2chambers: House


Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 12/19/2012

As 'Plan B' vote nears, John Boehner seen whipping votes on House floor

2CHAMBERS | The House speaker was seen glad-handing colleagues on the House floor.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:35 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, House Republicans, John Boehner

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Democrats unveil proposals to address Newtown shooting

Several Democratic proposals in the House and Senate could be adopted as part of the White House review.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:32 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All About Congress, Barbara Boxer, Daniel Inouye, Diane Feinstein, FCC, FTC, gun control, House, House Democrats, Jay Rockfeller, Patrick Leahy, Senate, Senate Democrats

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Dave Camp says he's cancer-free

Development means chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee free to focus on tax reform.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dave Camp, House, House Ways and Means Committee

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Cathy McMorris Rodgers: 'We have to be careful' about new gun laws

Most senior Republican woman in Congress noncommittal on review of nation's gun laws.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:56 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  C-SPAN, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, gun control, House, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Awaiting a 'fiscal cliff' deal, lawmakers pass other legislation

Lawmakers are biding their time by passing modest bills long languishing on the House and Senate dockets.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All About Congress, Amy Klobuchar, Eric Cantor, House, Jay Rockefeller, John Boehner, Patrick Leahy, Senate, TSA, Vice President Biden

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Watchdogs warn House ethics process is at risk

Government watchdogs are warning that the independent office responsible for overseeing ethics investigations of House lawmakers could become a toothless entity.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ethics, House, House Ethics Committee, John Boehner, Judicial Watch, League of Women Voters, Nancy Pelosi, Office of Congressional Ethics, Public Citizen

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 12/05/2012

House Democrats tout diversity in the ranks

Unlike the GOP, Democrats note that members who are White, Black, old, young, urban and rural earned top spots on House committees.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:35 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Candice Miller, Henry Waxman, House, House Administration Committee, House Democrats, House Republicans, John Boehner, Louise Slaughter, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Nita Lowey, Sander Levin

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Cantor: House won't adjourn until fiscal cliff' deal reached

The move means the holidays could be short -- or canceled -- for lawmakers.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Cantor, fiscal cliff, House, John Boehner

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 11/30/2012

House Republicans will have one woman committee chair

Only one woman will chair a House committee, but GOP counts a few women in other leadership positions.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:27 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Candice Miller, Gregg Harper, House, House Administration Committee, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, John Boehner, Senate, women

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 11/30/2012

2013 House, Senate calendars released

House lawmakers will meet for slightly more days than this year -- but still enjoy week-long stretches back home.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:45 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Cantor, House, House calendar, Senate

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 11/26/2012

House Ethics Committee investigating Rep. Michael Grimm

But the panel will defer to a Justice Department investigation into allegations that Grimm broke campaign finance laws.

By Paul Kane  |  12:51 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House, House Ethics Committee, Justice Department, Michael Grimm

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns: Read his resignation letter

Read the congressman's resignation letter, in which he thanks his constituents for 17 years of service.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:01 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House, House Democrats, Illinois, Illinois politics, Jesse Jackson Jr., John Boehner

Posted at 09:08 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Ami Bera defeats Dan Lungren in close California race

The race was one of six unresolved House races as of Thursday.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:08 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ami Bera, California, Dan Lungren, House Administration Committee

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 11/14/2012

House Republicans reelect John Boehner, elevate Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Party settles a contest for its fourth-ranking leader.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  04:29 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cathy McMorris Rodgers, GOP, House, House Republicans, John Boehner, Paul Ryan, Tom Price

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Nancy Pelosi staying put, criticizes Luke Russert for age question

2CHAMBERS | The House minority leader announced her decision to colleagues Wednesday morning.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:49 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House, House Democrats, Nancy Pelosi

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 11/12/2012

House freshmen orientation begins, even with some races unresolved

IAs the freshman learn the ropes, one new member will have direct on-the-job training from the man he defeated.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:58 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ami Bera, Bobby Jindal, Dalip Singh Saund, Dan Lungren, Gerry Connolly, Hispanics, House, House Administration Committee, Jason Chaffetz, Kyrsten Sinema, Mary Bono Mack, Mazie Hirono, Raul Ruiz, Tulsi Gabbard

