By Washington Examiner staff reports | 03/31/14 08:22 PM
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp said Monday he won't seek re-election this year after serving 12 terms in the House.
By Richard Pollock | 03/31/14 07:04 PM
Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee have quietly attempted to scuttle a congressional hearing looking into whistleblower allegations of discrimination at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Rep. Patrick McHenry, a North Carolina Republican, slammed the Democratic effort,...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/31/14 10:44 AM
President Obama refused to raise human rights issues during his meeting Friday with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, despite urging from a bipartisan group of lawmakers and assurances from the White House that Obama "raises our commitment to human rights" on all his trips. “Saudi Arabia's human...
By Stephen Ohlemacher | 03/31/14 08:18 AM
Republican strategists spent years developing a plan to take advantage of the 2010 census, first by winning state legislatures and then redrawing House districts to tilt the playing field in their favor. Their success was unprecedented.
By Paul Bedard | 03/30/14 02:05 PM
With the end of the month bringing to a close the latest political fundraising quarter, Vice President Joe Biden is warning that without a ton of new money, the Democrats could lose the Senate to Sen. Ted Cruz. “We could lose,” is the headline on his fundraising email for the Democratic...
03/28/14 09:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Mike Rogers, the brash-talking Republican security hawk who has criticized the Obama administration yet commanded uncommon bipartisan support as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday he was retiring from Congress next year. The 50-year-old from...
By Sean Lengell and David M. Drucker | 03/28/14 04:08 PM
Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee and a staunch defender of U.S. spying programs, said Friday he won't seek re-election this year. The Michigan Republican said he will tackle a new profession once his term expires in January — talk radio host. "Clearly...
By Betsy Woodruff | 03/28/14 12:41 PM
It was an interesting day for Clint Didier. The former Washington Redskins tight end and current congressional candidate — he’s running for the Washington House seat that Doc Hastings will vacate upon retirement — has been in Washington, D.C., since Tuesday, meeting with groups, sitting...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/27/14 03:46 PM
The House and Senate Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation endorsing President Obama's plan to provide $1 billion in aid to Ukraine and to sanction Russia for invading the country, moving a step closer to clearing the measure for the president's desk. Each chamber passed slightly...
By Sean Lengell | 03/27/14 02:22 PM
The House passed legislation Thursday to temporarily stave off upcoming cuts in Medicare payments to doctors after a last-minute scramble by party leaders to secure enough support. The bill now goes to the Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., hopes to pass the measure before a...
By Andrew Taylor | 03/27/14 08:13 AM
Doctors who treat Medicare patients would get a last-minute reprieve from a scheduled 24 percent cut in their government reimbursements under a bill that's on track to pass the House.
03/26/14 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his successors would see their ability to designate new national monuments limited under a bill approved Wednesday by the House. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, takes aim at the 1906 Antiquities Act, a law Obama and other presidents...
By Donna Cassata | 03/26/14 12:16 PM
House Democrats deployed a little-used legislative move Wednesday to force a vote on a comprehensive immigration bill, an effort doomed to fail but designed to increase the election-year pressure on Republicans to act.
By Logan Porter | 03/25/14 07:01 PM
Major Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility construction projects are on average 35 months late and $360 million over budget, a congressional panel was told Tuesday. The projects demonstrate a pervasive problem at VA of late and over-budget construction, according to members of the...
By Matthew Daly | 03/25/14 08:41 AM
The House Ethics Committee said Monday it will not appoint a special panel to investigate allegations that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-highest ranking House Republican, improperly combined campaign and official funds in a GOP leadership race and her re-election campaign.
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