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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

U.S. government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a …


Trump pledges ‘total support’ for Pa. House candidate

President Donald Trump is pledging “total support” for a Pennsylvania lawmaker trying to keep a House seat in the Republican column in the first congressional race of the year.


Gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House races

Lots of people want to run for Congress in Pennsylvania this year, but they may not yet know which district they live in.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

House OKs spy program after Trump tweets spark confusion

President Donald Trump’s puzzling tweets about a key U.S. spying law threw the House into temporary disarray Thursday, but lawmakers ended up renewing the law – with a new restriction …


Bozeman lawmaker pulls out of U.S. House race

Democratic state Rep. Tom Woods of Bozeman has pulled out of the U.S. House race, citing a lack of financial support.


In race critical to Virginia House control, GOP urges judges to stick by ballot ruling

Republicans on Friday asked a Virginia three-judge panel to stick by its decision to count a disputed ballot in a squeaker legislative race for the GOP, a ruling that threw …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

House GOP slates vote on pared-back spending bill

House Republicans unveiled a new, stripped-down spending bill Thursday, aiming to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and allow quarreling lawmakers to punt most of their unfinished business into the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

House member offices paid $342k in settlements over 4 years

Newly-released statistics show taxpayers paid more than $342,000 to settle workplace discrimination disputes at House lawmakers’ offices between 2008 and 2012, including nearly $175,000 for eight settlements related to sexual …


Farenthold to retire from House amid harassment accusations

Two Republicans say Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election next year. The lawmaker is under pressure from sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced three years ago but have come …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 6:39 p.m.

House ethics panel: Nunes didn’t leak classified information

The House Ethics Committee has cleared the chairman of the House intelligence committee on a complaint that he may have leaked classified information.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Inslee opposes House bill on Snake River dams and salmon

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is opposed to a bill introduced by Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers that would reduce spill over Columbia and Snake river dams, and prevent the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners’ rights

Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on …


Donald Trump Jr. in private interview with House panel

Donald Trump Jr. was being interviewed Wednesday in private as part of the House intelligence committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

Trump says government shutdown possible, blames Democrats

President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that a government shutdown was possible this weekend because Democrats were demanding to have “illegal immigrants pouring into our country,” tossing incendiary rhetoric onto a …


Thirty-four House Republicans press GOP leader on immigration

A group of 34 House Republicans on Tuesday asked Speaker Paul Ryan to act this month on legislation dealing with the 800,000 young immigrants brought to the United States as …


Lawmakers work to reconcile dueling House, Senate tax bills

Significant differences separate the massive tax packages passed by the House and Senate on estate taxes, health care and a prized deduction for home mortgage interest, though Republican leaders are …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

House GOP unveils plan to avert government shutdown

House GOP leaders have unveiled a plan to avert a government shutdown next weekend and keep the government open through Dec. 22.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 6:13 p.m.

Guest Opinion: Alan Curryer and Glen Pierce: House tax bill would undermine senior housing

By eliminating private-activity bonds, the House bill would wipe out more than half our state’s production of affordable apartments for seniors and working families after Dec. 31.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Facing pressure, House OKs anti-harassment training

The House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring lawmakers and aides to take annual anti-harassment training as lawmakers faced heavy pressure to address burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations against members …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

House panel takes up bill expanding gun owners’ rights

A key House committee moved forward Wednesday on a Republican bill to expand gun owners’ rights – the first gun legislation since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed …


Paul Waldman: Republicans making tax bill even worse

The corporate tax cuts – which would overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy – are permanent. Which tells you exactly where the Republicans’ values lie and whom they’re trying to serve.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:09 p.m.

House panel to weigh bill expanding gun rights

House Republicans moved forward on legislation to expand gun owners’ rights, the first gun-related measure since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80 people.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 7:21 p.m.

House OKs GOP tax bill in Trump win; Senate fate less clear

Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code’s biggest rewrite in three decades and the first major legislative …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Chairman: House won’t agree to nix property tax deduction

The chairman of the House’s tax-writing committee said Sunday that he’s confident that chamber won’t go along with the Senate’s proposal to eliminate the deduction for property taxes, setting up …


Major differences in House, Senate tax proposals

The House and Senate tax overhaul plans are broadly similar, but crucial differences are creating headaches for Republican leaders determined to keep myriad interest groups and factions of the GOP …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 1:35 p.m.

House, Senate negotiators agree on $700 billion for Pentagon

House and Senate negotiators have agreed on an annual defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion for the Pentagon in the 2018 fiscal year, a dramatic increase over the amount …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:17 a.m.

2011 Washington state House resignation sparked by ‘inappropriate behavior’

Leaders at the Washington state House have acknowledged that a state representative who resigned in the middle of the 2011 legislative session was forced out because of allegations of inappropriate …


House tied to 1692 Salem witch trials rises from near ruin

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – A yearslong effort to restore the ramshackle Massachusetts homestead where a woman accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials resettled after escaping the hangman’s noose …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

GOP targets environmental rules after wildfires

Republican leaders say the House will vote next week on a GOP bill to make it easier to cut down trees on national forests to reduce the risk of wildfire.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 1:07 p.m.

House passes $4T budget in step forward for Trump tax plan

Republicans powered a $4 trillion budget through the House on Thursday by a razor-thin margin, a close vote underscoring the difficulties that lie ahead in delivering President Donald Trump’s promise …