Washington (CNN) – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi got into a heated back and forth Thursday with a reporter inquiring about a measure that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, alleging the comparison the journalist made to a criminal abortion doctor in Philadelphia was made for political purposes.
The clash came the day after Rep. Trent Franks – the creator of the 20 week abortion proposal - caused outrage when he said the "incidents of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low." He later clarified his remarks.
Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday that he supports a plan to balance the federal budget in 10 years, a goal that could require massive cuts to spending or major reforms to entitlement programs.
Boehner made the announcement to members of his Republican conference in a closed-door meeting before describing his plan to reporters.
Washington (CNN) - Lawmakers in the House of Representatives approved measures Tuesday to send more than $50 billion in aid to the Northeastern states ravaged by Superstorm Sandy last fall, though some conservatives in the House were pushing for spending cuts that would offset the cost of the recovery package.
The final bill passed 241-180, with 49 Republicans voting for the measure. The package now heads to the Senate.
Washington (CNN) – Rep. John Boehner was re-elected Speaker of the House Thursday.
But after roughly a dozen of his own colleagues voted for someone else or withheld their vote to protest his leadership, the Ohio Republican begins his second term tasked with leading a conference that isn't shy about bucking him.
Washington (CNN) – U.S. Rep. Todd Akin returned to Capitol Hill Monday for the first time since his comments about "legitimate rape" caused widespread condemnation from fellow Republicans, some of whom called on Akin to drop his bid for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat.
Trailed by reporters asking him about his plans for the Senate race as he walked out of the House chamber Monday, Akin said "I'm in, totally in."