Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA), shares his thoughts on ways to reform entitlement programs, health care, and create jobs.» Read More
*No deal yet, White House wary of six-week debt extension. Obama met Senate Republicans at the White House and spoke by phone to House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner as negotiations intensified to find a way to get federal workers back on the job and extend the government's borrowing authority past the Oct. 17 limit.
Obama will press his case in a morning meeting at the White House with Senate Republicans. "We've been very good about this, the White House has been great about it overnight to say let's stay out of all the details as we talk through all the different options," Oklahoma Republican Representative James Lankford said on CNN.
WASHINGTON, Oct 10- U.S. House of Representatives Republican leader Eric Cantor called the budget meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday "very useful," and said "talks will continue tonight."
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- U.S. House of Representatives Republicans are considering signing on to a short-term increase in the government's borrowing authority to buy time for negotiations on broader policy measures, according to a Republican leadership aide.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- In a shift some Republicans hope will strengthen their hand in the fight over the U.S. debt limit, some of the party's leaders in the House of Representatives are playing down demands to weaken "Obamacare" and focusing instead on calls to rein in deficits.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- President Barack Obama will sit down on Thursday with some of his main adversaries in the fight over raising the U.S. debt ceiling and ending a government shutdown, meeting with Republicans who control the House of Representatives.
Facing a looming federal default, the House GOP leadership will meet with President Obama at the White House on Thursday in a bid to resolve the budget deadlock.
NEW YORK, Oct 4- U.S. stocks rebounded on Friday, but major stock indexes ended the week lower as a federal government shutdown continued for a fourth day, with no sign of an end to a budget stalemate in Washington.
*Major indexes rebound after week of losses. NEW YORK, Oct 4- U.S. stocks rose on Friday after losses driven by a federal budget stalemate, four days of a partial government shutdown and worries about a possible U.S. debt default if Congress fails to raise the U.S. borrowing limit.
NEW YORK, Oct 4- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Friday, recovering from recent losses driven by the ongoing budget stalemate in Washington. Dow Chemical rose 2 percent. Investors may start to react poorly if the weekend passes without an agreement, said Joseph Quinlan, chief market strategist at U.S.
WASHINGTON, Oct 4- House Republicans held their ground on Friday in a standoff with President Barack Obama over the U.S. government shutdown, accusing him of intransigence and not caring about the impact of the shutdown, now in its fourth day.
NEW YORK, Oct 4- U.S. stocks rose on Friday after a week of losses driven by uncertainty surrounding the partial shutdown of the U.S. government. Many investors fear the budget impasse will drag on until bickering Washington lawmakers are faced with reaching agreement to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a default in less than two weeks.
While lawmakers continue to spar over a possible shutdown resolution, the Washington Post compiled a list of officials ranging from Senate leaders to little-known members of the House of Representatives who have signed onto the movement.
*Senate expected to reject loaded-up funding bill. WASHINGTON, Sept 29- The U.S. House of Representatives early on Sunday brought the federal government closer to a shutdown as it voted to delay President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law for a year as part of an emergency spending bill.
WASHINGTON, Sept 20- A familiar Washington melodrama- will they or won't they shut down the government- took center stage on Friday when the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the government but only if President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law is ransacked.
WASHINGTON, Sept 19- The Republican-run U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut spending on food stamps for the poor by $40 billion over 10 years on Thursday, defying a veto threat from the White House in the name of fiscal reform.
WASHINGTON, Sept 18- President Barack Obama appealed to business leaders on Wednesday to urge Congress to approve an increase in the U.S. debt limit without any conditions attached and avoid a default that is possible as early as mid-October.
WASHINGTON, Sept 17- Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives faced increasing pressure on Tuesday from their restive caucus for a stop-gap government funding plan that defunds or delays "Obamacare" health reforms.
*White House opposed June proposal for cuts. WASHINGTON, Sept 17- Food-stamp defenders appealed for two dozen Republican defectors to help kill their party's proposed $40 billion cut in the main U.S. antihunger program as a close vote nears later this week in the House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday bought themselves more time to try to avert a government shutdown at the end of September, canceling a week-long recess that was due to begin on Sept. 23.