Manchin Calls on Reid, Obama to Work with Republicans to Avoid Debt 'Crash'
West Virginia Democratic senator Joe Manchin called on Senate majority leader Harry Reid and President Obama to reach out to Republicans on reducing the nation’s debt, lest the red-ink continue, precipitating an economic “crash.”
Manchin, on CNN’s State ...
Republican Senators Weigh In on Ryan-Murray
Despite receiving a large majority in the House, the Ryan-Murray budget deal continues to receive poor marks from Republican senators, including from some senators known for their desire to strike bipartisan fiscal deals in the past.
Senator Bob Corker of ...
Sasse Opponent Ducks McConnell Questions
We recently brought you the story of Ben Sasse, Mitch McConnell, the Senate Conservatives Fund, and the Nebraska Senate race. To quickly recap, Sasse has become the most significant collateral damage in McConnell’s war on SCF.
The two had ...
Heritage Action Defends Opposing Ryan Deal Before Details Announced
A key outside conservative group is defending its opposition to the Ryan deal before the full details of it were known, saying officials from the group had been in frequent discussion with Republican negotiators before signaling they would oppose its ...
Ryan Deal Limits Senate GOP's Power to Block Tax Increases
Senate Republicans scrubbing the Ryan-Murray budget deal have come across a little-noticed provision that will limit the GOP’s ability to block tax increases in future years.
The bill includes language from the Senate Democrats’ budget that voids senators’ ability ...
The GOP’s Sequestration Schizophrenia
Republicans often hail sequestration’s automatic spending cuts, implemented after the 2011 debt-ceiling fight, as one of their greatest accomplishments since retaking the House in 2010. Now they may not have the votes to pass a long-term spending resolution that preserves them.
Friendly Fire Between Cotton, NRSC
An attack by the National Republican Senatorial Committee on GOP representative Tom Cotton’s opponent in next year’s election, Senator Mark Pryor, is causing a stir.
The episode began when Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryror, with whom Cotton is locked ...
Raul Labrador Uses Colorful Language to Target Democratic Hypocrisy
Representative Raul Labrador of Idaho used colorful language at a House Judiciary Committee hearing just now in ripping into Democrats for their lack of concern about President Obama’s alleged abuses of the law after they “seemed to b**** and ...
Collateral Damage in a GOP Civil War
On Tuesday, November 12, Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse walked into Mitch McConnell’s office to clear the air. Contrary to the rumors, Sasse wanted to say, he hadn’t secretly vowed to oppose McConnell’s leadership if elected. In fact, ...
Kerry Pitches Iran Deal to Skeptical Candy Crowley
Secretary of State John Kerry touted the deal struck yesterday with Iran to skeptical questions from CNN State of the Union host Candy Crowley, repeatedly arguing that the agreement carries strong verification provisions.
“It’s not an issue of trust. ...
Obama Official Warned of HealthCare.gov 'MELTDOWN'
Henry Chao, the deputy chief information officer of CMS, issued a blunt, all-caps warning to colleagues just days before HealthCare.gov was set to launch:
I DO NOT WANT A REPEAT OF WHAT HAPPENED NEAR THE END OF DECEMBER 2005 WHERE ...
DCCC Mistakenly Lists Women's Unmentionables Store in FEC Filing
Well, this is awkward. In its latest Federal Election Commission filing, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee accidentally listed two purchases from a boutique women’s underwear store.
In the filing, the campaign committee said it spent $138.65 on September 11 and $108.75 on ...
Rand Paul: Only I Can Say I Misspoke
Senator Rand Paul gently chastised his former campaign manager Jesse Benton for telling reporters in Kentucky that Paul “misspoke” in his praise for Matt Bevin, Senator Mitch McConnell’s primary challenger.
“Only I can speak for me, I think. I ...
In 2009, Democrats Killed ‘Keep Your Plan’ Amendment in Committee
Thirty-two Democrats helped kill a GOP amendment to explicitly allow people to keep their current health-care plans in a July 2009 House Energy and Commerce Committee vote.
“Nothing in this division shall prevent or limit individuals from keeping their current health ...
The Upton Vote in Context
There are a number of ways to look at the Upton vote and the 39 Democrats who abandoned Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to vote with the GOP.
