December 3, 2013 In terms of enacting laws, the current Congress is on course to be the least productive in modern times. Some House members think the lack of legislative activity is a positive development.
October 18, 2013 He served in the post from 1989 to 1995, when he was ousted in the "Republican Revolution" led by his successor, Newt Gingrich.
October 17, 2013 In one of the strangest moments of a strange few weeks on Capitol Hill, the House stenographer launched a tirade about God, the Constitution and Freemasonry
October 9, 2013 The veterans affairs secretary warns that about 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the stalemate continues,
September 5, 2013 Rep. Elijah Cummings, who represents a district in Maryland that gave the president landslide victories, reports deep resistance among his constituents. He says nearly all of the people contacting his office urge him to vote against U.S. military action.
August 2, 2013 Like the previous 39 times, this is a symbolic measure, because the Democratic-controlled Senate will not take up the measure.
March 21, 2013 A government shutdown has been averted, with the house passing a spending bill that keeps things open through the end of September.
January 10, 2013 After trying to help remove fellow Republican John Boehner as House speaker, Rep. Justin Amash got a very warm reception upon returning to his Michigan district. For a conservative Republican from a conservative district, being labeled a Washington troublemaker is not necessarily a bad thing.
January 4, 2013 A second, larger chunk of aid for those devastated in the late October storm will be voted on later this month. There has been bipartisan outrage this week that the House had not acted sooner.
January 3, 2013 The Ohio Republican will again hold the top post in the House. He challenged House members Thursday to come to their jobs humbled. "If you have come here to see your name in lights or to pass off political victory as some accomplishment, you have come to the wrong place," Boehner said.
December 23, 2011 As with everything happening in Congress these days, the deal reached Thursday to pass a 2-month extension of a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed wasn't a "done deal" until one more step was taken.