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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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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 ...

House approves speaker's debt plan

July 29, 2011 The House approved legislation on Friday by Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to reduce the deficit by $915 billion over 10 years and increase the federal debt ceiling by $900 billion. The bill would allow for an additional $1.5 trillion increase in the debt ceiling early next year contingent on two ...

Boehner bill moving to vote; Reid, Obama waiting

July 29, 2011 House Republicans say they are set, finally, to vote on Friday on Speaker John Boehner's debt ceiling bill after embarrassing snafus. Revisions were made overnight to deal with Republican conservatives' concerns with the measure, including the promise of a vote on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. Senate Majority ...

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 ...