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Book Review: 'Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black'
"From his humble beginnings in Sumter, South Carolina to his prominence on the Washington, D.C. political scene as the third highest-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn has led an extraordinary life.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Top Democrat predicts a " again a " his party can win back the House
Defying virtually all political analysis, the No. 2 House Democrat said his party has "a good shot" at winning enough seats in November to regain control of the House of Representatives.
Dems reject border 'ultimatums'
House Democratic leaders warned Wednesday that softening a 2008 immigration law to expedite deportations of children would sink any effort to provide emergency funding at the southern border.
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.
New Democrats Make a Push
When Rep. Ellen Tauscher travels to Wall Street today to discuss overhauling financial regulations with industry titans, it will be something of a homecoming.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Boehner on Obamacare: 'It Cannot Be Fixed'
On the same day a federal appeals court upheld an IRS subsidy for Obamacare, GOP lawmakers seized on the opportunity of a conflicting ruling - Halbig v.
Hoyer: Court ignores Congress's intent
A federal court ignored congressional intent in ruling this week that insurance subsidies under President Obama's healthcare law don't apply to federal exchanges, Rep. Steny Hoyer said Tuesday.
The Border Supplemental and 'the Height of Irresponsibility'
Hoyer said there should be no debate over caring for the migrant children detained on the Texas border.
Lewis mug shot helps win him social media competition
Rep. John Lewis gained the biggest online presence of any House Democrat during Minority Whip Steny Hoyer's "Online All-star Competition."
Mon Jul 21, 2014
The Last Hope for Extending Long-Term Unemployment Insurance May Have Just Gone Poof
It's been seven months since Congress let long-term unemployment insurance benefits lapse, but last week only brought more bad news for the job seekers hoping that House Republicans might relent and allow a vote on extending benefits .
Sat Jul 19, 2014
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.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Democrats Rally Against Tax Deals With Eye on Elections
This week, Business Week reports, Treasury Department Secretary Jacob J. Lew and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid became the latest Washington power players to press for a crackdown against corporate inversions.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
PRUDEN: The president finds his legacy in border invasion
That noisy flutter above the rooftops is the sound of chickens coming home, trying to find a place on the crowded Democratic roost.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
House Backs $11 Billion Plan for Highway Construction
The U.S. House approved an $11 billion plan to replenish the federal fund for highway and mass-transit projects through May 2015.
IRS Budget Sliced 13% as U.S. House Constrains Tax Agency
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut the Internal Revenue Service's budget by $1.14 billion in another blow to the tax agency.
House Dems pitch 'first 100 days'
House Democrats made a populist pitch for retaking the majority on Wednesday, detailing a 100-day legislative agenda aimed squarely at the middle class.
On Capitol Hill, a brief simulation of what poor Americans go through each day
U.S. Rep. Daniel Kildee had just finished voting on highway construction funding before he was rushed to a meeting room and thrust into the anxiety-ridden world of Ann and Albert.
Mayoral Candidates Would Vary Approach to Hill on Home Rule
A day after Rep. Andy Harris declared he was targeting with an appropriations rider a locally passed law that would make possession of small amounts of marijuana in the District of Columbia punishable by only a $25 ticket, Mayor Vincent Gray publicly denounced the congressman.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Hoyer Predicts Easy Passage of 'Gimmicky' Highway Bill
House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland predicted Democrats will overwhelmingly support a short-term highway trust fund bill on Tuesday, even though they would prefer a long-term fix with more solid pay-fors.
Parties clash over border bill
Republicans and Democrats in the House are clashing over whether changes to a 2008 human trafficking law should be included in emergency legislation for the border.