Benghazi panel will have 7 Republicans, 5 Democrats
May 6th, 2014
06:11 PM ET
6 months ago

Benghazi panel will have 7 Republicans, 5 Democrats

Updated 8:24 p.m. ET, 5/6/2014

(CNN) – House Republicans have decided the select committee to investigate the Benghazi terror attack will include seven Republicans and five Democrats, according to two senior House GOP leadership aides.

The House is expected to vote on the legislation establishing the panel later this week.

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May 5th, 2014
04:08 PM ET
6 months ago

House Democrats unclear on whether they'll boycott Benghazi panel

(CNN) - The No. 2 House Democrat harshly criticized House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to move forward with a select committee to investigate the deadly Benghazi terror attack, and said Democrats haven’t decided if they’ll participate.

"We think this is a political, not a substantive effort," Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland told reporters on Monday about the new panel to probe the armed assault in September 2012 that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Filed under: Congress • Libya • Steny Hoyer
Cantor calls on kissing congressman to resign
April 29th, 2014
04:08 PM ET
6 months ago

Cantor calls on kissing congressman to resign

(CNN) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called Tuesday for Rep. Vance McAllister to resign.

And the embattled first-term Republican congressman from Louisiana said no.

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April 29th, 2014
12:04 PM ET
6 months ago

Boehner admits immigration comments went too far

Washington (CNN) – After mocking his fellow GOP members last week for complaining immigration reform was "too hard," House Speaker John Boehner reminded House Republicans at a closed-door meeting "you tease the ones you love" but admitted he shouldn't have made fun of them publicly.

The speaker repeated that message to reporters after the Tuesday meeting, downplaying his comments that triggered a firestorm, mostly from outside conservative groups critical of Boehner's efforts on immigration.
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Filed under: House • Immigration • John Boehner
Ethics Committee investigating Rep. Steve Stockman
April 25th, 2014
05:42 PM ET
6 months ago

Ethics Committee investigating Rep. Steve Stockman

Washington (CNN) – The House Ethics Committee is investigating whether Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman's campaign committee violated federal reporting requirements.

Stockman revealed the development in a written statement released by his office on Friday.

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Filed under: Congress • Texas
April 10th, 2014
07:02 PM ET
6 months ago

Rep. Dingell: 'Poisonous' atmosphere surrounding 1964 civil rights debate

(CNN) - Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress, talked about the "poisonous" atmosphere fifty years ago when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was debated on Capitol Hill.

Dingell voted for the bill making it illegal to discriminate based on race, but told CNN his support for desegregation spurred a "nasty" primary challenge for his seat from a fellow Democrat who opposed the legislation.

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Pelosi suggests Republicans not acting on immigration because of race
April 10th, 2014
01:58 PM ET
6 months ago

Pelosi suggests Republicans not acting on immigration because of race

Washington (CNN) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested House Republicans were blocking action on immigration reform because of racial issues.

"I think race has something to do with the fact that they're not bringing up an immigration bill," Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference Thursday.
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Filed under: Congress • Immigration • Nancy Pelosi
House conservatives block modest GOP immigration proposal
April 4th, 2014
04:09 PM ET
7 months ago

House conservatives block modest GOP immigration proposal

(CNN) - House conservatives on Friday blocked a narrow immigration reform measure, showing how hard it is an election year for the GOP-led chamber to make even small changes to the nation's immigration laws.

And this proposal was from a fellow Republican.

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Filed under: House Republicans • Immigration
Rep. Dave Camp won’t run again, another committee chair leaving the House
March 31st, 2014
06:23 PM ET
7 months ago

Rep. Dave Camp won’t run again, another committee chair leaving the House

Washington (CNN) - House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Michigan, announced on Monday he will not run for reelection this year.

"This decision was reached after much consideration and discussion with my family," Camp said in a statement.

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Filed under: Dave Camp • House Republicans
Real life House of Cards in House of Representatives
March 27th, 2014
04:34 PM ET
7 months ago

Real life House of Cards in House of Representatives

Washington (CNN) – What happened in the House Thursday was something out of an episode of the television series "House of Cards," a show about intrigue and sneaky deals in the nation's capital.

Facing defeat on a bill to head off major cuts to physicians who treat Medicare patients, House GOP leaders abruptly pulled it from the floor Thursday morning. They called a recess, sending most members back to their offices to await word on the schedule for the day.

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