More House of Representatives Articles

  • Eliminating marriage penalty in family tax issues, simplifying education credits just makes good sense

    There are countless blessings for those starting a family, but the financial responsibility can be a challenge for any working parents.

  • VIDEO: House Rules Committee approves presidential lawsuit

    In a party line vote Thursday afternoon, the House Committee on Rules approved a resolution to sue the President Obama "for failing to faithfully execute the law."

  • Is Greta Van Susteren right? Should House Republicans cancel the August recess? 'We're here. Where's Harry?'

    Congress is about to leave the nation's capital for its traditional August recess. Since it's an election year, the month back home is especially important to members of the House of Representatives.

  • House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written. The vote in the Rules Committee was...

  • Veterans Affairs reform legislation must set clear standards for care

    The men and women who volunteer to serve in the military are brave and selfless. They don't deserve to be served by a Department of Veterans Affairs more concerned with manipulating data for financial gain than with solving problems and serving our veterans with the best possible medical care.

  • House staffer arrested for carrying concealed weapon at Capitol

    A staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman was arrested Friday for carrying a concealed weapon inside the Capitol complex.

  • Congressmen plan House speech on Chicago violence

    CHICAGO (AP) — Members of Illinois' congressional delegation plan to speak on the floor of the House of Representative about gun violence in Chicago. U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush plans the speech on Wednesday evening. U.S. Rep. Danny Davis and Robin Kelly plan to join him. Rush's office says the...

  • Veterans Affairs spies, stonewalls on people investigating it

    Congressional investigators were given a workspace at the Philadelphia VA that was wired with activated audio microphones and video cameras, the chairman of the House veterans' affairs committee said.

  • Of John Boehner's lawsuits and Sarah Palin's call for Obama's impeachment

    From the Republican establishment, House Speaker John Boehner has announced plans to sue President Obama for exceeding his authority. And from the Tea Party wing of the Republicans, former Gov. Sarah Palin has called for impeachment of the president.

  • 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...



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