Latest United States House of Representatives News

Court: Who has right to defend 'Obamacare'?

Jun. 26, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday requested written arguments on whether the House of Representatives and numerous Democratic-leaning states can step in to appeal a federal judge's ruling that struck down President Barack Obama's health care law. The question posed to lawyers on both...

Democrats hope Mueller testimony will have 'profound impact'

Jun. 26, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he expects special counsel Robert Mueller to have "a profound impact" when he testifies before Congress on July 17, even though Mueller has said he won't provide any new information. Mueller's unusual back-to-back testimony in front of...

Senate passes $4.6B border aid measure; Pelosi seeks talks

Jun. 26, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-held Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children. The sweeping 84-8 vote came less than 24 hours after the...

The Latest: Senate OKs bipartisan bill to care for migrants

Jun. 26, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and emergency border aid (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The Senate has approved bipartisan legislation providing $4.6 billion to care for thousands of migrants streaming into the U.S. across the Mexican border. The measure resembles a package Democrats already pushed...

Thai court declines to suspend pro-army lawmakers

Jun. 26, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court said Wednesday it will allow 32 pro-military lawmakers to keep their seats while it decides whether they violated election rules by holding shares in media companies, a decision criticized as unfair because the court earlier suspended an opposition leader over a similar...

Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

Jun. 26, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in pitiful conditions at one of the agency's stations in Texas. Acting Commissioner John Sanders' departure deepened the sense of crisis and added to the...

House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

Jun. 25, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed with relative ease Tuesday a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border....

The Latest: House approves $4.5 billion bill to aid migrants

Jun. 25, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on funding to aid migrant families detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 8 p.m. Democrats have whisked a $4.5 billion bill through the House aimed at improving conditions for thousands of families and other migrants whose sheer numbers have...

House Democrats told they're too focused on impeachment

Jun. 25, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats convened privately Tuesday to discuss campaign issues and heard a sobering assessment: They're seen as too focused on impeachment of President Donald Trump and voters are not hearing enough about their work on other issues. The findings from Democrats' internal polling...

Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter paid for affairs with campaign cash

Jun. 25, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign money to finance romantic flings with lobbyists and congressional aides, spending thousands of dollars on meals, cocktails and vacations, federal prosecutors say. A government court filing late Monday detailed allegations...