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A photo shot and tweeted from the floor of the House by U.S. House Rep. John Yarmuth shows Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Rep. Joe Courtney (L) and Rep. John Lewis (C) staging a sit-in on the House floor "to demand action on common sense gun legislation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, June 22, 2016. REUTERS/U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth/Handout

Democrats Defiant Over Republican Move To Ban Video On House Floor

Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, who participated in the sit-in, said his Republican colleagues clearly meant the video ban to be retaliatory. Many see it as a violation of lawmakers’ right to free expression, and House Democrats aren’t necessarily going to obey the new rule.

January 5, 2017
Voter suppression concerns need to be addressed

Disenfranchisement Today: Don’t Gloat While Suppressing The Vote

Today, we are witnessing the greatest setback to voting rights in 50 years, as millions of Americans are actively deprived of their constitutional right to vote.

November 8, 2016
Gun violence

Democrats At Last Stand Up To The Gun Lobby

Their protest didn’t work, but that shouldn’t be counted as defeat. Lewis and fellow Democrats — who even sang, with slightly revised lyrics, the old standby “We Shall Overcome” — succeeded in highlighting the cruel and crazy intransigence of the gun lobby and its claque of political water-carriers.

June 26, 2016
A photo shot and tweeted from the floor of the House by U.S. House Rep. John Yarmuth shows Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Rep. Joe Courtney (L) and Rep. John Lewis (C) staging a sit-in on the House floor "to demand action on common sense gun legislation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, June 22, 2016. REUTERS/U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth/Handout

#NoBillNoBreak: As House Democrats Stage Sit-In To Force Gun Vote, Republicans Return To Take Up Unrelated Bills

The scene, including chants of “No bill, no break!” was like nothing that has occurred in Congress in recent years, more reminiscent of the civil rights battles of the 1960s than today’s often predictably scripted debates.

June 23, 2016

For Ambitious U.S. House Democrats, There’s Nowhere To Go But Out

Rep. Steve Israel’s decision to not seek re-election and to leave Congress at the end of the year is the latest reminder of how thin those ranks are getting. For the younger, more ambitious Democrats in the House, the obstacles are significant.

January 8, 2016

Obama Suffers Big Loss As Trade Bill Is Defeated At Hands Of Democrats

Hoping to salvage a key piece of his legacy, Obama dashed to Capitol Hill for a rare early-morning meeting with Democrats. But even his high-profile personal intervention failed to generate the Democratic votes he needed.

June 12, 2015

Nearly Two Dozen House Democrats Call For Netanyahu Delay

23 House Democrats signed a letter calling on Speaker Boehner to postpone Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech.

February 19, 2015

Some U.S. House Democrats Seek Postponement Of Netanyahu Speech

House Democrats are upping the pressure on John Boehner.

February 9, 2015

Democrats’ Boycott Of Netanyahu Gains

Several House Democrats are planning to boycott Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled address to Congress.

February 6, 2015

Democrats Leave Philadelphia United, On Message — For Now

House Democrats are all on the same page — for now.

January 30, 2015
Joe Biden

Biden To House Democrats: ‘Double Down’

Joe Biden wants Democrats to stop running from the White House.

January 30, 2015

Obama Fires Up House Democrats

President Obama wants Democrats to stand up for their success.

January 30, 2015

Obama Rallying Democrats To Fight For Spending Boost In Budget

President Obama and Democrats are going big with their new budget plan.

January 29, 2015

Van Hollen Tax Proposal An Economic And Political Home Run

Democrats are finally having the economic conversation they want.

January 13, 2015

Democratic Committee Assignments Less Than A Zero-Sum Game

House Democrats face a tough balancing act as the new Congress starts business.

January 12, 2015
US congressional negotiators have finalized a huge spending bill that funds most federal operations through next September, concluding weeks of haggling to avoid a looming government shutdown (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

Looming Trade Deal Could Divide Obama, House Democrats

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is splintering the Democratic Party.

January 9, 2015

Despite Losses, Pelosi’s Power In The House Remains Undiminished

Find out how Pelosi emerged from the Democrats’ electoral bloodbath unscathed.

November 17, 2014

Pelosi Defiant: ‘When Was The Last Time You Asked Mitch McConnell’ If He’s Too Old?

Find out what set Pelosi off in her first public remarks since election day.

November 13, 2014

House Democrats Look For Answers, Accountability After Midterm Losses

How can Democrats move forward from their election day wipeout?

November 12, 2014

Energy And Commerce Democratic Rivals Battle To The Wire

Inside a power struggle gripping the Democratic caucus.

October 23, 2014

The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members

Find out which congressmen could lose their jobs in November.

October 2, 2014
John Dingell, Twitter King

John Dingell, Longest Serving U.S. Representative, To Retire

By Todd Spangler, Stephen Henderson and Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who replaced his father in the House some 58 years ago and became one of the most powerful members of Congress ever, will step down after this year, capping a career umatched in its longevity […]

February 24, 2014

Obama’s Meetings With Congress’ Democrats Reflect Worries Of Senate Incumbents

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Democrats seem to be two different parties these days. Most House of Representatives Democrats love President Barack Obama and are eager to run on his record. Senate Democrats? Some yes, some no. On Friday, Obama wrapped up a series of February meetings with congressional Democrats, sessions aimed at finding common ground on […]

February 14, 2014

Obama Thanks House Democrats For Unity In Debt-Ceiling Fight

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau CAMBRIDGE, MD — President Barack Obama delivered an election-year pep talk to Democrats on Friday, thanking his congressional allies for showing courage and unity “under the most difficult circumstances” in budget battles with Republicans. Speaking at the House Democratic caucus’s three-day retreat here, the president said the recent passage […]

February 14, 2014

Biden: ‘On Every Major Issue, The American People Agree With The Democratic Party’ [Video]

Vice President Joe Biden slammed the GOP during his Friday morning speech to the House Democrats’ annual conference in Cambridge, Maryland, insisting that voters side with their party on every key issue. “This is the first time in my career…where on every major issue, the American people agree with the Democratic Party,” Biden said. “I […]

February 14, 2014