By Sean Lengell | 03/12/14 12:16 PM
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.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/10/14 05:34 AM
The House this week will vote on legislation that takes aim at President Obama's executive actions, while the Senate could make another attempt to pass a bill to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits. Congress will also weigh in on Russia's move into Crimea. The House returns to...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/06/14 05:50 PM
In an increasingly rare show of bipartisan accord, House Republicans and Democrats voted Thursday to authorize a $1 billion loan package for embattled Ukraine, where Russian forces have taken control of the Crimean peninsula. In a 385-23 vote, lawmakers approved legislation that would enable...
By Timothy P. Carney | 03/06/14 03:47 PM
Flood insurance in the U.S. is basically a government affair, which means it isn't really run like a business. That is, taxpayers backstop it, and insurance plans have not been priced according to risk. In 2012, Congress passed a reform that would try to limit taxpayer exposure by pricing...
By Ashe Schow | 03/06/14 03:28 PM
In a rare showing of bipartisanship, the House passed a $1 billion financial aid package that would provide loan guarantees to the Ukrainian government. President Obama on Thursday called on Congress to pass legislation that would “provide American assistance for the Ukrainian government so...
By Sean Lengell | 03/06/14 12:50 PM
House Speaker John Boehner said he supports President Obama's executive order Thursday that readies sanctions to freeze assets and block U.S. visas for those responsible for “destabilizing Ukraine.”
By Zack Colman | 03/05/14 04:58 PM
The House passed energy-efficiency legislation Wednesday as a companion measure in the Senate remains stalled. The bill from Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., which passed 375-36, is a scaled-back version of the legislation that is sitting in the upper chamber. The...
By Tim Mak | 03/05/14 02:07 PM
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on Wednesday abruptly adjourned a hearing over the IRS' targeting of conservative groups after former agency official Lois Lerner refused to answer his questions. Issa had called the hearing to hear testimony from Lerner, who headed the IRS...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/05/14 12:29 PM
Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., said in a statement that the United States must act “now” to pressure Russia to pull its military out of the country.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/05/14 11:35 AM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Wednesday that the House should hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress if she continues to refuse to testify about her involvement in the recent targeting of conservative groups who sought tax exempt status....
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