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US House allows 9/11 victims to sue Saudi, bill heads to Obama

US House allows 9/11 victims to sue Saudi, bill heads to Obama

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act -- approved in the House by unanimous voice vote -- is strongly opposed by the government of Saudi Arabia, the home nation of 15 of the 19 hijackers in the 9/11 attacks.

US lawmaker compares protest in US House to Rajya Sabha uproar

Congressman Mark Meadows posted two photos -- one of the Democratic party sit-in and the other of AIADMK protest by lawmakers inside the Rajya Sabha in March -- saying they look "disturbingly similar".

US House passes email privacy bill

US lawmakers have approved a bill to boost privacy protection for email and other electronic communication, closing key loopholes in digital data protection.

US House backs bill to bar climate change from trade deals

The United States House of Representatives has approved a bill that would block US negotiators from using trade agreements to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

US House passes bill to lift oil export ban, veto looming

The US House of Representative passed a bill on Friday to appeal the 40-year-old oil export ban, but its future was uncertain facing a veto threatened by the White House.

US House passes anti-abortion bills as shutdown looms

 The Republican-led US House of Representatives passed two anti-abortion measures Friday, highlighting intense efforts to inject the controversial issue into a spending debate two weeks before a potential government shutdown.

US House introduces resolution on India's Independence Day

 Ami Bera, Co-chair of Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, has introduced a resolution to recognize India`s Independence Day and the significance of the US-India partnership.

US House approves closer military ties with Jordan

US lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation that would ramp up military cooperation with Jordan, including accelerated arms sales to a Middle East ally contending with growing threats from Islamist extremism.

US house approves shutting NSA's data collection programme

The US House of Representatives has voted to terminate the National Security Agency's telephone data collection programme, declared "illegal" in a federal court last week, Efe news agency reported.

US House approves balanced budget with $20bn military hike

 The House of Representatives approved a US budget Wednesday that shaves $5.5 trillion in spending over a decade, repeals the Obamacare health law and eliminates the federal deficit in nine years without raising taxes.

US House urges Obama to send lethal arms to Ukraine

 American lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Monday to urge President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons to defend itself against Russian "aggression."

Sweet talk at US Republican retreat, but divisions persist

US House and Senate Republicans huddled Thursday in the famed chocolate town of Hershey, hoping some of the destination`s sweetness rubs off as they struggle to smooth out divisions on vexing issues like immigration.

US House approves amendments to Obama's executive action

The US House of Representatives Wednesday approved two amendments proposed by Republicans to overturn the executive action measures announced by President Barack Obama in November 2014 whereby about five million illegal immigrants would temporarily avoid deportation.

US House votes to block Obama immigration plan

 The US House on Wednesday defied President Barack Obama by adopting Republican measures blocking his controversial immigration reform efforts, but the bill is unlikely to survive in its current form.

US House passes $584 bn defense bill, Senate vote due

The House of Representatives adopted an annual US defense spending bill Thursday which includes emergency funding for military operations against Islamic jihadists in Iraq and Syria, as requested by President Barack Obama.

US Congress skeptical of Iran nuclear talks extension

US House and Senate members reacted coolly Monday to an extension of international negotiations over US House and Senate with skeptical lawmakers demanding Congress "tighten the economic vice on Tehran" through new sanctions.

House okay's Obama's plan to train, equip Syrian rebels

The US House of Representatives Wednesday approved President Barack Obama's plan to train and equip Syrian rebels as part of efforts to fight the Islamic State militant group.

US House approves bill averting government shutdown

US lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend funding for federal operations into December, likely preventing a repeat of last October`s disastrous government shutdown.

Top Republican to resign from US Congress

Just hours after stepping down as US House majority leader, Republican Representative Eric Cantor announced he would resign from his congressional seat later this month.

US House backs resolution supporting Israel

The US House of Representatives has backed a resolution expressing support for Israel and its right to self-defense.