House Republicans changing border bill with Cruz-backed measure to appease conservatives
July 30th, 2014
09:59 PM ET
3 months ago

House Republicans changing border bill with Cruz-backed measure to appease conservatives

Still struggling to secure the votes to pass their border funding bill, House GOP leaders are discussing a way to add a provision that would bar the President from allowing any more deferments for children of undocumented workers in the U.S. now, according to a senior House GOP aide.

The change to the 2012 Obama administration policy known as "DACA" has been pushed by conservative Sen. Ted Cruz, and a group of House Republicans has also pressed House leaders to add it to their $659 million border measure.
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House GOP leaders prepare for debt ceiling fight
September 25th, 2013
11:47 PM ET
1 year ago

House GOP leaders prepare for debt ceiling fight

After the Treasury Secretary notified Congress that the nation's borrowing authority runs out in mid-October, House Republican leaders met Wednesday evening to discuss a number of GOP policy priorities they plan to attach to a bill to raise the debt limit.

The draft bill includes several policy priorities the GOP-led House has already passed, and it is still being finalized, according to several Republican aides and members leaving the meeting. The bill is expected to be introduced on Thursday, with a vote on the House floor as soon as Saturday.
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GOP's 'Young Guns' say they want to work with Democrats in House
June 4th, 2012
11:35 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP's 'Young Guns' say they want to work with Democrats in House

Washington (CNN) - What a difference two years make. Instead of a band of rabble-rousing conservatives, a markedly different group was plotting campaign strategy with House Republican leaders at a recent party headquarters meeting.

Gone is the tea party-infused talk of confrontation. This diverse group - top-tier candidates picked to be in the GOP's "Young Guns" program - includes an openly gay former Massachusetts state legislator, an African-American female mayor from Utah and an Indian-American Ivy league graduate from California. Unlike the take-no-prisoners approach of two years ago, these candidates stressed the need to work with Democrats to get things done in Washington.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Democrats • House • Republicans
House Republicans delay vote on transportation bill
February 15th, 2012
02:03 PM ET
3 years ago

House Republicans delay vote on transportation bill

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner told his Republican caucus Wednesday that the House will postpone voting on a massive transportation and energy bill until after the congressional recess scheduled for next week, according to multiple House Republican leadership aides.

The move was a sign that GOP leaders were still struggling to put together the votes to pass the measure that funds highway programs and includes several energy measures, including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), and approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Filed under: Congress • House • John Boehner • Republicans
Democrats prime recruits to try to take back the House
January 29th, 2012
02:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrats prime recruits to try to take back the House

(CNN) - Just 15 months after taking a thumping in the 2010 midterm elections, House Democrats have seized on the current anti-Washington fervor and are confident they can win the 25 seats they need to regain control of the House.

Vice President Joe Biden made a bold prediction on Friday, telling House Democrats at their annual retreat on Maryland's Eastern Shore, "I really do think we're going to win back the House."

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Democrats • House
January 11th, 2012
07:05 AM ET
3 years ago

Paul portrays himself now as Romney's only challenger

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – After a second-place finish to Mitt Romney in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, Texas Rep. Ron Paul portrayed himself as the one alternative to Republican front-runner Romney.

"We're next in line to him," Paul told CNN in an exclusive interview after the results came in, adding, "I would say that we're the only one really in the race with him."

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Ron Paul
Democrats stage rally on House floor urging GOP to come back to work
January 6th, 2012
02:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrats stage rally on House floor urging GOP to come back to work

Washington (CNN) - House Democratic leaders went to the House floor Friday morning in an effort to embarrass House Republicans for not coming back to work right after the holidays.

Their message: Congress needs to come back early from its winter break and focus on measures to help the weak economy.

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Boehner gavels end to showdown
December 23rd, 2011
02:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Boehner gavels end to showdown

Washington (CNN) - In the end it was House Speaker John Boehner's decision to back down and accept the two month payroll tax cut extension congressional Democrats and the White House wanted, and he backed it up by presiding over the final House session of the year to approve the measure.

Boehner announced the deal he struck with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on a conference call with House Republicans Thursday night, but took no questions from members and ended the call.
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Filed under: Congress • John Boehner • Taxes
House Republicans may try to force vote on spending measure
December 14th, 2011
07:58 PM ET
3 years ago

House Republicans may try to force vote on spending measure

(CNN) - House GOP leaders are considering a move that would try to force a vote on a huge government spending bill caught up in the fight over the payroll tax cut extension, according to two Republican members.

In a closed door House Republican conference meeting Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner floated the option of not waiting for Democrats to sign off on a final agreement between the House and Senate on the measure.
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Appropriations chairman says deal reached on year-end spending package
December 12th, 2011
08:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Appropriations chairman says deal reached on year-end spending package

(CNN) - House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers told reporters off the House floor Monday that negotiators have worked out a deal on the year-end spending bill that wraps the nine remaining bills into one package.

The Kentucky Republican said there are some "policy riders" in the deal, but he declined to get into any specifics on which ones, saying he wanted the staff to finish writing the legislation before he talked about any details.
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