Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican, said House Speaker John Boehner should be ousted if he pushes immigration legislation through the chamber without the Republican majority’s support.
An abortion-ban vote in the U.S. House and the sponsor’s comment about rape are opening Republican congressional leaders, most of whom are men, to fresh criticism from Democrats that they disrespect women.
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee approved a $625 billion defense authorization measure for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, matching the amount requested by President Barack Obama’s administration.
Female senators pushing legislation to curb sexual assaults in the armed forces confronted opposition from top military officials and their own leadership on how to change the way cases are investigated and prosecuted.
The U.S. Senate passed a $955 billion rewrite of agriculture law by an even larger margin than last year, sending it to the House of Representatives, where disagreements over food stamps and farm subsidies may complicate passage.