House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is assailing the new nuclear deal with Iran, saying he believes it “bodes very, very ominously for the region and U.S. security.”
A video posted on Representative Chris Van Hollen’s (D-Md.) YouTube account Oct. 12 has gone viral as the government shutdown and Congressional impasse continues. Entitled “The GOP’s little rule change they hoped you wouldn’t notice,” the video features Van Hollen, who represents Maryland’s 8th District discussing a House Rules Committee change that was put in place on Sept. 30.
No deal was struck after House Republicans met with President Obama proposing to raise the debt limit for six weeks.
A partial government shutdown enters its fifth day, with Congress convening for a session that promises no progress in breaking the impasse but will at least offer back pay to furloughed federal workers.
House Republicans have scheduled a vote on legislation backed by some of the chamber’s top Democrats to give federal workers furloughed in the ongoing partial shutdown their missed pay when the government reopens.
House Republicans took a tentative step toward offering citizenship to some unauthorized immigrants Tuesday, but hit an immediate wall of resistance from the White House on down as Democrats said it wasn’t enough.
Framing a new argument against President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional GOP leaders called Tuesday for a delay in the law’s requirement that individual Americans carry health insurance.
Top Republican leaders are calling for President Barack Obama to move back the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that individuals carry health insurance a week after the White House declared a one-year delay for businesses to implement the employer mandate.
The No. 2 Republican in the House says Congress is “perplexed” about government eavesdropping and wants more answers from the Obama administration.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defiantly rejected any provision that would raise the eligibility age of Medicare from 65 years old.