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House delegation visits Italy

A bipartisan group of five House members, led House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, arrived in Italy Friday to help commemorate the 150th anniversary of Italian unification.

A presidential motorcade

Even in these times of high gas prices, when the president goes somewhere by motorcade, he goes in force. And that's even more true when he's going with other world leaders.

Hoyer: Let's re-look at nuclear plant safety

While Japan holds its collective breath as an earthquake-damaged nuclear power plant there teeters on the brink of meltdown, House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said Tuesday he remains a supporter of nuclear power in the U.S.

Hoyer: GOP must lead on spending bill

The No. 2 House Democrat says it's time for House GOP leaders to take a stand and draft a long-term spending bill to keep the federal government running for the rest of the fiscal year, saying that short-term stopgaps are undermining the country's stability.

Last WWI vet to be interred at Arlington

Army Cpl. Frank Buckles, the last American veteran of World War I who died at age 110 late last month, will be memorialized and interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, cemetery officials announced Friday.

House Dems: Please tweet us

The House Democratic Caucus' New Media Working Group will host a "Twitter town hall" event at noon Thursday, with more than a dozen congressmen scheduled to field questions from the public via the social media network.

Sanders calls for surtax on millionaires

As the U.S. Senate heads for votes this week on competing spending plans for the rest of the year, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Congress also must raise additional revenue to reduce deficits. His solution: tax millionaires and eliminate tax breaks for oil companies.