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House Republicans Pass Anti-Obamacare Budget

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed the first joint House-Senate budget plan i...

House Conservatives Offer More Austere Alternative To Ryan Budget

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - Conservative Republicans who believe that Representative Paul Ryan's budget plan does ...

Michael McAuliff

House Spurns Tea Party, Passes Budget Deal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders told right-wing interest groups to shove it Thursday and passed a budget compromise that provides a partial bre...

Senate Set To Pass Bill Averting Disaster

Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A potential government shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Democratic-led Senate is ready to appro...

Why the Upcoming Shutdowns and Defaults Are Symptoms of a Deeper Republican Malady

Robert Reich | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Congressional Republicans have gone directly from conservatism to fanaticism without any intervening period of sanity.

Zach Carter

House GOP Stomps Again On ACORN's Grave | Zach Carter | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are scheduled to vote on two separate budget bills this week, each of which would reject funding for the poverty activ...

Zach Carter

Latest GOP Budget Plan Wouldn't Aid Poor, Students, Seniors ... | Zach Carter | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are proposing a short-term budget that would ease the impact of sequestration on defense, veterans, immigration and la...

An Unconstitutional Two-fer

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

This week, the Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives did something that you wouldn't think is even possible: they introduced (and then the House passed) a five-page bill that, despite its brevity, may violate two separate provisions of the United States Constitution.

Be Careful What You Cut

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right before the U.S. House of Representatives left for the summer to go home to campaign for your vote, they voted to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest Americans millionaires and billionaires.

GOP Plan Cuts Social Services To Protect The Pentagon

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The Republicans who control the House are using cuts to food aid, health care and social servi...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner Chastises Bishops: 'Take A Bigger Look' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) chastised Catholic bishops at a Wednesday news conference on Capitol Hill, saying they needed to loo...

Are We a Society?

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

The current U.S. budget confrontation raises the issue of whether we are a society, a community, or a collection of individuals inhabiting the same geographical space.

Stopping Cuts That "Knock the Legs Out" From Our Communities

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Many of the cuts proposed in the House so far target a wide array of programs that empower low-income people to climb out of poverty and serve their communities.

Budget Impasse Increasing Risk Of Government Shutdown

The New York Times | CARL HULSE | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics

With time running short and budget negotiations this week having reached an angry impasse, Congressional leaders are growing increasingly pessimistic ...

Keep Up the Pace of Locking Down the Bomb

Matthew Bunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Bunn

The House's appropriators have said that they will not cut spending on national security. But they have unwisely concluded that nuclear security programs are not in that protected category.

Supporting Family Planning Is the Moral Response

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

Millions of people of faith ground their commitment to sexual and reproductive health care in their religious beliefs that affirm that it is precisely because life is sacred that it should never be created carelessly.

Matt Sledge

For Scientists, GOP Chairman's Cuts To 'Silly-Sounding' Research Are No Laughing Matter | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Condoms, yoga and pot were among the subjects of research projects House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) proposed defunding in ...

A Republican Rampage

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

The GOP has launched an assault on public health, clean air, fresh water, and wildlife. This attack on our environment won't take a nibble out of our deficit, but it will take the teeth out of needed protections.

Elise Foley

House Votes To Kill F-35 Second Engine Program | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amanda Terkel contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- More than half of the House Republicans voted on Wednesday to earmark $450 million in funds for a ...

Howard Fineman: 'Republican Leaders In The House May Have Outsmarted Themselves' On Budget

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

With a potential government shutdown looming on March 4, the budget discussion for 2011 appears a lot more pressing than the fight for 2012. HuffPost'...