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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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No vote on debt plan Thursday; default deadline moves closer

July 28, 2011 House Republicans did not vote as scheduled on Thursday night on House Speaker John Boehner's debt-ceiling proposal. The postponement means a vote could occur on Friday, but the fate of the bill was uncertain. Republican leaders spent hours furiously whipping the bill, but still fell short of the 216 votes ...

GOP debt plan gains in House, dies in Senate?

July 28, 2011 With time running out on the nation's three-dimensional game of debt-ceiling chess, most House Republicans are resigned to accepting Speaker John Boehner's bill, even as they have no greater clarity yet on how the drama will play out. With the bill expected to reach the floor for a vote on ...

House and Senate remain on collision course over debt ceiling

July 25, 2011 House Republicans and Senate Democrats sped forward Monday on their collision course over the debt ceiling, with the debate likely to come to a head this weekend, just days before the August 2 deadline when the United States is scheduled to begin defaulting on its debts. The two chambers are ...

No debt deal in sight after White House meeting

July 23, 2011 With no deal in sight for a resolution to the looming economic crisis, President Obama met with Congressional leaders in a brief session Saturday morning, a last-ditch effort to prevent default on the nation's debt. It was business-casual at the White House, even as both parties looked to brainstorm stopgap ...

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 ...