Who wants Cantor's leadership job?
June 11th, 2014
04:12 PM ET
6 months ago

Who wants Cantor's leadership job?

Updated 6:18 p.m. ET, 6/11/2014

(CNN) – Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas said he's planning to run for the House Majority Leader position, as Rep. Eric Cantor is expected to vacate the job on July 31.

Sessions, who chairs the House campaign arm known as the National Republican Congressional Committee, told reporters on Wednesday he will compete for the job.
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Filed under: 2014 • Cathy McMorris Rodgers • Eric Cantor • Pete Sessions
January 30th, 2014
05:22 PM ET
11 months ago

House Republican leaders unveil immigration standards

Updated 9:37 a.m. ET, 1/31/2014

Cambridge, Maryland (CNN) – House Republican leaders unveiled on Thursday an outline of immigration "standards," saying there "will be no special path to citizenship" for the country's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.

The document says, "These persons could live legally and without fear in the U.S., but only if they were willing to admit their culpability, pass rigorous background checks, pay significant fines and back taxes, develop proficiency in English and American civics, and be able to support themselves and their families (without access to public benefits)."

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Filed under: Congress • House • Immigration
House GOP: No one's blinking
January 14th, 2013
12:36 PM ET
2 years ago

House GOP: No one's blinking

Washington (CNN) – In a high-stakes game of chicken, House Republican leaders appear more willing than before to allow the country to default on its loans and shut the government down, in order to force the president and Democrats to agree to spending cuts.

In conversations with House GOP leadership aides, it was clear they want to try to reclaim the upper hand in this debate over slashing government spending.
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Filed under: Debt • House Republicans
Republicans consider adding spending cuts to 'Plan B'
December 19th, 2012
07:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Republicans consider adding spending cuts to 'Plan B'

(CNN) - Apparently scrambling for votes on their alternative to a fiscal cliff deal - known as Plan B - House Republicans late Wednesday were considering expanding the scope of their tax cut extension measure to include spending cuts.

The measure, according to GOP sources, would be modified in an effort to win support from Republicans who were concerned the extension without spending cuts was a net tax increase. Plan B was initially advanced by House Speaker John Boehner as a method to ensure the GOP is not connected with a middle class tax increase if a fiscal cliff deal is not reached.
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • John Boehner
March 28th, 2012
05:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Democratic Rep. tells personal story of rape, hits GOP war against women

Washington (CNN) – It is not something you expect to hear on the floor of the House of Representatives – a lawmaker recounting a remarkably personal story of being raped.

Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, talked about what she called "terrible memories" of high school boys making a bet in the locker room that she "couldn't be had."
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Democrats • House of Representatives
March 6th, 2012
01:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Southwest Ohio: Epicenter for Republican race

Cincinnati (CNN) – At Andy's CafĂ©, Linda Meineke says she speaks for a lot of people here - she's unenthusiastic about the Republican presidential candidates and disgusted with the way they've run their campaigns.

"It might just be a flip of a coin," she said with a bit of a sigh.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio
Did Nancy Pelosi inadvertently cross a legal line?
February 9th, 2012
05:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Did Nancy Pelosi inadvertently cross a legal line?

Washington (CNN) - Did House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi inadvertently cross a legal line by asking for political contributions while on federal property?

At a Capitol Hill press conference Thursday, Pelosi was making the case for campaign finance reform and said Democrats will disclose donors to their political groups, even when the law doesn't require it.
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Filed under: Congress • Nancy Pelosi
No silver lining in housing market as Nevada votes
February 3rd, 2012
09:41 AM ET
3 years ago

No silver lining in housing market as Nevada votes

Las Vegas (CNN) - Republican presidential candidates are campaigning for votes in a state with an unwelcome, eye-popping first-place record.

For 60 consecutive months, Nevada has had the highest foreclosure rate of any state. That's five long, painful years.

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Filed under: 2012 • Nevada
Direct vote on short-term payroll extension likely to be scrapped
December 19th, 2011
09:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Direct vote on short-term payroll extension likely to be scrapped

(CNN) - House GOP sources tell CNN they are now likely to scrap a planned vote to directly defeat a bill to extend the payroll tax for two months, and vote instead to simply instruct House negotiators to back a year long extension.

The expected change, which developed after a two hour meeting of House Republicans, appears to reflect how wary House Republicans are of casting a vote that could be seen as a tax increase.
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Filed under: Congress • House of Representatives • Taxes
House Republicans plan votes this week to restrict Libya mission
June 20th, 2011
05:49 PM ET
3 years ago

House Republicans plan votes this week to restrict Libya mission

Washington (CNN)– With bipartisan frustration mounting in Congress over the president's handling of military action in Libya, House Republican leaders are planning to hold votes this week to use the power of the purse to limit the mission.

House GOP sources tell CNN that one potential option is a vote to prohibit funding for any ground troops in Libya. Though there are no U.S. ground troops currently committed there, the House GOP sources say this would be one way to prevent the mission from escalating, and at the same time give lawmakers a chance to express their unhappiness.
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Filed under: House Republicans • Libya
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