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Democratic leaders in Congress turned their backs Tuesday on embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner a day after the New York Democrat admitted to improper sexually-tinged communications with women and lying about it.

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CNNMoney: Shrink federal workforce by 10%: House GOPupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 05:09:00

How do you shrink the size of a workforce without firing anyone?

Bill would keep Big Brother's mitts off your GPS dataupdated: Fri May 27 2011 09:36:00

The reauthorization of the Patriot Act looks like a forgone conclusion.

CNNMoney: House votes to cut its own fundingupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 14:36:00

The new Republican-led House of Representatives voted Thursday to cut its operating budget by 5% -- a move meant to reflect the GOP's desire to reduce the size of the federal government.

Passion and pain on Capitol Hillupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 08:48:00

It is hard to believe that it has been an entire year since Jason Chaffetz and I undertook a project with CNN to chronicle, in video and in prose, our first year. Both of us have grown a lot along the way and learned many lessons, and I hope that our readers and viewers have a notion, as we now do, of what it is like to serve in Congress.

Why I sleep soundly in my cotupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 08:43:00

Some say seniority is everything in Washington. And I have none. In 2008, I asked the voters of Utah to trade in 12 years of seniority to take a chance on someone new. It was a hard sell.

Chaffetz: We can work with Obamaupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 09:13:00

The open, honest, and unscripted exchange between President Obama and House Republicans on Friday was a promising step in what I hope will be a more collaborative relationship between the president and the GOP conference.

Don't let security scanners erase our privacyupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 08:02:00

After a failed Christmas Day terrorist plot on a U.S.-bound international flight, the airline passenger screening process has received heavy scrutiny from the government, the media and the public.

Revelations in the war zonesupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 09:20:00

The men and women who are serving in our armed services are my heroes. I spent a week in the presence of true heroes -- men and women who live in the war zone, fight the enemy, risk their lives, and depend on our support.

Getting only minutes to make our caseupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 07:09:00

A year ago this week I packed up my cot and flew to Washington for freshman orientation. It was my first chance to meet fellow members of the freshman class. It's a fascinating experience to realize that someone in the class could potentially be a future speaker of the House, while someone else may serve two years and never come back.

Freshman rep: Social media is 21st century route to victoryupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 13:22:00

At the House Republican strategy session in January, I stood before the Republican Conference and said, "I am your worst nightmare." It was a figure of speech, of course, but my point was that our campaign helped change the political equation for winning elections.

Commentary: Rep's wife says she keeps a sense of humorupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 10:15:00

In reality, there's a lot more to serving in Congress than simply voting on the House floor. There are plenty of tasks -- technically optional -- that are essential for someone who wants to do this job well.

Commentary: Health care debate turns nastyupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 09:07:00

Amid charges of incivility, lying and even racism, the health care debate has gotten nasty. Although many Americans voted for this president, they seem to have doubts about his health care ideas.

Commentary: Let states take lead on health careupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 13:42:00

Fundamentally at its core, I simply disagree with the president.

Commentary: Key to Congress is teamworkupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 08:01:00

As a candidate for Congress two years ago, I spent my summer on the phone.

CNNMoney: Stimulus spending short sighted - watchdogupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 18:14:00

Fiscally-stressed states are using their stimulus dollars to satisfy immediate needs rather than undertake longer-term reforms, according to a government report released Wednesday.

Commentary: Just say 'no' to wasted spendingupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 08:22:00

If you ask each of the 435 members of the House of Representatives whether they believe in cutting government waste, I'm willing to bet they'll all say yes.

Commentary: Don't let politics get personalupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 08:09:00

I knew when I ran for Congress that fighting would be part of the job description. I came here to fight for what I believe in, to fight to be heard and to fight for the interests of the people I serve. The problem is, so did everyone else.

Commentary: Whole-body imaging invades privacyupdated: Tue May 19 2009 10:44:00

As a freshman in the minority party, I have to work hard and work smart if I want to get legislation passed. I'm in the very familiar position of having the odds stacked against me.

Commentary: A week with the heroesupdated: Tue Apr 28 2009 11:22:00

I spent a week during the congressional recess in the presence of true heroes -- men and women serving in our armed forces who live in the war zone, fight the enemy, risk their lives and depend on our support.

Commentary: GOP wants a census we can count onupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 09:44:00

On April 1, I got ambushed by Democrats. Upon returning from the House floor, I found that my living quarters in my office had been sabotaged by staffers of Rep. Jared Polis.

Commentary: We can't keep running the U.S. on a credit cardupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 15:25:00

The United States Congress inhabits a very different world than the one I came from.

Commentary: Utah district is what it's all aboutupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 16:11:00

It was good to spend a week at home. It marked the first time I have been able to spend any substantial time at home and in my district since starting my freshman year in Congress.

Freshmen cast a huge and historic voteupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 18:51:00

Rep. Jason Chaffetz suits up in black tie for a Washington dinner where he scoffs at the fancy first course and sheepishly meets Miss America.

Freshman year in Congressupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 18:51:00

In the third installment, two freshman Congressmen document their experience on the Hill.

Commentary: I fought the good fight vs. stimulus billupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 07:03:00

Stimulus. Stimulus. Stimulus. This story doesn't just dominate the headlines -- it dominates the phone lines.

Freshman legislators show real life in Congressupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 06:51:00

What's it really like to be a new member of the world's most powerful legislature? Two new U.S. representatives are teaming up with to report their "Freshman Year" experience through videos and commentaries.

Commentary: We can't spend our way to economic salvationupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 09:15:00

I have been a congressman for 35 days.

Commentary: A fitful night's sleep on a cot in the Capitolupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 09:56:00

I do something a bit different than most members of Congress. I sleep in my office on a cot. A few months ago, I was speaking with a current member of Congress and he said he slept in his office. Awesome!

Congressman sleeps on cot to save cashupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 15:39:00

In a time of economic turmoil, most Americans are being frugal with their money, but one freshman congressman is taking cost-cutting to a new level.

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