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A bipartisan Resolution "Congratulating Pope Francis on his election and recognizing his inspirational statements and actions", is all but dead in the House of Representatives because Republicans say he is "too liberal" while "sounding like President Obama", as reported by The Hill .
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Prospects were considerably brighter for bipartisan measures to improve veterans' health care and prevent a cutoff in highway construction aid.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Wardens patrol the Rio Grand on the U.S.-Mexico border in Mission, Texas, earlier this month.
Cancel that flight, congressman. Lawmakers departing on Thursday for their annual August recess are now being told "not so fast" after the House Republican leadership pulled a $659 million bill to address the ongoing crisis at the southern border.
House Republicans moved toward a vote Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the border, after GOP leaders agreed to conservative demands for a separate vote aimed at blocking President Barack Obama from expanding deportation relief to millions.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., is surrounded by his staff as he walks to the House chamber for votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol has advised House Republicans on Thursday morning that should vote against House Speaker John Boehner's border crisis bill.
Forty years after the Watergate scandal forced President Richard Nixon to resign or face certain impeachment and conviction, Washington's increasing partisanship too often leads to politicians threatening to go there.
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers, BBC reported.
Coming as a surprise to no one ever, John Boehner's Republican majority voted to advance their lawsuit against President Obama for not implementing a law they voted to repeal over 50 times -- the Affordable Care Act.
A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.
Senators trying to mount a head-on battle with the House over highway funding may have doomed their own bill with a $2 billion mistake.
House Speaker John Boehner may have said he has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama, but his Democratic counterpart, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dared him Wednesday to go one better and declare that impeachment is "off the table" -- which is what she did when George W. Bush was president.
Freshman Rep. Roger Williams of Texas is gunning to challenge current National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden's bid for a second term and is actively seeking meetings with members for his bid, CQ Roll Call has learned.
"I'm just doing my job focusing on the here and the now," Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said of his presidential ambitions during a breakfast with reporters Wednesday.
A bipartisan congressional resolution that would honor Pope Francis before his potential appearance in Philadelphia next year may not be acted upon because of Republican worries that the pontiff is perceived as being "too liberal," The Hill reports .
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 04:03 am
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