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House to investigate DeJoy possible campaign law violations

House Democrats said Tuesday they will investigate whether Postmaster General Louis DeJoy encouraged employees at his former business to contribute to Republican candidates and then reimbursed them in the guise of bonuses, a violation of campaign finance laws.

Committee OKs Washington tax bill

The House Finance Committee passed a $3.5 billion tax package that majority Democrats described as a “work in progress.”

Washington House passes $44.9 billion budget on party-line vote

House Democrats pushed through a $44.9 billion two-year budget Friday that they said keeps faith with the contract between the generations in Washington. Republican criticized it as a plan that grows government without any regard for where the money will come from.

Hacker posts personal info of House Democrats and staff

After receiving a deluge of obscene voicemails and text messages, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informed her fellow Democrats on Saturday of “an electronic Watergate break-in” and warned them not to allow family members to answer their phones or read incoming texts.

Gun control effort survives in Senate

House Republicans steamrolled efforts by their Democratic colleagues to secure a vote on gun control legislation Thursday, but a bipartisan proposal in the Senate narrowly survived to fight another day.

After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights’ grip on Congress

The mere introduction Friday of a proposal backed by five Republicans and four Democrats highlights the post-Orlando, election-year pressures some lawmakers feel for action. One sponsor said that when the House returns from its July 4 recess, they will push GOP leaders for a vote.