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With US government reopened, conservative groups dig in

October 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON The conservative wing of the Republican Party spent no time licking its wounds after failing to roll back Obamacare as part of the last-minute fiscal deal, and pledged on Thursday to redouble its fight. Continue Reading

Boehner: House will go ahead with contempt vote

June 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Speaker John Boehner says the House will move forward with a contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder over the botched gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious.
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Boehner says Congress will overturn birth control policy if Obama doesn’t

February 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

House Speaker John Boehner says if President Barack Obama doesn’t reverse a new policy requiring religious schools and hospitals to provide employees with access to free birth control, the Congress will.
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Boehner says Congress will overturn birth control policy if Obama doesn’t

February 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

House Speaker John Boehner says if President Barack Obama doesn’t reverse a new policy requiring religious schools and hospitals to provide employees with access to free birth control, the Congress will.
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GOP says payroll tax relief must be covered by savings from elsewhere in budget

November 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

y extension of this year’s payroll tax cut must be paid for with savings from elsewhere in the budget, House Speaker John Boehner said today. Boehner’s comment meant that House and Senate Republicans are united in demanding that any eventual measure, which could cost over $100 billion, not add to the federal deficit. It also suggested that President Barack Obama and Congress would have to find mutually acceptable savings before any extension could become law. Continue Reading

House Speaker Boehner gets Ohio primary challenger

September 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A tea party activist is challenging U.S. House Speaker John Boehner in the 2012 Republican primary. Continue Reading

Boehner: Debt panel can start on major tax changes

September 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

House Speaker John Boehner urged Congress’ deficit “supercommittee” to lay the groundwork for a broad overhaul of the U.S. tax code, rejecting Democrats’ talk of tax increases but leaving open the possibility the government’s take could rise as a result. Continue Reading

Obama to promote jobs plan in Ohio, Boehner’s home state

September 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama is visiting a school undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation to sell his proposal for creating more jobs. And it’s no coincidence that the school is in Ohio, the home state of House Speaker John Boehner, a critic of the president’s proposal to tax the rich to pay for his plan. Continue Reading

S&P downgrades US credit rating

August 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Republicans and Democrats quickly doled out blame to each other for the first-ever downgrade in the nation’s sterling credit rating, an expected but unsettling move that further clouds prospects for the recovery of the fragile U.S. economy. Continue Reading

Fight over debt tests leadership of Obama, Boehner

July 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The fight over the debt ceiling has turned into a dramatic leadership test for President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, opponents in a divided government who’ve gone from negotiating in secret to facing off in public at a watershed moment for the country and their own political careers. Continue Reading