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White House: Shutdown hampers U.S. ability to enforce Iran sanctions

White House: Shutdown hampers U.S. ability to enforce Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The White House said Friday the government shutdown is harming the Treasury Department's ability to administrate sanctions against Iran.
Boehner: Obama said 'he will not negotiate'

Boehner: Obama said 'he will not negotiate'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said President Barack Obama told congressional leaders at a White House meeting Wednesday "he will not negotiate."
House OKs bill cutting food stamps by $39 billion over 10 years

House OKs bill cutting food stamps by $39 billion over 10 years

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. House approved a bill Thursday that would cut $39 billion in food stamp spending over 10 years, and which the White House has said would be vetoed.

U.S. House GOP leaders cancel recess, set healthcare vote

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republican leaders said Wednesday they canceled next week's recess to deal with budget issues and the looming potential government shutdown.
Leave La. school voucher program alone, GOP leaders urge U.S.

Leave La. school voucher program alone, GOP leaders urge U.S.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Congressional Republicans said a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit against Louisiana's school voucher program could deny "countless children" a better education.
House passes bill to restrict Obamacare subsidies

House passes bill to restrict Obamacare subsidies

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. House passed a bill to prevent health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act until a system is devised to verify eligibility for subsidies.
Reid says Senate will delay vote on Syrian strike

Reid says Senate will delay vote on Syrian strike

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate will delay a key vote on staging a military strike against Syria for allegedly gassing its citizens, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday.
Senate panel OKs authorization request for military strike on Syria

Senate panel OKs authorization request for military strike on Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a limited military response to the Syrian regime's reported use of chemical weapons against civilians.

Boehner: Congress will debate Syria response in September

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Speaker John Boehner said Saturday the U.S. House will consider President Barack Obama's request for authorization to carry out military action against Syria.
Cantor working with Democrats on Voting Rights Act

Cantor working with Democrats on Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Republican lawmaker Eric Cantor is talking with Democrats about restoring parts of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down in June.
GOP bills would protect paychecks, 'sacred liberties'

GOP bills would protect paychecks, 'sacred liberties'

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- The House of Representatives will act on plans next week to protect American paychecks and "sacred liberties," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Saturday.
Boehner, Cantor chastise Rep. King drug-runner comment

Boehner, Cantor chastise Rep. King drug-runner comment

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Top House Republicans chastised Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, for saying some children brought to the country illegally by their parents become drug-runners.
Boehner rebuffs questions about key immigration issue

Boehner rebuffs questions about key immigration issue

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner refused to say if U.S. immigration reform should include a citizenship path, as a House panel was to consider a DREAM Act substitute.
House votes to delay Affordable Care Act mandates

House votes to delay Affordable Care Act mandates

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted 251-174 Wednesday to delay for one year the individual mandate to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Boehner, unprompted, endorses citizenship for child illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Wednesday gave an unsolicited endorsement for granting citizenship to children brought into the United States illegally.

Rep. Lucas: Farm bill conference with Senate needs food stamp bill

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- A farm bill conference with the U.S. Senate will have to wait until the House decides how to proceed on a food stamp bill, a key House negotiator said.
House GOP putting together its version of DREAM Act

House GOP putting together its version of DREAM Act

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- House Republicans are crafting a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for children brought to the United States illegally by their parents, aides said.

GOP wants to punish IRS

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans say they want to cut the Internal Revenue Service's budget by $3 billion because it targeted political groups.
Huelskamp vows constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage

Huelskamp vows constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Constitution must be changed to void the Supreme Court ruling that said the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional, a Republican lawmaker said.

Nancy Pelosi is wealthiest among U.S. House leadership

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Financial disclosure reports reveal former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are the two wealthiest U.S. House leaders.

Aide: House to vote on bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives will consider a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy next week, an aide confirmed.
Feinstein calls Snowden a traitor

Feinstein calls Snowden a traitor

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Monday called self-professed National Security Agency surveillance plans leaker Edward Snowden a traitor.
The Issue: How far is the reach of the scandal monster dogging Obama?

The Issue: How far is the reach of the scandal monster dogging Obama?

Talk about a whiff. The Obama administration, in one extraordinarily difficult stretch, was belted with the specters of the U.S. Consulate bombing, word of the IRS targeting conservative groups and the revelation that the FBI was rifling through The Associated Press' phone records.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

U.S. House passes partisan SEC Act

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. House approved a bill Friday that would force the Securities and Exchange Commission to review rules considered to be stalling job creation.

Cantor says vote to repeal Affordable Care Act will be soon

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- A vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act will be scheduled for the House of Representatives soon, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said Friday.
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