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Harold Rogers

House Republican Spending Bill Seeks To Block Obama's Carbon Rules

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives on Tuesday ratcheted up efforts to stop the...

Washington's Fiscal Odd Couple Has Rare Bipartisan Success

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the face of it, one of the most powerful pairings in Washington is a hopeless mismatch — a former social worker and liberal D...

House Tackles Veterans Affairs In Latest Bipartisan Spending Drive

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday took the first step in a bipartisan drive to fix its broken process for handling the $1 trillion provided t...

GOP Lawmakers Balk When Spending Cuts Get Real

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When House Republicans pass Rep. Paul Ryan's budget for a fourth year in a row this week, they'll go on record again in favor of b...

$1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Would Bury Budget Battles

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional negotiators Monday night released a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would pay for the operations of ...

House Republicans Urge Two-Year Budget Deal

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Top Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee on Monday urged budget negotiators to agree on spending levels ...

House Republicans Press On With Slashing Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans controlling the House pressed ahead Tuesday with slashing cuts to domestic programs far deeper than the cuts departments lik...

Lawmakers: Gov't Fully Equipped To Handle Tornado Disaster Recovery

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top lawmakers and officials said Tuesday that the federal government has plenty of money on hand to pay for recovery efforts in the wake...

GOP-Driven Earmark Puts $17,000 Pans On Army Aircraft

New York Times | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In the 1980s, the military had its infamous $800 toilet seat. Today, it has a $17,000 drip pan....

Paul Ryan, Hal Rogers (Rightfully) Oppose Proposed Patent Office Budget Bonanza

Daniel B. Ravicher | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Daniel B. Ravicher

In this day of trillions of dollars in national debt, should any government agency be given free reign to spend as it sees fit, without any oversight ...

Elise Foley

House Approves Bill With Massive Spending Cuts After All-Night Session | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** WASHINGTON - After an all-night session, House Republicans early Saturday morning passed legislation that would slash $60 billion in ...

First-Person Politician: Video Game Politics and the Battle of the Budgets

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Part of a leader's job is to challenge popular illusions, not reinforce them. The fate of Democrats is sealed if they lose touch with a reality that's shared by the millions of Americans who are impoverished or jobless. For them, this isn't a game.

New GOP Team: Is There a Moderate in the House?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Speaker-in-Waiting John Boehner's team has already announced its picks for the new committee chairmen -- a step that was immediately followed by the requisite sniping from across the aisle.