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The other GOP stalemate on Capitol Hill: House budget gridlock imperils tax reform

Conservatives want to cut deeply into federal welfare programs they have long eyed. Moderates want to stay focus on tax reform, negotiate with Democrats on spending.

House spending bill targets military authorization in rebuke to Trump on Syria, ISIS

The Appropriations Committee approved a repeal in a bid to force the president to seek Congress’s approval for armed engagements.

House passes bills to crack down on ‘sanctuary cities’ and deported criminals who return to U.S.

The bills were heavily promoted by President Trump and other Republicans but face a major obstacle in the Senate, where Democrats have pledged to oppose them.

Tougher immigration policies face first major legislative test of Trump era

The House is set to vote on bills Thursday dealing with ‘sanctuary cities’ and illegal immigrants who commit crimes.

House panel poised to order that congressional research reports be made public

This is the farthest CRS transparency efforts have advanced after a long push to make the agency's reports more directly accessible to the public.

It’s almost July, and House Republicans still can’t pass a budget

"It's almost like we're serving in the minority right now,” said Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.). “We just simply don't know how to govern."

House Republicans watch and wait as Senate struggles with health-care bill

Multiple senior Republicans have left the door open to the possibility that the House would not leave as planned on Friday but stay in Washington potentially into the July 4 holiday to pass the Senate bill.

Top GOP super PAC sets its 2018 strategy: Pelosi, Pelosi, Pelosi

The Congressional Leadership Fund, which has ties to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, plans to spend $100 million before next year's midterm elections.

House Ethics Committee is reviewing allegations against three Democrats

The lawmakers facing an ethics review are Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich), the longest-serving sitting House member, and Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as well as a senior ai...

On Trump and Russia, Oversight Chair Trey Gowdy says he will stay in his lane

The new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said the investigation is more squarely under the purview of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and other congressional committees.

White House will step up lobbying against Russia sanctions bill now stalled in Congress

The House objected to the Senate-passed measure earlier this week, prompting accusations from Democrats that the House Republican leaders were trying to stall the bill at President Trump's request.

New House Oversight chair Rep. Gowdy pledges not to meddle in District affairs

His predecessor, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) increased scrutiny of city laws and policies

‘I’m worth the trouble, quite frankly’: A defiant Nancy Pelosi dismisses her critics

Pelosi spent the bulk of her weekly news conference playing down the special-election losses, defending her leadership and lashing out at a cadre of “blatantly self-serving” internal critics inside the House Democratic Caucus.

Democrats reel from another special election loss, and some point fingers at Pelosi

The House minority leader was a figure in tens of millions dollars of ads targeting Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff.

New sanctions on Russia and Iran hit House roadblock

Fixing the issue might not be a simple matter, with unanimous consent required to expedite any Senate legislation and Republicans preparing to being complex health-care legislation to the Senate floor.

Liberal groups are teaming up to pressure GOP lawmakers on health care over summer recess

A dozen groups are behind the 'Our Lives on the Line' campaign, set to launch July 29. But will it be too late?

Trey Gowdy now has the House Oversight gavel. But will he investigate Trump?

‘The last thing he’ll want to do is impede any sort of investigation,’ his predecessor said. ’But we also have duties and obligations in the House. I trust that he’ll find the proper balance.’

Is the left to blame for rising political tensions? Hardly, say Democrats.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the suggestions by GOP lawmakers that left-wing rhetoric sparked the shooting at the congressional baseball practice “outrageous, beneath the dignity of the job that they hold."

Following the shootout in Virginia, members of Congress push for greater security

Several members want better protection at town halls while one lawmaker said members should be allowed to carry guns in more areas.

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