By Susan Ferrechio | 10/08/13 05:32 PM
House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday rejected a claim by President Obama that House Republicans are unwilling to negotiate over the debt limit and government funding legislation and said the president is demanding "unconditional surrender" from the GOP.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/08/13 12:06 PM
House Republican leaders will take up two bills this week to pressure Democrats to negotiate a new deal that would reopen the government and raise the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/01/13 05:10 PM
On Day One of the government shutdown, some were expecting House Speaker John Boehner to begin reducing Republican demands to defund or delay Obamacare. But he is instead digging in. The House plans a Tuesday evening vote on three smaller spending bills that would re-open some parts of the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/01/13 01:27 PM
House Republicans on Tuesday assembled for talks with the Senate over the stalled federal spending measure, but no Democrats showed up to negotiate.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/01/13 10:57 AM
The Senate on Tuesday rejected a House proposal to convene a special committee of lawmakers to work out a compromise on a spending plan needed to reopen the federal government. A partial government shutdown is underway after Congress failed to pass a funding measure for the 2014 fiscal year...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/01/13 02:02 AM
The federal government partially shut down for the first time in 17 years at the stroke of midnight Tuesday while Congress remained deadlocked over a temporary funding bill. "It is past midnight, the government is officially shut down. That is not a good thing if you are a Republican or a...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/30/13 11:57 PM
House Republicans have agreed to set up a special conference committee in which the House and Senate can try to resolve differences over the government spending bill, but they won't be able to pass it before the government runs out of money and shuts down at midnight. Barely an hour before the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/30/13 09:28 PM
For the third time in two days, the House on Monday passed a stop-gap budget bill to keep the government open, this time attaching a year-long delay in the new health care law requirement that nearly every American purchase health insurance. With just a few hours left before the fiscal year...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/30/13 04:38 PM
In a rare moment of bipartisan agreement in the weeks-long government funding battle, the Democratically run Senate on Monday approved a House Republican measure that would ensure the nation's military personnel continue to receive paychecks if the government shutters at midnight because of...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/30/13 03:13 PM
The Senate on Monday rejected a House resolution that would have funded the federal government until Dec. 15 but delayed implementation of Obamacare for one year. The measure now returns to the House, where Republicans are meeting privately to determine what to do next. Senate leaders also...
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