Pelosi to reporter asking on abortion: 'I'm not going there'
June 13th, 2013
01:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Pelosi to reporter asking on abortion: 'I'm not going there'

Washington (CNN) – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi got into a heated back and forth Thursday with a reporter inquiring about a measure that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, alleging the comparison the journalist made to a criminal abortion doctor in Philadelphia was made for political purposes.

The clash came the day after Rep. Trent Franks – the creator of the 20 week abortion proposal - caused outrage when he said the "incidents of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low." He later clarified his remarks.
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Filed under: Abortion • Nancy Pelosi
Boehner announces goal of balancing budget in 10 years
January 22nd, 2013
07:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Boehner announces goal of balancing budget in 10 years

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday that he supports a plan to balance the federal budget in 10 years, a goal that could require massive cuts to spending or major reforms to entitlement programs.

Boehner made the announcement to members of his Republican conference in a closed-door meeting before describing his plan to reporters.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • House of Representatives
January 15th, 2013
07:39 PM ET
2 years ago

House passes $50 billion-plus Sandy aid package

Washington (CNN) - Lawmakers in the House of Representatives approved measures Tuesday to send more than $50 billion in aid to the Northeastern states ravaged by Superstorm Sandy last fall, though some conservatives in the House were pushing for spending cuts that would offset the cost of the recovery package.

The final bill passed 241-180, with 49 Republicans voting for the measure. The package now heads to the Senate.
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Filed under: FEMA • House of Representatives
January 3rd, 2013
01:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Boehner re-elected speaker in midst of public defections

Washington (CNN) – Rep. John Boehner was re-elected Speaker of the House Thursday.

But after roughly a dozen of his own colleagues voted for someone else or withheld their vote to protest his leadership, the Ohio Republican begins his second term tasked with leading a conference that isn't shy about bucking him.
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Akin, returning to Capitol, says he's 'totally in' Missouri race
September 10th, 2012
09:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin, returning to Capitol, says he's 'totally in' Missouri race

Washington (CNN) – U.S. Rep. Todd Akin returned to Capitol Hill Monday for the first time since his comments about "legitimate rape" caused widespread condemnation from fellow Republicans, some of whom called on Akin to drop his bid for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat.

Trailed by reporters asking him about his plans for the Senate race as he walked out of the House chamber Monday, Akin said "I'm in, totally in."
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Filed under: Congress • Missouri • Senate