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House approves massive emergency funding bill to battle COVID-19

The Democratic-controlled House passed an $8.3 billion measure Wednesday to battle the coronavirus outbreak that's spreading rapidly and threatening a major shock to the economy and disruptions to everyday life in the U.S.

U.S. House leaders announce 100 percent clean energy Economy Act

The United States powered by 100 percent clean energy by 2050 is the goal of a new bill announced on Wednesday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries honors Notorious B.I.G. on Congress floor

Washington - In a move that would have been unimaginable a generation ago, a member of Congress delivered a rousing tribute to slain rap legend Notorious B.I.G. on the floor of the House of Representatives to mark the 20th anniversary of his still unsolved murder.

Op-Ed: Libyan House of Representatives meeting fails to reach agreement

Tobruk - The House of Representatives (HoR) the legislature of the Tobruk-based Al-Thinni Libyan government has failed to agree on a new team of representatives to send to the Libya Dialogue.

Op-Ed: Cairo meeting fails to find solution for Libyan crisis

Cairo - Egyptian government attempts to mediate a peace deal between Presidency Council (PC) leader of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) Faiez Serraj and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) failed.

House bill would allow Trump to wage preventive war on Iran

Washington - A joint resolution introduced in the House of Representatives last month authorizes preventive war against Iran to stop the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons.

Op-Ed: Branch of Libya's House of Representatives set up in Tripoli

Tripoli - Another weird development is taking place on the Libyan political scene. Members of the House of Representatives (HoR) who support the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) and Libya Political Agreement (LPA) set up a branch in Tripoli.

Op-Ed: Speaker Paul Ryan looks to punish live-streaming in Congress

House Speaker Paul Ryan is seeking a new set of rules that would prevent members of the House of Representatives from live-streaming from the floor. Members of Congress that violate the new agreement would be fined and possibly face an ethics review.

House passes GMO labeling bill, now heads to president's desk

A bill to create a federal labeling standard for foods with genetically modified ingredients and block individual states from issuing their own labeling laws easily passed through the House of Representatives on Thursday.

Op-Ed: GNA trying to work out a deal with General Khalifa Haftar

Tripoli - The internationally-recognized Libyan government, the House of Representatives (HoR) wants guarantees that General Khalifa Haftar, the commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA) keep his job before they will vote confidence in the GNA.

Op-Ed: Libyan dialogue continues but HoR government extends mandate

Skhirat - Negotiators from the two rival Libyan governments are meeting in Skhirat, Morocco in an attempt to agree on the names of those to lead the new Government of National Accord(GNA).

Op-Ed: GOP flubs Obama impeachment by fumbling Congress' August recess

In a blow to the Republican drive to impeach President Barack Obama for alleged abuse of the executive order, Republicans in the House of Representatives have failed to pass vital legislation and are calling for Obama to use the...executive order.

Op-Ed: House energy bill shows lawmaker's animosity toward White House

The Republican-led House of Representatives passed a bipartisan Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill in a vote of 253-170. On the surface, the bill looks sensible enough, but it effectively damages environmental programs.

U.S. House bans transfer of Guantanamo detainees to Yemen

Washington - Yesterday, June 20, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to the 2015 Defense appropriations bill that would in effect ban transfer of any Guantanamo Bay detainees to Yemen.

House approves Israel 'strategic partner' bill by vote of 410-1

Washington - Last week, the US House of Representative voted overwhelmingly to recognize Israel as a "major strategic partner." A similar bill is now under consideration in the Senate.

House approves giving benefits to family of fallen soldiers

The United States House of Representatives voted 425-0 Wednesday to give death benefits to the family members of fallen soldiers. The measure was necessary because of the partial government shutdown.

Op-Ed: House holds government funding hostage again

Washington - In a nearly party-line vote, the US House of Representatives voted to send a bill to the US Senate to fund the government for another six weeks, knowing that neither the Senate nor President Obama would accept the "poison pills" contained in the bill.

CISPA is 'dead for now' as the measure is halted in Senate

Washington - Those with Internet privacy concerns can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now. Senate has halted the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act in its current form due to privacy concerns.

Op-Ed: The Quixotic John Boehner

In an era of austerity and budget cuts the dreams of every politician are reduced to the reality of governing for the survivability of their constituency and not for their own self interests.

Former Rep. Barney Frank expresses interest as interim senator

Barney Frank, who has retired from the US House of Representatives, has expressed interest being a temporary replacement for Senator John Kerry (D-MA).

Boehner ignores bipartisan pleas for Sandy vote, adjourns House

Washington - The final session of the 112th House of Representatives convened on Wednesday with a swirl of controversy and accusations of a lack of leadership on the part of House Speaker John Boehner.

Boehner refuses vote on aid for Hurricane Sandy victims

Washington - With the majority of attention being placed on the fiscal cliff negotiations, many around the United States may have forgotten that another key piece of legislation was awaiting a House vote.

Boehner refuses to convene the House as fiscal cliff looms larger

Washington - With only five days left to reach an agreement to avoid falling off the "fiscal cliff", House Speaker John Boehner and House leadership refused to return to Washington, instead insisting that the Senate pass a measure first.

Congress says 'lunatic' must go

Washington - Congress voted to remove the term lunatic from federal law, making it more sensitive to people with mental health disorders.

Republicans offer their own fiscal cliff solution to Obama

Washington - In response to Obama's fiscal cliff solution proposal, the Republicans led by GOP House Speaker John Boehner offered their own proposal to averting the fiscal cliff.

Florida's US House Race to be decided Nov. 20

Florida remains one of the eight undecided US House races. Allen West, the Tea Party-backed GOP incumbent, refuses to concede. The final decision is due to be made on November 20.

Meet Pat 'Igodomigodo' Obahiagbon, Nigeria's bombastic politician

Benin-city - Mr. Patrick Obahiagbon is a Nigerian activist-politician with an idiosyncratic comedic streak. He acquired notoriety as a member of the House of Representatives for extended speeches filled with exotic "dictionary" words.

Op-Ed: US Congress is the 1% also

When Occupy Wall Street began, several US Congressional denizens jumped on the bandwagon to denounce the 1%. It may not have been a completely honest position to take.

Faith leaders arrested at US Capitol during budget protest

Washington - Eleven people, including faith leaders from multiple denominations were arrested inside the Capitol while staging a protest calling on Congress to create a budget that protected working Americans and guaranteed the rich paid their fair share of taxes.

Dems Expected to Win House and Senate

Larry Sabato, leading Virginia political scientist, predicts Democrats will sweep both House and Senate
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The federal GMO labeling bill passed the House of Representatives on Thursday. It now heads to the O...
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