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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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From Alabama with love: One congressional candidate’s pledge of hate

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Dean Young
Did you know that in Mobile, Ala., there were nine Republicans running in a special election for Alabama’s 1st Congressional District. And you're probably are wondering why you should care about this if you don’t live in the State of Alabama. You should care because one of these candidates – [...]

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Husband of Facebook co-founder announces bid for U.S. House

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Sean Eldridge
Sean Eldridge, a former political strategist for Freedom to Marry and husband to Chris Hughes, Facebook co-founder and owner of The New Republic, has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress to represent New York’s 19th congressional district in the U.S. House. [...]

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‘Religious Freedom’ bill an effort ‘to reincarnate the Defense of Marriage Act’

Thursday, September 19, 2013
U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho)
WASHINGTON -- A group of lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to "prohibit discrimination through the federal tax code" against individuals or institutions that exercise religious conscience regarding marriage as between one man and one woman. [...]

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Domestic Partner bills would ensure all federal employees receive equal benefits

Thursday, September 19, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Legislation that would extend employee benefit programs to cover same-sex domestic partners of federal civilian employees on the same basis as spousal benefits was introduced Thursday in the U.S. House and Senate. [...]

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Openly gay congressional candidate jousts with tea party dad in new ad

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Carl Sciortino
BOSTON — Congressional hopeful and Democratic state Rep. Carl Sciortino is playing up his liberal credentials in new ad featuring a light-hearted back-and-forth with his tea party dad, Carl Sciortino, Sr. [...]

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Transgender candidate from Minn. announces run for U.S. Congress

Monday, August 12, 2013
Paula Overby
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A transgender woman from Minnesota has announced her bid for a seat in the U.S. House, representing Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District. [...]

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Lawmakers introduce LGBT-inclusive runaway, homeless youth act

Friday, August 2, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) and Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.) on Thursday introduced legislation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender runaway and homeless youth. [...]

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Kan. delegation leery of Huelskamp’s anti-gay marriage bill

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.)
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- A Republican congressman's legislation seeking a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage has picked up more sponsors - except from his colleagues in Kansas. [...]

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GOP lawmaker introduces bill to amend U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage

Monday, July 1, 2013
U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) on Friday introduced legislation to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. [...]

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Lawmakers reintroduce DOMA repeal bill on heels of Supreme Court ruling

Thursday, June 27, 2013
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act in the U.S. Congress, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). [...]

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