House of Representatives

House Passes Congressional Insider Trading Ban, 417-2

The House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed new curbs on insider trading by lawmakers and other government officials despite complaints from Democrats and some Republicans that key anti-corruption provisions were dropped.

Jon Huntsman, Former Presidential Candidate, Joins Ford's Board

Ford Motor Co. on Thursday named former 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to its board of directors. The appointment gives Huntsman another job as he backs out of the public spotlight back into the private sector. And it gives Ford another established, high-profile board member with political ties.

The Real 'Food Stamp President': Rep. Gutierrez Rips Newt Gingrich [VIDEO]

Gutierrez called out Gingrich for labeling President Obama the food stamp president (watch here), and revealed the actual food stamp president was not a Democrat, but a Republican: George W. Bush. Gutierrez also tore into the former Speaker on Wednesday for relying on politically punchy and racially volatile props to sustain his presidential campaign.

U.S. Squeezes French-Led Satellite Maker over China

The United States has threatened action that could disrupt a French-led satellite maker's supply chain, spurred by suspicion that it illegally used U.S. know-how or parts in spacecraft launched by Chinese rockets.

Birth Control Rules Fuel Pre-election Political Firestorm

The top Republican in the Congress on Wednesday denounced President Barack Obama's new rule on contraceptives as an assault on religious freedom and vowed to overturn it, as the White House sought to prevent the issue from becoming an election-year liability.

Keystone XL Bill Passes House Committee

A plan to fast-track the stalled Keystone XL pipeline was passed by a key committee in the House of Representatives Tuesday, as Republicans made yet another attempt to spur approval of the project that has become a major issue in the 2012 elections.

House Republicans Try Again to Force Keystone XL

Republicans in the House of Representatives will try to force quick approval of the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline using a highway funding bill, but the plan's author said Monday there may be more than one avenue for advancing the project.

Defiant Newt Gingrich Vows to Stay in Republican Race

A defiant Newt Gingrich vowed to continue in the 2012 Republican presidential race and predicted that he could pull even with Mitt Romney in the delegate count within two months: I am a candidate for president of the United States. I will be a candidate for president of the United States.

Senate Passes STOCK Act to Stop Insider Trading [VIDEO]

The United States Senate on Thursday passed the 'Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge' (STOCK) Act, which will ban lawmakers from trading stocks based on the information they have gathered while performing their Congressional duties.

Newt Gingrich: Joe Paterno Taught Me to Be 'Head Coach' of House [VIDEO]

Back in 1998, when Newt Gingrich was still speaker and Joe Paterno was a living legend at Penn State, the Republican politician revealed that the football coach had given him advice on how to govern the U.S. House of Representatives (watch here), including viewing his fellow GOP congressmen as assistant coaches, like the now-infamous Jerry Sandusky.

House Votes to Repeal Part of Obama Health Law

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to repeal a provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul setting up a home-care program for the elderly and disabled that regulators said was unworkable.

House Passes Extension of Federal Pay Freeze

The House of Representatives, seeking to cut the U.S. deficit and burnish its own tarnished image, passed a bill Wednesday to extend a pair of pay freezes for federal workers, including its own members.

Google Defends Privacy Policy Changes to the Congress

Internet search engine giant Google has sent a 13-page letter to eight members of the House of Representatives to defend its privacy policy consolidation, after the Congress members expressed their concerns about the change.