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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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Budget deal faces one last hurdle

April 11, 2011 As it moves to the next budget battle, Congress still faces the pesky task of legislating an end to the last one. All the sighs of relief that followed last week's deal to keep the government open will do little to alter the reality that once again lawmakers have to ...

GOP passes futile one-week spending measure

April 7, 2011 With an eye to protecting themselves politically in case of a government shutdown, House Republicans passed legislation on Thursday that would fund the federal government for another week and pay for the Department of Defense through the rest of the fiscal year. But the bill, which passed the House 247 ...

GOP: White House punts on shutdown deal

April 5, 2011 House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Tuesday accused the White House of making a government shutdown more likely by "rejecting" a House Republican offer to keep the government funded for one more week. A White House meeting with congressional leaders produced no deal on a short-term spending measure ...

House GOP to offer one-week stopgap spending measure

April 5, 2011 House Republican leaders planned to go to the White House on Tuesday for negotiations on spending armed with another stopgap spending proposal to keep the government running beyond Friday's midnight deadline for avoiding a government shutdown. The new measure was being described on Monday night as a "hybrid" continuing resolution, ...

Obama calls Hill leaders to White House for talks on avoiding shutdown

April 4, 2011 President Obama is calling congressional leaders to the White House on Tuesday to try and forge a last-ditch deal on a spending plan to avert a federal government shutdown at midnight Friday. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama's face-to-face meeting with House Speaker Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, Senate Majority ...

Reid predicts budget will omit many policy riders

April 1, 2011 As Senate Democrats and House Republicans continue negotiating a spending measure for the rest of this fiscal year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, R-Nev., said on Friday he doesn't expect many of the policy riders now in the House-passed bill to survive in the final agreement. "We are going to ...

House GOP plans symbolic passage of shutdown prevention measure

March 30, 2011 In a purely symbolic move in the ongoing budget and spending cut negotiations, House Republicans plan to pass on Friday a measure called the "Prevention of a Government Shutdown Act." Passage will do nothing to avoid a government shutdown because no deal has been reached with Democrats in the Senate ...

Democrats say only $6 billion separates sides in budget talks

March 30, 2011 The difference between a government shutdown or not might come down to just $6 billion in a $3 trillion-plus budget. Senate Democrats asserted on Tuesday that the two sides are only $6 billion apart from a deal to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends ...

With revolt brewing, House GOP backs off budget deal

March 29, 2011 House Republican leaders are back where they started in negotiations over funding the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year. Concerned about a revolt by the conservative, tea-party wing of the party, GOP leaders have pulled back from a tentative deal to cut roughly $30 billion in cuts ...

Republicans reject White House offer on funding deal

March 4, 2011 House and Senate Republican leaders Friday morning assertively dismissed the White House's offer to cut another $6.5 billion in discretionary spending for the remaining seven months of this fiscal year, saying that level of spending reduction is not enough to meet budget-cutting goals. "Unfortunately, it is little more than the ...