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  • 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.

  • House this week to vote on curbing executive authority, Senate considers jobless pay

    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...

  • House overwhelmingly approves $1 billion Ukraine loan package

    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...

  • Bipartisan agreement to keep subsidizing seaside homes

    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...

  • House approves financial aid package for Ukrainian government

    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...

  • John Boehner welcomes Obama's order for sanctions aimed at Russia

    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.”

  • House passes energy-efficiency bill as Senate waits

    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...

  • Tense exchange between Darrell Issa, Elijah Cummings after Lois Lerner-IRS hearing

    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...

  • House panel chairman calls for 'crippling sanctions' on Russia

    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.

  • John Boehner: IRS official Lois Lerner should testify or be held in contempt

    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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