The two Republican candidates were just 15 votes apart in the primary election, but Brinyark ended up with almost 200 more votes than Cox Tuesday with 1,706 ballots cast for him — or 52.75% — compared to Cox’s 1,528, according to Decision Desk.
Travis Hendrix has defeated Sylvia Swayne in the special election runoff for the House District 55.
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) has won the vote of the House Republican Conference as their candidate for Speaker of the House.
U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) put out a challenge to all candidates running for Speaker, asking his fellow contenders to commit to five principles.
The State of Alabama could see its first openly transgender member of the House of Representatives after a runoff vote on Tuesday.
Palmer faces eight other Republican congress members who qualified to run for speaker before the October 22 deadline.
Alabama's first district U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) says House Republicans have a new plan to elect a new Speaker of the House.
"I was proud to support conservative leader Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House. America spoke last November — Republicans are in the majority in the House and we should elect a Republican Speaker with Republican votes," Rogers said in a statement provided to 1819 News on Friday. "I am and have always been strongly opposed to any attempt to form a coalition government with Democratic support."
A third round of voting for House Speaker is scheduled for Friday morning with U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) hoping to pick up more votes after falling even further behind on the second ballot with 22 Republicans voting against him.
Jordan fell short of the minimum 217 needed to claim the House Speaker spot by 22 Republican votes, which is two less than he had yesterday on the first ballot.
During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Moore said he expected a decision in the coming weeks but was currently focused on U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-Ohio) bid for House Speaker.
Backed by Alabama’s Republican delegation, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) failed to garner enough votes to win Speaker of the House of Representatives during the first round of voting Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) has officially endorsed U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to be the new Speaker of the House, giving Jordan the backing of the entire Alabama congressional delegation, minus U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham).
According to a press release submitted to 1819 News on Sunday, "at least four members" of the Alabama Republican Party's executive committee are planning to file a ballot challenge against U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) for indicating a willingness to cooperate with U.S. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).
According to reports, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) is leading a charge to make an unprecedented move to work with his counterparts on the other side of the aisle to elect a new House Speaker.
Under the new court-imposed map, the seventh congressional district includes Sewell-strongholds Dallas and Perry Counties. This gives her a distinct advantage over any candidate, especially from Birmingham, attempting to run against Sewell in the 2024 Democrat primary.
State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) says he will push legislation for public accountability in the state health department.
U.S. Sen. Katie Britt and multiple other lawmakers are calling on President Joe Biden to reverse course on freeing up $6 billion for Iran.
Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) announced that, at least initially, he would be supporting former President Donald Trump as a candidate to fill the open House Speaker position recently vacated by U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
Vestavia Hills resident and Alabama businessman Gerrick Wilkins will officially announce his candidacy for Alabama’s sixth congressional district on Thursday.
After a Politico article suggested U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) may be the new leader of the GOP post-Donald Trump, some have speculated whether or not the freshman senator may make a run for the White House.
Congress has until the end of this week to approve 12 appropriations bills to keep the government running or else risk a shutdown.
She'll have several hurdles to overcome between now and then, but a Politico magazine piece penned by veteran journalist Jonathan Martin contemplates a world with U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) as the leader of the post-Donald Trump Republican Party.
Former President Donald Trump became the latest public figure to congratulate U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) for maintaining his hold on military promotions while successfully forcing Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to consider them individually.
After U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuch Schumer (D-N.Y.) chose to vote individually on select military nominations, many news outlets, even those considered more left-leaning, reported it as a win for U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, who has maintained a hold on mass confirmations of promotions due to the Pentagon’s abortion policy.
“One of us was bluffing. It wasn't me.”