By Rebecca Berg | 03/03/14 02:01 PM
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the campaign arm for House Democrats, on Monday named 16 candidates to its "Red To Blue" program, which identifies districts in which Democrats have a high chance of winning a seat from a Republican.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/03/14 06:05 AM
Congress will remain shuttered on Monday in anticipation of a major mid-Atlantic snowstorm, but when lawmakers return later this week, the House will take up legislation aimed at blocking the Obama administration's regulatory reach.
02/28/14 06:42 PM
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed legislation aimed at increasing oversight of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and reestablishing the bureau as an independent agency funded by Congress. Duffy The Consumer Financial Freedom...
By Sean Lengell | 02/28/14 12:41 PM
While some of the country's most fertile farmland lies parched from a historic drought in California's Central Valley, partisan disputes over Obama administration ecological policies in the Golden State have held up congressional aid since last year. Two competing bills would tackle the...
02/27/14 07:30 PM
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Lawmakers are approving plans that would let subcontractors place liens on a property when they don't get paid. House members passed Senate Bill 2622 by a vote of 116-1 Thursday. Last year, federal courts threw out Mississippi's law that allowed subcontractors and...
02/27/14 03:15 PM
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is asking for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to bring the minimum wage bill to the floor for a vote. The bill would raise minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.
By Sean Lengell | 02/26/14 06:33 PM
House Democrats on Wednesday ramped up efforts to pressure Republicans to support an increase in the national minimum wage, demanding House Speaker John Boehner immediately hold a vote on legislation to increase the hourly rate to $10.10. With no Republicans on board and Boehner, R-Ohio,...
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/26/14 12:29 PM
The House has postponed until at least next week a vote on a flood insurance bill that would have halted rate hike increases for many homeowners in flood hazard zones.
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/26/14 11:27 AM
House Speaker John Boehner said he is receptive to a tax reform plan one of his top Republican lieutenants will release today, but gave no guarantees the House will vote on the proposal this year. Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters after a private meeting with House Republicans, that House Ways...
By Bloomberg News | 02/25/14 10:38 PM
The top Republican tax writer in Congress will lean on the financial industry with his planned revamp of the U.S. code, changing the treatment of carried interest and imposing a levy on the assets of banks and insurers. Representative Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee,...
By Sean Lengell | 02/25/14 03:06 PM
The No. 2 Democrat in the House has dismissed a Republican plan to simplify the tax code as nothing more than partisan gamesmanship, saying it will take a genuine bipartisan effort to push through meaningful reforms. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., is expected on Wednesday to introduce a GOP tax...
By Associated Press | 02/25/14 02:16 PM
Democrat Debbie Dingell will run for the House seat currently held by her husband, John, who announced this week that he will retire after the longest congressional career in history, a Democratic official said Tuesday.
By Paul Bedard | 02/25/14 01:58 PM
It's taken nearly four years, but the first bipartisan bid to dismantle part of President Obama's signature health reform law -- the much-mocked 30 hour “work week” -- is headed for passage in the House with Democratic help, according to legislation sponsors. Republican leaders plan to...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/24/14 02:52 PM
Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., won a special election in 1955, and was sworn into Congress in December of that year. That is closer to the beginning of the Spanish-American War than it is to today. There are a ton of interesting things to say about Dingell and his nearly 60 years in the House....
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/24/14 01:44 PM
The president said the “people of Michigan — and the American people — are better off because of John Dingell’s service to this country.”
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