Washington (CNN) - A high-ranking House Republican blasted Majority Leader Harry Reid for not calling the Senate back to Capitol Hill on Sunday as the government teeters on the edge of a possible shutdown.
The Republican-controlled House tossed another bill back to the Senate around midnight to avert a shutdown but chisel away at Obamacare. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state said Sunday the country's fate now rests in the Senate's hands.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - A government shutdown looked increasingly likely on Saturday as Republican leaders said the House would vote on two potentially deal-killing amendments to the stopgap spending bill the Senate passed Friday.
"The American people don't want a government shutdown and they don't want Obamacare," House Republican leaders said in statement.
Washington (CNN) – The Republicans' latest weekly address makes no mention of the government funding bill whose passage they spent recent weeks tying to an effort to defund Obamacare. Instead, the focus is now on the debt limit.
In Saturday's address, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the GOP conference chairwoman, calls the debt limit debate “a golden opportunity to fix the problems coming out of Washington."
Washington (CNN) – They argued over the forced spending cuts known as sequestration before those cuts took effect, and on the first full day of the cuts being official, Congress and the White House are still bickering over who is to blame.
“It’s happening because Republicans in Congress chose this outcome over closing a single wasteful tax loophole that helps reduce the deficit,” President Barack Obama said in his weekly address on Saturday.
(CNN) – After a heated campaign season, lawmakers expressed gratitude in their Thanksgiving remarks but not without the political undertones of an economy limping back to life and impending fiscal crisis.
In their weekly addresses, both sides first thanked members of the military serving abroad and those on the East Coast still suffering in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
(CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan, now one of the highest profile Republican congressmen following his bid for vice president, is backing Rep. Tom Price for a top role in the House GOP leadership over the top Republican woman in the House, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
In a letter to colleagues, obtained by CNN Tuesday, Ryan says Price is "uniquely qualified for the job of [Republican] Conference Chairman."
(CNN) - Mitt Romney's loss in Tuesday's election has prompted a flood of opinions on the future of the Republican Party, many of which were on display Sunday during a panel moderated by CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley and senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash.
On one side was former Romney campaign adviser Carlos Gutierrez, who pushed for a move to the center by saying the election results were the consequence of the "far-right wing of the Republican Party."
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' life is like a well-conducted orchestra: Everything happens on cue in precisely the right note.
That's on most days. But other days she readily admits things don't always happen so smoothly.
Washington (CNN) - Two lawmakers on Sunday expressed concern about the Secret Service scandal making headlines during President Barack Obama's trip to Colombia.
Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington and Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York said the matter deserves further attention.
(CNN) - With the deadline for the debt ceiling negotiations rapidly approaching, President Barack Obama called on Democrats and Republicans to work together to find “a balanced approach” to solving the nation’s debt crisis.
“Right now, we have an extraordinary – and extraordinarily rare – opportunity to move forward in a way that makes sure our government lives within its means,” Obama said in his weekly address. “And I’m hopeful that we will rise to the moment, and seize this opportunity, on behalf of all Americans, and the future we hold in common.”