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  • Get ready for more brawls in Washington Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    Greco-Roman Wrestling

    There may not be a government shutdown looming but there are some serious fiscal battles coming in the months ahead, says political consultant Stephen Myrow.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Sarah Feinberg, the U.S. secretary of transportation's chief of staff, will lead the nation's railroad regulator as the department works to finalize oil train safety rules, according to an agency email sent on Sunday. Feinberg has also pushed Congress to replenish the Highway Trust Fund, a $302 billion federal kitty meant to finance road...

  • After months of deliberation, the court allowed a route for the pipeline to cross the state, shifting the debate over TransCanada Corp's controversial line fully to Washington, where Republicans now in control of Congress are seeking to force its final approval after more than six years of acrimony with the White House. A White House officials said on Friday...

  • U.S. gasoline tax hike talk increases in Congress Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 4:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 8- The possibility of a gasoline tax increase to help pay for federal highway improvements was attracting increased attention in the U.S. Congress as a prominent conservative Republican on Thursday said he was willing to consider the move. Senator Orrin Hatch, the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee that oversees tax measures, told...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he doubted there were enough votes in the new Republican-majority Congress to raise gasoline taxes. Boehner said that when the Democrats controlled Congress, they could not find the votes to raise the gas tax, adding that "it's doubtful the votes are here to raise the gas tax...

  • House Speaker Boehner extinguishes gas tax hopes Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
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    House Speaker John Boehner said he has never voted for an increase in the gas tax and doubted there were enough votes in Congress to pass a hike.

  • U.S. House Speaker Boehner douses gas tax hopes Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 11:52 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 8- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he has never voted for an increase in the gas tax and doubted there were enough votes in Congress to pass a hike. "I've never voted to raise the gas tax," the Ohio Republican said. Boehner also said lawmakers will have to "work our way through" funding for a federal highway bill.

  • Boehner re-elected as House Speaker   Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Boehner re-elected as House Speaker

    John Boehner has been re-elected as Speaker of the House with 216 votes, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Beyond Keystone, Obamacare: GOP makes big plans Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 8:23 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress on Feb. 12, 2013, in Washington.

    The GOP-led 114th Congress will look to quickly implement its agenda, which includes Keystone XL and Obamacare. The New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON/ HONOLULU, Jan 4- Republicans take full control of the U.S. Congress this week with an agenda of trying to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and push back on President Barack Obama's sweeping policy shifts on Cuba and immigration. Angry over the president's moves last year to bypass Congress on issues such as immigration, Republicans have...

  • Boehner criticizes new Cuba policies   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:50 PM ET
    Boehner criticizes new Cuba policies

    After President Obama announced policy changes regarding Cuban imports, CNBC's John Harwood reports Rep. John Boehner is criticizing the change.

  • Obama: We will end an outdated approach toward Cuba Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

    US President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday about overhauling the US relationship with Cuba, which has been strained for years.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- The Obama administration has not yet made a decision on whether the president will sign a bill authorizing new sanctions against Russia over its activities in Ukraine, a senior administration official said on Monday. The official, who declined to be identified, said the administration "remains deeply concerned about the aggressive actions...

  • Sen. Warren angry over spending bill & Dodd-Frank

    "Meet The Press" moderator Chuck Todd, discusses the hotly debated funding bill to keep the U.S. government open, and its impact to Dodd-Frank.

  • Cruz's dangerous game of ‘shutdown chicken’ Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
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    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is beginning to look like the Eddie Haskell of the conservative movement.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- Moving to allay uncertainty about the 2014 tax year, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to renew a wide-ranging package of temporary tax breaks, known as the "extenders," postponing further debate on them to 2015.. That means U.S. taxpayers would be able to claim the tax breaks for 2014, if the Senate and President...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans on Tuesday to pass a long-term government spending bill next week, avoiding a government shutdown and pushing any budget fight over President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration into 2015.. At a closed meeting of House Republicans to plot strategy on how...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans on Tuesday to pass a spending bill that funds most of the federal government through Sept. 30, 2015, avoiding a shutdown fight over President Barack Obama's immigration action. Congress must pass a federal government spending bill by Dec. 11 to avoid a shutdown.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans on Tuesday to pass a spending bill that funds most of the federal government through Sept. 30, 2015, avoiding a shutdown fight over President Barack Obama's immigration action. Congress must pass a federal government spending bill by Dec. 11 to avoid a shutdown.

  • LAS VEGAS, Nov 21- President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. With many Americans skeptical of his decision to bypass Congress and impose an immigration...