John Boehner


  • Senate defeats Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:28 AM ET
    Construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline, part of the Keystone XL Pipeline, in Prague, Oklahoma.

    The Democrat-controlled Senate failed to gather the 60 votes it needed to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • GOP considering this to stop Obama on immigration Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:56 AM ET
    Senator John Thune, R- South Dakota

    One GOP leader opened the possibility of a government shutdown in an attempt to stop President Obama from taking executive action on immigration.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday declined to rule out withholding funds to try to block President Barack Obama from taking unilateral action to ease U.S. immigration policies, a move that could lead to another government shutdown fight. Sixty-two House Republicans have signed a letter circulated by Representative Matt Salmon...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- U.S. Senate Democrats expanded the ranks of their party leadership on Thursday to include Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leader of the party's liberal wing and a possible presidential contender in 2016.. Democrats, who lost control of the Senate in last week's midterm elections, created a new post for Warren as a strategic policy adviser to help...

  • Republicans say no to internet sales tax bill Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks to the media during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, November 6, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    Republicans are not moving forward with a bill imposing sales tax on online shopping, reports the Financial Times.

  • Forget bipartisan kumbaya in next Congress Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    People hoping for an era of good feelings and accomplishment in the next Congress will be very disappointed.

  • Recipe for Washington gridlock  Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 3:11 PM ET

    Can the Washington divide get worse? CNBC's Eamon Javers deciphers recent bipartisan comments made by President Obama and House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio).

  • Has anything changed in Washington?  Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    CNBC's contributor Jimmy Pethokoukis, and Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis, break down John Boehner's economic message and discuss if Republicans and President Obama can get anything done on Capitol Hill.

  • Boehner: Need to maximize energy opportunity  Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks to the media during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, November 6, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), outlines the agenda of Congress to reset America's economic foundation.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- Victorious Republicans appeared at odds on Wednesday over how to capitalize on their new control of the U.S. Congress. The strongly diverging views were an early indicator of the task ahead for House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and likely new Senate leader Mitch McConnell, who will have to find a way of reconciling moderates and...

  • Republicans pick up 5, hold their own  Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:05 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Republicans have gained five Democratic seats so far in the U.S. Senate. The biggest surprise of the night, he says, is how close the Virginia race is between incumbent Democrat Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie.

  • La. heads to runoff, Warner struggles in Va.  Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 10:17 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Republicans have gained a fourth seat in their effort to re-take the Senate. The race in Louisiana is going to a December runoff, and Democratic Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) is locked in a too-close-to-call race with his opponent, former Republican Chairman Ed Gillespie.

  • Republicans gain 3 of 6 seats needed for control  Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 9:10 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports that Republicans are gaining ground in the race for the Senate. They've won three of the six seats they need to take over control.

  • Republicans hold House, wait on Senate  Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:05 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports that Republicans are projected to hold on to the House of Representatives, while a number of Senate races are still too close, or too early, to call. The GOP picked up a Senate seat in West Virginia.

  • Reid out, McConnell in as Senate Majority Leader  Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 12:20 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Republicans have taken over the Senate in a sweep of most major races around the country.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The United States remains opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa, the White House said on Thursday, resisting pressure from some U.S. lawmakers for such a ban to limit the risk of an Ebola outbreak. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said there remains a need to keep transportation lines open to deliver much-needed supplies to West Africa to...

  • Obama spoke after convening a special Cabinet meeting at the White House to discuss the U.S. response to the deadly virus. He acknowledged concerns and fears raised by the handling of the original Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital, Liberian national Thomas Duncan, who died of Ebola and infected at least two healthcare workers while there.


  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 3:19 PM ET
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson prepares to testify to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the White House perimeter breach at the Rayburn House Office Building on September 30, 2014 in Washington.

    High-ranking lawmakers from both parties had urged Pierson to resign.

  • An essential guide to the midterm elections Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:29 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama.

    America's permanent partisan war for now shifts exclusively to the campaign trail. Here's what you need to pay attention to.