More House of Representatives Articles

  • Ethics panel: No full probe of Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    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.

  • Congress takes up natural gas exports, with focus on the Democrats

    As Congress begins debating the export of natural gas, all eyes are on the Democrats. Three committees in the House and the Senate are scheduled to host hearings this week, beginning Tuesday, on whether the U.S. should send more natural gas abroad. The topic has been brewing on Capitol Hill...

  • House committee puts up website to track stonewalling by Veterans Affairs press office

    The Department of Veterans Affairs' stonewalling of questions is being showcased by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs on a new web page that tracks a lengthy list of refusals by agency officials to answer inquiries from the media.

  • Only 29% would re-elect Congress, an all-time low

    A “throw the bums out” mood is starting to grab voters, with just 29 percent ready to re-elect their member of Congress and only 22 percent believing that their lawmaker is the best person for the job, both historic lows, according to a depressing new poll. Rasmussen Reports also found...

  • House Republicans want Justice Department to provide details of IRS probe, possible interview with Lois Lerner

    Two Republican leaders of the House's investigative panel have asked the Justice Department to hand over information regarding its probe of the Internal Revenue Service's illegal targeting of conservative groups. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder dated Thursday, House Oversight and...

  • American Conservative Union urges Senate to go with House GOP's Ukraine aid package

    The American Conservative Union is urging the Senate to reject a Ukraine aid package negotiated by the Foreign Relations Committee in favor of supporting a House-passed bill.

  • Darrell Issa subpoenas ATF over botched storefront sting operations

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa issued a scathing subpoena Wednesday to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives over a series of botched undercover operations that left a wake of destruction behind them.

  • No, House Republicans haven't voted 50 times to repeal Obamacare

    It has become a truism that House Republicans have voted dozens and dozens of times -- at least 50 in all -- to repeal Obamacare. "They have been obsessed with repealing the Affordable Care Act," President Obama told a Democratic National Committee meeting in Washington last month. "You know...

  • Obama orders review of deportation practices

    President Obama called for his administration to review deportation policies to see if they could be done “more humanely within the confines of the law,” the White House announced late Thursday.

  • Watch Rep. Trey Gowdy's fiery defense of the Enforce the Law Act

    Rep. Trey Gowdy took to the House floor Wednesday to defend his proposed Enforce the Laws Act, which would empower Congress to take the executive branch to federal court for unilaterally changing or refusing to enforce federal laws. The South Carolina Republican questioned why Congress would...

  • Democrat believes that the Constitution is 400 years old

    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, explained on Wednesday that the United States Constitution is 400 years old. “Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative...

  • Five new digital tools the Republicans used in the Florida special to boost their campaign

    A year removed from promising an overhauled voter-turnout program to rival President Obama's groundbreaking campaigns, the Republican National Committee is pointing to the party's performance in a contested special House election in Florida as proof that it has made significant progress. Of...

  • Harry Reid stands between ENFORCE the Law Act and Obama's veto pen

    Five Democrats joined House Republicans to pass a bill that would give Congress the power to sue if President Obama doesn't enforce the nation's laws as written. The ENFORCE the Law Act, which passed Wednesday by a 233-181 vote, is aimed at Obama's expansive use of executive powers to pick and...

  • John Boehner: Senators should drop IMF demands in Ukraine aid bill

    House Speaker John Boehner called on Senate Democrats to drop their push to include reforms to the International Monetary Fund in a proposed Ukrainian aid package, which has stalled measure, saying the issues are unrelated.



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