Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy voted against fiscall cliff bill that Boehner supported but they will back him in today’s vote
Boehner had to placate north-eastern Republicans after New Jersey Governor Christie said fiscal cliff manoeuvrings showed a ‘callous indifference’ to those in his state
House Speaker John Boehner has been afforded no rest after the passage of the fiscal cliff bill.
He has been forced to put down a revolt by conservatives furious [...]
House Republican leaders on Friday sent a letter to Attorney GeneralEric H. Holder Jr. demanding he comply with the GOP’s official investigation into Obama administration gun-running operation Fast & Furious, which allowed hundreds of guns to be sneaked across the border to Mexican cartels.
In the letter, Speaker John A. Boehner and his top lieutenants warn that the House will be prepared to “act to fulfill our constitutional obligations” — which could include holding Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress — [...]
House Speaker John A. Boehner on Tuesday warned it would be “dangerous” for Congress to try to pass a law punishing China over its currency value, throwing a roadblock in front of senators who are moving quickly to pass a bill to do just that.
Mr. Boehner said he is concerned that China may be manipulating the value of the yuan, but threw cold water on the idea that Congress is [...]
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy announced the news over four hours and several delivered pizzas after the initially scheduled vote that had been postponed in a futile effort to secure enough Republican support. The Boehner bill’s prospects always had been considered iffy as a zeal for cutting spending runs deep in the 87-member freshman Republican class and the Democrats were unwilling to help.
The CBO [...]
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he House of Representatives delayed a vote on Speaker of the House John Boehner’s plan to raise the debt limit, facing a revolt from the tea party.
Boehner pulled his plan off the House floor around 5:15 this afternoon after it became clear he could not reach the 216 vote requirement with Republican votes.
Democrats have pledged to oppose the plan in the Senate, [...]
By MIKE ALLEN
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Wednesday that House Republicans are trying to impose “dictatorship” through their tactics in the debt-ceiling negotiations. She said the GOP rhetoric could “spark panic and chaos,” which she called “potentially devastating” to the economy.
The chair telephoned POLITICO to express “significant disappointment in where … Republicans have allowed this debate to [...]
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has rejected a House Republican bill to cut spending and require a balanced-budget amendment.
The vote Friday was 51-46. The tea party-backed measure had been widely expected to fail in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
The focus was on efforts by President Barack Obama and [...]
Well, it looks like there will be no debt ceiling hike enacted prior to August 2 at which point the money really does run out. From The Hill: “The No. 3 Republican in the House said Thursday night that he didn’t expect any surprises in the deficit debate over the weekend. “I do not see something springing this weekend,” Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) told [...]
The No. 3 Republican leader in the House took President Obama to task Friday, claiming he should put the golf clubs down and get directly involved in the budget talks with Congress.
“He’s got to get off the golf course and he’s got to get engaged,” Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said.
“He has a responsibility as a leader,” McCarthy said.Although he referred to the president’s golf game, McCarthy did [...]
The final results show isn’t until tonight, but the news about the American Idol Winner may have already leaked.
A top story on Drudge Report says, “Un-cool, un-hip, country-fried singer wins American Idol.” Drudge quotes a source that says Scotty took almost double the amount of votes over runner-up Lauren Alaina. The story is still developing.
If these sources are indeed correct, has America made the right decision? [...]
(CNSNews.com) – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said not one Republican will vote for an increase to the debt limit without any spending cuts.
“I can tell you as a Whip there’s not one Republican vote for a negative debt limit vote where no cuts are proposed,” McCarthy told reporters at the Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters on Wednesday.
“We have staked out very early [...]
From The Hill:
The House on Friday approved a fiscal year 2012 budget resolution from Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that seeks to drastically limit government spending next year and in years to follow.
But the vote on the measure — which imposes $5.8 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade — came after a clear sign that at least half of the Republican Caucus [...]