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Billy House Billy House is a Congressional Correspondent for National Journal. He joined CongressDaily in April 2009 as its House leadership reporter after two years as The Tampa Tribune's Washington reporter and before that, five years as The Arizona (Phoenix) Republic's Washington reporter.
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House could take up Senate supplemental

June 9, 2010 Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Wednesday said the House may take up the Senate-passed version of the war supplemental appropriations bill, bypassing a House Appropriations Committee markup of the spending measure. "We can just take up the Senate bill," Hoyer said Wednesday. "And right now ... in light of the ...

House passes Defense policy bill

May 28, 2010 The House Friday approved its version of the fiscal 2011 defense authorization bill, 229-186, including language to repeal the 1993 policy that bans gays from openly serving in the military. Nine Republicans joined Democrats to pass the measure, while 26 Democrats voted against it. The bill was passed after Democrats ...

Democrat questions MMS realignment

May 17, 2010 A key House Democrat raised concerns on Monday about the way the Obama administration is splitting up the Interior Department agency that oversees offshore drilling, part of its response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The proposed realignment of the Minerals Management Service is a "step in the right ...

Parties ponder price of skirting budget vote

May 17, 2010 House Republican leaders insist Democrats will take a big political risk if they choose not to pass a fiscal 2011 budget resolution, and predict GOP candidates will be able to exploit the issue in this fall's elections. "Americans are watching here, and Americans will remember," warns House Minority Leader Rep. ...

Hoyer: War supplemental ready soon

May 11, 2010 The House and Senate appear to be at odds over who goes first on the supplemental, as both plan their schedule through the Memorial Day recess. House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Tuesday said he intends to bring the emergency war supplemental to the floor before the Memorial Day ...

Citizens United prepared for another fundraising case

April 30, 2010 Reaction to Thursday's unveiling of legislation to increase disclosure in political advertising in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC ruling in January was mixed, but the plaintiff in the case is leaving the door open for more court action. The bill, crafted by Senate Democratic Conference ...

Groups push Congress for border-fix bill

April 26, 2010 Passage of hard-line immigration legislation in Arizona makes it imperative for Congress to adopt comprehensive immigration reform before November's elections, a group of advocates said on Monday. "It's the shot heard 'round the world," said Angela Kelley, vice president for immigration policy and advocacy at the Center for American Progress, ...

Report questions health reform law savings

April 23, 2010 An administration report out Friday says the new healthcare law will increase costs to the federal government by $311 billion over the next decade, a finding that appears to undercut the views of President Obama and congressional Democrats that the measure would cut the nation's skyrocketing health costs. Richard Foster, ...

House majority leader bearish on budget passage

April 13, 2010 House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Tuesday he doubts Congress can pass a budget resolution this year. Hoyer said both he and House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. John Spratt, D-S.C., would like to pass a budget, but he cautioned they will see "whether we have the votes." Hoyer ...

FBI probing death threats, vandalism against lawmakers

March 25, 2010 The FBI, Capitol Police and local law-enforcement agencies said Wednesday they are investigating death threats, vandalism and other acts against Democratic House members in the wake of Sunday's passage of the healthcare overhaul bill. The incidents include faxed messages to House Majority Whip Clyburn and Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., that ...