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The United States House of Representatives is the lower house of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper house. Together they compose the national legislature of the United States.

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Democrats urge new probe of Kavanaugh, impeachment inquiry

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, while a Democratic lawmaker filed an impeachment resolution in the..
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White House candidate Harris urges new investigation of Kavanaugh, FBI

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of new allegations of sexual misconduct by the conservative..
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Backlash grows against vaping in U.S., India [Video]Backlash grows against vaping in U.S., India

Congressional Democrats on Wednesday threatened to subpoena Juul Labs if the e-cigarette maker does not provide documents relating to its products and marketing practices, while India banned the sale..

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The president is 'lying to Americans': Hillary Clinton [Video]The president is 'lying to Americans': Hillary Clinton

One time presidential candidate and former First Lady Hillary Clinton told an audience at George Washington University Tuesday, that President Trump is " lying to Americans to delegitimize the..

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White House Candidate Harris Wants New Kavanaugh Investigation [Video]White House Candidate Harris Wants New Kavanaugh Investigation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of new allegations of sexual..

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Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill [Video]Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill

Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be..

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Royals celebrate Prinsjesdag, the official opening of the parliamentary year [Video]Royals celebrate Prinsjesdag, the official opening of the parliamentary year

Prinsjesdag or 'Budget day' represents the start of the new parliamentary year on which the reigning monarch of the Netherlands addresses a joint session of the Dutch Senate and House of..

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US House panel To Investigate Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao [Video]US House panel To Investigate Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

A U.S. House of Representative panel wants to investigate Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. They claim she might have used her office to benefit a shipping company owned by her family. According to..

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Top Democrats press Trump on gun control [Video]Top Democrats press Trump on gun control

U.S. Democratic leaders told President Donald Trump on Sunday (September 15) that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will not get the job..

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CEOs call on U.S. Senate to tackle gun violence -reports [Video]CEOs call on U.S. Senate to tackle gun violence -reports

More than 100 chief executives of some of the nation's most well-known companies on Thursday called on the U.S. Senate to take action to tackle gun violence, including expanding background checks and..

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"Fake news": Trump on NOAA flap

President Donald Trump is denying any suggestion he or his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney tried to get federal government forecasters to disavow their work on the projected path of Hurricane..

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Dan Bishop declares victory in North Carolina [Video]Dan Bishop declares victory in North Carolina

Republican Dan Bishop won a special U.S. congressional election in North Carolina on Tuesday (September 10), turning back a vigorous Democratic challenge to save a longtime stronghold for President..

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Democrats press GOP for stricter gun laws [Video]Democrats press GOP for stricter gun laws

U.S. Democrats, looking to heighten their profile on gun control, moved forward on Tuesday with new measures aimed at curbing gun violence, while President Donald Trump also planned to meet with..

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McCarthy dismisses Trump hotel stay controversy [Video]McCarthy dismisses Trump hotel stay controversy

Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, responded to controversy surrounding U.S. officials staying at Trump properties, saying "it's just like any hotel." Rough Cut..

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Time for action on guns: AOC [Video]Time for action on guns: AOC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive New York Democrat, says "kids are dying" and that Republican members of Congress must do something on guns, including taking up House-passed legislation on..

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Trump goes all out to rally for NC candidate [Video]Trump goes all out to rally for NC candidate

U.S. President Donald Trump is going all-out to try to keep a North Carolina district in the Republican column in a special congressional election on Tuesday (September 10) that may serve as a..

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Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Won't Seek Reelection Next Year [Video]Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Won't Seek Reelection Next Year

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner is the second-longest serving member of the House. He's a Republican from Wisconsin. On Wednesday he announced he won’t seek reelection next year. Sensenbrenner was first..

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Deutsche Bank says it has Trump-linked tax returns [Video]Deutsche Bank says it has Trump-linked tax returns

Financial records related to U.S. President Donald Trump and three of his children that congressional Democrats have requested from Deutsche Bank include tax returns, the bank disclosed in a court..

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Trump wants to close background check loopholes [Video]Trump wants to close background check loopholes

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he's dealing with all interested parties on closing loopholes for background checks on gun purchases, but he also thinks it's a mental health issue. Rough Cut..

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Trump talking to Dems about meaningful gun legislation [Video]Trump talking to Dems about meaningful gun legislation

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration was in discussions with Democrats to produce some sort of meaningful gun legislation following mass shootings in the United States in..

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U.S. House Speaker Pelosi Urges Israel To Reverse Decision To Block Lawmakers' Visit [Video]U.S. House Speaker Pelosi Urges Israel To Reverse Decision To Block Lawmakers' Visit

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi comments on Israel’s recent decision. The decision Isreal made was to block a visit to the country by Democratic congresswomen. Ilhan Omar and..

