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May 22, 2015, 1:12 PM EDT
Representative Diane Black (R-Tenn.) introduced the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2015 last week along with Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA). The legislation would make the current adoption tax credit fully refundable in order to help lower-income families offset the costs of adoption.  
May 19, 2015, 8:17 PM EDT
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, argued for defunding the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship (OSP) Program on May 14 during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Field Hearing at Archbishop Carroll High School in the District, where more than half the student body is able to attend due to the scholarship program.
May 18, 2015, 1:56 PM EDT
When asked about the civil unrest and violence that recently occurred in Baltimore, Md., and in Ferguson, Mo., and whether the culture for teenagers today puts “too much” pressure on mothers in parenting, Jackie Griffin, mother of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said, “It’s never too much, we can never give up on our kids, I don’t care what they’re doing.”
May 15, 2015, 12:17 PM EDT
 “We have a significant battle on the forefront of federal overreach, all the way down to a local school board level that comes into every single community, in every town, in every district, in every jurisdiction across the United States if we are to allow the federal government to dictate this language. And if they can dictate this, what can’t they dictate?” a Fairfax County School Board member asked.
May 14, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT
Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) would not directly answer whether a human being conceived in rape has a right to life when asked by following a press conference Wednesday on the re-introduction of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. 
May 7, 2015, 3:14 PM EDT
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spoke at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning of the “urgent need to pray” in the United States, where we see “assaults on faith continuing to expand.”
May 7, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
The federal Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is demanding that the Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia, just outside the nation’s capital, adopt a policy on “gender identity,” applicable to transgender teachers and students, or risk losing the federal funds they receive for their schools.
May 7, 2015, 6:57 AM EDT
A new report released by the Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) says that only 16 percent of 15- to 17-year-old teens in Baltimore have been raised in an intact, married family.
May 5, 2015, 12:32 PM EDT
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that the Obama administration’s proposed agreement with Iran on uranium enrichment and nuclear energy, due to be finalized in June, “should be considered as a treaty.” He also praised the legislative efforts to disapprove the agreement but said he would have preferred a treaty ratification vote by the U.S. Senate on the proposal.
May 1, 2015, 1:38 PM EDT
Josh Duggar, eldest son of the Duggar family in the popular reality-TV show19 Kids and Counting, told that he believes “marriage is central to the family and every single child deserves a mother and father” in an interview at the March for Marriage on Saturday in Washington, D.C.
May 1, 2015, 10:25 AM EDT
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) criticized the Obama administration’s proposed Iran deal on Wednesday, warning of the dangers of easing sanctions on Iran, and saying that the threat of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons was the “single greatest national security threat facing the United States.”
April 27, 2015, 3:57 PM EDT
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April 24, 2015, 4:56 PM EDT
(WARNING: Some of the historical photos in this story are graphic.)
April 16, 2015, 10:23 AM EDT
April 14, 2015, 6:34 PM EDT
( – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that Obamacare, equal pay, and President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration are fulfilling the Founding Fathers’ vision from the Declaration of Independence about “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” and that such legal and executive steps were “honoring the vows of our Founders.”