Articles Tagged with Congress

Democratic Representative Says Congress Needs A Pay Raise — Claims $174,000 Per Year Leads To ‘Sackcloth And Ashes’ [Video]

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Democratic Representative of Florida Alcee Hastings has been notoriously known for statements made in the past, especially towards conservative views and entities. Once such example is when he called Texas, a prominently conservative state, “crazy,” as reported by the Inquisitr. Now, Alcee Hastings is at it again, making statements that are causing quite a debate…. Read more »

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Is Retiring, Endorsing Charles Schumer

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) answers questions following the weekly Democratic policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol September 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Reid answered questions about the midterm elections and the remaining legislative agenda for the Senate. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Not long after an exercise mishap left him blind in one eye, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has announced that he won’t be running for re-election in the Senate. According to Politico, Reid’s eye injury was the primary factor behind his retirement. The accident has caused the Democratic senator to re-evaluate his life and career,… Read more »

At White House Science Fair, Obama Says Congress Could Use More Scientists

At White House Schence Fair, Obama calls for more scientists in Congress.

The recent White House Science Fair was a celebrated event, with numerous wonderful scientific minds present, both of public figures and students. President Obama’s speech was only a small factor in the entire event, which centered around the students and their projects. However, as always, the President’s words carry a lot of weight in the… Read more »

Monarch Butterflies Being Considered For Endangered Species List Inclusion

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Monarch butterflies could soon be included on the Endangered Species List. A total of 52 members of Congress have signed onto a petition urging President Barack Obama to support such an inclusion. The Monarch Butterfly population has reportedly decreased by 90 percent during the past two decades. The lawmakers want the butterfly species to be… Read more »

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Set to Address Congress Today

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the United States Congress at 11 a.m. EST this morning. The leader of the Jewish State, who has endured a blistering attack by Obama and his supporters for daring to accept the invitation to speak to Congress without the President’s blessing, plans to impress upon American lawmakers and… Read more »

Obama Asks Congress To Declare War On Islamic State — Or DID He?

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Did President Barack Obama ask Congress to declare to declare war on the terrorist-driven Islamic State? Well, it depends on one’s interpretation of the word “ask”. According to reports, President Obama sent Congress an Authorization for the Use of Military Force request. However, there’s a catch: The request sent to Congress is, in fact, retroactive…. Read more »

Net Neutrality Survives FCC Decision, Free And Open Internet Lives On

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

Internet users in the United States were thrilled to learn today that the FCC decided to protect net neutrality and allow the free, uncensored internet to continue on. For months, web surfers were waiting with bated breath to learn if the organization would revoke net neutrality entirely, allowing internet service providers to charge for “internet… Read more »

GOP Women Revolt Over Popular Abortion Bill

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers derails abortion bill at the last minute.

A popular but somewhat controversial abortion bill that was due to hit the House floor this week has been dropped, after a small number of GOP women revolted on Capitol Hill, sparking outrage from pro-life supporters and the Republican mainstream. A bill that would have addressed what many have termed as the “barbaric” practice of… Read more »

Congress Passes The ABLE Act To Benefit Disabled Children

The ABLE Act helps parents plan for the futures of their children with disabilities.

In a huge show of bipartisan support, the ABLE Act passed congress with a 404-17 vote on Wednesday. The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, known as the ABLE Act, is aimed at helping parents provide for the future of their children who have disabilities without worrying about penalties or other obstacles. The new bill… Read more »

U.S. Could Face Another Government Shut Down This Week

Congress has until Thursday to avoid a government shutdown.

As the Thursday deadline quickly approaches, Congress has yet to pass a bill that will keep the funding for the United States government going which means that the nation could be facing yet another government shutdown. The recent executive action on immigration taken by President Barack Obama has left many in the Republican party looking… Read more »

Republican Takover Is Obama’s Fault, Chief Of Staff For Harry Reid Claims

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Harry Reid’s chief of staff is blaming President Barack Obama for Republicans takeover of the Senate and solidifying their majority in the House of Representitives. David Krone, the Nevada Senator’s chief staffer, told the Washington Post that the President and the White House were not “up to speed”‘ prior to the 2014 Midterms. Senator Harry… Read more »

The Relationship Between The U.S. And Israel Now At A Full-Blown Crisis

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The current relationship between the United States and Israel currently has been very complex and, at times, incompatible. With several news outlets reporting that U.S. president Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu express disdain for each other, people are wondering how long relations between both countries can remain civil. The Inquisitr reported on times… Read more »

Ebola Hearings: Travel Restrictions Debated

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The Ebola crisis was the focus of a House Energy and Commerce Oversight Subcommittee in Congress on Thursday. Some lawmakers noted they were glad that President Barack Obama had opted to leave the campaign trail and remain in Washington, D.C. to “focus on the crisis.” The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) handling of the Ebola… Read more »

[Video] Jon Stewart Slams Obama And Democrats For Hypocrisy

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Few would deny that one of the biggest problems in United States politics is the prevalence of money and its powerful influence over Congress and the President. Many Americans suspect that corporate funding of political campaigns and bribery play a major part in elections, sometimes leading to corruption and ulterior motives for passing legislation. Typically,… Read more »