07/31/14 04:00 PM
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By Susan Ferrechio | 07/31/14 03:18 PM
House Republican lawmakers, angry over the GOP's decision to abandon a bill to address the border crisis, crowded around Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in the well of the chamber, demanding to remain in session to resolve the issue.
By Betsy Woodruff | 07/31/14 03:14 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz has drawn lots of criticism in the wake of House leadership's decision to pull an immigration supplemental intended to alleviate the border crisis. But he might find support from an unusual source: Rep. Raul Grijalva.
By Sean Lengell | 07/31/14 02:20 PM
House Speaker John Boehner says it's the Senate -- not his leadership -- that is to blame for Congress being gridlocked in partisan intransigence and poised to leave Washington for a five-week break without passing several key measures.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/31/14 02:08 PM
House Republicans, who had authored a plan to spend $659 million on humanitarian aid as well as additional border security and judges, failed to garner enough support among their rank and file to come up with the 218 votes needed for passage.
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/31/14 01:33 PM
With more and more states opting to decriminalize marijuana, whether for medical or recreational purposes, new laws will be required to control the possibility of driving while high.Â The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing Thursday to dig in on the issue.
By Steve Doty | 07/31/14 12:44 PM
Speaker of the House John Boehner made it clear to reporters Thursday that the Republican-controlled House will not take up the Senate immigration reform bill.
By Ed Sykes | 07/31/14 12:40 PM
Virginia Republican Congressman Eric Cantor is stepping down as House Majority Leader Thursday.
By David M. Drucker | 07/31/14 09:07 AM
House Republicans on Wednesday were still short of the 218 GOP votes they need to guarantee passage of their $659 billion border package.
By Byron York | 07/31/14 08:14 AM
On what could be the last lawmaking session before the summer recess, both House and Senate are preparing bills to one-up each other on immigration.
07/31/14 12:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing...
07/30/14 10:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and...
07/30/14 10:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally. The...
07/30/14 08:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. The $16.3 billion measure also would allow the VA to hire thousands of doctors and nurses and rewrite...
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/30/14 06:46 PM
The House Thursday passed a resolution authorizing an unprecedented congressional lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive authority to delay the employer mandate in the health insurance reform law.
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