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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
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
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.

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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.

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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
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."

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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.

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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.

Dale Strong
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
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

Barry Moore
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.

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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.

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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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No, House Majority Leader Stadthagen is not using taxpayer dollars to renovate his State House office

According to a report initially from 256 Today's "Off the Record" writer A.B. Alloway and reiterated by Yellowhammer News' Dale Jackson, it appeared that taxpayers would be "stuck with the repair bill." As it turns out, that's not true.

Matt Woods
Freshman Legislator Focus: Matt Woods — 'It's hard to not like a lot of what Ron DeSantis is doing in Florida'

Incoming State Rep. Matt Woods (R-Jasper) managed to win the Republican primary for House District 13 without a runoff against four other opponents in May.

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Did Richard Shelby earmark $10 million for his own University of Alabama 'institute'?

Somewhat unnoticed among the estimated $666.4 million in earmarks, as calculated by CQ Roll Call, secured by outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) was a line item for $10 million for the University of Alabama.

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Freshman Legislator Focus: Ernie Yarbrough

Newly-elected State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) took an interest in politics from a young age.

John Wahl
ALGOP chair Wahl: Republican Party needs ‘fundamental shift’ — ‘We need people who are willing to stand and fight'

ALGOP chairman John Wahl said the issues with the RNC run deeper than whoever holds the chair position and there needs to be a “fundamental shift” from within the party.

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Jerry Carl secures $3.5M for Mobile Bay Causeway improvement, but still a 'no' vote on omnibus

Long before the I-10 Mobile Bayway opened in 1978, what is known as the Causeway served as the major thoroughfare across the Mobile Bay between Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

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Brooks blasts Shelby over $1.7 trillion omnibus bill; Calls it 'political payback' for special interest groups

After passing through the U.S. Senate with the help of 18 Republicans, including outgoing Sen. Richard Shelby, the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill now goes to the House of Representatives, where U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) said he expects a similar scenario to play out thanks to the “debt junky wing of the Republican Party.”

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Shelby, Tuberville split on $1.7 trillion government spending bill, opposition expected in the House

Outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) voted in favor of the $1.7 trillion government spending package. His Alabama counterpart, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn), voted against it.

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Tuberville on Zelensky speech: Taxpayers need to know that Ukraine funding is ‘being accounted for’

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said he was “not really fired up” about the approximately $45 billion in funding for Ukraine in the proposed $1.7 trillion federal spending bill ahead of a planned speech by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to Congress on Wednesday night.

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