Boehner rejects 'do nothing' label for this Congress
December 3rd, 2013
01:01 PM ET
5 months ago

Boehner rejects 'do nothing' label for this Congress

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner rejected the label that this is a "do nothing" session of Congress, telling reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill, "we've done our work."

Boehner pointed the finger at the Democratic-led Senate for holding up legislation. "When you look at the number of bills passed by the House and the paltry number of bills passed by the Senate, you can see where the problem is."
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Obamacare website progress garners muted reaction from Congress
December 1st, 2013
03:08 PM ET
5 months ago

Obamacare website progress garners muted reaction from Congress

Washington (CNN) - News that the Obama administration met critical repair goals for HealthCare.gov brought almost no applause from Capitol Hill Sunday, with just a few members of Congress responding to the website progress report at all.

Of those who responded, most either indicated that they expect more issues or that they saw the website as the beginning of Obamacare's problems.

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John Boehner, king of the turkey brine?
November 26th, 2013
06:18 PM ET
5 months ago

John Boehner, king of the turkey brine?

Washington (CNN) - Move over Martha Stewart - House Speaker John Boehner boasts his recipe for brining turkey is the key to a delicious Thanksgiving feast.

The Speaker is spending the holiday with his wife, Debbie, their two daughters and their husbands at his home in West Chester, Ohio.

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Boehner signs up for Obamacare, with government support
November 25th, 2013
07:24 PM ET
5 months ago

Boehner signs up for Obamacare, with government support

Washington (CNN) - The top Republican leading the charge against Obamacare is now signed up for it and will take thousands of dollars in government support to help with its costs, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner confirmed to CNN.

Boehner's premiums for his new plan under the Affordable Care Act will nearly double from his current monthly payments, even with the federal contribution.

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November 21st, 2013
09:30 PM ET
5 months ago

The congressman made drug admission - but the speaker could decide his future

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner has a liability on his hands.

Rep. Trey Radel, R-Florida, has taken a leave of absence after pleading guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession.

Boehner has been praised by congressional watchdogs for having little tolerance for derelict members of Congress.

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Boehner tries, eventually enrolls in Obamacare
November 21st, 2013
06:10 PM ET
5 months ago

Boehner tries, eventually enrolls in Obamacare

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner sat at his desk in the U.S. Capitol and attempted to enroll in Obamacare on Thursday afternoon, but was unable to log on, and called his experience "pretty frustrating."

Boehner's office sent out an update that, four hours after he tried to enroll, the Speaker received an email from DC Health Link confirming he had been enrolled.
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Boehner insists immigration reform 'absolutely not' dead
November 21st, 2013
02:02 PM ET
5 months ago

Boehner insists immigration reform 'absolutely not' dead

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner insisted Thursday that immigration reform was "absolutely not" dead – just a little over a week after declaring he had "no intention" of negotiating with the Democratic led Senate over its comprehensive immigration proposal.

Boehner told reporters at his weekly press conference he was "encouraged" by President Barack Obama's comments earlier this week saying he was open to the House GOP's plans to address immigration reforms in a series of smaller bills.
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Gay rights group hits Boehner for scheduling 'anti-LGBT' speakers on the Hill
November 15th, 2013
04:17 PM ET
5 months ago

Gay rights group hits Boehner for scheduling 'anti-LGBT' speakers on the Hill

Washington (CNN) - Gay rights group Human Rights Campaign is blasting House Speaker John Boehner for scheduling a room on Capitol Hill for a meeting of individuals the organization accuses of supporting Russia's anti-LGBT "propaganda" law.

Speakers from a variety of groups that support things like traditional marriage took part in a symposium on Friday by the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society – a traditional marriage group.

The event was called "Family Policy Lessons from Other Lands: What Should America Learn?"

Human Rights Campaign argued in a statement the event was used "to promote using Russia's anti-gay laws as a model for the U.S."
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Biden welcomes new Americans, slams Boehner on immigration bill
November 14th, 2013
05:46 PM ET
5 months ago

Biden welcomes new Americans, slams Boehner on immigration bill

Atlanta (CNN) - While troubles over health care and immigration continue to dog the Obama administration, Vice President Joe Biden addressed a friendly crowd Thursday, delivering the keynote speech at a naturalization ceremony.

In his remarks, Biden strongly condemned House Speaker John Boehner’s comments about immigration bill that passed the Senate earlier this year. On Wednesday, Boehner said the House had "no intention" of voting on the bill.
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Boehner rules out immigration reform this year
November 13th, 2013
01:40 PM ET
5 months ago

Boehner rules out immigration reform this year

Washington (CNN) - If there were any doubts that comprehensive immigration reform efforts were dead on Capitol Hill this year, House Speaker John Boehner eliminated them on Wednesday.

Boehner repeated his long standing opposition to the Senate-passed immigration bill and his pledge the House would never vote on it, but he went a step further, drawing a bright line: "I'll make clear we have no intention ever of going to conference on the Senate bill."
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