U.S. House of Representatives

Central Valley Congressman Rep. Kevin McCarthy Elected As House Majority Leader Following Cantor DefeatRep. Kevin McCarthy of California, a former aide elected to Congress in his own right less than eight years ago, won election as House majority leader Thursday as fellow Republicans shuffled their leadership in the wake of Rep. Eric Cantor's primary defeat in Virginia.
KPIX 5 Poll Shows Incumbent Mike Honda Likely To Face Challenger Ro Khanna In NovemberA KPIX 5 phone survey taken this week showed strong support among South Bay women and seniors for incumbent Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) in his 17th Congressional District re-election bid.
Larry Magid: Eliminating Patent TrollsThe House of Representatives was expected to vote next week on a bill dubbed "The Innovation Act", a bipartisan piece of legislation designed to curtail abusive patent litigation by so-called patent trolls.
Pelosi's Leadership Crucial As Fiscal Cliff Bill Heads To Divided HouseIn a New Year's Day drama that climaxed in the middle of the night, the Senate endorsed legislation negating a fiscal cliff of across-the-board tax increases and sweeping spending cuts by 89-8 early Tuesday.
GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours
California Won’t Gain Congressional Seats After Latest CensusCalifornia is not gaining any seats in the House of Representatives for the first time in nine decades.
McNerney Holds Off Harmer In Congressional Vote CountDemocratic Rep. Jerry McNerney has been re-elected to a third term in a Northern California congressional district, fending off a challenge from Republican David Harmer.
Some House Dems Ask San Francisco's Pelosi To Step AsideNancy Pelosi of San Francisco, who is poised to move from speaker to minority leader in the next Congress, got an earful from some rank-and-file colleagues who said the party must change leaders.