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.
June 24, 2011 Republicans and Democrats shared some of the same reasons for voting to defund the Libya mission from defending the warmaking prerogatives of Congress, to anger at the president for not doing more to consult Congress and dissatisfaction with him for playing semantic games, as they saw it, to evade the War Powers Act. (It depends on what the meaning of "hostilities" is.)
January 20, 2011 While the GOP House's health law repeal action may not become law, it gives both Republicans and Democrats fresh campaign fodder for 2012.
January 19, 2011 Much of the drama in the House health law repeal vote will be watching how certain members vote. Republican Sean Duffy of Wisconsin is definitely one to keep an eye on since he didn't campaign on repealing the health care law.
January 6, 2011 A woman shouted "Except Obama" as a lawmaker read the Constitution's qualifications to be president. She was arrested. Aside from that, the reading went without incident.
January 6, 2011 House reads the Constitution; House takes up spending bill; former Ill. governor George Ryan makes emergency plea to go to wife's bedside