The measure now goes to the U.S. Senate. Both houses would have to muster a two-thirds majority to override a veto by President Obama.
Administration says GOP bills would provide no actual benefits, “unacceptably hamper our efforts to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the world.”
A congressional bill would strike the terms “alien” and “illegal alien” from federal law and from government signage and literature, replacing them with “foreign national” and “undocumented foreign national.”
In public statements and legal briefs, Obama’s aides describe their immigration initiatives as limited and temporary, but experts in immigration law knew the administration was skating near the edge when it announced certain changes.
Paul Ryan was chosen by fellow Republicans on Wednesday as their nominee to be the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, with the party uniting around the former vice presidential candidate ahead of a tough vote on a budget deal.
Jimmy Kimmel celebrated “Back to the Future Day” — with a surprise visit from none other than the real Marty McFly and Doc Brown!
If Paul Ryan is playing his cards right — and it’s a big if — then he has turned the Republicans’ leadership crisis from a “no win” predicament into a “no lose” proposition.
Paul Ryan says he will be the new speaker — if the hard-right members will agree not to tear him down like they did to John Boehner and Kevin McCarthy.
Republicans are still reeling in the wake of boasting that the Benghazi committee was put together in order to bring down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers.
Bipartisan coalition of 218 representatives, including 42 Republicans, overrides GOP hardliners — but bill still faces challenge in the Senate.
Is this a House member with genuine concerns about seeing yet another shoe drop — or an underhanded plot to spread rumors and undermine the GOP leadership?
Right-wing “Freedom Caucus” is throwing another roadblock in front of Kevin McCarthy’s bid for Speaker of the House.
The free trade deal faces objections from many sources in Congress, including Republicans worried about the impact on their home industries.
House Republicans will meet this Thursday to choose their party’s nominee for the post, but the speaker is elected by the entire House of Representatives.
The White House has said President Obama would oppose any legislation undermining the international nuclear agreement reached in July.
Outgoing House Speaker Johnson Boehner needed support from Democrats to keep the government open, as a majority of Republicans voted against it.