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Two members of Congress want Washington Redskins to change name

Two members of Congress want Washington Redskins to change name

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Two members of Congress Monday asked the National Football League to take a position supporting a name change for the Washington Redskins.
U.S. lawmakers write letter to NFL urging change of Washington Redskins name

U.S. lawmakers write letter to NFL urging change of Washington Redskins name

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Tom Cole write a letter to the NFL warning about the offensive Washington Redskins nickname.
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Report: GOP may tie debt limit to partial ACA repeal

Report: GOP may tie debt limit to partial ACA repeal

CAMBRIDGE, Md., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans are considering tying an increase in the debt limit to repeal of a provision of the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said.
Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford to seek GOP nod for Coburn's Senate seat

Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford to seek GOP nod for Coburn's Senate seat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Lankford, R-Okla., announced Monday he will seek the Republican nomination for retiring Sen. Tom Coburn's seat.
OK Sen. Coburn to retire at end of session

OK Sen. Coburn to retire at end of session

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, a medical doctor and outspoken fiscal conservative, said he would retire two years early at the end of the current congressional session.
Obama signs bill to fund government through Saturday

Obama signs bill to fund government through Saturday

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- President Obama Wednesday signed into law a stopgap spending measure to fund the federal government through Saturday so senators can pass the U.S. budget.

Congress to vote on stopgap funding bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Republicans in the House of Representatives introduced a short-term funding bill Friday that would keep the U.S. government going for a week.
Politics: Congress' to-do list could require time it doesn't have

Politics: Congress' to-do list could require time it doesn't have

The good news for the U.S. Congress is that members have the month of December to complete their laundry list of items -- including a farm bill, food stamps, a budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, a slew of presidential nominations, possibly revisiting unemployment benefits, maybe take up imposing more sanctions on Iran -- before 2014.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Immigration reform to play second-fiddle to budget this winter

Immigration reform to play second-fiddle to budget this winter

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A Republican U.S. congressman said Sunday that movement on immigration reform is unlikely this winter until a new budget is passed.
House adjourns without vote on shutdown, debt limit

House adjourns without vote on shutdown, debt limit

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Tuesday adjourned until noon Wednesday without voting on ending the government shutdown or extending the debt ceiling.

Lawmakers say Redskins owner Dan Snyder must change team's name

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., told The Hill Monday she believes Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder will be forced to change the team's name.
House unanimously votes to restore fallen soldiers' benefits

House unanimously votes to restore fallen soldiers' benefits

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted unanimously Wednesday to restore Defense Department death benefits for the families of fallen service members.
White House: Shutdown hampers U.S. ability to enforce Iran sanctions

White House: Shutdown hampers U.S. ability to enforce Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The White House said Friday the government shutdown is harming the Treasury Department's ability to administrate sanctions against Iran.

Report: GOP lacks House votes for Obamacare, debt ceiling bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- House Republicans were still looking for enough votes to pass a bill delaying U.S. healthcare reform in return for an increased federal debt, GOP leaders said.
House votes shifts fight on government funding, Obamacare, to Senate

House votes shifts fight on government funding, Obamacare, to Senate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Friday approved a government funding bill that defunds the Affordable Care Act, setting up a showdown on the issue in the Senate.
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.
93 in Congress urge Obama to consult on Syria military strike

93 in Congress urge Obama to consult on Syria military strike

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- At least 93 members of Congress signed a letter urging U.S. President Barack Obama to consult with Congress before taking any military action against Syria.
White House dismayed by House immigration approach

White House dismayed by House immigration approach

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- The White House voiced dismay President Obama may not sign a broad U.S. immigration bill this year, as House Republicans united around a piecemeal approach.

Obama to Oklahoma: 'You are not alone'

MOORE, Okla., May 26 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama told Oklahomans Sunday Washington will be "with you every step of the way" as the state recovers from last week's devastating tornado.
House approves Violence Against Women Act

House approves Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. House approved reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which protects same-sex couples, sending it to President Obama Thursday.

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Debt ceiling: There's no upside for Republicans if they hold debt ceiling hostage

Debt ceiling: There's no upside for Republicans if they hold debt ceiling hostage

There's something unsettling about Newt Gingrich being the most reasonable voice in the room.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Rep. Cole: Some in GOP vote no, hoped yes

Rep. Cole: Some in GOP vote no, hoped yes

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- About one-third of Republicans in the U.S. Congress vote against bills even though they privately hope the bills will pass, Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., says.
Politics 2013: Will acrimony still rule in Congress? Stay tuned.

Politics 2013: Will acrimony still rule in Congress? Stay tuned.

After U.S. voters approved status quo government in November, can anything but the status quo be expected?
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Obama touts fiscal cliff plan at plant

Obama touts fiscal cliff plan at plant

REDFORD, Mich., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- President Obama took his plan to avert the fiscal cliff of higher taxes and spending cuts to Michigan Monday, arguing his plan would be fair and responsible.
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