House of Representatives

California High-Speed Rail

House Committee Probes California High-Speed Rail Project

A congressional committee has begun a review of California’s high-speed rail project, including possible conflicts of interest and whether a large government commitment would pull federal tax dollars away from other transportation projects.


Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

GOP Questions Green Policy As House Probes Giant Solyndra Loan

The Obama administration’s eagerness to deliver economic stimulus may have influenced a federal review of a loan to a now bankrupt solar panel manufacturer, a move that may have left taxpayers on the hook for a $528 million debt, House Republicans said Wednesday.


An American Muslim man praying in a mosque (AP)

House Hearing On Terrorism Singles Out Bay Area Muslim Group

The New York Congressman who chairs a House committee examining homegrown terrorism specifically called out a Bay Area Muslim group in his opening remarks to a controversial hearing Thursday.


Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, center, applauds Army staff sgt. Felino Coronel Punsalan, 92, right, during a news conference in San Mateo on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Speier announced at a news conference to introduce her bill that would make all WWII Filipino veterans eligible for the same benefits as other U.S. veterans from WWII. (AP)

Speier Seeks To Extend Military Benefits To Filipino WWII Vets

Rep. Jackie Speier on Thursday introduced a bill in Congress that seeks to make Filipino veterans of World War II eligible for the same benefits available to U.S. veterans.

CBS San Francisco–01/10/2011

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Some House Democrats Pressing Pelosi To Step Aside

In a fresh sign of turmoil among defeated Democrats, a growing number of the rank and file say they won’t support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a politically symbolic roll call when the new Congress meets in January.

CBS San Francisco–11/10/2010

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco. (Jewel Samad/Getty Images)

Pelosi To Seek House Minority Leadership

Nancy Pelosi, the nation’s first female House speaker, said Friday she will try to keep her spot as leader of the House Democrats despite huge election losses that cost her party the majority.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Out As Speaker; GOP Retakes U.S. House

Resurgent Republicans won control of the U.S. House Tuesday night and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s four-year tenure as the first female speaker in history neared an end.

CBS San Francisco–11/03/2010

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

House Democrats Shelve Net Neutrality Proposal

House Democrats have shelved a last-ditch effort to broker a compromise between phone, cable and Internet companies on rules that would prohibit broadband providers from blocking or degrading online traffic flowing over their networks.

CBS San Francisco–09/29/2010