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Can we fix a hyper-partisan Congress?updated: Thu Aug 16 2012 11:08:00

Soon after I was elected to Congress, an issue came to the House floor to which I had given considerable thought and believed that my conclusions were sound, reasonable and persuasive.

House votes to formally reprimand Richardsonupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 11:44:00

The U.S. House voted Thursday to formally reprimand California Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson for misusing government staffers for a variety of political and personal purposes.

Reaction to House vote holding Attorney General Holder in contemptupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 19:31:00

A collection of reaction from various groups and individuals to the House of Representatives vote Thursday holding Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running sting:

Boehner: Contempt vote on Holder will proceedupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 21:49:00

The U.S. House will vote Thursday on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents involving the failed Fast and Furious weapons crackdown, Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday.

House rejects abortion ban based on sex of fetusupdated: Thu May 31 2012 14:40:00

Congress took up one of the most divisive issues in politics Thursday as the House of Representatives rejected a controversial measure banning abortions based on the sex of a fetus.

By the numbers: Defense spending updated: Fri May 18 2012 16:39:00

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives on Friday passed a nearly $643 billion military spending bill -- a measure at odds with prior defense spending agreements and President Barack Obama's Pentagon plans.

House passes $643 billion defense billupdated: Fri May 18 2012 16:36:00

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives on Friday passed a nearly $643 billion defense bill -- a measure at odds with prior military spending agreements and President Barack Obama's Pentagon plans.

House passes GOP version of Violence Against Women Act renewal updated: Wed May 16 2012 22:55:00

The House of Representatives passed the Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act on Wednesday, despite strong opposition from Democrats.

House passes GOP small business tax cut updated: Thu Apr 19 2012 13:56:00

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $46 billion small business tax cut bill -- an election year measure that has virtually no chance of clearing the Democratic-controlled Senate or surviving a presidential veto.

Jobs Act passes House after 'bumpy' yearupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 12:00:00

House Republicans comment after the passage of the Jobs Act.

Cost of running for officeupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 12:02:00

Newcomers to politics get a feel for what it costs to run for office. CNN's Athena Jones reports

Political newcomers face high costs and difficult oddsupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 12:02:00

Political newcomer Ken Vaughn is betting big on his own run for Congress.

House 'disapproves' debt ceiling hikeupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 16:52:00

In a political gesture Wednesday, the U.S. House voted to "disapprove" the Obama administration's recent request to raise the nation's debt ceiling by $1.2 trillion.

CNNMoney: Bill that could 'break the Internet' delayed until 2012updated: Thu Dec 22 2011 11:41:00

A congressional vote on an anti-piracy bill that Internet heavyweights like Google say would be an online Armageddon has been delayed until 2012.

House passes bill on abortion fundingupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 20:38:00

The U.S. House passed a bill Thursday that would amend the health care law to bar federal funding for health plans that provide abortion services.

House approves short-term funding planupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 15:48:00

A short-term spending measure to fund the federal government into next week won approval Thursday from the U.S. House and now goes to President Barack Obama's desk.

Granderson: Broken gov't? Blame votersupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 15:48:00

L.Z. Granderson says that voters are at fault since they picked the leaders of the nation's broken government.

House defeats Republican spending planupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 05:50:00

In a major blow to the Republican leadership, the U.S. House on Wednesday defeated a temporary spending measure that would have required spending cuts to offset additional money for federal disaster relief efforts.

Obama signs debt ceiling bill, ends crisisupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 19:35:00

President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law a last-minute compromise plan to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, narrowly averting what could have been an unprecedented default with calamitous economic consequences.

Obama: Everyone has to chip inupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 19:35:00

President Obama makes remarks after the Senate passes the debt bill, saying this is only "the first step."

Debt ceiling: Timeline of deal's developmentupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 17:55:00

President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a compromise plan raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, averting what could have been an unprecedented national default.

House passes debt ceiling agreement; Senate vote is Tuesdayupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 22:59:00

The U.S. House on Monday passed the debt-ceiling deal worked out by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders, sending it to the Senate for consideration a day before the deadline for the government to face possible default.

