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  • GOP aides: Boehner tells colleagues he will avoid a default on federal debt

    10/04/2013 4:50:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2013 | By Lori Montgomery and Ed O’Keefe
    With the government shuttered and a deadline for raising the debt limit just two weeks off, anxious Republicans began steering the party away from a dead-end debate about the health-care law and toward discussion of a broader deal to reduce the nation’s debt. Given that a bloc of hard-line conservatives is unlikely to vote to increase the limit under any circumstances, Boehner has told fellow Republicans that they must craft an agreement that can attract significant Democratic support.
  • Boehner: There’s no rule that says I need a Republican majority in order to pass bills in the House

    04/11/2013 5:23:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 11, 2013 | Allahpundit
    This is exactly what you want to hear with bills on gun control and immigration in the pipeline. Dude, I’m nervous. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signaled Thursday that he may continue to bypass a House Republican rule [i.e. the "Hastert Rule"] that has required any legislation being voted upon to have the support of a majority of the GOP conference… He said at a news conference Thursday that he will continue to try and follow it in spirit, but also suggested he might well violate it for upcoming votes on guns, immigration and the budget. “Listen: It was never...
  • Boehner: I won’t make practice of passing bills without GOP support

    03/05/2013 10:16:35 AM PST · by RushingWater · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/5/2013 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Tuesday he doesn’t plan to make a habit of passing bills through the House that lack the support of a Republican majority. “It’s not a practice I would expect to continue long-term,” Boehner told reporters after a closed-door GOP Conference meeting. . His comments come days after Democrats carried legislation through the House for the third time in the last two months. Read more: Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook
  • Negotiations in DC: Obama Arrives, House Leaves

    12/27/2012 1:06:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | December 27, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    President Obama cut his Hawaiian Christmas vacation short in order to come back to Washington, D.C. to, supposedly, hammer out a deal with Congress in order to address the looming fiscal cliff. There's only one problem: much of Congress won't be there. The House of Representatives adjourned Thursday afternoon, only hours after President Obama touched down in Washington, D.C. While it was initially reported that they wouldn't be back until Monday, December 31 - the last day to totally avert the fiscal cliff - Jake Sherman discovered they'd be back in an emergency on Sunday. House Republican leaders are bringing...
  • Boehner offers debt-ceiling increase in cliff compromise

    12/16/2012 9:21:13 PM PST · by GVnana · 21 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/16/2012 | Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane,
    House Speaker John A. Boehner has offered to push any fight over the federal debt limit off for a year, a concession that would deprive Republicans of leverage in the budget battle but is breathing new life into stalled talks over the year-end “fiscal cliff.” The offer came Friday, according to people in both parties familiar with the talks, as part of the latest effort by Boehner (R-Ohio) to strike a deal with President Obama to replace more than $500 billion in painful deficit-reduction measures set to take effect in January. Obama administration wants to limit deductions by high-income earners,...
  • There is NO debt deal yet. The House has not voted yet.

    07/31/2011 6:37:16 PM PDT · by pyx · 75 replies
    Vanity | July 31, 2011 | Pyx
    Its not over. There has NOT been a deal yet. There is only agreement between the "leaders" of the Senate and the "leaders" of the House. The House of Representatives has not voted on it yet. There are military cuts. Your children and grandchildren will be indebted forever. The Balanced Budget Amendment will be destroyed. Boehner will give equal decisions on this Bill to committee democRATs such as Pelosi. There is still time to stop this monstrosity that will destroy America by calling your representative and telling them they will be PRIMARIED out of their job next election if they...
  • Revived effort to reach debt-limit deal

    07/23/2011 3:01:59 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 29 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 23 July 2011 | Kate Gibson, Steve Goldstein and Greg Robb
    House Speaker John Boehner wants to unveil a plan to increase the U.S. debt limit and curb federal spending by Sunday afternoon to avoid any potential havoc in Asian financial markets, media reports said. The Ohio Republican told GOP colleagues in a conference call Saturday afternoon that he still wants to cut as much as $4 trillion from the budget during the next decade, according to participants in the call, the reports said. [snip] Later in the day, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said congressional leaders were dedicated to the task of keeping a default from happening. “The...
  • Lawmakers Renew Push to Reach Deal on Cutting Deficit (Boehner: Deal in Place To Cut $3-4 Trillion)

    07/23/2011 1:56:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    New york Times ^ | July 23, 2011 | CARL HULSE and JACKIE CALMES
    Hoping to reassure markets in the wake of an angry breakdown in the federal budget negotiations, Congressional leaders raced Saturday to reach a new deficit-reduction agreement that Speaker John A. Boehner told colleagues could cut $3 trillion to $4 trillion in spending over 10 years. “We are working, and I’m confident there will be resolution,” Mr. Boehner told fellow House Republicans on an afternoon conference call, according to participants. “There has to be.” Mr. Boehner’s comments came a little more than a week before the federal government risks defaulting on its debts, a fate that could be avoided if Congress...
  • Boehner Tells GOP He Will Unveil New Debt Strategy [Short-Term Debt Extension]

    07/23/2011 2:03:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2011
    Boehner Tells GOP He Will Unveil New Debt Strategy By Lori Montgomery, Paul Kane and Renae Merle July 23 House Speaker John A. Boehner told his troops Saturday that he hopes to roll out a two-step strategy within the next 24 hours for raising the federal debt ceiling to avoid roiling Asian financial markets when they open Sunday, according to several participants in the conference call. In the call with his House GOP colleagues, Boehner (Ohio) said he still hopes to slice as much as $4 trillion out of the federal budget over the next decade, despite the collapse of...
  • Republicans Mulling Short Extension of Debt Cap (They're wimping out alert)

    06/10/2011 4:29:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 10, 2011 | Charlie Gasparino
    As the deadline for raising the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling approaches, House Republicans are discussing a temporary extension of the cap so the country can avoid default and they can continue to negotiate large spending cuts with the White House, the FOX Business Network has learned. The discussions among key Republican staffers are by no means written in stone, according to people with knowledge of the matter. But they do reflect the tightrope Republicans must walk if they don’t reach an agreement with the Obama Administration. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has said that if the ceiling isn’t raised by August...
  • Our Manifestly Unserious Republican House Leader

    03/10/2011 12:54:52 AM PST · by DARCPRYNCE · 34 replies
    Renew America ^ | 03/09/2011 | Edward L. Daley
    House Speaker John Boehner is not a serious adult when it comes to addressing the out-of-control federal spending of the Democrat party. That is evident in his proposal to cut a largely inconsequential $61 Billion from the final seven months of this year’s budget.