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The End of Debt Limit Brinkmanship? (Video)

Feb. 11, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio took the podium Tuesday at a private Republican Conference meeting across the street from the Capitol, well aware that he was out of options.

Republican Leaders Pitch Debt Limit Sweetener (Updated)

Feb. 10, 2014

Updated 9:39 p.m. | House Republican leaders pitched their members a deal Monday night that would pair raising the nation’s borrowing cap for one year with a rollback of military pension cuts — with a vote possible Wednesday.

Boehner on Debt Ceiling: 'Still Looking for the Pieces to This Puzzle' (Updated)

Feb. 6, 2014

Updated 4:37 p.m. | While conceding to a deadline of “before late February” to raise the debt ceiling, Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, said he still doesn’t have a plan for getting the votes from his conference.

Ethics Committee Probing McMorris Rodgers' Leadership Campaign

Feb. 6, 2014

The House Ethics Committee is reviewing allegations that one of the House GOP’s rising stars violated ethics rules by mingling taxpayer and political money during a competitive campaign for a party leadership position, according to several sources.

GOP at a Loss on Debt Limit

Feb. 5, 2014

House Republican leaders are at a loss about how to move a debt limit increase.

Republicans Looking for the Exit on Debt Limit

Feb. 4, 2014

Once considered a leverage point to extract massive concessions from President Barack Obama, the debt ceiling has all but been scratched from House Republicans’ negotiating playbook this year.

Boehner: 'No Sense Picking a Fight We Can't Win' on Debt Limit (Updated)

Feb. 4, 2014

Updated 12:28 p.m. | Just days away from the administration’s deadline to extend the nation’s borrowing authority, Speaker John A. Boehner told House Republicans he sees no reason to pick a fight they cannot win on the issue.

Steve King: Speaker Never Apologized for 'Indelicate' Insult

Jan. 31, 2014

House Republicans had some tough discussions at their annual retreat this week, but at least one thing was left unsaid: “Sorry.”

Boehner Wants to Go Big, but Will His Rank and File Follow?

Jan. 31, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and his lieutenants came to the GOP retreat looking to convince the conference to go big and back an immigration overhaul, a real health care alternative and more. They left with mixed results.

GOP Discusses Tying Debt Limit to Obamacare

Jan. 31, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — House Republicans may again tie a debt ceiling increase to a repeal of a section of President Barack Obama’s health care law, but the plan remains murky after a three-day retreat here.

Boehner Releases Immigration Principles (Updated)

Jan. 30, 2014

Updated 6:13 p.m. | CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio released his long-awaited immigration overhaul principles Thursday afternoon, for the first time laying out a broad GOP-backed pathway to legalized status for undocumented immigrants.

Cantor: House to Vote on GOP Obamacare Alternative

Jan. 30, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Seeking to distinguish themselves as a party of alternatives, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Republicans will vote on an alternative to President Barack Obama’s health care law this year.

GOP Leaders to Obama: Sign Our Bills

Jan. 30, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – In a letter to President Barack Obama, House Republican leaders asked him to push four House-passed proposals they say fit the priorities he set out in his State of the Union address, but which are largely panned by Democratic groups and have in some cases drawn veto threats.

GOP Cheers Waxman's Exit

Jan. 30, 2014

When Rep. Henry A. Waxman’s retirement was announced Thursday at the annual House Republican retreat at a tony resort in Cambridge, Md., the room burst into applause, according to a member in attendance.

Immigration, Debt Ceiling Take Center Stage at GOP Retreat

Jan. 29, 2014

When President Barack Obama called on Congress to pass an immigration rewrite this year at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, House Republican leaders responded with applause and ovation.

Boehner: SOTU 'Hardest Day of the Year'

Jan. 28, 2014

If you’re looking for another “You Lie!” moment, keep an eye on Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio.

Conservative Battle Cry on Immigration: Remember the Farm Bill

Jan. 28, 2014

A new narrative against taking up an immigration overhaul is forming in House conservative circles: Just look at the farm bill.

2016 Hopefuls Nowhere to Be Found at GOP Retreat

Jan. 27, 2014

If House Republicans hope to emerge from their annual retreat with a clearer idea of who could represent the party on a national ticket in 2016, they are out of luck.

McMorris Rodgers to Deliver GOP Response to SOTU

Jan. 23, 2014

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington will deliver the annual GOP response to the State of the Union, party leaders announced Thursday.

'Regular Order' Is a Tall Order in an Election Year

Jan. 22, 2014

Lawmakers heralded the sweeping spending bill signed into law last week as a return to regular order, but politicking and the short election-year calendar have many doubtful that they can actually resume regular lawmaking at all.

GOP to Huddle on Immigration at Retreat

Jan. 17, 2014

The annual House Republican retreat will feature an open session on an immigration rewrite, during which members will be allowed to freely speak about the contentious issue.

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Voting Rights Act Fix (Updated)

Jan. 16, 2014

Updated 3:16 p.m. | Several months after the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a legislative fix.

Blue Dogs Add Four Members

Jan. 15, 2014

The embattled House Blue Dog Coalition of centrist Democrats has added four members, its co-chairmen announced Wednesday.

Cantor Eyes Iran Bill as Democrats Splinter

Jan. 14, 2014

House Democrats’ top foreign policy legislator slammed Republican leaders on Tuesday, calling talk of bringing up a Senate bill to toughen sanctions on Iran a political move.

House GOP May Act on Senate Iran Sanctions Bill

Jan. 13, 2014

With White House pushback against an Iran sanctions bill keeping the Senate at bay, House GOP leaders are considering taking up the Senate version of the bill this month to pressure the chamber to act, according to a source familiar with GOP leadership and committee thinking.

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