The House voted Wednesday to boost the United States's strategic and military ties with Israel, putting pressure on the Obama administration even as it tries to broker a Middle East peace framework between Israel and Palestinian authorities.
The House on Wednesday afternoon advanced legislation that would eliminate this year's ObamaCare penalties against people who choose not to buy a health insurance policy.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday called on the Obama administration to allow more exports of natural gas, which he said is a move that would help weaken the influence of Russia.
An outspoken House Democrat who favors passage of a comprehensive immigration bill called President Obama the "deporter in chief," after a major Hispanic group gave Obama that same name on Tuesday.
A House Republican said Wednesday that she'll soon propose legislation to study how commercial advertising creates body image expectations that lead to eating disorders.
The former IRS official again left lawmakers disappointed.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that President Obama’s lack of leadership has “eroded” America’s credibility globally, making it more difficult for the United States to help Ukraine.
“This president has eroded American credibility in the world,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “We can now put to rest for good any notion that the relationship with Russia has been reset."
The House could vote as soon as this week to help its government stand up to Russia.
The bill would prevent people from using food stamps to buy medical marijuana.
The House starts legislative work in the afternoon on the latest Republican bill to tweak ObamaCare.