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The First Openly Asexual Politician In America Comes Out

8 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Joe Parrish is running as a Democratic candidate for Granville County and Person County in the North Carolina House of Representatives, and he also happens to be asexual.

Trump 'Unmitigated Disaster' for GOP - New Hampshire House Speaker

New Hampshire House of Representatives Speaker Shawn Jasper claims that a presidential primary victory for Donald Trump would be disastrous for the Republican party.

Obama 2017 Budget 'Never Balances' - House Speaker

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said that the 2017 budget submitted by President Barack Obama to Congress earlier on Tuesday will never balance.

South Dakota House Passes Another Extreme Bill Attacking Transgender Youth

Today, HRC blasted a vote by the South Dakota House of Representatives in favor of yet another piece of discriminatory legislation attacking transgender youth in the Mount Rushmore State. Passed by a vote of 45 to 23, HB 1112 could ban transgender students from participating in athletic activities consistent with their gender identity. Show More Summary

Obama’s 2017 Budget Fails to Reflect Terror Threat - Michael McCaul

US House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul said that the 2017 budget proposal by the Obama administration does not adequately address the growing threat of terrorism in the United States.

Congress's 270 Pages of Fantasy for FAA Funding

The U.S House of Representatives has introduced a FAA reauthorization bill that has more fantasy in it than a George RR Martin novel. The bill, known as the "Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act" and submitted by Republican...Show More Summary

Utah's proposed doxing ban too broad, says EFF

19 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A Utah State House of Representatives bill would outlaw doxing—publishing someone's private info with the intent to facilitate harassment—but the EFF says the planned law's language is so broad it would target free speech. At fault,Show More Summary

Atheist lawmaker outsmarts Bible-thumping Arizona Republicans who tried to block his invocation

19 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

An Arizona Democrat said his Republican colleagues won’t let him deliver an invocation before a meeting of the state House of Representatives. State Rep. Juan Mendez (D-Tempe) angered some lawmakers three years ago, when he took his turn delivering the invocation that opens every session and...

South Dakota House of Representatives Passes Extreme Bill Authorizing Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination

Today, HRC condemned a vote last night by the South Dakota House of Representatives on yet another extreme measure attacking LGBT South Dakotans. By a vote of 46 to 10, the chamber passed HB 1107 – legislation that would explicitly authorize...Show More Summary

Indiana Senate Advances Hate-Crimes Bill

The legislation, which would impose harsher penalties for crimes spurred by prejudice, will soon be debated by the Indiana House of Representatives.

The drug industry is under attack in Washington – here's how it plans to win back political support

The drug industry is under attack in Washington.  Drug-price increases, and in particular price gouging, are a hot topic with the House of Representatives holding hearings on the matter. It doesn't help that the No. 1 target of the public's ire chose to smirk and tweet his way through the hearings. Show More Summary

The Bill to Reform Air Traffic Control is Out, But the Most Important Pieces are Missing

It’s been a long time coming, but the sponsors of the House of Representatives bill to split air traffic control... Read More

Congress Ends Funding of Official Government Portraits

Thomas Peter Lantos (2011) by Laurel Stern Boeck, detail. (Photo: Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives) A long-running dispute in Congress has finally reached its conclusion: The sordid practice of using taxpayer funds toShow More Summary

More States Move to Rewrite Constitution

On Thursday, Tennessee's House of Representatives voted 59-31 to call for a constitutional convention, becoming the fifth state in recent months where lawmakers have called for a major rewrite of the Constitution. Four states, including Florida and Georgia, have already called for a second constitutional convention. Show More Summary

Creflo Dollar Prays for Georgia Lawmakers Amid Highway Naming Controversy

Amid controversy surrounding a proposal to name an Atlanta highway after him, World Changers megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar visited Georgia's state House of Representatives Thursday to pray for leaders and lawmakers.

U.S. House approves limits on investigating banks for fraud ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday that would curb a Justice Department initiative aimed at cutting off perpetrators of fraud from the banking system. Since 2012 the department, with...Show More Summary

Obama Still Failing to Send Congress Master Plan to Destroy Daesh

Congress has yet to receive from President Barack Obama a comprehensive plan to destroy the Islamic State as it moves beyond Syria and Iraq, despite a law requiring to do so, US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters at a press conference on Thursday.

Watch Martin Shkreli Troll Congress by Taking the Fifth Over and Over Again

Welp, Martin Shkreli trolled Congress pretty good Thursday. The former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO appeared before the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday morning for a hearing about prescription...Show More Summary

Mich. Gov. Not Invited To Hearing On Flint

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) was outraged today at the House of Representatives' investigation into the crisis in Flint saying, “I want everybody who's...

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