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The stupidest things House Republicans have said about net neutrality in 2015

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Federal Communication Commission voted last Thursday to approve new “net neutrality” rules to regulate Internet service providers – and some Republicans in the House of Representatives are freaking out. The new rules prohibit ISPs from “unreasonably interfering with or unreasonably...

Tenn. Lawmaker Says the ‘W’ in Her ‘NAAWP’ Comment Stands for ‘Western,’ Not ‘White’

Rep. Sheila Butt, a member of Tennessee’s House of Representatives, drew the ire of her black counterparts Thursday when she tried to backpedal away from her use of the abbreviation NAAWP. Her critics argue that the initials make a mockery of civil rights organization the NAACP, WKRN reports.

Debating Bibi's Speech Is a Major Distraction

Debating the appropriateness of the speech Israel's prime minister will deliver to Congress in response to an invitation by the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is a distraction. It diverts attention from, firstly, the endlessly...Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses AIPAC Conference

13 hours agoNews : Mediaite

One day ahead of his controversial address to the U.S. House of Representatives, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the AIPAC conference, a gathering hosted by the most prominent and influential American pro-Israeli lobby.

Barbara Mikulski, Longest-Serving Woman In Congress, To Retire

13 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) is announcing her retirement on Monday, according to The Washington Post and CNN. Mikulski has served in the U.S. Senate since 1987, and before that, was elected to the House of Representatives in 1976.Show More Summary

US House to Delay Considering 'Clean' DHS Bill Until it Passes Senate

US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announces that the house will wait for the Senate to pass the US Department of Homeland Security funding bill before considering whether to support the version of the legislation that does not include immigration restrictions.

Last Minute Vote Postpones Homeland Security Shutdown by One Week 

Two hours before forcing a shutdown, the House of Representatives agreed to a temporary funding deal for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday night, the Guardian reports. The deal will fund DHS for a week before we have to go through this whole thing all over again.http://fortressamerica.gawker.com/the-department... Read more...

Congress Averts Partial Shutdown of Homeland Security

In a show of political gamesmanship, the U.S. House of Representatives late Friday approved a one-week spending measure to avert a partial shutdown of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Reuters reports.

US Congress Passes Dep't of Homeland Security Funding Averting Shutdown

The US House of Representatives passed a week’s long funding extension for the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), averting a partial shutdown of the agency at midnight.

Senate passes one-week extension for Homeland Security funding

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Senate on Friday approved a one-week stopgap funding bill to avert a partial shutdown at midnight of the U.S. domestic security agency, leaving it up to the House of Representatives to either approve the bill or let the shutdown go ahead. The Senate backed the short-term measure on a voice vote...

House Republicans Call One-Week Timeout On DHS Shutdown Drama

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted Friday night to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, so they can come back and have the same fight in a week. The vote was the result of a divide between Republicans in the House and Senate over whether to surrender now or hold out for one more week. Show More Summary

US House Rejects Three-Week Funding for Department of Homeland Security

The US House of Representatives rejected the resolution that would authorize funding for the US Department of Homeland Security through March 19.

House passes one-week funding extension for Homeland Security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security late on Friday, in time to avert a partial shutdown for the agency at midnight. The two-thirds majority...Show More Summary

House GOP fails to pass Homeland Security funding bill, setting up agency shutdown

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The House of Representatives on Friday failed to approve a stopgap funding bill for the U.S. domestic security agency, increasing the threat of a partial agency shutdown at midnight. With just hours left before spending authority expires for the Department of Homeland Security, a three-week...

House of Representatives Files Defense Of Historic Challenge To Obamacare In Federal Court

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The Obama Administration previously filed its Motion to Dismiss in the challenge by the United States House of Representatives v. Burwell. As many of you know, I am lead counsel in the action. The Obama Administration is seeking to block the court from hearing the merits of our Complaint and below is our filing today […]

US House May Take Three Weeks to Resolve DHS Funding - Senator

US Senator Richard Burr said the US House of Representatives will most likely take three weeks to make up its mind about funding the US Department of Homeland Security.

US Senate Approves Funding of Department of Homeland Security

The bill will now be sent to the US House of Representatives for a vote later on Friday.

Matt Evans: A Good Week For Gun Rights In The North Dakota House

This week, 3 different bills that I’d characterize as “pro gun owner” passed the North Dakota House of Representatives.  Here’s my run down. HB1219 seems like a pretty low impact bill.  It makes some minor clarifications about how violent felons may or may not have their gun rights restored, and clarifies some timelines and procedures...

House Republicans advance plan for security funding extension

A Republican bill to provide a three-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security cleared a procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives on Friday, indicating support for final passage in the chamber. The House...Show More Summary

DHS Funding Depends on House Speaker Permission to Vote – White House

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that the issue of funding DHS will rest on the US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, after the US Senate votes on legislation to fund the agency.

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