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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.

  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    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.

  • Senate tires of patching highway programs Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 4:10 AM ET

    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.

  • House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    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.

  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Highway, bridge money at risk: Senate to vote Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:19 AM ET

    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.

  • House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    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.

  • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    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.

  • Senate, House on collision course on border money Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Boehner pushes to sue the president Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH).

    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.

  • Is it even possible? Congress deadlock worsens Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)

    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.

  • Dems try end run on Boehner on unemployment Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy

    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.

  • Boehner lawsuit threat offers midterm fodder Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

    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.

  • Boehner says Obama abusing executive powers     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Speaker Boehner says he plans to file a lawsuit on behalf of the House of Representatives accusing President Obama of failing to faithfully execute the laws of the U.S. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • 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.