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Gov. Dan Malloy is seen in Hartford, CT - Apr 4, 2011 - Photo: Mike Shauck via Governor's Office

Conn. Lawmakers Debating Paid Sick Leave Bill

The House of Representatives is discussing legislation that would make Connecticut the first state in the nation to require certain employers to offer their employees paid sick time.

06/03/2011

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Rally Held To Protest House Measure On ‘Planned Parenthood’ Funding

The protest in Foley Square was in reaction to a House bill that would block federal aid for the organization.

02/26/2011

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‘Daily Show’ Devotes Most Of Program To 9/11 Health

The 9/11 health bill has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, but remains stalled in the U.S. Senate.

12/17/2010

President Barack Obama

Congress Has ‘Moment Of Clarity’ On Tax Legislation

Congress sent President Barack Obama sweeping, bipartisan legislation late Thursday to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes for millions and renew jobless benefits for victims of the worst recession in 80 years.

12/17/2010

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) holds a news conference - Washington, DC - Aug 5, 2009 - Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

NJ Senator: Democrats Not Bluffing On Tax Package

Many people thought Democrats were just playing possum when they said they wouldn’t vote for the tax cut. One local senator said those people are sorely mistaken.

12/10/2010

Charlie Rangel at Censure Hearing  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Censured Rep. Rangel Says He Still Loves Congress

Censured U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel returned to his home turf in the city’s Harlem neighborhood on Saturday, saying he still loves Congress.

12/04/2010

U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) reacts during a House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, hearing November 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. During the hearing the committee's chief counsel Blake Chisam recommended that Rangel be censured after being convicted of 11 ethics violations. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rangel Could Be 23rd House Member To Be Censured

One of Congress’ most likable veterans, Rep. Charles Rangel, would become the 23rd House member in the nation’s history to be censured if the House goes along with a recommendation of its ethics committee.

CBS New York–11/19/2010

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House Passes Resolution Honoring Yankees’ Sheppard

New York congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy introduced the resolution in tribute to Sheppard’s lifetime achievement.

WFAN–11/17/2010

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Deadline Looms For 9/11 Responders Settlement

Monday is deadline day for thousands of ground zero first responders — who must decide whether to sign on to a settlement deal with the New York City.

11/08/2010

House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio celebrates the GOP's victory that changes the balance of power in Congress and will likely elevate him to speaker of the House, during an election night gathering hosted by the National Republican Congressional Committee at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

GOP Wave Changes White House-Congress Dynamics

Republicans have independents to thank for many of their wins. In 2008, President Obama won 52-percent of the independent vote. That has flipped.

11/03/2010

House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio celebrates the GOP's victory that changes the balance of power in Congress and will likely elevate him to speaker of the House, during an election night gathering hosted by the National Republican Congressional Committee at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Tea Party, GOP Change Makeup Of Congress

Republicans racked up dozens of victories. As of Wednesday morning they gained six seats in the Senate and 58 seats in the House, more than enough to give the GOP control of the lower house.

11/03/2010

Congress

What Will A Shakeup In D.C. Mean For You?

Americans headed to the polls Tuesday, bringing an end to a long and bitter midterm battle. If the Republicans assume control in Congress expect an attempt at big changes.

11/02/2010

Photo: (L-R) Rep. Mike McMahon, Rep. John Hall, Rep. Scott Murphy, Rep. Tim Bishop

As Many As 8 NY House Democrats Could Lose Seats

The anti-establishment, pro-Republican wave sweeping the country could unseat as many as eight House Democrats on Tuesday in reliably blue state New York.

11/02/2010

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House Passes 9/11 First Responders Bill

The House has approved a bill to give up to $7.4 billion to workers sickened during the cleanup of World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11 attacks.

09/29/2010

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

House Delays Vote On 9/11 First Responders Health Bill

A decision had been expected this week, but House Democratic leaders shortened their legislative schedule to give lawmakers more time at home to campaign.

09/21/2010

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