On its face, that number is, if anything, smaller than expected, given the amount ...
Democrats Brace For Messy Vote
House Democrats are bracing themselves for a messy intra-caucus split today. Dozens of rank-and-file Democrats are expected to defect from the party line and vote in favor of Republican representative Fred Upton’s bill that aims to let people keep ...
For Senate Democrats, Obama's Word Not the Final Say
There may have been a time in Barack Obama’s presidency when a major public announcement like today’s would have seen his Democratic colleagues in Congress would have quickly rallied behind the idea. Now is not that time.
Senate Democrats Plan Obamacare Summit with White House Aides
Senate Democrats increasingly unnerved by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment are bringing top White House officials to Capitol Hill tomorrow for a major meeting on the topic.
The summit comes as a proposal from Senator ...
Ron Johnson’s Rejected Plan
With the pressure of the government shutdown bearing down on the GOP, Senator Ted Cruz and his allies who were pushing to defund Obamacare often put the question to their critics: What’s your strategy? Radio host Mark Levin, for ...
Michael Steele: Cuccinelli Campaign Was RNC's 'Step Child'
Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele hit back at Republicans sniping at his record in attempts to defend the campaign committee’s relatively minor financial involvement in the Cuccinelli campaign, by saying the D.C. GOP treated the Virginia ...
Daniel Lipinski Leads Democratic Obamacare Critics in the House
The morning of March 21, 2010, Representative Daniel Lipinski of Illinois was one of 34 House Democrats to vote against the final iteration of Obamacare. Many who joined him that day are no longer serving in Congress, but unlike them, Lipinski did not, ...
Grassley Defends Exempting His Staff from Obamacare
Senator Chuck Grassley authored the amendment that originally forced congressional staff to go on the Obamacare exchanges — unlike other federal employees who get to keep their current health-care plans. So it was a bit shocking when Roll Call reported he ...
Harry Reid: It's 'True' You Can Keep Your Plan
Senate majority leader Harry Reid took a different tack than House Democratic whip Steny Hoyer, digging in on the claim that Americans can keep their existing health-care plans under Obamacare and blaming insurance companies for any canceled plans.
President Obama “...
Top Dem Admits: 'We Knew'
House Democratic whip Steny Hoyer conceded to reporters today that Democrats knew people would not be able to keep their current health care plans under Obamacare and expressed qualified contrition for President Obama’s repeated vows to the contrary.
Ron Johnson's Bill to Protect Existing Plans
Senator Ron Johnson announced Friday that he will be introducing legislation designed to let people keep their current health-care plans under Obamacare. The bill would grandfather currently existing plans into Obamacare and rescind a slew of new mandates the law ...
Bobby Jindal Leaves 2016 Options Open
On Fox News Sunday, Lousiana governor Bobby Jindal left open the possibility he will run for president in 2016, telling host Chris Wallace, “I don’t know what I’m going to do in 2016.”
Jindal harshly criticized “dysfunction in Washington, D....
Boehner, Cantor Spokesman Deny Durbin Account of White House Meeting
Spokesmen for both Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor say neither official said or remembers anyone else saying they couldn’t stand to look at President Obama at a White House summit during the government shutdown, as Democratic ...
At the last GOP conference meeting of the two-week government shutdown, no lawmakers went to the microphones to give their take.
Instead, after Speaker John Boehner told Republicans they had “fought the good fight,” they all rose up to offer ...
Stunned Republicans React to Canceled Vote
Referring to his plan to preemptively send the Senate a House-passed bill, Speaker John Boehner told his conference this morning that he’d “rather throw a grenade than catch a grenade.” But with his right-wing troops abandoning him again, it ...
Boehner Weighs His Options
Even a deal cut by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is no fait accompli in the House.
Many House Republicans are dismissing the terms of the deal McConnell is reportedly close to striking with Reid, and senior lawmakers are keeping ...
Obama, Biden to Host Congressional Leaders
From a White House official:
Today, the President and the Vice President will meet with the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Leadership (Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi) at the White House at 3:00 pm. With only a ...
Senate Republicans Look to Jam Boehner
Returning from their White House meeting with President Obama, some Republican senators said they are fed up with how Speaker John Boehner and the House GOP have handled the shutdown showdown and are ready to take charge of the debate.
