More House of Representatives Articles

  • Congress passes highway bill hours before deadline

    After several delays, Congress voted late Thursday to keep federal highway money flowing to states just hours ahead of a midnight deadline. But the issue is far from resolved, as lawmakers failed to reach a long-term deal on how to replenish the dwindling Highway Trust Fund, which helps pay...

  • House Republicans will tweak border bill and try again Friday

    House lawmakers will huddle Thursday night and Friday to try to rework spending legislation that would provide President Obama with additional money to deal with a surge in unaccompanied minors on the border.

  • House to remain in session until border bill passes

    The House of Representatives will not adjourn for a five-week recess until it holds a vote on legislation addressing the surge of migrants at the U.S. border, lawmakers said after leaving a closed-door meeting.

  • John Boehner gets an earful from GOP members

    House Republican lawmakers, angry over the GOP's decision to abandon a bill to address the border crisis, crowded around Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in the well of the chamber, demanding to remain in session to resolve the issue.

  • 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: Eric Cantor says goodbye

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

  • Can the IRS be fixed, or should it just be abolished?

    Sooner or later, Congress will have to do something concrete to fix the IRS. Reform it, abolish it or replace it, but the status quo can't go on.

  • 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.

  • House and Senate are $2 billion apart on the border crisis

    There is a difference of nearly $2 billion in spending between House and Senate bills aimed at addressing the surge of thousands of child migrants at the border and only three days left to strike a deal.

  • VIDEO: John Boehner says impeachment talk a 'scam' started by Democrats

    Speaker of the House John Boehner said Tuesday that House Republicans will not impeach President Obama and have no plans to do so in the future.

  • House votes to let airlines advertise fares without taxes included

    The House this afternoon quickly approved a measure to allow airlines to advertise the base ticket fair to consumers while excluding the government fees and taxes that can add as much as 20 percent to the cost.

  • House votes to boost child tax credit for some

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when...

  • Democratic reversal on 2008 law playing role in border bill breakdown

    House Republicans Friday were mulling a border supplemental spending bill that would give President Obama only a fraction of his $3.7 billion request, but a looming fight over a 2008 deportation law now threatens to derail any deal at all.

  • Nancy Pelosi: Keep immigration reform out of border bill

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is insisting that immigration reform be excluded from proposed legislation to provide billions of dollars to deal with a flood of minors at the U.S.-Mexico border, stepping back from comments she made earlier this month.



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