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Gov. Ivey, Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Ivey, Ainsworth hint at school choice during inauguration remarks

At Monday’s inaugural ceremony, Alabama’s highest-ranking state offices suggested school choice could be a priority in the new quadrennium.

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State Sen. Orr says tax rebates still being considered, cuts unlikely — 'This is one-time money'

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) said last December that a rebate plus a tax cut weren’t off the table. However, now he said most people should expect a one-time rebate of roughly $200 per person.

Barry Moore Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Barry Moore on Biden classified documents: 'Why aren’t they kicking down the White House doors?'

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) took to Twitter to criticize the investigation into President Joe Biden after lawyers found several classified documents over the last three months in the president’s former office and Deleware home.

Katie Britt at the southern border Alabama News
Katie Britt: Humanitarian crisis on border 'disgusting' — 'Behaving in a way we wouldn't tolerate from a third-world country'

On the heels of a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border with U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) gave a startling account of the "humanitarian crisis" she witnessed on the trip.

Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott calls on Ivey to take lead on ADPH, State Health Officer reform push

Alabama's handling of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, which went well into 2021 for the state, raised many questions about the antiquated health laws on the books, and in some cases gave unelected bureaucrats broad authority over individual personal freedoms and liberties.

Mo Brooks Alabama News
Mo Brooks decries influence of special interest groups over U.S. Congress — 'It’s a very corrupt process'

Though no longer in office, former U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks is still speaking out against government corruption and the influence of special interest groups.

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U.S. House forms committee to investigate China — 'We are serious about challenging the CCP'

In a surprising show of bipartisanship, House Democrats and Republicans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to form a select committee to analyze strategic competition between the U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party.

Mike Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Burchett walks back 'drunk,' 'redneck' remarks aimed at Mike Rogers — 'We're all friends'

Of the many reactions to U.S. Rep. Mike Roger’s (R-Saks) outburst on the U.S. House floor Friday night, U.S. Rep. Tim Burchett’s (R-Tenn.) may have been the most disparaging.

US House of Rep Rogers Mike Facebook Alabama News
Report: Mike Rogers stepping down from House GOP Steering Committee after contentious role in last week’s Speaker race

Last week, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) had to be restrained while going on a tirade against U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) during the contentious election for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Now, Rogers may be stepping down from the House GOP Steering Committee.

Rogers Gaetz Alabama News
U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers, Matt Gaetz reconcile following outburst on House floor during Speaker race

U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) are back on speaking terms following an outburst by Rogers Friday night during the final hours of the U.S. House Speaker race.

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, 1/6/2023 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers faces fallout from House floor incident — 'People shouldn’t be drinking, especially when you’re a redneck, on the House floor'

Even though U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) would win the House Speaker's race, it may have been overshadowed by an incident moments earlier on the U.S. House of Representatives floor involving U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.). Throughout the week, Gaetz had been the figurehead for the opposition to McCarthy's bid, which kept McCarthy from reaching the required majority to earn the role.

Mike Rogers, 1/6/2023 Alabama News
Watch: Chaos erupts in U.S. House chamber after Gaetz votes 'present' in 14th vote of Speaker's race — Alabama's Rep. Rogers has to be restrained

Emotions intensified late Friday near the end of the 14th vote for U.S. House speaker.

Robert Aderholt Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt: Negotiations in House Speaker race progressing — 'I do think there’s some movement taking place'

A new record was set by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday when they failed to vote in a new Speaker for the 11th time.

Photo from Mike Rogers's Facebook page. Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers declares McCarthy opponents 'legislative terrorists'; Comments may be doing more harm than good for McCarthy's cause, sources say

In his latest comment during this week’s contentious election for the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) called the Republics who are refusing to support Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) “legislative terrorists.”

Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore: Kevin McCarthy 'may need to step back and nominate somebody'

"At the end of the day, I feel like we'll come together."

Sessions Alabama News
State Sen. Sessions: 'I believe we need to get back to some discipline — I think that is a huge problem in our education system'

State-level elected officials have vowed to make improving Alabama's public education a priority in 2023. However, specifics have not been forthcoming as of yet. State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay) said he would like to see "discipline" return to the classroom.

MO BROOKS Alabama News
Retired Mo Brooks spending time with grandchildren but feels ‘really bad for my country’

As of noon Tuesday, Mo Brooks was retired from the U.S. House of Representatives. He is now focusing on family and enjoying life at the lake in Guntersville. But after representing Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District for five terms, he will likely stay aware of what’s going on in Washington.

Dale Strong Alabama News
Dale Strong swearing-in delayed as U.S. House fails to elect a Speaker

U.S. Rep.-elect Dale Strong will have to wait at least one more day to be sworn in as the House of Representatives continues its search for a Speaker.

Mike Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers emerges as top McCarthy ally in Speaker of the U.S. House battle

While the race for who will control the gavel in the U.S. House of Representatives continues to play itself out, Republican nominee U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who is at the moment short of the 218 votes required to clinch the Speaker race, has a top Alabama Republican backing his effort.

AL House of Rep Sorrell Andrew Facebook Alabama News
State Auditor-elect Andrew Sorrell encourages Alabama delegation to vote 'no' on Kevin McCarthy for Speaker

State Auditor-elect Andrew Sorrell encouraged the Alabama delegation to “vote no” for Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, provided that the Republican moderate does not fully concede to rule changes proposed by more conservative representatives.

U S Rep Kevin Mc Carthy R California Photo from Mc Carthys Facebook page Alabama News
Barry Moore not sold on Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker — Other Alabama Republicans enthusiastic about support

Four out of six Alabamian Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced their support for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for Speaker of the House Monday night, despite opposition from more conservative Republicans.

US Capitol Louis Velazquez Alabama News
U.S. House GOP to pursue aggressive legislative agenda in 2023

With just days until the new Congress is sworn in, which should give Republicans control of the U.S. House chamber, plans for the new GOP majority are starting to take shape.

Oliver Alabama News
State Rep. Oliver responds to critics on claim CRT part of effort to 'sexualize' — 'Don't think for a second that sexualization and racialization is not part of their agenda'

"Ultimately, the reason that the left wants to push CRT amongst little kids is simply they want to sexualize them."

Fentanyl Photo by Michael Longmire Alabama News
South Alabama lawmakers to introduce bills to fight fentanyl epidemic that's 'killing so many people’

The opioid epidemic continues to claim lives nationwide, and law enforcement and lawmakers in south Alabama are working together to act.

Barry Moore Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Moore blames Biden admin for ongoing inflation, high gas prices — 'We're suffering as American people'

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore puts the blame for high gas prices and rising inflation on the Biden administration and its continuing infusions of cash into the economy.

Carl1229 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl demands accountability for Biden's use of strategic petroleum reserve

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) appeared on Fox Business Network on Thursday to question President Joe Biden's use of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve shortly before the 2022 midterm elections, which he said suggested political motivations were at play.

Transgender child gay by Mercedes Mehling Alabama News
Utah lawmaker hopes to mirror Alabama's law on transgender treatment

A doctor who is also a Republican lawmaker in Utah has introduced a bill mirroring Alabama's Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.

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