U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer will not run for re-election

BY: - November 9, 2023

Washington Democrat Derek Kilmer will not run for re-election to represent Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives, he announced Thursday.  Kilmer, who lives in Gig Harbor, is on his sixth term representing Washington’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses the Olympic Peninsula, the Kitsap Peninsula and most of Tacoma. He was first elected in 2012. […]

Jim Jordan’s bid to be U.S. House speaker ends after rejection by GOP in closed meeting

BY: and - October 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — Ohio Republican Jim Jordan is no longer the Republican nominee for speaker of the U.S. House. Shortly after a failed floor vote Friday on Jordan’s bid, Republicans held a closed-door meeting where Jordan failed to garner enough votes from his fellow GOP lawmakers to stay in the race as their nominee. “I told […]