House Judiciary Committee
At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) refused to question U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, referencing that Holder was held in contempt of Congress, and that any other American who failed to comply with a Justice Dept. subpoena “would be in jail.”
Some of Maryland’s local jails still shackle female inmates as they’re giving birth–a harmful and unnecessary practice, women’s advocates say.
Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House will not hold formal, compromise talks on the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration bill, a fresh signal from the Republican leadership that the issue is dead for the year.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday rejected the idea of giving immigrants in the U.S. illegally a special pathway to citizenship, and said the Housemust chart its own course on immigration even if it never results in a bill President Barack Obama can sign.
Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation of national security leaks and its failure to talk to The Associated Press before issuing subpoenas for the news service’s telephone records.
The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he sees the need to bring illegal immigrants already in this country into legal status, and potentially allow some of them to eventually obtain citizenship — though not through any special pathway.
The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Friday that he’s interested in writing legislation this year improving background checks for gun buyers and cracking down on illegal firearms sales.
A group of a half-dozen House members, equally divided between Democrats and Republicans, is nearing completion of wide-ranging immigration legislation similar to proposals by Senate negotiators and President Barack Obama, including a pathway to legal immigration status for 11 million illegal immigrants already in the U.S.
A House committee is scheduled to vote on a bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy.