As the Catholic Church celebrates the one year anniversary of Francis’ papacy, House Speaker John Boehner urges the Pontiff to bring his message of “protection of the most vulnerable among us-the ailing, the disadvantaged, the unemployed, the impoverished, the unborn” to Congress.
“Speaker Boehner, I just want to ask you why you want to break the dream of the DREAMers, of the students.” It’s the second time in several months Boehner has been approached while eating breakfast.
“I hate to say this, because these are my people — but I hate to say it, but it’s racial,” says a Republican congressman.
House Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans are working on a draft set of recommendations for an immigration push this year — and they will include the status of undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.
Speaker John Boehner’s frustrations with outside groups spilled into public last week, but that doesn’t mean anything is going to change.
“Like, whoa, people, stop.”
“So, what does it really mean that he supports openly gay candidates if he doesn’t support their equal treatment under the law?” Rep. Jerry Nadler responds.
Memes have not been kind.
“At least in the House of Representatives, people have not succumbed to the great fear” of LGBT activists, said World Congress of Families president Allan Carlson.
“We’d like to have as broad a coalition as possible in order to create as much momentum as possible for the House to say, ‘Well, this really does merit taking this up,’” Sen. Jeff Merkley says of his efforts to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pushes House to act after expected Senate passage Thursday.
Coming vote will be the first time Senate has voted on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act since 1996. Seven Republicans joined 54 Senate Democrats in the 61-30 vote to prevent any filibuster of the bill.
“I’ve been part of a number of bipartisan groups talking about, ‘OK, well, if we give this plan from the Democrat perspective, what don’t you like about it, what do you like about it’ … So that’s been a real positive out of all of this, all sides working together,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger said of the shutdown.
Strategists of all stripes scratch their heads as fiscal fight lumbers on.
The “only acceptable way out is funding the government without funding Obamacare,” Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham says.
There’s always money in the banana stand.
The Internet: 1, John Boehner: -1000. Although now you have John Boehner’s head on Miley Cyrus’ body haunting you till the end of time.
The government shutdown has been almost three years in the making. “I think this might be what finally brings us back from the brink of insanity,” said one GOP congressman.
On the House floor Monday night, Speaker Boehner reenacted a phone call he got from the president earlier in the evening. He then did a very brief Obama impression.
Republicans had to get the big salad!
“It’s just enough to make you sick. Tell House Republicans to fire Speaker John Boehner.”
The war of words over the debt ceiling heats up. Update: Boehner’s top spokesperson shoots back.
A harsh rebuke of the speaker from the president on Spanish-language TV.
“Clearly Members tend to reflect their constituents. The American people have not been supportive. He has not made the sale to the American people,” Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday.
After a meeting with Obama on Tuesday, the speaker of the House says he will support U.S. military action in Syria. McCain, Pelosi, and Cantor join him.
The amendment lost by only a 12 vote margin. “I like all those no votes,” Speaker John Boehner said as time on the vote ran out.