House Of Representatives

  • Narendra Modi invited to address Indian diaspora in US via satellite 09-11-2013 09:15 AM

    Washington: The top Republican leadership in the US has congratulated Narendra Modi on being nominated as the prime ministerial candidate of the Opposition BJP, and has extended an invitation to address Congressional leaders and Indian Americans via satellite at the Capitol Hill. "I want to congratulate you on winning the...
  • US shutdown ends: Obama says eager to work with everyone 17-10-2013 10:47 AM

    After a 16 day standoff, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the legislation that ends the US government shutdown and raises the US debt ceiling. The US House of Representatives earlier on Thursday had passed the legislation to avoid a damaging default on government debt and to reopen federal agencies....
  • As US shutdown drags on, House votes to pay idled workers 05-10-2013 11:00 PM

    Democrats and Republicans in the US House of Representatives agreed on Saturday to retroactively pay 800,000 furloughed federal employees once the government reopens, but there was no end in sight to the shutdown that was in its fifth day. The House of Representatives passed the bill unanimously and it is...
  • Deadlocked Congress takes US govt to brink of shutdown 01-10-2013 07:13 AM

    Washington: The US Congress, still in partisan deadlock over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, was on the verge of shutting down most of the US government starting on Tuesday morning. With the law funding thousands of routine government activities set to expire at midnight, Republicans in...
  • US House leaders defend NSA support after close vote 26-07-2013 04:23 AM

    Washington: Republican and Democratic leaders in the US House of Representatives on Thursday defended their support for a spy programme that sweeps up vast amounts of electronic communications after it survived a surprisingly close vote a day earlier. The House voted 217-205 on Wednesday to defeat an amendment to the...
  • US: Bera creates history, wins Congressional elections 16-11-2012 08:14 AM

    Washington: Ami Bera on Thursday won the Congressional election from California, creating history by becoming only the third Indian American ever to have been elected for the US House of Representatives. While the counting of votes is still going on, local daily Sacramento Bee said that Bera has defeated incumbent...
  • Democrats in the US Senate increase their voting edge 14-11-2012 10:42 PM

    Washington: Democrats in the US Senate increased their voting edge to 10 with a newly elected independent saying on Wednesday he will align with them. Senator-elect Angus King says he has decided to caucus with Democrats, ending months of speculation about which party he would vote with. The former Maine...
  • US Republicans reject 2-month payroll tax cut 21-12-2011 09:53 AM

    Washington: The United States House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a plan backed by President Barack Obama that would have extended a 2-per cent payroll tax cut for two months for millions of Americans and bought time for talks on a full-year renewal. Republicans controlling the chamber are instead demanding...
  • US debt deal to affect world markets 02-08-2011 08:07 AM

    The US House of Representatives passed the debt ceiling bill. The US Senate will now vote on the deal. ...
  • US House approves debt-ceiling deal 02-08-2011 06:52 AM

    Washington: The House of Representatives on Monday approved a last-gasp deal to raise the US borrowing limit in a decisive step toward averting a catastrophic debt default by the world's largest economy. A day before the deadline to lift the debt ceiling, the passage by the Republican-controlled House of the...
  • First woman on US presidential ticket dies 27-03-2011 07:49 AM

    Washington: Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic congresswoman who became the first woman on a major party presidential ticket as Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984, died on Saturday at the age of 75, US media reported. Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston of a blood cancer after a 12-year...
  • US mid-term polls: Republicans ahead in the race 03-11-2010 08:16 AM

    Washington: Disenchanted US voters swept Democrats from power in the House of Representatives and increased the ranks of Senate Republicans on Tuesday in an election rout that dealt a sharp rebuke to President Barack Obama. Two years after Obama won the White House, voter anxiety about the economy and discontent...
  • US House passes 'Made in America' Bills 16-09-2010 02:49 PM

    Washington: In another protectionist measure primarily aimed at China, the US House of Representatives passed two different bills that mandate the Congress and the Department of Homeland Security to purchase only US-made goods. The Congressional Made in America Act, introduced by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, requires the Congress to buy goods...
  • US House of Representatives passes bailout bill 04-10-2008 10:09 AM

    The House had on Monday rejected Bush administration's bailout plan. ...
  • House of reps clears N-deal, all eyes on US Senate now 29-09-2008 03:32 AM

    The Senate is expected to vote on it in the next few days. ...
  • N-deal: PM welcomes move | India's Rice call 28-09-2008 07:41 AM

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  • House of Reps clears N-deal | Hurdle 1 | Hurdle 2| More 28-09-2008 02:18 AM

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  • Diwali set to become official in US 31-03-2007 02:41 PM

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  • N-deal awaits Senate's approval 09-12-2006 08:58 AM

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