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The House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood in Virginia Tuesday despite women's rights advocates having protested on the Capitol grounds and in the House chamber.
According to MSNBC, House Republicans voted yesterday (January 2nd) to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics, the independent body created in 2008 to investigate allegations of misconduct by lawmakers after several bribery and corruption scandals sent members of Congress to prison. Democrats blasted the move, which is part of a rules package approved Monday that […]
Under the legislature, law enforcement would be permitted to delay a gun sale for three days – enough time to allow the Justice Department to make a case before a judge that the purchaser should not be allowed due to placement on the terrorist watch list, according to USA Today.
California Democrat Jarred Huffman authored the bill after the tragic shooting death of nine Black worshipers at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church in June of last year.
The debate in South Carolina on whether or not to keep the Confederate flag visible to the public on state grounds has finally come to an end.
CNN.com has the full story on the proposal approved by the House in a sharply polarized 218-210 vote. Boehner, R-Ohio, managed to sway several members by including a provision requiring congressional passage of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution before the debt ceiling can be extended through the end of 2012. Read More:
From WashingtonPost.com: Legislation hailed by supporters as the most significant change to college student lending in a generation passed the House on Sunday night. The student aid initiative, which House Democrats attached to their final amendments to the health-care bill, would overhaul the student loan industry, eliminating a $60 billion program that supports private student […]