Republican Denham co-sponsors Democratic immigration bill
October 27th, 2013
06:50 PM ET
6 months ago

Republican Denham co-sponsors Democratic immigration bill

Washington (CNN) - All is not trouble and strife on Capitol Hill – at least according to Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro, of Texas, and Republican Rep. Jeff Denham, of California, who are co-sponsoring a new immigration bill.

Denham is so far the lone Republican to join 185 Democrats to support an immigration reform bill that could give millions of undocumented people a path to citizenship.

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GOP: Website woes create fresh opening to go after Obamacare
October 23rd, 2013
08:06 PM ET
6 months ago

GOP: Website woes create fresh opening to go after Obamacare

(CNN) - Even though polls show House Republicans got much of the blame for the government shutdown triggered by the fight over Obamacare, there are no signs they are giving up on that fight.

With fresh data and the acknowledgment from President Barack Obama that the web portal to enroll in new health care plans isn't working, Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders told House Republicans on Wednesday the website's bumpy rollout gives them an opening to seize public attention.

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Filed under: GOP • Health care • House Republicans
House GOP demands HHS briefing
October 22nd, 2013
09:53 PM ET
6 months ago

House GOP demands HHS briefing

Washington (CNN) - It appears the White House and House Republicans are engaged in a bitter game of telephone.

The spat started when word spread that House Democrats would receive a briefing from the Department of Health and Human Services on the Affordable Care Act. Michael Hash, who leads the HHS Office of Health Reform, will meet with the Democratic caucus at their weekly meeting to discuss Obamacare's rollout - the first administration official to brief Congress since healthcare.gov launched on October 1.
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Filed under: HHS • House Republicans • Obamacare
October 18th, 2013
04:11 PM ET
6 months ago

A defeated GOP wants to unite, move on, fight another day

Washington (CNN) - In a large conference-style room in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, Republican members of the House, exhausted from more than two weeks of battling on the shutdown and debt ceiling crisis, met for one last time.

They met in a room that had often been filled with contentious debate, snickering rebels, quiet observers and frustrated moderators. But on the night the House voted to reopen the government, the mood was different.

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Filed under: GOP • House Republicans
October 17th, 2013
07:45 PM ET
6 months ago

What's next for the GOP

CNN's Dana Bash takes a look at where Congressional Republicans go now that the shutdown has ended.

October 15th, 2013
08:08 PM ET
6 months ago

After House vote called off, Senate reboots talks on shutdown, debt plan

(CNN) - Shortly after Republican leaders of the House of Representatives canceled plans for a Tuesday night vote, the two top figures in the Senate rebooted their own talks aimed at ending the U.S. budget standoff.

Spokesmen for Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell - their chamber's majority leader and minority leader, respectively - said Tuesday night that they restarted negotiations aimed at creating legislation that would fully reopen the government and raise the nation's debt ceiling.

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October 15th, 2013
04:28 PM ET
6 months ago

GOP Rep.: Shutdown bill vote tonight

Updated 10/15/2013 at 5:28pm

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, says a House bill funding the federal government and raising the debt limit with minor changes to the national health care law is imminent.

Nunes told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash Tuesday afternoon that a bill will be seen "within an hour or two," with a vote sometime Tuesday night. The measure, Nunes said, will be very similar to the one House Speaker John Boehner unveiled to the House GOP caucus earlier in the day.
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House GOP backup plan would be "Republican" only bill
October 14th, 2013
12:40 PM ET
6 months ago

House GOP backup plan would be "Republican" only bill

Washington (CNN) - Speaker John Boehner and other top House GOP leaders are meeting Monday afternoon to discuss their options and consider preparing their own bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling.

One senior House Republican leadership aide tells CNN that if negotiations don't speed up in the Senate and something doesn't get moving soon, it could be difficult to reach a deal before Thursday's debt ceiling deadline because of possible time-consuming procedural hurdles in the Senate.
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Filed under: House Republicans • John Boehner
House Republican: "It's up to Senate Republicans"
October 12th, 2013
01:06 PM ET
6 months ago

House Republican: "It's up to Senate Republicans"

Washington (CNN) - House Republicans are slamming the White House for not negotiating with them. House Speaker John Boehner told GOP rank-and-file that President Barack Obama was rejecting the House GOP offer and instead working with Senators from both parties to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.

"I'm disappointed that the President has rejected the offer that we put on the table," said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. "I know that he's trying to see which Republican Senator he can pick off in the Senate. I hope that the Senate Republicans stand strong so we can speak with one voice."
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Senate GOP growing impatient with House
October 11th, 2013
07:59 PM ET
6 months ago

Senate GOP growing impatient with House

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner has a day or two max to strike a debt ceiling and government funding deal before some of his Republican Senate colleagues move more aggressively on their own ideas, several impatient GOP Senators have told CNN.

The Senators say they are willing to give Boehner a bit more time, about 24 to 48 hours, to come to an agreement with the White House to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government.
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