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June 8, 2016 News Stories
Congress may have low approval ratings, with the latest Gallup poll showing just 18 percent of the public thinks the House and Senate are doing a good job. Despite the public anger toward Congress, many members work their hearts out for their constituents and the public.
May 18, 2016 News Stories
The House passed legislation Wednesday that would designate $622.1 million in existing federal funding to combat the Zika virus, putting the chamber on a collision course with a Senate plan to borrow $1.1 billion to fight the virus.
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May 18, 2016 News Stories
Congressional Republicans are preparing legislative efforts to block the Obama administration’s overtime rule, including a possible rider on an upcoming appropriations bill.
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May 18, 2016 News Stories
A leading Republican said Wednesday the House will ultimately approve just as much Zika virus funding – if not more – than the Senate, in an attempt to resolve the funding fight within the GOP.
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May 18, 2016 News Stories
The House began debating its defense bill on Tuesday as the White House threatened a veto over several provisions, including some written by Oklahoma lawmakers.
May 17, 2016 News Stories
A split has emerged between House and Senate Republicans over whether women should have to register for the draft beginning in 2018. House Republicans on the influential Rules Committee stripped a provision from the defense bill that included the requirement. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, a member of the committee, was among those who voted to remove the provision.
April 29, 2016 News Stories
AmeriCorps admitted this week that six of its members violated the federal prohibition against using taxpayer funds for abortion by acting as “abortion doulas” for women undergoing the procedure at three centers in New York City.
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April 26, 2016 News Stories
Rep. Tom Cole said Tuesday that federal grant money should be shut off to a national organization of community health centers for allowing members of an associated group to assist with abortions.
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April 26, 2016 News Stories
A House Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman is calling for an investigation into government funded community health centers, following a report that some had been training AmeriCorps volunteers to act as “doulas,” or women trained to assist other women through childbirth, during abortion procedures.
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April 26, 2016 News Stories
A top member of the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday called for a major investigation into government-funded community health centers after several clinics were found in violation of federal rules on abortion.
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