House Republican leaders have demoted another defiant colleague in their bid to impose party discipline on procedural votes.
Legislation that would cut Amtrak’s budget by $242 million was working its way through the House, though there’s new funding for video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record train engineers to help investigators get to the bottom of crashes such as last month’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia.
The House will vote next week to repeal the health care law Republicans have vowed to undo. They’ll also direct work to start on a replacement bill the GOP promised more than four years ago.
Three House Republican bills would prevent or delay environmental decisions, warns White House.
House Republicans demanded a travel ban from Ebola-ravaged West Africa Thursday, calling it the only sure way to protect Americans from the virus’s deadly reach. Administration officials resisted, as anxiety over the disease raced through the country and rattled the White House and Capitol Hill.
President Barack Obama says House Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable version of an immigration bill even though they know the bill isn’t going anywhere.
House Republican leaders on Friday offered a revised, $694 million bill addressing the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to rank-and-file members, hoping the changes would sway reluctant conservatives.
GOP House measure also cuts healthy food initiative championed by Michelle Obama.
First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., expressed support for President Obama’s use of executive action on immigration legislation, saying that the real “failure of leadership” is with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio., for being “spooked” into a corner by Tea Party conservatives.