The white spruce came from Chippewa National Park in Minnesota.
“If this president can get away with making his own laws, future presidents will have the ability to as well,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement.
The Department of Defense isn’t taking federal sequestration lying down.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held captive in Afghanistan for five years, was traded for five Taliban commanders in May.
The House Appropriations Committee said that Congress cannot insert language to defund the proposal, countering claims from Sen. Jeff Sessions.
“The President’s decision is not a political victory, it’s a victory for families,” Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid said.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke enthusiastically about diversity of the dem. house leadership.
“If President Obama acts in defiance of the people and imposes his will on the country, Congress will act,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Just weeks after winning her second term to the U.S. House, Rep. Duckworth announced the birth of her first baby girl