House expected to pass bill banning taxpayer funds for abortion
January 28th, 2014
02:50 PM ET
3 months ago

House expected to pass bill banning taxpayer funds for abortion

Washington (CNN) - On the same day that the top Republican woman in the House will deliver the response to the President's State of the Union message, the GOP-led House of Representatives is expected to pass a controversial bill on an issue that divides women.

The Republican measure would ban taxpayer money for abortions.
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Filed under: Abortion • Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Trey Radel to resign from Congress
January 27th, 2014
09:24 AM ET
3 months ago

Trey Radel to resign from Congress

Updated 10:58 a.m. ET, 1/27/2014

Washington (CNN) - U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, the Florida Republican who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession last November, will resign from Congress on Monday, he wrote in a resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner.

Radel was caught buying cocaine from an undercover federal agent in Washington and spent nearly a month in a substance abuse program in Florida.
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Filed under: 2014 • Florida
GOP congressional leaders pick top ranking woman to deliver State of the Union response
January 23rd, 2014
04:37 PM ET
3 months ago

GOP congressional leaders pick top ranking woman to deliver State of the Union response

Washington (CNN) – Emphasizing her family's story, Republican congressional leaders tapped Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth highest House GOP leader and highest ranking woman, to deliver the response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address next Tuesday.

McMorris Rodgers is serving in her fifth term representing the district that runs along the eastern side of Washington State and delivered her third child in November, becoming the only member of Congress to give birth three times while in office.

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No. 2 House Dem blasts 'irresponsible' Iran comments
January 14th, 2014
05:41 PM ET
3 months ago

No. 2 House Dem blasts 'irresponsible' Iran comments

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 House Democrat, blasted as "irresponsible" comments by Obama administration officials who have suggested that lawmakers pushing for tighter sanctions on Iran are increasing the risk of war.

Hoyer, of Maryland, didn't name names, but an aide said he was referring to several comments from various officials over the past month.

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Filed under: Iran • Steny Hoyer
Top Pelosi ally retiring from the House after 40 years
January 13th, 2014
01:30 PM ET
3 months ago

Top Pelosi ally retiring from the House after 40 years

Washington (CNN) – Rep. George Miller of California, a top ally of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the dean of the state's congressional delegation, announced Monday he will not run for re-election this fall, marking the end of a 40 year career on Capitol Hill.

"I'm proud of what I have been able to accomplish on behalf of children, working people and the environment, in my district and for our country, especially passage of national health care reform. Now, I look forward to one last year in Congress fighting the good fight and then working in new venues on the issues that have inspired me," Miller said in a written statement.
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House passes Obamacare website security bill
January 10th, 2014
12:38 PM ET
3 months ago

House passes Obamacare website security bill

Washington (CNN) - New year, same focus. The Republican led House of Representatives, in its first major action of the 2014 session, voted on another bill aimed at Obamacare – this one meant to fix what the GOP views as a serious security problem with the new health care website.

The House Friday passed a bill 291-122 to require the Administration to notify within two days anyone impacted by a security breach on HealthCare.gov, the website where Americans can enroll for insurance coverage.

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Filed under: House • Obamacare
Boehner accuses President of ignoring Iraq, calls for US to send equipment
January 9th, 2014
01:10 PM ET
3 months ago

Boehner accuses President of ignoring Iraq, calls for US to send equipment

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner Thursday accused President Obama of ignoring the threat of al Qaeda linked groups gaining power in Iraq and called for the U.S. to send "some equipment and some services" to help the Iraqis mount a counter-terrorism effort.

"Starting with the President delegating his responsibilities to the Vice President, the administration has chosen to spend much of its time and its energy trying to explain why having terrorists holding key terrain in the Middle East is not the president's problem," Boehner told reporters at his weekly press conference.

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Filed under: Iraq • John Boehner • President Obama
Trey Radel returns to Capitol Hill after cocaine bust, treatment
January 7th, 2014
08:06 PM ET
3 months ago

Trey Radel returns to Capitol Hill after cocaine bust, treatment

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, R-Florida, returned to work on Capitol Hill Tuesday for the first time after pleading guilty to cocaine possession last November.

He repeatedly apologized for his actions and insisted he's not yet thinking about re-election to another term.
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Moderate House Republican announces retirement
January 6th, 2014
03:08 PM ET
3 months ago

Moderate House Republican announces retirement

Washington (CNN) – Moderate Pennsylvania Republican Rep Jim Gerlach announced on Monday that he will not run for re-election in November presenting House Democrats with a potential opportunity to pick up the seat this fall.

Gerlach, who represents a suburban district outside Philadelphia, released a written statement saying after 6 terms in the House and 12 years in the state legislature, "it is simply time for me to move on to new challenges and to spend more time with my wife and family, who have been extremely supportive and have made significant sacrifices during my tenure in public office."

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Filed under: 2014 • Jim Gerlach
GOP-led House will kick off 2014 like it spent most of 2013
January 2nd, 2014
04:44 PM ET
4 months ago

GOP-led House will kick off 2014 like it spent most of 2013

Washington (CNN) - The GOP-led House of Representatives will kick off 2014 – a midterm election year – addressing an issue it spent much of last year debating: Obamacare.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Thursday the House's first order of business when it returns next week from its extended holiday break would be a vote on legislation to address potential security risks for personal information collected on the Obamacare website, HealthCare.gov.

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Filed under: House • Obamacare • Republicans
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