House of Representatives

US lawmakers urge Iceland to back down on circumcision ban

Senior Republican and Democrat congressmen team up to take on Iceland's proposed ban on circumcision.JTA, 4/13/2018, 8:21 AM

House Speaker Ryan to step down

House Speaker Paul Ryan announces he will not seek another term in Congress.Ben Ariel, 4/12/2018, 4:38 AM

House bill would fund Holocaust education programs in schools

Bipartisan slate of House members to introduce a bill that would grant money to Holocaust education in schools.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/10/2018, 4:16 AM

House bill would codify U.S.-Israel MOU into law

Bipartisan bill would codify into law a 2016 memorandum of understanding guaranteeing Israel $38 billion in defense assistance.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/2/2018, 11:02 PM

Hamas condemns American bill sanctioning the group

Hamas says new U.S. bill that sanctions the group for using civilians as human shields sides with the "Israeli narrative".Elad Benari, 2/16/2018, 6:13 AM

House of Representatives okays bill sanctioning Hamas

US House of Representatives condemns Hamas for using human shields.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2018, 12:53 PM

Pro-Israel Royce won't run for re-election

Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce, who heads the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announces he will not run for a 14th term.Elad Benari, 1/9/2018, 2:03 AM

House passes bill allowing disaster funds for houses of worship

House of Representatives approves bill allowing 'houses of worship' to receive emergency funds, 'ending unconstitutional discrimination.'JTA, 12/23/2017, 9:31 PM

House passes bill to protect religious institutions

Bill to protect religious institutions sparked by bomb threats against JCCs.JTA , 12/12/2017, 6:50 PM

House approves bill cutting funding to PA

House of Representatives overwhelmingly approves Taylor Force Act that could end funding to PA over its financial support to terrorists.Elad Benari, 12/5/2017, 11:38 PM

House committee approves 'Taylor Force Act'

Bill cutting US aid to PA until terror payments stop unanimously approved by committee, goes to House floor for vote.Gary Willig, 11/15/2017, 8:21 PM

Jewish leaders welcome sanctions on Iran, Hezbollah

Conference of Presidents leaders praise House of Representatives for approving new sanctions on Hezbollah and Iran.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/27/2017, 11:17 PM

Hezbollah: U.S. interfering in Lebanese affairs

Hezbollah denounces new U.S. sanctions against it, says they are an "aggression" against Lebanon.Elad Benari, 10/27/2017, 4:15 AM

House approves new sanctions on Iran

U.S. House of Representatives approves legislation expanding sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and support for Hezbollah.Elad Benari, 10/27/2017, 3:12 AM

House approves sanctions on Hezbollah

House of Representatives backs sanctions on Hezbollah as part of effort to take tough line against its chief backer, Iran.Elad Benari, 10/26/2017, 3:44 AM

House approves sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea

U.S. House of Representatives passes legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea. Trump has opposed the Russian part.Elad Benari, 7/26/2017, 2:16 AM

House approves defense bill with missile aid for Israel

House of Representatives passes 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, including $705 million for missile defense cooperation.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/15/2017, 12:41 AM

Anti-Trump anger on the left fails at the ballot box

GOP wins most expensive House election in history as it defends seats in Georgia, South Carolina. But is a Democratic wave coming in 2018?David Rosenberg, 6/21/2017, 9:45 AM

Congress mulling more sanctions on Hezbollah

House Foreign Affairs Committee is considering enhancing sanctions targeting the Hezbollah terrorist group.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/10/2017, 1:38 AM

House approves tougher sanctions on North Korea

House of Representatives overwhelmingly approves legislation to tighten sanctions on North Korea.Ben Ariel, 5/5/2017, 4:34 AM

Obamacare repeal bill passes House of Representatives

Much-anticipated bill repealing, replacing Affordable Care Act narrowly passes House of Representatives, 217 to 213.David Rosenberg, 5/4/2017, 10:53 PM

Lawmakers urge security funding for Jewish institutions

House members call for increased funding for a program that funds security for Jewish sites.JTA, 4/5/2017, 4:05 AM

Congress introduces legislation to help Holocaust survivors

Congress introduces legislation to assist survivors in obtaining restitution of assets stolen in the Holocaust.JTA, 3/3/2017, 4:57 AM

Anti-Semitism task force urges interagency mechanism

House task force on anti-Semitism urges Trump to set up an interagency mechanism to tackle the issue.JTA, 3/3/2017, 2:02 AM

House committee to investigate Russia-Trump ties

House of Representatives intelligence committee to investigate allegations of collusion between Trump campaign and Russia.Ben Ariel, 3/2/2017, 3:37 AM

Republicans block resolution against Trump Holocaust statement

House Republicans block Democratic effort to vote on a resolution slamming the White House for its Holocaust Remembrance Day statement.JTA, 2/9/2017, 2:58 AM

J Street-backed lawmakers demand Bannon's removal

Two members of House of Representatives endorsed by J Street spearhead letter demanding removal of Stephen Bannon.JTA, 2/7/2017, 4:59 AM

House bill replicates Senate bid to cut funding to UN

House Republicans introduce companion to Senate bill that would cut funding to the UN until it repeals its recent anti-Israel resolution.JTA, 2/2/2017, 3:29 AM

Netanyahu thanks US Congress for opposition to UN resolution

'Congressional vote against UN resolution reflects tremendous support Israel enjoys among American people'.David Rosenberg, 1/6/2017, 2:27 PM

