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  • Between the 2009 and 2013 fiscal years, funding for a wide swath of discretionary grant programs, from Head Start preschool education to anti drug initiatives, fell by an average of 40 percent in Republican-leaning states like Texas and Mississippi. By contrast, funding to Democratic-leaning states such as California and politically competitive swing...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- U.S. states for years have asked Congress for federal legislation easing the way for them to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases, but now that a bill has been drafted, state lawmakers are resisting. The National Conference of State Legislatures on Tuesday released a letter it sent to House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- U.S. states for years have asked Congress for federal legislation easing the way for them to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases, but now that a bill has been drafted, state lawmakers are putting up resistance. The National Conference of State Legislatures on Tuesday released a letter it sent to House of Representatives Speaker John...

  • U.S. House Speaker Boehner acknowledges 'stumbles' Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, whose ranks swelled as a result of last November's elections, have gotten off to a clumsy start this year, House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday, as legislative initiatives have been derailed by attacks from inside the party. "A growing body of people are sick and tired of the' trust me we'll do...

  • Obama's goals wrong: Boehner Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) listens to President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama's tax plans and veto threats "just aren't the wrong policies, they're the wrong priorities."

  • Boehner: White House 'fantasyland proposals' will not distract

    House Speaker John Boehner responds to President Obama's State of the Union policy agenda, and discusses the potential for tax reform.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- President Barack Obama will challenge the Republican-led Congress to back his tax-raising ideas for helping middle-class Americans in a State of the Union speech on Tuesday that will set up a tough debate and may impact the 2016 campaign to replace him. Looking to burnish his legacy with two years left in office, Obama will appear before a...

  • 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
    Speaker of the House John Boehner

    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.

  • 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.