United States House of Representatives http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25236/all en Some conservatives warn US Republicans against debt limit fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/some-conservatives-warn-us-republicans-against-debt-limit-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Richard Cowan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - As Republicans in the U.S. Congress struggle to find a strategy for forcing big spending cuts on President Barack Obama, some conservative voices are warning against taking the country to the brink of a debt default as the strategy for winning the budget wars.</p> <p>"We would encourage the administration and the Congress of the United States, first and foremost, don't default. That's a bad idea," said U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Bruce Josten on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/some-conservatives-warn-us-republicans-against-debt-limit-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United States Health Labor Politics Social Issues United States United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:45:17 +0000 5732917 at http://www.globalpost.com Boehner sets Feb 12 for Obama's state of the union speech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/boehner-sets-feb-12-obamas-state-the-union-speech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Friday formally invited President Barack Obama to deliver the annual state of the union address to Congress on Feb. 12.</p> <p>In a letter inviting Obama to address a joint session of Congress, Boehner, a Republican, said Americans expected Congress and the White House to work together to find solutions.</p> <p>The speech from the Democratic president will come days before the U.S. Treasury is expected to run out of funds to pay government bills.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/boehner-sets-feb-12-obamas-state-the-union-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics Presidency of Barack Obama United States United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:30:25 +0000 5733229 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Obama to deliver state of the union speech Feb. 12 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-obama-deliver-state-the-union-speech-feb-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will deliver his annual state of the union speech to Congress on Feb. 12, just days before the Treasury could run out of funds to pay government bills.</p> <p>Obama on Friday accepted the invitation from the top Republican lawmaker John Boehner to address a joint session of Congress, the White House said.</p> <p>In his letter to Obama, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Boehner said Americans expected lawmakers and the White House to work together to find solutions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-obama-deliver-state-the-union-speech-feb-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health John Boehner Politics United States United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:15:30 +0000 5733254 at http://www.globalpost.com US Congress Republicans insist on linking debt limit, spending http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/us-congress-republicans-insist-linking-debt-limit-spending <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Republican congressional leaders on Monday repeated their demand that increases in U.S. borrowing authority must be accompanied by spending cuts, despite President Barack Obama's insistence that the two issues be dealt with separately.</p> <p>Obama must get "serious about spending and the debt limit is the perfect time for it," said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in a statement just moments after Obama concluded a news conference in which he said he would not negotiate on the debt limit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/us-congress-republicans-insist-linking-debt-limit-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Politics United States United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:15:19 +0000 5734295 at http://www.globalpost.com "Lonely" Obama eyes 2nd term strategy with Congress: the schmooze http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/lonely-obama-eyes-2nd-term-strategy-congress-the-schmooze <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Obama unsure it will help bridge partisan divide</p> <p>* "I like a good party"</p> <p>* Looking for somebody to play cards with</p> <p>By Steve Holland</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Would more partying and backslapping between Washington's political opponents narrow the bitter partisan divide? President Barack Obama is willing to try, but is not sure it will work.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/lonely-obama-eyes-2nd-term-strategy-congress-the-schmooze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health John Boehner Politics Social Issues United States United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:30:36 +0000 5734367 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-US Treasury says it could hit debt ceiling by mid-February http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-us-treasury-says-it-could-hit-debt-ceiling-mid-februar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The United States expects to run out of tools to avoid a default between mid-February and early March, potentially causing lasting damage to the U.S. economy and its creditworthiness, the Treasury said on Monday.</p> <p>In a letter to Congress, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urged lawmakers to raise the $16.4 trillion legal limit on the nation's debt or risk "irreparable" economic harm.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-us-treasury-says-it-could-hit-debt-ceiling-mid-februar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Economy of the United States Politics United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:45:23 +0000 5734449 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Republicans seek cuts, offsets to Sandy disaster aid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/us-republicans-seek-cuts-offsets-sandy-disaster-aid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Amendment seeks $17 billion in across-the-board cuts</p> <p>* Christie demands equal treatment for Sandy victims</p> <p>By David Lawder</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The fight over federal aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy resumed on Tuesday with the House of Representatives set to consider $50.7 billion in additional funds that some Republicans want to reduce or offset with other spending cuts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/us-republicans-seek-cuts-offsets-sandy-disaster-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United States Social Issues United States United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:30:12 +0000 5734872 at http://www.globalpost.com US House Republicans search for unity, strategy on fiscal battles ahead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/us-house-republicans-search-unity-strategy-fiscal-battles-ahead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Two-day retreat meant to unify Republican rank-and-file</p> <p>* Party looking to rebound from "fiscal cliff" debacle</p> <p>By Kim Dixon</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - With more fights over the U.S. budget deficit just weeks away, House Republicans face their own internal debate over whether to play hardball to try to extract spending cuts from President Barack Obama.