House of Representatives

vai GetUpMornings: Members of the House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday to disavow the most recent tweets from Trump, aimed at four freshman congresswoman, inciting hatred by inviting them to go back to their home countries. The vote passed 240-187 with four Republicans and one Independent who supported the resolution, CNN reports. The House of Representatives moved […]

GETTY IMAGES With just weeks left in office, President Barack Obama signed the “Emmett Till Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016,” expanding the responsibilities of the Department of Justice and the FBI to investigate and prosecute criminal civil rights violations that occurred before 1980 and resulted in a death. The bill is an expansion […]

Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), an icon of the Civil Rights Movement, returned to his protest roots when he led a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday, making an emotional plea for a vote to overhaul the nation’s gun control laws. “What is the tipping point? Are we blind? Can we see?” Lewis said during a live […]

Criminal justice reform has been a major issue for President Barack Obama, progressives and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. In recent months the Koch Brothers, Democrats and a…

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In a morning meeting with Republicans on Friday, House Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from Congress amidst a struggle that could end with a government shutdown,…

The Confederate battle flag will likely take its last flaps in the wind at South Carolina’s statehouse soon. The House of Representatives voted 94-20 early Thursday to remove it. The Senate has already voted for the flag’s removal from statehouse grounds. And Gov. Nikki Haley has already said she would sign it into law. “Today, […]

Democrats in the House of Representatives have proposed a change to seniority rules. The proposal could marginalize the political power of the Congressional Black Caucus at a…

  RNC Chair, Reince Priebus  joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss what we should expect from a Republican controlled House and Senate. Priebus…

Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America’s divided government to the limit. The bill’s passage on a bipartisan 257-167 vote in the […]