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...13; surveymonkey.com/r/XSJ6FRDTHURSDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Legislative breakfast, speaker is House Speaker David Ralston; 7:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St.; free for members, $25...

Georgia gas-tax hike makes it a winner in federal transportation bill, congressman says

...benefit, according to Rep. Rob Woodall, a member of the House Transportation Committee. He was appointed last week by House Speaker Paul Ryan to the conference committee that will work out differences with the Senate over its version of the six-year...

Ex-SC House member indicted for misconduct after sexual harassment claim

...from the House in May after being informed that an independent investigation determined the allegations had merit. House Speaker Jay Lucas also told him he was sending the private law firm's report to Wilson. "The House will not tolerate inappropriate...

Rep. Paul Ryan elected new House speaker

Splintered House Republicans elected Rep. Paul Ryan to be the chamber's 54th speaker on Thursday, turning to the youthful but battle-tested Wisconsin lawmaker to mend the party's self-inflicted wounds and help woo voters in next year's elections.

Confederate symbol debate unresolved

...the Capitol grounds in Columbia, pressure on Georgia officials ratcheted up to reconsider symbols in this state.House Speaker David Ralston hopes an agreement can be reached by Georgia groups on both sides without the need for legislative involvement...

Confusion holds up rain tax preview

...Fleming in a power position in the House," he said. "We had Ben Harbin who was the appropriations chairman. The (House) speaker was friends with everybody in Co lum bia County. The lieutenant governor was friends. We didn't get any money...

Departing House speaker is one of dysfunctional Congress' few adults

Pope Francis made his historical address to Congress last week, and the next day House Speaker John Boehner announced he was resigning.Mr. Boehner, a devout Catholic, had invited the pope to speak, and was clearly moved...

Doing the right thing

...When first elected to represent Ohio in 1990, current House Speaker John Boehner was a feisty young conservative.But somewhere...truly astounding, given the iron-fisted control most House Speakers wield.This was nothing short of a mutiny in the...

Boehner leaving Congress

WASINGTON - In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed fellow Republicans today that he would resign from Congress at the end of October, giving up his top leadership...

US eases crude oil export ban, allows trade with Mexico

...oil embargo led to fuel rationing, high prices and long lines of cars waiting to fuel up. Republicans, including House Speaker John Boeh ner, argue that lifting the ban could make the U.S. an energy superpower and boost the economy.Republicans...