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House passes abortion bill during anti-abortion march  The US House has passed a bill to tighten restrictions on abortion, just as anti-abortion activists were marching through Washington, DC US House passes Keystone pipe bill John Boehner survives House rebellion in US Congress US House passes $1.1tn budget bill
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House passes abortion bill during anti-abortion march
  The US House has passed a bill to tighten restrictions on abortion, just as anti-abortion activists were marching through Washington, DC
Jan. 9 US House passes Keystone pipe bill  The US House has passed a bill approving the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline Jan. 6 John Boehner survives House rebellion in US Congress  Boehner has won another term as the Speaker, as Republicans take control of both chambers of Congress for the first time in eight years

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Dec.11 US House passes $1.1tn budget bill
  The US House of Representatives has passed a $1.1tn budget, hours before government was due to shut down at midnight on Thursday Sep.17 US House approves Obama Syria plan Jul.25 Wikipedia blocks 'disruptive' page edits from US Congress

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.15  House Democrats help pass Republican-led healthcare bill Oct.29 US defends spying on foreign leaders   The head of US intelligence tells lawmakers that discerning foreign leaders' intentions is a key goal of US spying operations Oct.24  US healthcare IT contractors grilled Oct.16 US Congress approves debt deal   The US Congress has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risked de... Oct.15 Obama snubs proposed US House fiscal plan
. Washington Oct.10  Republicans make debt ceiling offer Sep.27  US braces for possible shutdown Sep.20  US budget bill defunds health law  US votes to cut food stamp benefits Sep.3 Obama wins key backing on Syria plan Jul.24  US lawmakers back phone surveillance Jun.18  US House passes abortion-limits bill May.29  Bachmann to retire from Congress Jan.4  Sandy aid bill approved by US House Jan.3  New US Congress re-elects Boehner Jan.1 Obama urges House to back deal. Washington

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.20 US shelves 'fiscal cliff' vote
Aug.21 Congressman Todd Akin seeks 'forgiveness' for gaffe. USA Jun.20 Contempt charge for US attorney general May.15 Chen tells U.S. lawmakers of reprisals. Beijing

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.22 House Republicans retreat on payroll tax
Dec.21 Republicans under pressure on tax Dec.16 US taxes and pipeline deal struck Aug.1 US House passes debt-limit bill   The US House of Representatives has passed by 269 votes to 161 a last-gasp deal to avoid a federal debt default Jul.29 Republicans scramble to save debt bill Jul.28 House delays key debt limit vote Jul.27 Boehner pushes House on debt plan  Speaker John Boehner is urging Republicans in the House of Representatives to back his plan to cut the US budget and raise the debt limit Jul.26 Republican debt plan under fire. Washington Jul.25 Obama blames Republicans on debt. Washington Jun.18  Obama tees off in 'golf summit' Jun.16 US lawmaker Weiner 'to step down'. New York Jun.6 US lawmaker admits lewd picture   New York: Married congressman Anthony Weiner has admitted sending a picture of his underpants to a young woman, but says he will not resign Jan.9 Shot US congresswoman 'doing well'. Arizona Jan.8 Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot Map of Tucson Arizona
  Arizona: Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, 40, was shot at close range during a public meeting. 6 other people have been killed.    She is in a critical condition. The dead in...

year 2010 Top ^

Nov.24 DeLay guilty of money laundering
. Texas Nov.2 Republicans win House, Dems keep Senate
  Washington: US Republicans have ridden a wave of economic discontent to capture the House but President Obama's party has kept the Senate.    GOP has picked up nine governorships from Democrats. Republicans took six Senate seats from...
Sep.30 'US bill on yuan would hurt both countries'
. Beijing May.12   Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'  Congressional investigators believe the device meant to stop oil leaking from a Gulf of Mexico well after last month's rig explosion was fau... Mar.21 U.S. House passes health care vote
  The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill
 The compromise bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, cuts the deficit by $138 billion during that period. It would reduce the deficit by another $1.2 trillion in the following decade
 Debate under way in on healthcare bill Mar.20  Obama in final health vote push Mar.4   Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide  House Foreign Affairs Committeel has described the killing of Armenians by Turkish forces during WWI as genocide, despite White House Feb.24 Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
  Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, acknowledged that the company had made mistakes and apologized for the recent lapses in quality control

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Nov.7 US House backs healthcare reforms   The House has backed, in a 220-215 vote, a healthcare bill in a step towards reforms promised by President Obama, despite strong opposition  Obama in 11th-hour health plea Mar.19  US lawmakers vote for bonus tax Feb.13 US House approves stimulus plan Jan.28 US House passes economic package
  The House of Representatives has passed by 244 votes to 188 President Obama's $825bn economic stimulus package

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Dec.10  US House backs car industry plan Oct.3 House backs $700bn bail-out plan
  The House of Representatives has passed by 263-171 vote a government plan to rescue the US financial sector
 The package is to buy the bad debts of failing financial institutions on Wall Street. The vote was the second in a week, following its shock rejection of an earlier version. Bush praised lawmakers for their spirit of co-operation before signing the bill into law
Sep.29 $700 billion bailout package failed  Democrats and Republicans immediately blamed each other for the failure of the bailout package in the House  Wall Street bail-out goes to vote Jul.23 US lawmakers pass housing rescue
  The House of Representatives has passed a massive housing rescue bill that could help struggling homeowners get cheaper loans Mar.21  House speaker blasts China over Tibet Feb.13  Baseball star Clemens denies doping

year 2007 Top ^

Oct.16  Lawmaker: Yahoo knew China's intent Oct.10   US bill on Armenia moves forward
  A bill recognising the killing of Armenians in Ottoman times as genocide passed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee by 27 votes to 21 Sep.4  Iraqis fail Congress targets Jul.12 House of Reps votes for troop pullout May.10 House passes Iraq funding bill Apr.25 US House votes for Iraq deadline Feb.13 House of Representatives clashes on Iraq

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Dec.8  House backs India nuclear bill

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.22 Bush suffers Patriot Act defeat
May.24  US House backs stem cell funding

year 2004 Top ^

Dec.8 Congress Approves Intelligence Bill  The Congress is sending the bill that creates a new director of national intelligence demanded after Sept. 11 to Bush Jul.23 Congress calls Darfur crisis 'genocide'

year 2003 Top ^

Oct.2  Saddam 'may have bluffed' on WMDs

year 2002 Top ^

Nov.5 Congress falls to Republicans  Republicans to hold onto control of the House, apparently win in 2 gubernatorial races and closer toward control of Senate Oct.2  Congress boost for Bush on Iraq Sep.18  Bush, lawmakers discuss Iraq Jul.17  Congress damns intelligence agencies