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Massachusetts governor would sign transgender rights bill

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said on Tuesday he is ready to sign a transgender rights bill if it passes in its current form in the state House of Representatives, the Boston Globe reported. Baker, a socially liberal Republican, had come under fire this year for refusing to say whether he...

House Votes to Turn Vets into Psychotic Potheads

The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to make it easier for veterans to get access to officially-approved marijuana.

Gender Identity Spat Sinks Spending Bill

The rancorous political debate over sexual identity unexpectedly prompted the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to rejected an energy and water spending

OK: House Passes $200M Transportation Bond Issue

May 26--Despite some passionate objections, the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to approve a $200 million transportation bond issue to help fill part of a $1.3 billion budget hole. House Bill 3231 passed 56-38 and will

House Republicans kill their own energy spending bill to prevent LGBT worker protections

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted down their party’s own Energy Department spending bill on Thursday after Democrats added protections for LGBT workers. An amendment to the spending bill offered by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) on Wednesday night that would bar...

HRC Praises Bipartisan House Victory for LGBT Workers

In a strongly bipartisan 223-195 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives voted last night to ensure that funds from an appropriations bill cannot be used to discriminate against LGBT workers. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) offeredShow More Summary

Bill to Fight Zika Virus a Pesticide Makers Dream

A bill called the Zika Vector Control Act (ZVCA) was approved by the US House of Representatives on Tuesday. The bill is intended to assist in countering the spread of the deadly virus, but opponents of the act state that it has nothing to do with Zika.

Election Explainer: Why Are There 150 Lower House MPs And 76 Senators?

When Australians go to the polls on July 2, they will elect 150 members of the House of Representatives. But, in 1998, there were 148 lower house MPs. So why does this number fluctuate? And what are the lowest and highest possible numbers? More »      

Net Neutrality Faces Extinction In New GOP House Budget Bill

Net neutrality has long been the reason that consumers in the U.S. have such readily available access to the loads of data and information on the internet. But a new bill proposed by the Republican controlled House of Representatives would essentially gut the FCC to the point that it will have no power to enforce... Show More Summary

U.S. Congress moves to revamp toxic chemical law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation with bipartisan support that would revamp U.S. chemical safety law for the first time in decades is advancing in Congress, winning overwhelming passage in the House of Representatives as backers sought quick Senate action.

Now Is When I Remind You That The 'IRS Scandal' Is Pure Political Theater

On Tuesday, while Puerto Rico languishes and a pile of work faces our do-nothing House of Representatives, a hearing commenced to smear John Koskinen, current head of the IRS. The clip above is a very serious Steve King very seriously...Show More Summary

House Leadership Cancels Vote on VA Bill that Included Anti-LGBT Language

Following U.S. House of Representative’s shameful approval of an anti-LGBT provision in a defense spending bill last week, leadership thought twice and canceled a vote yesterday on a bill scheduled for last night that included more anti-LGBT...Show More Summary

TSCA Reform Could Save Millions of Animal Lives

The House of Representatives today debated H.R. 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a compromise bill produced after months of negotiation between key parties in the House and Senate to modernize and reform the... Show More Summary

US House Passes Bill to Fund Intelligence Activities in 2017

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) to ensure funds are available for the Intelligence Community in the coming fiscal year, the Democratic office for the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence said in a press release on Tuesday.

Orbital ATK Proposes Lunar Space Station by 2020

Orbital ATK has unveiled preliminary plans to place a four-person habitat in cislunar space by 2020. The announcement during testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space would not only see the creation of a permanent...Show More Summary

House Passes Chemical Safety Law Reform

The US House of Representatives today approved new chemical safety rules that will overhaul the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). It passed 403 to 12. The Senate is expected to approved the bill this week. President Barack Obama has said he will sign the chemical safety bill — called the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical […]

The House Makes its Counteroffer on NASA’s Budget

Commerce, Justice, and Science—the House of Representatives’ subcommittee that oversees NASA spending—just released details on how they would fund the space agency in 2017. Overall, the news for the space program is very good.

Impeachment of Top US Tax Official to Serve Political Agenda, Not Citizens

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said that the House of Representatives should keep its focus on the needs of the American people, not on the kind of political agenda as the impeachment of US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen.

Beijing's Nightmare: US Vigorously Courting India for Anti-Chinese Alliance

Late last week, lawmakers in the US House of Representatives approved a bill granting India the status of a major non-NATO ally, formally for the purposes of easing the sale of military equipment and technology. Washington's goal, analysts say, is to shore up support for New Delhi against rising rival China. But will the strategic pivot succeed?

Alabama House speaker’s trial on ethics charges to start

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The speaker of Alabama’s House of Representatives is going on trial on felony charges that could result in his removal from office. A judge told jurors to be in court Tuesday morning to begin the trial of Speaker Mike Hubbard. Hubbard engineered the Republican Party’s takeover of the Alabama Statehouse in […]

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