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House Approves VA Spending Measure; John Boehner Comments

The House voted 259-157 Thursday to approve a measure that would provide funding for disability claims and GI Bill benefits programs run by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Military Times reported Thursday. Rick Maze writes the passage comes after the VA warned that it might not be able to pay …

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White House-Congress Budget Standoff Continues; John Boehner Comments

President Barack Obama and key lawmakers did not reach a compromise to end the federal government shutdown during a White House summit held Wednesday, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Congressional leaders held to their positions on the budget and healthcare law during the hour-long talks, according to the report by Richard Rubin, …

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Federal Judges: Sequestration Hinders the Litigation Process

A group of federal district court judges have called on lawmakers to increase judiciary funding because of how sequestration cuts impact court operations, Federal Times reported Thursday. Sean Reilly writes the sequestration has reduced federal court spending by $350 million for fiscal 2013, or about 5 percent of the previous …

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Profile: Buck McKeon, House Armed Services Chairman

Rep. Buck McKeon has chaired the House Armed Services Committee since January 2011 after first becoming ranking member in 2009. The California Republican leads a committee responsible for overseeing the Defense Department and the U.S. armed forces, as well as parts of the Energy Department. As chairman, he has led …

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Boehner Wants Senate To Act First On Sequestration

The Senate should act first on replacing the more than $85 billion in automatic cuts set to kick in March 1 with a different legislation package, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday. According to The Hill newspaper, Boehner made the remarks following a closed-door meeting of his conference. He …

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Rep. Capito: Fiscal Cliff Deal Can Still Happen

With the year-end deadline approaching for Republican and White House negotiators to reach a compromise on avoiding the fiscal cliff, a West Virginia lawmaker is still optimistic a deal can happen. National Journal reports Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) told a Politico-hosted event Tuesday she believes President Barack Obama will …

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