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.» Read More
WASHINGTON— What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? Here is what Obama could not do without approval from Congress: He couldn't generally give large groups of immigrants permission to remain permanently in the United States, and he couldn't grant them American citizenship.
WASHINGTON, Aug 1- Few people in Washington believe Republicans will try to impeach President Barack Obama.
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.
WASHINGTON— Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.
WASHINGTON— The Senate delivered an unexpectedly strong vote Tuesday in favor of taking action later this year to resolve the chronic funding problems that have bedeviled highway and transit programs, a sign that Congress may have reached the limit of its patience with short-term fixes.
WASHINGTON— House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.
WASHINGTON— House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.- Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home.
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— Racing to adjourn for the summer, the Senate scheduled major votes Tuesday on proposals to keep federal highway funds flowing across the nation— billions of dollars to avert layoffs for construction workers and shutdowns of road and bridge projects just before the November elections.
Jeff Miller, R- Fla., chairman of the House veterans panel, and his Senate counterpart, Sen. He traveled to Philadelphia for a conference and was also planning to go home to Vermont. The House and Senate are set to adjourn next week until early September, and lawmakers from both parties have said completing a bill on veterans' health care is a top priority.
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.
Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate panel, made the first move, announcing a proposal that would cost about $25 billion over three years to lease new clinics, hire thousands of doctors and nurses, and make it easier for veterans who can't get prompt appointments with VA doctors to get outside care.
WASHINGTON— Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.
House Speaker John Boehner said he welcomes a "pension smoothing" idea for raising highway funds and hopes to pass a bill within two weeks.
Speaker of the House John Boehner wrote in a new commentary that his chamber will vote on legislation later this month to sue the president.
Minimal expectations for achievement in the final months of the 113th Congress are sinking lower, if that is possible, the NYT reports.
WASHINGTON, July 1- President Barack Obama told his Cabinet on Tuesday to look for areas where he might be able to govern by executive action given gridlock in Congress that is hampering his agenda.
Boehner has said repeatedly he won't support a bill that doesn't include tax incentives and other measures to create jobs, so Democrats are trying Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
House Speaker John Boehner looks to push the House to sue President Obama over executive actions, but what does it mean? NBC News reports.
WASHINGTON, June 25- The future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank was thrown further into doubt on Wednesday after an influential conservative lawmaker labeled the bank an example of corporate cronyism that benefits multi-nationals at the expense of taxpayers and many small companies.