What House Republicans Sent the White House
Following a meeting at the White House on Thursday, House Republicans sent back a framework on how to proceed, which mirrored their initial, in-person offer to President Obama.
The framework includes a six-week debt-ceiling increase and details about a process ...
'The President Didn't Say Yes, Didn't Say No'
A group of key House Republicans came out of a meeting with President Obama, Vice President Biden and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew saying aides to both parties would begin negotiations this evening over a CR to end the government shutdown.
Boehner's Six-Week Extension Puts Focus Back on Obamacare Fight
In front of the cameras, Speaker John Boehner has sold his decision to embrace a short-term debt ceiling extension as meeting President Obama “half way.” But the origin of the plan suggets it’s more ambitious than it is modest.
House GOP to Huddle Tomorrow
With behind-the-scenes discussions raging on a debt-ceiling plan and the deadline to default ticking down, House Republicans will hold a “special” conference meeting tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. No meeting subject was explicitly given in the announcement sent to members, ...
House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan pitched members at the Republican Study Committee meeting this afternoon on a process for how the impasse with President Obama over the debt ceiling could end.
Ryan told members that if Obama comes to ...
House Announces It Will Be in Session Saturday
In another sign that the impasse and government shutdown is not close to ending, GOP House leadership just announced that the House will be in session on Saturday, Oct. 12, a change from the previously announced schedule.
Boehner: Democrats Want to 'Annihilate Us'
Speaker John Boehner rallied his troops this morning at a closed-door conference meeting at the Capitol. Democrats are trying to “annihilate us,” he told his members. “We can get through this if we stick together.”
The Ohio Republican added that ...
Red-State Democrats' Long Paper Trail on Debt
As Andrew notes, voting to pass a clean debt-ceiling increase will put a number of Senate Democrats at odds with their past position on the issue. Voting to raise the debt ceiling without any accompanying reforms to reduce the deficit ...
Boehner Vows to Fight on Debt Ceiling
Following press reports that he is considering passing a debt ceiling bill with the help of Democratic votes, Speaker John Boehner assured his colleagues in a closed-door meeting that his insistence the government will not default doesn’t mean he ...
Shutdown Could Last Weeks
Senior House Republicans are increasingly persuaded the government shutdown could last weeks and will only be resolved in a major bipartisan accord involving a funding bill and a debt-ceiling increase.
On the first day of the shutdown, President Obama and ...
Boehner Will Push For CR Conference Committee
Late this evening, Speaker John Boehner decided to make a final move: he will push Senate Democrats to join House Republicans in a conference committee to hash out their differences over the government-funding bill.
The House Rules Committee will be ...
For almost three years, the story in the House has been about Speaker John Boehner’s restive right flank causing him problems. But Republican moderates have apparently had enough.
In what is by far their boldest stand since the GOP ...
House GOP's Third Volley: One-Year Delay of Individual Mandate and Vitter Amendment
House Republicans will, as expected, cull down their demands once again, sending a third volley over to the Senate that would delay the individual mandate in Obamacare for one year and also move to eliminate an Obamacare subsidy for lawmakers ...
There were no tears, just cheers, when Speaker John Boehner announced his latest fiscal strategy on Saturday at a closed-door conference meeting. Even Boehner’s longtime critics praised him for pushing a government-spending bill that also delayed Obamacare for one ...
Tim Kaine: Democrats Will 'In All Likelihood' Pass Bill Funding Troops
Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia said on Fox News Sunday that Senate Democrats would likely pass a separate bill passed last night that would provide funding for soldiers’ paychecks in the event Republicans and Democrats cannot bridge their impasse ...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement rejecting the House Republicans’ plan to delay Obamacare by one year in the continuing resolution bill:
Today’s vote by House Republicans is pointless. As I have said repeatedly, the Senate ...
House GOP Cheers Delay CR as They Head Toward Impasse With Obama
In a pivotal closed-door meeting just now, House Republicans enthusiastically embraced a plan from Speaker John Boehner to attach a one-year delay of Obamacare to the government-funding bill, an act that dramatically raises the odds that the current funding law ...
