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Meet The 5 Richest And Poorest Members of Congress
When he’s not getting feisty on the House floor, Congressman Darrell Issa , R-Calif., is sitting pretty with an estimated net worth of $357.25 million. Former CEO Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., has raked in nearly $112 million, and Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, has amassed more than $117 million,
Rep. Allen West's Chick-fil-A Treat Gnaws at Black Caucus
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have lunched on their fair share of fried chicken, but when the group’s only Republican member, Rep. Allen West of Florida, brought Chick-fil-A for his turn to provide lunch, “every member” of the group was offended, caucus member Rep....
Rep . Alcee Hastings Ethics Investigation Extended
While a federal lawsuit continues, the House Ethics Committee announced today it will not conduct a full-blown investigation into allegations that Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings sexually harassed a former employee and retaliated against her after she complained about it. Reps. Jo Bonner, ...
Libya: House Rejects Obama Authorizing U.S. Strikes, Threatens to Cut Funding
The House of Representatives this afternoon declined to grant the president the authority to continue supporting the NATO mission in Libya , another sign of rebellion brewing thousands of miles away on Capitol Hill as NATO's bombing campaign in support of Libyan rebels enters its fourth month.
The Note's Must-Reads for Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Note's Must-Reads are a round-up of today's political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News Digital News Associates and Desk Assistants Jayce Henderson,...
Democratic Florida Congressman Denies Sexual Harassment Charges
ABC News’ John R. Parkinson reports: A Democratic congressman is denying accusations that he repeatedly sexually harassed an employee over the course of two years, calling the allegations “ludicrous” and a “lie” and vowed to be vindicated and win a...
State of the Union Preview: Paul Ryan & the Republican Response
The Republican response to the State of the Union will showcase 40-year-old Paul Ryan, R-WI, chairman of the House Budget Committee. Ryan is a policy intellectual and one of the few members of Congress who has seriously proposed ways to deal with the deficit, but his proposals – which would curtail
As House GOP Launches Health Care Repeal Push, CBO Warns of Hundreds of Billions of Dollars in Red Ink
ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe reports: House Republicans today launched their push to repeal the health care reform law in the face of stout opposition from Democrats and a warning of hundreds of billions of dollars in red ink. “We will...
Size matters, lawsuit says of U.S. House
The U.S. House of Representatives is the same size it was a century ago — even as the country's population has grown more than three times as large. That's resulted in growing disparities between the largest congressional district and the smallest. When the U.S. Census Bureau releases