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February 3, 2016

Watch Live: House Hearing on Flint Water Crisis


President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency in Flint, Mich. on Jan. 16 freeing up federal aid to help with lead-contaminated drinking water. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency in Flint, Mich. on Jan. 16 freeing up federal aid to help with lead-contaminated drinking water. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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.

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January 12, 2016

Pelosi on Whether Hillary Clinton Would Work Better With Congress


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In her Power Brokers interview, Pelosi dishes on what it was like to work with Steny Hoyer in her first job. (SideXSide Studios)

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.

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January 7, 2016

Pelosi: North Korea Sanctions Bill to Receive Bipartisan Support


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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said a bill toughening sanctions against North Korea is “ready to go.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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

December 17, 2015

Some Democrats Not as Opposed to Tax Deal as Pelosi


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Pelosi called the tax extender bill “practically an immorality.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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.

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Pelosi Supports Omnibus, but Other Democrats Not Sold


UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 01: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts her weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center, October 1, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Pelosi will support the omnibus, but some of her Democratic colleagues are still on the fence. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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.

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December 16, 2015

Ryan Gets High Marks for First Big Showdown


UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 16: Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., conducts a news conference in the Capitol after a meeting of the House Republican Conference, December 16, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Ryan is planning ahead for 2016. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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.

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GOP Went Big With Tax Deal


Ryan's influence was felt on the tax deal. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Ryan’s influence was felt on the tax deal. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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

December 11, 2015

Why Democrats Are Lining Up Against the Tax Deal


UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 29: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., prepares to hand the gavel to Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., before he was sworn in on the House floor as the 54th Speaker of the House, October 29, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Pelosi is outlining why Democrats won’t be supporting the tax extenders deal. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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

December 10, 2015

Ryan: House GOP Will Build 2016 Legislative Agenda Together


UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 1: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walks back to his office following the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Ryan said the GOP agenda would be a consensus effort. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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

Watch Live: House Hearing on U.S. Visa Waiver Program


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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December 1, 2015

Watch Live: House Hearing on U.S. Middle East Strategy


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.

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November 19, 2015

Watch Live: House Judiciary Hearing on Syrian Refugee Crisis


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.

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November 5, 2015

Watch Live: House Leaders’ Weekly Press Conferences


Watch live as the leaders of the House hold their weekly news conferences Thursday. Full story

October 28, 2015

Watch Live: House GOP Leadership Election Stakeout


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

October 22, 2015

Watch Live: Hillary Clinton Testifies Before Benghazi Committee


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

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