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"Would humanity exist without rape, incest?" King

Rep. Steve King is again facing calls to resign after he wondered aloud in Iowa on Wednesday, if humanity would exist without rape or incest. He made the comments in defense of his proposed legislation..

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'Moscow Mitch' is burying legislation: Pelosi [Video]'Moscow Mitch' is burying legislation: Pelosi

Speaker Nancy Pelosi attacked Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell on Wednesday, saying that "Moscow Mitch" is the self-described grim reaper of legislation, including that which addresses election..

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New Poll Shows 'Socialism' Is Unpopular [Video]New Poll Shows 'Socialism' Is Unpopular

Republicans are trying to make the 2020 elections about Democrats embracing socialism. The American Action Network is a center-right group that supports House GOP policies. They polled 30 House..

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Background checks are common sense: Sen. Schumer [Video]Background checks are common sense: Sen. Schumer

Democrat Minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer and Republican Representative Peter King say closing the loopholes on background checks for the purchase of firearms is just common sense. Rough Cut (No..

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Trump seems to backtrack on background checks [Video]Trump seems to backtrack on background checks

After calling for stronger background checks on Twitter, President Donald Trump quickly changes gears, instead proposing tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform, and citing violent..

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Pierluisi sworn-in as next Puerto Rico governor: statement [Video]Pierluisi sworn-in as next Puerto Rico governor: statement

The Puerto Rico governor's office on Friday said the lawyer who formerly represented the bankrupt island in the U.S. Congress was sworn in to replace embattled Ricardo Rossello. Gavino Garay reports.

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Can red flag laws help prevent gun violence?

Sources tell Politico President Trump will not consider the House-passed bill on universal background checks as part of his upcoming gun proposal. He previously said he would support expanding..
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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to testify as House resumes possible impeachment probe

Corey Lewandowski is set to testify to a House panel Tuesday as Democrats resume what they have called an impeachment investigation.
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U.S. House Speaker Pelosi requests intelligence briefings on Saudi attacks

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has requested a briefing for all House members on the Saudi Aramco attacks and Iran, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Trump orders two ex-White House aides not to testify at House hearing on Tuesday

President Donald Trump has ordered two former White House aides not to testify at a House of Representatives committee hearing on Tuesday as the panel considers whether to recommend impeaching Trump.
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U.S. House panel launches investigation of transportation chief Chao

A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Monday demanded documents from Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao as part of a new investigation into whether she has used her office to benefit a shipping..
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Liz Cheney, Tart-Tongued Fighter, Is Warring With Rand Paul Over Who’s Trumpier

Ms. Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, has supplanted her father, Dick Cheney, as the most combative Cheney in Washington. She usually attacks Democrats, but not this time.
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U.S. House panel wants Boeing CEO to allow employee interviews on 737 MAX crashes

Congress on Thursday asked Boeing Co's chief executive to make several employees available for interviews as part of a congressional probe into the design, development and certification of 737 MAX..
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U.S. House panel to force testimony from Trump's Afghan envoy

The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Thursday it will subpoena President Donald Trump's special Afghanistan envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, to testify at an open hearing on..
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U.S. House panel votes to ramp up Trump impeachment probe

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to intensify its investigation of Republican President Donald Trump on Thursday, as lawmakers edged closer to deciding whether..
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Factbox: Majority of House Democrats support Trump impeachment

A majority of Democratic lawmakers in the 435-member U.S. House of Representatives have now said they support starting impeachment proceedings against Republican President Donald Trump.
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House passes two bills to ban new offshore drilling

(This September 11 story corrects name to Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, not Reserve in first paragraph)
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House approves bill to bar oil drilling off U.S. coasts

Lawmakers said the bills would protect U.S. coasts from drilling that can pollute crucial waters — and lead to disasters such as the 2010 BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico
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Top U.S. trade official submits USMCA ideas to Democrats: lawmakers

The Trump administration on Wednesday sent U.S. House of Representatives Democrats its latest proposals for addressing legislators' concerns about the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, lawmakers and..
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Three bills in U.S. House would ban offshore, Arctic drilling

The U.S. House on Wednesday was slated to begin voting on three bills to block offshore oil and gas drilling off Florida and the Pacific coast and in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, but the..
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U.S. Trade Representative to submit USMCA ideas to Democrats: source

The Trump administration on Wednesday will submit to U.S. House of Representatives Democrats its latest proposals for addressing the lawmakers' concerns with the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal,..
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U.S. House panel probes Commerce Secretary Ross over Trump Dorian tweet kerfuffle

A U.S. House panel on Wednesday opened an investigation into U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' potential role in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's decision to rebuke an Alabama..
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House Democratic leaders divided on how to describe impeachment inquiry

The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on formalizing the rules of the impeachment inquiry
CBS News - Published

