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John Boehner Blasts Obama Over Pace Of Reform At Department Of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday called on the Obama administration to formulate a "long-term plan" that would address the problems plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs, including improper spending of taxpayer funds and secret lists that have kept veterans waiting for care. "Just one person has been fired. Show More Summary

John Boehner Says Obama Will Not Receive Authorization to Continue Fighting ISIS, Argues Obama Has No Strategy

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that President Barack Obama should not expect to receive military authorization to continue the fight against terror group ISIS in Iraq and Syria. While Boehner has argued that Obama has not presented a real strategy on how to effectively fight ISIS, other lawmakers, such as Rep. Show More Summary

John Boehner Wants Obama To 'Start Over' On ISIS War Authorization

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) hasn't taken any action to authorize the ongoing war against Islamic State militants. But on Tuesday, he criticized President Barack Obama's proposal for authorizing the military campaign,...Show More Summary

Schumer Slams Boehner For Saying It's ‘Stupid' To Think Funding Cuts Caused Amtrak Crash

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) took time Thursday to directly attack House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for saying it’s “stupid” to think funding cuts contributed to an Amtrak crash earlier this week that killed eight people...Show More Summary

House votes to strip NSA of bulk phone record-collection powers

Before the vote Wednesday, Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said the bill would “protect our foreign intelligence capabilities.” Boener predicted the bill would pass easily.

Boehner Claims Optimism On Trade Legislation Despite Defeat In Senate

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- One day after Senate Democrats dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s trade agenda in the upper chamber, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he is “still optimistic” Congress has the votes to give the president authority...Show More Summary

Top Boehner spokesman joining Jeb Bush’s team

A top aide to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is moving to Florida to advise presumed GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush as he prepares to launch his campaign. Michael Steel, a longtime spokesman for the speaker, will be moving to Florida to take an advisory position with Bush's team that will focus on policy […]

NEWS IN FEDERAL LAW-ENFORCEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY: Roll Call: GOP Leaders Not Briefed on Bodyguards

NEWS IN FEDERAL LAW-ENFORCEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY: Roll Call: GOP Leaders Not Briefed on Bodyguards’ Lost Guns. House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., might never have known their bodyguards left guns in the bathroom without CQ Roll Call’s report, which has launched a Capitol Police investigation into the source of […]

Clinton Campaign Chairman On Trade Deal: 'Can You Make It Go Away?'

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Sunday called on Hillary Clinton to help him and President Barack Obama push a major free trade deal through Congress. The unlikely Boehner-Obama alliance is battling opposition to...Show More Summary

House Speaker John Boehner Calls Relations Between Police, Black Community ‘National Crisis’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), in an interview with NBC‘s Meet The Press on Sunday, indicated that he sees relations between police and black communities as a “national crisis”. Boehner told NBC that “I think that if you look at...Show More Summary

John Boehner Says Obama Needs Hillary Clinton To Help Pass Trade Deal

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday that 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton needs to step it up and help President Barack Obama pass a trade deal in Congress. "The fact is, the presidentShow More Summary

Talking to the House speaker

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who, next to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), may have the most disagreeable job in Washington, is more worried than frustrated these days. Talking to a small group of reporters in his Capitol Hill office, he described his recent trip with eight colleagues to the Middle East. “We’re not […]

Boehner Warns 'Thousands Of Jobs' On The Line If Ex-Im Bank Expires

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Thursday that “thousands of jobs” are at risk if one of his own party members does nothing on the impending expiration of the Export-Import Bank. Boehner’s comments put him at...Show More Summary

John Boehner: Obama 'Needs To Step Up His Game' On Garnering Support For Trade Bill

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that President Barack Obama “needs to step up his game” to rally more Democrats behind legislation that would give him fast-track authority on trade deals. Boehner told reporters that...Show More Summary

As He Preps for 2016, John Kasich Brings in an Old Newt-Backer

If Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) runs for president, and it looks like he might, he'll be getting the band—the Newt Gingrich band—back together. Last week, Kasich announced that he was bringing on Bob Walker, a congressman-turned-lobbyist,...Show More Summary

House rebels blame GOP leaders for falling contributions

The Kentucky Republican voted against returning John Boehner, R-Ohio, to the speaker's job and opposed an effort by GOP leaders to avoid a standoff with President Barack Obama over immigration that threatened to shut down the Department...Show More Summary

Details of fundraising by rebellious House Republicans

Of the 25 House Republicans who voted in January against keeping Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker, most have seen a drop in contributions from political committees representing business and other interests, compared with two years...Show More Summary

From the “Republicans Little Different From Democrats” Files

This sort of thing is becoming distressingly familiar: Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he would welcome another spending agreement that would lift the sequestration budget ceilings set to return in October. “If there’s a way to reduce mandatory spending in a way that would provide relief to the sequester, like we did with the […]

READ IN: Jumping Hurdles Edition

By Reid Wilson -- When the Senate Finance Committee marks up Trade Promotion Authority legislation today, Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) are expected to offer an amendment on currency provisions, the first of many hurdles fast track will face. But the bill's path through the Senate will look easy compared with the […]

With Medicare, Iran deals, is Congress finally back in business?

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

On a Wednesday afternoon in early March, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) made the short walk from his second-floor office in the Capitol to the one occupied by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) down the hall.

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