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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, following the final vote on the Respect for Marriage Act in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 2022.

House passes same-sex marriage bill in final vote, sending it to Biden’s desk

Dec 8, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A total of 219 Democrats, along with 39 Republicans, voted “yea” to the bill. One hundred sixty-nine Republicans voted against... Read more


House expected to pass same-sex marriage bill Thursday

Dec 7, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The bill, which would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and recognize same-sex marriages on a federal level, has ... Read more

Cara Mund, who was crowned Miss America 2018, on Sept. 6, 2022, petitioned onto the ballot for North Dakota’s only U.S. House seat as an unaffiliated candidate. She supports legalized abortion. Pro-life Democratic candidate Mark Haugen said he “received pressure from many Democratic-NPL [Nonpartisan League] Party leaders and other activists on the far left” to withdraw from the race.

Abortion backers force out pro-life Democratic congressional candidate in N. Dakota

Sep 7, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Mark Haugen said he does not see a “viable path forward” to winning without the support of the Democratic-NPL Party,... Read more

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Pro-life leaders react: House passes first abortion bills after Roe

Jul 15, 2022

By Shannon Mullen, Katie Yoder

Democrats lack the votes to get the pro-abortion Women's Health Protection Act through the Senate. Read more

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Pro-life candidate declares victory in final 2020 House race

Feb 8, 2021

Another woman endorsed by pro-life groups was elected to the U.S. House on Friday, in the last 2020 House race... Read more

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House committees reject pro-life amendments

Jul 15, 2020

Efforts to remove abortion funding in next year’s federal budget failed in the House Appropriations Committee earlier this week.  Read more

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House passes coronavirus relief bill, Trump signs into law

Mar 27, 2020

The House on Friday passed the $2 trillion relief package in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the third major piece of... Read more

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Catholic lawyer grilled on contraception during House hearing

Feb 13, 2020

A Democratic congressman grilled a Catholic female law professor on her beliefs about contraception during a congressional hearing for a... Read more

Rep. Nancy Pelosi addresses constituents in San Francisco, 2017.

House excludes unborn from 'vulnerable populations' at risk from chemicals

Jan 10, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

House Democrats rejected an amendment that would have added the unborn to a list of “potentially vulnerable populations” deserving of... Read more

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US House oversight committee hears testimony on abortion regulation

Nov 15, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee heard testimony Thursday on abortion from a new mother, as well as... Read more

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Congress hears testimony on 'Kids in cages' at the border

Jul 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Members of Congress heard testimony on Wednesday about harsh conditions in migrant detention facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border, including from... Read more

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Religious freedom laws 'more necessary than ever,' Congress hears

Jun 26, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The House Committee on Education and Labor heard testimony June 25 on the Do No Harm Act, a proposed measure... Read more

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House Democrats pass appropriations bill with Hyde Amendment intact

Jun 19, 2019

The House of Representatives passed a combination appropriations bill on Wednesday afternoon that renews the Hyde Amendment, preventing federal Medicaid... Read more

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House committee debates ban on editing human genes

Jun 4, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The House Appropriations Committee has reinstated a condition in 2020 spending bills which prohibit embryonic gene editing.  Read more

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New House passes spending bill with pro-abortion rider

Jan 4, 2019

In the first day of the new congressional session, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill that includes a... Read more