The House of Representatives will vote on 10 bills this week all inspired by a single scandal: The Internal Revenue Service treatment of political groups seeking tax-exempt status. ... But the bills ... more 
The House of Representatives will vote on 10 bills this week all inspired by a single scandal: The Internal Revenue Service treatment of political groups seeking tax-exempt status. ... But the bills aren't exclusive to the IRS, and some are part of a long-standing GOP agenda to roll back the size of government. At the top of the list is a bill to partially repeal the 2009 health care law. The vote on the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act is the 40th attempt by House Republicans to repeal, change or defund the health care law. The Wall Street Journal reports that Obama administration officials are stepping up meetings with Senate Republicans in hopes of avoiding a deadline clash over federal spending this fall. One of the flashpoints is the Republican demand to defund Obamacare as part of any deal. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to announce former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk as Washington's Middle East peace envoy, according to a source familiar with the matter. less 
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Mon, Jul 29, 2013 10:43 AM EDT