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  • John Boehner Violates The Hastert Rule Again

    05/09/2014 5:34:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 May 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    A bill that reauthorized the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which was criticized on the right as unnecessary interference by the federal government in the free market, passed the House in violation of the so-called “Hastert Rule” Thursday. The bill passed 297-117 overall. 106 Republicans voted “yea” while 116 Republicans voted “nay.” One Democrat, embattled Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), voted no as well, while 191 Democrats voted yes. The Hastert Rule, the operating principle of former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, requires support from a “majority of the majority.” Hastert has criticized Boehner for relying on Democratic votes on...
  • Immigration reform is dead for the year, top GOP reformer says

    11/07/2013 11:42:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/7/13 | GREG SARGENT
    In what will be seen as another blow to immigration reform’s chances, a top pro-reform Republican in the House concedes House Republicans are not going to act on immigration reform this year, and he worries that the window for getting anything done next year is closing fast. “We have very few days available on the floor in the House, so I don’t think we’re going to be able to do it this year,” GOP Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida told me by phone today. Diaz-Balart has been deeply involved in bipartisan negotiations over immigration for years now, and is thought...
  • Poll indicates support for immigration reform

    11/07/2013 11:30:00 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/7/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    A new poll being released later Thursday could send a warning to politicians nationwide: Oppose immigration reform at your peril. The results from the survey, sponsored by a trio of GOP-friendly groups and provided to POLITICO in advance, indicate that voters will be warmer toward politicians who favor immigration reform, an effort that faces an uphill battle in the Republican-led House. -snip- Organizations that put together the poll includes Spies’s group (Republicans for Immigration Reform), as well as the Partnership for a New American Economy, the pro-reform coalition headed up by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Compete America,...
  • House session to fade away

    10/28/2013 1:32:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    power line ^ | 10/28/13 | Paul Mirengoff
    Politico reports that the House Republican leadership is struggling to come up with an agenda to fill the 19 legislative days that are left in 2013. The House will finish its work week on Wednesday. After that, it is out of session until November 12. Moreover, Speaker Boehner reportedly is thinking about canceling some of the remaining session days. I consider this good news. For one thing, it confirms that immigration reform is virtually dead this session. More broadly, there’s nothing of consequence the House can pass that the Senate will embrace. All things considered, then, out-of-sight, out-of-mind seems like...
  • GOP lawmaker to meet with Obama on immigration reform

    10/28/2013 12:29:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) will meet with President Obama at the White House on Tuesday to discuss immigration reform. Diaz-Balart is a key House Republican on the issue, and earlier this year had been working with lawmakers from both parties on a comprehensive House bill. -snip- Other lawmakers are also expected to attend the meeting, though the precise guest list is unclear. -snip- Obama has sought to pump up the pressure on Republicans over immigration, and won a small victory this week with Rep. Jeff Denham's (R-Calif.) decision to cosponsor a House immigration reform bill backed by Democrats.
  • Republican congressman Jeff Denham will join Democrats in immigration overhaul push

    10/26/2013 11:27:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 10/26/13 | Peter Wallsten,
    A Republican congressman from a heavily Hispanic district is breaking ranks from his party to join Democrats in an eleventh-hour push for a broad immigration overhaul before the end of the year. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) plans to sign on as the lone GOP member with 185 Democrats to co-sponsor a plan that would give millions of unauthorized immigrants the chance to attain citizenship. -snip- “I’m the first Republican,” he said in an interview. “I expect more to come on board.”
  • Obama administration urges House to pass immigration reform bill

    10/17/2013 6:17:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 10/17/13 | The Hindu
    The Obama Administration has urged the House of Representatives to pass the immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship to millions of undocumented people and accelerate the immigration of professionals from countries like India and China.
  • GOP Rep: Boehner Promised No Conference on Senate Immigration Bill

    10/16/2013 6:16:27 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2013 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) said on Wednesday at the Heritage Foundation-hosted Conversations with Conservatives press event that House Speaker John Boehner has promised him that the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration bill is dead in the House. “I very recently had a conversation with the Speaker and if immigration reform moves, it’s going to move piecemeal,” Salmon said in response to a question from Breitbart News. “And it will go over one bill at a time and if there is any kind of conference, it will be on specific bills we send over. It will not be on the Gang...
  • House conservatives come to John Boehner’s defense (Okay for Boehner to break Hastert Rule?)

