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History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit

In an unusual step, 25 House members wrote Japan's ambassador to the U.S. to urge Abe to address sensitive issues of history when he becomes the first Japanese leader to address a joint meeting of Congress. To ignore past atrocities," said Rep. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Tells Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade

‘We respectfully suggest,’ reads a letter from Sens. Warren and Sherrod Brown to President Obama, ‘that characterizing the assessments of labor unions, journalists, Members of Congress, and others who disagree with your approach to transparency on trade issues as ‘dishonest’ is both untrue and unlikely to serve the best interests of the American people.’ By [...]

Rep. Jared Polis New Bill Would Block Rep. Steve King From Introducing More Bills

Sure, it's just a statement more than anything, but I could get behind this new bill proposed by Rep. Jared Polis (below). It would block Rep. Steve King, one of the most anti-gay-rights members of Congress, from introducing any more...Show More Summary

West Wing Week: 04/24/15 or, "The Savage Splendor of a Swamp"

This week, the President hosted the Italian Prime Minister, three different sports teams, and a bipartisan group of members of Congress. He also visited the Everglades in balmy Florida to celebrate Earth Day with Bill Nye. That's April 17th to April 23rd or, "The Savage Splendor of a Swamp."

House panel OKs stepped up shipments of weapons to Jordan

The bill, introduced by two Florida Congress members — Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Democrat Ted Deutch — backs the increased aid and would treat Jordan as one of the nations that are accorded faster congressional review of arms deliveries.

Congress questions Capitol security after gyrocopter incident

Members of Congress want security officials to explain how they determined that a small gyrocopter piloted by a Florida postal carrier didn't pose a threat to the nation's capital when it flew through miles of the nation's most restricted airspace. Continue reading ? The post Congress questions Capitol security after gyrocopter incident appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

End the Personal Bribes Members of Congress Are Getting Not to Reopen ObamaCare

The U.S. Constitution vests the legislative, executive, and judicial powers in separate branches of the government that are supposed to police each other. But what if one of those branches violates the law in a manner that personally benefits the members of another branch? That’s what has been happening since the day ObamaCare became law in 2010. Show More Summary

Audio: FRC prez denies court's role in civil marriage because God already decided

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Tony Perkins, someone who is well connected to the modern Republican party and its channels, started the little rant by saying he just got done meeting members of Congress to discuss marriage. Then he ended with a smug, self-satisfied finality...

House Secretly Kills Disclosure of Junkets

The House has quietly stripped away the requirement that privately sponsored travel be included on lawmakers' annual financial-disclosure forms, making it more difficult to ferret out which members of Congress are lavished with all-expenses-paid trips around the world. Show More Summary

Would President Hillary Reverse Bill's Outsourcing Legacy?

Democratic senators and member of Congress joined hundreds of steelworkers, union faithful and environmentalists April 15 in a park across from the Capitol in denouncing President Obama's bid for fast-track approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. "I've never seen a trade agreement that is more secretive than this one," Sen. Show More Summary

GOP Rep. Walter Jones: That Gyrocopter Pilot Does Have a Point

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

A Republican member of Congress went on the House floor yesterday and said that the man who landed a gyrocopter near the Capitol and was arrested actually kind of has a point.

Sportsmen Strongly Support Land and Water Conservation Fund as House Debates Fund’s Future

Key conservation program will expire in September without action by Congress  WASHINGTON – As members of the U.S. House of Representatives met this morning to weigh the merits of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, Backcountry...Show More Summary

Yemen's Ex-President Saleh Supporters Call for End of Military Intervention

A member of the General People’s Congress party headed by Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh says that supporters of Saleh are holding negotiations in Cairo on ending the Saudi-led external intervention in the Yemeni confli...

Doc fix deal produces rare bipartisan celebration at the White House

President Obama invited members of Congress to the White House Tuesday to celebrate the rare bipartisan agreement that led to a “permanent doc fix,” which ended the the need for annual passage of a reimbursement formula for doctors  who treat Medicare patients. The president praised the congressional leaders who managed to cut a deal to […]

House, Senate bills would short-circuit NLRB ‘ambush’ elections

Business Management Daily On the day new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rules took effect, dramatically speeding up the union election process, members of both houses of Congress introduced legislation to slow it back down.

A Congressional Assault on Earth

How are members of Congress celebrating Earth Day this year? Planting trees? Recycling? Passing legislation that will further protect our air, land, water and wildlife for generations? Guess again. For more than forty years, our country...Show More Summary

Congress is fed up with DEA chief Michele Leonhart

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart has received a vote of "no confidence" from members of the House Oversight and Government Reforms Committee. Read the rest

An 'Apprentice' winner, some Congress members, and a whole slew of anti-LGBT activists. Oh my.

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Some of the people who have stood against our rights the most will soon join forces in La Mesa, California. In hopes of winning the future, apparently: [Future Conference] No word if chicken little will be on hand to warn...

Join Saturday’s National Day to Stop Fast Track

Working families across the country will be out in the streets on Saturday, April 18, to tell their members of Congress to oppose Fast Track legislation that is expected to be introduced as soon as today. Saturday’s action follows aShow More Summary

Congress is worried about new cruise regulations — you should be, too

Congress is worried about the new Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act. You should be, too. Two prominent members of Congress, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Doris Matsui, last week sent a letter to Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Show More Summary

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