House overwhelmingly condemns UN's anti-Israel resolution

House of Representatives votes in favor of a resolution rebuking UN for passing Resolution 2334.Elad Benari, 1/6/2017, 2:30 AM

Trump ally wants to remove ‘two states’ from bill condemning UN

Rep. Steven King introduces amendment to remove references to 'two states' from Congressional bid to condemn anti-Israel UN resolution.JTA, 1/4/2017, 10:54 PM

Ryan easily re-elected as House Speaker

Paul Ryan earns the vote of all but one House Republican as he is re-elected Speaker.Ben Ariel, 1/4/2017, 2:09 AM

Controversial anti-Semitism bill dies in House

House of Representatives ends congressional session without taking action on a bill targeting campus anti-Semitism.JTA, 12/13/2016, 3:55 AM

House passes bill to help recover Nazi-looted art

Bill to facilitate the return of Nazi-looted artworks to their original owners passes U.S. House of Representatives.JTA, 12/9/2016, 4:01 AM

House introduces bill targeting campus anti-Semitism

A bipartisan slate of leading House members introduced a bill that would expand how the US Department of Education defines anti-Semitism.JTA, 12/5/2016, 6:30 PM

Iran threatens retaliation if US extends sanctions

Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei says US would be in violation of nuclear deal if it extends sanctions, and that Iran would retaliate.Gary Willig, 11/23/2016, 9:25 PM

House votes to bar aircraft sales to Iran

Republican-led House of Representatives approves legislation banning the sale of commercial aircraft to Iran.Elad Benari, 11/18/2016, 4:44 AM

Iran angry after U.S. House extends sanctions

Senior Iranian officials threaten Washington after House passes bill renewing the sanctions on the Islamic Republic for 10 years.Elad Benari, 11/17/2016, 5:14 AM

House extends Iran sanctions for 10 years

House of Representatives reauthorizes the Iran Sanctions Act for a period of 10 years.Elad Benari, 11/16/2016, 6:13 AM

House bill extends criminal penalties to compliance with BDS

New bipartisan bill stipulates that criminal penalties for boycotting Israel would be extended to companies complying with BDS.Ben Ariel and JTA, 11/16/2016, 4:45 AM

Paul Ryan re-elected as House Speaker

Paul Ryan re-elected to serve a second term as speaker of the House.Ben Ariel, 11/16/2016, 4:14 AM

Jewish contingent in House grows from 19 to 23

Five more Jews were elected to US House of Representatives for the first time during Tuesday's Congressional elections.JTA, 11/9/2016, 10:10 PM

House introduces anti-Nazi bill

Bill to facilitate the return of Nazi-looted artworks to their original owners or heirs introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.JTA, 9/27/2016, 5:56 AM

House of Representatives approves resolution honoring Wiesel

U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approves resolution honoring the life and work of Nobel Laureate.JTA, 9/14/2016, 4:00 AM

House approves 9/11-Saudi Arabia bill

House of Representatives approves legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. Obama expected to veto.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/9/2016, 11:51 PM

House to vote on bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

House of Representatives to vote Friday on bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts.Ben Ariel, 9/8/2016, 4:42 AM

Congress blocks Iran-Boeing agreement

House of Representatives passes amendments authored by Rep. Peter Roskam to block the sales of Boeing and Airbus aircraft to Iran.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/8/2016, 11:05 PM

House approves defense aid to Israel despite veto threat

House of Representatives passes defense spending bill which includes $635.7 million for U.S.-Israel missile defense programs.Ben Ariel, 6/17/2016, 6:14 AM

Congress calls on Germany to up aid for Holocaust survivors

US House of Representatives overwhelmingly backs resolution calling on Germany to increase aid to Holocaust survivors.JTA, 6/9/2016, 12:44 PM

House passes bill protecting circumcision, ritual slaughter

Bill broadens definition of 'violations of religious freedom' to include bris milah, shechita - and atheism.Ron Kampeas, 5/18/2016, 9:39 PM

Obama hasn't prosecuted a single Palestinian terrorist

Justice Dept. officials admit to House hearing they failed mandate regarding terrorist murderers of US citizens in Israel.Ari Yashar, 2/3/2016, 10:30 AM

House approves greater oversight of Iran deal

Republican-backed legislation would give Congress greater oversight of Iran deal. White House threatens veto.Ben Ariel, 1/14/2016, 6:44 AM

House votes in favor of sanctions on North Korea

Legislation that would broaden sanctions over North Korea's nuclear program passes by a 418-2 vote.Ben Ariel, 1/13/2016, 1:46 AM

US Reps slam EU's 'boycott' labeling scheme

Bipartisan House members table resolution condemning EU for 'encouraging boycott of all Israeli goods,' in ploy for 'one-sided concessions.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2015, 6:06 PM

House approves Hezbollah sanctions bill

By a 425-0, lawmakers approve sanctions on banks found to be knowingly handling transactions with Hezbollah.Ben Ariel, 12/17/2015, 6:44 AM

House passes legislation on visa waiver overhaul

New legislation would bar those from Iraq, Syria, Iran and Sudan from traveling to the United States without a visa.Ben Ariel, 12/9/2015, 4:44 AM

Democrats abandon Obama, vote to pause migrants

House of Representatives votes to ban influx of Syrian, Iraqi migrants until proper screening process in place.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2015, 10:03 PM