By Lisa Ruhl | 02/06/14 03:18 PM
Speaker of the House John Boehner isn't confident that an immigration reform measure will pass this year. But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says there's no more time for excuses.
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/06/14 03:14 PM
A week after outlining immigration reform standards and principles to GOP lawmakers, Boehner, R-Ohio, suggested it may be too difficult for the House to pass legislation in part because Obama has stepped up his use of executive action as a way to skirt the gridlock in Congress.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/06/14 01:17 PM
Distrust of President Obama's willingness to enforce border security provisions is no reason not to pass an immigration bill with a path to citizenship for the estimated 11.5 million illegal immigrants in the United States, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/06/14 01:00 PM
The White House on Thursday said it remained “optimistic” about the prospects for immigration reform after Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he was skeptical legislation could pass the House this year because Republicans did not trust President Obama. “We remain optimistic about the...
By Susan Crabtree | 02/05/14 05:40 PM
House Republicans have set up a new website focused on the Benghazi attack and the circumstances surrounding it that promises to bring the facts about the deadly assault “straight to the American people.”
By Paul Bedard | 02/05/14 01:17 PM
Several influential conservative Republicans on Wednesday put House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders on notice that immigration reform legislation is dead because they don't trust President Obama to honestly implement any new legislation they might pass. “Until we have that trust,...
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/04/14 01:07 PM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Tuesday that the Congressional Budget Office report on Obamacare confirms GOP predictions that the new law will worsen the economy. The CBO reported today that the new health care law will cause a drop in full-time equivalent workers by about 2 million...
By David M. Drucker | 02/04/14 11:49 AM
House Republicans are moving to pressure President Obama to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in the wake of a State Department report that found it would have a negligible impact on the environment. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, declined to say how House Republicans might...
By Paul Bedard | 02/03/14 10:47 AM
A majority of Republicans oppose the party leadership's efforts to reform immigration, with 62 percent dead set against giving illegal immigrants U.S. citizenship, according to a new poll. Although the nation overall leans in favor of immigration reform, the Republicans polled by YouGov.com...
By Paul Bedard | 02/02/14 12:13 PM
House Speaker John Boehner KO’d Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in 2013 fundraising by over 50 percent, according to just released figures. Boehner outraised the former Democratic speaker by a whopping $19 million, $54 million to Pelosi’s $35 million. When Pelosi’s team last month...
By Byron York | 02/01/14 10:13 AM
Supporters of immigration reform have carefully poll-tested the words they use to advocate an overhaul of the nation's immigration system. "The language on this stuff is really important," says one expert who's been intimately involved in the work. In general, advocates of far-reaching reform...
By Paul Bedard | 01/31/14 03:33 PM
Rep. John Boehner, the subject of a story this week on how at ease he feels as House speaker, is facing a growing Tea Party campaign to get him dumped in the upcoming Ohio GOP primaries. The Tea Party Leadership Fund told Secrets that it is readying to spend millions of dollars in the coming...
By Philip Klein | 01/31/14 03:09 PM
Whatever one thinks about the substance of the House Republican immigration reform outline, in terms of the raw politics of 2014, introducing it now is bananas. Immigration is a lose-lose issue for Republicans. If immigration reform passes, it will boost Democrats' prospects in 2014 by...
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/31/14 11:46 AM
When Speaker John Boehner hired Rebecca Tallent as his immigration adviser, he delivered a clear message that House Republicans are serious about addressing the contentious issue. Tallent, 34, former chief of staff to Republican John McCain of Arizona, returned to Capitol Hill in December...
By Tim Mak | 01/31/14 11:34 AM
Some of Congress' most conservative Republicans, who just months ago willingly shut down the government to try to get their way on Obamacare, had threatened to be just as disruptive in February when it came time to raise the nation's debt ceiling.
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