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The IRS Scandal, Day 594

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, The Internal Revenue Service’s Targeting of Conservative Tax- Exempt Applicants: Report of Findings for the 113th Congress (Dec. 23, 2014) (226 Pages): The Committee’s investigation has resulted in the following findings to date about the Internal Revenue Service’s inappropriate treatment...

Deliberation Could Fix Tech’s Immigration Problem

2014 did not bring the immigration reforms the tech lobby pushed for. Hopes of reform that would benefit high-skilled workers were initially dashed when the Republican-controlled House of Representatives blocked the Senate immigration bill. Show More Summary

Ohio Governor John Kasich Signs Bill to Lower Adoption Costs, Make Adoption Easier

On Friday, Governor Kasich signed Ohio Right to Life’s adoption reform legislation, S.B. 250, following historic bipartisan majority votes from the Senate, 29-1, and the House of Representatives, 81-4. This adoption reform will eliminate...Show More Summary

NY Rep. Michael Grimm To Plead Guilty To $1M Tax Fraud

Rep. Michael Grimm's guilty plea on $1M of tax charges could also lead to him losing his seat in the House of Representatives.

The IRS Scandal, Day 590

The Blaze: The IRS Must Be Put Down Like a Rabid Dog, by John Linder (former Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2011): Since it was first disclosed that the IRS abused the taxpayers and the law, the Democrat refrain has been, “…it is clear that there was no White House...

10 Tweets That Made John Dingell a Social Media Star

The close of Congress’s 113th session marks the retirement of John Dingell (D., Mich.), the longest serving member of the House of Representatives. The Michigan Congressman served for 59 years and was part of landmark legislation, such as Medicare, the 1990 Clean Air Act, the Affordable Care Act. In June, he said voting for the [...]

Morning Reads – Thursday, December 18, 2014

On this date in 1998, the U.S. House of Representatives began the debate on the four articles of impeachment concerning President Bill Clinton. Peaches The voting numbers by color and stuff. SE Georgia Regional Authority expanding. Congressman Woodall is optimistic about America. Show More Summary

Merry CRomnibus Christmas

By John Crabtree on December 17, 2014 - 3:18pm On Dec 13, a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill passed the Senate (the bill passed out of the House of Representatives on Dec 11), securing funding of the federal government through September 2015. Show More Summary

Midday News Links: Bobby Rush Dogged By Ethics Issues

Recent stories about Rep. Bobby Rush's professional and personal finances highlight the need for a refresher course on ethics in the House of Representatives. [ more › ]

Tax Extenders Package Passed

Following the recent action by the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate on Tuesday evening passed the package of tax incentives for 2014 that will expire once again in just two weeks. Noting the short term nature of the legislation, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden said, “With this tax bill, the Congress is turning in its tax homework 11... Read More

CA Rep Judy Chu: Another Ethics Wrist-Slap Three Years Later

Three long years after information regarding Congresswoman Judy Chu’s potential ethics violations made its way to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics, Chu received a mere "letter of reproval" for her improper actions. Show More Summary

Bill mandating a community banker on the Federal Reserve board nears passage

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When the U.S. House of Representatives approved a terrorism insurance bill last week, it contained a little-noticed provision that would require at least one member of the Federal Reserve’s board to have community banking experience. That provision appears destined to become law in what would...

Three Congressmen Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking

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Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a far-reaching Russia sanctions bill. According to the congressional record, it took only three congressmen and one second.

A Fight is Lost, But at Least Someone's Fighting

Last week Sen. Elizabeth Warren warned that "The House of Representatives is about to show us the worst of government for the rich and powerful." They promptly did, and the Senate quickly followed suit. We are now at greater risk ofShow More Summary

Ohio Gun Bill Heads to Governor, Could Legalize Hunting with Suppressors

Last Wednesday the Ohio House of Representatives voted 69 to 15 to pass HB 234, a bill with numerous pro-gun measures, to Governor John Kasich for his signature. The bill is widely supported by Second Amendment advocates, and would reform the conceal...

Revealed: How Big Oil Got Expedited Permitting for Fracking on Public Lands Into the Defense Bill

The U.S. Senate has voted 89-11 to approve the  Defense Authorization Act of 2015, following the December 4  U.S. House of Representatives' 300-119 up-vote and  now awaits President Barack Obama's signature. The 1,648-page piece of pork...Show More Summary

Legal Expert: Vermont Governor May Not Claim Executive Privilege to Shield Jonathan Gruber From House Subpoena

A showdown between the United States House of Representatives and Democratic Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin may be in the works over Shumlin's claim of executive privilege over documents related to controversial MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber's contract with the state of Vermont. Show More Summary

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Blocks Quick Budget Deal

A last-second vote helped pass the new federal budget bill through the House of Representatives late Thursday evening, but the Senate still has to give its approval before it can land on President Obama's desk. With the clock ticking...Show More Summary

That ugly spending bill? That's what compromise looks like

The trillion-dollar spending bill that the House of Representatives passed last week had something for everyone to hate. But it was still a step, however awkward, toward making the United States governable again.

Hannity: 'John Gruber Boehner' 'Should Not Be Speaker'

On his Thursday Fox News Channel program, Sean Hannity reacted to the House of Representatives CR/omnibus bill under the leadership of House Speaker John Boehner by saying he should no longer be the Speaker of the House. "John 'Gruber'...Show More Summary

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