August 11th, 2014
04:40 PM ET
5 months ago

Republicans ignoring their own advice on immigration

Washington (CNN) – Republicans already are steaming about President Barack Obama's expected executive action to potentially allow millions of undocumented workers to remain in the country.

But another debate on immigration will refocus on internal GOP splits and raise questions about whether the party is taking any of its own advice about being more open to Hispanics.

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Filed under: Congress • Immigration
August 6th, 2014
06:07 PM ET
5 months ago

Benghazi probe presses ahead despite new report

(CNN) -- The GOP-led House Select Committee on the Benghazi terror attack shows no sign of backing down despite a report from another congressional panel that, according to a top Democrat, found no intelligence failures around the deadly 2012 assault.

"There is more work to be done and more to be investigated," a spokeswoman for House Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy told CNN on Wednesday.

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Filed under: Congress
July 30th, 2014
01:49 PM ET
5 months ago

Democrats, Republicans argue over Obama lawsuit

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives is expected to move one step closer to suing President Barack Obama on Wednesday when it approves a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit.

Republicans argue the President's executive actions to change Obamacare and make other policy decisions on his own were unconstitutional because it's Congress' jobs to make or change laws. But Democrats quickly moved to turn the debate against Republicans, saying their real desire is to impeach the President.

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Filed under: 2014 • Impeachment • John Boehner • Obamacare • President Obama
House GOP leaders, struggling for votes, unveil smaller border bill
July 29th, 2014
05:56 PM ET
5 months ago

House GOP leaders, struggling for votes, unveil smaller border bill

Washington (CNN) - Struggling to come up with enough votes to pass a funding bill to address the southern border crisis, House Republican leaders further scaled-back their proposal on Tuesday, unveiling a $659 million measure aimed at bringing conservatives on board.

While Speaker John Boehner told reporters that he believed "there is sufficient support" for the bill, he also admitted he had "a little more work to do."

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Filed under: 2014 • Immigration
Top Democrat predicts – again – his party can win back the House
July 23rd, 2014
07:00 PM ET
5 months ago

Top Democrat predicts – again – his party can win back the House

Washington (CNN) – Defying virtually all political analysis, the No. 2 House Democrat said his party has "a good shot" at winning enough seats in November to regain control of the House of Representatives.

Maryland Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer made a similar prediction in February, but no veteran political observers believe the House Democrats are in a position to pick up the 17 seats they would need to win back the chamber. In fact most national observers believe Republicans will keep or slightly expand the 234 GOP seat majority they hold now in the House.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • House • Steny Hoyer
Analyst claims some information on Lerner’s hard drive was retrievable
July 22nd, 2014
07:56 PM ET
5 months ago

Analyst claims some information on Lerner’s hard drive was retrievable

Washington (CNN) – In a development that contradicts statements by the IRS commissioner, Republican investigators say they have learned that former agency official Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was only "scratched" and some information on it was likely recoverable at one point.

Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means Committee last month that Lerner's hard drive had been recycled so the agency was unable to pull emails that the panel wants as part of its investigation of IRS targeting of political groups.

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Filed under: Congress • IRS
Pelosi changes position on border bill
July 16th, 2014
05:22 PM ET
5 months ago

Pelosi changes position on border bill

Washington (CNN) – Under pressure from Hispanic lawmakers and outside immigration advocates House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has changed her position on a key flashpoint in the debate over the border crisis.

Pelosi indicated Wednesday she opposes altering a 2008 immigration law that would expedite the deportation of children crossing the southwest border from Central American countries.

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Filed under: Immigration • Nancy Pelosi • White House
House GOP backer of immigration reform throws in towel
July 10th, 2014
06:42 PM ET
6 months ago

House GOP backer of immigration reform throws in towel

Washington (CNN) – You know immigration reform is truly dead on Capitol Hill when Florida Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart throws in the towel.

Diaz-Balart has been one of staunchest immigration reform advocates in Congress.

Thursday morning he made one final push in a meeting with Speaker John Boehner to get a House vote on a targeted reform bill he crafted with a small bipartisan group, but he was shut down.

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Filed under: House Republicans • Immigration
July 10th, 2014
06:07 PM ET
6 months ago

Republicans to sue Obama over health law

(CNN) – House Republicans plan to sue President Barack Obama over the sweeping health care law he championed.

Speaker John Boehner said the suit will follow the argument Obama violated the Constitution by circumventing Congress and changing the law's employer mandate on his own.

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Filed under: 2014 • House Republicans • John Boehner • Obamacare • President Obama
Rare bipartisan approval of job training measure
July 9th, 2014
06:23 PM ET
6 months ago

Rare bipartisan approval of job training measure

Washington (CNN) - In a rare display of bipartisanship the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a job training bill on Wednesday. The vote was 415 -6.

The measure was already approved by the Senate and now goes to the White House for the President's signature.

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