Boehner

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U.S. House Speaker Boehner says can work with new majority leader

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he could work with any Republican who gets elected as House majority leader next week. "I can work with whoever gets elected," Boehner told reporters. Asked if he backed Representative Kevin McCarthy of California for majority leader, Boehner said it was up […]

Boehner ‘closer’ to calling for ouster of U.S. Veterans Affairs chief

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he is "getting closer" to asking Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign, saying he is still unconvinced that this would solve the agency's problems. But another member of the House Republican leadership, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, broke ranks to […]

Boehner ‘Closer’ to Calling for Shinseki’s Resignation

House Speaker John Boehner said today that he is getting “closer” to calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign, but said his greater concern is that he believes the VA’s inspector general lacks the capacity to investigate the agency’s growing  scandal. Boehner spoke… View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Boehner defends rejecting immigration measure

House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday defended a decision by Republican leaders to reject a GOP congressman’s effort to bring his immigration bill to a vote. Boehner told reporters that the national defense … View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

John Boehner Thinks He’s Literally ‘Living on Borrowed Time’

Speaker of the House John Boehner had a rough 2013 — his party turned against him and shut down the government. At a San Antonio, Texas luncheon on Monday organized by local chambers of commerce, Boehner sat down for a live interview with the Texas Tribune. When asked whether he'd remain speaker after the midterm […]

Indiana man threatened Boehner over jobless benefits: prosecutors

An unemployed Indiana man was charged on Friday with making death threats against House Speaker John Boehner because the House did not vote to extend unemployment insurance, federal prosecutors said. Brandon Thompson, 32, of New Castle could face five years in prison if convicted of making e-mail and telephone threats against an elected official, according […]

Boehner to face college professor in US House bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner defeated two tea party challengers Tuesday in his bid for a 13th term in Congress, brushing aside some GOP discontent over his leadership in Washington. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Boehner Backs Vote for Select Committee to Probe Benghazi Attack

House Speaker John Boehner today called on the House to vote to form a select committee to investigate the Benghazi terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2012. “Americans learned this week that the Obama administration is so intent on obstructing the truth about Benghazi that it is… View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Boehner to appoint select Benghazi committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday he would create a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attack, providing Republicans with a high-profile forum to target the Obama administration's credibility ahead of crucial midterm elections. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Boehner tries to quell Republican anger over immigration remarks

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker John Boehner tried to ease tensions with fellow Republican lawmakers on Tuesday after chiding them last week for their reluctance to pass an immigration reform bill. "You tease the ones you love, but some people misunderstood what I had to say and some members misunderstood," Boehner […]