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  • Boehner stresses tax reform, school choice in GOP agenda

    In an abbreviated replay of past Republican pre-election agendas, House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday laid out a plan for the GOP to boost economic growth with a combination of old-school conservative policies such as reforming taxes and cutting spending as well as newer priorities.

  • Conservatives won't block Boehner

    A group of the most conservative House lawmakers said Thursday that Speaker John Boehner is no longer in danger of losing his gavel to GOP opposition thanks to a leadership shake-up that now includes more conservative input.

  • John Boehner: ISIS bill first step in defeating the terrorists

    "I just think that if our goal here is to destroy [the Islamic State], we've got to do more than train a few folks in Syria and train a few folks in Iraq and dropping a few bombs," the House speaker told reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday.

  • Dozens in GOP oppose Obama plan to arm Syrian rebels

    Republican critics, despite their reservations about the measure, acknowledge a coalition of Democrats and Republicans will likely pass the legislation this week.

  • Boehner releases 'day in the life' video

    House Speaker John Boehner wants to share with you his daily routine.

  • Boehner promises support to new Iraqi leader

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner on Friday promised Iraq's prime minister that the House will provide the new government in Baghdad the U.S. assistance necessary to defeat Islamic militants. In an unusual move, Haider al-Abadi wrote to Boehner earlier this week, promising to protect...

  • Boehner pledges to help new Iraqi Prime Minister defeat Islamic State

    Boehner's letter was in response to a Sept. 10 letter sent by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in which he outlined his vision for reforming Iraq through a more inclusive government.

  • Obama war request puts congressional Democrats in a tight spot

    Some Capitol Hill lawmakers are baffled. What does President Obama want from Congress as he begins the U.S. military escalation in Iraq and Syria?

  • Capitol Hill Republicans want broader strategy to combat ISIS

    "I want this to be successful. And I want to do everything I can as one senator to ensure that that is the case," said Sen. Bob Corker.

  • House inches toward approving ISIS request

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, voiced support for Obama's request, even as he criticized his Islamic State strategy for being insufficient to ultimately defeat the terrorist organization.

  • John Boehner: Obama's plan not likely enough to defeat Islamic State

    "If our goal is to eliminate [the Islamic State], there's a lot of doubt [among House Republicans] whether the plan that was outlined by the president last night is enough to accomplish that mission," the House speaker said.

  • Republicans skeptical of arming Syrian rebels

    Several House Republicans said they need more details about the plan to give more weapons to Syrian rebels, which they feared could result in U.S. weapons ending up in the hands of terrorists.

  • Obama's speech leaves war powers question unresolved

    In a speech to the American people, Obama said that military action in Libya would last days, not months but it ended up continuing in some form for nearly seven months.

  • Congressional Gold Medals bestowed upon fallen heroes

    Congressional leaders came together on Wednesday, the day before the 13th anniversary of 9/11, to hand out three Congressional Gold Medals to those who died in the terrorist attacks.

  • Ukraine president invited to address Congress next week

    Speaker John Boehner said President Petro Poroshenko's address, scheduled for Sept. 18, would serve as "a signal of our steadfast commitment to the aspirations of his people," adding, "It will be an honor and a privilege to welcome him to the United States Capitol."



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