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Latinos, Immigrant Rights Advocates Cautiously Optimistic About Paul Ryan

Latino organizations appear optimistic about new House Speaker Paul Ryan supporting top Latino issues.
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Congressman Tony Cárdenas Calls for Bipartisan Support for Next House Speaker

U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif., has called for bipartisan support for the selection of Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Kevin McCarthy

Potential House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Supports 'Step-by-Step' Immigration Reform

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced his bid to succeed Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as Speaker of the House. With Boehner resigning, calls have reemerged to vote on comprehensive immigration reform, but what has been McCarthy’s immigration record?
John Boehner

Boehner Resigning From Congress: Lawmakers, Advocates Call for Immigration Reform Vote

House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, representative for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District, announced his resignation from the Congress, and calls for immigration reform have further increased.
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Latino Unemployment Rate Declines in May But 13 Million Latinos 'Not in the Labor Force'

The U.S. Latino unemployment declined by 1-percentage point in comparison to May 2014, and economists have remained optimistic about the latest jobs report.
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Congress Supports Abstinence-Only While Chlamydia Breaks Out in Latino-heavy 'Abstinence-Only' Texas High School

House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi negotiated and passed a bipartisan $200 billion Medicare bill that quietly increased funding for abstinence-only programs. However, ignorance bred in abstinence-only education could've contributed to the chlamydia outbreak among students in an abstinence-only West Texas high school.
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President Obama, Latino Lawmakers Praise Homeland Security Funding Bill's Passage

President Obama and congressional lawmakers are praising Congress after they finally passed legislation to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the 2015 fiscal quarter, expiring Sept. 30, the bill to have no adverse affect on the president's immigration executive actions despite conservative lawmakers' efforts to block its implementation.
John Boehner

House Approves 'Clean' DHS Funding Bill, No Impact on Obama's Immigration Executive Actions

The House of Representatives passed a "clean" bill to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through September that contains no written language affecting President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions.
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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Defends Barack Obama, Denounces Iran Nuclear Program

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday morning despite concerns from the White House and the absence of dozens of Democrats.
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President Obama, Democrats Praise FCC on Net Neutrality Vote; GOP Blasts Decision

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted on new "Open Internet" policies, and politicians from the Legislative and Executive Branches have mixed reactions to the decision.
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GOP Senate Leader Offers 'Clean' DHS Funding Bill Without Immigration Executive Action Amendments

Following the fourth failed vote to debate the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fund bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced a new standalone legislation to block President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions.
John Boehner

Speaker John Boehner Ready for DHS Funding Expiration, Blames Democrats for DHS Funds Issues

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he is set to left the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's funding expire and it would not be the fault of the Republican Party.
 Barack Obama

President Obama to Congress: Authorize War Against Islamic State; Lawmakers React to AUMF

President Barack Obama published his Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) letter to Congress to help “degrade and defeat” the Islamic State militant group.
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US Unemployment Rate 2015: Latino Unemployment Rate Surpasses National US Average

While the overall U.S. unemployment rate grew during January, the Latino unemployment also saw minor growth.
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President Obama Meets with DREAMers; Senators Struggle to Debate DHS Funding, Immigration Executive Action

U.S. Senate Democrats have blocked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS)' 2015 fiscal year budget, and President Barack Obama and the GOP are voicing their opinions on the latest gridlock over immigration.
John Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner Suggests Lawsuit Against President Obama's Immigration Executive Actions

Speaker of the House John Boehner announced plans to sue President Barack Obama on his Nov. 20 immigration executive actions.
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