Kelsey Snell

Kelsey Snell appears in the following:

Senate passes stopgap spending bill, avoiding the threat of a shutdown

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The Senate has approved a stopgap spending bill to fund the government into early next year.


Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson elected speaker of the House

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

House Republicans have elected Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., to be the next speaker. He will take office with just over three weeks before government funding expires on Nov. 17.


Jordan is no longer nominee for House speaker after a secret vote

Friday, October 20, 2023

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, lost 25 Republican votes in his third failed bid to become speaker of the House. Jordan could not quell the opposition to his candidacy.


U.S. House pauses for the night before another attempt to elect a speaker

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan failed to secure enough votes for the speakership Tuesday, and his allies are continuing to try to convince Republican opponents to get onboard before a second vote on Wednesday.


Race for speaker of the House slides into uncertainty, again

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Less than a day after a majority of House Republicans selected Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., as the speaker designate, his support appeared to erode.


McCarthy will not run for speaker again after being removed

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Members told reporters that they expect to hold a candidate forum next Tuesday ahead of votes on a speaker, possibly as early as Wednesday.


Rep. Matt Gaetz launches effort to oust House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Monday, October 02, 2023

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., launched the process for holding a vote to remove Kevin McCarthy as House speaker but the road ahead is still unclear.


Senate takes a first step in a new plan to pressure House on spending

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Senate voted 77 to 19 to start the process for considering a stop-gap spending bill with funding for Ukraine and disaster relief. Even if the Senate is able to pass it, House action is unclear.


Gen. C.Q. Brown confirmed as top military officer despite Tuberville's roadblock

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Gen. Brown has had a four-decade military career, serving as a combat pilot and chief of the Air Force. He was confirmed as chairman of the joint chiefs by a Senate vote of 83-11.


Sen. Mitt Romney says he won't run for a second term

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection in 2024. "While I'm not running for reelection, I'm not retiring from the fight," he said.


Speaker McCarthy says House to start an impeachment inquiry into President Biden

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

"I do not make this decision lightly," McCarthy told reporters Tuesday. It's unclear whether any formal impeachment resolution would have the votes in the House to pass.


Rep. Nancy Pelosi is running for reelection

Friday, September 08, 2023

The former House speaker announced Friday that she will run for reelection in 2024. She revealed her plans at a breakfast with volunteers in San Francisco and then followed up on X.


McConnell tries to shift Senate focus from his health to spending

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Reporters repeatedly asked the Senate GOP leader to provide details of what caused two incidents where he froze at events. Mitch McConnell instead referred them to a recent letter from his physician.


McConnell prepares for a busy month amid scrutiny over his ability to lead

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Senators are back to work in Washington, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., despite intense scrutiny around his health and ability to lead.


McConnell reportedly not suffering from stroke or seizures, says Capitol doctor

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

A new letter from the Capitol's attending physician says the Senate minority leader is not suffering from a seizure disorder, short strokes known as TIA or movement issues like Parkinson's disease.


Senate returns and faces deadline to avoid shutdown and questions about McConnell

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Congress faces a tight deadline to pass a short term spending bill and avoid a shutdown. Also Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell faces questions about his health following a second public episode.


Age ain't nothing but a number but for aging lawmakers, it's raising questions

Friday, September 01, 2023

Elected officials are (almost) the oldest they have ever been in Washington which is causing discussions over what it means to be fit for office.


Politicians now tend to be older than they've been historically. It's causing issues

Thursday, August 31, 2023

The average age in Congress dropped slightly this year, but is still one of the oldest in modern history. Democrats and Republicans have both been forced to confront limitations in aging politicians.


Republicans' focus on Milwaukee shows Wisconsin will be a crucial state again in 2024

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

The Republican Party is shifting its attention to Milwaukee, a city that will host both the first GOP primary debate on Wednesday and the party's nominating convention next summer.


A look at Wisconsin's current political identity before the first Republican debate

Monday, August 21, 2023

Republicans are investing in Wisconsin. The state will host the first Republican debate and the GOP convention next year. But how much of a battleground state is it in 2024?