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.
(CNN) – In a big boost for President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Tuesday they'll vote for the president's resolution to use military force in Syria.
"This is something that the United States as a country needs to do," Boehner told reporters Tuesday at the White House after meeting with the president. "I will support his call for action, and I believe my colleagues should too."
(CNN) – Before the House breaks for August recess, Republicans plan to pass legislation next week designed to "stop government abuse," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor reiterated Saturday.
The legislation includes 10 measures for floor votes, largely pegged to this year's IRS controversy in which political groups seeking tax-exempt status received extra scrutiny. Republicans especially want to roll back the agency's role in overseeing key parts of Obamacare.
Washington (CNN) - President Obama used his weekly address Thursday to sound a happy birthday for the United States of America.
"On July 4, 1776, a small band of patriots declared that we were a people created equal – free to think and worship and live as we please," Obama said. "It was a declaration heard around the world – that we were no longer colonists, we were Americans, and our destiny would not be determined for us; it would be determined by us."
Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner told CNN his meeting with the family members of those killed in the Sandy Hook school shootings was "very good."
Several relatives of those who died in the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last December returned to Capitol Hill six months after the tragedy. The massacre left twenty school children and six educators at Sandy Hook elementary school dead. The group sat down with Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor at the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon to discuss their efforts to push for legislation aimed at reducing gun violence.
Updated 1:56 p.m. ET, Tuesday, 6/11, to reflect a schedule change for the meeting.
Washington (CNN) – The two top Republicans in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives will meet Wednesday with families who lost loved ones in the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting.
According to an aide to John Boehner, the House speaker and Majority Leader Eric Cantor will sit down with the families, who will be in Washington to mark six months since the massacre that left 26 dead.
Washington (CNN) – The number two House Republican dodged questions Tuesday about whether he agreed with House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa's use of the term "paid liar" to describe White House Press Secretary Jay Carney in a CNN interview Sunday.
Asked about Issa's comments, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor instead deflected the issue back to the White House, saying "there's been an abuse of trust on the part of this administration towards the American people. We're going to remain committed to getting to the bottom of this and let the truth come out."
(CNN) – Even after a meeting with President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor couldn't say for sure whether the new effort by the White House to reach out to Republicans is genuine.
"I hope that he is sincere in wanting to work together. Because the fact is, there are a lot of things that we do agree on. We know we've got to balance the budget. We know that there are things in common within his proposals and in ours," Cantor said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
Washington (CNN) - Setting up another potential showdown with the White House, House Republicans plan a vote Friday on a bill focused on consolidating job training programs despite opposition from the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.