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2chambers: February, 2012

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Sticking up for George Washington (and his birthday)

Virginia lawmakers try to get holiday marking first president’s birthday moved back to its original date.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/28/2012

House Parliamentarian set to retire

John Sullivan, who will step down next month, is just the 19th person to hold the prominent position.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/28/2012

House Republicans unveil new jobs package

New proposal ties together six bills previously passed with bipartisan support.

By Ed O'Keefe and Paul Kane  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Steny Hoyer: Get debt deal done before the elections

The House Democratic leader says the nation cannot afford to waste eight more months before getting finances in order.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Suspicious mail sent to at least 5 congressional offices

At least five Senate and House district offices have received threatening mail in the last three days with a suspicious powdery substance — and similar letters with harmful materials may exist, congressional law enforcement officials warned.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:18 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 12:13 PM ET, 02/15/2012

China’s Xi Jinping visits Capitol Hill

The Chinese vice president had a half hour huddle with key senators on his second day in Washington.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  12:13 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2chambers

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Members press China on Iran, currency, human rights

Members of Congress and others are calling for China to address various issues as Xi Jinping visits Washington.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  12:35 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Capitol Assets: Washington Post chat on earmarks

Post reporters David Fallis, Scott Higham and Kimberly Kindy today held an online chat with readers to answer questions on their investigative project on congressional earmarks.

By Michael Katz  |  03:05 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congressional earmarks, capitol assets

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Payroll tax negotiations heat up again

House and Senate negotiators will need to make progress, or we may see a repeat of the bitter December fight that resulted in an agreement to extend the tax cut for just two months.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 03:02 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Mike Lee on Obama recess appointments: A ‘day of infamy’

President Obama’s decision to make a slate of recess appointments last month amounts to “a day of infamy,” according to Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah).

By Felicia Sonmez  |  03:02 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Boehner: Long primary fight not a bad thing

The House speaker points out that Democrats had a drawn-out presidential primary fight of their own four years ago.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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