house of representatives http://wamc.org en Congressional Corner With Bill Owens http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-bill-owens-18 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>With elections looming, progress in the House could stall.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Washington has plenty left to do this year.</p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 90299 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Bill Owens Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-tim-vercellotti-8 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Republicans have controlled the House since after the 2010 midterms.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the GOP could keep the House two elections later.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 81060 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti Congress To Honor Marathon Victims, Responders http://wamc.org/post/congress-honor-marathon-victims-responders <p>Massachusetts's congressional delegation is preparing to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and the first responders who rushed to their aid.</p><p>The nine-member delegation has reserved time on the floor of the House of Representatives today to recognize survivors and public safety officials.</p><p>The approximately hour-long tribute is scheduled to begin at noon.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:55:38 +0000 Jaired Crofut 63168 at http://wamc.org Congress To Honor Marathon Victims, Responders Though Voting on Sandy Relief is in Sight, NY Lawmakers Still Question What Happened http://wamc.org/post/though-voting-sandy-relief-sight-ny-lawmakers-still-question-what-happened <p></p><p>After voting to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, House of Representative lawmakers from New York expressed outrage that there was no move to vote on a Hurricane Sandy relief supplemental appropriations bill before Congress adjourns tomorrow. On Friday, the U.S Senate passed a Sandy disaster relief package, and many congressional representatives said the majority support was also there to pass a bill in the House. After much criticism and pressure today, one House member says there is now a vote scheduled, one for the end of the week.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:14:49 +0000 Allison Dunne 54954 at http://wamc.org Though Voting on Sandy Relief is in Sight, NY Lawmakers Still Question What Happened New York Lawmakers Lambaste No Vote on Sandy Relief Bill http://wamc.org/post/new-york-lawmakers-lambaste-no-vote-sandy-relief-bill <p>The vote to avoid the fiscal cliff left a certain House bill still hanging, as House of Representative leaders did not hold a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief funds, a supplemental appropriations bill. And while lawmakers in the Hudson Valley affected by Sandy voted to avoid the fiscal cliff, they expressed frustration and disbelief at not having the chance to vote on the Sandy Aid package. The Senate did pass a $60.4 billion Sandy disaster relief package a few days ago.&nbsp; Matt Dennis is the spokesman for Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who represents the 18th Congressional District, which includes parts of Rockland and Westchester Counties, areas hard-hit by Sandy.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:57:49 +0000 Allison Dunne 54919 at http://wamc.org New York Lawmakers Lambaste No Vote on Sandy Relief Bill MA House to Take Up Health Care Bill http://wamc.org/post/ma-house-take-health-care-bill <p>The Massachusetts House of Representatives will be taking up their version of a bill that aims to lower unnecessary health care costs in the coming years.</p><p>State representatives will begin debate Tuesday on their health care cost containment bill and its multiple amendments.</p><p>The House&#39;s bill is designed to even out disparities in the costs of hospital services by requiring hospitals that charge more than 20 percent above the state median price for a service to pay a 10 percent surcharge into a fund to help support hospitals serving the poor and most vulnerable.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 11:10:33 +0000 40356 at http://wamc.org MA House to Take Up Health Care Bill