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Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol facing the Supreme Court on Friday, calling on the justices to defend access to abortion on the eve of abortion rights protests in Washington and nationwide. It comes after the unprecedented leak last week of a […]

Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The House Oversight Committee is launching an investigation into the nationwide shortage of baby formula, and demanding records and information from four of the largest manufacturers. “The national formula shortage poses a threat to the health and economic security of infants and families in communities across the […]

Phil Roeder/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to recognize House staff members’ right to unionize after announcing an increase to their minimum pay. The vote was straight down party lines, with 217 Democrats voting for the measure and 202 Republicans voting against it. “Congressional staffers deserve the same fundamental rights and […]

Phil Roeder/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives has voted to hold Trump White House officials Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with subpoenas for records and testimony from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack This is a developing story. Please check back for […]

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call (WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives voted Friday to approve legislation that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and remove criminal penalties for certain cannabis-related offenses by a vote of 220-204. Three Republicans — Reps. Tom McClintock, Brian Mast and Matt Gaetz — joined almost all Democrats in voting for […]

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call (WASHINGTON) — The House is once again poised to pass legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, known as the MORE Act, would remove marijuana from the controlled substances list, leaving it up to states to set their own laws. It would also […]

MajaMitrovic/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Congress could soon send to the president’s desk a bill that would cap the cost of the lifesaving drug insulin at $35 per month — a move that could significantly reduce and rein in out-of-pocket drug costs for millions of Americans with diabetes. The House approved the bill Thursday by a […]

ak_phuong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack is facing a time crunch as investigators scramble to piece together former President Donald Trump’s words and actions on Jan. 6, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., acknowledged Tuesday. “We’re playing ‘beat the clock’ here against Trump’s inner coterie, which thinks they can […]

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman/Twitter (WASHINGTON) — A few short years ago, California became the first state to legally ban racial hair discrimination. On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the CROWN Act (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair), in a 235-189 vote which will further put an end to race-based hair […]

J.Castro/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The House on Wednesday approved measures to ban Russian energy products, provide billions in assistance to Ukraine and fund the government through the fall — but only after Democratic infighting forced party leaders to remove more than $15 billion in COVID aid from the package. With the federal government set to […]