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The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress. The major power of the House is to pass federal legislation that affects the entire country although its bills must also be passed by the Senate and further agreed to by the U.S. President before becoming law (unless both the House and Senate re-pass the legislation with a two-thirds majority in each chamber). Each U.S. state is represented in the House in proportion to its population but is entitled to at least one representative. [ Website ] [ Wikipedia ]

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Apple CEO tweets U.S. House to pass ENDA on Civil Rights anniversary

| Friday, April 11, 2014
Tim Cook
Apple chief executive Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to remind the U.S. House of Representatives that on this 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it’s not too late to pass workplace protections for LGBT people.

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Lawmakers call on Obama to sign executive order protecting LGBT workers

| Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Nearly 200 Congressional lawmakers on Tuesday sent a letter to President Obama Tuesday calling for an Executive Order banning contractors from receiving federal government contracts unless they have a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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House backs bill to sue president for not enforcing federal laws, such as DOMA

| Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Pablo Martinez Monsivais,  APBarack Obama
WASHINGTON -- Casting Barack Obama as a president run amok, the House voted on Wednesday for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits against the chief executive for failure to enforce federal laws.

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Openly gay Oklahoma state senator to run for U.S. Congress

| Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Al-McAffrey
OKLAHOMA CITY — A Democratic state senator from Oklahoma City says he plans to run for the 5th Congressional District seat being vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford.

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Opponent’s campaign attacks Clay Aiken as ‘San Francisco values’

| Wednesday, February 5, 2014
U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.)
RALEIGH, N.C. — LGBT North Carolinians reacted swiftly Wednesday to a statement from U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers’ campaign team, which used coded anti-LGBT language to attack Clay Aiken, who earlier announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress.

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Clay Aiken announces bid for U.S. Congress

| Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Clay Aiken
RALEIGH, N.C. — Former "American Idol" and "Celebrity Apprentice" runner-up Clay Aiken joined another high-profile contest Wednesday - this one to get elected to the U.S. Congress in his native North Carolina.

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U.S. congressman blasted for anti-gay remarks to Ala. realtors group

| Sunday, February 2, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike D. Rogers   (R-Ala.)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- An Alabama gay and lesbian advocacy organization and the state association of realtors are blasting an Alabama congressman for making statements they consider inappropriate and offensive.

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Democratic consultant confirms: Clay Aiken considering run for Congress

| Saturday, January 25, 2014
Clay Aiken
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Pop singer Clay Aiken, who first made a name for himself as a contestant on "American Idol," is considering a run for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd District, a state Democratic Party consultant confirmed on Friday.

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Candidate: Autism, dementia are God’s punishment for abortion, gay marriage

| Thursday, January 23, 2014
Daily HeraldSusanne Atanus
CHICAGO – A Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives says that autism and dementia are punishments from God, who is angry over abortion and same-sex marriage.

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Three gay Republicans seek election history with bids for U.S. Congress

| Sunday, January 19, 2014
Jim Cole, APNew Hampshire Republican Congressional candidate Dan Innis, right,  with his partner Doug Palardy, in Portsmouth, N.H.
Dan Innis' husband persuaded him to run for the U.S. House. It didn't matter that Innis, a former business school dean, faced an aggressive Democratic incumbent, GOP colleagues who oppose his right to marry, and history - no Republican ever has been openly gay when first elected to Congress.

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