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Wife of Ex-Rep. Lee Hamilton Killed

Wife of Ex-Rep. Lee Hamilton Killed

Comstock/Thinkstock(BLOOMINGTON, Ind.) — Nancy Hamilton, wife of former Rep. Lee Hamilton of Indiana, died after sustaining injuries in a car accident on Saturday afternoon.Hamilton, 82, who had been taking a pet to the veterinarian, was hit by her ca…

Democrats List Their Top House Candidates

Democrats List Their Top House Candidates

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Democrats had a rough time in the 2010 elections for the House of Representatives, and this year they have almost nowhere to go but up.On Wednesday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) unveiled i…

Obama Urges House to ‘Do The Right Thing’ on Tax Cuts

Obama Urges House to ‘Do The Right Thing’ on Tax Cuts

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is urging the Republican-led House of Representatives to follow the Senate’s lead and “do the right thing” to extend middle class tax cuts.Speaking to reporters a…

House Planning Yet Another Vote to Repeal Healthcare Law

House Planning Yet Another Vote to Repeal Healthcare Law

TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When it comes to House Republican efforts to repeal President Obama’s healthcare law, it’s a case of, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again — and then try some more.The Republican-c…

House Dems Raised More Cash Than GOP in May

House Dems Raised More Cash Than GOP in May

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — the group that oversees Democratic House races — slightly out-raised their Republican counterparts, the National Republican Congressional Committee, for the month…

Rep. Sherman Tops Rep. Berman in California Dem Primary

Rep. Sherman Tops Rep. Berman in California Dem Primary

bradsherman [dot] house [dot] gov(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — In California’s most competitive Democrat vs. Democrat primary, Brad Sherman has landed the first punch.With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Rep. Sherman topped Rep. Howard Berman by 42…

Bill Pascrell Defeats Steve Rothman in Dem vs. Dem NJ Primary

Bill Pascrell Defeats Steve Rothman in Dem vs. Dem NJ Primary

Pascrell [dot] House [dot] gov(TRENTON, N.J.) — In a struggle between two New Jersey Democrats,  Rep. Bill Pascrell has survived.Pascrell defeated Rep. Steve Rothman Tuesday night after the two spent millions vying for a win in the newly drawn 9t…

Romney Names Top GOP Woman to Lead Campaign in House

Romney Names Top GOP Woman to Lead Campaign in House

McMorris [dot] House [dot] gov(WASHINGTON) — Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney announced on Monday that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest-ranked Republican woman in Congress, will serve as the campaign’s point person in the House of Rep…

Rep. Heath Shuler, N.C. Democrat, Not Seeking 4th Term

Rep. Heath Shuler, N.C. Democrat, Not Seeking 4th Term

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Heath Shuler, the North Carolina chairman of the centrist Democrat Blue Dog coalition, announced Thursday he will not seek a fourth term in the House of Representatives this fall.He’s the sixth member …

Dems Silenced at House Pro Forma Session

Dems Silenced at House Pro Forma Session

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) –- Pro forma sessions are generally routine procedure in the House of Representatives. The House is briefly and technically in session, with few lawmakers around to actually conduct any business.But with a deadl…

House to Reject Senate Temporary Tax Cut Extension

House to Reject Senate Temporary Tax Cut Extension

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives is poised to reject a Senate-passed two-month extension of a year-end economic package on Tuesday, preferring instead to hold out for a year-long extension and challenge Congressional D…

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