Tag Archives: John Boehner

House Budget Committee OKs $36B Addition to Overseas War Funds

The House Budget Committee has approved a $3.8 trillion budget plan on a 22-13 vote the morning after the GOP-led committee faced disagreements on defense budget levels, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Andrew Taylor writes the budget could still be amended on the House floor next week as fiscal conservatives called for $20 …

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Lawmakers OK 7-Day Homeland Security Funding Extension

Congress approved a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security to head off a partial agency shutdown at Friday midnight, USA Today reported Saturday. Susan Davis and Erin Kelly write the Senate passed the DHS stopgap spending bill on a voice vote Friday evening and the House voted …

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House GOP Plans Stopgap to Extend DHS Funding Bill Talks

House Republicans are considering a three-week stopgap bill to temporarily fund the Department of Homeland Security beyond a Friday midnight deadline and prevent the agency’s shutdown, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Sean Sullivan writes that the lawmakers intend to use the measure to give more time for a possible conference to reconcile the House and Senate versions …

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Report: White House Eyes Constructive Talks with GOP-led Congress

Defense analysts believe the recent elections could open a window of opportunity for President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers to cooperate on fiscal initiatives, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Colin Clark writes Josh Holly, a Podesta Group principal, and American Enterprise Institute analyst Mackenzie Eaglen see an improved chance of a budget …

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House Seeks to Extend Export-Import Bank Authorization

A group of House lawmakers are pushing to re-authorize the Export-Import Bank‘s operations until early 2015, Politico reported Wednesday. John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman write that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) have agreed to work to renew the authorization of the international finance bank for a short …

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House Passes ‘Clean’ Debt Ceiling Extension Bill

The House voted 221-201 Tuesday to approve a bill that would raise the government’s borrowing authority through March 2015 with no additional conditions, the New York Times reported Tuesday. It marks the first debt-limit extension proposal since 2009 that has not been attached to any other bills, according to the …

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Mackenzie Eaglen: Debt Limit Deal Could Lead to More Defense Cuts

A former congressional staffer predicts that any agreement to raise the debt ceiling could include additional cuts to the Pentagon’s budget, Defense News reported Monday. John Bennett writes Mackenzie Eaglen, now an analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, told Defense News the White House and Congress could agree to restructure …

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