The final tally was 273 to 156. But many members of both parties broke ranks with their leaders — Reps. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi — who strongly backed the measure.
House Passes Restrictions On NSA’s Collection Of Phone Records
The House passed a measure to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records, approving a scaled-back version of legislation that was prompted by leaks from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
House Lawmakers Vote To Reopen Benghazi Probe
Republicans accuse the White House of misleading the public about the nature of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack and stonewalling efforts by Congress to investigate. Democrats see the creation of the new investigative committee as an election-year political ploy to raise money and motivate the party’s base.
Extended Unemployment Benefits On Track To Expire Dec. 28
Unless Congress acts very quickly, some 1.3 million workers will lose their extended jobless benefits on Dec. 28.
It’s ‘Not Great,’ But Budget Deal Is Expected To Pass In The House
The House is expected to vote Thursday on the bipartisan deal that would set spending levels for the next two years, replace many of the indiscriminate “sequester” budget cuts and, in theory at least, take off the table one of the most partisan of the many partisan issues that have contributed to the gridlock in Washington, D.C.
‘This Law Is Working,’ Obama Says Of Health Care
President Obama on Tuesday said the troubled HealthCare.gov website “is working well for the vast majority of users” and his Affordable Care Act “is working and will work into the future.”
Former House Speaker Tom Foley Dies At 84
Former House Speaker Tom Foley, who led the chamber from 1989 to 1995, has died, according to his family. He was 84.
As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, Shutdown
The crisis is over, though it may be temporary…
Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert Default
Bringing to an end an episode that once again exposed Washington gridlock at its worst, the House approved a Senate deal that will end a 16-day federal government shutdown and avert the first government default in U.S. history.
Obama: ‘Stop The Excuses. Let’s Take A Vote’
In a press conference that lasted more than an hour, President Obama said he was willing to talk about anything, as long as Republicans reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, even if its for a short period of time.