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Topic - Senate
EXCLUSIVE: The Washington Times has learned just 101 members of the House of Representatives have enrolled in the Washington, D.C. health care exchange. The deadline to sign up is Monday.
House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday it took him "three to four hours" to sign up for Obamacare, but he made it through eventually.
Let the NFL worry how its fans will handle a cold weather Super Bowl in New Jersey.
Will Rogers once said, "All government programs have three things in common: a beginning, a muddle and no ending." Perhaps the most pre-eminent example of this in our time is the wind Production Tax Credit, a decades-old subsidy that should end upon its expiration at the end of the year.
Even as it is under fire for lack of accomplishments, the House struck a bipartisan note Thursday by easily passing a bill designed to crack down on bogus patent lawsuits that lawmakers say are sapping innovation.
Even as it is under fire for lack of accomplishments, the House struck a bipartisan note Thursday, easily passing a bill designed to crack down on bogus patent lawsuits that lawmakers say are sapping innovation.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said this week that the family feud between his daughters over gay marriage has been "dealt with."
Pushing back against claims he's leading a do-nothing Congress, House Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday ticked off a half-dozen significant bills he and his colleagues have passed but that are awaiting Senate action.
Lawmakers said they made "great progress" toward reaching a farm bill deal in a meeting Wednesday morning as they push toward a final agreement that could be a year-end bright spot for an otherwise unproductive Congress.
A bipartisan group of House members said Wednesday they've asked Speaker John A. Boehner to schedule a vote by the end of next year on a gay-rights bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The House voted Tuesday to renew a ban on undetectable plastic guns, sending the bill to the Senate, where Democrats must decide whether to accept it as is or pick a fight that could cause them to break the Dec. 9 deadline when the ban expires.
Obamacare is headed for a do-over in the Supreme Court, and perhaps this time the court will be more amenable to doing its duty by putting this badly implemented scheme out of the nation's misery. The high court on Monday declined to hear Liberty University's expansive challenge to the employer mandate, but it did agree last week to consider a more focused challenge to the requirement that private firms pay for contraceptive devices and abortions, regardless of any moral objections they might have.
Conservative groups are looking to make the Capitol Hill battle over President Obama's judicial nominees an issue in Senate elections in 2014 by arguing that red-state Democrats are "rubber-stamping" liberal judges.
House Speaker John A. Boehner announced Tuesday he has hired a longtime advocate of immigration legalization to be his policy adviser, encouraging immigration activists but angering those who want to see a crackdown and who say Mr. Boehner's move signals he still wants an "amnesty" bill to pass.
President Obama is "shattering all records" for imposing new and costly regulations on businesses, and Senate Democrats' elimination of the filibuster for presidential nominees will only worsen the problem, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said Tuesday.