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Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer to seek U.S. House speaker post

Sixth district U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) was one of nine Republican congressmen who qualified by the noon ET deadline of October 22 to run for U.S. Speaker of the House.

Jerry Carl with Jim Jordan Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl expects six candidates to compete for House Speaker — 'We will line them up and listen to all of them'

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.

Mike Rogers Alabama News
'Categorically false': U.S. Rep. Rogers rejects claim he was willing to work with Jeffries, Dems to elect House Speaker; Says comments were 'misconstrued'

"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."

Jim Jordan Alabama News
House prepares for third round of voting in speaker race — U.S. Rep. Strong: 'Members of Congress are putting personal grudges before the American people'

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.

jim jordan Alabama News
Jordan falls further behind in speaker race on second ballot — Aderholt: 'I’m strong on my support for him unless he decides otherwise that he cannot get the votes'

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.

Barry moore Alabama News
Barry Moore still undecided on political future — 'My priority right now is to get Jim Jordan as speaker'

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.

Jerry Carl Jim Jordanq Alabama News
Alabama congressional delegation votes along party lines for House Speaker; Jordan fails on first ballot

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.

Dale Strong Alabama News
'The right man to lead': Strong backs Jim Jordan for House Speaker

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).

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) Alabama News
ALGOP executive committee member threatens Republican primary ballot access challenge against U.S. Rep. Rogers over House Speaker saga

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.).

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) Alabama News
Rogers draws rebuke from conservatives after signaling willingness to cut deal with Dems to resolve U.S. House Speaker impasse

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.

Sewell Map Alabama News
Did the federal courts intentionally preserve Terri Sewell's incumbency?

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.

Shane Stringer Alabama News
State Rep. Stringer to file bill reforming Alabama Department of Public Health

State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) says he will push legislation for public accountability in the state health department.

katie britt Alabama News
Britt calls for Biden to reverse course on $6 billion 'ransom payment' to Iran

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.

U.S. Rep Barry Moore, alongside U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Chip Roy (R-Texas). Alabama News
Barry Moore pledges support for Donald Trump as Speaker on first ballot, Jim Jordan on subsequent ballots

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.).

Gerrick Wilkins Alabama News
Vestavia's Gerrick Wilkins to challenge U.S. Rep. Palmer for congressional seat

Vestavia Hills resident and Alabama businessman Gerrick Wilkins will officially announce his candidacy for Alabama’s sixth congressional district on Thursday.

Katie Britt Alabama News
'I’m a long way from that' — Katie Britt downplays presidential aspirations

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.

Robert Aderholt Alabama News
Aderholt on impending federal shutdown: 'We’re fighting to turn this ship and get government back under control'

Congress has until the end of this week to approve 12 appropriations bills to keep the government running or else risk a shutdown.

Katie Britt Alabama News
'Someday she'll be running this place': Politico envisions Katie Britt as the 'post-Trump' leader of the GOP

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.

Trump Tuberville Alabama News
'Big win for Tommy': Trump, others praise Tuberville for forcing Schumer into individual military promotion vote

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.

Cnn headlines Alabama News
CNN stealth edits article on Schumer caving to Tuberville with individual military promotion vote

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.

Schumer v Tuberville Alabama News
‘I forced his hand’: Tuberville pressures Schumer to vote on individual military promotion while keeping hold in place

“One of us was bluffing. It wasn't me.”

Ron DeSantis Alabama News
DeSantis backs Tuberville on military holds — 'They are breaking, violating the law'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), a candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, said he supported U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville's (R-Auburn) hold on military promotions during Saturday's Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Town Hall.

Head Coach Bruce Pearl during the game between the Texas Southern Tigers Alabama News
Bruce Pearl doubles down on criticism of Biden prisoner swap with Iran on 9/11 — 'You couldn't make this sh-t up if you tried'

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl continued to speak out against President Joe Biden's deal with Iran to swap prisoners and issue a waiver for international banks to transfer $6 billion in frozen Iranian money from South Korea to Qatar without fear of sanctions on 9/11.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville on House’s Biden impeachment inquiry: ‘The American people deserve the truth’

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is “anxious to see what the House has” after House Republicans announced an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Tuesday.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore credits indictments for Trump's rise in polls: 'Donald Trump’s going to be the next president of the United States'

Since his latest indictment in Fulton County, Georgia for alleged election interference, Donald Trump's poll numbers have gone up, and U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) said he’s confident Trump will win in 2024.

Brock Colvin Alabama News
State Rep. Colvin cool on state lottery: 'I don’t think it’s the game-changer that everybody makes it out to be'

The next regular legislative session isn’t set to begin until February, but state lottery and gambling bills are already expected to take up a lot of floor time in 2024.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville: 'We're going to have holds for a long, long time, and they can just get used to it'

Despite mounting pressure from military and government officials, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said nothing could talk him out of his hold on military promotions until the Department of Defense changes its policy on funding out-of-state travel for abortions.

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