The House and Senate GOP leadership warned President Obama about his soon-to-be announced budget plan after meeting with him at the White House Wednesday morning.
"The president gave us a general outline," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said after returning from the White House. "But the one area that we know we're not going to get very far on is the idea that we're going to raise taxes on the very people that we expect to invest in our economy and to help create jobs." Read More
President Obama will veto a Republican-backed stopgap measure that would keep the government funded for another week and fund the Pentagon for the remainder of the fiscal year, the White House said on Thursday.
House Republicans are planning to vote Thursday on the measure, which cuts $12 billion from the budget. Read More
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Thursday that Republicans and Democrats remain unable to agree on how much money to cut from the remaining six months of the fiscal year, but Democrats claim the impasse is the result of social policy riders the GOP wants to include in the budget bill. Read More
Talks continue between Republicans and Democrats over the budget stalemate, but the conversations appear to be very brief.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, just got off the phone with President Obama that lasted all of three minutes, according to Boehner spokesman Michael Steel.
Not surprisingly, little was resolved and the impasse continues, with Republicans wanting closer to $61 billion in budget cuts and Democrats vying for a deal that slashes around $33 billion. Read More
The House is debating a bill that would permanently extend the Bush-era tax cuts to those who earn less than $200,000 and couples with incomes that fall under $250,000. Republicans are opposed to the bill because it excludes higher income earners.
"I'm trying to catch my breath so I don't refer to this, this maneuver, today as chicken crap, alright?" Boehner said in response to a reporter who asked about the legislation. Read More
Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, the likely incoming speaker of the House, told reporters today he will break with recent tradition and not use a military jet to fly between Washington, D.C., and his district.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., currently travels in an Air Force Gulfstream V, following in the footsteps of her Republican predecessor, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, who started using Air Force planes to travel after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Read More
Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, the likely incoming speaker of the House, told reporters today he will break with recent tradition and not use a military jet to fly back and forth between Washington D.C. and his district.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., currently travels in an Air Force Gulfstream V, following in the footsteps of her Republican predecessor, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, who used Air Force planes to travel after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Read More
The new House Speaker-designate, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, broke down in tears tonight at the Republican election headquarters as he talked about his hardscrabble upbringing in a family of 12 children.
“I’ve spent my whole life chasing the American dream,” Boehner, the current House Republican Minority Leader, told a cheering crowd as he choked back tears in the ballroom of the Hyatt in downtown Washington. Read More