Republicans hold North Carolina US House seat

Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election Tuesday for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six..
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North Carolina holds special election for last House seat of 2018

This election do-over is the last of the 2018 midterm election seats to be decided. The first election was thrown out over allegations of voter fraud
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Democrats urge Trump to take "urgent, personal" action to expand background checks

Congressional Democrats are urging President Trump to take action on gun control, at the same time as they widen an impeachment investigation. Democratic leaders want the president to get Senate..
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Trump equates Democrats with 'rise of radical socialism'

President Trump said any vote for a Democrat is a vote for "the rise of radical socialism." Trump rallied Monday night in Fayetteville, North Carolina for Republican Dan Bishop, who faces Democrat Dan..
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Jon Ossoff Will Run for Senate in Georgia

Mr. Ossoff, a former documentary filmmaker who nearly flipped a conservative House district in 2017, will run in one of two Senate races in the state next year.
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Trump Chides ‘America-Hating Left’ in Rally for House Candidate

Dan Bishop, a conservative well known for sponsoring a bill requiring transgender people to use restrooms based on the gender listed on their birth certificates, faces a tough race in North Carolina.
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Elizabeth Warren endorses 2 primary challengers ahead of primary debate in Houston

Elizabeth Warren announced Monday that she is endorsing four Democrats, including two House Democratic primary challengers. The news broke days before the Massachusetts senator is set to take the stage..
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Trump Campaigns for House Candidate in Closely Watched North Carolina Race

Dan Bishop, a staunch conservative well known for sponsoring a bill requiring transgender people to use restrooms based on the gender listed on their birth certificates, faces a tough race.
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Democrats push for gun control in return to Capitol Hill

Democratic lawmakers are demanding Republicans take up the already-passed House gun control bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, says he won't make a move on guns without Donald..
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U.S. House panel to review DOJ automaker antitrust probe

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee plans to hold hearings and seek documents into the Justice Department's decision to open an antitrust investigation into four major automakers' voluntary agreement..
Reuters - Published

U.S. congressional panel to probe court secrecy

A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee will hear testimony this month about a lack of transparency in the federal courts, with a focus on judges who routinely keep important evidence secret at..
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Trump speaks before leaving for North Carolina rally — live updates

The president's trip comes on the eve of a special House election in North Carolina
CBS News - Published

House committees launch probe of Trump, Giuliani and Ukraine

Three U.S. House of Representatives committees said on Monday they had begun "a wide-ranging investigation" into reports that President Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and possibly others..
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Special election in NC after alleged ballot fraud

Voters in North Carolina return to the polls in the 9th Congressional District, where last year’s U.S. House election was scrapped after suspected ballot tampering. (Sept. 9)  
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2020 Sunday Trail Markers: Get ready for a major week in politics

A Democratic debate, a crucial House election, and a congressional impeachment vote set the stage for a massive week
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Trump to hold rally in North Carolina before special House election

Ahead of a special election in North Carolina, Donald Trump will be holding a rally in Fayetteville supporting Republican candidate Dan Bishop. CBSN political contributor and Democratic strategist..
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8chan owner vows changes in House testimony over links to mass shootings

8chan, the online message board linked to several recent mass shootings, plans to restrict parts of the website during a "state of emergency," the site's owner Jim Watkins told a U.S. House panel in a..
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8chan owner to restrict some access during emergencies: House panel testimony

8chan, the online message board linked to several recent mass shootings, plans to restrict parts of the website during a "state of emergency," the site's owner Jim Watkins told a U.S. House panel in a..
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GOP Representative Jim Sensenbrenner to retire

The second-longest serving current member of the House became the 15th GOP lawmaker to announce he won't run for re-election in 2020. Representatives Susan Davis and Bill Flores also announced their..
CBS News - Published

GOP Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner won't run for re-election in 2020

Republican Jim Sensenbrenner, the second longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives, will not run for a 22nd term, he said Wednesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

2020 Daily Trail Markers: Fifth Texas GOP member announces retirement

Texas now has five Republican House members who have announced they will not be running for re-election in 2020
CBS News - Published

U.S. House targets convergence of mass shootings, hate crimes

A month after a white gunman targeting Latinos killed 22 people in El Paso, the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee will consider new legislation to address rising fears about a convergence..
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Trump administration barring tours of migrant detention centers, Democrats say

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday said the Trump administration is blocking investigators from touring immigrant detention facilities nationwide after recent visits revealed..
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Democratic Women's Caucus wants Epstein's death probed by House

Several House Democrats, led by the Democratic Women's Caucus, asked two committees to probe the circumstances of Epstein's suicide
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GOP Rep. Sean Duffy announces that he will resign House seat

"With much prayer, I have decided that this is the right time for me to take a break from public service," Duffy wrote
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