WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 21: speaks to reporters after a House Republican Caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on September 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives are expected to have a vote later today on legislation which would keep the government from shutting down on September 30. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

House GOP leaders reiterate opposition to Democrat spending bills

House Republican leaders are set to formally advise their party members to oppose the Democrat-proposed $1 trillion spending bill. According to House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Wednesday, GOP lawmakers should vote against the spending bill because Democrats have tied it to a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.

Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House GOP urges Biden admin. to maintain Taliban sanctions

Amid growing concern over Americans still stuck behind enemy lines, House Republicans have urged the Biden administration to maintain sanctions against the Taliban. 21 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to the United Nations ambassador on Tuesday, in which they expressed concern over U.S. losing its leverage to rescue stranded Americans by allowing unchecked international aid to flow into Afghanistan.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer along with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell take part in a ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the steps of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Sept. deadlines loom for Congress

September has shaped up to be a potentially tough month for Congress. The Senate returned on Monday to a list of priorities needing to be tackled throughout the month as the House wouldn’t return from recess until September 20. 

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15: U.S. Sen. Jonie Ernst (R-IA) speaks to reporters after a Republican Senate luncheon at the U.S. Capitol Building on June 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Senate is in negotiations for a bipartisan infrastructure deal. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Sen. Ernst slams Biden admin. ignoring Gold Star families

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst (R) called out the Biden administration’s lack of respect for Gold Star families. Ernst blasted the administration on Friday, saying House Democrats have worked to delay the construction of a monument dedicated to the service members who died in the decades-long war on terror.

Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC.(Photo by Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images)

Another Democrat Rep. opposes $3.5T spending plan

Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) has opposed the left’s expensive budget plan proposal. During markup of the bill on Thursday, the moderate Democrat threatened to vote against the bill by saying “the deadline was too rushed and the legislation was driven by politics rather than policy.”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Republicans unable to block Pelosi $200M budget earmark

Republicans were unsuccessful in their attempts to block a $200 million earmark for a park in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) district. On Thursday, House Republicans proposed amendments to the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill in an effort to divert funds from the 1,500 acre Presidio Park and Golf Course.