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Rove to GOP: Work with Obama

Unlike many of his Republican colleagues, Karl Rove advocated Thursday for bipartisan compromise on immigration.<p>“Republicans have to look at this as an opportunity that they have to work,” the Republican strategist said on the Fox News program “Happening Now.”<p>“It’s an opportunity to get some things …

Obamacare Reduced Uninsured by 9.5 Million, Close to CBO Target

Back in the spring, some conservatives insisted that Obamacare enrollment statistics were some kind of sham. Sure, people were finally signing up for …

RT @DorisMatsui: 45% of Americans lack access to transit. It's time to reauthorize funding to #RebuildAmerica's infrastructure

Nearly 300,000 veterans need us to act. We have a pledge to uphold—it's time to #RenewUI

One of the many reasons Congress needs to #RaiseTheWage

RT @RepRobinKelly: I support the Highway Trust Fund because it supports projects and jobs, but funding is running out #RebuildAmerica

More signs of health coverage growth

Millions of Americans have gained health insurance since Obamacare went into effect, according to several new surveys that show the law is bringing down the nation’s uninsurance rate after its “train wreck” of a start.<p>Three new surveys released in rapid succession Thursday found substantial numbers …

Verdict is in: ACA lowers uninsured

The evidence is piling up now: Obamacare really does seem to be helping the uninsured.<p>Survey after survey is showing that the number of uninsured people has been going down since the start of enrollment last fall. The numbers don’t all match, and health care experts say they’re not precise enough …

Republicans Are Doing Exactly What They’ve Promised — Nothing.

It has be­come a com­mon re­frain in today’s polit­ic­al dis­course: de­cry­ing the na­tion’s “Do-Noth­ing Con­gress.”<p>As re­cently as last week, …

Boehner: Immigration could be in suit

Speaker John Boehner said he is considering including executive actions on immigration as part of the House’s lawsuit against President Barack Obama.<p>“Yes we are,” the Ohio Republican said on Wednesday.<p>The House will vote to bring a lawsuit against Obama for alleged abuses of executive authority by …

House GOP stuck on ACA alternative

House Republicans despise Obamacare, so voting to replace it seems like an election year no-brainer.<p>But six months into the campaign year, they’re still trying to craft an alternative.<p>The repeal part of their “repeal and replace” promise was easy; the House has voted dozens of times to repeal or …

House Benghazi panel may cost $3 million this year

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are planning to spend as much as $3.3 million for this year's operations of the special committee they created in May to investigate the September 2012 Benghazi attacks, a bigger budget than the House Veterans Affairs and Ethics committees were given this …

SHARE THIS >>> FACT: If South Carolina expanded Medicaid 198,000 more people would receive healthcare. #peopleoverpolitics

With the #HobbyLobby decision, the Supreme Court took an outrageous step against the rights of America’s women, setting a dangerous precedent that could permit for-profit corporations to pick and choose which laws to obey. This deeply misguided and destructive decision is a serious blow to Americans’ ability to make their own health decisions Allowing employers and CEOs to limit the health care available to employees is a gross violation of their workers’ religious rights. It’s just not her boss’s business. No employer should have the right to limit the health choices of its employees, male or female. #NotMyBossBusiness

Supreme Court: Corporations have religious rights that trump a woman's personal beliefs and her right to make decisions about her health. #CorporationsArentPeople #HobbyLobby

Democratic Leaders Mark One-Year Anniversary of Senate Passage of Immigration Reform

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra

Rep. David Cicilline Calls on House Republicans to #RenewUI

#TBT to 1 year ago when the Senate passed bipartisan #immigrationreform. #TimeIsNow for the House to act.

No More Excuses. It's Time For Action. It's Time To Vote.


House Dems push for Ex-Im Bank

House Democrats will launch a campaign Tuesday to re-authorize the Export-Import Bank even as incoming Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is discounting the measure’s chance of success.<p>Authorization for the bank, which provides federal loans intended to boost U.S. exports, expires at the end of …

Guest: How the Ex-Im Bank helps small businesses

INACTION by Congress on a little-known piece of legislation could put more than 100,000 Washington jobs at risk. That policy, the reauthorization of …

Morning Plum: GOP’s ‘new’ Obamacare repeal message will fizzle, too

GOP officials have hit on an ingenious way to deal with the problem that calling for repeal of Obamacare (the central organizing principle of the party for years now) is unpopular with swing voters: Repackage their repeal message in new language.<p>Reuters reports GOP officials have conducted reams of …

Immigration Reform Can't Wait

There is rarely a good time to do hard things, and America won't advance if legislators act like seat-warmers.<p>When I learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had lost his Republican primary, my heart sank. Not simply because I think he is an intelligent and talented member of Congress, or …

Immigration Reform

Women of the House Democratic Caucus join community leaders on “Witness Wednesday” to discuss the devastating impact of unemployment on women and families. It’s time for House Republicans to allow a vote to renew unemployment insurance.