Protesters disrupt U.S. House before debt ceiling voteupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 16:24:00

A group of protesters shouting chants against Speaker John Boehner disrupted the U.S. House on Monday before being removed from the chamber.

Lawmakers struggle to break stalemate in debt talksupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 22:59:00

A day after competing nationally televised speeches by President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, talks on a debt-ceiling deal to avert a government default next week generated fresh hostility Tuesday amid some signs of possible movement.

House passes GOP debt measure; Obama praises compromise planupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 20:57:00

The U.S. House on Tuesday night passed the "cut, cap and balance" deficit reduction plan backed by tea party conservatives but dismissed by President Barack Obama, who offered strong praise for another proposal put together by a bipartisan group of senators.

Congress approves extension of expiring Patriot Act provisionsupdated: Thu May 26 2011 20:33:00

The U.S. House followed the Senate on Thursday in voting to extend three key provisions of the Patriot Act scheduled to expire at midnight, sending the measure to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

House passes three-week government spending extensionupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 07:27:00

A three-week extension of government funding won approval Tuesday from the U.S. House, with Democratic support overcoming opposition by some conservative Republicans.

House passes government spending billupdated: Sat Feb 19 2011 14:26:00

(CNN) -- The House of Representatives passed a government spending bill after a marathon session Saturday morning that slashes more than $60 billion in federal funding for the seven months remaining in the 2011 fiscal year.

House defeats bill extending Patriot Act provisions until Decemberupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 21:17:00

A bill to extend three provisions of the Patriot Act and Intelligence Reform bill that are due to expire next month failed to win approval Tuesday from the U.S. House of Representatives.

So much for civility in politicsupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 14:58:00

If it's over, it was nice while it lasted.

House set for health care repeal voteupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 16:00:00

The House of Representatives is set to vote on a repeal of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul this week, fulfilling a campaign promise of congressional Republicans and setting up a clash with the White House and Senate Democrats.

Repeal of health care overhaul advances in Houseupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 13:47:00

Legislation repealing President Obama's health care overhaul cleared a key procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives on Friday, advancing a top priority of the new Republican congressional majority.

House reads Constitution, line by lineupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 21:36:00

The 112th House of Representatives reads the U.S. Constitution, a symbolic nod to the conservative Tea Party freshmen.

House votes to trim operating budgetupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 15:43:00

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.

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.

Boehner takes charge as new Congress convenesupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 17:44:00

Veteran Rep. John Boehner of Ohio became the 61st speaker of the House of Representatives Wednesday as Republicans officially took charge of the chamber for the first time in four years and dramatically changed Washington's political landscape.

Democrats dismiss GOP health care repeal pushupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 05:36:00

Top Democrats are dismissing Republicans' plans to ram a repeal of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul through the House of Representatives in the opening days of the new Congress, portraying the move as little more than a hollow nod to the GOP's conservative base.

GOP sees good news in census numbersupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 06:10:00

The numbers for the 2010 census are out, and the news appears good for Republican-leaning states when it comes to adding new seats in the House of Representatives.

Obama urges House to 'act quickly'updated: Fri Dec 17 2010 00:20:00

President Obama encourages the House of Representatives to act quickly on his tax cut proposal.

Senate passes controversial tax cut dealupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 05:30:00

The Senate approved a controversial $858 billion tax cut package Wednesday, overwhelmingly voting to extend the Bush-era tax reductions despite a series of objections from both the left and the right.

Politicians' tax cut doubletalkupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 05:30:00

Both President Obama and Sen. John McCain seem to have contradicted themselves in their recent talk on tax cut plans.

Senate approves long-delayed food safety billupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 16:03:00

The Senate passed a food safety bill to give more power to the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, more than a year after the House of Representatives passed a similar measure.

What's next for Christine O'Donnell?updated: Thu Nov 04 2010 09:52:00

Former Delaware Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell discusses the political progress made in Delaware despite her defeat.