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 11/08/2012

John Boehner: Raising tax rates is unacceptable

House Speaker stands firm on GOP's opposition to raising tax rates on upper-income Americans, despite widespread support for doing so.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:22 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, House, House Republicans, John Boehner, tax reform, taxes

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Reports: Jesse Jackson Jr. in plea deal talks

The Illinois congressman, who has checked himself back into rehab, is reportedly under investigation for campaign spending improprieties.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:41 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House, House Democrats, Jesse Jackson Jr.

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 11/07/2012

How did #5in5 candidates fare?

How did the House candidates in the 15 races we profiled this year match up on Tuesday night? Who's going back to Washington and who's going home?

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:10 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  #5in5, 2012 House races, Alan Grayson, allen west, Bill Foster, House Democrats, House Republicans, Judy Biggert, Steve King

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Sen. Mark Kirk, recovering from stroke, records campaign robo-calls and videos

The Land of Lincoln's junior senator emerges from his ongoing recovery from a stroke to help a fellow GOP congressional candidate.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:54 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Republicans, Illinois, Jason Plummer, Mark Kirk, Senate

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012

On final campaign weekend, John Boehner is home

Boehner feels so confident about GOP holding the House that he's spending the final campaign weekend driving across Ohio.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 House races, House, House Democrats, House Republicans, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Ohio

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Allen West and Alan Grayson: Florida’s bipartisan contribution to partisanship.

The highly partisan Florida reps became iconic representations of their party’s fortunes in 2010 -- and may again this year.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:51 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 House races, Alan Grayson, allen west, florida, florida politics, House, House Democrats, House Republicans

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Rep. Bob Turner’s Queens home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

New York congressman says he's more concerned with the fate of constituents more affected by the storm.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:40 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House, House Republicans

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 10/27/2012

House elections spell a Republican story and victory

Many in Washington now agree: Democrats hold almost no chance of winning back the House.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:30 PM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 House races, House, House Democrats, House Republicans, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Capitol Assets: A close-up look at congressional wealth

Latest installment of The Post's Capitol Assets project finds most lawmakers weathered the Great Recession quite well.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:28 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capitol assets, congress, Harry Reid, House, John Boehner, Senate, wealthy lawmakers

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012

What is the fiscal cliff? (Video)

The latest in our "Edsplainer" series tackles the issue set to consume Washington later this year.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edsplainer, federal budget, fiscal cliff, House, Senate, sequestration, taxes, taxmageddon

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Canceling exit polls in 19 states could affect 2012, 2014 congressional races

A decision to cut back on exit polling could affect planning for 2014 House and Senate races.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:09 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 House races, 2012 Senate races, 2014 Senate races, House, polls, Senate

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Obama, Boehner meet for first time in seven months

The president and House speaker met face-to-face along with other congressional leaders to see what pieces of economic legislation might have a chance at passage.

By Paul Kane and David Nakamura  |  04:51 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Boehner, Congress, House of Representatives

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/17/2012

New Ethics panel members named to probe Rep. Maxine Waters after recusals

A half-dozen members of the House Ethics Committee have recused themselves from the troubled investigation of Rep. Maxine Waters and been replaced.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. House of Representatives, Ethics

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Boehner-Cantor staff rumbles ‘to be expected,’ speaker says

Reports of a rivalry between the top two House Republicans have been greatly exaggerated.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:49 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Boehner, Eric Cantor, House of Representatives, Republican Party, House leadership, Congress

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Biden takes aim at GOP field, leaders by name in speech to House Democrats

Vice President Biden directed searing criticism at GOP leaders and presidential field — by name — in a speech ro House Democrats.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:09 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vice President Biden, Joe Biden, House Democrats

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 03/03/2011

House Democrats mum on spending cuts; Republicans say more stopgap measures possible

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:23 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House