July 31, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US House of Representatives passed a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker of the House John Boehner to move ahead with a lawsuit which would challenge President Barack Obama's 2013 decision to waive the federal healthcare law's employer mandate without Congress's consent. The measure ...[read more]
March 4, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On March 4, 2011, House Speaker John Boehner announced that he would launch a legal advisory group to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) is a five-member panel consisting of the Speaker of the House, Majority Leader, Majority Whip, Minority Leader ...[read more]
February 19, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
US Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter Friday to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) stating that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has decided that denying same-sex couples military and veterans benefits violates the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment. In the letter, ...[read more]
October 16, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
Members of the House of Representatives Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group defended the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in a filing on Friday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. In the filing, the three Republican members of the group, including House Speaker John ...[read more]
May 20, 2011
by Zach Zagger
Top US congressional leaders agreed Thursday to put forth a clean extension of controversial provisions of the USA Patriot Act until 2015. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) agreed to extend several key ...[read more]
March 5, 2011
by Drew Singer
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Friday announced that he is launching a legal advisory group to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). "The constitutionality of this law should be determined by the courts, not by the president unilaterally, and this action by the House will ensure the ...[read more]
December 18, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US House of Representatives minority leader John Boehner (R-OH) said Thursday that Congress could potentially block the Obama administration's plan to purchase the Thomson Correctional Center (TCC) in northwestern Illinois to house inmates from Guantanamo Bay. Boehner said that at least two pie... ...[read more]
May 8, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives on Thursday announced the Keep Terrorists Out of America Act, which would require approval from a state's governor and legislature before Guantanamo Bay detainees could be transferred or released into it. Under the the proposed me... ...[read more]
August 11, 2007
by Michael Sung
A few weeks before passing the Protect America Act 2007, members of Congress were briefed by intelligence officials that intercepts of foreign-based communications had declined to 25 percent of previous levels due to oversight by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), the New York ...[read more]
August 2, 2007
by Brett Murphy
The US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court restricted the government's monitoring of e-mail and telephone conversations of suspected terrorists in foreign countries in a ruling publicly disclosed Thursday. According to US House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-OH), the ruling limits the a... ...[read more]

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