House GOP Tries To Regroup After Divisive Speaker VoteHouse Republicans began the new Congress with old divisions on display Wednesday, bitter fallout from a failed rebellion against Speaker John Boehner.
Report: Obama Doesn't Invite Top Republican Leaders To Attend Immigration Dinner With Dems At White HouseAs many as 5 million people in the country illegally would be spared from deportation and made eligible for work permits but not entitled to federal benefits — including health care tax credits — under President Barack Obama's immigration plan, officials said Wednesday.
AP: Louisiana GOP Chair Pushing McAllister To ResignSource tells AP the Republican Party of Louisiana head trying to persuade McAllister to step aside after being caught on tape kissing another man's wife.
Boehner: House Won't Repeal Flood Insurance HikesSpeaker John Boehner says the GOP-controlled House won't take up legislation aimed at neutering a 2012 overhaul of the federal flood insurance program that is hitting homeowners who have long paid below-market rates with big premium hikes.
Boehner: Obama Administration Must Enforce Safety Rules To Prevent Disasters Like Chemical SpillHouse Speaker John Boehner is suggesting that the Obama administration needs to do a better job of enforcing safety regulations designed to protect the public against disasters like the chemical spill into West Virginia's drinking water supply.
Boehner: Obama Risking Default By Rejecting Talks With RepublicansThe United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government's debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.
GOP Rep: We Don't Care What Former President Bush Says About ImmigrationDivided on immigration, House Republicans bluntly challenged President Barack Obama's willingness to secure the nation's borders on Wednesday, and appeared unimpressed by George W. Bush's advice to carry a "benevolent spirit" into a debate that includes a possible path to citizenship for millions.
Former President Bush: Immigration Legislation Has 'Chance To Pass'Former President George W. Bush believes the latest immigration reform legislation has a chance to get through Congress.
Boehner: GOP-Controlled House Will 'Do Its Job'Speaker John Boehner says the GOP-controlled House will "do its job" and pass legislation to lift the nation's borrowing cap and keep the government running, but will insist that Democrats accept new spending controls.
GOP Looks To Eliminate Excess Spending In Sandy Aid PackageConservatives and watchdog groups are mounting a "not-so-fast" campaign against a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeastern governors and lawmakers hope to push through the House this coming week.