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Congressman Chris Smith Does Not Support Expanded Background Checks

Diary rescue from Sunday. This is Francee's first post at Blue Jersey. You might like to know that every Democrat in the NJ House delegation is a co-sponsor of this HR-1565, backed by the Brady Campaign, founded by President Reagan's late press secretary James Brady and his wife Sarah. Show More Summary

Virginia House of Delegates Approves Resolution Hiring Lawyers to Defend State's Gay Marriage Ban

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates passed a resolution Thursday that would authorize the chamber to hire legal counsel to defend the sate's gay marriage ban. In January, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced he would not be defending...

VIRGINIA: House Approves Resolution To Defend Marriage Ban With Own Lawyers

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Virginia House of Delegates yesterday approved a resolution co-authored by loony tunes Rep. Bob Marshall that authorizes the chamber to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban with its own lawyers. Attorney General Mark HerringShow More Summary

Tierney Loss Ends Massachusetts US Rep Renomination Streak at 95

It had been 22 years since the last time a member of the Bay State's U.S. House delegation lost a renomination bid; only two of 220 incumbents have lost a primary since 1972.

The Croatian Helicopter Swap Triangle: Mi-8s for UH-60s

UH-60(click to view full) Croatia’s Jutarnji list reports that a proposed helicopter swap deal was discussed during an Aug 14/14 meeting between high-ranking Croatian defense personnel and a delegation from the US House of Representatives. The goal is to offer the Ukraine near-term assistance, while bringing Croatian forces closer to NATO standards. Under the deal… […]

Obama Sending White House Aides to Michael Brown's Funeral, Jim Hoft Says "All Black Delegation"

The President is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of Michael Brown in St. Louis on Monday: Leading the group for Monday's service will be the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, Broderick Johnson. My Brother's Keeper is an Obama initiative that aims to empower...

American Bar Association Unanimously Approves Resolution Opposing Anti-LGBT Discrimination

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

At the American Bar Association's annual meeting on Tuesday, the House of Delegates (the organization's policy body) unanimously approved a resolution denouncing anti-gay laws as human rights violations and calling for repeals of those laws. Read the resolution: RESOLVED, That...

Six celebs who’ve advocated for Africa in Washington

Leaders of African nations are streaming into town this week for the multi-nation summit the White House is hosting, but the official delegations should rest assured that their interests have long been well-tended to here in the U.S. A legion of A-listers, from Oprah to Madonna to Brangelina, has Africa’s back, making the continent one of […]

ABA Poised to Adopt Sweeping Changes to Law School Accreditation Standards

National Law Journal, Legal Education Due For a Makeover: ABA's House of Delegates Prepares to Vote on a Sweeping Revision of its Accreditation Standards: To protect their accreditation, law schools will be under pressure to more closely assess student achievement and provide students with more practical skills training under a...

House Dem: Boehner Deserves a Lot of Credit for Avoiding Impeachment with Lawsuit

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) took a contradictory tack to her Democratic colleagues multiple claims that House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) lawsuit against President Barack Obama is a "march toward impeachment." On CSPAN'sShow More Summary

OK Delegation to Obama: Do Not House Illegals at Fort Sill Long Term

On Monday, six of the seven members of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation demanded that the federal government reconsider using Fort Sill military base to house illegal immigrant children who have been flooding across the border.Show More Summary

Darrell Issa Leading 'Rival' Delegation To Central America To Investigate Border Crisis

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is leading a delegation of lawmakers to Central America described as a “rival” effort to a recent fact-finding trip from a working group of lawmakers appointed by Speaker John Boehner. Show More Summary

Top 5 Most Influential Californians in Congress

California is a huge state, and nowhere is that more evident than in the sheer size of its Congressional delegation of 53 members. Nearly one in twelve members of the House of Representatives is from the Golden State! In case you are...Show More Summary

American Bar Association May Name Sexual Orientation a Human Right

The American Bar Association will vote on the controversial notion that being and acting LGBT is a human right protected in international law. The resolution will be considered by the ABA House of Delegates at their annual meeting this August in Boston. Show More Summary

Morning 10: LIRR warning | VC funding jump | Brooklyn price record

New York's U.S. House delegation warned the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and labor unions that Congress will not resolve the Long Island Rail Road contract dispute ahead of a potential July... To view the full story, click the title link.

Reps: Don't count on Congress to end LIRR dispute

Several members of the New York House delegation in Washington met Wednesday with the head of the Long Island Rail Road's parent organization, telling him—and pronouncing later to union... To view the full story, click the title lin...

Maine Eyes 1st US House Delegation with No Maine-Born Representatives

At least one member of Maine's delegation to the U.S. House was born in the Pine Tree State since 1821 including 94 percent of those elected since 1877.

Why Russians said no deal to 'House of Cards'

Putin’s a party pooper. Last week Russian President Vladimir Putin’s UN delegation said nyet to a request from the producers of Netflix series “House of Cards,” who wanted to film scenes in the chamber of the United Nations Security Council.

Patriotic Exits? 35 Members of Congress Who Died on July 4th

Four members of the U.S. House died on Independence Day while in office; North Carolina and Pennsylvania delegations have had the most pass on that day.

Russia Says No to ‘House of Cards’

Russia's delegation to the U.N. has vetoed a request to let 'House of Cards' shoot in the U.N. Security Council.

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