Stories tagged: "US Congress"

FILE - Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., joined by the popular app's supporters, leads a rally to defend TikTok at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Bowman, D-N.Y., who has more than 180,000 followers on the app, held a news conference with TikTok influencers before a House hearing with TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chewg. Bowman accused Republicans of pushing a ban on TikTok for political reasons. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
To TikTok Or Not: Members of Congress Clash on the Popular App

One North Carolina Democrat, Rep. Jeff Jackson, is using the app to demystify politics.

Graphic by Francesca Daly for Cardinal & Pine
Your North Carolina Representatives in Congress and How to Contact Them

North Carolina is represented in Congress by 14 lawmakers—7 Republicans and 7 Democrats. Here’s what you need to know about your representatives and how to contact them.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks during a news conference in Statuary Hall at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
As Republicans Take Control of Congress, Divisions in the Party Erupt

Chaos behind closed doors as Trump-aligned Republicans threaten to undermine the party's agenda.

Celebrations outside the US Supreme Court in June 2015 after the court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Zero NC Republicans Voted for House Bill Protecting Marriage Equality

The bipartisan bill is an effort to secure marriage protections after the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning abortion rights. 

Starbucks employees and supporters in Buffalo, N.Y. react after voting to unionize last year. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)
Bill Would Strengthen Unions in NC, an Anti-Union State

The PRO-Act passed the US House in March, and every NC Republican member of Congress voted against it

President Joe Biden shakes hands with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., after delivering his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington as Vice President Kamala Harris applauds. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP)
The Battles At Home and Abroad: 5 Takeaways from Biden’s First State of the Union

The nation faces the most tumultuous times since World War II. Here’s what the president had to say about meeting the challenge.

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., is facing a challenge to this 2022 candidacy because of his embrace of Jan. 6 insurrectionists. (Image via House Television/AP)
NC’s Madison Cawthorn Skipped Vote but ‘Happy’ COVID Relief Funds Going to His WNC District

The office of US Rep. Madison Cawthorn praised federal funding for local health clinics but forgot to mention he and other Republicans didn’t vote for it.