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The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Mich.
Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the City of Flint are among the witnesses expected to testify.
Coverage begins at 9 a.m.
Wait, was that an endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi?
In this first clip from an exclusive interview with Roll Call to kick off our new Power Brokers series of weekly newsmaker interviews, Pelosi discussed why and how a President Hillary Clinton might have a better chance of working with House Republicans than President Barack Obama has.
A bill to strengthen U.S. sanctions on North Korea is expected to get a House vote as soon as next week, and it will receive broad bipartisan support, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday. Full story
Yes, the majority of House Democrats voted against the tax deal on Thursday, but 77 of them voted yes the day after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the bill “practically an immorality.”
But for many Democrats, it appears voting against a bill that permanently locks in expanded tax benefits for working families would have been immoral.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will vote for the $1.1 trillion spending bill, but it’s unclear how many of her more liberal colleagues will follow her lead, a situation fluid enough that members and aides are concerned there might not be enough Democratic votes to offset Republican no votes.
John A. Boehner’s last days as speaker in October were spent, as he said, cleaning out the barn, or cutting legislative deals to help his successor, Paul D. Ryan, get off to a good start.
Now that Ryan is close to passing his first real test as speaker by finishing up 2015’s legislative business, the Wisconsin Republican is laying the groundwork to keep things tidy in 2016.
Big is the word that can best be used to describe the tax extenders package the House will vote on Thursday: big in policy, big in cost, big compared to past efforts and a big win for Republicans.
Lawmakers have not passed a significant tax bill since the 2012 fiscal cliff deal that staved off massive tax hikes. Since then, Republicans have expressed interest in making moves on taxes, but little happened until retiring Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., released his plan. After it failed to gain traction, Camp brokered a deal last year with then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make 10 expiring tax provisions permanent, but the White House threatened to veto the package before it was finalized.
When the tax extenders bill was released late Tuesday, it called for the permanent renewal of 22 tax breaks and several other sweeteners. In doing so, it also provided a down payment on a more ambitious overhaul of the tax code, a priority for Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., who started off the year in his dream job by replacing Camp as head of the House tax-writing panel. Full story
Republicans should not attach a package of permanent and temporary tax breaks to the a government funding bill unless they can pass it without Democratic support, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned Friday.
“I wouldn’t vote for it, and I wouldn’t recommend that anyone else vote for it,” the California Democrat said of a potential combined measure. “So that’s not a way to keep government open, unless they have all the Republican votes to do it.”
The cost of the package, reportedly about $750 billion, has been a major concern among House Democrats who have argued permanent extensions of the tax breaks should be offset. Full story
Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced his big 2016 priority would be advancing a “pro-growth agenda.”
And although he doesn’t yet know what that agenda will look like, he wants all Republicans to have a say in its shaping. Full story
The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security holds a hearing on terrorism and vulnerabilities in the Visa Waiver Program, which comes in the wake of the Dec. 2 San Bernardino, Calif., mass shooting.
Officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the RAND Corporation, MorphoTrak and the Center for American Progress are expected to testify.
Coverage begins at 10 a.m.
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Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will testify at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. strategy in Iraq and Syria.
Coverage begins at 10 a.m.
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security holds a hearing on the Syrian refugee crisis and the U.S. admission program for refugees. Officials from the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security are expected to testify.
Coverage begins at 9 a.m.
Watch live as the leaders of the House hold their weekly news conferences Thursday. Full story
House Republicans will meet to select the next speaker of the House, with Speaker John A. Boehner set to resign at the end of the week. Lawmakers are expected to address the media after the election around 2:30 p.m.
Coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. Full story
Former secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify Thursday before the House Select Committee on Benghazi about the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Coverage begins at 10 a.m. Full story