</p> <p>Members expect to air their differences at a two-day retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia, that started on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/us-house-republicans-search-unity-strategy-fiscal-battles-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United States Politics of the United States Technology United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:00:24 +0000 5735366 at http://www.globalpost.com Boehner: no long-term US debt hike without Senate budget action http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-16 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WILLIAMSBURG, Va, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Friday there should be no long-term increase in the federal debt limit until the Senate passes a budget, and House Republicans will try to force the Senate into action to cut spending.</p> <p>"We are going to pursue strategies that will obligate the Senate to finally join the House in confronting the government's spending problem. The principle is simple: no budget, no pay," Boehner said in excerpts of his closing remarks to a Republican House retreat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United States John Boehner Senate United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:45:36 +0000 5736269 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Republicans seek 3-month debt limit increase, Senate budget http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-republicans-seek-3-month-debt-limit-increase-senate-bu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Republican leaders tell lawmakers "no budget, no pay"</p> <p>* More borrowing power needed sometime mid-Feb to early March</p> <p>WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. House Republican leaders on Friday said they would seek to pass a three-month extension of federal borrowing authority next week to buy time - on pain of losing their own paychecks - for the Democratic-controlled Senate to pass a budget plan that shrinks budget deficits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-republicans-seek-3-month-debt-limit-increase-senate-bu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United States United States House of Representatives United States public debt Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:00:32 +0000 5736319 at http://www.globalpost.com Former New Jersey governor 'falls to grace' in post-scandal documentary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/former-new-jersey-governor-falls-grace-post-scandal-documentary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* "Caricature in the tabloids"</p> <p>* "I have failed, but that's everyone"</p> <p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 18 (Reuters) - When New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey stepped down from office in 2004 in a gay sex scandal, he became another disgraced politician brought down by his own actions.</p> <p>Since then, the former Democratic governor, now 55, has tried to step out of the spotlight after a messy divorce from his second wife by swapping politics for volunteer work with jailed women.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/former-new-jersey-governor-falls-grace-post-scandal-documentary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Gender Jim McGreevey LGBT United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:45:34 +0000 5736470 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-White House disbands jobs council despite slow employment growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-white-house-shutters-jobs-council-citing-progress-issu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Roberta Rampton</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday disbanded President Barack Obama's jobs council, a group of high-profile chief executives who gave advice on how to spur employment growth, even as 12 million Americans remain out of work.</p> <p>White House spokesman Jay Carney said the council was set up with a two-year lifespan that was now expiring.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-white-house-shutters-jobs-council-citing-progress-issu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Labor Luo people Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues United States United States House of Representatives White House Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:01:01 +0000 5741899 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-U.S. borrowing bill gets final passage without familiar drama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-suspension-us-debt-limit-wins-final-congressional-appr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Obama expected to sign measure into law</p> <p>* Measure marks Republican retreat from confrontations, for now</p> <p>* Legislation postpones spending, tax fights for a few months</p> <p>* Republican leader votes no, complaining it contains no spending cuts</p> <p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-suspension-us-debt-limit-wins-final-congressional-appr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 112th United States Congress Business Economy of the United States Government Social Issues United States United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:45:29 +0000 5742250 at http://www.globalpost.com Republicans pressure Obama over budget, spending http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/republicans-pressure-obama-over-budget-spending <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Republicans are pressuring US President Barack Obama to unveil a federal budget, saying failure to introduce a blueprint by Monday as required shows the White House is not serious about curbing spending.</p> <p>House Republicans plan to take up a measure this week that would force the president to identify the date that his fiscal year budget would balance when he submits it to Congress later this year. If the budget does not do so, Obama would have to submit a new one that does.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/republicans-pressure-obama-over-budget-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics United States United States federal budget United States House of Representatives AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:00:43 +0000 5745824 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama to unveil plans to avert budget cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/obama-unveil-plans-avert-budget-cuts-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama will Tuesday unveil short term spending reductions and tax reforms designed to avert punishing multi-billion dollar automatic budget cuts due to kick in on March 1.</p> <p>A White House official said the president would make a statement at 1:15 pm (1815 GMT) on plans to avoid "deep, indiscriminate cuts to domestic and defense programs" known as the sequester.</p> <p>The sequester was agreed by the president and Congress last year to be so punishing that it would force Washington's warring political factions to forge an agreement on deficit cuts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/obama-unveil-plans-avert-budget-cuts-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics United States United States House of Representatives AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:01:12 +0000 5746622 at http://www.globalpost.com