Juana Summers is an education reporter at NPR
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Friday, February 27, 2015
With Senate passage of a $40 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, all eyes turn to House Speaker John Boehner. The Senate's bill does not contain language blocking President Obama's executive actions on immigration, which many House conservatives have insisted upon.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner says the ball is in the Senate's court to stave off a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, which is set to run out of money Friday.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Congress has a Friday midnight deadline to pass a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. But even though Republicans are now in charge of both chambers, the challenge of getting legislation through remains.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
A Senate Judiciary subcommittee dropped "human rights" and "civil rights" from its name last month, sparking some controversy. But does the congressional name game even matter?
Thursday, February 05, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner says Francis will address lawmakers on Sept. 24 during his first papal visit to the United States.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Tuesday's vote gave House Republican freshmen their first chance at repealing the law, and this is the first full repeal vote since millions of Americans signed up for coverage under the program.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
The House has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the first such full repeal vote in two nearly two years. Some 19 million Americans would lose health coverage under the legislation. The bill, though, is not likely to pass the Senate, where a half dozen Democrats would have to go along with it. President Obama has also promised to veto legislation that undoes his signature achievement.
Friday, January 23, 2015
A revolt by Republican women threw a monkey wrench into plans by House GOP leadership to pass a 20-week abortion ban to coincide with the annual march in Washington protesting the Roe v Wade decision.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
House Republican leaders had planned to pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision and coinciding with the annual protest march by abortion opponents. But with Republican women balking at that measure, they instead passed a bill prohibiting the use of taxpayer money for abortions, something that's been in spending bills for years.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
In the hours after Obama's State of the Union address, Republicans rejected the proposals at the core of his speech. They said the president did little to show that he wanted to work with them.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Republican lawmakers spoke of the opportunity to talk with members of the opposite chamber and hear their views. But they remain divided on issues like immigration.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
House and Senate Republicans are holding a joint retreat in Hershey, Pa., on Thursday and Friday. Democratic Senators will gather in Baltimore to talk strategy, and to hear from President Obama.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Republicans formally took full control of Congress for the first time during Barack Obama's presidency on Tuesday. Republicans took over the Senate and added to their majority in the House.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
John Boehner is set to start his third two-year term as speaker. And while his election is nearly a foregone conclusion, a number of his GOP colleagues are likely voting against him on the floor.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The 114th Congress has yet to convene but already members of the new majority have personnel issues to confront.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
One of the most unexpected Democratic losers on Election Day was Rep. Steven Horsford from Nevada. His defeat is about politics, but also about race.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
When Congress returns to work in January, Sen. John McCain of Arizona is set to lead the committee, which deals with everything from the Pentagon budget to the U.S. war against the Islamic state.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Passing the spending package took intense lobbying from the president to get 60 Democrats on board, and persistence by soon-to-be-Speaker John Boehner to fend off the most Republican representatives.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Material tacked onto the authorization bill adds 250,000 acres of new wilderness, expands national parks, and moves toward a national women's history museum. 'Ethically, it stinks,' says Sen. Coburn.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
New York City's mayor and police commissioner tried to rebuild public trust in the police department, while allies of the Garner family promised a major march on Washington for justice reforms.