Tag: House of Representatives

A flight test of the exercising elements of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system is launched by the 30th Space Wing and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency at the Vandenberg AFB, California June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Iran Missile Threat Prompts Calls in Congress to Expand U.S. Missile Defense

A group of 25 Republican House lawmakers, joined by one Democrat, have sent a letter urging President Donald Trump to significantly increase funding to various programs aimed at developing an earth- and space-based “robust missile defense architecture” capable of protecting the U.S. homeland against “any threat from any nation,” not just Iran and North Korea.

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House Takes First Step in Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

On Tuesday, the House passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017, a measure that would permanently prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions and make the Hyde Amendment permanent across all federal expenditures.

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Congress to Vote on Symbolic Resolution Condemning UN

On Thursday, the House of Representatives will vote on a bipartisan resolution condemning United Nations Security Council’s Resolution 2334,which calls Israeli construction in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem “illegal.”

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Watch Live: Opening Day of the 115th Congress

On Tuesday beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET, the 115th Congress will convene, which includes the swearing in of new members. Follow Breitbart.tv on Twitter @BreitbartVideo

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House Votes Overwhelmingly to Extend Sanctions on Iran

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday for legislation to extend American sanctions on Iran for 10 years, a move that proponents called critical economic leverage to ensure Iranian compliance with an international nuclear agreement.

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9/11 Widow Sues Saudi Arabia in Wake of Law Enacted over Obama’s Veto

The widow of a man who perished in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks filed a lawsuit against U.S. ally Saudi Arabia soon after Congress enacted a law over President Barack Obama’s veto that allows Americans to sue the Arab kingdom in connection to the attacks that killed more than 3,000 more than 15 years ago.

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Issa Faces Tough Re-Election Challenge in San Diego

Democrats are eyeing what they see as the potential for a major pickup in November with retired Marine Col. Doug Applegate facing off against longtime Republican incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa for his seat in the House of Representatives.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28: on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including …

Pelosi Tells Dem Delegates: Hillary Clinton Secures Our Safety, Our Future, Our Democracy

The woman leading Democrats in the House of Representatives told delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Thursday that electing Hillary R. Clinton the first female president of the United States means achieving the dreams and hopes and aspirations of every woman, every daughter, every son, and every family, all across our land, for generations to come.

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U.S. Lawmakers Still Take Aim at Iran Nuclear Deal

U.S. lawmakers this week will consider three Republican-backed measures targeting the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran, which bitterly divides Washington a year after it was announced and could play a role in November’s elections.

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Exclusive–Farenthold: Trump Meeting with House GOP Members Huge Success

A Texas congressman who attended the Thursday morning meeting between GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald J. Trump and the members of the House Republican Conference told Breitbart News it was a productive meeting, with GOP congressmen showing genuine affection and respect for the New York City developer.

Confederate flags fly over the graves of Confederate soldiers burried in Magnolia Cemetery on July 14, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina.

House Votes to Ban Confederate Flag at National Cemeteries

House Speaker Paul Ryan tells his Republican party members they’d better get used to “taking tough votes,” such as one to ban the Confederate flag at historic cemeteries controlled by the federal government.

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Large Number of AZ Legislators Endorse Kelli Ward Over John McCain

Ward — a recently former state Senator in her own right — counted 17 endorsements from legislators and state leaders in the first major endorsement list of her campaign. That list includes almost a third of State Senators that have chosen to back Ward over the establishment candidate McCain.

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Libya: Rival Governments Defy Hardliners, Sign UN Unity Agreement

The largest piece of terra nullius in the world is one step closer to having an internationally-recognized government again. The two governments of Libya have signed a UN-brokered agreement to begin building a state in Tripoli, though members of both factions have loudly protested any such deal.