It was no 'Year of the Woman'updated: Thu Nov 04 2010 09:52:00

Over the past few months, newspapers, websites and cable news programs have implied 2010 would be a year of remarkable progress for women in politics.

After a long and nasty campaign, voters finally decide on Tuesdayupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 22:48:00

No more robocalls interrupting dinner or angry campaign ads at every TV break -- the most expensive mid-term elections in history finally take place Tuesday, when voters decide who goes to Congress and governors' offices.

The Sweep: Governors' races are 'main event' in 2010updated: Thu Oct 21 2010 14:38:00

When President Obama flew into Columbus, Ohio, this past Sunday, party organizers turned out a crowd of 35,000 people, the largest gathering he'd addressed since his inauguration.

Strickland, Kasich on Ohio raceupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 14:38:00

Two candidates for Ohio governor address the race's importance and who has more momentum two weeks from Election Day.

House passes bill to help 9/11 first respondersupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 20:46:00

A bill to provide medical benefits and compensation for emergency workers who were first on the scene of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks won approval Wednesday from the U.S. House.

Police briefly evacuate House chamberupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 13:06:00

Law enforcement officials briefly evacuated the area around the House of Representatives chamber on Monday after the discovery of a powdery substance, according to a spokeswoman for the Capitol Hill police.

House votes to remove oil spill liability capupdated: Sat Jul 31 2010 17:12:00

The House of Representatives passed legislation Friday which would lift the current $75 million liability cap for oil spills while imposing new safety standards for offshore drilling.

House passes massive war spending billupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 20:15:00

The U.S. House OKs a nearly $59 billion emergency spending bill, the bulk of which would go to Afghan troop buildup.

Anti-incumbent mood fuels term limit debateupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 10:15:00

Anti-establishment candidates are capitalizing on widespread anti-incumbent fervor and proposing term limits as a way to bring the power back to the people.

House begins debate on bill to extend jobless benefitsupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 15:28:00

The House of Representatives Tuesday began debate on a bill to extend jobless benefits through the end of November.

CNNMoney: Derivatives: No special deals for Wall Streetupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 08:09:00

As Congress debates the final language for reforming Wall Street, a behind-the-scenes battle is raging over the arcane details of derivatives regulation.

Senate panel, House approve 'don't ask, don't tell' compromise planupdated: Fri May 28 2010 10:12:00

The U.S. House and a Senate committee approved amendments to a military bill Thursday that would repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring openly gay and lesbian soldiers from military service, but only after some conditions are met.

House Democrats report increased threats since health care voteupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 10:25:00

Democratic congressional leaders Wednesday demanded Republicans join them in condemning a spate of threats and vandalism that has followed Sunday's vote on a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system.

Health reform triggers hateupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 10:25:00

Democratic Congressman Tom Perriello says his family was targeted by vandals following his health care vote.

House passes health care bill on 219-212 voteupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 06:11:00

President Obama won a historic victory in the struggle for health care reform Sunday as the House of Representatives passed a sweeping bill overhauling the American medical system.

Health reform's price tagupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 18:41:00

A House Democratic source tells CNN the Congressional Budget Office's possible estimates on the health care bill.

Democrats unveil $940 billion compromise health care planupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 18:41:00

Democratic congressional leaders unveiled a long-awaited $940 billion compromise health care plan Thursday, setting the stage for a final legislative showdown on President Obama's domestic priority.

Cooperation with Pelosi pivotal to Obamaupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 10:45:00

The day after President Obama's inauguration, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described herself as "on a high."

Victory! (well, sort of)updated: Wed Nov 18 2009 11:04:00

Democrats in the U.S. House of Reps are celebrating, but is the health care bill "dead on arrival" in the U.S. Senate.

Poll: Americans divided in battle for Congressupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 23:21:00

With a year to go before midterm congressional elections, a new national poll indicates that Americans are divided over whether they'd vote for the Democratic or Republican candidate in their district.

Commentary: Dems, not GOP, may kill health care reformupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 15:36:00

Democratic members of Congress, party strategists, and even President Obama have tried their best to portray Republicans as obstructionists to health care reform, and want us to believe that if the effort fails, it's all because of the GOP.

