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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.
U.S. HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER SAYS OBAMA SHOULD "ABSOLUTELY CONSIDER" TRAVEL BAN FROM COUNTRIES AFFLICTED BY EBOLA.
High-ranking lawmakers from both parties had urged Pierson to resign.
America's permanent partisan war for now shifts exclusively to the campaign trail. Here's what you need to pay attention to.
WASHINGTON, Sept 18- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday expressed his dissatisfaction with a chronically high jobless rate and complained of a "very sick idea" that the unemployed would "rather just sit around."
WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass the full Congress by the end of this week.
WASHINGTON, Sept 10- U.S. businesses that rely on the Export-Import Bank for financing are uneasy about a Republican plan for a nine-month extension of the bank's charter, fearing uncertainty about the lender's future could put them at a disadvantage against overseas competitors.
WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Republican leaders in the House of Representatives on Tuesday proposed extending the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter through June 30 next year, a Republican aide said on Tuesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the export lender.
WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Republican leaders in the House of Representatives will propose extending the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter through June 30 next year, a Republican aide said on Tuesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the export lender.
WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Republican leaders in the House of Representatives edged closer on Tuesday to an agreement for a short-term extension of the U.S.
WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Representative Jeb Hensarling, a Texas Republican who has been a key opponent of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, now supports a short-term extension of the bank's mandate, opening the door the door to a temporary reprieve for the export lender, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 9- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday the financial services committee chairman now supports a short-term extension of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Republican Chairman Jeb Hensarling had been highly critical of the bank, which many conservatives view as an unnecessary federal agency.
President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections.
FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug 20- Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and his fellow House of Representatives newcomers are happy.
WASHINGTON, Aug 19- Top members of the House of Representatives Financial Services panel are threatening to subpoena the U.S. Export-Bank over the bank's refusal to make three employees available for questioning as Congress considers whether to renew the bank's charter.
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.
The one-time golfing buddies now practically seethe with contempt whenever they talk about one another. The Fiscal Times reports.
House Speaker John Boehner said he welcomes a "pension smoothing" idea for raising highway funds and hopes to pass a bill within two weeks.