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New Bill in Congress Would Make Wisconsin’s Budget Harder to Balance

A bill under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives could limit Wisconsin’s flexibility in applying sales tax and make it more difficult to invest in schools and communities, a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows.

What the framers of the First Amendment had to say about hats.

On August 15, 1789, in the House of Representatives, the subject was "the right of the people peaceably to assemble and consult for their common good," which ultimately became "the right of the people peaceably to assemble," and Theodore Sedgwick, a Federalist from Massachusetts, expressed concern about getting too specific in enumerating rights. Show More Summary

House OKs $287 Billion Tax Cut with No Offsets

The GOP-led House of Representatives embraced a former stimulus measure Friday, voting to make it and another related tax cut permanent, adding $287 billion to the deficit over the next 10 years. The largest part of the cut, worth more...Show More Summary

Politician Explains Why Sodomy Is Causing AIDS Due to "Sperm Enzyme"

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Bob Frey is a Republican running for the Minnesota House of Representatives, and he's worried about the economic cost of sodomy. He's not against gay people, mind you — the problem, he explained yesterday, has to do with the way sperm burns our anal cavities. Here's his theory. Read more...

The United States Congress edits Wikipedia constantly

Members of the United States House of Representatives and Senate -- or, more likely, their interns and aides -- spend an awful lot of time editing Wikipedia entries. Not just entries about themselves, either: the list ranges from autobiographical...

Appropriations Chairman: Obama Border Bill Too Expensive

Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) told reporters on Friday that President Obama’s “emergency” supplemental spending request for the border was too expensive for the House of Representatives to support. “That’s too much,” Rogers said according to Bloomberg News. Show More Summary

House to Sue Obama Over Unilateral Obamacare Delays and President's 'Flippant Dismissal of the Constitution'

yesterdayNews : Reason

When House Speaker John Boehner announced his intention of leading the House of Representatives in a lawsuit against President Obama’s "flippant dismissal of he Constitution," Boehner identified several possible grounds for he suit,Show More Summary

In Minneapolis, it’s just business as usual

(Scott Johnson) Democrats Phyllis Kahn and Mohamud Noor are contending for the right to represent District 60B in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Kahn is the echt liberal who was first elected to represent the district in 1972; Noor is the challenger who reflects the district’s shifting demographics. Show More Summary

Boehner Omits Immigration from Lawsuit Against Obama's 'Unilateral Actions'

On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) left out immigration in a draft resolution that authorized the House of Representatives to sue Obama for having "unilaterally changed the employer mandate" in the Obamacare law. "In 2013,...Show More Summary


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Lakes Legislators Help Boost Corps Funding

Great Lakes legislators played a key role in yesterday’s vote in the House of Representatives to increase the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ national budget by nearly $58 million.

US House Temporarily Shut Down After Apparent Incident Involving Asbestos

The U.S. House of Representatives side of the U.S. Capitol has been temporarily closed amid an incident involving asbestos. The Architect of the Capitol said in a statement Thursday morning that all lawmakers and aides who work on the...Show More Summary

Rare bipartisan approval of job training measure

Washington (CNN) - In a rare display of bipartisanship the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a job training bill on Wednesday. The vote was 415 -6. The measure was already approved by the Senate and now goes to the White House for the President's signature. The "Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act” overhauls the federal effort […]

It’s Time to Reverse Obama’s Decision to Force Americans to Fund Population Control

The language of the e-mails is hyperbolic and hate-filled. They come from population control groups that are indignant about the House of Representatives Bill which would re-institute the Mexico City Policy. They call it a “Mean-spirited, anti-women agenda.” And they say it’s “Playing ping-pong politics with women’s lives,” “Out of touch,” and “Inconsistent with U.S. […]

House to Consider Bonus Depreciation

The U.S. House of Representatives is currently considering tax extenders, the renewal of expiring or recently expired tax provisions. Among other provisions, the House is considering a permanent extension of 50 percent bonus expensing, otherwise known as bonus depreciation. Show More Summary

The White House Had A Peculiar Response To John Boehner's Strategy For Suing Obama

The White House had a pretty unusual response to House Speaker John Boehner's op-ed at CNN Sunday, in which he justified his plan to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama on behalf of the House of Representatives. In order to rebut Boehner, one of Obama's top aides turned to an influential conservative columnist. Show More Summary

Unemployment Extension 2014: House Bill Matches EUC Senate Version, Removes Retroactive Benefits

The 2014 unemployment extension bill in the House of Representatives is a bipartisan effort by multiple Republicans and Democrats who wish to see unemployment benefits extended for the long term unemployed. But Democrat Dan Kildee of Michigan and New Jersey Republican Frank LoBiondo also matched one key component that is unpopular with the unemployed. In

BOEHNER: Here's Why I Have To Sue Obama Now

House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama has continually overstepped his constitutional authority, forcing his hand in a coming lawsuit set to be filed by the House of Representatives. Boehner justified the House's pending action in an op-ed on Sunday. Show More Summary

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