Washington (CNN) – The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday to dramatically expand the right to carry concealed firearms in most states.
The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act passed the House by a vote of 272-154, with representatives dividing mostly along party lines.
Washington (CNN) – The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it will launch an investigation of Rep. Laura Richardson, D-California, over alleged misuse of House resources for political purposes.
The committee released a statement saying it will create an “investigative subcommittee” to “determine whether Representative Laura Richardson violated the Code of Official Conduct or any law, rule, regulation…with respect to the alleged use of official House resources and personnel for work related to campaign activities and other non-official purposes.”
(CNN) - Rep. John Olver, D-Massachusetts, announced he will retire after serving out his 10th term in the House of Representatives in 2013.
"Last December, I announced that I intended to seek to continue my congressional service beyond 2012," Olver said in a statement on Wednesday. "Over the past six months, circumstances within my family have substantially changed, and I now find I must reconsider my earlier decision."
(CNN) - Samuel Wurzelbacher, also known as "Joe the Plumber," kicked off his congressional campaign Tuesday night, hoping to win over an Ohio House seat for the GOP.
"Our current system is all about control. It needs to be fixed," Wurzelbacher said. "They keep on putting duct tape on it. I'm not the kind of plumber that uses duct tape."
Washington (CNN) – The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outpaced its Republican counterpart for the month of September, according to numbers released late Thursday.
In a push to regain control of the House of Representatives, the fundraising arm for House Democrats raised $6.64 million last month, compared with $3.8 million raised by the National Republican Campaign Committee.
Washington (CNN) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday keeping the federal government funded through November 18 - effectively ending another partisan showdown over taxes and spending.
House members passed the bill easily in a 352-66 vote.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a leading liberal political action group, on Friday endorsed three candidates in campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives.
"We saw over the last couple years that just electing 'Democrats' is not enough," the group said in the endorsement statement e-mailed to supporters on Friday, reaffirming their mission to help elect bold progressive candidates that will fight for liberal causes, most notably a public option clause in health care packages nationwide.
(CNN) - A short-term spending measure to fund the federal government into next week won approval Thursday from the U.S. House and now goes to President Barack Obama's desk.
The measure was part of a bipartisan agreement intended to end a dispute over disaster relief spending that threatened to cause a partial shutdown of the government when the current fiscal year ends at midnight Friday.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives is expected to take action Thursday on a bipartisan agreement ending a dispute over disaster relief spending that threatened to cause a partial shutdown of the government by the end of the week.
Specifically, the House is set to approve legislation Thursday that will keep the government funded through October 4, followed by a more comprehensive measure next Tuesday that will keep Washington funded through November 18, according to the office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virginia.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The House early Friday passed a continuing resolution to prevent a possible partial government shutdown after the current fiscal year ends on September 30.
The vote was 219 to 203.