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Boehner and state officials see problems with Senate jobless bill

House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says Senate legislation to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed is unworkable, and his aides are circulating a letter from state officials detailing difficulties they would encounter in administering the measure. Boehner did not say flatly that the House would not vote on the bill if it cleared the Senate. A blog posting by his aides on Wednesday quoted him as saying there was no evidence that the bill he says is being rammed through the Senate by Majority Leader Harry Reid would help create more private sector jobs.

Pope Francis invited to address U.S. Congress

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday invited Pope Francis to address a joint session of Congress - an unprecedented event - during an expected visit to the United States next year. Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill have quickly sought to invoke the popular pontiff's devotion to the poor.

Boehner to seek another term as Speaker

Washington, Mar 3 (EFE).- John Boehner (R-Ohio) will run for reelection as House speaker after the November mid-term elections, saying Monday that he has more support from the GOP caucus than in 2012. In an interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer, Boehner said he intends to continue as speaker of the House despite ongoing rumors in Washington about his possible retirement several weeks after he bought a home in Florida.

Boehner to seek another term as Speaker

Washington, Mar 3 (EFE).- John Boehner (R-Ohio) will run for reelection as House speaker after the November mid-term elections, saying Monday that he has more support from the GOP caucus than in 2012. In an interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer, Boehner said he intends to continue as speaker of the House despite ongoing rumors in Washington about his possible retirement several weeks after he bought a home in Florida.

GOP ditches bedrock budget-cutting principle in debt vote, Obama no-bargain stance prevails

WASHINGTON - It was once the backbone of the House Republican majority — the hard-line stand that brought President Barack Obama to the negotiating table and yielded more than $2 trillion in deficit reduction. On Tuesday, it abruptly vanished, the victim of Republican disunity and a president determined not to bargain again.

Republicans offer condition-free US debt ceiling hike

House Republicans introduced a measure Tuesday to extend US borrowing authority with no conditions attached, signalling they are stepping back from an election-year fiscal showdown. House Speaker John Boehner, unable to gain sufficient support from his fractured party for a plan he unveiled Monday that would have tied the debt ceiling hike to a revision of military pension benefits, said he will now seek to pass a clean debt ceiling hike with help from Democrats.

Boehner: No immigration reform until Obama rebuilds trust

House Speaker John Boehner Thursday threw cold water on the prospects of near-term immigration reform, saying President Barack Obama needed to rebuild "trust" before there is movement on the issue. "I have never underestimated the difficulty in moving forward this year," the top Republican in Congress told reporters one week after unveiling a set of immigration reform principles aimed at legalizing the millions of people living in the shadows in the United States.

Boehner: no decision on provisions of debt ceiling legislation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday there was no decision yet among his fellow Republicans on whether to add any conditions to raising the U.S. debt ceiling but he repeated there would be no default. He added a debt limit hike bill had to be passed by late February.

Boehner: House Republicans want to tackle debt drivers as part of deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Congressional Republicans are aiming for deficit-reduction steps as part of any deal to raise the nation's debt limit but have not decided on a strategy yet, House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday. Boehner also said House Republicans need to tackle jobs and the overall economy as part of any deal to raise the debt ceiling.

Boehner: House Republicans want to tackle debt drivers as part of deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans are aiming for deficit-reduction steps as part of any deal to raise the nation's debt limit but have not decided on a strategy yet, House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday. Boehner also said House Republicans need to tackle jobs and the overall economy as part of any deal to raise the debt ceiling.
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