    10/16/2013 10:52:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/16/13 | GINGER GIBSON
    Two leading conservatives are coming to Speaker John Boehner’s defense as he moves to put the Senate deal to open the government and hike the debt ceiling on the floor likely without the support of a majority of Republicans.
  • Carney: Immigration Reform Back on Front Burner"

    10/16/2013 10:09:19 AM PDT · by pabianice · 46 replies
    Fox News Live | 10/16/13
    Carney announces that now the CR and Debt Ceiling have gone Obama's way, the president is putting "immigration reform" back on the front burner. "It's the right thing for America."
  • Will Boehner break the “Hastert Rule” today? The Hastert Rule explained

    10/16/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/16/13 | Lynn Sweet
    In a 2003 speech, then Speaker Denny Hastert (R-Ill.) discussed his House management guidelines that became known as “The Hastert Rule.” The rule calls for a leader not to send legislation to the House floor for a vote unless it has the support of the majority of the majority. On Wednesday, with just hours left to raise the debt ceiling or risk default, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)–who has been holding fast to the Hastert Rule–has to decide whether to break it.
  • Senator: Deal to avoid default and open government

    10/16/2013 9:24:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2013 | Alan Fram,Donna Cassata
    WASHINGTON — Senate leaders reached agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, according to a Republican senator who also said the House might vote first on the plan to speed its approval.
  • Boehner to allow House vote on emerging Senate debt-ceiling deal (Next up: Amnesty...)

    10/16/2013 9:21:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/13 | Erik Wasson
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has agreed to allow a vote in the House on the emerging Senate debt-ceiling deal, according to a Senate source.

 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) were racing Wednesday to put the finishing touches on the deal ahead of Thursday's deadline for raising the $16.7 trillion debt limit.
  • Rep. Dent: House Has Enough Votes for ‘Clean CR’

    10/07/2013 11:50:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 07 Oct 2013 08:32 PM | Greg Richter
    U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent is among 14 House Republicans who have publicly said they would vote for a “clean” continuing resolution—not tied to defunding Obamacare—and he says there are plenty more. Dent, appearing Monday on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” said that members have told him privately they would vote for a “clean CR” if it comes up for a vote. A total of 217 representatives are needed to pass the resolution. Other reports show 20 or more Republicans promising to vote for a clean continuing resolution. …
  • GOP rep expects October immigration reform vote

    09/10/2013 3:33:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/10/13 | Benjy Sarlin
    Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte, chair of the House Judiciary Committee overseeing immigration, said he expected Congress to pursue reform legislation despite a tight schedule featuring debates over Syria, health care, and the debt limit. Those and other issues “should not deter us from getting to [immigration] as soon as possible,” Goodlatte said in an appearance on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show on Tuesday. Goodlatte said he expected votes soon, perhaps in October, on a series of smaller House bills on border security, internal enforcement, guest workers, and high-tech visas. “Those bills are ready to go to the floor of the House...
  • Rush just said the immigration bill may be losing support (Harry Reid's hurry)

    06/18/2013 9:22:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    Reid is talking about calling for cloture this weekend. They want to get it voted on and out...while they can! Keep the pressure up!!
  • Flashback: Who voted against Boehner for speaker and why? (The others voted for Amnesty...)

    06/18/2013 6:12:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/18/13 | Aaron Blake
    Twelve Republicans voted against John Boehner’s second term as speaker Thursday, making for a very tense final few minutes of the vote. At one point, in fact, the number either voting for someone else or not voting reached into the high teens, raising the possibility that Boehner wouldn’t secure a majority on the first ballot. Eventually, a few of those who hadn’t voted — including Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) — cast their ballots for Boehner. Boehner won with 220 votes — six more than the 214 votes he needed. (A speaker needs only a majority of the actual votes cast,...
  • Rohrabacher: Boehner 'should be removed as Speaker' if he moves Senate immigration bill

    06/17/2013 5:51:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/17/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) warned Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would face a conference revolt that could threaten his Speakership if he allows a House vote on the immigration bill presently being debated in the Senate. Conservatives have been pressuring Boehner to adhere to the unwritten “Hastert Rule” — named after former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) — that says no bill should come to the House floor unless it has the backing of a majority of a chamber's majority party. Rohrabacher said if Boehner moves forward with a vote on immigration reform without a Republican majority, it would be a “betrayal”...
  • What the “Hastert rule” fight tells us about House Republicans

    06/17/2013 2:01:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/17/13 | Paul Kane
    A rump caucus of renegade Republicans, backed by well-heeled outside conservative groups, are pushing to change internal House GOP rules to prohibit the party leadership from bringing legislation to the floor that does not have “majority-of-the-majority” support. -snip- “I don’t intend to bring an immigration bill to the floor that violates what I and what my members of my party, what our principles are,” Boehner told reporters late last week. “And so I continue to believe that you’ll see strong bipartisan majorities for bills that we bring to the floor.” To conservatives, that statement leaves Boehner a lot of wiggle...
  • John Boehner won't back immigration bill without majority GOP support

    06/17/2013 6:53:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 6/16/13 | David Drucker
    House Speaker John Boehner is not going to bring a comprehensive immigration-reform plan to the floor if a majority of Republicans don't support it, sources familiar with his plans said. "No way in hell," is how several described the chances of the speaker acting on such a proposal without a majority of his majority behind him. Boehner, R-Ohio, does not view immigration in the same vein as the fiscal cliff last December, when he backed a bill that protected most Americans from a tax increase even though less than half of the GOP lawmakers were with him, said multiple sources,...
  • 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...