By Andrew Taylor | 02/06/14 09:07 AM
GOP leaders have concluded that two of the top ideas to attach to the controversial legislation to build GOP support simply won't work, so now they're exploring another idea: repealing a recent cut to the pensions of working age retirees of the military.
By Sean Lengell | 02/05/14 07:32 PM
The House on Wednesday passed a controversial emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers in California's Central Valley, despite White House opposition.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/04/14 07:36 PM
President Obama met with House Democrats on Tuesday at the White House, assuring them that although he has vowed to move his agenda with executive actions, he is ready to work together on their “shared priorities.” Obama in his meeting with the House Democratic Caucus “expressed the...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/03/14 05:54 PM
Federal agencies administering the Endangered Species Act often issue justifications for their actions that are filled with badly flawed or even fabricated data, according to a congressional report being released today. “Many reports and studies used to justify ESA decisions have been found...
By Joseph Lawler | 02/02/14 12:52 PM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Sunday that the House will vote on a bill to replace Obamacare this year, which would be a major development for the Republican Party that has not clearly spelled out its alternative to the law that passed in 2010. Appearing on CBS' Sunday morning talk...
By Joel Gehrke | 01/31/14 03:54 PM
Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., shook the dust off her feet as she left the House Appropriations Committee, which she described as dominated by a few arrogant members who lack respect for conservatives on the panel. “We were not even allowed to read the report language after we had voted for...
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/31/14 11:46 AM
When Speaker John Boehner hired Rebecca Tallent as his immigration adviser, he delivered a clear message that House Republicans are serious about addressing the contentious issue. Tallent, 34, former chief of staff to Republican John McCain of Arizona, returned to Capitol Hill in December...
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/30/14 06:28 PM
If House Republicans return from their annual retreat with an agreement to tackle immigration reform, they could consider as many as eight separate measures, including legislation that would legalize the 11 million immigrants living here unlawfully, a bill to create a new visa system for...
By Associated Press | 01/30/14 09:22 AM
The Arizona Legislature is poised to quickly approve a special $6.8 million appropriation that will let the state's child welfare agency to hire 192 new workers right away. The Senate and House of Representatives have scheduled votes Thursday on identical bills authorizing the spending.
By Associated Press | 01/30/14 04:50 AM
House Republican leaders plan to outline broad immigration principles, including legalization for the 11 million immigrants living here illegally, to the GOP rank and file as they look to revive long-stalled efforts to overhaul the nation's immigration system.
01/29/14 05:04 PM
The House minority leader is hoping this week's GOP retreat will result in productive talks about immigration reform.
By Charlie Spiering | 01/29/14 03:39 PM
Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., blasted the farm bill on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday just before the House voted to pass it, lamenting that the Senate removed most of the reforms passed by the House.
By Joel Gehrke | 01/28/14 01:26 PM
Six House members asked President Obama to fire James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence who admitted to giving Congress the "least untruthful" answer he could about National Security Agency programs, in a letter sent Monday. “The continued role of James Clapper as Director of...
By David M. Drucker | 01/28/14 11:20 AM
House Republican leaders spoke during a Tuesday news conference, just hours before Obama delivers his fifth State of the Union address. They argued that if Obama really wants to boost economic growth and living conditions for middle-class Americans, he should work with them on bipartisan jobs...
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