09/12/14 07:15 PM
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...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/12/14 04:07 PM
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.
By Byron York | 09/11/14 05:42 PM
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?
By Sean Lengell | 09/11/14 09:12 PM
"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.
By David M. Drucker | 09/11/14 03:56 PM
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.
By Sean Lengell | 09/11/14 01:31 PM
"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.
By David M. Drucker | 09/10/14 10:52 PM
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.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/10/14 10:25 PM
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.
By Lisa Ruhl | 09/10/14 01:44 PM
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.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/10/14 11:27 AM
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."
By Sean Lengell | 09/09/14 06:47 PM
But the House speaker stopped short of saying he would back a plan to bomb the terrorist group.
By Sean Lengell | 09/09/14 04:17 PM
"The view of myself and most of my members is, the president should be seeking congressional approval, period, for whatever he decides to do," the Senate majority leader said.
By Brian Hughes | 09/09/14 02:11 PM
"This is not a controversial position," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest, noting that President Ronald Reagan signed an extension for the Export-Import Bank. "This is a position that is espoused by the Chamber of Commerce."
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/09/14 11:29 AM
House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday he'll wait to hear President Obama's plan for dealing with the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria before weighing in about what Congress will do.
By Ed Sykes | 09/09/14 11:06 AM
Speaker of the House John Boehner says he's awaiting President Obama's plan for combating Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria.
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