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Laura Bassett

House Passes Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

The House of Representatives passed a bundle of abortion restrictions Tuesday that would dramatically reduce the number of health insurance plans that...

Laura Bassett

Republicans Use Gosnell Case To Push Restrictive Abortion Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) told reporters on Wednesday that there is a "good chance" House leadership will bring his nationwide 20-week...

D.C. Anti-Abortion Bill Introduced In Congress...Again

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.29.2013 | DC

Those meddling kids in Congress are at it again. U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) introduced a bill last week to limit women's reproductive rights ...

Jennifer Bendery

House Rejects D.C. Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Tuesday failed to pass a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in Washington, D.C. But they suc...

Laura Bassett

D.C. Abortion Ban Passes House Judiciary Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill on Wednesday that bans abortions after 20 weeks of gestation in the District of Columbia ...

Laura Bassett

In D.C. Abortion Ban Protest, Capital Residents Swarm Rep. Trent Franks' Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

A swarm of Washington, D.C., residents descended on Rep. Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) Capitol Hill office on Wednesday to drop off plastic rats, pictures o...

Laura Bassett

20-Week Abortion Ban Proposed For D.C. Sparks Fierce Debate In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

A nationwide ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy would be difficult to push through both chambers of Congress, but Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz....

Laura Bassett

Arizona Rep. Authors D.C. Abortion Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) drew a heap of criticism from Washington, D.C., locals on Monday when he introduced a bill that would ban women there from...

Laura Bassett

Washington D.C. Abortion Funds Frozen By House Spending Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

House Republicans pushed a federal spending bill through on Friday that will ban Washington, D.C., from using its own locally raised funds to subsidiz...

Conservative Flashpoint Issues Pose Obstacles To Must-Do Spending Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservative flashpoint issues from abortion and abstinence education to President Barack Obama's health care law are the biggest o...

Laura Bassett

Eleanor Holmes Norton: Abortion Rider Is 'Fatal' To D.C. Spending Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

Washington D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) faced a tough decision earlier this week: Would she support a proposed bill that grants D.C. some m...

Laura Bassett

Darrell Issa Includes Anti-Abortion Caveat In D.C. Autonomy Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has drafted a proposal that would give Washington, D.C. greater autonomy over how it spends it...

Why D.C. Must Be Free

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Avis Jones-DeWeever

How ironic, the basic tenets of U.S. citizenship so freely given throughout the nation remain elusive in the lives of those who live within the confines of the capital city.

Elise Foley

Pelosi: 'I Feel No Responsibility' To Pass Budget Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, said on Thursday she feels no obligation to pass the bill to fund govern...

Elise Foley

Senate Dem Aide: Deal To Avert Shutdown Reached 1.5 Hours Before Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) briefed his conference on the broad strokes of a government funding bill, aides behind the scenes...

Elise Foley

GOP Policy Leader: Boehner Will Need Dems To Pass Funding Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- A deal has been reached to keep the federal government running, but not all House Republicans are please...