January 29th, 2014
04:53 PM ET
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
Republican congressman: GOP can seem like 'knuckle-dragging Neanderthals'
December 17th, 2013
04:37 PM ET
11 months ago

Republican congressman: GOP can seem like 'knuckle-dragging Neanderthals'

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin indicated his party could adopt a more delicate tone to better communicate its message.

"From my perspective, and I come from a very 50-50 district in central and northern Wisconsin, you have people on our side of the aisle that have a really abrasive tone. We can come across as knuckle-dragging Neanderthals on occasion," Duffy said Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
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Filed under: House Republicans • Sean Duffy
House GOP leaders want to remove threat of shutdown
December 3rd, 2013
07:11 PM ET
12 months ago

House GOP leaders want to remove threat of shutdown

Washington (CNN) - House Republican leaders would offer a short-term spending bill to remove any threat of a government shutdown in January if congressional budget negotiators fail to reach a deal before lawmakers recess for the holidays, multiple sources said.

Several House GOP members told leaders at a weekly closed-door meeting on Tuesday they are worried about going home at end of next week with a January 15 deadline looming for Congress to approve another government spending bill.

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November 25th, 2013
08:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Video: Rogers: Secret Iran talks raise suspicions

(CNN) - House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, said his committee was not informed of months of secret meetings between U.S. and Iranian officials prior to the official deal on Iran's nuclear program reached over the weekend.

"There was no formal notification, certainly that I received, and my understanding was neither did the Senate, which is concerning," Rogers told Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room."
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Filed under: House Republicans • Iran • Mike Rogers
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