Ethics panel to probe embattled Rep. Michael Grimm
May 23rd, 2014
02:48 PM ET
2 months ago

Ethics panel to probe embattled Rep. Michael Grimm

(CNN) – The House Ethics Committee will formally investigate whether Rep. Michael Grimm violated any of its rules.

But the panel said it would defer its action for now at the request of the Justice Department, which is prosecuting the New York Republican.

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Democrats to join Benghazi select committee
May 21st, 2014
01:57 PM ET
2 months ago

Democrats to join Benghazi select committee

(CNN) – Democrats will participate in the Republican-led House Select Committee investigation of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said she would name five lawmakers to the 12-member panel looking into the 2012 armed assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya.

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FIRST ON CNN: Congressman: Obama should let some vets get private care
May 21st, 2014
01:18 PM ET
2 months ago

FIRST ON CNN: Congressman: Obama should let some vets get private care

(CNN) – The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee is calling on the Obama administration to permit veterans waiting for care at VA hospitals to seek treatment outside that system, if they want.

Rep. Jeff Miller, a Florida Republican, called on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order that would allow those veterans to act on their own and charge the government for outside care.

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House committee chair calls VA response 'unacceptable'
May 20th, 2014
02:31 PM ET
2 months ago

House committee chair calls VA response 'unacceptable'

Washington (CNN) - House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller says the response by the Department of Veterans Affairs to a subpoena from his committee over allegations of deadly health care delays has been "very weak" and "unacceptable."

The Florida Republican told CNN that if the embattled agency doesn't provide more details about the information sought earlier this month, the committee could move to hold the VA in contempt.

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House Dems: Focus on 'all the single ladies'
May 15th, 2014
08:36 AM ET
2 months ago

House Dems: Focus on 'all the single ladies'

(CNN) – House Democrats are taking a cue from Beyonce and targeting "all the single ladies" in the hopes they can take over Republican held seats this November.

Party officials recognize that Democrats' chances of retaking control of the House are remote at best, but by zeroing-in on unmarried women, who helped propel President Barack Obama to his second term, they believe they can shrink the GOP majority.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • House
Boehner won’t commit to serving out another full term as Speaker
May 12th, 2014
05:08 PM ET
2 months ago

Boehner won’t commit to serving out another full term as Speaker

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner said Monday he expects to be re-elected Speaker after the midterm elections, but he wouldn't commit to serving out another full two year term in the top post.

Speaking at an event hosted by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Boehner said "I am running for re-election I expect to be speaker."

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Filed under: House Republicans • John Boehner
Benghazi panel will have 7 Republicans, 5 Democrats
May 6th, 2014
06:11 PM ET
3 months ago

Benghazi panel will have 7 Republicans, 5 Democrats

Updated 8:24 p.m. ET, 5/6/2014

(CNN) – House Republicans have decided the select committee to investigate the Benghazi terror attack will include seven Republicans and five Democrats, according to two senior House GOP leadership aides.

The House is expected to vote on the legislation establishing the panel later this week.

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Filed under: Congress • House • House of Representatives
May 5th, 2014
04:08 PM ET
3 months ago

House Democrats unclear on whether they'll boycott Benghazi panel

(CNN) - The No. 2 House Democrat harshly criticized House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to move forward with a select committee to investigate the deadly Benghazi terror attack, and said Democrats haven’t decided if they’ll participate.

"We think this is a political, not a substantive effort," Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland told reporters on Monday about the new panel to probe the armed assault in September 2012 that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Filed under: Congress • Libya • Steny Hoyer
Cantor calls on kissing congressman to resign
April 29th, 2014
04:08 PM ET
3 months ago

Cantor calls on kissing congressman to resign

(CNN) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called Tuesday for Rep. Vance McAllister to resign.

And the embattled first-term Republican congressman from Louisiana said no.

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April 29th, 2014
12:04 PM ET
3 months ago

Boehner admits immigration comments went too far

Washington (CNN) – After mocking his fellow GOP members last week for complaining immigration reform was "too hard," House Speaker John Boehner reminded House Republicans at a closed-door meeting "you tease the ones you love" but admitted he shouldn't have made fun of them publicly.

The speaker repeated that message to reporters after the Tuesday meeting, downplaying his comments that triggered a firestorm, mostly from outside conservative groups critical of Boehner's efforts on immigration.
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Filed under: House • Immigration • John Boehner
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