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House Nearing Vote To Extend Tax Breaks

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to reach a long-term agreement, House Republicans plan to vote on a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affectin...

Boehner Regains Speakership

Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) has retained his top leadership position in the U.S. House of Representatives after a vote by the new Cong...

An Open Letter to Congress: Reject Backward Steps that Help the Wealthiest at our Nation's Expense

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Rather than voting to move forward with a balanced plan to protect low- and middle-income people and prevent service cuts that will stall our economy now and for years to come, the House will only be allowed to vote to do the following:

Cantor, GOP Announce Summer Decision On Bush-Era Legislation

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House will vote this summer on continuing wide-ranging tax cuts first enacted under President George W. Bush, House Majority Le...

Michael McAuliff

House, Senate Pass Payroll Tax Cut Extension | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress passed the extension of the payroll tax holiday Friday, voting overwhelmingly to continue the 2 percent break and extend emerge...

House Votes To Repeal Part Of Obama's Health Care Law

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led House on Wednesday voted to repeal a financially troubled part of the 2010 health care law that was designed to provi...

House Votes To Freeze Pay Of Federal Workers Through 2013

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday voted to freeze the wages of federal workers for a third straight year and put members of Congress on record...

In Congress, Skipping Out On Votes Is Commonplace

New York Times | JENNIFER STEINHAUER and DEREK WILLIS | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

According to an analysis of House attendance, nearly 20 current members have missed more than 10 percent of the votes this year. Most said they were i...

Mark Blumenthal

Democratic Surge? Part II | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, I argued that a reported “jump” for Democrats in Gallup’s weekly tracking of the national generic U.S. House ballot was m...

Fact Sheet: The Truth About the Health Care Bill

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Real health care reform is the thing we've fought for from the start. It is desperately needed. But this bill falls short on many levels, and hurts many people more than it helps them.

House Health Care Vote: Breaking Updates

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today is THE DAY for health care reform, and this page will bring you all the breaking news, updates, tweets, photos, and video, all in one place. S...

Why We Can't Afford to Fail: A Blue Dog for Reform

Patrick Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Murphy

As a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dogs, I believe this health care reform legislation is an opportunity our nation cannot afford to miss.

Sam Stein

Obama States Strong Support For House Health Care Reform, Public Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the House of Representatives set to vote on health care reform during a session on Saturday, the White House announced its support for the legisl...

House Approves Defense Policy Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite a vague veto threat by President Barack Obama, the House on Thursday easily passed a major defense policy bill that calls f...

A Personal Fight for Health Care Reform

Veronica De La Cruz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Veronica De La Cruz

Being excluded from the health care system because of a preexisting condition robbed my only sibling of his fair chance at life, and it robbed all of us of his gifts, talents and love.

House Approves $14 Billion To Maintain Programs During Recess

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House took emergency steps Wednesday to keep vital federal programs from going broke while Congress is absent next month, remov...

Like A Clearance Sale: What Does Wall Street Think Of The Failout?

Wallstrip | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wallstrip's Julie Alexandria hit the street to see what people in New York think of the bailout plan -- and its failure in the House of Representative...

Is The Rage Against The Bailout Plan Reasonable?

Wall Street Journal | James Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

They're angry and they're not going to take it anymore. That's the message opponents of the proposed financial rescue, now widely derided as a bailou...

What's Next In The Wall Street Crisis With A Dead Deal?

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Today, the House of Representatives denied the bailout deal negotiated by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, President George W. Bush and Congressional...

House rejects $700B bailout in stunning defeat

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — In a vote that shook the government, Wall Street and markets around the world, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergenc...

Joe Klein: McCain's "Puerile Histrionics" On Bailout Only Hurt

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I don't blame John McCain for not rounding up enough Republican votes to get this bailout bill through the House of Representatives--he's not a member...

Seth Colter Walls

GOP Blames "Partisan" Pelosi Speech For Sinking Bailout Package | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a press conference held mere moments after Monday's defeat of the $250 billion bailout proposal, several top Republicans nominated a scapegoat for ...

Jason Linkins

Bailout Bottom Line: The Safer The Seat, The Closer To Yes | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once the press is finished chewing over whether it was the monolithic left or the monolithic right that doomed the passage of whatever rough beast had...

Sam Stein

Ed Rollins: Failure Of Bailout Will Hurt McCain | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A prominent GOP strategist said on Monday that John McCain handled his role in the bailout process poorly and would ultimately be hurt politically by ...

Jed Lewison

Losing It: McCain Camp Goes Ballistic, Blames Obama For Crash | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Moments after the Dow Jones largest single-day point drop ever, the McCain campaign went on the warpath, blaming Barack Obama for the crash of the bai...