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  1. Conservatives scramble to kill D.C. pro-abortion hiring mandateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | World Magazine

    A congressional committee on Tuesday approved a Republican-sponsored resolution that would overturn a District of Columbia law targeting the city's pro-life organizations. D.C.'s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act prevents employers from basing actions toward employees on their health decisions, particularly abortion or birth control.


  2. GOP to ATF: Stop Questions to Gun Buyers on Race, EthnicityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | News Max

    Asserting that the government has no legitimate reason to require firearms purchasers to disclose their race or ethnicity, two Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to bar the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from doing so in the future. "Law abiding citizens should never have to play 20 questions with Uncle Sam just to access their fundamental right to keep and bear arms.


  3. New abortion controversy hits CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | WTVR Richmond

    The same day that the Senate reached a deal on abortion language in a bill to combat human trafficking, the House of Representatives began considering legislation that is igniting a new controversy over the divisive social issue. The House Oversight Committee approved a resolution on Tuesday night with a party line vote that would attempt to overturn a law passed by the District of Columbia Council in December that bans employers from taking punitive action against any employees for using abortion services or birth control. 14 comments

  4. House Committee Approves Resolution Blocking D.C. LawRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Roll Call

    Cummings, left, and Chairman Chaffetz, right, head the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted along party lines Tuesday evening to strike down a D.C. bill.


  5. House GOP Advances Opposition to D.C. Reproductive Health Non Discrimination LawRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | US News & World Report

    House Republicans expressed opposition to piece of legislation in the District of Columbia that prevents employees from being fired for their reproductive health choices. A battle over religious freedom, the so-called "war on women" and local rule in the nation's capital picked up steam Tuesday evening.


  6. Congress Looks to Red-light District's IntoleranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Family Research Council

    The U.S. Constitution is a six-block walk from the D.C. City Council -- but it's light years away from the District's policy making. For years, members of the D.C. government have pretended that the First Amendment in their neighborhood doesn't apply to their lawmaking, especially when it comes to social issues.


  7. Why do gun purchasers have to tell ATF if they are black or white? Good question, say GOP lawmakersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Alabama Live

    Does it matter what race you are if you want to buy a gun? A group of Republican lawmakers say no. Since 2012, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has asked gun purchasers to identify their race when they are filling out forms for background checks.


  8. Norton Warns GOP: Don't Tread on D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Roll Call

    For the first time in more than two decades, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is set to take up a resolution aimed at blocking a D.C. bill Tuesday, to the chagrin of the District's congressional delegate. At issue is the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act the D.C. Council approved in January, which aims to prohibit workplace discrimination based on reproductive health decisions.


  9. Legislators Reintroduce FIREARM Act to Expose - Race, Ethnicity'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Townhall

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives currently requires potential gun owners to provide their race and ethnicity when purchasing a firearm. If gun retailers fail to enforce this law, the federal government can put them out of business.


  10. Millions of dollars out the door in excess Obamacare subsidies -...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 |

    Millions of dollars out the door in excess Obamacare subsidies - now the government is trying to get the money back A government watchdog is reporting that more than 300,000 people have received hundreds of millions of dollars in excess subsidies to buy health insurance under Obamacare, and will have to return those extra payments. The Treasury Department's Inspector General for Tax Administration reported that as of late February, the IRS had processed 737,148 tax returns from people who claimed a "premium tax credit" under Obamacare.


  11. Perdue Named to Budget Conference CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Peach Pundit

    For the first time in many years, Congress may be able to pass a budget for fiscal year 2016. This spring, the House and Senate each passed their version of a proposed budget, and now a conference committee has been named to work out the differences.


  12. On Emancipation Day, D.C. Reflects on Lack of RightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Roll Call

    As public schools and local government offices closed Thursday to celebrate the 153rd anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves in D.C., Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton , D-D.C., noted Congress was still open.


  13. GOP Introduces Bill to Stop Race-Based ATF QuestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 |

    On Monday, Reps. Diane Black and Ted Poe introduced a bill to end the ATF's practice of trying to ascertain the race of firearm purchasers via background checks.


  14. GOP Aims to Stop Bills That Violate Religious Beliefs in DCRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | News Max

    Some members of the Republican Party are banding together to stop two bills that would force organizations to go against their religious beliefs in making business decisions in the nation's capital. According to The Daily Signal, the proposed bills would infringe on the religious freedoms of businesses.


  15. Senate votes to negotiate final, GOP-driven budget with HouseRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Washington Times

    The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to enter final budget talks with allies in the House, clearing the way for a plan that seeks balance within a decade while cuing up a coveted path to repealing Obamacare. House Speaker John A. Boehner named his conferees Tuesday, and the Senate was expected to follow suit by the afternoon, after voting 54-43 to kick off the conference.


  16. Boehner names allies to negotiate U.S. House-Senate joint budgetRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Reuters

    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner appointed five largely loyal Republican allies to a negotiating panel on Tuesday to work out differences between House- and Senate-passed budgets. Along with three Democrats, the House negotiators are aiming to quickly reconcile differing levels and specifics of cuts to social safety net programs and increases for military spending.


  17. Boehner picks five House members to negotiate budget deal with SenateRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Washington Times

    House Speaker John A. Boehner asked five Republican members Tuesday to hammer out a final budget with the Senate this month, a key priority for Republicans who want to present a balanced-budget plan and win a coveted path to repealing Obamacare. The Ohio Republican named House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price of Georgia to the budget conference, alongside Reps.


  18. House GOP leaders pick loyalists for budget talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Politico

    House GOP leaders are breaking with tradition by nominating Budget Committee members from across the seniority spectrum - even including a freshman - to serve as top negotiators with the Senate on a final spending blueprint. House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday named five members to a budget conference committee that will hash out a final deal with Senate Republicans: House Budget Chairman Tom Price and panel members Todd Rokita , Mario Diaz-Balart , Rep. Diane Black and Rep. John Moolenaar .


  19. Reps. Black, Poe Want 'Race, Ethnicity' Questions Off Gun PurchasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | News Max

    A 2012 move by the Obama Administration requiring gun purchasers to tell the government their race and ethnicity when buying a firearm will be challenged by a new House bill. Rep. Diane Black, R-Tennessee, announced at the National Rifle Association convention in Nashville that she and Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, will re-introduce the FIREARM Act to remove the requirement from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Form 4473, Black's office reports .


  20. Group allied with GOP leadership rewards Budget votesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | Washington Examiner

    American Action Network, a political nonprofit, announced Monday that it was investing $1.8 million on advertising to boost 76 House Republicans who voted in favor of GOP leadership's $3.8 trillion budget plan for fiscal 2016. The group also is funding television, radio, digital and direct-mail spots to benefit House Republicans who backed leadership's bipartisan proposal to change Medicare and pay more public money to doctors who treat seniors.