Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy until the new year.
Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday criticized members of his own party for launching political attacks against those trying to overhaul immigration laws.
House Speaker John Boehner is expressing confidence that his fellow Republicans will take control of the U.S. Senate and build on their House majority.
Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent a government shutdown while holding votes aimed at defining the parties for the fall campaign.
President Barack Obama still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but may do so later than expected.
House Democrat: ‘Shameful’ That ‘Most Generous Nation in the World is Trembling’ at Immigration Crisis
House Republicans are preparing to recommend National Guard at the border and speedier returns of Central American youths as their response to the immigration crisis on the border.
President Barack Obama announced that he will bypass Congress and take steps on his own to make the necessary changes to the immigration policy.
The anti-amnesty group, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), is calling on Americans to mail their “gently used underwear” to President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner in response to a government request for new briefs for the recent surge of illegal immigrants being held by border patrol.
Days after House Republicans overhauled much of their leadership team, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he’s “all in” to remain as speaker in the new Congress that will meet next year.
House Republicans gathered Wednesday to hear pitches from candidates vying to be their new leaders as conservatives hoped they wouldn’t be shut out of a top spot.