House Passes $1.7T Omnibus Spending Bill
Congress
House Passes $1.7T Omnibus Spending Bill
2022-12-23 22:23:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It took a little longer than expected, but a much anticipated $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package finally cleared the House Friday afternoon as members sought to avoid a partial government shutdown and conclude the work of the 117th... Read More

House Passes Inflation Reduction Act, Sends on to President
Congress
House Passes Inflation Reduction Act, Sends on to President
2022-08-13 15:42:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday afternoon gave its approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, delivering a significant victory to President Joe Biden. The final vote was 220-207, along party lines. Four Republicans did not vote. In a tweet from... Read More

Abortion Dispute Plays Out in Congress … Again
Congress
Abortion Dispute Plays Out in Congress … Again
2022-07-14 20:43:16
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Impassioned opinions over abortion returned to Congress Wednesday in a House hearing that renewed disputes over whether a woman’s rights should override rights of the unborn. The hearing was supposed to assess the consequences of the Supreme Court... Read More

House Passes Bipartisan Gun Legislation, Sending It to Biden
Congress
House Passes Bipartisan Gun Legislation, Sending It to Biden
2022-06-24 21:41:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House gave its approval on Friday to a bipartisan compromise intended to stop dangerous and mentally ill people from getting their hands on firearms, ending a three-decade stalemate over how to deal with mass shootings and other... Read More

House Passes Gun Control Package as Senate Negotiations Progress 
Guns
House Passes Gun Control Package as Senate Negotiations Progress 
2022-06-09 14:20:04
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Gun safety legislation introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., passed in the House of Representatives on a 223-204 vote, sending a slate of new proposed restrictions on firearms to the Senate. Nadler’s package of bills contains provisions to... Read More

2022 Midterms: What to Watch in Nebraska, West Virginia
2022 Elections
2022 Midterms: What to Watch in Nebraska, West Virginia

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women. Voters in Nebraska will... Read More

House Passes Terrorism Response and Prevention Bill 
Crime
House Passes Terrorism Response and Prevention Bill 
2022-04-05 21:14:02
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism Act on Tuesday, compelling federal agencies to submit unclassified reports to Congress upon completion of terrorism investigations. Sponsored by Rep.... Read More

Republican Rep. Fred Upton to Retire
Congress
Republican Rep. Fred Upton to Retire
2022-04-05 21:03:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., a member of Congress since 1987, announced his retirement Tuesday with a speech on the House floor. “It seems like just yesterday when a number of community leaders encouraged me to run for Congress.... Read More

House to Vote on Insulin Price Reduction Bill Thursday
Prescription Drugs
House to Vote on Insulin Price Reduction Bill Thursday
2022-03-30 19:24:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday is expected to vote to cap the out-of-pocket cost of insulin for consumers at $35 per month. If also passed by the Senate, which is expected to vote the measure up by Easter, the... Read More

House Members Debate Role of Immigrant Physicians in Easing Health Care Shortages
Congress
House Members Debate Role of Immigrant Physicians in Easing Health Care Shortages
2022-02-16 15:33:50
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship met Tuesday to discuss the role of immigrant physicians in the U.S. health care system. “Throughout the pandemic, immigrants in health care fields served on the front lines, and have... Read More

Resolution to Allow House Staff to Unionize Filed; 130 House Members Pledge Support
Political News
Resolution to Allow House Staff to Unionize Filed; 130 House Members Pledge Support
2022-02-09 17:45:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., has inspired 130 of his Democratic colleagues to sign on as co-sponsors of a resolution, introduced Wednesday morning, intended to give House staffers the right to unionize. As previously reported in The Well News,... Read More

<strong>Capitol Hill Staffers Launch Unionization Effort</strong>
Congress
Capitol Hill Staffers Launch Unionization Effort
2022-02-08 23:34:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — An effort by congressional staffers to launch a new employee union on Capitol Hill appears to be gaining momentum just days after they announced their intention via Twitter. Already a number of prominent Democrat lawmakers have lined up... Read More

Pelosi to Seek Reelection Despite Risk of Losing House Majority
Political News
Pelosi to Seek Reelection Despite Risk of Losing House Majority
2022-01-26 19:12:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — After weeks of writing farewells for House Democrats who’ve decided to forego bids for reelection, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that she has no plans of joining them in retirement. “While we have made progress, much more... Read More

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Strengthening Shipping Supply Chain
Trade
House Passes Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Strengthening Shipping Supply Chain
2021-12-09 16:32:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —The House on Wednesday night overwhelmingly endorsed a bipartisan bill intended to strengthen ocean supply chains that have been racked by bottlenecks since last summer. The Ocean Shipping Reform Act, introduced by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., in August just... Read More

House Approves Measure to Assure Swift Passage of Debt Ceiling Increase
Federal Budget
House Approves Measure to Assure Swift Passage of Debt Ceiling Increase
2021-12-08 17:27:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House approved legislation on Tuesday paving the way for an increase in the debt ceiling after congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle agreed to an unusual procedure that could avert the nation’s first-ever budget default.... Read More

