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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 …


House set to OK Iran sanctions, block Hezbollah funds

The House is poised to pass bipartisan legislation that would hit Iran with new sanctions for its pursuit of long-range ballistic missiles and block the flow of money to Hezbollah …


Then and Now: Cannon House

One of the grandest homes in the Rockwood National Register Historic District was erected for pioneer attorney Edward J. Cannon and his wife, Helen, in 1911. The brick home in …


Rescued Rosa Parks house due to return to America

The house where Rosa Parks lived after sparking the Montgomery bus boycott was on a demolition list in Detroit until it was saved by Parks’ niece and a Berlin-based artist, …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Owners of ‘Breaking Bad’ house build fence around property

A fence is going up around the real Albuquerque house made famous by the methamphetamine-making character Walter White.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

James Woods says he’s retiring from film (and selling house)

Oscar-nominated actor James Woods says he’s retiring from the entertainment industry.


Editorial: Congress needs a quick fix for CHIP

The program holds appeal because children are relatively cheap to cover and they shouldn’t have to face the consequences of their parents’ insurance status.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

House passes GOP budget in key step for upcoming tax debate

The House on Thursday passed a $4.1 trillion budget plan that promises deep cuts to social programs while paving the way for Republicans to rewrite the tax code later this …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

House Republicans seek travel records for 3 Interior chiefs

Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee are asking the Interior Department to provide documents on use of private charter flights for government business by the past three Interior secretaries, …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

GOP pushes late-term abortion ban toward House passage

Most late-term abortions would be outlawed under legislation Republicans pushed toward House passage Tuesday, a bill that won’t reach an eager President Donald Trump because it faces certain defeat in …


House passes bill to speed deployment of self-driving cars

The House voted Wednesday to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to …


Goodman and Moynihan: Resistance to ACA repeal rolls on

The effort to kill Obamacare is not complete. Expect vigorous protests throughout August, led by the activists of ADAPT and their allies.


House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall

The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase …


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Republicans moving to repeal financial rule opposed by banks

The Republican-led House is seeking to overturn a rule that would let consumers join together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve …


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

House decisively passes sanctions bill curbing Trump’s power

Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving …


Four House committees to vote on Trump controversies

Using an obscure tactic, House Democrats will force their GOP colleagues to take controversial committee votes this week over President Donald Trump’s business ties and the government’s widening Russia probe.


House GOP to stick with partisan strategy on taxes

Republicans’ partisan push to overhaul the health care system failed in the Senate, but House GOP lawmakers say they plan to stick to that approach in rewriting the tax code.


House to act quickly on bipartisan measure to expand GI Bill

House Republicans and Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday that would provide the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Trump says he’ll be ‘angry’ if Senate health care bill flops

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will be “very angry” if the Senate fails to pass a revamped Republican health care bill and said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must “pull …


Russia sanctions bill stalled in House amid pushback from Trump

Legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia is stalled in the House amid a partisan battle over whether all lawmakers should have the authority to start a process to block a …


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

Illinois House approves state budget, ends historic impasse

The Illinois House voted Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of a budget package, giving the state its first spending blueprint in than two years and ending the nation’s …


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Wounded Rep. Scalise readmitted to intensive care

The Washington hospital where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is recuperating from a gunshot wound says he has been readmitted to the intensive care unit.


Oregon House passes abortion-funding bill

The Oregon House has advanced a $10 million reproductive health care bill that would require all insurance companies across the state to cover abortions and a variety of other reproductive …


Special-ed needs the attention of lawmakers

Funding levels for special education services are shaped by two metrics: a cap and a multiplier. Neither one may reflect the reality of particular school districts.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House.


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses

Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders.