Washington (CNN) – After the Senate passed a short-term bill to keep federal agencies funded through mid-November, it sent the measure to the House of Representatives, just three days before a possible government shutdown.
But the House was done for the day. And House Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team appear to have no plan to avoid the shutdown.
Washington (CNN) - House Republican leaders were forced on Thursday to delay rolling out their bill to raise nation's debt limit, after conservatives complained the package failed to include deep enough budget cuts and significant changes to entitlement programs.
The setback comes as Speaker John Boehner prepares to wrestle with his conference over how to ultimately handle short term spending and the prospect of a government shutdown beginning on Tuesday, if Congress does not act to refill federal coffers.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Two hours before the House passed a short term spending bill that defunded Obamacare–something Senate Democrats said they will reject next week–House Republicans met to plan their next attack on President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
House Speaker John Boehner and other top leaders outlined a lengthy GOP wish list of items they plan to attach to legislation raising the nation's debt limit, including a delay of Obamacare.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner told reporters he was "insulted" after reading Russian President Vladimir Putin's editorial in the New York Times opposing military action in Syria and criticizing the notion of "American exceptionalism."
Boehner declined to elaborate why he felt insulted, telling reporters at his weekly Capitol Hill press conference Thursday, saying,"I think that the president does foreign policy, and I've always believed that while we have opinions, I've probably said more than I should have said. But you got the truth."
Washington (CNN) – House Republican leaders postponed a vote on government funding legislation until next week after many conservatives made it clear they wouldn’t back it because it doesn’t fully defund Obamacare.
The government will shut down if Congress does not approve a new annual spending plan by October 1, the start of the new federal budget year.
Washington (CNN) - A Republican congressman, whose offer to help the president on Syria was ignored last week, said he met with the White House chief of staff on Monday.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois met with Denis McDonough one day after he said in a TV interview that the White House did not reach out to him when he proposed helping them gather votes of support for the president’s Syria proposal.
Washington (CNN) – New York Republican Rep. Peter King, a supporter of military action in Syria, and several other House GOP members met with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Monday at the White House to discuss Syria and the president's speech Tuesday night.
King declined to identify the whole group, but said Reps. Tom Cotton, Mike Pompeo, and Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers – all of whom back the president's plan in Syria – were among those in the meeting.
Washington (CNN) - Senior House Republican aides are frustrated that the Obama administration has done little to reach out to rank-and-file House GOP members to make the case for why military action is needed in Syria.
"Mr. McDonough has been meeting with Democrats, but the administration has shown no strategy, no effort to talk to rank-and-file House Republican members," one senior House GOP leadership aide told CNN.
Washington (CNN) - Even if the Senate backs President Barack Obama's call for military action against Syria, a wall of outright opposition or skepticism from Democrats and Republicans in the House makes approval there very difficult.
House Speaker John Boehner, who backs Obama on the issue, welcomed news on Friday that the president would deliver a national address on Tuesday to try to sway public opinion, which now opposes such a step.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - A Senate committee's approval of a resolution authorizing military force against Syria gave some momentum to President Barack Obama's effort to win overall congressional support for the effort, but conference calls involving members of his own party indicate that it's still an uphill political battle.
With Obama in Sweden and Russia trying in part to rally global backing to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, his chief of staff briefed two Democratic blocs - the solidly anti-war liberal Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.FULL STORY