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  1. The Washington Examiner | Omnibus bills may be headed for extinction in Congress

    The "omnibus" spending measure in Congress may be heading for extinction. Or at least a temporary hiatus.

  2. This Week in Washington - November 20, 2015

    House passes Syrian refugee bill - The Paris attacks have moved the question over how to handle the Syrian refugee crisis to center stage – not just in the presidential primary debates – but on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, the House passed legislation that would require that Executive Branch officials certify every Syrian refugee before they can be admitted to the U.S.

  3. This Week in Washington - November 13, 2015

    Reconciliation hits snag in Senate - Republicans in both chambers had hoped to use the budget reconciliation process as a way to chip away at the Affordable Care Act without having to clear the 60-vote threshold in the Senate. The effort, however, has hit a procedural road bump in the Senate.

  4. This Week in Washington - November 6, 2015

    GOP eyes Dodd-Frank and EPA - Between now and December 11, Democrats and Republicans in both chambers are tasked with passing a massive year-end spending bill.

  5. This Week in Washington -- October 30, 2015

    Paul Ryan elected Speaker - On Thursday, after weeks of tumult over who would lead the GOP, the House formally elected Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) – Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee – as Speaker of the House.

  6. Boehner cleans out the legislative barn

    Soon-to-be Former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) promised to “clean out the barn” as much as possible before his Speakership ended.

  7. This Week in Washington -- October 23, 2015

    Paul Ryan will run for Speaker - Last night, after much soul-searching and even more conversations with Republicans of all ideological stripes, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) finally made it official: he is running for Speaker of the House.

  8. USA Today | Study shows amendments are nearly extinct in the House

    The House Freedom Caucus has a point. The rebellious conservative wing of the House Republican took the lead in ousting Speaker John Boehner over frustrations that they are unable to offer amendments on bills and to get votes on the House floor for their conservative ideas.

  9. This Week in Washington - October 16, 2015

    Boehner eyes debt ceiling deal - Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had hoped that he would give up the gavel and his house seat by the end of October. That may or not be the timeline now – depending on how the election of a new speaker goes (or doesn’t go as it may be).

  10. This Week in Washington -- October 9, 2015

    McCarthy withdraws, Speaker election delayed - House Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Kev­in Mc­Carthy (R-CA) shocked his colleagues and the political world when he pulled himself out of the race to replace Speaker John Boehner at the meeting of the GOP conference on Thursday at noon. Just that morning, McCarthy was telling his colleagues and reporters that he had the votes necessary to secure the Speakership.