House GOP to probe Biden family; Biden, McCarthy set to discuss debt limit: live updates

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  • 2023-01-31 15:57:19Z

House Republicans will begin their probe next week into President Joe Biden's policies and family, particularly his son Hunter Biden- just as the president vies for America's attention ahead of his Feb. 7 State of the Union address.

A House Oversight Committee hearing, slated for the day after Biden's remarks, will deal with the laptop once owned by Hunter, which has become a favorite target of GOP critics. The hearing will also examine Twitter's decision to block a New York Post story on the laptop ahead of the 2020 election.

Here's what else is going on in politics Tuesday.

  • Biden in the Big Apple: President Joe Biden will travel to New York City Tuesday to announce that Amtrak will receive $292 million for the Hudson Tunnel Project.

  • CRT in schools?: Several Cincinnati-area school districts are featured in an anti-critical race theory sting, published by a national, conservative media watchdog organization, in which local school administrators say they would continue teaching about diversity and social justice even if Ohio law forbids teaching such concepts.

  • Debt limit debate: Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., will discuss federal spending Wednesday in a highly-anticipated one-on-one meeting that could indicate how far apart both sides are on addressing the debt ceiling deadline.

George Santos resigns from House committees

Embattled freshman Rep. George Santos told his House Republican colleagues Tuesday morning he will recuse himself from his committee positions.

But Santos indicated it may be temporary and that he would return to his committee seats once his legal and ethical reviews resolve.

"This process is going to play itself out," said Rep. Elise Stefanik, a fellow New York Republican who endorsed Santos. But it will ultimately be voters who decide whether to remove him in the next primary or general election, she said.

His resignation from the House Small Business and Science, Space and Technology committees comes a day after he had a meeting with Speaker Kevin McCarthy. The speaker said he initiated the meeting Monday, but he did not disclose their discussion.

Santos is facing increased legal scrutiny about his campaign finances, a House Ethics complaint and numerous calls to resign, including from within his own party.

-- Candy Woodall

House GOP will remove Omar from Foreign Affairs committee, Scalise says

If House Democrats follow through with naming Rep. Illhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs committee, the majority party will move to a full House vote to remove her, Majority Leader Steve Scalise said during news conference Tuesday.

"Even if Omar were to be removed from the Foreign Affairs committee, she'd still be allowed to serve on other committees," he said.

Speaker Kevin McCarthy unilaterally removed Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from the House Intelligence committee, but it will take a two-thirds vote of the House to remove Omar from Foreign Affairs.

-- Candy Woodall

House GOP budget expected by April deadline, Scalise says

After President Joe Biden challenged House Republicans to show him their budget, Majority Leader Steve Scalise said his caucus is working to meet its April 15 deadline.

Presidents are expected to share their budgets the first Monday in February, but many have missed that deadline. Biden said his will be ready on March 9.

"I hope the president meets his deadline just like we're going to work to meet our deadline," Scalise said.

He also commented on the scheduled meeting Wednesday between Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy about the debt ceiling and government spending.

The White House has said there will be no negotiations on the debt ceiling and Biden will not entertain any spending cuts.

"It's a recklessly irresponsible position for President Biden to say just give him more money so he can keep spending money that we don't have," he said. "We have got to get control over spending in Washington."

-- Candy Woodall

West Virginia: 'In God We Trust' mandate advances through state Senate

A West Virginia bill that would require all public K-12 schools and higher learning institutions to display the phrase "In God We Trust" in a "conspicuous place" in the building is one step closer to becoming law after the state's Senate passed the measure Monday.

"We know there's a lot of kids that have problems at home, tough times at home that we don't know anything about," Azinger said on the state Senate floor. "Maybe they'll look up one day and say, 'In God We Trust' and know they can put their hope in God."

The bill must pass the West Virginia House of Delegates before heading to the state's governor, Republican Jim Justice, to be signed into law.

- Ella Lee and The Associated Press

Grand jury to see Trump hush money case in NYC: reports

A New York grand jury will hear evidence about former President Donald Trump's potentially criminal role in making payments to the porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her from sharing details of an alleged sexual encounter with the former president, according to multiple news reports.

Manhattan prosecutors began presenting evidence to a new grand jury Monday, the New York Times and NPR reported. It would be the latest of Trump's legal woes as he ramps up his 2024 bid for president.

In a Truth Social post, Trump said the "'Stormy' nonsense" happened a long time ago - "long past the very publicly known & accepted deadline of the Statute of Limitations," he said. The former president added that he placed "full Reliance" on his counsel at the time, Michael Cohen.

-Ella Lee

Conservative media group goes undercover in search of CRT in Ohio

Several Cincinnati-area school districts are featured in an anti-critical race theory sting published over the weekend by Accuracy in Media, a national, conservative media watchdog organization. In the video, local school administrators say they would continue to teach about diversity and social justice even if Ohio law forbids teaching such concepts.

"We'll just call it something else," Mason Early Childhood Center Assistant Principal Vivian Alvarez says in the video. "We're still going to do the same work."

Mason City Schools spokesperson Tracey Carson told the Cincinnati Enquirer, a USA TODAY affiliate, that the district does not teach CRT, "nor do we teach it in practice while calling it something else."

-- Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati Enquirer

Will white women be more reliable voters for Democrats in 2024?

Though women as a whole lean Democratic, white women tend to vote more conservatively than women of color.

In recent years, Republicans' messaging on schools' purported teachings on "critical race theory" - the idea that racism is embedded in all American laws and institutions - has been particularly effective at pushing white women voters to the right, said Jatia Wrighten, an African American studies professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Critical race theory is an academic concept that is not taught in public schools.

But the 2022 overturning of Roe brought many white women back into the Democratic fold. In the midterm elections, Democrats successfully defended every incumbent Senate seat and managed to minimize substantial losses in the House, largely due to women who were furious about the decision.

That leaves Democrats with a daunting task for 2024: Persuading white women to join - and stick with - the party, giving Democrats a shot at control of Washington.

-- Ella Lee, Mabinty Quarshie

Biden traveling to NYC Tuesday

President Joe Biden heads to New York City Tuesday, where he will announce Amtrak is receiving $292 million for the Hudson Tunnel Project.

His trip is the second of three this week to promote benefits of the infrastructure bill. The president highlighted a rail tunnel project in Baltimore on Monday and will discuss lead pipe removal in Philadelphia on Friday.

In New York, Biden's trip also includes a fundraising stop for the Democratic National Committee.

-- Maureen Groppe

'We're here': Donald Trump hits the campaign trail again in New Hampshire, South Carolina

Biden family hearing in House Oversight slated for next week

The day after he delivers the State of the Union, President Joe Biden and his family will be the subject of a GOP-led House Oversight Committee hearing.

A hearing on Twitter's decision to initially block the New York Post's reporting on the "Biden family's business schemes" and Hunter Biden's laptop will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8, a committee spokesperson confirmed to USA TODAY.

Committee Chairman James Comer, a Kentucky Republican, has repeatedly said the panel is focused on the president, not his son. Former Twitter employees Vijaya Gadde, Yoel Roth and James Baker will testify at the hearing, according to the committee.

- Candy Woodall

More: Biden's most vocal Republican antagonists emerge from the sidelines - with subpoena power

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: House GOP set to probe Hunter Biden's laptop: live politics updates


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