Republicans back down in standoff over Homeland Security

/ Mar 4, 2015

Republicans back down in standoff over Homeland Security

The Republican-led House of Representatives backed down Tuesday in a dispute that could have led to a partial shutdown of the agency overseeing U.S. borders, handing a major victory to President Barack Obama. Republican lawmakers signaled they will back legislation to fund the Homeland Security ...

Dec 12, 2013

U.S. House pressures countries on child abductions

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to punish countries that do not promptly return abducted children, upping pressure on an issue that has soured relations with Japan and other allies. With no dissenting votes, the House voted to create an annual report to assess ...