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...
The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to make it easier for veterans to get access to officially-approved marijuana.
The rancorous political debate over sexual identity unexpectedly prompted the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to rejected an energy and water spending
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
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...
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
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.
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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 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
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 […]
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.
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.
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?
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 […]