Obama's produce aisle pushupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 23:45:00

President Obama takes his push for health care reform to a grocery store in rural Virginia. CNN's Ed Henry reports.

CNNMoney: Obama to lean on credit card CEOsupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 09:49:00

Are the stars finally aligned for a Washington crackdown on credit cards?

CNNMoney: Credit card crackdown: Rage vs. cloutupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 11:16:00

It's been an annual rite in Washington for more than a decade: Key Democrats in Congress vow to crack down on credit card companies and protect consumers.

U.S. House passes $3.55 trillion budget for fiscal year 2010updated: Thu Apr 02 2009 20:41:00

The House of Representatives passed a $3.55 trillion budget for fiscal year 2010 Thursday night, capping off weeks of acrimonious partisan debate and a long day of voting marked by the defeat of several alternative plans.

Republicans critical of $410 billion FY2009 spending billupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 05:51:00

The House of Representatives passed a $410 billion spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government operating for the remainder of fiscal year 2009, which ends September 30.

CNNMoney: House passes $410B spending billupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 17:28:00

The House of Representatives passed a $410 billion spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government operating for the remainder of fiscal year 2009, which ends Sept. 30.

House says 'no' to pet primatesupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 22:23:00

In the wake of a highly publicized chimpanzee attack, the U.S. House made its first official move to ban humans from owning primates as pets.

CNNMoney: House passes fair pay legislationupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 14:40:00

Democrats flexed their new political muscles Friday as the House of Representatives passed two pay-equity bills high on the agenda of the Democratic leadership.

CNN Student News: Talking Democracy Answersupdated: Sun Nov 09 2008 17:30:00

Each month in 2008, CNN Student News will be "Talking Democracy" by introducing an election-related topic on the show and online. From caucuses to conventions and primaries to polls, CNN Student News will be breaking down these election-year concepts for students and teachers. Use this page to check your results after answering questions about the presidential election process.

Democrats widen House majority, CNN projectsupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 07:51:00

Democrats increased their 36-seat majority in the U.S. House, according to CNN projections, by defeating established Republicans and winning open seats as they capitalized on an unpopular GOP president.

CNN Student News One-Sheet: Electoral Collegeupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 03:36:00

The following resource contains answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Electoral College.

House Democrats plan second economic stimulus packageupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 14:51:00

House Democratic leaders are putting together a second economic stimulus package that could cost as much as $150 billion, according to Democratic leadership aides.

CNNMoney: House Dems plan second stimulus packageupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 14:13:00

House Democratic leaders are putting together a second economic stimulus package costing as much as $150 billion and are likely to call Congress back shortly after the election to vote on the measure, according to several Democratic leadership aides.

Senate bailout vote puts pressure on House Republicans, aides sayupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 14:31:00

The strong bipartisan Senate vote for a $700 billion economic bailout package will put more pressure on Republican members to back the measure if it comes up for a vote in the U.S. House, Republican leadership aides said.

Explainer: What next for the bailout plan?updated: Thu Oct 02 2008 08:45:00

The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday by 74 votes to 25 to approve a $700 billion economic bailout plan. The proposals would allow Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to buy "toxic debts" from banking institutions to allow them to resume borrowing normally. But the plan still requires approval in the House of Representatives, which rejected a previous version of the bill on Monday.

Time.com: Without a Bailout Plan, What Will the Cost Be?updated: Mon Sep 29 2008 19:00:00

As the House fails to pass the financial-rescue package, regulators will be forced to revert to a piecemeal approach. And that could cost taxpayers more

House approves war funding planupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 22:01:00

Military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan would be funded into early 2009 under a compromise plan approved Thursday by the U.S. House.

House investigates alleged congressional page sex incidentupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 12:54:00

The inspector-general of the House of Representatives will investigate recent allegations of sexual misconduct among congressional pages, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the chamber announced.

House to investigate page sex allegationsupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 21:22:00

The inspector-general of the House of Representatives will investigate recent allegations of sexual misconduct among congressional pages, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the chamber announced Wednesday.

