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Republicans propose an amendment that would bar Department of Defense from funding transgender medical surgeries
Democrats are enraged today by an amendment to the defense authorization bill that would prohibit the Department of Defense from using any government money to provide medical treatment related to gender transition. The amendment, which was offered by Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, bans
From Tanning to Shoveling Dung: What Congress Is Doing On Its Summer Vacation
Forbes may have rated DC the coolest city in the nation – but lawmakers off for the August recess often find more to love in their home districts than in Washington. Sure, high-profile meetings with international leaders are fun to brag about at a dinner...
Thousands March Through Washington Snow For Annual Rally Against Abortion
WASHINGTON , D.C. — Numbing cold didn’t stop thousands of anti-abortion activists from descending on the nation’s capital today for their annual “March for Life.” The demonstration falls each year on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision to legalize abortion in Roe v....
Intel Questions Plague Obama
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SENATE INTEL CHAIR CALLS FOR ‘MAJOR REVIEW’: Despite the furor over spying on its friends, the Obama administration is undecided on whether it will stop surveillance of all its allies after the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee claimed it...
Ike Skelton, Longtime Former Congressman, Dies at 81
Ike Skelton, a Missouri Democrat who spent more than three decades in Congress and served as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, died today. He was 81. Two senior House aides confirmed Skelton’s death to ABC News. Skelton, who was elected to 17 terms...
Pols React to Colorado Shooting
ABC’s Kyle Blaine, Jilian Fama and Meghan Kiesel report: Politicians have taken to Twitter to respond to the early morning shootings at a “Dark Knight Rises” premiere in Aurora, Colo. We will support each other as a community and bring the shooter to justice. #theatershooting -Colorado Sen....
Transcript: 10 Freshmen Lawmakers Talk With Diane Sawyer
Diane Sawyer interviews Sen. Rand Paul (Ky Mike Lee (Utah), Mo Brooks (Ala Marlin Stutzman (Ind Frank Guinta (N.H Vicky Hartzler (Mo Scott Tipton (Col Paul Gosar (Ariz Tim Huelskamp (Kan and Michael Grimm (N.Y.) on the debt deal and Washington's spending. DIANE SAWYER: So we're just gonna start in
ABC News Announces a Special Edition of "World News with Diane Sawyer" to be Broadcast from Capitol Hill on Monday, August 1
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Speaks to Diane Sawyer Sawyer Reconvenes Her Panel of Freshman Republican Lawmakers for an Exclusive Discussion on the Debt Crisis In addition, the Men and Women of Fort Wayne, Indiana "Tell Washington" What They Think...
Sarah Palin Paid Almost $14,000 to Decorate Her Tour Bus and More From SarahPAC’s FEC Report
ABC News’ Sheila Marikar (@SheilaYM) and Michael Falcone (@michaelpfalcone) report: Sarah Palin spent almost $14,000 to adorn her “One Nation” tour bus with larger-than-life renditions of the Constitution, Liberty Bell, and her signature. That’s one of hundreds of expenditures listed...
Boehner, House Republicans to Roll Out “Growth Agenda” Thursday
ABC News’ John R. Parkinson (@JRPabcDC) reports: Since sweeping into the majority last fall, House Republicans have maintained that the 112th Congress will be a “Cut and Grow” Congress. First cut spending, then the economy will grow. To date, the...