House of Representatives

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    May 22, 2014  

    By an overwhelming majority, the House of Representatives voted to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of American phone records. The U.S.A. Freedom Act was the first legislative response to NSA disclosures leaked by Edward Snowden. Hari Sreenivasan interviews Charlie Savage of The New York Times for a closer look at the bill and what it will — or won’t — change. Continue reading

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    May 21, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Democrats in the House of Representatives have decided to join the latest probe into the attack on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya. Also, the U.S. deployed 80 troops to Chad in order to help with intelligence and reconnaissance in the search for the abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria. Continue reading

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    May 8, 2014  

    The House of Representatives moved to form a special committee to investigate the attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. House Speaker John Boehner says there are valid questions to pursue over the Obama administration’s role in the aftermath, but some Democrats dismiss the efforts as politically motivated. Robert Costa of The Washington Post joins Judy Woodruff for more. Continue reading

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    April 1, 2014   BY and  

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget blueprint for the 2015 fiscal year bears close resemblance to the proposals put forward the last few years by the Wisconsin Republican. Democrats are already sharpening their knives, hoping to use the familiar plan to go after Republicans this year in hopes of mitigating potential midterm election losses. Continue reading

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    February 5, 2014  

    Some conservatives argue that raising the minimum wage will slow job growth without improving prospects for people in poverty. In a series of conversations about the growing divide between rich and poor, Judy Woodruff talks to Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., co-author of a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, who says those arguments are obsolete. Continue reading

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    January 10, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, retail giant Target said that up to 110 million customers could have been affected in the holiday data breach. The latest disclosure includes phone numbers, email and mailing addresses. Also, the House of Representatives voted to set new data security requirements for the new health care law. Continue reading

    December 23, 2013  

    Despite a push from President Obama for immigration reform, 2013 failed to yield any sweeping legislation. Judy Woodruff talks to Mark Hugo Lopez of the Pew Research Center, Tamar Jacoby of ImmigrationWorks USA, Angela Maria Kelley of the Center for American Progress and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies. Continue reading

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    December 12, 2013  

    As chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., worked to draft the bipartisan budget agreement with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Judy Woodruff talks to Murray about how the budget deal will help Congress tackle tougher issues ahead and bring certainty back to the U.S. economy. Continue reading

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    December 12, 2013  

    The House of Representatives moved towards passing a bipartisan budget deal to fund the government through the fall of 2015. Lawmakers on both sides agreed that the bill was a step in the right direction. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the details of the agreement. Continue reading

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    December 11, 2013  

    Avoiding provisions that sharply divide the two parties, budget negotiators reached a deal to fund the government for two years. Kwame Holman reports on reaction to the deal. Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Rattner of Willett Advisors, Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum and Romina Boccia of the Heritage Foundation. Continue reading