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  • 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."

  • Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- Few people in Washington believe Republicans will try to impeach President Barack Obama.

  • Blow to House GOP leaders as border bill falters Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after a press briefing July 31, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Boehner held his weekly news briefing to discuss Republican agenda.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Can Obama-Boehner failed ‘marriage’ be saved? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama.

    The one-time golfing buddies now practically seethe with contempt whenever they talk about one another. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • 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.