House approves extra funding for lawmaker security

House approves extra funding for lawmaker security

By cmarcos@thehill.com (Cristina Marcos) The House passed a measure on Tuesday that grants lawmakers an extra $25,000 to pay for security needs in the wake of the shooting at the GOP baseball practice this month.Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had briefed House Republicans...
Dems won't whip votes on 'Kate's Law'

Dems won't whip votes on 'Kate's Law'

By jbyrnes@thehill.com (Mike Lillis) House Democratic leaders will encourage their troops to oppose the Republicans’s crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities this week, but members will face no similar pressure on “Kate’s Law,” Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)...

Ryan attacks cable news in op-ed

By rsavransky@thehill.com (Rebecca Savransky) Speaker Paul Ryan called Tuesday for people to ignore the cable news “bickering,” pointing instead to the progress Ryan said Congress is making.In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Independent Journal Review,...
High-power Dems facing ethics scrutiny

High-power Dems facing ethics scrutiny

By kballuck@thehill.com (Mike Lillis) Two high-power Democrats are facing scrutiny for possible ethics infractions, the House Ethics Committee announced Monday. Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, and Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.),...
Chaffetz calls for $2,500 legislator housing stipend

Chaffetz calls for $2,500 legislator housing stipend

By gevans@thehill.com (Scott Wong) Just days before he resigns from Congress, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Monday that House and Senate lawmakers should receive a $2,500 per month housing allowance — something he explained would help ease housing costs for...