A gun control bill proposed by Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley has cleared the Senate but is stuck in a House committee over the issue of assault weapons. Zero tolerance policies in some schools have gone overboard, according to critics. (Associated Press)
Illinois state Rep. Edward J. Acevedo, Chicago Democrat, listens to lawmakers while testifying during a House committee hearing at the Illinois Capitol on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Springfield Ill. The House on Tuesday passed legislation to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary for security, told a House committee Wednesday that “I made the best decisions I could with the information I had,” regarding security at the U.S. diplomatic post in Libya. (The Associated Press)
White House press secretary Jay Carney called the House committee's probe a "fishing expedition." House Speaker John A. Boehner said the president's actions prove the White House was involved in a cover-up.
Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, suspects an effort by the Obama administration to intimidate witnesses from testifying before his House committee regarding the "Fast and Furious" ATF cross-border firearms investigation. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)
House Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises subcommittee Chairman Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, Pennsylvania Democrat, speaks during the House Committee on Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)