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Jonathan Strong covers House leadership for Roll Call. He previously served as an investigative reporter for the Daily Caller and before that reported on environmental regulations for Inside EPA.
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For House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, there’s good news and bad news.
With the tax portion of the fiscal cliff cleared, Republicans are gearing up for a big battle over the debt ceiling, hoping to secure new spending cuts.
House Democrats are finally playing hardball in their role as a minority party, putting the onus on Republicans to find the votes within their own conference to pass legislation.
The verdict is out on whether a Senate fiscal cliff deal, the details of which are still emerging, can pass the Republican-controlled House.
Hours after being undermined by his own conference, Speaker John A. Boehner confidently strode to the House floor on Friday, ascended to the rostrum and, gavel firmly in hand, ushered in a pro forma session.
Burgeoning liberal anger over a plan to lower Social Security cost-of-living increases as part of a fiscal cliff deal is having little effect on top Democrats, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Speaker John A. Boehner likes to say he learned to deal with “every character” that walked into his father’s bar while growing up.
The White House and congressional Democrats swiftly panned Speaker John A. Boehner’s plan to push legislation in the House that would let tax rates rise only for millionaires, the Ohio Republican’s “plan B” to avert the fiscal cliff.
In past weeks at secretive White House meetings, Speaker John A. Boehner and President Barack Obama have faced off in fiscal cliff negotiations. But it’s a meeting Tuesday morning at the Capitol that may be Boehner’s toughest negotiating session.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the subject of retirement rumors as recently as a month ago, is asserting herself in the battle over the fiscal cliff and readying for battle in the 113th Congress.
A boisterous Wednesday meeting of the Republican Study Committee became heated over the recent removal of four rebellious Republicans from plum committees, culminating in a key lawmaker explaining it wasn’t voting records but an “obstinate factor” that contributed to the ousters.
Conservative doubts about Rep. Steve Scalise, the newly elected chairman of the Republican Study Committee, were punctuated by his initial reaction to a purge of four rebellious Republicans from their plum committee assignments.
Congress is on the brink of the fiscal cliff, but that’s no reason to stop the holiday merriment.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., met one-on-one with President Barack Obama Friday at the White House.
Since Election Day, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and top Democrats have been touting the diversity of the incoming Democratic Caucus, going so far as to declare it the most diverse political party caucus “in the history of civilized government.”
Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio addressed his decision to remove four rebellious Republicans from plum committee assignments this week, telling a closed-door gathering of GOP lawmakers Wednesday that the moves were no “conservative purge.”
The purge of four rebellious Republicans from plum committee assignments Monday is provoking anger in some quarters of the House Republican Conference, with the dissidents threatening to more aggressively push against leadership’s agenda.
With a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees Monday, Speaker John A. Boehner is sending a tough message ahead of the looming vote on a fiscal cliff deal.
Speaker John A. Boehner initiated today a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees; it’s the latest instance of the Ohio Republican’s clamping down on his fractious conference.
President Barack Obama is backing Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay on as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, according to a senior Democratic official.
GOP leadership has removed Rep. David Schweikert from his spot on the Financial Services Committee for bucking the party line too often.
Paul Teller, a key conservative House GOP aide, will stay on as executive director of the Republican Study Committee, a senior Republican has confirmed to Roll Call.
Speaker John A. Boehner offered the glibbest assessment of the fiscal cliff negotiations yet, telling reporters Friday that talks are at a stalemate after Republicans rejected an opening offer from the White House.
The Democratic Caucus selected its leadership slate Thursday, affirming its commitment to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and her top lieutenants in elections that had been largely determined weeks ago. But the caucus now faces the task of filling the key spot of Appropriations ranking member, for which Reps. Nita M. Lowey of New York and Marcy Kaptur of Ohio are waging a closely fought race.
Minutes after Speaker John A. Boehner expressed pessimism about a fiscal cliff deal coming together, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., dismissed the Ohio Republican’s comments as a “tactic” and took a hard line on spending cuts.