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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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Solyndra language paves way for bill to keep government running

September 22, 2011 House Republicans have found the path to passage for a short-term bill to fund the federal government: Add language intended to embarrass the Obama administration. Following a lengthy closed-door meeting, House Republicans emerged with a strategy to keep intact the continuing resolution the House defeated on Wednesday by adding a ...

Shutdown looms as federal funding bill dies in House

September 21, 2011 As Congress wrestles to keep the government funded, a House GOP bill to extend federal funding until Nov. 18 went down to defeat 195-230 Wednesday night, in a dispute over money for disaster relief. The bill's failure was a result of a combination of Democratic and conservative Republican opposition. It ...

Democratic opposition to funding bill makes a shutdown more likely

September 21, 2011 The top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee said on Wednesday that he has changed his mind and will oppose the House Republican bill to extend federal funding until Nov. 18, in a dispute over funding for disaster relief aid. Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., who last week was set to ...

Budget office chief urges cuts and revenue before super committee

September 13, 2011 The nation cannot sustain its spending and policies with the same level of tax revenues it has been accustomed to, the director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said in testimony Tuesday to the joint deficit committee. "Citizens will either have to pay more for their government, accept less in ...

'Super committee' to hold first organizational meeting on Thursday

September 2, 2011 The heads of the joint select committee charged with identifying $1.5 trillion in deficit cuts over 10 years announced Friday that they will hold a public organizational hearing on Thursday, followed by their first public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The co-chairs of the panel, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and ...

Obama accepts Boehner's offer to address Congress at 7 p.m. Thursday

September 2, 2011 After consulting with President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner has invited him to address a joint session of Congress at 7 pm EDT on Sept. 8. -- and Obama has accepted. Boehner's office said Obama requested the 7 p.m. time slot, which will solve one programming problem while creating a ...

Super committee to prep for first hearing

August 31, 2011 The six Democratic members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction will confer by phone on Wednesday afternoon and are expected to discuss both strategy and administrative matters, aides said. The conference call follows a meeting on Tuesday among the six committee Republicans. With Congress set to return next ...

House Republican fall agenda takes aim at regulations, taxes

August 29, 2011 While the spotlight will be on the workings of the new deficit-reduction "super committee" after Congress returns next week, House Republican leaders said on Monday they also have set a legislative agenda for fall and winter that concentrates heavily on regulatory and tax relief. "When we return next week, the ...

Pelosi announces picks for super committee

August 11, 2011 House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Thursday picked Democratic Reps. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and Xavier Becerra of California to serve on the bipartisan House and Senate super committee that will seek $1.5 trillion in additional deficit reduction cuts by Nov. 23. ...

Lawmaker wants probe of help given to makers of bin Laden movie

August 10, 2011 The Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee wants the Pentagon and CIA to investigate reports that the Obama administration gave Hollywood filmmakers special early access to classified information on the military raid that led to Osama bin Laden's death. The movie is reportedly due for release in October ...