Graves Proposes CR Rider to Delay Obamacare Until 2015
Representative Tom Graves of Georgia is proposing to attach a delay of Obamacare until 2015 to the government funding bill, and he has 61 cosponsors on board for the push.
House conservatives are rallying around a “big and bold” approach to the ...
Ryan-Murray Achieves Cloture 67–33
The Senate just voted to cut off debate on the Ryan–Murray budget deal, paving the way for its passage later this week. This vote was the key procedural hurdle the bill will face.
Republicans voting for cloture included Senators ...
The Great Deficit-Neutral Reserve Fund Debate of 2013
Following a report in National Review Online, a relatively obscure provision in the Ryan–Murray budget deal has become a major point of dispute between proponents and critics of the deal.
NRO first reported that the agreement includes language eliminating ...
Support Under the Dome for Teller’s Firing
It’s a testament to how powerful the fired executive director of the Republican Study Committee, Paul Teller, was that it took a lobbying campaign by his boss, Representative Steve Scalise, to fire his own aide.
This is highly unusual. ...
Ryan Office: Republicans Can Still Filibuster
House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan’s office has responded to National Review Online’s report about a provision in the budget deal that limits the Senate GOP’s ability to block tax increases, arguing that the Republicans in the ...
Will McConnell Back Ryan?
Paul Ryan may have a Mitch McConnell problem.
In past weeks, the Kentucky Republican has been pleading the case, including in a rare appearance at the House GOP conference meeting, for preserving the sequester cuts at all costs. At times ...
An academic was the first to cross the invisible line.
“The ultimate check on presidential lawlessness is elections and, in extreme cases, impeachment,” Georgetown law professor Nicholas Rosenkranz told Representative Darrell Issa at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on ...
What Are the Cuts in the Ryan Deal?
As details begin to leak about a small budget deal struck by Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray, House conservatives are anxiously awaiting to hear what cuts will be included in the package.
A number of reports have said ...
The DeMint–McConnell Feud: A History
As he was ascending to the pinnacle of power in the Senate Republican conference almost exactly seven years ago, Mitch McConnell planted the seeds of a feud that could conceivably end his career this May.
Democrats, capitalizing on the public’...
Key Democrat: Obama's Iran Deal 'Disappointing'
The top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee called President Obama’s Iran deal “disappointing” on CNN today.
“It’s disappointing to me that Iran is still going to be allowed to enrich while they’re talking. I would ...
Eyeing Nuclear Response, Senate GOP Fears Playing into Reid's Hands
Harry Reid may have detonated a nuclear bomb, but Senate Republicans don’t want a war if it would distract from the disastrous Obamacare rollout, senior GOP aides say.
The importance of keeping Obamacare front-and-center is dominating the internal discussion ...
Senate Republicans Fearful of Post-Nuclear Senate
Appearing shell-shocked by the Harry Reid’s abrupt move to pass the “nuclear option” through the Senate, Republicans there issued ominous warnings to reporters outside the chamber.
“When you start, it’s like wars — there’s no end to this. ...
Sequester Skirmish Breaks Out on the Right
One day after a powerful group of House Appropriations Committee “cardinals” rang an alarm bell over pending sequester spending cuts, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell made a rare appearance at a closed-door House GOP conference meeting to plead for calm.
Representative Trey Radel: 'I'm Profoundly Sorry'
As first reported by Politico, Representative Trey Radel of Florida, a freshman Republican, has been charged with misdemeanor drug possession. Radel released the following statement:
I’m profoundly sorry to let down my family, particularly my wife and son, and ...
Conservatives' New Plan: Spend One Dollar Less
Amid a period of soul-searching following the government shutdown, a coalition of conservative groups is putting forward one of the first significant proposals for the upcoming debt-ceiling increase. “If Washington wants to take on more debt,” the groups ask in ...
Are Republicans Forcing Obama to Go Around Congress?
Yesterday’s announcement regarding an “administrative fix” for Americans’ canceled health-care plans has prompted a new outbreak of a common refrain, that President Obama has no other choice than to use extra-legal executive actions to repair his health-care law.
