George Miller

31 percent of Calif. kids physically fit

House votes for school checks for sex offenders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public schools would be barred from employing teachers and other workers convicted of sexual offenses against children or other violent crimes under a bill the House approved Tuesday. The measure would require […]

10/22/2013

In this July 17, 2013 file photo, House Education Committee Chairman Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., left, followed by House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif., walk to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House approves lower rates on student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature. The legislation links […]

07/31/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with reporters just after the Republican majority passed legislation to replace the No Child Left Behind law, in Washington, Friday, July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House votes to replace ‘No Child’ education law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans voted Friday to dismantle the troubled No Child Left Behind law for evaluating America’s students and schools, saying states and local school districts rather than Washington should be setting rules […]

07/19/2013

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House approves bill to change overtime pay law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Wednesday approved a measure that would give private sector workers the option of trading overtime pay for extra time off weeks or months later. The bill, approved on […]

05/08/2013

Neil Heslin

Father of Newtown victim: Ban assault weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of arguing constitutional fine points and citing rival statistics, senators wrangling over gun control saw and heard the anguish of a bereft father. “I’m not here for the sympathy or the pat on the back,” he said, weeping openly.

02/27/2013

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