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Hal Rogers's Continuing Resolution to continue government operations

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) on Monday unveiled a continuing resolution to continue government operations and cut federal spending. The resolution eliminates earmarked funding and some federal programs for a total savings of about $4 billion. Below are summaries of the cuts provided by Rogers and the full text of the resolution.

By Matt DeLong  | February 28, 2011; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Why C-SPAN can never get cameras on the House floor

In November, seizing on Republicans' calls for more transparency in the health-care debate, C-SPAN asked incoming Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) if they could bring cameras onto the House floor. The response has just come back: Sorry, but no. Will C-SPAN ever get the access they crave? Probably not. Fighting over camera angles goes back to 1984, only a few years after television came to the House.

By Rachel Weiner  | February 4, 2011; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Harry Reid tells Obama he's 'wrong' on earmarks and should 'back off' (video)

Senate majority leader Harry Reid (Nev.) has a message for the president when it comes to his call for earmark elimination: "Back off."

By Emi Kolawole  | January 27, 2011; 6:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Stick a fork in it; House composting program done

Less than a month into their tenure controlling the House, Republicans have scrapped a small but symbolically important element of the "Green the Capitol" initiative that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) installed when she was Speaker. Specifically, they're trashing Pelosi's compostable forks and food trays.

By Ben Pershing  | January 24, 2011; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Democratic Rep. Cohen 'regrets' Nazi comments were 'taken out of context'

Just one day after standing firm on his remarks comparing Republican rhetoric against the health-care overhaul to "blood libel" and the work of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) now says he regrets "that anyone in the Jewish Community, my Republican colleagues or anyone else was offended by the portrayal of my comments."

By Matt DeLong  | January 20, 2011; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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#Constitution - What you're saying on Twitter

House lawmakers read the Constitution Thursday morning, aloud and word-for-word. Members of both parties participated in the reading, which started with freshly-minted Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) followed by the new Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

