U.S. Rep Charlie Rangel: Tea Party is 'mean,' 'racist' [VIDEO]

U.S. Rep Charlie Rangel: Tea Party is 'mean,' 'racist' [VIDEO]

March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., said Republicans are blocking federal programs that would help the infrastructure of his community.
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8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Eight congressional Democrats were arrested Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol while demonstrating for immigration law reform.
Gov. Christie: 'Shame on Congress'

Gov. Christie: 'Shame on Congress'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. House adjourned Wednesday without considering relief for Superstorm Sandy victims, despite calls by the president, governors and lawmakers to do so.
N.Y. Rep. Rangel wins primary

N.Y. Rep. Rangel wins primary

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Veteran U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., overcame a stiff fight against four primary opponents in a district that is now more than half Hispanic.

House seeks tax break for Haiti donations

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that would allow taxpayers to write off donations to relief efforts in Haiti on their 2009 taxes.

Hillary birthday bash nets $1 million

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., collected $1 million in New York in a campaign fundraiser on the eve of her 60th birthday.

Lawmakers support easing Cuba travel ban

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Republican and Democratic lawmakers banded together Thursday to introduce legislation that would lift the ban on U.S. citizens traveling to Cuba. Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., c

Democrats: No 'blank check' for Iraq war

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Top Democrats in the U.S. House agreed Sunday President Bush will not get a "blank check" when it comes to funding for the Iraq war.

DeLay denounces draft bill as ploy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, accused Democrats Tuesday of trying to manipulate the U.S. electorate by alleging a draft was in the offing.

Bush lauds House for rejecting draft bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush applauded Tuesday the decision of the U.S. House of Representatives to reject legislation that would reinstate a military draft.

Hastert to lead Normandy delegation

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert said Tuesday he will lead a congressional delegation to pay tribute on the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

N.Y. Assemblyman Powell accused of abuse

ALBANY, N.Y., May 11 (UPI) -- A 19-year-old intern has accused N.Y. Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV of abuse and sexual assault, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

Democrats fail to get Medicare subpoena

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats did not have the votes Thursday for a motion to subpoena a former Medicare official to testify on cost estimates for the new drug law.

New bi-partisan U.S. effort on Africa

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A bi-partisan coalition of congressmen is working to secure passage of legislation benefiting Africa.