The House of Representatives on Thursday began debating a supplemental spending bill that would require U.S. troops to leave Iraq by September 2008. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Rep. John Tanner (D-Tenn.) debate the funding measure and its potential impact…
House Democrats proposed a plan Thursday that would pull U.S. troops from Iraq by August 2008, though the White House has threatened a veto. Two Democratic representatives detail the legislation and discuss its prospects for success.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Over the last few months, new legislation has been introduced in Congress that aims to reduce the effects of global warming by midcentury.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discusses Democratic strategy in the House debate on a nonbinding resolution that would oppose President Bush's decision to send 21,500 more combat troops to Iraq. A vote is expected Friday.
The House of Representatives is debating a resolution that disapproves of President Bush's recently implemented Iraq strategy, which includes the deployment of 21,500 more U.S. troops. Kwame Holman reports on the first day of debate.
President Bush's State of the Union address on Tuesday was met with varied reaction from around the country. Jeffrey Brown speaks with three regional editorial page editors for a sample of local reaction to the address.
The House of Representatives passed an energy bill Thursday to close the first 100 legislative hours of the new congressional session, which included the passage of a number of bills promised by Democrats in their fall campaigns. A guest discusses…
As President Bush instituted major changes among his Iraq policy advisors, Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi requested early troop redeployment from Iraq. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the shifts and the newly sworn-in 110th Congress.
With Democrats in control of Congress for the first time in 12 years -- a comfortable majority in the House but a thin lead in the Senate -- former Republican and Democrat lawmakers sort through the political lexicon and discuss…
The Democrat-controlled Congress, whose goals include raising the minimum wage and reducing corruption, was sworn in Thursday. House Ways and Means Committee chair Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., discusses plans for fiscal reform and Iraq. Republican Conference Chairman Rep. Adam Putnam, R-Fla.,…
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