Washington (CNN) – Frustrated rank-and-file House Republicans Wednesday pushed their leadership to go further in rebuking President Obama over his handling of Libya, pressing GOP leaders to schedule a vote to defund the military mission.
The bill, which the House could vote on as early as Friday, is a much stronger statement than the non-binding resolution leaders originally introduced that called for removing U.S. forces from hostilities in Libya.
Washington (CNN) - Just weeks after the killing of Osama bin Laden, Congress came closer than ever before to forcing the Obama administration to come up with a plan for a significant drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
The vote, on an amendment to the annual defense authorization bill, failed 204 – 215, but that tally was surprisingly closer that even its supporters thought it would be. Twenty-six Republicans joined 178 Democrats to support the measure.
Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor criticized President Obama for failing to address entitlement reform in his budget that was delivered to Capitol Hill Monday, and pledged that the House Republican budget coming out this spring would wade into the controversial area.
Cantor promised the GOP budget blueprint would be "a serious document that will reflect the type of path we feel we should be taking to address the fiscal situation – including addressing entitlement reforms."