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U.S. House passes Fed audit bill; measure seen doomed in Senate

``The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Wednesday that would open up Federal Reserve monetary policy decisions to a congressional audit, reviving a measure passed in 2012. But the legislation approved by the...Show More Summary

House Votes To Give Weapons And Training To ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels

President Obama’s self-described “fantasy” got some help from Congress yesterday as the House of Representatives passed a bill pushed by both Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to arm and train rebels in Syria. The...Show More Summary

House Dems Take Republicans To Task Over NHTSA Report

In the wake of a report written by Republican members of the United States House of Representatives regarding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration inability to find and link evidence regarding General Motors’ involvement...Show More Summary

A.M. Links: Congress Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels, Iran Skeptical of US ISIS Plan, Joe Biden in Iowa

2 hours agoNews : Reason

The House of Representatives voted 273 to 156 in favor of arming rebels in Syria, as part of President Obama’s proposed efforts against he Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), once just another rebel group in Syria but now a self-proclaimed caliphate. Show More Summary

House Keeps Government Open, Arms Syrian Rebels

The continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11th passed easily in the House of Representatives this evening with a vote of...

U.S. House approves Obama’s plan to arm, train Syrian rebels

The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama’s plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants. Show More Summary

House votes to arm Syrian rebels

15 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants....

House of Representatives approves training for Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. lawmakers voted Wednesday to authorize training and arming of vetted Syrian rebels to combat Islamist radicals, a crucial step in President Barack Obama’s bid to thwart extremism surging across Iraq and Syria. Despite misgivings by war-weary Democrats that the move could open the door to...

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The House of Representatives took care of some business this afternoon, voting to authorize the administration to train and equip Syrian rebels (but just the nice ones): Despite the concerns, the House voted 273-156 Wednesday to insert an amendment that authorizes Obama’s plans into a broader short-term spending bill that will keep the federal […]

HOUSE PASSES BILL TO AUDIT FEDERAL RESERVICE

  The House of Representatives has, for the second time, passed a bill that calls for an audit of the Federal Reserve. This time the measure, which was originally introduced by then-Congressman Ron Paul, had far more Democratic support than the previous vote. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is not likely to allow it […]

U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown, extend Export-Import bank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a stop-gap spending measure that averts an Oct. 1 government shutdown and extends the U.S. Export-Import Bank's ability to operate for another nine months. Show More Summary

The House Just Passed A Key Part Of Obama's ISIS Plan — But More Democrats Than Republicans Voted Against It

The House of Representatives passed an amendment on Wednesday that will give President Barack Obama the authority to arm and train moderate elements of the Syrian opposition, a key part of the president's strategy for confronting the extremist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL). Show More Summary

US lawmakers back plan to arm Syrian rebels

House of Representatives vote 273 to 156 to approve President Obama's train-and-equip plan meant to defeat ISIL.

House passes bill that would arm Syrian rebels to fight ISIS

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved an amendment that would allow the federal government to train and arm Syrian rebels to fight against ISIS. The measure, which would be added in to a pending spending bill, goes on to the Senate. The voting process was notably slow, with some lawmakers waiting until the bill had passed to cast their votes. More

Right-Wing Media's Mythological "Welfare For Weed" Campaign Has Resulted in Actual GOP Legislation

Conservative media's lengthy campaign to demonize government programs by accusing low-income Americans of using benefits to buy marijuana has culminated in legislation being passed by Republicans in the House of Representatives thisShow More Summary

As U.S. lawmakers vote on arming Syrian rebels, big questions remain

19 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives votes on Wednesday on legislation to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants. Show More Summary

Call Congress: Oppose the Syria War Amendment

The House of Representatives is expected to vote today on an amendment to give President Obama power to arm Syrian rebels as part of his military plan to fight ISIS.

Rep. Jared Polis Files Discharge Petition for ENDA with Narrowed Religious Exemption

20 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Out Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) announced today that he has filed a discharge petition in the House of Representatives for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Polis is the chief sponsor of ENDA and is also the co-chair of the LGBT...

Proposed Law Would Ban Penalties For Negative Online Reviews

Days after California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new state law outlawing the practice of using non-disparagement clauses to penalize consumers who complain about business transactions, a few members of the U.S. House of Representatives...Show More Summary

No Welfare for Weed Bill Passes House of Representatives

The so-called "no welfare for weed bill," which would block pot shops from accepting welfare debit cards, passed the House of Representatives Tuesday. The Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act aims to close the loophole that was created when states such as Washington and Colorado legalized the recreational sale of marijuana, Rep. Show More Summary

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