Legislative Debate

Members offer bipartisan Mandela resolution

A bipartisan group of House members has proposed a resolution honoring the life of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon and former South African president who died last week.


House to extend ban on undetectable firearms

The House next week is expected to approve a 10-year extension to a law that bans the manufacture, sale or ownership of firearms that can't be picked up by a metal detector.


Dem proposes park fee holiday to counter shutdown

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) on Wednesday proposed legislation to suspend the collection of entrance fees at national parks, to help promote tourism after the government shutdown led to reduced crowds across the country.