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Pence blasts Democrats on Israel, anti-Semitism in AIPAC speech

“There was a time when support for Israel was not a partisan issue in Congress,” the vice president said, later adding: “How things have changed.” → Read More

With Trump and Netanyahu in lockstep, Democrats wrestle over support for Israel

Two Democrats unveiled a resolution condemning the boycott movement targeting Israel to counter the perception the party is fractured in its backing for the Mideast ally. → Read More

House to vote on measure opposing Trump transgender troop ban

The resolution by Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III urges the Pentagon “to maintain an inclusive policy allowing qualified transgender Americans to enlist and serve in the Armed Forces.” → Read More

‘I’m not for impeachment,’ Pelosi says, potentially roiling fellow Democrats

In an interview with The Washington Post, the House Speaker also said Trump is unfit to be president. “I mean, ethically unfit. Intellectually unfit. Curiosity-wise unfit,” she said. → Read More

House Democrats pass H.R. 1, their answer to draining the swamp

Stretching more than 500 pages, it is a legislative grab bag containing dozens of provisions favored by liberal advocacy groups, labor unions and other Democratic allies. → Read More

House to vote Thursday on measure ‘opposing hate,’ Hoyer tells Democrats

The move represents an effort by leaders to move past a controversy over alleged anti-Semitic comments from freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). → Read More

House Democrats poised to endorse public financing of congressional campaigns

The plan stands no chance in the Republican-led Senate, but campaign finance advocates see it as a watershed for the Democratic Party. → Read More

House Democrats erupt in protests over indirect sanction of Rep. Omar for alleged anti-Semitism

‘I think there’s a big rise in anti-Semitism and racism,’ said Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.). ‘But it starts at 1600 Pennsylvania. It doesn’t start with one member out of 435 members of Congress.’ → Read More

Ocasio-Cortez defends Omar, criticizes Democrats over anti-Semitism resolution

The lawmaker said on Twitter, “incidents like these do beg the question: where are the resolutions against homophobic statements? For anti-blackness? For xenophobia?” → Read More

Rep. Omar’s comments prompt House Democrats to craft anti-Semitism measure

Top Democrats are debating whether the resolution will specifically condemn Omar’s remarks, which include suggesting that supporters of Israel have an “allegiance to a foreign country.” → Read More

House Judiciary chairman says he will launch probe of Trump’s ‘abuse of power’

Rep. Jerrold Nadler said he is sending document requests to more than 60 people and entities tied to Trump. The probe, he said, could eventually lead to impeachment. → Read More

House Democrats explode in recriminations as liberals lash out at moderates

Behind closed doors, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatened to put those voting with Republicans “on a list” for a primary challenge in the 2020 election. → Read More

Surprise Republican win in House exposes divisions in Democratic leadership

Republicans have embraced the use of a procedural tool to put swing-district Democrats in politically tight spots. Now Democrats are considering changing the rules. → Read More

Hard-charging Democrats’ cautious strategy on gun control reflects limits of political change

“Nothing is going to happen unless it’s bipartisan,” said Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) as the party takes incremental steps. → Read More

House pushes ahead on gun control, backs expansion of background checks

Senate Republican leaders said it was unlikely they would consider the measure and Trump has issued a veto threat. → Read More

Senate blocks bill on medical care for children born alive after attempted abortion

All but three Democrats voted against a procedural motion on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Opponents argued it represented an unjustified attack on abortion rights. → Read More

House Democrats set Tuesday vote on overturning Trump emergency declaration

The House is expected to pass the measure rejecting the president’s bid to beef up border wall funding, but its prospects in the GOP-controlled Senate remain uncertain. → Read More

What’s in the 1,169-page border-security bill to avert a government shutdown

Only a few pages of the legislation deals with the border wall that President Trump demanded. Here’s the rest of the story. → Read More

McCarthy blames Republican loss of House majority on GOP health care bill

In a private conversation with donors this month, McCarthy singled out the House Freedom Caucus and its push to roll back protections for people with preexisting conditions. → Read More

McCarthy, GOP challenge House Democrats to denounce alleged anti-Semitism

The top House Republican compared the comments from the two Muslim women in Congress to the firestorm over the racially charged remarks of GOP Rep. Steve King. → Read More