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  • Immigration advocates focus on House GOP leader

    Immigration advocates angry that legislation has stalled in Congress are increasingly focusing their ire at one person: Eric Cantor, the House majority leader.

  • FILE -- In this July 5, 2012 file photo, is former Assemblyman and current Republican Rep. David Valadao,  of Hanford, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, July 5, 2012.   Valadao  whose district is in California's agricultural heartland of the San Joaquin Valley, said he is not worried that Congress' failure to pass immigration legislation will hurt his reelection.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,file)

    California Republicans stress immigration support

    Republican Rep. David Valadao says he's not worried that Congress' failure to pass immigration legislation will hurt his prospects for re-election to a district in California's agricultural heartland. Same goes for GOP Rep. Jeff Denham, who represents a neighboring district in the state's San Joaquin Valley.

  • FILE - This Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. A spokesman for Cantor says he'll block a vote next week on legislation giving a path to citizenship to people living here illegally who serve in the military. Friday's announcement from Cantor comes after a Republican congressman from California announced plans to try to bring the measure to a vote as an amendment to the annual defense bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    GOP leaders to block military immigration measure

    House Republican leaders intervened Friday to prevent a vote on immigration legislation, dealing a severe blow to election-year efforts to overhaul the dysfunctional system.

  • Lawmakers form group to focus on education costs

    Two California congressmen, Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and Republican Rep. Jeff Denham, said Thursday that they have formed a bipartisan caucus to advocate for the state's public universities and students.

  • 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.

  • FILE - This July 28, 2011 file photo shows Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., left, on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans are pushing a plan to give young immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents a path to resident status if they join the U.S. military. Rep. Jeff Denham of California said Friday he would press for a vote on his legislation either as a free-standing bill or as an addition to the defense authorization measure that the House will consider in May. Denham immediately faced conservative opposition. Brooks circulated a letter among his colleagues opposing any attempt to add immigration legislation to the defense bill. His intent was to collect as many signatures as possible and deliver the letter to House leadership. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    GOP Immigration backers see service path to status

    Stymied on comprehensive immigration overhaul, House Republicans are pushing a plan to give young immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents a path to resident status if they join the U.S. military.

  • California to owe feds $180M for high-speed rail

    California officials sought Wednesday to reassure congressional Republicans that the state will be able to match billions of dollars in federal funding for the state's high-speed rail project, including a $180 million payment due in April.

  • GOP House member hopes to persuade fellow Republicans on immigration

    Rep. Jeff Denham has become the first House Republican to sponsor Democratic leaders' immigration bill in a move Hispanic activists said shows a fracturing of Republican opposition and momentum toward passing a bill this year that would legalize most illegal immigrants.

  • The David W. Dyer courthouse, a federal vacant building is shown in Miami, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is conducting an ongoing investigation to stop the federal government from wasting billions of dollars of taxpayer's money by sitting on its assets and mismanaging valuable federal-owned properties. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Empty Miami courthouse seen as emblem of U.S. problem

    The historic but empty federal courthouse in downtown Miami is a costly symbol of the government's sluggishness at selling or finding new purposes for some 14,000 vacant or underused properties nationwide, Republican lawmakers said at a House panel hearing Monday.

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