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The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: Warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products -- a measure being applauded by tech companies and privacy advocates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Blocking Warrantless NSA Searches, Tech ‘Backdoors’

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products.

06/20/2014

The skyline of Washington, DC. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

House Subcommittee Weighing $600 Million Funding for D.C.

A House subcommittee is scheduled to take up a bill that includes more than $600 million in funds for the District of Columbia.

06/18/2014

File photo of Rep. Lou Barletta. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: House ‘Probably’ Has The Votes To Impeach Obama

Could the House of Representatives impeach President Barack Obama? One Republican lawmaker believes they would have the votes to do so.

06/17/2014

President Obama told graduates at Worcester Technical High School in Massachusetts that immigration reform is still possible even with Eric Cantor's primary defeat. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Cantor Loss Is Not The Death Knell Of Immigration Reform

President Obama rejects the notion that Cantor’s primary defeat means there is no chance for an overhaul of immigration laws.

06/11/2014

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks during his weekly news conference March 26, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Boehner: I ‘Feel Confident’ Republicans Will Re-Elect Me As House Speaker

John Boehner believes his party will stand behind him to be Speaker of the House once again following the 2014 midterm elections.

04/08/2014

File photo of the U.S. Capitol building. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats Face Uphill Battle To Retake Control Of House In Midterm Elections

Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year’s congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November.

03/31/2014

CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg speaks during his keynote conference as part of the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2014 at the Fira Gran Via complex on Feb. 24, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (credit: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Zuckerberg-Affiliated Advocacy Group Launches Nationwide Ad Imploring House GOP To Act On Immigration

An advocacy group affiliated with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched a nationwide ad on Monday that implores House Republicans to act this election year on legislation overhauling the nation’s immigration system.

03/04/2014

File photo of Rep. John Dingell  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dingell, Longest-Serving Congressman, To Retire

U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit’s auto industry, will announce his retirement on Monday, a person familiar with his plans said.

02/24/2014

U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Ruppersberger to Seek Re-Election to Congress

Democratic Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who had been considering a run for Maryland governor, says he will seek re-election to Congress.

01/22/2014

U.S. Capitol (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Approves $1.1 Trillion Federal Budget Bill

A $1.1 trillion budget bill that eases the harshest effects of last year’s automatic budget cuts is on its way to the White House after clearing Congress Thursday night.

01/16/2014

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