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Politics Jun 28Senate Democrats block GOP-drafted Zika bill
A dysfunctional Senate split along party lines on Tuesday and left a $1.1 billion proposal to fight the Zika virus in limbo, despite growing fears and a more than 800 cases of Zika infection in the continental U.S.
Nation Jun 23Amid guns sit-in, House passes $1.1 billion Zika defense bill
The House has passed a $1.1 billion House-Senate measure to combat the Zika virus, but the GOP-drafted measure is a nonstarter with Senate Democrats and the Obama White House.
Politics Jun 09House panel moves to block Obama regulations on payday loans
WASHINGTON — A powerful House panel is coming to the aid of payday lenders, moving to delay Obama administration regulations aimed at cracking down on the much-criticized industry.
Politics Jun 08Ryan cracks down on floor votes after LGBT rights debate scuttled energy bill
The move means Ryan is reneging on a promise to protect the rights of lawmakers to take on a wide range of issue when the House debates annual spending bills.
Politics May 26GOP conservatives sink spending bill over LGBT rights
The sweeping 305-112 vote to kill an energy spending measure imperils efforts by GOP leaders to pass any more of the 12 annual spending bills for the upcoming budget year.
Politics May 26House reverses course, supports LGBT rights measure
More than 40 Republicans helped Democrats power the gay rights measure through late Wednesday, despite the opposition of GOP conservatives who dominate the House.
Nation May 19House votes to restrict Confederate flags at VA cemeteries
The House would block people seeking to commemorate veterans of the Confederate States of America from flying the Confederate Battle Flag over mass graves on the two days a year that flag displays are permitted.
Politics May 18CDC director warns GOP bill is inadequate to fight Zika
WASHINGTON — The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Wednesday that a House GOP measure to combat the Zika virus is inadequate to deal with the swelling threat to public health.
Politics May 17Senate easily advances $1.1 billion in Zika funding
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama's request but offering significantly more money to fight Zika than…
Politics May 17GOP reinstates usage of ‘illegal alien’ in Library of Congress’ records
WASHINGTON — Republicans on a powerful House panel Tuesday narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally.