More House of Representatives Articles

  • House border group traveled to Central America

    A bipartisan congressional delegation traveled to Central America over the weekend as part of an effort to solve the crisis of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the southern border.

  • Congress will debate bills challenging executive, judicial branches

    The House this week will debate a measure authorizing a precedent-setting lawsuit against President Obama, while the Senate takes up historic legislation aimed at overriding a Supreme Court ruling on insurance coverage of contraceptives.

  • Former US Rep. Ken Gray dies in southern Illinois

    WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ken Gray, who represented southern Illinois in Congress and earned the nickname the "Prince of Pork," has died at age 89. Officials with Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort said Sunday that Gray died late Saturday at a hospital in Herrin...

  • House Republicans think Obama's border plan is too spendy

    House Republicans are on track to approve emergency funds to address the immigration crisis at the southern border, but the legislation is unlikely to look anything like the $3.7 billion package being requested by President Obama.

  • House panel approves proposed bill aimed at abusive demand letters

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A House panel has approved a draft of a bill that would rein in abusive patent demand letters. On Thursday, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade approved the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act, or TROL Act, by a bipartisan vote of 13-6....

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 11

    The University of Virginia Center for Politics has found it's especially good to be an incumbent running for re-election this year. The center found that 273 of 275 House members running for re-election have made it through conventions and primaries so far this year. In the Senate, a perfect 18...

  • Pelosi backs gay-rights bill despite concerns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she still supports a Senate-passed bill to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people. Some gay-rights groups have withdrawn their support because it has a broad religious exemption. The California Democrat...

  • Five reasons Obama may not get his border money

    The Obama administration won't get the $3.7 billion unless Republicans in the House and Senate go along with the request, but there are several reasons that may not happen.

  • Internal poll shows Justin Amash with 22-point lead over challenger

    Rep. Justin Amash appears to be safely situated to retain his congressional seat, according to a new internal poll showing the Michigan Republican holding a 22-point lead over his primary opponent.

  • The long road to John Boehner's lawsuit against Obama

    House Speaker John Boehner has been quietly preparing to sue President Obama for months. The Ohio Republican announced just last week that he would spearhead a House lawsuit against the president to challenge, in his view, the Obama administration's unconstitutional overreach of its executive...

  • Could this candidate be the next Jewish Republican in Congress?

    Earlier this month, Republican Lee Zeldin, who is running for Congress this year, welcomed Eric Cantor to Quiogue, N.Y., to headline a fundraiser on Zeldin's behalf.

  • VIDEO: House committee looks for new technology in Veterans Affairs hospitals

    The problems for the embattled Veterans Affairs Department seem never-ending lately. Today's House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing shined light on even more problems.

  • VIDEO: House sees more work ahead on Medicare fraud

    House lawmakers say some fraudulent Medicare providers are slipping through the cracks.

  • VIDEO: Lost IRS emails may point to a deeper issue

    House lawmakers want to know how the IRS lost two years worth of emails from a top official, but experts say it's indicative of a deeper problem.

  • Public must keep spotlight on Veterans Affairs scandal: Examiner Editorial

    When a government scandal explodes, the proliferating revelations can quickly become overwhelming, causing the public to disengage. In the case of the rapidly widening controversy at the Department of Veterans' Affairs, Americans must not let this happen.



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