House passes funding for expanded sexual harassment training
May 1st, 2014
12:32 PM ET
8 months ago

House passes funding for expanded sexual harassment training

Washington (CNN) – The House passed legislation Thursday in a 402-14 vote that will provide funds for expanded sexual harassment training for all members and their staff.

Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of California introduced the measure as an amendment to the legislative branch spending bill. The legislation allocates $500,000 from that bill to pay for the effort, and Speier ultimately wants the training to become mandatory.
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Filed under: Congress • House
Boehner: GOP should support its openly gay candidates
December 5th, 2013
01:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Boehner: GOP should support its openly gay candidates

Updated 4:17 p.m. ET, 12/5/2013

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he believes the GOP should support the party's openly gay candidates.

"I do," he said when asked by CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash if he backs such House hopefuls.
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Filed under: 2014 • Gay rights • John Boehner
Obama to visit Capitol Hill
July 26th, 2013
07:31 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to visit Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama will make a rare visit to Capitol Hill Wednesday to meet with House and Senate Democrats ahead of the month-long summer recess, according to two Democratic congressional sources.

"He's going to discuss our shared Democratic agenda to keep moving the country forward by growing the economy, rebuilding the middle class, implementing the affordable care act and reforming our broken immigration system," one source said.
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Filed under: Congress • President Obama
Boehner, Cantor to meet with Newtown families
June 10th, 2013
07:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Boehner, Cantor to meet with Newtown families

Updated 1:56 p.m. ET, Tuesday, 6/11, to reflect a schedule change for the meeting.

Washington (CNN) – The two top Republicans in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives will meet Wednesday with families who lost loved ones in the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting.

According to an aide to John Boehner, the House speaker and Majority Leader Eric Cantor will sit down with the families, who will be in Washington to mark six months since the massacre that left 26 dead.
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Filed under: Eric Cantor • Gun control • Gun rights • John Boehner
January 2nd, 2013
04:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Republicans pledge to back Boehner, reversing earlier outrage

Washington (CNN) - Certain Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they'll now vote for John Boehner's re-election as House Speaker, despite earlier offering uncertainty over whether they'd cast their vote for the top Republican.

Rep. Michael Grimm, the freshman Republican who represents Staten Island, said he would "absolutely" vote for Boehner, hours after saying he would likely abstain when the House votes for the position on Thursday.
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Filed under: House • John Boehner • Peter King
Pelosi, House Democrats push for quick action on gun laws
December 19th, 2012
04:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Pelosi, House Democrats push for quick action on gun laws

Washington (CNN) – Joining a chorus of voices wanting tougher gun laws, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi took her own step towards reform Wednesday by announcing a new task force on preventing gun violence.

"Here in Congress, what we need now are not more words. What we need is action," Pelosi said, announcing Rep. Mike Thompson, a wounded Vietnam veteran and "avid hunter" from California, as the leader of the group.
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Filed under: Carolyn McCarthy • Gun rights • House • Nancy Pelosi
Boehner appoints woman to chair a committee
November 30th, 2012
03:56 PM ET
7 months ago

Boehner appoints woman to chair a committee

(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner named Rep. Candice Miller of Michigan as the chairman of the House Administration Committee on Friday, three days after the Republican conference took heat for electing only males as committee heads.

"From ensuring the House runs efficiently and smoothly, to making Congress more open and accessible, Candice has a big job ahead as chairman of the House Administration Committee," Boehner said in the statement.
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Filed under: House • Republicans