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  • Immigration issue produces congressional disarray Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink. Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.- Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservative revolt left the speaker with no choice but to pull his border bill from the floor.

  • Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:51 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either. Even some lawmakers say they never heard of the Export-Import Bank before becoming members of Congress.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- A push to save the United States' export credit agency struck a new hurdle on Tuesday when Congress's top Republican refused to throw his support behind the Export-Import Bank after news that bank staff were under investigation for graft.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- A push to save the United States' export credit agency struck a new hurdle on Tuesday when Congress's top Republican refused to throw his support behind the Export-Import Bank after news that bank staff were under investigation for graft.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- U.S. House of Representatives Republicans are working on how to approach reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps finance exports of U.S. goods and services, House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday, saying he would listen to all sides on the "thorny" issue.

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- The newly elected No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives said on Sunday he opposed renewing the charter for the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps finance exports of U.S. goods and services.

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- The newly elected No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives said on Sunday he opposed renewing the charter for the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps finance exports of U.S. goods and services. The Export-Import Bank, which was established 80 years ago, backed $37.4 billion in exports in 2013..

  • Tech may benefit under new GOP leadership     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    Ben White Politico chief economics correspondent, and Brian Gardner, KBW director of Washington research, share their thoughts on the leadership style of newly-named GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

  • GOP leadership shift on the Hill     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood, and Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners, share their thoughts on a McCarthy-Scalise led Republican party after Rep. Eric Cantor's stunning loss in the primary.

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- U.S. House of Representatives Republicans on Thursday chose an ally of Speaker John Boehner for the No. 2 job in the chamber, a setback for some conservative lawmakers hoping to use a leadership election to boost their influence.

  • CNBC's John Harwood reports Kevin McCarthy has been elected the new House Majority Leader to replace Eric Cantor.

  • House GOP to vote new leadership     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    A week after Eric Cantor's shocking primary loss, CNBC'S John Harwood reports House Republicans will meet later today to elect new leaders.

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- Two U.S. senators on Wednesday said they want to raise the federal gasoline and diesel tax by 12 cents a gallon to prevent a fund that pays for about half of the country's transportation projects from running out of money in August.

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- House of Representatives Republican lawmakers pressured candidates for party leadership jobs on Wednesday to put a higher priority on conservative principles in setting the legislative agenda for the chamber.

  • *A Republican-run Senate would be more open to trade deals. A Republican victory in the Senate may prevent the chamber's Democrats, backed by labor unions concerned about the impact of free trade on American jobs, from blocking trade legislation favored by both President Barack Obama and Republican leaders.

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- The defeat of U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor shifted the political ground under U.S. multinational corporations this week, just as they seemed to be gaining traction in their push for a $95 billion tax break on bringing foreign profits home.

  • Boehner's attempt to unify Republicans     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides insight to House Speaker John Boehner's comments on President Obama's foreign policy and the mission in Iraq.

  • Expectations for House Speaker John Boehner     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    House Speaker John Boehner is due to brief the press and discuss Eric Cantor's defeat. CNBC's John Harwood looks into what issues lead to Cantor's loss.

  • Rep. Hensarling not running for Majority Leader     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), says he will not run for House Majority Leader, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Tea party has too much GOP pull: Democrat Hoyer Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    Tea party activist William Temple protests in front of he U.S. Supreme Court in June 2012.

    The primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor shows how divided the Republican Party has become, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer tells CNBC.