House Speaker John Boeher
Five-term Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers delivered the Republican party’s official response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address stating that “the President is making people’s lives harder.”
A $1.1 trillion budget bill that eases the harshest effects of last year’s automatic budget cuts is on its way to the White House after clearing Congress Thursday night.
No deal was struck after House Republicans met with President Obama proposing to raise the debt limit for six weeks.
A rare flash of bipartisanship Saturday served as a cruel tease to those hoping Congress is moving toward reopening the government and averting an unprecedented default on the federal debt in less than two weeks.