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Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas covers Capitol Hill for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

Articles by Jacqueline Klimas

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, California Republican, said he will not include legalization in the main bill he introduces, which means it will be up to someone else to offer an amendment in the committee or on the floor. The panel will begin debating the defense policy bill at the end of this month and hold a full committee vote May 7. (Associated Press)

American Legion shoots down idea to tie immigration to military service

The American Legion says it is opposed to trying to tie immigration into the annual defense policy debate, calling it an unacceptable "amnesty" and dealing a serious blow to Republicans desperate to pass some sort of legalization of illegal immigrants ahead of November's elections. Published April 15, 2014

** FILE ** In this Feb. 20, 2014, photo, a patron exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in New York. The proprietors are peddling e-cigarettes to "vapers" in a growing movement that now includes celebrity fans and YouTube gurus, online forums and vapefests around the world. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Child's play? E-cigarettes marketed to youngsters, report finds

Top members of Congress on Monday accused electronic cigarette companies of marketing to children through candy-flavored products, social media advertising and sponsoring events with a young audience, and the lawmakers said they want to see the government step in with regulations. Published April 14, 2014

President Barack Obama and his nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary, Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, right, listen as outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 11, 2014, where the president made the announcment. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sebelius resignation not political, adviser says

Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Obama, said Friday that the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has nothing to do with politics and is just about her moving on. Published April 11, 2014

Rep. John A. Yarmuth, Kentucky Democrat (Associated Press)

Rep. Yarmuth: House has votes to pass immigration reform

Rep. John Yarmuth, Kentucky Democrat, said Wednesday that there are enough votes in the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform if Speaker John A. Boehner were to bring it up for a vote. Published April 9, 2014

**FILE** Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 9, 2013. (Associated Press)

N.C. senator: VA can learn from private facilities

Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, said Wednesday that Veterans Affairs hospitals could stand to learn from private facilities about treating mental health issues. Published April 9, 2014

**FILE** Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, speaks to reporters in Chattanooga on Feb. 15, 2014. (Associated Press)

U.S. repeating mistakes in Ukraine, Sen. Bob Corker says

Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, said Wednesday he's concerned America will be too late in responding to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, repeating mistakes made in handling the crisis in Syria. Published April 9, 2014

In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014, photo, Nora Milligan looks through a pile of legal health care documents before an interview at her home in Patchogue, N.Y. Milligan, a single mother, fought health care providers in court for denial of care to her heroin-addicted son. Having exhausted her finances for his care, she continues to live in the home she raised him even as it is being foreclosed. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Uninsured rate lowest since 2008, poll finds

The uninsured rate in America is the lowest since 2008, suggesting that Obamacare is helping more people get covered, a poll released Monday found. Published April 7, 2014