By Emi Kolawole  | January 6, 2011; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Sworn in, members join the club they love to hate , David A. Fahrenthold , January 5, 2011
John Boehner's speech: Advance excerpts, Emi Kolawole , January 5, 2011
Issa: Obama has 'one of the most corrupt administrations', Matt DeLong and Felicia Sonmez , January 2, 2011
Bachmann snub angers tea party leader, Emi Kolawole , December 15, 2010
McConnell: Dems will cave on tax cuts, Matt DeLong and Felicia Sonmez , December 5, 2010
Michael Bennet: 'It's all rigged', Matt DeLong , December 1, 2010
House ethics panel releases full report on Rangel, Emi Kolawole , November 30, 2010
McCain compares Sarah Palin to Ronald Reagan, Aaron Blake and Matt DeLong , November 28, 2010
Kucinich mulls bid for top Gov. Reform slot, Ben Pershing , November 16, 2010
Senate Democrats fill leadership jobs, Shailagh Murray , November 15, 2010
Dem: I'll challenge Pelosi for top leadership slot, Matt DeLong and Aaron Blake , November 14, 2010
John Boehner says he'll fly commercial as speaker, Felicia Sonmez , November 10, 2010
Michele Bachmann leadership bid looking shaky , Rachel Weiner , November 8, 2010
Joseph Cao: 'I love the president', Rachel Weiner , September 2, 2010
House ethics panel announces Waters trial, Ben Pershing , August 2, 2010
Rand Paul defends tea party as 'mainstream', Garance Franke-Ruta , July 12, 2010
Bill Clinton recalls Byrd warmly, Web Politics Editor , July 2, 2010
Lawmakers sold off BP shares, Paul Kane , June 16, 2010
White House health-care campaign begins, Shailagh Murray , May 11, 2010
A presidential visit for Nashville?, Ed O'Keefe , May 6, 2010
Demon Sheep II: They're ba-a-a-ck, Garance Franke-Ruta , May 6, 2010
David Obey to retire at end of term, Paul Kane and Chris Cillizza , May 5, 2010
Democrats to unveil immigration plan, Matt DeLong , April 29, 2010
Congress will let unemployment benefits expire, Ben Pershing , March 25, 2010
Nancy Pelosi's birthday wish, Ben Pershing , March 25, 2010
Senate begins health care 'vote-a-rama', Shailagh Murray , March 24, 2010
Here come the Republican amendments, Shailagh Murray , March 24, 2010
As sun sets, protests wane, Ed O'Keefe , March 21, 2010
Tempers flare on House floor, Ben Pershing , March 21, 2010
Rev. Jackson watches Rep. Jackson with pride, Ben Pershing , March 21, 2010
Loretta Sanchez: Present but unaccounted for, Ben Pershing , March 21, 2010
Kaptur to vote for health-care reform, Post Editor , March 21, 2010
Pelosi rejects Stupak abortion solution, Multiplatform Editor , March 20, 2010
Reid to visit House with 'whip check' in hand, Steve Reiss , March 20, 2010
Democrats pick up more votes for health bill, Ben Pershing , March 19, 2010
Senate clears jobs bill for Obama's desk, Ben Pershing , March 17, 2010
Obama delays foreign trip to work on health care, Rachel Weiner and Michael D. Shear , March 12, 2010
Reid's wife and daughter sent to hospital after car accident, Josh White and Shailagh Murray , March 11, 2010
Probe of leaders likely in Massa case, Ben Pershing , March 11, 2010
Ethics committee closes investigation of Massa, Web Politics Editor , March 10, 2010
Massa on the Glenn Beck show: the videos, Garance Franke-Ruta , March 10, 2010
Senate jobs bill clears key hurdle, Ben Pershing , March 9, 2010
Hoyer blasts Massa health-care claim, Post Editor , March 9, 2010
Gibbs calls Massa's story 'ridiculous', Garance Franke-Ruta , March 9, 2010
Reid: 'Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today', Garance Franke-Ruta , March 5, 2010
Levin to take reins of Ways and Means, Paul Kane , March 4, 2010
Lawmaker pushes to cut congressional pay, Ben Pershing , March 3, 2010
Ron Paul easily fends off primary challenges, Ben Pershing , March 3, 2010
Rangel: I'm staying as Ways and Means chairman, Perry Bacon Jr. , March 2, 2010
Reid, Baucus unveil new $150B jobs bill, Ben Pershing , March 1, 2010
Blanche Lincoln under fire, Web Politics Editor , March 1, 2010
Jobs agenda stalled at both ends of the Capitol, Ben Pershing , February 26, 2010
Kay Bailey Hutchison skips jobs bill vote, Ben Pershing , February 24, 2010
Harman recuses herself from Toyota hearings, votes, Kimberly Kindy , February 23, 2010
Scott Brown to back Democrats' jobs bill, Ben Pershing , February 22, 2010
Sen. Frank Lautenberg diagnosed with cancer, Ben Pershing , February 19, 2010
Obama and Reid to meet with fates linked, Ben Pershing , February 18, 2010
House GOP asks for jobs summit, Ben Pershing , February 17, 2010
The largest earmarkers in Congress, Paul Kane , February 17, 2010
Frank Lautenberg recovering from ulcer, fall, Ben Pershing , February 16, 2010
Pelosi cool to Senate jobs bill, Ben Pershing , February 12, 2010
Max Baucus, Charles Grassley unveil $85B jobs bill, Ben Pershing , February 11, 2010
Rep. Watson (D-Calif.) to retire, Ben Pershing , February 10, 2010
House closes shop for remainder of the week, Web Politics Editor , February 9, 2010
Shelby releases holds on Obama nominees, Shailagh Murray , February 8, 2010
Norm Dicks in line to follow Murtha on defense panel, Web Politics Editor , February 8, 2010
Murtha dead at 77: Reaction, Web Politics Editor , February 8, 2010
Weather pushes back congressional schedule, Post Editor , February 7, 2010
Jobs bill slowed by hunt for GOP votes, Ben Pershing , February 5, 2010
Obama offers alternative path on health care, Web Politics Editor , February 5, 2010
Brown sworn in to Senate, Perry Bacon Jr. , February 4, 2010
Mary Landrieu defends 'Louisiana Purchase' Medicaid deal, Web Politics Editor , February 4, 2010
Senate Democrats inch closer to jobs bill, Ben Pershing , February 4, 2010
Scott Brown to be sworn into Senate on Thursday, Perry Bacon Jr. , February 3, 2010
How long will lawmakers' pay stay frozen? , Ben Pershing , February 2, 2010
Democrats plan to unveil jobs strategy this week, Ben Pershing , February 2, 2010
Senate ethics panel has four probes underway, Ben Pershing , January 29, 2010
Early State of the Union sitters snag aisle seats, Ben Pershing , January 27, 2010
Is the Senate 'broken'?, Ben Pershing , January 26, 2010
Senate Democrats eye $80B jobs package, Ben Pershing , January 26, 2010
Hoyer: Senate bill 'better than nothing', Lori Montgomery , January 19, 2010
Snow doesn't dampen Mass. election fervor, Karl Vick , January 19, 2010
Brown takes upset bid to Bruins game, Post Editor , January 18, 2010
N.Y. members not flocking to Ford, Ben Pershing , January 13, 2010
Politicians react to Haiti earthquake, editors , January 13, 2010
Health reform looms in Mass. Senate race, By Dan Eggen , January 13, 2010
House to vote on Obama's first veto, Ben Pershing , January 12, 2010
Senate jobs bill on tap after health care, Ben Pershing , January 8, 2010
Parties spar over Senate defense vote, Ben Pershing , December 18, 2009
Boehner offers to help Obama on Afghanistan, Ben Pershing , December 17, 2009
Live: Senate Armed Services hearing, Washington Post Editor , December 2, 2009
Liberal Sen. Takes Up 'Czar' Questions with the White House, Web Politics Editor , September 16, 2009
Obama Asks Pope to Pray for Kennedy, Post Editor , July 10, 2009
Obama Seeks to Woo War Votes with Flu Funds, Web Politics Editor , June 15, 2009
An Immigration Bill This Year? Don't Bet on It, Web Politics Editor , June 5, 2009
New Deal: Specter Gets a Subcommittee Chairmanship, Web Politics Editor , May 7, 2009
Tuesday Likely for Senate Passage Vote , Post Editor , February 7, 2009
Senate Adjourns, Ends Standoff With Bush, Web Politics Editor , January 2, 2009
Palin Stays on the Offensive at Huge Va. Rally, Web Politics Editor , October 13, 2008
'Independent' Lieberman to Eat Lunch Alone, Web Politics Editor , September 9, 2008
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