More Congress Articles

  • Why a liberal Democrat just said Ted Cruz is an 'inadvertent' hero

    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.

  • John Boehner 'not going to accept responsibility' for Congress' failures

    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.

  • Short of votes, House abandons border bill at last minute

    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.

  • VIDEO --- The lowdown on driving high: little research on marijuana DUIs

    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. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing Thursday to dig in on the issue.

  • VIDEO: John Boehner says House will not take up Senate immigration bill

    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.

  • VIDEO: Eric Cantor says goodbye

    Virginia Republican Congressman Eric Cantor is stepping down as House Majority Leader Thursday.

  • House GOP still short of votes on border bill

    House Republicans on Wednesday were still short of the 218 GOP votes they need to guarantee passage of their $659 billion border package.

  • House readies bill to stop Obama's immigration order -- in advance

    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.

  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    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...

  • Congress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears

    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...

  • House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill

    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...

  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    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...

  • House votes to sue President Obama over executive action

    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.

  • More senators seek military aid to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials. Sens. Carl Levin of Michigan, the Armed Services Committee chairman, and Bill...

  • What you should know about the federal highway bill

    With Congress poised this week to pass a temporary measure to fund road, transit and rail programs, it likely will have a greater direct impact on Americans than most congressional initiatives this year.



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