February 28, 2013 The measure's reauthorization showed us again that as much as the two sides of the aisle in the House often can't seem to stand each other, they remain lashed together when it comes to issues that divide Republicans but unite Democrats.
November 29, 2011 So while Pelosi and the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Steve Israel of New York, are duty-bound to keep talking up the possibilities of their party regaining control (it's difficult to recruit candidates and attract campaign contributions otherwise) everyone else is free to state the obvious — it's likely not going to happen.
July 14, 2011 If a deal to boost the U.S. debt ceiling is reached between President Obama and congressional GOP leaders, more than likely it will require as many House Democrats' votes as possible to pass since any pact Obama would agree to is probably incapable of drawing much if any support from the House's Tea Party Republicans.So even they're in the minority, what the House's progressives think matters.
April 1, 2011 Some critics of Congress might say that every day is April Fools Day in Washington. House Republicans and Democrats seemed intent on proving that Friday during a debate over a GOP bill that a top Republican suggested, wrongly, could become law with only the House passing it.
January 21, 2011 Biden, a survivor of brain aneurysms and neurosurgery, spoke encouragingly of Giffords' prospects for recovery. He also told House Democrats he welcomed the effort to tone down political rhetoric. And he thanked the lawmakers for taking tough votes.
January 5, 2011 As they watched the GOP take control of the House, Democrats prepared to defend Obama going forward. One of Obama's chief House Democratic defenders will be Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland who said his role is to ensure "true oversight" happens.
January 4, 2011 The Constitution reading is a shout out to Tea Party voters from which some Democrats felt excluded. But Republicans are inviting Democrats to join them after members of the new minority party requested as much, not wanting to be out-Constitutioned.
December 16, 2010 Some Democrats were unhappy about being made to vote for the Senate bill with its estate-tax piece. They preferred to vote on a liberal version of the estate tax that would be less generous to the rich.
December 14, 2010 The leader of the House Democrats' revolt against the tax-cut pact said the fight is over. Though liberals know they can'y stop the deal, they at least hope to be allwoed to vote for the package in pieces to record where they disagree.
December 9, 2010 House Democrats want a higher estate-tax and want the payroll tax holiday to be offset with money from elsewhere. They also want no extension for the top two income brackets.
November 15, 2010 Nancy Pelosi created a new position to end the fight for one post between two of her lieutenants, Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Jim Clyburn of S. Carolina who were both vying for the position of minority leader.
November 11, 2010 The GOP's ascent led some Democrats to accept a flawed anti-hunger bill as the best they can get for now. Some Democrats had opposed the bill because the Senate would fund the bill with future cuts in the program.
November 5, 2010 Her colleagues reacted to Pelosi's leadership bid in the next Congress with support and ambivalence. For instance, fellow Californian George Miller highly praised her decision while Steny Hoyer who aspired to be leader was more circumspect.