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  • Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass the full Congress by the end of this week.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 10- U.S. businesses that rely on the Export-Import Bank for financing are uneasy about a Republican plan for a nine-month extension of the bank's charter, fearing uncertainty about the lender's future could put them at a disadvantage against overseas competitors.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Republican leaders in the House of Representatives on Tuesday proposed extending the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter through June 30 next year, a Republican aide said on Tuesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the export lender.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Republican leaders in the House of Representatives will propose extending the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter through June 30 next year, a Republican aide said on Tuesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the export lender.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Republican leaders in the House of Representatives edged closer on Tuesday to an agreement for a short-term extension of the U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Representative Jeb Hensarling, a Texas Republican who has been a key opponent of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, now supports a short-term extension of the bank's mandate, opening the door the door to a temporary reprieve for the export lender, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday.

  • House GOP to extend Export-Import Bank authority Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Republicans moved Tuesday to extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank this month as part of a government-wide funding bill needed to prevent a shutdown at month's end.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday the financial services committee chairman now supports a short-term extension of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Republican Chairman Jeb Hensarling had been highly critical of the bank, which many conservatives view as an unnecessary federal agency.

  • Congress coming back, must act to avoid shutdown Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent a government shutdown while holding votes aimed at defining the parties for the fall campaign.

  • Obama defends decision to delay immigration action Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    Two White House officials said Obama concluded that circumventing Congress through executive actions on immigration during the campaign would politicize the issue and hurt future efforts to pass a broad overhaul.

  • Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task— act fast to keep the U.S. government open and then race home to campaign. Jeff Sessions, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Obama can use force against the militants in Iraq or Syria based on the military doctrine that if someone "is attacking you or your ally you can respond."

  • Obama lays out immigration goals, not timing Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Leaving his timing uncertain, President Barack Obama laid out ambitious objectives Friday for immigration steps he intends to take on his own and said he had already received some recommendations from the Homeland Security and Justice departments for executive action he could implement without Congress.

  • FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug 20- Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and his fellow House of Representatives newcomers are happy.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 19- Top members of the House of Representatives Financial Services panel are threatening to subpoena the U.S. Export-Bank over the bank's refusal to make three employees available for questioning as Congress considers whether to renew the bank's charter.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- Few people in Washington believe Republicans will try to impeach President Barack Obama.

  • Blow to House GOP leaders as border bill falters Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after a press briefing July 31, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Boehner held his weekly news briefing to discuss Republican agenda.

    The blow to Boehner and his new team ensures that no bill to address the crisis will reach Obama before the August break, the NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Republicans in the U.S. Congress, mindful of voter anger over past budget showdowns, are preparing legislation to keep the government open beyond Sept. 30 when existing funding expires.

  • Can Obama-Boehner failed ‘marriage’ be saved? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama.

    The one-time golfing buddies now practically seethe with contempt whenever they talk about one another. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Boehner: Use pension trick to save highway fund Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio

    House Speaker John Boehner said he welcomes a "pension smoothing" idea for raising highway funds and hopes to pass a bill within two weeks.