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  • Nancy Pelosi

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi are clashing over the prospect of another round of tax increases on the wealthy.

  • Boehner Re-Elected Speaker as New Congress Convenes Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 3:49 PM ET
    Nancy Pelosi stands with House Speaker John Boehner after presenting him with the gavel during the first session of the 113th Congress.

    Rep. John Boehner was re-elected House speaker on Thursday as the 113th Congress ushered in the new and the old -- dozens of eager freshmen determined to change Washington and the harsh reality of another stretch of bitterly divided government.

  • Speaker of the House John Boehner

    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner made a U-turn on Wednesday to clear the way for approval of $60 billion in Superstorm Sandy relief by mid-January after drawing withering fire from fellow Republicans, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, for canceling an earlier vote.

  • Chris Christie

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted fellow Republican John Boehner and the GOP-controlled House on Wednesday, saying he was disgusted that Congress failed to approve emergency aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

  • Congress Ends Without Vote on Sandy Aid Bill Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 8:18 AM ET
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    A bipartisan furor erupted after House Republican leadership decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

  • Leaders Agree to a Deal Stop Spike in Milk Prices Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 8:49 AM ET
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    The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month.

  • Possible 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Signaled Ahead of Summit Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    Democratic and Republican sources involved in negotiations reported some progress Friday toward a potential deal averting the "fiscal cliff" ahead of an afternoon summit at the White House between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders.

  • Geithner Warns US to Hit Debt Ceiling Monday Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    Geithner Likely to Stay at Treasury Until ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday notified Congress that the U.S. is going to hit the debt ceiling on New Year's Eve.

  • Cantor: 'Plan B' Will Pass Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 11:19 AM ET
    Cantor: 'Plan B' Will Pass

    We are committed to addressing the spending, said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, (R-VA) explaining the GOP's alternative plan to address the looming "fiscal cliff." CNBC's John Harwood, weighs in.

  • White House Won't Accept New Tax Offer: Source Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    President Barack Obama is not ready to accept a new offer from the Republicans to raise taxes on top earners in exchange for major cuts in entitlement programs, a source said late on Saturday.

  • Cantor Expects Big Day For Romney in Virginia Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 7:14 AM ET
    Cantor Expects Big Day For Romney in Virginia

    Will Governor Romney take the battleground state of Virginia? Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA), weighs in on Romney's economic plan to get Americans back to work.

  • Leaders Remain Far Apart on ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Fix Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 5:28 PM ET
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    Congress got back to work this week, but Democrats and Republicans are still far apart on how to address the country’s fiscal problems.

  • Woodward Book Details Battles Over Deficit Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 1:26 PM ET
    Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio(L), President Barack Obama (R)

    A new book by Bob Woodward mines the details of the largely failed negotiations between House Republicans and the White House to tame the nation’s deficit, The New York Times reports.

  • Cantor Weighs in on a Condi Rice Candidacy Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 9:31 PM ET
    Eric Cantor

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice “brings gravitas” and would be a “qualified” vice presidential candidate, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Wednesday on CNBC.

  • House Votes to Repeal Obamacare Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    House Votes to Repeal Obamacare

    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) provides perspective on the House's decision to repeal Obamacare, and whether it is a "stunt," and shares his opinions on Romney's ability to lead the country.

  • Cantor: 'We Need to Repeal' Obamacare Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 1:59 PM ET
    Eric Cantor

    With the nation awaiting a landmark ruling, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told CNBC that “we need to repeal” President Barack Obama’s health care reform.

  • Cantor on the Health of Job Creation Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 7:12 AM ET
    Cantor on the Health of Job Creation

    There's clearly a consensus in the House that Obamacare was a mistake and we need to repeal the law, says Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA), discussing the pending Supreme Court decision on health care; and addressing the "serious" deficit problem facing the nation and the best way to create jobs.

  • Eric Cantor Pushes Bob McDonnell for VP Spot Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor weighed in on his pick for a Republican vice presidential nominee — a fellow Virginian, Gov. Bob McDonnell.

  • Does Romney Have Right Message? Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    Does Romney Have Right Message?

    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), says Mitt Romney stands for free markets and pro-growth economics. "This is an election which is a referendum on the President's policies," he tells CNBC's Larry Kudlow.

  • 'Taxes Will Be Resolved Through Election': Cantor Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    Eric Cantor

    In anticipation of his proposed tax cut for small businesses being squashed in the Senate, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he expects the debate over taxes to be resolved with the presidential election.