House passes host of bills targeting Iran after attack on Israel

House lawmakers passed multiple pieces of legislation focused on penalizing Iran following its attack on Israel last weekend. The measures passed include: A resolution declaring the slogan “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’’ is “outrightly antisemitic and must be strongly condemned.” The Holding Iranian Leaders Accountable Act…Read More

House returns for messy spy powers fight, tapping new Appropriations leader

House lawmakers are back in Washington from their two-week Easter break. Atop the agenda: the fight over reauthorization of a controversial surveillance tool, known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Our colleague Jordain Carney has an excellent look at the state of play…Read More

House Democrats prepare to try for another Roe election

They turned the reversal of Roe v. Wade into campaign rocket fuel two years ago, denying the GOP its hopes for a “red wave.” Now House Democrats are preparing to try to again sink vulnerable Republicans on abortion. Internal party polling data backs up their strategy…Read More

House finally passes surveillance bill after three stumbles

The House on Friday passed legislation reauthorizing a controversial government surveillance power — capping off a monthslong debate marked by acrimonious GOP infighting. The 273-147 bipartisan vote is a win for embattled Speaker Mike Johnson, who has struggled publicly to bridge the deep divides within his conference…Read More

DOJ rebuffs House GOP’s request for Hur-Biden interview audio

The Justice Department is rebuffing House Republicans’ demands to hand over audio of former special counsel Robert Hur’s interview with President Joe Biden. The DOJ sent a letter to Oversight Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) and Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) saying it would not turn over the audio by the House GOP’s Monday deadline…Read […]

House conservatives demand steep concessions in exchange for Baltimore bridge funding

The House Freedom Caucus signaled Friday that they’re open to giving federal funds to rebuild the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, but they have a few significant conditions. The conservative hardliners’ caveats include: They want the Biden administration to reverse course on its pause on new export terminal permits for liquefied natural gas (LNG) […]

How House Dems plan to use abortion ballot initiatives on the campaign trail

House Democrats are vowing to put abortion rights at the center of congressional campaigns in the aftermath of a Florida court ruling upholding a strict abortion law and allowing a ballot referendum. Their campaign arm, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, argues in a new memo obtained first by POLITICO that abortion measures on the ballot […]

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