Boehner insists immigration reform 'absolutely not' dead
November 21st, 2013
02:02 PM ET
5 months ago

Boehner insists immigration reform 'absolutely not' dead

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner insisted Thursday that immigration reform was "absolutely not" dead – just a little over a week after declaring he had "no intention" of negotiating with the Democratic led Senate over its comprehensive immigration proposal.

Boehner told reporters at his weekly press conference he was "encouraged" by President Barack Obama's comments earlier this week saying he was open to the House GOP's plans to address immigration reforms in a series of smaller bills.
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Filed under: House • Immigration • John Boehner
November 20th, 2013
06:21 PM ET
5 months ago

House GOP campaign chief says Rep. Radel has some explaining to do

Washington (CNN) - The House Republican campaign chief is withholding judgment about whether Florida Rep. Trey Radel, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession earlier Wednesday, should remain in office. But he told reporters Radel has some explaining to do.

"He's going to need to explain what happened and then make some decisions," Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, said Wednesday leaving the House floor.
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Filed under: House Republicans
House Democrats cool down after Obamacare meeting
November 14th, 2013
08:41 PM ET
5 months ago

House Democrats cool down after Obamacare meeting

(CNN) - What a difference a day makes.

On Wednesday, House Democrats lit into White House officials who couldn't explain how President Barack Obama planned to make good on his failed promise that Americans could keep their health insurance under Obamacare if they preferred.
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Filed under: Healthcare • House Democrats • Obamacare
Dem: 'Heads should have rolled' over botched Obamacare rollout
November 14th, 2013
05:34 PM ET
5 months ago

Dem: 'Heads should have rolled' over botched Obamacare rollout

(CNN) – Heads "should have rolled" at the White House over the botched kickoff of the HealthCare.gov website, said Rep. Nick Rahall, who also is skeptical of President Barack Obama's proposal to fix another problem resulting from the rollout of Obamacare.

Rahall, who is regularly targeted by Republicans in his West Virginia swing district, told reporters on Thursday that the health care debacle is hurting him in his reelection bid.
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Filed under: Congress • House • Obamacare
Boehner rules out immigration reform this year
November 13th, 2013
01:40 PM ET
5 months ago

Boehner rules out immigration reform this year

Washington (CNN) - If there were any doubts that comprehensive immigration reform efforts were dead on Capitol Hill this year, House Speaker John Boehner eliminated them on Wednesday.

Boehner repeated his long standing opposition to the Senate-passed immigration bill and his pledge the House would never vote on it, but he went a step further, drawing a bright line: "I'll make clear we have no intention ever of going to conference on the Senate bill."
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Filed under: Immigration • John Boehner
Pelosi rules out budget deal without new tax revenues
October 30th, 2013
04:04 PM ET
6 months ago

Pelosi rules out budget deal without new tax revenues

Washington (CNN) - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is ruling out any budget deal that does not include new tax revenues.

She was responding to a report on Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal that said President Barack Obama has signaled he wouldn’t insist on that condition.
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Filed under: Congress • Nancy Pelosi
Budget talks start with low expectations for fiscal deal
October 30th, 2013
08:51 AM ET
6 months ago

Budget talks start with low expectations for fiscal deal

(CNN) - Even before the group of bipartisan lawmakers meets Wednesday morning in the basement of the Capitol to begin negotiations on a budget deal to avoid another government shutdown, members of both parties say the chances they can reach a deal are pretty low.

Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee and a member of the budget conference committee, told CNN right now he puts the odds at any deal coming out of the panel at "50-50."

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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown
GOP: Website woes create fresh opening to go after Obamacare
October 23rd, 2013
08:06 PM ET
6 months ago

GOP: Website woes create fresh opening to go after Obamacare

(CNN) - Even though polls show House Republicans got much of the blame for the government shutdown triggered by the fight over Obamacare, there are no signs they are giving up on that fight.

With fresh data and the acknowledgment from President Barack Obama that the web portal to enroll in new health care plans isn't working, Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders told House Republicans on Wednesday the website's bumpy rollout gives them an opening to seize public attention.

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Filed under: GOP • Health care • House Republicans
No. 2 House Democrat says easy for Republicans to lose control of the House
October 22nd, 2013
04:04 PM ET
6 months ago

No. 2 House Democrat says easy for Republicans to lose control of the House

Washington (CNN) - The number two House Democrat predicted Tuesday that after plummeting poll numbers following a two week government shutdown it's easy to see how Republicans could lose control of the House of Representatives in 2014.

Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer recounted a conversation to reporters on Capitol Hill that he had recently with Charlie Cook, a top political handicapper who publishes regular analysis of congressional races across the country in the Cook Political Report.
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Filed under: 2014 • House • Steny Hoyer
October 16th, 2013
03:42 PM ET
6 months ago

Some key conservatives say Boehner's safe

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner saw his own members repeatedly rebel and refuse to follow his strategy to avoid a partial government shutdown and go to the brink of a potential default.

Unable to persuade a bloc of conservatives to go along with a fight that has driven GOP poll numbers down, some are calling him one of the weakest House Speakers.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown • John Boehner
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