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Latest News

Ranking Member Slaughter Reacts to House Rules Committee Passage of Martial Law

The week before the August recess is usually a productive time, but all that this Majority could accomplish is suing the President, deregulating pesticides in the environment and – in a real embarrassment – canceling a vote because Tea Party Members refused to support a border bill tailor-made for them.

Martial Law and Suspension Rule Reported

On July 31, 2014, the Rules Committee reported a rule granting martial law and suspension authority through September 5, 2014.

Closed Rules Reported for Border Supplemental and DACA bill; Rule Providing for consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5021

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, the Rules Committee reported closed rules for the consideration of H.R. 5230, Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes, and H.R. 5272, To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes. The Rules Committee also reported a rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014.

After Leading Democratic Opposition, Rep. Slaughter Votes No on Resolution Authorizing Lawsuit Against President Obama

After leading Democratic opposition to Speaker John Boehner’s partisan and meritless effort to sue President Obama over the Affordable Care Act, Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) voted against the resolution authorizing the suit.

Closed Rules Reported for Boehner Lawsuit and Closed Rule Reported for H.R. 935 - Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for the consideration of H.Res. 676 - H.Res. 676 - Providing for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution of the United States, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The Rules Committee also reported a closed rule for the consideration of H.R. 935 -  Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013 during the same meeting.

Structured Rule Reported for H.R. 4315 - 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for the consideration of H.R. 4315 - 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act on Monday, July 28, 2014.4315

Closed Rules Reported for Tax Extenders

The Rules Committee reported closed rules for the consideration of H.R. 3393 - Student and Family Tax Simplification Act, and H.R. 4935 - Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

Structured Rules Reported for Higher Education Bills

The Rules Committee reported structured rules for the consideration of H.R. 3136 – Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2013, and H.R. 4984 - Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Democrats Demand to Know Cost of Boehner’s Lawsuit Against President Prior to House Vote

Democrats on the House Rules Committee sent a letter to Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) demanding to know the cost of the House Majority’s lawsuit against the President before lawmakers are forced to vote on the measure in late July.

Constitutional Law Experts Lawrence Tribe and Charles Tiefer: Boehner Suit “Meritless,” “An Embarrassing Loser”

Before a hearing of the Rules Committee on whether to sue the president over the Affordable Care Act, renowned constitutional law experts Lawrence Tribe of Harvard University Law School and Charles Tiefer of the University of Baltimore Law School called the suit “meritless” and “an embarrassing loser,” respectively

Closed Rule Reported for Charitable Tax Extenders

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for the consideration of H.R. 4719 - Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2014 on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Closed Rule Reported for Highway Trust Fund Bill

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for the consideration of H.R. 5021 - Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 on Monday, July 14, 2014.

Closed Rule Reported for Bonus Depreciation Bill; Modified Open Rule Reported for Financial Services Appropriations Bill

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for the consideration of H.R. 4718 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent bonus depreciation, and a modified open rule for the consideration of H.R. 5016 - Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

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