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Minnesota Republicans Solve Pressing Problem Of Waitresses Making Too Much Money

The Republican-controlled Minnesota House of Representatives passed a nice fuck-the-poors bill Wednesday. The bill would cut the minimum wage for workers who make at least $4 an hour in tips, to Save Jobs, and also maybe because the state’s restaurant industry lobbied heavily for the bill. Show More Summary

Two Controversial Cybersecurity Bills Just Passed the House

The House of Representatives has passed two cybersecurity bills over the past three days. Intended to help stop cybercrime by helping companies share information with the government, the bills have received close scrutiny from privacy advocates worried that they’ll further bulk up surveillance efforts. Read more...

Demon-Obsessed Anti-gay Colorado Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt Announces State Senate Bid: VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Demon-obsessed homophobe, religious zealot and Colorado House of Representatives embarrassment Gordon Klingenschmitt has announced his plans to run for a state Senate seat, The Gazeltte reports: Klingenschmitt, R-Colorado Springs, went through a list of his accomplishments in the state Legislature...

House May Subpoena Clinton’s Email Server

Speaker John Boehner told Bloomberg that the House of Representatives might subpoena Hillary Clinton’s personal e-mail server if she doesn’t voluntarily turn it over for examination by an independent party. Said Boehner: “She violated the law, and the idea that [...]

The House of Representatives: Red-light cameras and Speaker Madigan

The Illinois State House of Representatives has approved a ban on red light cameras in the state--except for in Chicago, where the issue has drawn vocal opposition. Mark Fitton, reporter for the Illinois News Network, explained. Fitton...Show More Summary

Plan for the Future: Use the Social Cost of Carbon

While scientists resoundingly agree that climate change is occurring, and that we should be taking action to address greenhouse-gas emissions now, opinion in Congress on the topic is dismayingly split. Recently, the House of Representatives'...Show More Summary

Rep. Schiff reads names of Armenian genocide victims from House floor

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) read from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday the names of 1,000 people killed during the Armenian genocide.

House measure proposes help for companies experiencing cybersecurity attacks

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure that should help companies deal with the privacy and financial issues surrounding cybersecurity attacks.

House passes cyber-threat information bill

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it easier for private companies to share information about cyber security threats with each other and the government without fear of lawsuits. Show More Summary

House Chair Thornberry Starts Defense Spending Bill With "Reforms" Unleashing Cost Overruns

In the next week, the House of Representatives starts the defense spending ("authorization") bill.  As discussed in the previous piece here, the House will spend both the regular $523 billion, and also another $98 billion in a low-profile special fund that evades budget controls.  House Armed Services Committee Chairman "Mac" [...]

House passes bill letting companies share information about cyber-security threats

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it easier for private companies to share information about cyber security threats with each other and the government without fear of lawsuits. The vote was 307-116 in favor of the “Protecting Cyber Networks...

Cybersecurity Bill Advanced by US House, Despite Privacy Advocates' Outrage

With an overwhelming vote of 307-116, the US House of Representatives passed a landmark cybersecurity bill on Wednesday. Ostensibly designed to protect private companies against cyber attacks, many worry that it could broaden the scope of the NSA’s spying capabilities.

House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Protests

On Wednesday the House of Representatives voted 307-116 to pass the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, a bill designed to allow more fluid sharing of cybersecurity threat data between corporations and government agencies. The post House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Protests appeared first on WIRED.

GOP Lawmaker Says Rape And Incest Are Too Hard To Verify, Shooting Down Abortion Exemptions

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A Republican floor leader in the Tennessee House of Representatives blocked an amendment that would have created an exemption for victims of rape and incest to an anti-abortion bill by arguing that such cases are too difficult to confirm. State Rep. Show More Summary

Congress Just Launched Its First Strike Against Women and LGBT People Under the Guise of Defending Religious Liberty.

The U.S. House of Representatives is working hard to legitimize discrimination against gay and transgender people and women. And it's using religious liberty as its smokescreen. That's why leaders in movements for LGBT equality, reproductive...Show More Summary

Sportsmen Strongly Support Land and Water Conservation Fund as House Debates Fund’s Future

Key conservation program will expire in September without action by Congress  WASHINGTON – As members of the U.S. House of Representatives met this morning to weigh the merits of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, Backcountry...Show More Summary

House Speaker Boehner Calls U.S. Ships off Yemen 'right thing to do'

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday that sending U.S. warships into waters off Yemen was the "right thing to do," adding that he

GOP Rep To Protester: ‘I’ll Drop Your Ass’

It looks as if seomeone in the House of Representatives needs an intervention: A Republican congressman threatened to fight a protester during a heated exchange over President Obama’s illegal-immigration order. “If you touch me again, I’ll drop your ass,” Rep. Stephen Knight (R-Calif.) told a protester in a YouTube video posted over the weekend. The [...]

White House Backs Cyber Legislation in Congress Despite Some Reservations

US President Barack Obama supports the cybersecurity legislation expected to be voted on in the US House of Representatives, but expressed some reservations over granting companies liability.

Special Election Set to Replace Tyrone Brooks

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has set a special election for June 16, 2015 to fill the vacancy for District 55 in the GA House of Representatives. The seat was previously held by Tyrone Brooks, who recently resigned. If a run-off election becomes necessary, it will be held on July 14, 2015. Show More Summary

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