By Sean Lengell and David M. Drucker | 09/26/13 01:09 PM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Thursday that his Republican majority would not support the government funding bill that the Democratic Senate is expected to send back to them this weekend.
By David M. Drucker | 09/26/13 05:05 AM
House Republicans will meet privately Thursday morning to plot paths forward on a looming government shutdown and legislation needed to raise the debt ceiling.
By David M. Drucker | 09/24/13 10:09 PM
Senate Republicans attempted during a special closed-door meeting on Tuesday to engender some sense of unity amid lingering caucus divisions over Obamacare funding. Republican leaders and rank-and-file members delivered their unity plea even as a small band of conservatives continued to...
By David M. Drucker | 09/24/13 12:26 PM
Sen. John Thune declined Tuesday morning to reveal whether he would join the Ted Cruz-led filibuster to block the House-passed budget bill that would defund Obamacare but prevent a government shutdown on Oct. 1. Whether the South Dakota Republican joins his GOP colleague from Texas in...
By David M. Drucker | 09/23/13 04:42 PM
House Republicans drafting legislation to raise the debt ceiling are intent on forcing President Obama to the negotiating table and satisfying conservatives' desire to wage a high-stakes battle over Obamacare. The package that House GOP leaders plan to unveil when their members return to...
By David M. Drucker | 09/20/13 10:09 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz said Friday that he would support without pre-conditions a spending bill to fund the military if a disagreement over Obamacare funding forces a government shutdown. The Texas Republican has led the fight to defund the Affordable Care Act in a must-pass budget bill needed to keep...
By David M. Drucker | 09/20/13 05:39 PM
House Republicans may try to force the Senate to vote on legislation that would strip members of Congress, their staffs and possibly executive-branch political appointees of their federal employer health insurance contributions. That proposal is one of many options House Republicans are...
By David M. Drucker | 09/20/13 05:38 PM
Conservatives leading the fight to defund Obamacare in a must-pass budget bill are urging Senate Republicans to filibuster legislation that would do exactly that. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., hasn't announced how he'll proceed on the House-passed continuing resolution to prevent...
By David M. Drucker | 09/20/13 05:28 AM
An influential band of conservatives is pushing congressional Republicans to risk a government shutdown as leverage to block Obamacare, but most in the GOP worry the strategy could backfire politically. The worriers have a point.
By David M. Drucker | 09/19/13 06:56 PM
House Republicans driving the effort to permanently defund Obamacare on Thursday appeared to signal their willingness to compromise, suggesting they might accept a one-year delay of the health care law. The House could vote as early as Friday on a must-pass budget bill that would keep the...
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