November 21st, 2013
09:30 PM ET
1 year ago

The congressman made drug admission - but the speaker could decide his future

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner has a liability on his hands.

Rep. Trey Radel, R-Florida, has taken a leave of absence after pleading guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession.

Boehner has been praised by congressional watchdogs for having little tolerance for derelict members of Congress.

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Republican Denham co-sponsors Democratic immigration bill
October 27th, 2013
06:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Republican Denham co-sponsors Democratic immigration bill

Washington (CNN) - All is not trouble and strife on Capitol Hill – at least according to Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro, of Texas, and Republican Rep. Jeff Denham, of California, who are co-sponsoring a new immigration bill.

Denham is so far the lone Republican to join 185 Democrats to support an immigration reform bill that could give millions of undocumented people a path to citizenship.

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Longest serving House Republican dead at 82
October 18th, 2013
08:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Longest serving House Republican dead at 82

(CNN) - Rep. Bill Young of Florida, the longest-serving Republican member of the House, died Friday evening, his chief of staff said.

Harry Glenn said that C.W. Bill Young was surrounded by family when he died at 6:50 p.m. at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Filed under: Florida • House of Representatives
October 18th, 2013
07:27 PM ET
1 year ago

Could the Democrats retake the House?

CNN's John King at the magic wall examines whether or not the shutdown could shake up the majority control in the House.

October 15th, 2013
04:28 PM ET
1 year ago

GOP Rep.: Shutdown bill vote tonight

Updated 10/15/2013 at 5:28pm

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, says a House bill funding the federal government and raising the debt limit with minor changes to the national health care law is imminent.

Nunes told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash Tuesday afternoon that a bill will be seen "within an hour or two," with a vote sometime Tuesday night. The measure, Nunes said, will be very similar to the one House Speaker John Boehner unveiled to the House GOP caucus earlier in the day.
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No shutdown for House gym rats
October 9th, 2013
11:03 AM ET
1 year ago

No shutdown for House gym rats

Updated 10/9/2013 at 11:50am

Washington (CNN) - The government shutdown has stopped critical services for countless Americans.

But fortunately for members of the House of Representatives – the men and women who helped cause the shutdown – access continues to their taxpayer-subsidized Capitol Hill gym.
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Latest House attempt for piecemeal funding fails
October 1st, 2013
09:05 PM ET
1 year ago

Latest House attempt for piecemeal funding fails

Washington (CNN) - Up to 800,000 federal workers faced the prospect of life without a paycheck as Day One of the government shutdown kicked in, while Democrats and Republicans persisted in talking past at each other without actually talking to each other in order to end the nation's latest fiscal crisis.

The Republican-led House offered its latest gambit on Tuesday night but failed in separate votes to approve piecemeal funding for three specific programs - the District of Columbia, veterans affairs, and national parks. The votes required a two-thirds majority for passage, which required hefty Democratic support to have a chance. That did not materialize.

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Reid: House votes 'pointless'
September 28th, 2013
04:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Reid: House votes 'pointless'

Washington (CNN) - Harry Reid is never one to mince words.

The Senate majority leader made it abundantly clear Saturday that a House vote on the two proposed amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution, which funds the Affordable Care Act, is "pointless" and that a revised bill would go nowhere in the upper chamber, declaring that "the American people will not be extorted by Tea Party anarchists."

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Rep. Mark Meadows: The architect of the government shutdown
September 27th, 2013
03:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Rep. Mark Meadows: The architect of the government shutdown

Washington (CNN) - One of the most prominent developers of the plan that could shut the government down is a little-known congressman who has been in office only eight months.

This newly elected tea party aligned lawmaker downplays his position, saying he has relatively little influence. But in reality, his efforts have pushed Washington to the brink.

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Filed under: Congress • House of Representatives • Tea Party
U.S. House approves farm bill without food stamp aid
July 11th, 2013
04:58 PM ET
1 year ago

U.S. House approves farm bill without food stamp aid

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. House approved revised legislation on Thursday to overhaul the nation's farm programs - one that doesn't include an extension of food stamps.

The farm bill vote in the Republican-controlled chamber fell along party lines, 216-208, and the next step would be joint House-Senate negotiations to hammer out a compromise version.

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Filed under: Congress • House of Representatives
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