House GOP leaders, struggling for votes, unveil smaller border bill
July 29th, 2014
05:56 PM ET
8 hours 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
6 days 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
7 days 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
2 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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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Obama border proposal won't get speedy vote in House
July 9th, 2014
01:16 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Obama border proposal won't get speedy vote in House

(CNN) – House Republicans are making it clear there won't be a speedy vote on President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency proposal to address the immigration crisis on the southern border.

They believe less money is needed and more should be done to strengthen enforcement along the border, which has experienced an unexpected surge of children from Central America. Many of them are unaccompanied.

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Filed under: Immigration • John Boehner • President Obama
June 24th, 2014
07:52 PM ET
1 month ago

Boehner plans lawsuit against Obama over executive orders

Updated 3:15 p.m. ET, 6/25/14

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday told reporters that he plans to sue President Barack Obama over his use of executive action.

"I am," the Speaker said when asked if he was planning to initiate a lawsuit.

"You know the constitution makes it clear that the president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws and in my view the President has not faithfully executed the laws," Boehner added at a news conference on Capitol Hill.

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Boehner says he's ‘all in’ for speaker in next Congress
June 24th, 2014
02:37 PM ET
1 month ago

Boehner says he's ‘all in’ for speaker in next Congress

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner had a message to all those wondering if he's planning to run for his leadership post after the midterm elections: "I'm all in."

"I told my colleagues two weeks ago I was all in. When I'm all in, I'm all in," Boehner told reporters on Tuesday after his weekly meeting with House Republicans.

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Filed under: 2014 • Fundraising • House Republicans • John Boehner • NRCC
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