Boehner invites Pope to address Congress
March 13th, 2014
03:32 PM ET
1 month ago

Boehner invites Pope to address Congress

(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner marked Pope Francis’ first anniversary Thursday by extending an open invitation to him to address a joint meeting of Congress.

Boehner, who is Catholic, noted in a statement that the Argentinian was the first Pope "to hail from the Americas."
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House passes 50th bill to undo Obamacare
March 5th, 2014
05:43 PM ET
2 months ago

House passes 50th bill to undo Obamacare

(CNN) - The House on Wednesday passed another bill aimed at derailing Obamacare - the 50th time the GOP-led chamber has tried to repeal or alter President Barack Obama's signature health law in the past three years.

Obama joked last week ahead of the vote.

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Filed under: House of Representatives • Obamacare
House committee resolution urges sanctions against Russia
March 5th, 2014
12:17 PM ET
2 months ago

House committee resolution urges sanctions against Russia

Updated 1:32 p.m. ET, 3/5/2014

(CNN) - The House Foreign Affairs Committee proposed a bipartisan resolution on Wednesday condemning Russia over its military intervention in Ukraine and urging economic and other sanctions in response.

The non-binding proposal said Russia's action poses a threat to international peace and security.

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Why Boehner gave in on debt ceiling vote
February 11th, 2014
08:19 PM ET
2 months ago

Why Boehner gave in on debt ceiling vote

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner threw in the towel on Tuesday.

After multiple attempts to lead his members to force some sort of concession in return for raising the nation’s debt limit, Boehner allowed a vote on a so-called “clean” debt limit increase that passed by a 221-201 margin before the House left town until the end of the month.

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Filed under: House Republicans • John Boehner • national debt
Hoyer predicts Democrats positioned to win back the House in 2014
February 10th, 2014
04:39 PM ET
2 months ago

Hoyer predicts Democrats positioned to win back the House in 2014

Washington (CNN) – The second ranking House Democrat predicted his party was in good position to retake control of the House of Representatives in the 2014 midterm election.

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer pointed to a fundraising advantage for Democrats, lower poll numbers for congressional Republicans, divisions inside the GOP ranks, and a good recruiting class of Democratic challengers, and said "all of those combined in my view give me great optimism that we're going to win back the House."

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Filed under: 2014 • Democrats • House Democrats • Steny Hoyer
House Republicans to demand condition for raising debt limit
February 10th, 2014
02:54 PM ET
2 months ago

House Republicans to demand condition for raising debt limit

Update 7:19 p.m. ET, 2/10/2014

Washington (CNN) - House Republicans will demand a condition in return for raising the debt limit, according lawmakers following a closed-door GOP meeting on Monday.

The vote to raise the government’s borrowing authority, which is necessary to pay its bills, could come as early as Wednesday but nothing is scheduled yet.

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Filed under: House Republicans • national debt
Rising GOP star, McMorris Rodgers, faces ethics probe
February 6th, 2014
04:43 PM ET
3 months ago

Rising GOP star, McMorris Rodgers, faces ethics probe

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a rising political star who gave the Republican response to the State of the Union address last week, is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegations she improperly mixed campaign money and official office funds to finance a bid for a party leadership post.

McMorris Rodgers won the House Republican Conference chairmanship - the fourth-highest position in the GOP leadership - after the 2012 election, beating Rep. Tom Price of Georgia.

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Boehner signals immigration unlikely this year
February 6th, 2014
01:01 PM ET
3 months ago

Boehner signals immigration unlikely this year

(CNN) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner signaled on Thursday any action on immigration is unlikely this year because House Republicans don't trust President Barack Obama on the issue.

"There's widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws and it's going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes," Boehner told reporters.

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House GOP leaders discard two key demands for raising debt ceiling
February 5th, 2014
01:54 PM ET
3 months ago

House GOP leaders discard two key demands for raising debt ceiling

Washington (CNN) – House Republican leaders, who signaled they would push for conditions in return for raising the debt limit, have discarded two leading ideas.

One would require approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and the second would repeal an Obamacare provision that helps insurance companies, according to two senior House GOP leadership aides.

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Filed under: House Republicans • Jack Lew • John Boehner • national debt • Obamacare
Republicans up ante, say they want debt ceiling conditions
January 31st, 2014
01:10 PM ET
3 months ago

Republicans up ante, say they want debt ceiling conditions

(CNN) – House Republicans agreed Friday that they would demand conditions for raising the nation's debt ceiling, according to several sources who attended a closed-door discussion at the annual GOP strategy retreat in Cambridge, Maryland.

Extending U.S. borrowing in the early part of this year is the next potential confrontation on fiscal policy with Democrats and President Barack Obama, who has said he would not negotiate over the issue.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Republicans
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