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Stunner: Cantor Upset Changes Everything

June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated in a Republican primary Tuesday, conceding his Virginia seat to a local activist after a stunning loss with possibly dramatic consequences for leadership, the chances of any immigration overhaul passing Congress and the future of his party.

GOP, White House Tout Opposing Highway Proposals

June 10, 2014

With only two months before a crucial fund for highway projects nationwide is tapped, House Republicans and the White House touted dueling plans Tuesday aimed at avoiding a late-July construction shutdown.

Boehner: White House Explanation for Bergdahl Secrecy 'Just Not True'

June 10, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio cast doubt Tuesday on the administration’s claim that it did not inform members of Congress about the prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl due to a fear of leaks, and said the swap will lead to consequences.

House GOP's Summer Agenda: Bergdahl, Benghazi and Tax Extenders

June 9, 2014

The House is back in Washington for almost two full months, but don’t look for a lot of breakthroughs: GOP leadership has pared back big-ticket wish lists, choosing instead to sprint for the August recess with a relatively modest legislative agenda.

House, Senate Leaders Praise Shinseki, but Support Change at Top

May 30, 2014

House and Senate leaders on Friday extolled outgoing Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki as an honorable public servant, but praised his resignation amid reports of excessive wait times at VA health care facilities.

Why House GOP Leaders Aren't Calling for Shinseki's Head (Video)

May 29, 2014

Republican leaders are trying to turn a Shinseki problem into an Obama problem.

Meet the Members of the Benghazi Committee

May 28, 2014

Over the next few weeks, we’ll learn more about the new special House committee tasked with investigating the Obama administration’s response to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four people, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens. The election-year probe will command attention and keep the focus on both President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she considers a 2016 presidential bid.

For Walorski, VA Scandal Is More Than Political: It's Personal

May 28, 2014

Rep. Jackie Walorski had waited patiently for her turn at the far end the dais, the part reserved for freshmen like herself. But when her time came to question the witness, she could think of only one thing to say: “I’m so sorry.”

Boehner 'Getting a Little Closer' to Calling for Shinseki's Resignation

May 22, 2014

As more members piled on Thursday calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign, Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller of Florida continued to hold back, although Boehner noted he is beginning to lose patience.

“Listen, I have not called for General Shinseki to resign, although I have to admit I’m getting a little closer,” he told reporters. When asked why, he continued, “We’ve not just let them down, we’ve let them die. It’s awful stuff and somebody ought to be held accountable for it.”

McCarthy Is First House Leader to Call for Shinseki's Head

May 22, 2014

Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California on Thursday became the first House Republican leader to call for embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign amid a scandal over poor veterans’ health care services.

Boehner Brushes Aside Notion He Is 'Blocking' Immigration Overhaul

May 22, 2014

In a tense exchange with Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos at a press conference Thursday, House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, was asked why, roughly a year after the Senate passed sweeping immigration changes, Boehner is "blocking immigration reform."

"Me? Blocking?" Boehner replied sarcastically.

Boehner, who reiterated again Thursday that most Republicans want to act on immigration but don't trust the president to enforce the law, said he has been calling for reform for more than a year, but that the Senate’s bill is unacceptable.

Boehner 'Getting a Little Closer' to Calling for Shinseki's Resignation (Video)

May 22, 2014

As more members piled on Thursday calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign, Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller of Florida continued to hold back, although Boehner noted he is beginning to lose patience.

Harry Reid Offers 2017 Effective Date for Immigration, Sets August Deadline (Video)

May 22, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered to make 2017 the effective date for an immigration overhaul Thursday so Republicans no longer can use President Barack Obama as an excuse not to pass a bill — and set an August deadline for the House to act.

Broun, Gingrey Leaving Conservative Hole in House

May 21, 2014

The defeat of tea-party-aligned candidates in primaries across the country was a disappointment to conservatives, but perhaps nowhere will the hard-right suffer more from the establishment “Super Tuesday” sweep than in Georgia.

Pelosi Leaning Toward Appointing Members to Benghazi Committee

May 21, 2014

After dithering on the issue for several weeks, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is leaning toward appointing members to the special committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to a senior Democratic aide.

Pelosi Names Benghazi Committee Democrats

May 21, 2014

Updated, 5:33 p.m., May 21 | The House Democrats appointed to the special committee on Benghazi said Tuesday that they consider the panel unnecessary, but will participate if only to ensure Republicans do not politicize the deaths of four Americans.

Boehner, Pelosi Meet About Benghazi

May 20, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California met for an hour on Tuesday to discuss the special committee established to investigate the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, yet the two sides emerged no closer to a resolution.

Boehner Won't Rule Out ENLIST Act Coming to House Floor

May 20, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said Tuesday that a controversial measure granting citizenship to immigrants who serve in the military could come to the House floor as a stand-alone bill, despite leaders blocking it from being offered as an amendment to a broader defense authorization.

Boehner Downplays Tea Party Rift Ahead of Super Tuesday

May 20, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio downplayed the heated primary battles across the country, where House and Senate incumbents, including some of his closest allies, are facing off against tea party aligned upstarts.

Gallup Poll: Congressional Leaders Remain Unpopular

May 16, 2014

Americans are still unhappy with John A. Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, according to a Gallup poll that showed all four top leaders garnering net negative scores.

Another Unemployed Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Boehner

May 15, 2014

An Arizona man has been charged with making threats against Speaker John A. Boehner over Twitter, including posting a picture of the Ohio Republican with cross hairs on his forehead, according to The Associated Press.

Texas Republican Steve Stockman May Face FEC Probe

May 14, 2014

Outgoing Rep. Steve Stockman may face legal action from the Federal Elections Commission over failure to pay back political donations after his loss to Sen. John Cornyn in the Texas Republican Senatorial primary.

Pelosi: 'We'll See' If Dems Will Participate in Benghazi Panel

May 14, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday that she remains undecided about whether to allow Democrats to participate in the special committee investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, telling CNN she is unconvinced Republicans will conduct the probe fairly.

Boehner 'Nudging' Jeb Bush to Run in 2016

May 12, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said Monday he is “nudging” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to run for the Republican nomination to be president.

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