WASHINGTON — Republicans say the House will vote as early as Tuesday on a bill to fully fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without immigration restrictions.
WASHINGTON — House Democratic lawmakers are clawing to get their views heard as Congress moves ahead on revising the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law and its annual school testing requirements.
They crowded into a small Capitol Hill hearing room Thursday for their own forum on changing the law in protest of Republicans’ handling of the issue. Votes on a GOP bill are anticipated soon. Continue reading
The bill bars the use of federal money for abortions or for insurance plans that cover abortions. Continue reading
Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, won his bid to be Speaker of the House for two more years, but 25 of his fellow Republicans, more than expected, voted against him.
Rep. George Miller arrived in Washington in 1974, in the aftermath of Watergate, ready to change Congress. Now he is retiring after nearly four decades in the House of Representatives. Gwen Ifill asks the Democratic congressman if he accomplished what he hoped to during his years as a lawmaker and what he expects to see from his colleagues after he leaves. Continue reading
The final weeks of the 113th Congress are here, leaving House and Senate members scrambling to finish business before the holidays. Big-ticket items — from government funding to tax breaks for corporations and teachers — remain up in the air, and Republicans are hoping to find a creative way to limit the president’s executive action on immigration. Political editor Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which the party lost at least a dozen seats in the chamber. In a closed-door meeting of House … Continue reading
Nearly three-quarters of incoming representatives and about 90 percent of all new senators will be Republican in the 114th Congress. In both the House and the Senate, about 80 percent of newly elected politicians will be men, and the new group’s average age will be 50 in the House and 51 in the Senate. Continue reading
On Capitol Hill, President Obama’s call to action against Islamic militants was met with qualified support from Congressional leaders. While Democrats praised the president for his decisiveness, Republicans were more wary, noting the administration’s delay in responding to earlier attacks. Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., House Armed Services Committee chairman, offers his reaction to Gwen Ifill. Continue reading
Wikipedia users logging on from the U.S. House of Representatives have been barred from editing that website anonymously for one month, following a controversial edit to the entry for a popular TV series.