House of Representatives

The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber. Together they comprise the legislature of the United States. The composition of the House is established by Article One of the United States Constitution. The House is composed of Representatives who sit in congressional districts that are allocated to each of the 50 states on a basis of population as measured by the U.S.
  • SFChronicle.com

    US House bids, attorney general nod at stake in runoffs

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina voters aren't done with primaries yet. On Tuesday, they will vote in runoffs to choose the likely replacement for U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy and whether the state attorney general gets to run for another term. 4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Democrats and Republicans will settle on a nominee in the seat in the conservative district left open when Republican Trey Gowdy decided to leave the U.S. House earlier this year. Former state Sen. Lee Bright won the 13-candidate primary on June 12, but received just 25 percent of the vote - only half of what he needed to avoid the runoff. His opponent Tuesday is state Sen. William Timmons, who picked up 19 percent of the vote. Timmons

  • Senator, House members tour Florida child detention facility
    Miami Herald

    Senator, House members tour Florida child detention facility

    Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and four of the state's Democratic House members toured a detention center where about 100 immigrant children taken from their parents are being held. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told reporters Saturday in Homestead that she and Nelson should have been allowed access Tuesday when they first went to the facility but were refused. She said being told to return four days later prevented them as members of Congress from performing their duty to oversee government operations. She said at most they should have been kept out for a few hours. Rep. Darren Soto said the decision by the facility's administrators to deny Nelson and Wasserman Schultz access earlier made him wonder

  • US House bids, attorney general nod at stake in runoffs
    The Charlotte Observer

    US House bids, attorney general nod at stake in runoffs

    South Carolina voters aren't done with primaries yet. On Tuesday, they will vote in runoffs to choose the likely replacement for U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy and whether the state attorney general gets to run for another term. 4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Democrats and Republicans will settle on a nominee in the seat in the conservative district left open when Republican Trey Gowdy decided to leave the U.S. House earlier this year. Former state Sen. Lee Bright won the 13-candidate primary on June 12, but received just 25 percent of the vote - only half of what he needed to avoid the runoff. His opponent Tuesday is state Sen. William Timmons, who picked up 19 percent of the vote. Timmons said he and Bright

  • Eriyotomi solicits PDP Agbarha-Warri leader support on political ambition
    Vanguard

    Eriyotomi solicits PDP Agbarha-Warri leader support on political ambition

    Warri House of Representatives hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Chief Thomas Eriyotomi has paid a consultative visit to the PDP Agbarha Warri leader, Dr Israel N Abido, at his   residence in Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area. In his thought-provoking speech, the Warri-based Itsekiri born philanthropist cum politician explained that he was contesting for the seat at the National Assembly in the interest of the three Warri local government areas, promising to be accountable to the people if given the mandate to serve them   as their representative at the House of Representatives in 2019. ”It is our project. So you people should make history by effecting a change

  • US House candidate in SC in hospital for 2 weeks
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

    US House candidate in SC in hospital for 2 weeks

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Latest on a car wreck that injured Republican U.S. House nominee Katie Arrington (all times local): 9:40 a.m. The campaign manager for the Republican who beat U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid says she will likely be hospitalized for two weeks after a car crash. Michael Mule (mew-LAY) said a friend was driving Katie Arrington from Charleston to Hilton Head Island for an event when their vehicle was struck while traveling on U.S. Highway 17 on Friday night. Mule says Arrington broke her back and several ribs and needed surgery to remove part of her small intestine and colon. He says she will need additional surgeries and will likely be hospitalized for two weeks.

  • House passes bill to study over-prescription of opioids
    Rome Sentinel

    House passes bill to study over-prescription of opioids

    The “Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act of 2018,” a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, passed unanimously in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced Tenney's office. The legislation requires the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to evaluate and report on adverse incentives that lead to over-prescription of opioids and underutilization of non-opioid alternatives for post-surgery recovery and treatment of chronic pain. The legislation now needs to be considered by the Senate. Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, said that in her district, “we lost 114 loved ones to the opioid scourge last year alone—shockingly, this number is nearly 10 percent of the total opioid

  • House passes comprehensive bill to combat growing opioid epidemic
    Good Morning America

    House passes comprehensive bill to combat growing opioid epidemic

    The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan, comprehensive bill Friday that aims at curbing the country’s growing opioid epidemic. By a vote of 396-14, the House passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients Communities Act, which is the collective product of the lower chamber’s extensive effort this year to combat the opioid crisis. The bill contains several Medicaid, Medicare, and public health reforms, such as adding a review of current opioid prescriptions and screening for opioid use disorder as part of the Welcome to Medicare initial examination.

  • Critics warn bill could 'swallow the NC budget' – but its creator killed it
    The Charlotte Observer

    Critics warn bill could 'swallow the NC budget' – but its creator killed it

    In an unexpected move Thursday, a North Carolina House Democrat moved to kill her own bill that would have started the process to create a statewide universal health care system. Republicans had resurrected the bill Wednesday night in an effort to highlight the economic impact of such a system. Rep. Verla Insko of Orange County, one of the primary sponsors of House Bill 916, asked to have her bill removed from consideration. The bill contained language about a study of the effects of a statewide health plan that would have been due Jan. 1, 2018, and because of that Insko said she would have liked to have a committee substitute for any hearing. The bill — which had been sitting dormant in the

  • PR Newswire

    AANP Commends US House of Representatives on Passage of H.R. 6

    Legislation Would Make Permanent the Authorization for NPs to Prescribe Medication Assisted TherapiesAUSTIN, Texas, June 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners would like to thank congressional leaders for their support and leadership on H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, particularly section 303. ...

  • PR Newswire

    Coffman and Himes Named Inaugural Spirit of America Award Recipients

    ALLIANCE, Ohio, June 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Mount Union has named two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), as the inaugural recipients of the Spirit of America Award. The Award is sponsored by the Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement on Mount Union's campus. The Spirit of America Award honors the late Mount Union alumnus, Congressman Ralph Regula '48, by celebrating the values of bipartisanship and cooperation that he exemplified. ...

  • Immigration Votes Cap a Rough Week for the GOP
    Time

    Immigration Votes Cap a Rough Week for the GOP

    As they head into an already difficult midterm election cycle, GOP lawmakers have found themselves playing defense.

  • Fox's Kennedy chides Chaffetz on child migrants: 'I'm sure these mini rapists all have bombs strapped to their chests'
    TheHill

    Fox's Kennedy chides Chaffetz on child migrants: 'I'm sure these mini rapists all have bombs strapped to their chests'

    Fox News host Kennedy slammed former GOP congressman and current Fox News contributor Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzFox's Kennedy chides Chaffetz on child migrants: 'I'm sure these mini rapists all have bombs strapped to their chests' After FBI cleared by IG report, GOP must reform itself Chaffetz knocks Sessions: He's 'the attorney general in name only' MORE (R-Utah) on Monday for arguing that child migrants need to be vetted, saying she's sure "these mini rapists all have bombs strapped to their chests." “What do we do with the children who are already here?” "Outnumbered" co-host Harris Faulkner asked Chaffetz, who was serving as the program's male guest host. “First of all, you've got to vet