Rep. Hobson is 12th in GOP to announce leavingupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 11:21:00

Ohio congressman David Hobson is the latest Republican to announce his exit from the House of Representatives, telling constituents Sunday he would step down in 2008 after nine terms.

FSB: Small firms miss out on federal dealsupdated: Tue Aug 14 2007 00:07:00

In May, the House of Representatives passed the Small Business Fairness in Contracting Act, which would raise the government goal for small-business participation in federal procurement contracts from 23% to 30%. Time to celebrate? Probably not.

CNNMoney: House marks $16B for renewable energyupdated: Sun Aug 05 2007 22:31:00

The U.S. House Saturday passed a Democratic rewrite of U.S. energy policy that strips $16 billion in tax incentives away from Big Oil and puts it toward renewable energy sources like wind and solar power.

CNNMoney: Dow sets record after vote surpriseupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 15:49:00

Stocks posted slim gains Wednesday, led by technology and energy, after a rough morning, as investors came to terms with the possibility of the Democratic Party controlling Congress.

Pelosi ready for House helm, battle over issuesupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 08:40:00

With Tuesday's takeover of the House comes the near certainty that Democrats will elect the chamber's minority leader as the first madam speaker in U.S. history.

Commentary: Latinos likely losers no matter whatupdated: Mon Nov 06 2006 08:02:00

There's a phrase in Spanish that Latinos use to tell one another to be careful and watch out for surprises: ojo, mucho ojo. It means keep an eye out.

CNNMoney: Sector winners, losers if Dems win Houseupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 13:18:00

If recent polls about next week's mid-term election bear out, House Democrats could be smiling once the final numbers are in.

America Votes 2006 - Q&Aupdated: Tue Oct 24 2006 09:41:00

On November 7, 2006, Americans will vote for federal, state and local officials. Use the information in this Extra! to help students understand what happens in midterm elections.

Fortune: Rahm Emanuel, Pitbull politicianupdated: Sun Sep 17 2006 20:19:00

On a wretchedly hot August day outside the Caterpillar tractor plant in Montgomery, Ill., President Bush and the state's congressional delegation gather for the signing of the massive transportation bill. This is 2005, the calm before the Katrina storm, and a rigorous mountain-biking schedule has the President in top shape.

House passes Schiavo billupdated: Sun Mar 20 2005 12:54:00

Following more than three hours of passionate debate on Capitol Hill, the U.S. House early Monday passed a bill on 203 to 58 vote that transfers jurisdiction of the Terri Schiavo case to a U.S. district court for a federal judge to review.

Fortune: The world according to Gonzalez, disappearing freshmen, Whitey Ford's mistake, and other matters. A FRESH STARTupdated: Mon Aug 09 1993 00:01:00

Is it or isn't it okay to say ''freshman''? Our country needs to know. Increasingly suspect because of those three nasty letters at the end, the term is causing attacks of nerves in our educational...

Fortune: PRAGMATIC PACS PREFER INCUMBENTSupdated: Mon Nov 07 1988 00:01:00

What labor is to Democrats, big business is to Republicans, right? Not when it comes to money. Corporate America is backing Democrats over Republicans in November's Senate and House elections. Prag...

Fortune: The Limits of Brain Surgery, Bukharin's Little Weakness, Creating Jobs With Lie Detectors, and More. Lying in Congressupdated: Mon Dec 07 1987 00:01:00

-- We have been sitting here maybe two hours, glumly squinting at the November 4 Congressional Record and trying to retrace the logic by which the House of Representatives decided to bar lie detect...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS; Signalsupdated: Mon Sep 01 1986 00:01:00

The House of Representatives failed, by a vote of 276 to 149, to override President Reagan's veto of a bill that would have severely restricted textile imports. In early August an administrative la...

Fortune: Upcomingupdated: Mon May 26 1986 00:01:00

Week of May 12: The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill that would force the President to take tougher action against foreign trade practices that the bill defines as unfair. Ma...

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