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  • Seven Jewish lawmakers press Obama on Turkey

    November 3, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    Seven Jewish House members urged President Obama to conduct an intensive review of the country’s relationship with Turkey.

    “It appears that our long-standing ally in Ankara is drifting toward confrontation with our closest friends and allies,” said the letter sent Wednesday by the...

  • Republican Bob Turner wins Weiner’s former seat

    September 14, 2011 | 12:01 am

    In a blow to Democrats, a Republican candidate captured the heavily Jewish New York City congressional district previously represented by Rep. Anthony Weiner.

    The Republican candidate, Bob Turner, beat his Democratic opponent, New York State Assemblyman David Weprin, in Tuesday’s...

  • Palestinians erring in state bid without talks, Hoyer tells Peres

    August 10, 2011 | 10:35 am

    U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer told Israeli President Shimon Peres that the Palestinians “would be making an error” in seeking U.N. recognition without negotiations.

    Hoyer, the minority whip in the House of Representatives, is leading a delegation of 26 Democratic members of the U.S....

  • 81 House members touring Israel

    August 8, 2011 | 10:37 am

    A total of 81 members of the U.S. House of Representatives will be touring Israel this month.

    Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the minority whip, is leading a trip of 26 Democrats that landed Monday in Israel.

    “I look forward to returning to Israel to continue learning firsthand about the...

  • Jewish Dems defend Wasserman Schultz after West’s attack

    July 21, 2011 | 9:11 am

    Jewish Democrats slammed Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) for his vituperative attack on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as a pro-Israel PAC raised funds for the congresswoman based on the attack.

    West emailed Wasserman Schultz, who is also the chairwoman of the Democratic National...

  • Paul won’t run for House again

    July 13, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), one of the most consistent opponents of pro-Israel legislation, said he will not run again as a congressman.

    “I have decided not to seek re-election to Congress,” Paul, 75, said Tuesday on his Twitter account.

    He linked to a story in The Facts, a Texas news...

  • U.S. House approves Jewish chaplains memorial

    May 24, 2011 | 10:25 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted to authorize the construction of a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery for fallen Jewish chaplains.

    The bill was approved Monday night and now moves to the Senate.

    Dozens of national and locally based Jewish and veterans groups, led by...

  • Bipartisan House delegation visiting Israel

    April 26, 2011 | 10:25 am

    A bipartisan delegation of U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers is in Israel this week.

    The delegation, including Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.), Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.), John Barrow (D-Ga.), Tim Murphy (R-Pa.),...

  • Grimm first House GOP lawmaker to back Pollard clemency

    March 30, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    Rep. Michael Grimm became the first Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives to back the latest push for clemency for Jonathan Pollard.

    Grimm, a freshman from Staten Island, N.Y., says in a YouTube clip posted Tuesday by a supporter of the convicted spy for Israel that he...

  • OU backs repeal of Fla. funding law

    March 30, 2011 | 10:05 am

    The Orthodox Union told Florida’s House of Representatives that it backs a repeal of a law that bans public funds for faith-based schools, activities and charities.

    The law’s current language bans public funds “in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any...

  • Maryland House passes Holocaust train bill

    March 29, 2011 | 10:18 am

    France’s national railroad must publish its World War II-era records if its American subsidiary is to win a Maryland train contract.

    Under legislation approved unanimously Monday by the Maryland House of Delegates, SNCF must catalog and put online records relating to its...

  • GOP House freshmen sign on to Israel aid letter

    February 16, 2011 | 2:05 pm

    The majority of Republican freshmen in the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on to a letter committing to current levels of defense assistance to Israel.

    Among the 87 freshmen, 65 have signed the letter initiated by Reps. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) and Austin Scott (R-Ga.) to the...

  • House leaders urge Obama to veto UNSC resolution

    January 28, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    U.S. House of Representatives leaders urged President Obama to veto a proposed U.N. Security Council resolution that slams Israel on settlements and urges a return to direct Israeli-Palestinian talks.

    “We are deeply concerned about the Palestinian leadership’s decision to reject...

  • Groups call out congressman on Holocaust imagery

    January 20, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Jewish groups are calling on U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, to apologize for using Holocaust terminology in attacking Republicans.

