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Billy House Billy House is a Congressional Correspondent for National Journal. He joined CongressDaily in April 2009 as its House leadership reporter after two years as The Tampa Tribune's Washington reporter and before that, five years as The Arizona (Phoenix) Republic's Washington reporter.
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Not close to a debt deal yet, Boehner says after GOP meeting

July 22, 2011 House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, met with Republican members on Friday and said no agreement has been reached with the White House, several lawmakers said. He did not lay out details of any plan that is under discussion, but House Republicans say there are more signs a short-term debt extension ...

House GOP considers short-term debt-limit extension

July 21, 2011 With the August 2 deadline for a deal on raising the debt ceiling almost out of reach, House Republican leaders are mulling a short-term debt-limit extension, leadership aides said. As President Obama and congressional leaders scrambled to resolve the impending debt crisis, House aides suggested such a plan could buy ...

Leaders looking to short-term solution to avert August default

July 20, 2011 President Obama and House Republicans are taking a harder look at a possible short-term debt ceiling increase to bide time until a bigger deal gets worked out. Obama and congressional leaders continued scrambling on Wednesday for an endgame to resolve the country's impending debt crisis. And as they did, the ...

Boehner says it's time to contemplate 'Plan B'

July 19, 2011 Just hours before Tuesday evening's House passage of the GOP "Cut, Cap and Balance" plan for raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit, Speaker Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, conceded he "thinks it is responsible for us to look at what Plan B will look like." "I'm not going to go ...

Taxes are still the stumbling block in deficit talks, Boehner says

July 11, 2011 House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said on Monday he "wants to get there" regarding a deficit-reduction and debt-ceiling agreement with President Obama and Democrats. But just minutes before he and other Republican and Democratic congressional leaders began an afternoon meeting with Obama at the White House, Boehner said the issue ...

House cancels upcoming recess in anticipation of debt-ceiling deal

July 8, 2011 As expected, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Friday announced to members that the House will be in session the week of July 18, and not in recess as previously planned. The move comes amid anticipation that a deal could be near on a deficit-reduction and debt-ceiling plan. Cantor ...

Democrats, Republicans to work over weekend on debt deal, Obama says

July 7, 2011 This story has been updated. Emerging from what he described as "a very constructive meeting" with congressional leaders, President Obama today said his staff and theirs will be working through the weekend to come up with a budget compromise "so the full faith and credit of the United States is ...

Debt-ceiling talks move toward the end game

June 24, 2011 The decision by GOP leaders involved in the deficit-cutting talks led by Vice President Joe Biden to bolt from the negotiations may have seemed abrupt, but the move, in fact, now brings greater clarity to the effort and puts the responsibility for a successful outcome squarely on the shoulders of ...

Republicans pull out of debt talks

June 23, 2011 Following on a decision by House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., to pull out of the White House-led debt and deficit talks on Thursday, the other Republican negotiator, Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, has also dropped out. The new GOP position appears to be that they will not negotiate ...

House rejects hike in debt ceiling

June 1, 2011 The House voted 97-318 on Tuesday to reject a bill to allow a $2.4 trillion hike in the nation's debt limit without accompanying spending cuts. The pre-ordained, and entirely unsurprising, outcome was embraced by the Republican majority as a clear message of the measure's unpopularity among the American people, while ...