6 hrs ago
Obama Signs Bill to Extend Ban on Plastic Guns
The president signed the Undetectable Firearms Act extension last night, just hours before it was set to expire.
13 hrs ago
Ryan says budget negotiators close to deal
Rep. Paul Ryan, the top Republican involved in budget talks, told reporters Tuesday that negotiators were closing in on a deal with a Friday deadline for doing so fast approaching.
15 hrs ago
HOH: Fictional Franchise: Christmas Edition
In the latest installment of the Roll Call series that examines fictional characters and who represents them in Congress, we look at our favorite Christmas characters.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, fires a 3D-printed handgun known as the Liberator.
Earlier this year, Cody Wilson, the 25-year-old founder Defense Distributed, a Texas-based group that promotes the use of 3-D printed guns, fired a .380 caliber bullet from a plastic gun called the "Liberator."
Dems Confident the Worst Is Over on Obamacare Hit
Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief over what effectively passes as a re-launching of the Obamacare website, with some lawmakers now expressing optimism that the healthcare reform law will fall to their political benefit.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Green Bay Press-Gazette
News Analysis: Democrats are distancing themselves from Obama
A month after emerging from a government shutdown at the top of their game, many Democrats in Congress newly worried about the party's re-election prospects are for the first time distancing themselves from President Barack Obama after the disastrous rollout of his health care overhaul.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Don't Rush into a TPP Deal in Singapore
They Vow to Block Any Pact Without Enforceable Labor and Environmental Standards, Currency Disciplines or that Includes Patent or Copyright Extensions Senior Democratic members of Congress said Thursday the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact is dead on arrival in Congress if it doesn't meet their demands to protect American workers ... (more)
DCCC chairman: Obama should not rush TPP in Singapore
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel said Congress knows too little about the 12-country pan-Pacific deal and needs a stronger oversight role in its negotiation and enforcement.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Parties recruit veterans for House runs
When he meets voters in Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District, former Army Ranger Kevin Strouse recounts how he helped clear a city block in Iraq during the rescue of prisoner of war Jessica Lynch in 2003.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The News Tribune
Democrats in Congress remind Obama they'll have final say on Pacific trade deal
U.S. negotiators hope to do just that as they head to Singapore to begin more talks on Saturday, seeking to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as the TPP, a pact with 11 other countries that would set new trade rules in the Pacific Rim.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Plastic And 3-D Gun Ban Passes House, Democrats Look To Expand Restrictions
The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would extend a 1988 law banning plastic guns that could slip past X-ray machines and metal detectors - but some Democrats are calling for tougher, more modern restrictions.
Party lines crossed as members get up to speed on patent bill -...
Your MT-er and Erin have the story, for Pros: "If you're trying to handicap this week's expected House vote on a sweeping patent reform bill, leave the party affiliations at the door.
The Daily Beast
The Deadly Plastic Gun LoopholeBy Eleanor Clift
The House managed to pass an extension of a gun control law Tuesday. But the Undetectable Firearms Act ignores technological advances at the public's peril.
Undetectable Gun Ban Renewal Passes House, But Dems Want Metal-Part 'Loophole' Closed
The House quietly passed a 10-year extension of the current law banning undetectable guns on a voice vote with just a handful of lawmakers on the floor today.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Obamacare Fixes Calm Democrats - For Now
From left: House Democratic leaders Rep. Chris Van Hollen , Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. Steve Israel , Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , Rep. James Clyburn and Rep. Xavier Becerra .
House Votes to Extend Law Banning 3D-Printed Guns for 10 Years
Legislators want 3D-printed guns made entirely of plastic to be illegal in the U.S. for another 10 years.
U.S. House votes to extend ban on undetectable fir...
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to extend for 10 years a ban against firearms that cannot be detected with metal detectors or X-ray scanners.
House To Vote On Undetectable Gun Ban Extension, Keeping Intact One Major Loophole
With one week left before the Undetectable Firearms Act expires, the House of Representatives plans to reauthorize the law Tuesday for another 10 years.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
A year before Election Day, Staten Island House race between Grimm, Recchia already heating up
The election for the 11th Congressional District seat isn't for another 12 months, but the campaign between Rep. Michael Grimm and Democrat Domenic M. Recchia Jr., a Brooklyn city councilman, is already in full, sometimes heated swing.
Law Banning 3D-Printed Guns Up for Crucial Vote
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was speaking at a government function in July when a man sitting a few rows behind him pulled a Liberator, the infamous 3D-printed gun that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently defined as a "lethal weapon."