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14 hrs ago | CEPR

Press Release: Haiti Aid Reform Bill "Will Be a Step in the Right...

New legislation passed by Congress to provide increased oversight of USAID activities in Haiti will be "a significant step in the right direction," Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Director Mark Weisbrot said today.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Bill Nelson, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Epidemic, Liberal Political News

18 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Resolution Against New Iraq War Passes House in Landslide

The House on Friday overwhelmingly passed a symbolic resolution that calls for the executive branch to attain explicit approval from Congress before deploying troops to Iraq in a "sustained combat role," in what peace campaigners are heralding as an important milestone in efforts to prevent a new war.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Walter Jones, Republican, Life, Veteran Affairs, Liberal Political News

22 hrs ago | The Raw Story

House votes to bar Obama from sending troops to Iraq without authorization

The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Friday for a resolution that would bar President Barack Obama from sending U.S. troops for any "sustained combat role" in Iraq without congressional authorization.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Walter Jones, Republican

Yesterday | Black Voice News

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces $900K STEM Grant

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced Alameda-based Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science will receive a $899,841grant from the National Science Foundation to increase enrollment and retention of women in community college STEM courses.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Reuters

U.S. Republican Paul Ryan wants choice in delivering aid to poor

Aiming to shake up the debate over fighting poverty, Republican Representative Paul Ryan on Thursday called for charities, community groups and even for-profit firms to compete with government in spending taxpayer money to aid the poor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Life, Charity , Chris Van Hollen, Democrat

Wed Jul 23, 2014

OpEdNews

The Mixed Messages of Nancy Pelosi

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi opposed ending bulk collection of telephone records by the NSA in 2013, and in 2014 tells President Obama that no Congressional approval is needed in order to take action in Iraq.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, George Bush, James Clyburn, Steny Hoyer

East Bay Express

For Politicians in Close Races, It Pays to Stand Up for Patients

This week, former California Assembly leader John Perez conceded the race for State Controller to Board of Equalization member Betty Yee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, California, California Government, Marijuana

Washington Blade

Takano introduces Social Security fix for gay couples

A gay California Democrat introduced in the U.S. House on Wednesday legislation that would ensure married gay couples would be able to receive Social Security benefits wherever they live in the United States.

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Related Topix: Social Security, US Politics, Adam Schiff, Democrat, Xavier Becerra, Jim McDermott, Brian Higgins

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Iraq's Ambassador Urges U.S. to Launch Airstrikes Against - Evil' ISISCNS

Iraq's ambassador to Washington urged the U.S. on Monday to launch air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters, making the appeal at a time when some lawmakers from both parties are pushing in the opposite direction.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Iraq, World News, US Politics, James McGovern, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Walter Jones, Republican

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Samoa News

Eni represents Pac Islanders for...

Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin with APA community leaders Sefa Aina from Los Angeles, Congressman Eni, James Letoa of Sacramento, and Hugo Stanley from Oakley,CA.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Immigration Reform, us Travel, Travel, Steny Hoyer, Al Green

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Business Journal

Colorado Bankers Association weighs in on U.S. House votes on banking pot businesses

A set of votes in the U.S. House this week on marijuana banking left some thinking that it wouldn't be long until bank doors would open wide for legal pot businesses.

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Related Topix: Colorado, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dana Rohrabacher, Democrat

Berkeley Daily Planet

El Wafa Hospital Destroyed. Barbara Lee's support for weapons to Israel

Groups of internationals have been staying at [El Wafa Hospital in Gaza] for days, as Israel has been warning it will be targeted.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Oakland Post

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces $900K STEM Grant

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced Alameda-based Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science will receive a $899,841grant from the National Science Foundation to increase enrollment and retention of women in community college STEM courses.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

US News & World Report

Grover Norquist Endorses Pentagon Cuts to Force Audit

Veteran conservative arm-twister Grover Norquist joined Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Michael Burgess, R-Texas, on Thursday to announce a new push to audit the Pentagon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Michael Burgess, John Boehner

Brush News-Tribune

U.S. House OKs bill that may open door to bank accounts for pot shops

Recreational marijuana is weighed and packaged at a Denver metro area shop on January, 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ed Perlmutter

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Fire Dog Lake

House of Representatives Votes to Help Marijuana Businesses Get Access to Banking Services

The House of Representatives voted to help state approved marijuana business across the country today.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ed Perlmutter, Republican, Dana Rohrabacher

Tue Jul 15, 2014

US News & World Report

Audit the Pentagon Now, Congressmen Say

An anti-war California liberal and a Texas conservative who once spoke approvingly about impeaching President Barack Obama are demanding an immediate audit of the Pentagon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Michael Burgess, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Senate, Department of Defense

Mon Jul 14, 2014

American Thinker

When it Comes to Race, Why Worry About Facts?

Since the 1960s and Lyndon Johnson's Great Society , Washington has spent some $22 trillion on 80 programs attempting to uplift the bottom rungs of American society.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, African-American, Democrat

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Communications Workers of America

House Members Demand the Truth on Trade Data

Four Members of Congress today demanded the United States Trade Representative stop trying to snow the American people and Congress with skewed statistics as he attempts to rationalize a new job-killing international trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, Marcy Kaptur, Representative Paul Tonko

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Washington Times

Dems hope stories of unemployed spur action in House

House Democrats shared stories of unemployed constituents Wednesday afternoon to spur Speaker John A. Boehner to hold a vote to renew the benefits.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Judy Chu, Xavier Becerra, Emanuel Cleaver, Janice Schakowsky

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