    Cohen, addressing the House of Representatives Tuesday night in a debate over a Republican bill to repeal last year’s heath care reforms,...

  • Straus, re-elected as Texas speaker, rips attacks on faith

    January 11, 2011 | 3:22 pm

    Joe Straus, overwhelmingly reelected speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, strongly repudiated attacks on his Jewish faith.

    “Attacks on people’s religious beliefs have no place in this House,” Straus, a Republican, said Tuesday after winning the vote 132-15, according to...

  • Brouhaha in Texas House a Jewish test case for Tea Party

    December 21, 2010 | 10:43 am

    In Texas, the Tea Party passed its first Jewish test even before its legislators had been sworn in.

    Deeply conservative forces in the Lone Star State firmly repudiated the effort by evangelical Christians to unseat the powerful Jewish speaker of the Texas House of Representatives...

  • House urges Obama to block unilateral Palestinian statehood

    December 16, 2010 | 1:40 pm

    The U.S. House of Representatives called on President Obama to veto any United Nations Security Council resolution recognizing a Palestinian state.

    The non-binding resolution passed unanimously Wednesday evening calls on the Obama administration to “affirm that the United States...

  • Cantor elected majority leader

    November 18, 2010 | 9:37 am

    Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives elected Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) their majority leader in the next Congress.

    Cantor won the election uncontested on Wednesday evening, paving the way for him to become one of the highest-ranking Jews in U.S. government history....

  • Congressional Results: Two new Jews, but no rabbi

    November 5, 2008 | 5:41 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)--The U.S. House of Representatives is getting two new Jewish members, but Tuesday night's Democratic tide was not strong enough to sink several favorites of Jewish GOPers or to send Congress its first rabbi, Jewish Latina or Chinese Jew.

    The 111th U.S. Congress is...

  • Jews running for Congress: Old faces, new challengers and ‘me, Al Franken’

    October 28, 2008 | 6:21 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- With the polls predicting a big Democratic night, the number of Jews in the U.S. Congress is likely to swell and Jewish GOPers could end up losing a few of their favorite lawmakers.

    The Senate matchup in Minnesota between two Jewish candidates could end up...
  • McCain campaign checks out sole Jewish Republican Congressman as possible VP

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 5, 2008 | 8:40 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor bridges two unlikely constituencies, say those hoping to see the Virginia Republican on John McCain's presidential ticket: Jews and hard-core, red state conservatives.

    Pressed, however, these Cantor devotees admit there's not much between...
  • House Work

    By Mike Levy

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles' five Jewish members in the House of Representatives hold a number of important committee and subcommittee leadership roles integral to guiding the war on terror. The Jewish Journal went to the source to find out what Americans can expect, as security challenges at home...

  • Capitol Hill Gains

    By Sharon Samber

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    One influential Jewish representative was defeated, one venerated Jewish senator retired and the number of Jewish Republicans in the House may have tripled as a result of this week's elections.Overall, the Jewish presence in Congress will increase, with several new faces in the House...

  • What next for Capitol Hill?

    By Sharon Samber

    November 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    With the November elections just around the corner, Jewish observers and activists are predicting that no matter who wins control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the Jewish communal agenda will encounter some of the same legislative hurdles it faced in the 106th...

  • ‘Shiraz 10’ Update

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In response to recent human rights violations perpetrated by the Iranian government, the House of Representatives passed an amendment brought to the floor by Congressman Brad Sherman during consideration of the foreign aid bill for fiscal year 2001. The amendment seeks to cut World...

  • Coastal Voters Could Pick New House Speaker

    By Eric Roth

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The independent voters in Venice, Torrance and San Pedro may determine the next Speaker of the United States House of Representatives on November 6, 2000.

    Freshman Congressman Steven Kuykendall, narrowly elected as a pro-choice Republican in 1998, plans to be re-elected in the 36th...

  • The Meaning of Religious Freedom in Utah

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Much of the school was outraged. All spring, Bauchman was subjected to ridicule and abuse from students -- and, allegedly, from the music teacher. Graduation day became an impromptu anti-Bauchman protest. Parents and students joined hands to sing the...

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