United States House of Representatives

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner says House plans to sue Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday. […]

06/25/2014

Trader Gregory Rowe, left, and specialist Anthony Rinaldi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks surge as Washington closes in on debt deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are surging on Wall Street as Washington closes in on a deal to avoid a default by the U.S. government. The Dow Jones industrial average spiked 200 points, or 1.3 […]

10/16/2013

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Farmers warn of high milk prices without farm bill

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dairy farmers expressed frustration this week with Congress’ failure to pass a farm bill, saying the uncertainty made it hard to do business and some could go under without changes to the […]

06/28/2013

Michele Bachmann, US Representative of Minnesota (AP Photo)

Rep. Bachmann says she won’t run for re-election

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, a tea party favorite, announced Wednesday she will not run for another term in the U.S. House, saying her decision had nothing to do with ongoing […]

05/29/2013

Gabrielle Giffords, former Democratic Representative, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly.

Mark Kelly testifies for Colo. gun control bill

DENVER (AP) — The battle over new firearm restrictions intensified in Colorado as hundreds of gun advocates filled the state Capitol, while the husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged lawmakers to pass universal background checks.

03/04/2013

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Facebook agrees to remove some Newtown pages

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Facebook has agreed to remove some so-called tribute pages related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting over concerns they’re being used to exploit the tragedy.

02/25/2013

Former NC Congressman Charlie Rose dies at age 73

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Rose, a savvy political player who used his seat on the House Agriculture Committee to help tobacco farmers, has died. He was 73. Stacye Hefner, the wife […]

09/04/2012

U.S. English Chairman calls on Congress to pass English Language Bill

(Marketwire) — U.S.English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica on Thursday testified before the House Subcommittee on the Constitution in support of H.R. 997, a bill that would make English the official language of the United States. […]

08/03/2012

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