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  • House approves increase of $455M for Israeli missile defense

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    June 16, 2016 | 12:52 pm

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $576 billion defense spending bill, including $635.7 million for U.S.-Israel missile defense programs, defying the Obama administration’s concerns and threat to veto the bill.

    The fiscal 2017 defense appropriations bill,...

  • House passes bill protecting circumcision, ritual slaughter as religious freedoms

    May 18, 2016 | 2:20 pm

    A bill unanimously approved by the U.S. House of Representatives would extend religious protections to advocates of circumcision and ritual slaughter as well as atheists, addressing what its sponsors describe as an increase in religious persecution in recent years.

    The bill,...

  • Maryland’s wild primary and other snapshots from the ‘other’ Super Tuesday

    April 26, 2016 | 9:15 am

    Maryland goes to the polls Tuesday – one of five states where the two remaining candidates in the Democratic presidential race and the three in the Republican race are facing off.

    The headline: It’s the new Super Tuesday, at least for the Democrats. This could be the day that...

  • Now Boehner can tell us what really happened with Netanyahu’s speech

    September 25, 2015 | 1:58 pm

    John Boehner, the Republican from Ohio who is the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is quitting politics.

    According to reports, Boehner is sick of navigating two irreconcilable forces: the Obama White House and conservatives in his caucus.

    Now that he’s going, maybe...

  • Under pressure from the right, House Speaker Boehner quits

    September 25, 2015 | 8:41 am

    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner will step down and leave Congress at the end of October after struggling with repeated rebellions by conservatives during a tumultuous five-year reign as the chamber's top Republican.

    The Ohio lawmaker, 65, stunned Republican House...

  • House overwhelmingly passes Iran review act

    May 15, 2015 | 8:39 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill requiring congressional review of any nuclear deal with Iran.

    The bill approved Thursday 400-25 allows Congress up to 52 days to reject any sanctions relief for the nuclear activity rollback deal between Iran and...

  • Invitation to Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress: When bipartisan means partisan

    January 23, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    When U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done "on behalf of the bipartisan leadership."

    In reality, it was among the...

  • After Scalise debacle, more hardball expected in the fight for minority vote

    January 6, 2015 | 1:35 pm

    A recent revelation that a top Republican addressed a white supremacist group is reviving an age-old Washington debate: How important are false steps from the past in evaluating a party today?

    Not very, say Republicans, in the case of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the majority whip...

  • House committee triples missile funding, seeks role in Iron Dome

    June 13, 2013 | 8:40 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Service Committee tripled President Obama’s request for missile defense collaboration with Israel and sought to include the United States in Iron Dome development.

    The increase in the National Defense Authorization Act from $96 million to...

  • House leadership, following ban on commemorative resolutions, blocks Munich 11 vote

    July 26, 2012 | 3:25 pm

    The House Republican leadership blocked a vote calling for a moment of silence to memorialize Israeli athletes and coaches slain at the 1972 Olympics.

    Resolution 663 was not voted on this week in the U.S. House of Representatives because the body’s leadership does not allow what...

  • Senate affirms commitment to Israeli military’s qualitative edge

    July 2, 2012 | 11:25 am

    The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation that reaffirms U.S. security commitments to Israel.

    More specifically, the measure says that the U.S. will provide Israel with the capabilities to preserve its military’s qualitative edge, expand military and civilian...

  • House approves Rep. Weiner leave of absence

    June 14, 2011 | 10:08 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved Rep. Anthony Weiner’s request for a leave of absence.

    Weiner (D-N.Y.) requested a two-week leave of absence in order to enter a treatment center to deal with his addiction to having inappropriate online relationships with women.  He...

  • Berman, Ros-Lehtinen introduce toughened Iran sanctions

    May 17, 2011 | 4:38 pm

    A bipartisan bill introduced by top lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives would considerably tighten sanctions on Iran.

    The bill, introduced May 13 by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Howard Berman...

  • Wasserman Schultz brings Jewish identity to top party role

    April 12, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s first day as a sophomore in the U.S. House of Representatives, on Jan. 8, 2007, was marked by a number of extraordinary achievements for a woman barely out of her first term.

    Named to the Democratic caucus leadership. Named to the all-powerful...

  • Reform opposes, OU backs voucher bill

    March 31, 2011 | 10:15 am

    The Reform movement said it was “alarmed” by the passage of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives reviving a program that funds scholarships at religious schools, while the Orthodox Union supported it.

    The Republican-majority House passed the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship...

  • Jewish groups urge renewal of refugee fast-track

    February 17, 2011 | 10:25 am

    A number of Jewish groups have joined two senators in an appeal to the U.S. House of Representatives to renew a provision that fast-tracks religious refugees.

    “If the Lautenberg Amendment is not renewed by March 2011, hundreds of Iranian religious minorities will be stranded in...

  • Nancy Pelosi’s links to Israel are strong and personal

    By Jennifer Jacobson

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Before a packed meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) three years ago, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) connected her political support for the Jewish state with her personal life.

    "My daughter is Catholic. My son-in-law is Jewish," she said. "Last week...

  • Bush Takes Wary Steps in Middle East

    By Ron Kampeas

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Congress officially is lined up behind President Bush's grand vision of Palestinian democracy -- but it wants details along with that vision.

    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives' powerful International Relations Committee met last week, right after two congressional...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Israel-U.S. Anti-Terror Fund Planned

    Israel and the United States hope to establish a $50 million counterterrorism research and development fund. Each country would contribute half of the fund, Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon said on Tuesday. Congress and the Israeli Treasury...