The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives blocked renewal of the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) last week. VAWA, originally enacted in 1994, requires periodic reauthorisation, which usually happens easily with substantial bipartisan support.
THE rout was complete, the retreat disorderly. President Obama got his tax hikes - naked of spending cuts - passed by the ostensibly Republican House of Representatives.
The rout was complete, the retreat disorderly. President Obama got his tax hikes - naked of spending cuts - passed by the ostensibly Republican House of Representatives.
Say what you will about the White House's 'We the People' petitions: They remain one of the best ways for citizens to have their voices hear by Washington. Here are four tech geeks like me should consider signing.
As Washington gears up for next phase of the fiscal wars, White House considers goal of a broad agreement.
The tense relationship between President Obama and House Republicans may worsen. Speaker John Boehner now says he won't negotiate deals with Obama.
All week, Congress has been bickering over a $60 billion aid package for super-storm Sandy. It started when the House GOP failed to take up the bill last session, triggering angry outbursts from Republicans in the Northeast. "Shame on you. Shame on Congress," said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Read full article >>
WASHINGTON — After learning that he would rank 382nd in seniority in the new U.S. House of Representatives, Democratic Rep. Denny Heck of Olympia did a quick calculation to figure out where he stands as a rookie on Capitol Hill.
The US House of Representatives has approved $9.7bn in initial federal funds for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
London, Jan 4 (ANI): US Republican John Boehner has been re-elected as speaker of the House of Representatives.