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    1. The staff of House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer relied on the Force to produce this video showing how the Republican leadership stopped a Democratic amendment to protect LGBT workers. 

    2. Shouts erupted in the House gallery Thursday morning after several Republican members switched their votes, defeating an amendment that would have preserved anti-discrimination protections for LGBT employees of federal contractors.  The procedural maneuvering is a little complicated but here's the gist: Late Wednesday, the House had passed defense legislation which  included language  that ...

    3. WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and two other high-ranking Democrats say they will support a bipartisan bill to set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals that have gone unregulated for decades. Pelosi issued a statement supporting the bill Monday along with House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Rep. Frank […]

    4. [...] changes made by Democrats in recent days ensure the measure will protect families and communities from toxic substances, Pelosi said in a statement with House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, the senior Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The proposal will require the Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate new and existing...

    5. Hoyer said Republicans have undermined their own vows of open government.

      Provision to require women to register for draft... - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

    6. WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and two other high-ranking Democrats say they will support a bipartisan bill to set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals that have gone unregulated for decades. Pelosi issued a statement supporting the bill Monday along with House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Rep. Frank […]

    7. House drops military draft requirement for women

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsMay 17 02:09 PM

      By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives stripped a requirement that women register for the military draft from a sweeping annual defense policy bill on Tuesday, but supporters of the provision said they would keep pushing for its passage. Democrats accused the committee's Republican leaders of using an underhanded ploy to undercut the House Armed Services ...

    8. House GOP invokes Zika to pass bill relaxing pesticide rules

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 24 02:32 PM

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House are invoking the threat of the Zika virus in passing a bill to exempt pesticide spraying from Clean Water Act permitting requirements.

    9. White House backs bill to overhaul chemical regulation

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 23 03:22 PM

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and top House Democrats said Monday they will support a bipartisan bill to overhaul regulation of asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, clearing the way for the bill's passage in Congress and signature by President Barack Obama.

    10. House Dems Back Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

      Bloomberg via Yahoo! FinanceMay 23 10:43 AM

      Washington (AP) -- Top House Democrats said Monday they will support a bipartisan bill to overhaul regulation of asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, clearing the way for the bill's passage in the House ...

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