House Democrats Aren't Formally Whipping Against Upton Bill
A Democratic leadership aide says Minority Whip Steny Hoyer isn’t formally whipping against the “keep your plan” bill from Representative Fred Upton on the House floor today, a significant sign of weakness from a Democratic leadership that is obviously ...
Boehner: Upton Bill a Step On Path to Obamacare Repeal
Before the government shutdown in July, as the defund push from Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee was just starting to gain steam, Speaker John Boehner laid-out his preferred Obamacare strategy to House Republicans in a closed-door conference meeting, telling ...
House Democrats Fracture over Canceled Plans
House Democrats are deeply divided about how to address the problem of millions of Americans being thrown off their health-care plans because of Obamacare, with an increasing number clamoring for changes to the health-care law even as White House aides ...
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell likes to say, “If someone flicks a pebble at you, you hurl a boulder back at him.” His political team is just as emphatic. Some Republicans in Kentucky who flirted with working for his primary ...
RNC Allies Ward Off Cuccinelli Attack
Republican National Committee allies are offering an interesting defense to critics saying the campaign committee could have done more to help the Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli: Blame former RNC chairman Michael Steele.
Steele dropped a staggering $9 million in 2009 into ...
The GOP’s ‘Keep Your Plan’ Push
With the shutdown beginning to fade from view, Obamacare opponents, learning from past battles, are revising their tactics and turning their focus to a push to let people keep their current health insurance.
The House may pass such a proposal ...
Document: HHS Knew Obamacare Site Posed Security Risk, Went Ahead Anyway
Here’s the internal government memo that, as Sterling noted below, shows the Obama administration approved the launch of Healthcare.gov despite warnings it was a “high” security risk because of lack of testing.
The memo, signed September 27 by Marilyn ...
Hoyer in 2009: 'You Like It, You Keep It'
Although he now says he and other Democrats knew some Americans would be kicked off their health care plans by Obamacare, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer himself issued an emphatic, categorical claim to the contray at a 2009 town hall:
Under Democratic ...
Conservative Groups Okay 'Targeted Strikes' Strategy
The Hill notes this morning that conservative “outside groups” including FreedomWorks, Heritage Action, and Club for Growth, are likely to back a “targeted strikes” strategy on Obamacare sought by GOP leadership:
“I think everyone is taking a step back, to ...
Peter King Hits Rand Paul, Justin Amash
On Meet the Press, Representative Peter King, a New York Republican, took a few shots at Senator Rand Paul and Representative Justin Amash as he defended the NSA’s eavesdropping on the personal phone calls of Angela Merkel and other ...
Why Obama Wants a Unilateral Delay
In the wake of the disastrous roll-out of the Affordable Care Act’s new exchanges, more and more Democrats are signaling a willingness either to delay the individual mandate, extend the enrollment period to sign up for Obamacare, or enact ...
This Conservative Mega-Donor Is the World's Most Successful E-mail Harasser
At 7:21 p.m. on the last night of the government shutdown, as the House was set to pass a Senate-struck deal to open the government and raise the debt ceiling, dozens of members of Congress received a threatening e-mail from ...
Speaker John Boehner may be preparing to bring the Senate government-funding and debt-ceiling bill to the House floor and pass it with mostly Democratic votes, but his colleagues on the right side of the aisle don’t seem perturbed about ...
House Bill in Flux, Conservatives Keep It as Framework
Even as the White House quickly rejected it based on leaked details, House conservatives are calling a proposal unveiled by Speaker John Boehner at this morning’s conference meeting a “working document” and saying they expect several additions to enhance ...
White House Meeting Postponed
According to a press release issued by the White House just now, the meeting originally scheduled for 3:00pm with the top four congressional leaders, the president and the vice president has been “postponed to allow leaders in the Senate time ...
Paul Ryan Flashes Anger at Senate Republicans
House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan lashed out at Senate Republicans for interfering with the House GOP’s talks with the White House to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling, suggesting his colleagues on the other side of ...
House Republicans to Huddle Tomorrow
House Republicans have announced a closed-door conference meeting for tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. One of the key questions the GOP must answer at the session is what kind of concesssions they will require for a deal to reopen the government. ...
Missing From New CR Negotiations: Harry Reid
Staff-level talks between House Republicans and President Obama over a government funding bill are entering into day two after no decisions were made last night, according to two sources.
