reporters Saturday in Homestead that she and Nelson should have been allowed access Tuesday when they first went to the facility but were refused. She said being told to return four days later prevented them as members of Congress from performing their duty to oversee government operations. She said at most they should have been kept out for a few hours. Rep. Darren Soto said the decision by the facility's administrators to deny Nelson and Wasserman Schultz access earlier made him wonder
South Carolina voters aren't done with primaries yet. On Tuesday, they will vote in runoffs to choose the likely replacement for U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy and whether the state attorney general gets to run for another term. 4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Democrats and Republicans will settle on a nominee in the seat in the conservative district left open when Republican Trey Gowdy decided to leave the U.S. House earlier this year. Former state Sen. Lee Bright won the 13-candidate primary on June 12, but received just 25 percent of the vote - only half of what he needed to avoid the runoff. His opponent Tuesday is state Sen. William Timmons, who picked up 19 percent of the vote. Timmons said he and Bright
Warri House of Representatives hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Chief Thomas Eriyotomi has paid a consultative visit to the PDP Agbarha Warri leader, Dr Israel N Abido, at his residence in Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area. In his thought-provoking speech, the Warri-based Itsekiri born philanthropist cum politician explained that he was contesting for the seat at the National Assembly in the interest of the three Warri local government areas, promising to be accountable to the people if given the mandate to serve them as their representative at the House of Representatives in 2019. ”It is our project. So you people should make history by effecting a change
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Latest on a car wreck that injured Republican U.S. House nominee Katie Arrington (all times local): 9:40 a.m. The campaign manager for the Republican who beat U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid says she will likely be hospitalized for two weeks after a car crash. Michael Mule (mew-LAY) said a friend was driving Katie Arrington from Charleston to Hilton Head Island for an event when their vehicle was struck while traveling on U.S. Highway 17 on Friday night. Mule says Arrington broke her back and several ribs and needed surgery to remove part of her small intestine and colon. He says she will need additional surgeries and will likely be hospitalized for two weeks.
The “Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act of 2018,” a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, passed unanimously in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced Tenney's office. The legislation requires the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to evaluate and report on adverse incentives that lead to over-prescription of opioids and underutilization of non-opioid alternatives for post-surgery recovery and treatment of chronic pain. The legislation now needs to be considered by the Senate. Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, said that in her district, “we lost 114 loved ones to the opioid scourge last year alone—shockingly, this number is nearly 10 percent of the total opioid
The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan, comprehensive bill Friday that aims at curbing the country’s growing opioid epidemic. By a vote of 396-14, the House passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients Communities Act, which is the collective product of the lower chamber’s extensive effort this year to combat the opioid crisis. The bill contains several Medicaid, Medicare, and public health reforms, such as adding a review of current opioid prescriptions and screening for opioid use disorder as part of the Welcome to Medicare initial examination.
In an unexpected move Thursday, a North Carolina House Democrat moved to kill her own bill that would have started the process to create a statewide universal health care system. Republicans had resurrected the bill Wednesday night in an effort to highlight the economic impact of such a system. Rep. Verla Insko of Orange County, one of the primary sponsors of House Bill 916, asked to have her bill removed from consideration. The bill contained language about a study of the effects of a statewide health plan that would have been due Jan. 1, 2018, and because of that Insko said she would have liked to have a committee substitute for any hearing. The bill — which had been sitting dormant in the
Legislation Would Make Permanent the Authorization for NPs to Prescribe Medication Assisted TherapiesAUSTIN, Texas, June 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners would like to thank congressional leaders for their support and leadership on H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, particularly section 303. ...
ALLIANCE, Ohio, June 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Mount Union has named two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), as the inaugural recipients of the Spirit of America Award. The Award is sponsored by the Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement on Mount Union's campus. The Spirit of America Award honors the late Mount Union alumnus, Congressman Ralph Regula '48, by celebrating the values of bipartisanship and cooperation that he exemplified. ...
Fox News host Kennedy slammed former GOP congressman and current Fox News contributor Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzFox's Kennedy chides Chaffetz on child migrants: 'I'm sure these mini rapists all have bombs strapped to their chests' After FBI cleared by IG report, GOP must reform itself Chaffetz knocks Sessions: He's 'the attorney general in name only' MORE (R-Utah) on Monday for arguing that child migrants need to be vetted, saying she's sure "these mini rapists all have bombs strapped to their chests." “What do we do with the children who are already here?” "Outnumbered" co-host Harris Faulkner asked Chaffetz, who was serving as the program's male guest host. “First of all, you've got to vet