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Senate prepares to pass budget deal
The House of Representatives will vote Thursday night on a two-year federal spending plan a bipartisan agreement our Mid-Michigan lawmakers say they can support.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
A raw budget deal
After Republicans sustained enormous political damage from their idiotic 16-day federal government shutdown in October, we might have expected the Democrats to capitalize on their momentum in the budget negotiations that followed.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Fear dump may contaminate lakes
Rows of chambers hold intermediate-level radioactive waste in shallow pits at the Bruce Power nuclear complex near Kincardine, Ont.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Immigration Reform: 11 days of visits to Gary Miller's office
Immigrant-rights activists are in the middle of 11 days of visits to Rep. Gary Miller's Rancho Cucamonga office to pressure the Republican congressman to endorse a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Lawmaker not worthy of praise
Mr. Thomson, the law is indeed affordable and Rep. Miller should expect disagreements with any and all of her decisions on laws and issues coming before the House.
House approved budget compromise with many Michigan votes
House Speaker John Boehner , R-OH, walks to the House Chamber to vote on the recently announced bipartisan budget agreement on Thursday - The U.S. House overwhelming approved a two-year budget deal Thursday that neither Republicans nor Democrats liked, but agreed compromise was better than continued brinksmanship.
PHOTO: A Przewalskis colt foal is shown at the Highland Wildlife Park ...
A Przewalski's colt foal is shown at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie, Scotland, in this Sept.
The Detroit News
Political Insider: My bad, says Rep. Doug Geiss, but on second thought ...
Wednesday marked a tranquil one-year anniversary of Gov. Rick Snyder's signing of the right-to-work law after a heated debate on the House floor.
Budget deal introduced, does not include unemployment extension
President Obama is on a three-week campaign, assuring the American people healthcare.gov is better than ever, and the Affordable Care Act is working.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Aid offered to hungry senior
Let's see what's on your minds today. Talk to me: * Laura Newsome from the Council on Aging: "I'm calling to respond to No Name who is 78 years old and because of money is not able to eat for two weeks.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
COLUMN-Behind a legislative triumph, Mandela memorial security, and a question for Politico
According to an article in the Capitol Hill newspaper the Hill, the House is poised this week to pass legislation that relates to three controversial issues: the federal budget, airport security, and funds for the military.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
Holiday Greetings From Capitol Hill
House members can now include a "simple" holiday greeting to constituents in their official communications, thanks to a policy change adopted last week by the Franking Commission , which sets rules for lawmakers' official mailings.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Capitol Hill allows holiday salutations this season
Tis the season for spreading a little holiday cheer through Christmas cards and letters.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Your Congressman Can Now Wish You a Merry Christmas
This is a reversal of previous policy, in which "any form of a holiday greeting was banned," House Administration Committee Chairman Candice Miller, R-Mich., TOPICS: Government ; News/Current Events ; Politics/Elections ; US: District of Columbia ; US: Michigan KEYWORDS: christmas ; congress ; merry ; merrychristmas ; waronchristmas Disclaimer: ... (more)
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Washington Post
Acknowledging widespread issues with the process of enrolling for new health-care coverage, House officials announced Thursday that lawmakers and their staffs will be able to stay with their current insurance plans after Jan. 1 if they are unable to enroll in a new plan by Monday.
Lawmaker strong against Obamacare
Under constant barrage from the Democrats , the media and from some of her own so-called "conservative Republican" colleagues , she held fast against the Affordable Health Care Act.
US News & World Report
Boehner Says His Members Have a Women Problem
Some of House Speaker John Boehner's male caucus members could use some sensitivity training for dealing with their female counterparts.
Detroit Free Press
ICYMI: Judge accused of running rogue court, dog fighting ring busted
Catch up on some of the top headlines and stories that happened in metro Detroit and Michigan on Wednesday, December 4. Novi judge falsified records, improperly dismissed cases, prosecutor charges : The Oakland County Prosecutor's Office is accusing a Novi District Court judge of breaking the law by falsifying court records, improperly ... (more)
Wed Dec 04, 2013
House Administration Committee Explores Rebranding, Reworking GPO
Rebranding the Government Printing Office as the Government Publishing Office is one strategy that could help the 152-year-old federal agency cope with a changing information landscape.
House members now permitted to say 'merry Christmas' in constituent mail
House members may now say "merry Christmas" and other "incidental holiday greetings" in official mail sent to their constituents, as long as the salutation isn't the sole purpose of the card.