Sessions on primary challenge: 'These things happen'
February 5th, 2014
04:31 PM ET
6 months ago

Sessions on primary challenge: 'These things happen'

(CNN) - A conservative activist who's challenging a top House Republican Wednesday landed an endorsement from a leading national tea party organization.

But that doesn't seem to be fazing the congressman, Rep. Pete Sessions.

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Filed under: FreedomWorks • House Republicans • Pete Sessions • Tea Party Express • Texas
House GOP leaders discard two key demands for raising debt ceiling
February 5th, 2014
01:54 PM ET
6 months ago

House GOP leaders discard two key demands for raising debt ceiling

Washington (CNN) – House Republican leaders, who signaled they would push for conditions in return for raising the debt limit, have discarded two leading ideas.

One would require approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and the second would repeal an Obamacare provision that helps insurance companies, according to two senior House GOP leadership aides.

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Filed under: House Republicans • Jack Lew • John Boehner • national debt • Obamacare
February 4th, 2014
02:09 PM ET
6 months ago

A tale of two Republicans: A story of the GOP and immigration reform

Washington (CNN) – The similarities are plentiful.

Both congressmen are Republican. Both represent central California - their districts share a border. Both are recently elected to Congress. Both have outspoken positions on immigration reform.

And that's where the similarities end.

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Filed under: California • House Republicans • Immigration • Republican Party
January 29th, 2014
04:53 PM ET
6 months ago

Pelosi insists immigration plan include path to citizenship; some House Republicans vow to oppose major reform

Washington (CNN) - As House Republicans headed to Maryland's eastern shore to discuss their immigration reform principles, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi drew a bright line on the most contentious issue in the debate, insisting, "In our caucus, there has to be path to citizenship."

House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Republican leaders, including GOP 2012 vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, are expected to release a set of principles this week to chart the party's strategy forward on immigration legislation.

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January 29th, 2014
12:13 AM ET
6 months ago

A softer Republican side in response to Obama

(CNN) – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers relied heavily on themes of family and compassion to draw divisions with President Barack Obama on Tuesday in the Republican response to his State of the Union address.

In her nationally televised appearance, she knocked him for policy proposals that "won't solve the problems actually facing Americans."

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PHOTO: Cathy McMorris Rodgers SOTU preparations mix with motherhood
January 24th, 2014
03:08 PM ET
6 months ago

PHOTO: Cathy McMorris Rodgers SOTU preparations mix with motherhood

(CNN) – Talk about multitasking.

A baby in one arm and State of the Union preparations in the other, the House GOP's highest ranking woman Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers readied for the Republican response to President Barack Obama's annual address while caring for her two-month old baby.

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GOP congressional leaders pick top ranking woman to deliver State of the Union response
January 23rd, 2014
04:37 PM ET
6 months ago

GOP congressional leaders pick top ranking woman to deliver State of the Union response

Washington (CNN) – Emphasizing her family's story, Republican congressional leaders tapped Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth highest House GOP leader and highest ranking woman, to deliver the response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address next Tuesday.

McMorris Rodgers is serving in her fifth term representing the district that runs along the eastern side of Washington State and delivered her third child in November, becoming the only member of Congress to give birth three times while in office.

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Reid blames Republican 'foolishness' for benefits gap
January 5th, 2014
01:07 PM ET
7 months ago

Reid blames Republican 'foolishness' for benefits gap

Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Sunday that, while he's hopeful an extension of unemployment benefits will pass the Senate, he railed against Republicans for refusing to pass the measure without offsets, lambasting the GOP for isolating Americans "desperate" and out of work.

"We have never offset emergency spending. That's foolishness," Reid told CNN's Alison Harding.

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Filed under: Harry Reid • House Republicans • unemployment
Weekly addresses: GOP says Obamacare fails young people; White House looks ahead to 2014
December 21st, 2013
06:00 AM ET
7 months ago

Weekly addresses: GOP says Obamacare fails young people; White House looks ahead to 2014

(CNN) – House Republicans took aim at Obamacare in their weekly address, while in his own weekly address President Obama looked back on recent progress in Congress.

Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Illinois, in remarks released Saturday, delivered the Republicans’ address from Eureka College, in Eureka, Illinois. He condemned Obamacare as a “bad product” for young people while criticizing the administration for designing a publicity campaign that focuses on attracting millennials.

Meanwhile, Obama didn't mention health care in his address, also released Saturday morning from the White House, but described the progress he feels Congress is making in finding consensus when it comes to the budget and clearing the President's nominations for a number of key positions.
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Filed under: Aaron Schock • House Republicans • Obamacare • President Obama
Iowa GOP congressman won't seek re-election
December 17th, 2013
06:47 PM ET
7 months ago

Iowa GOP congressman won't seek re-election

(CNN) – The rule of threes was validated on Tuesday when Iowa Republican Rep. Tom Latham announced he would not seek re-election to his House seat in 2014.

Earlier in the day, Virginia GOP Rep. Frank Wolf and Utah Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson also said they would not run again.
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Filed under: House Republicans • Iowa
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