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House slashes proposal for emergency border bill

House slashes proposal for emergency border bill

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --House Republicans put forward their version of an emergency funding bill to handle the influx of children at the southwest border.
Gabrielle Levy
Dems give gun control another look after Santa Barbara shootings

Dems give gun control another look after Santa Barbara shootings

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) --Democrats are considering adding a background check mandate for gun sales as part of a House funding bill being considered this week.
Gabrielle Levy
The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

U.S. President Barack Obama may have declared 2014 a year of action in his State of the Union address but lawmakers last week moved quickly after returning from their recess to knock down expectations.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
On stimulus anniversary, GOP says it failed, Dems want more action

On stimulus anniversary, GOP says it failed, Dems want more action

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers used the anniversary of the 2009 stimulus law to debate the measure's effectiveness, following the release of a White House report.
Obama urges House Democrats to work on minimum wage, immigration

Obama urges House Democrats to work on minimum wage, immigration

CAMBRIDGE, Md., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday urged congressional Democrats to work with Republicans to raise the federal minimum wage.
Hoyer assails GOP on 'debt limit chicken'

Hoyer assails GOP on 'debt limit chicken'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A top U.S. House Democrat said Tuesday congressional Republicans are hurting the country by playing "debt limit chicken."
More than 106,000 sign up through healthcare Marketplace

More than 106,000 sign up through healthcare Marketplace

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- More than 106,000 people chose healthcare plans in the first period of open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act's Marketplace, the Obama administration said.
McCain, Graham appear to support Obama on Syria

McCain, Graham appear to support Obama on Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Two top Republicans emerged from a meeting with President Obama Monday and offered at least conditional support for the president's approach to Syria.
King's March on Washington remembered 50 years later

King's March on Washington remembered 50 years later

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Voting rights were a main topic when tens of thousands gathered in Washington, nearly 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
House passes farm bill on strength of GOP vote

House passes farm bill on strength of GOP vote

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Over rancorous Democratic objections, the Republican-led U.S. House passed a farm bill Thursday that does not include reauthorization of the food stamp program.

House approves bill repealing Obamacare -- again

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of repealing President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act for the 37th time.
A-list comes to Washington for White House Correspondents Dinner

A-list comes to Washington for White House Correspondents Dinner

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Politics, entertainment and the news media blended in Washington Saturday for what has become called the nerd prom, the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Black lawmakers see racism in Rice blame

Black lawmakers see racism in Rice blame

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Congress' highest-ranking black lawmaker says he suspects Republicans are pillorying U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice because she is black.
Dems hope to take back House, analysts aren't so sure

Dems hope to take back House, analysts aren't so sure

Democrats hope to cut into, if not outright overcome, the 241 U.S. House seats now occupied by Republicans.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

DNC: 4 times more House members than RNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Four times as many U.S. Democratic House members will have top roles in their party's convention than House Republicans had in theirs, the schedule indicates.
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House Speaker John Boehner (L) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-MD, sign a Member Well Wishes Book as they attend a Congressional Prayer Service for victims of the shooting in Arizona, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ, in Washington on January 12, 2011. Behind them are other Representatives. Giffords remains in critical condition after she was shot in the head during a constituent event in Arizona on January 8. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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