House Passes Clean Debt Ceiling Bill With Democratic Support

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 5:33 am

What a difference a tough negotiating stance can make. Yesterday the House of Representatives passed a clean debt ceiling bill. Republican leadership backed the bill but had to rely on Democratic votes to push it through. The vote was 221-201 to lift the debt ceiling until March 2015. Only 28 Republicans voted for the bill. [...]

Increasing Pressure In House For Vote To Limit NSA Powers

By: Monday December 2, 2013 5:50 am

Though House Speaker John Boehner initially voiced support for NSA programs of dubious constitutionality, it seems the ground is shifting underneath his feet as pressure builds within the House GOP Caucus to allow a vote on legislation to limit the NSA’s power to spy on Americans. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has defended the NSA’s spying [...]

Trey Radel Will Take Leave Of Absence After Cocaine Plea

By: Thursday November 21, 2013 5:46 am

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. More World News from ABC Florida Congressman Trey Radel is taking full responsibility for breaking the law, sort of. Radel is not resigning but┬átaking a leave of absence which is to say he won’t be doing the job he was elected to do and will also prevent anyone [...]

Boehner on Cocaine: One Law For Us, Another For Them

By: Wednesday November 20, 2013 5:58 am

If there were any group of Americans who were supposed to be for the tragically ridiculous “War on Drugs” it would be Republicans in Congress right? Apparently not. Not only was GOP Congressman Trey Radel arrested for cocaine possession, the Republican Speaker of the House can not even bring himself to condemn him. Michael Steel, [...]

Senate Crafting Bill To Avoid Default After House Chokes

By: Wednesday October 16, 2013 5:59 am

Yesterday, in stunning display of incompetence, Speaker Boehner was unable to find enough Republican votes to pass the Senate negotiated compromise to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. Rather than simply letting the House vote on the bill where it likely would have passed due to Democratic votes, Boehner pulled the bill. Now, [...]

Speaker Boehner Says Country On Path To Defaulting On Debt

By: Monday October 7, 2013 5:38 am

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Breaking News Speaker John Boehner said in an interview with ABC News on Sunday that the United States government is on the path to defaulting on its debt . A default on US bonds would likely cause another financial crisis given the global financial system’s dependence on the [...]

Speaker Boehner Endorses War With Syria, Will House Follow?

By: Tuesday September 3, 2013 10:48 am

House Speaker John Boehner has formally endorsed launching a war with Syria but questions remain as to whether he can gain his party’s support and whether the authorization of military force can even make it through the┬áHouse he supposedly leads. Early signs say it will be hard for President Obama to win congressional authorization for [...]

Speaker Boehner Admits ‘We Do Not Have An Immediate Debt Crisis’

By: Monday March 18, 2013 5:59 am

Speaker John Boehner might want to take a word of advice from Speaker John Boehner because according to him there is no immediate crisis. In an interview with ABC News Speaker Boehner admitted that, contrary to much of his and his party’s rhetoric, there actually is not a debt crisis. Martha Raddatz: Is [President Obama] [...]

House Passes Sandy Relief Bill Despite Republican Opposition

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 8:03 am

After failing to get it done in the last Congress, the House has passed the Sandy Relief bill: The House approved a $50 billion Sandy relief bill Tuesday evening, after several hours of contentious debate in which scores of Republicans tried unsuccessfully to cut the size of the bill and offset a portion of it [...]

Boehner Coup Was Called Off Morning Of Speaker Vote

By: Tuesday January 8, 2013 4:06 am

Rumblings of a Tea Party coup against Speaker Boehner seemed to be unfounded as he sailed to re-election. But now Roll Call is reporting that the plot was very much real and robust enough to force a second ballot: A concerted effort to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner was under way the day of his [...]

Boehner Relents As $9.7 Billion Sandy Relief Bill Passes House

By: Friday January 4, 2013 10:34 am

It’s not the $60 billion that passed last session, but we are getting closer. From ABC News: The House of Representatives voted on Friday to provide about $9.7 billion in relief funding to victims of Superstorm Sandy. The bill provides funding to the National Flood Insurance program by increasing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) [...]

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