Top Cantor aide leaves Capitol Hill to start Super PAC
October 5th, 2011
03:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Top Cantor aide leaves Capitol Hill to start Super PAC

Washington (CNN) – A top aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is leaving Capitol Hill to start a new Super PAC aimed at supporting Republican candidates and promoting the House GOP's agenda.

Cantor's Deputy Chief of Staff John Murray told CNN in a phone interview Wednesday that he's leaving his post at the end of the week to launch the new political group. Murray says his goals are twofold - to help GOP candidates with campaign resources and "put a muscular communications voice behind center-right candidates and policies that are in line with the 'Young Guns' movement."
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Filed under: 2012 • Eric Cantor • House Republicans • Kevin McCarthy • Paul Ryan
Boehner calls China currency bill ‘dangerous’
October 4th, 2011
03:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Boehner calls China currency bill ‘dangerous’

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday called legislation moving through Congress to crack down on China's manipulation of its currency "dangerous," arguing it's not Congress' role to intervene in the issue.

"I think it's pretty dangerous to be moving legislation through the United States Congress forcing someone to deal with the value of their currency," Boehner told reporters on Capitol Hill. "This is well beyond, I think, what the Congress ought to be doing."
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Filed under: China • Congress • John Boehner
Cantor says no House vote on the President's jobs bill
October 3rd, 2011
02:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Cantor says no House vote on the President's jobs bill

Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor flatly rejected President Obama's call for the House and Senate to hold a vote on his jobs bill by the end of the month, saying Monday the full bill, called the "American Jobs Act," won't get a vote in the House of Representatives.

Cantor criticized the President for continuing to press for a vote on the entire package, saying at his weekly session with reporters on Capitol Hill, "This all or nothing approach is unreasonable."
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Filed under: Eric Cantor • President Obama • unemployment
Warner hosts DC heavyweights for dinner to weigh in on Super Committee
September 21st, 2011
04:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Warner hosts DC heavyweights for dinner to weigh in on Super Committee

Washington (CNN)– Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner may not be on the bipartisan Congressional super committee, but he's pushing it to "go big," and hosting a dinner Wednesday evening for political heavyweights at his home outside Washington to talk about how both sides can come together to solve the nation's debt crisis.

Warner is well aware of the obstacles that face the twelve House and Senate members on the Super Committee. He's a former member of the "Gang of Six" in the Senate that developed its own deficit reduction plan this summer that failed to gain traction. Two members of the "super committee" are expected to be in attendance at the dinner, according to sources familiar with the event.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission • Mark Warner
Pelosi: Democratic plans still on track despite 'mogul'
September 15th, 2011
12:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Pelosi: Democratic plans still on track despite 'mogul'

Washington (CNN) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Thursday brushed off the two special election losses Democrats suffered on Tuesday, saying the party was still on track with plans to regain control of the House of Representatives next fall.

"It does not alter our plan for taking back the House," Pelosi said, when asked about the GOP upset in a traditionally Democratic district in New York, and the wide margin the Republican received over the Democratic candidate in Nevada.
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Conservative Democrats urge Super Committee to go big, but worried it's set up to fail
September 14th, 2011
04:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Conservative Democrats urge Super Committee to go big, but worried it's set up to fail

Washington (CNN) - Conservative House Democrats Wednesday pressed members of the Super Committee –charged with coming up with $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction– to "go big" and more than double their debt target, but they also openly worried the composition of the panel means it's destined to fail.

"Our concern and the reason for our letter is because of the political makeup of the folks on the committee, we're concerned that they're going to take their orders from their national party leaders and not really sit down and call a time out on the 2012 elections like we're asking them to do," Blue Dog leader Rep. Mike Ross, D-Arkansas, said.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit commission
Cantor says no to jobs bill spending
September 12th, 2011
03:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Cantor says no to jobs bill spending

Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor continued to reach out to work with President Obama on his jobs bill Monday, but emphasized that Republicans are focused on items they support in the plan like the tax breaks and will oppose the administration's request for new federal spending for infrastructure projects.

"Anything that is akin to the stimulus bill is not going to be acceptable to the American people," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said.
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Filed under: Congress • Eric Cantor • Jobs • President Obama
Cantor strikes conciliatory tone before Obama jobs speech
September 7th, 2011
08:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Cantor strikes conciliatory tone before Obama jobs speech

Washington (CNN) - Striking a conciliatory tone the day before President Obama comes to Capitol Hill to reveal his jobs plan, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor left the door open to working with him on some of the proposals he's expected to present in his address to a joint session of Congress Thursday evening.

Cantor said discussions with voters over the summer recess made it clear they are anxious about the economy, and he added Americans "have lost a lot of confidence in Washington and while they are going through such tough times they're frankly sick of the rancor in this town."
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Filed under: Eric Cantor • Jobs • John Boehner • President Obama
Rep. Carson stands by tea party racism blast
August 31st, 2011
11:43 AM ET
3 years ago

Rep. Carson stands by tea party racism blast

(CNN) - A spokesman for Democratic Rep. Andre Carson said the Indiana representative and member of the Congressional Black Caucus is not backing down from comments he made previously, when he said members of the tea party movement on Capitol Hill would like to see African Americans "hanging on a tree."

Jason Tomsci, Carson's aide, confirmed the comments and reaffirmed the sentiment.
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Filed under: Congress • Tea Party movement
Republicans name conservatives to debt committee
August 10th, 2011
11:40 AM ET
3 years ago

Republicans name conservatives to debt committee

Washington (CNN) - Republican leaders on Wednesday named fiscal conservatives for their six picks for a new congressional "super" committee charged with crafting a plan to cut the country's deficit.

In separate announcements, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell filled out the GOP spots on the 12-member bipartisan panel created in last week's debt ceiling deal that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission • Patty Murray
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