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Public housing

House Unanimously Passes Federal Housing Reform Bill

Feb 03, 2016 01:57 PM EST

The Housing Opportunity Modernization Act passed the house in a 427-0 vote.

Portia Simpson-Miller

Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller Calls Early Election Date In Jamaica

Feb 02, 2016 04:58 AM EST

Jamaica’s prime minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, has called an early election, announcing that the country will go to the polls later on this month.

Liz Cheney

Liz Cheney Running For Congress In Wyoming

Jan 31, 2016 01:44 PM EST

Dick Cheney's daughter is back in the political saddle after a failed senate bid in 2014.

Vicky Hartzler

Lawmakers Will Vote To Repeal Obamacare, Stop Funding For Planned Parenthood

Jan 02, 2016 01:12 PM EST

A House vote is expected to take place on Jan. 6 to repeal key aspects of Obamacare and stop federal funding to Planned Parenthood.


House Overwhelmingly Approves $1.1 Trillion Bipartisan Spending Bill

Dec 18, 2015 12:02 PM EST

The House passed the 2,009-page omnibus spending measure in a 316-113 vote, setting up a vote in the Senate later on Friday.

Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi: GOP Tax And Spending Bill Gives Billions In Breaks To Corporations, Costs Jobs

Dec 16, 2015 01:27 PM EST

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said the tax extender bill includes massive giveaways to special interests and big corporations and is "deeply destructive to our future."

Libya Peace Talks

Rival Libyan Parliaments Set To Sign UN-Brokered Peace Deal On Dec. 16

Dec 14, 2015 09:39 AM EST

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry backed the UN-negotiated national unity plan, saying that we cannot allow the status quo in Libya to continue.


House Passes Bill To Strengthen Visa Waiver Program With Strong Bipartisan Support

Dec 09, 2015 04:12 AM EST

The bill, passed 407-19, would "help close gaping security gaps and improve our ability to stop dangerous individuals before they reach our shores," according to Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

Sander Levin

U.S. Rep. Levin Faints In Meeting On Capitol Hill

Dec 03, 2015 03:03 PM EST

"I had a coughing spell and I learned if - I have a bad cold - if you have a bad enough coughing spell, it can temporarily affect the flow of blood until you faint," Rep. Sander Levin said.

John Oliver

John Oliver Discusses Tough Vetting Process For Syrian Refugees, Suggests Pie-Eating Contest (VIDEO)

Nov 24, 2015 07:07 AM EST

John Oliver took on the United States’ vetting process for Syrian refugees on this week’s “Last Week Tonight” episode.

Paul Ryan

Republican Speaker Paul Ryan Opposes Donald Trump's Mass Deportation Plan

Nov 16, 2015 01:12 PM EST

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he favors a "pathway to legal status," rather than Donald Trump's plan to deport all 11 million illegal immigrants.

Planned Parenthood

Democrats On House Panel Investigating Planned Parenthood Received $81,000 From Group's PAC

Nov 06, 2015 05:22 PM EST

The six Democratic representatives picked to serve on the House select committee investigating Planned Parenthood received most of the money in the 2012 and 2014 election cycles.

U.S. Capitol

U.S. House Has More Time Off Than Workdays In 2016

Nov 04, 2015 10:53 AM EST

House lawmakers will have more time off than usual to allow candidates to campaign in their home districts ahead of the November election.

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan Elected House Speaker; Will House GOP Follow Through And Unite Behind Him? (BREAKING)

Oct 29, 2015 11:31 AM EDT

Paul Ryan has been elected Speaker of the House and intends to have House GOP follow through on their promise to unite behind him to get work done.

Paul Ryan

Rep. Paul Ryan Formally Announces Bid For House Speaker Position

Oct 23, 2015 01:38 PM EDT

"I never thought I'd be speaker. But I pledged to you that if I could be a unifying figure, then I would serve - I would go all in," the 2012 vice presidential nominee said in a letter addressed to members of the House Republican Conference.

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