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House votes to roll back Obama immigration order

The political divide over immigration grew even wider Wednesday as the Republican-led House of Representatives passed legislation that would undo President Barack Obama’s executive action shielding from deportation nearly five million immigrants here illegally. | 01/14/15 19:03:06 By - By Franco Ordoñez

Rep. Renee Ellmers breaks with GOP on immigration votes

Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina was one of 10 Republicans who voted with Democrats on Wednesday against legislation that would roll back President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. | 01/14/15 18:14:17 By - By Renee Schoof

House Republicans vote to block Obama's immigration actions

House Republicans voted Wednesday to block President Barack Obama's immigration plans and end an existing program that has deferred deportation for 500,000 young immigrants called "dreamers." | 01/14/15 17:55:26 By - By LISA MASCARO

Paris attack has U.S. lawmakers questioning visa waivers

In the wake oflast week’s Paris terrorist attack, some top U.S. lawmakers want to review a visa program that they worry could enable similar attacks on American soil. | 01/14/15 17:11:48 By - By Franco Ordoñez

House votes to undo Obama immigration changes on spending bill

House Republicans voted to try to block President Barack Obama from easing the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, including those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. | 01/14/15 13:05:26 By - By HEIDI PRZYBYLA AND BILLY HOUSE

House Republicans vote to block Obama's immigration actions

House Republicans voted Wednesday to block President Barack Obama's immigration plans and end an existing program that has deferred deportation for 500,000 young immigrants called "dreamers." | 01/14/15 13:00:26 By - By LISA MASCARO

House passes GOP proposals that roll back Obama immigration policy

The GOP-held House overwhelmingly passed legislation that would undo President Barack Obama’s executive action blocking the deportation of some 5 million immigrants here illegally. | 01/14/15 12:31:23 By - By Franco Ordoñez

As education debate nears, Sen. Murray spells out concerns

Sen. Patty Murray is preparing for her latest Senate negotiating job, this time as the leading Democrat on the committee that’s about to reconsider the federal government’s role in K-12 education. | 01/14/15 09:55:06 By - By Renee Schoof

Obama, GOP leaders discuss authorizing fight against Islamic State

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers are renewing efforts to officially authorize the fight against Islamic State terrorists, an issue that could become one of the earliest areas of cooperation between the White House and the new GOP-led Congress. | 01/13/15 23:15:41 By - By CHRISTI PARSONS AND MICHAEL A. MEMOLI

Ohio bartender charged with plotting to kill House Speaker John Boehner

An Ohio bartender who served House Speaker John Boehner drinks for years has been indicted on charges of plotting to kill him. | 01/13/15 22:50:53 By - By William Douglas

Obama kicks off congressional meeting with area of agreement: Football

At the very least, there's common ground on college football. | 01/13/15 19:25:27 By - By MICHAEL A. MEMOLI AND CHRISTI PARSONS

House GOP sets up showdown over immigration

Congress and the White House are heading toward a high-stakes showdown over immigration, with financing for the crucial Department of Homeland Security at stake at the very moment that terrorist attacks in Paris last week have Americans on edge. | 01/13/15 17:44:59 By - By William Douglas

Bowing to tradition, a new Washington state lawmaker gets an old painting

After getting sworn in as a new congressman last week, Washington state Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse on Tuesday took formal possession of aposter-sized painting of a newly hatched chick. | 01/13/15 17:19:30 By - By Rob Hotakainen

Emanuel Cleaver ranks as one of poorest members of U.S. House

With an estimated net worth of negative $2.3 million, Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver ranks as the third-poorest member of the U.S. House, a new survey shows. | 01/13/15 12:41:40 By - Steve Kraske

Senate votes to begin lengthy debate on Keystone XL bill

The Keystone XL pipeline won a key vote in the Senate on Monday evening, clearing a path for a bill approving its construction to soon pass after six years of debate over the controversial proposal to ship Canadian crude oil to refineries on the Gulf Coast. | 01/12/15 20:47:35 By - By Sean Cockerham

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