House Passes Defense Authorization Bill With Strong Bipartisan Support
Congress
House Passes Defense Authorization Bill With Strong Bipartisan Support
2021-12-08 17:24:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON— The House on Tuesday evening passed the National Defense Authorization Act, sending it to the Senate after an overwhelmingly bipartisan 363-to-70 vote. The Senate is expected to take the measure up by Friday. In the end, 169 Democrats and... Read More

House Passes Stopgap Spending Extension Through Feb. 18
Federal Budget
House Passes Stopgap Spending Extension Through Feb. 18
2021-12-03 00:14:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday evening passed a stopgap spending bill that, if the Senate follows suit, will keep the federal government running until Feb. 18. The vote was 221-212 with one Republican joining Democrats in approving the measure.... Read More

House to Vote on Stopgap Spending Measure, Prospects in Senate Unclear
Federal Budget
House to Vote on Stopgap Spending Measure, Prospects in Senate Unclear
2021-12-02 19:15:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — An agreement has been reached on a stopgap spending bill that will keep the federal government running until Feb. 18. House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., said the agreement on the continuing resolution was filed at 8... Read More

House Votes to Recommend Contempt Charges Against Bannon
Congress
House Votes to Recommend Contempt Charges Against Bannon
2021-10-22 13:38:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives has voted to recommend that Steve Bannon, a long-time aide to former President Donald Trump, be held in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the Jan. 6 siege on... Read More

Seven-Bill Appropriations Package Clears House
Congress
Seven-Bill Appropriations Package Clears House
2021-07-30 18:40:12
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a package of seven appropriations bills for 2022, funding the executive office of the president and general government functions of the executive branch, the judiciary, and several departments and agencies. The vote was 219-208. The... Read More

DC Circuit Strikes Down GOP Challenge to Proxy Voting
Congress
DC Circuit Strikes Down GOP Challenge to Proxy Voting
2021-07-20 19:51:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  - A Republican-led challenge to a House resolution allowing members to vote remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic ended abruptly Tuesday after the D.C. Circuit held it had no authority to review a “core” legislative act of Congress. House Resolution... Read More

Pelosi Appoints First Black Sergeant-at-Arms
Congress
Pelosi Appoints First Black Sergeant-at-Arms
2021-03-26 18:59:48
by TWN Staff

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Friday appointed Gen. William J. Walker, currently commander of the D.C. National Guard, to serve as the next House Sergeant-at-Arms, making him the first African American to hold the position. He replaces Paul D.... Read More

House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package
Congress
House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package
2021-03-10 20:49:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House voted 220-211 on Wednesday to approve the Senate's revised version of President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, sending the bill to the president's desk to be signed. The passage of Biden's "American Rescue Plan" is... Read More

Child Tax Credit Expansion Sets Up Showdown With GOP
Congress
Child Tax Credit Expansion Sets Up Showdown With GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive coronavirus relief plan making its way to President Joe Biden's desk includes a plan to temporarily raise the child tax credit that could end up permanently changing the way the country deals with child poverty.... Read More

With Virus Aid in Sight, Democrats Debate Filibuster Changes
Congress
With Virus Aid in Sight, Democrats Debate Filibuster Changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden on the verge of his first big legislative victory, a key moderate Democrat says he's open to changing Senate rules that could allow for more party-line votes to push through other parts of... Read More

Democratic Voting Bill Would Make Biggest Changes in Decades
Elections
Democratic Voting Bill Would Make Biggest Changes in Decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress begins debate this week on sweeping voting and ethics legislation, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: If signed into law, it would usher in the biggest overhaul of U.S. elections law in at... Read More

House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package
Congress
House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package
2021-02-27 17:52:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – The House passed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package in the wee hours of Saturday morning, helping President Joe Biden clear the first hurdle in passing an economic stimulus bill that includes $1,400 in direct payments to U.S.... Read More

House to Vote on Virus Bill; Arbiter Says Wage Hike a No-Go
In The News
House to Vote on Virus Bill; Arbiter Says Wage Hike a No-Go

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are ready to shove a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package through the House on Friday, despite a setback that means a minimum wage boost is unlikely to be in the final version that reaches President Joe... Read More

House Impeaches Trump In Bipartisan Rebuke for Inciting Capitol Hill Attack
Impeachment
House Impeaches Trump In Bipartisan Rebuke for Inciting Capitol Hill Attack
2021-01-13 22:11:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon impeached President Donald Trump for his role in last week's deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. With the vote, Trump, who was last impeached by the House 13 months ago, becomes... Read More

New Metal Detectors at House Chamber Entrances Rankle Gun-toting Member
In The News
New Metal Detectors at House Chamber Entrances Rankle Gun-toting Member
2021-01-13 22:02:42
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A new policy requiring members of Congress to pass through metal detectors to search for weapons created a controversy Tuesday evening only hours after the House sergeant at arms announced it. The policy is a reaction to rioting... Read More

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