But one of the most interesting shifts is in who’s ...
Boehner's Many Challenges
Earlier I wrote about how the plan for a short-term debt-ceiling extension originated from conservatives who wanted to refocus the fight back on Obamacare and the government shutdown. Representative Raul Labrador proposed the idea to Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and ...
On Boehner-Pelosi Meeting, a Question of Why?
A meeting between top House leaders for the Republicans and Democrats prompted some head-scratching in the Capitol over what the purpose of the get-together was, in part because few insiders see Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as a figure in a ...
Republicans to Send Small Group to White House
President Obama invited the entire House Republican conference to the White House Thursday, but only a small group will be attending the session.
“Nine days into a government shutdown and a week away from breaching the debt ceiling, a meeting ...
Separate but Equal: Congressional Staff Gym Closed
As others have noted in recent days, while the government is shut down, a special congressional gym for Members of Congress remains open. Some lawmakers have noted that the gym serves a particularly important purpose beyond exercise: for a small ...
Boehner Swats Down Obama's Short-Term Debt-Ceiling Suggestion
Speaker John Boehner dismissed suggestions that the House could pursue a short-term debt-ceiling and government-funding bill to allow time for negotiations between House Republicans and President Obama, saying the president was only offering “unconditional surrender” for Republicans.
At a press ...
House Republican leaders met today at the Capitol, but they made little progress toward solving the fiscal crisis, or calming the GOP’s growing tensions. They remain undecided on the contours of a potential deal, and on how to sell ...
Boehner Hits Back at Reid
Under attack from Senate majority leader Harry Reid, whose spokesman alleged Speaker John Boehner has a “credibility problem,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel pushed back against Reid and congressional Democrats:
Passing a spending bill at the level required by law isn’...
Republicans Seize on WWII Memorial Fiasco
House Republicans are seizing the Obama administration’s decision to barricade the open-air World War II memorial in Washington as a potent political weapon in their shutdown showdown with the president.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor led a group of GOP ...
Pelosi: Ending Congressional Obamacare Subsidy Is a Fake Issue
Top House Democrats rejected the House GOP’s proposal in the government funding bill to end a subsidy for lawmakers and congressional staff to purchase health insurance under Obamacare as a distraction, with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi accusing top Republicans ...
The size of a bloc of GOP moderates ready to bring down a vote on the House floor over the government-funding bill shriveled from 25 lawmakers on Saturday to just two when the House voted just now to pass the rule.
Ryan: 'One of Our Core Principles is Equality Under the Law'
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan just issued a statement supporting the new House plan to attach a delay of the individual mandate to the government funding bill as well as cancelling a subsidy for lawmakers and their staffs to ...
McConnell Floats One-Week CR
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is floating a one-week government funding bill that would give both parties time to manever. The Kentucky Republican gave Speaker John Boehner a heads up about the plan earlier this morning. McConnell is looking to ...
Cruz Discusses His Leadership Philosophy
Senator Ted Cruz offered an interesting window into how he thinks about his role in Washington on Meet the Press this morning, telling host David Gregory that he considers former senator Phil Gramm a role model for Gramm’s role ...
Kevin McCarthy: House Will Send Third Volley to Senate if Reid Rejects Last Night's Bill
House GOP whip Kevin McCarthy said the House will send a third government-funding bill with “a few other options” if the Democratic-controlled Senate rejects the bill passed in the House last night, as expected.
“We will pass a bill . . . that ...
Paul Ryan: CR Fight Will Inevitably 'Roll Into' Debt Ceiling Fight
House Republicans are drawing a line in the sand over the government funding bill, but House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan believes the shutdown showdown will eventually merge into the debt ceiling fight.
“I think it will fold into the ...
Boehner Embraces One-Year Delay
Speaker John Boehner will present a plan to House Republicans to include a one-year delay of the entirety of Obamacare in the continuing resolution, two sources say. The bill will also repeal the medical-device tax permanently.
Boehner Responds to Obama
Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Speaker John Boehner, responded to President Obama’s remarks just now, saying
The House will take action that reflects the fundamental fact that Americans don’t want a government shutdown and they don’t want ...