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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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Hoyer: Comity needed to avoid widespread fiscal ruin

March 1, 2010 The United States is teetering on the brink of fiscal ruin unless the daily partisan fights in Washington can be turned into trust and cooperation, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Monday. In remarks at the Brookings Institution Monday afternoon, Hoyer said stabilizing the country's fiscal foundation requires "bipartisan ...

House minority whip says GOP will say 'no' on health deal

February 19, 2010 House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., said on Friday Republicans will continue to oppose healthcare legislation pushed by President Obama and the Democratic majority, claiming at one point that using the reconciliation process on that bill would mean Obama's "promise of bipartisanship is dead." In remarks at the Conservative Political ...

Washington Democrat likely to take over defense spending panel

February 10, 2010 House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Tuesday he expects Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., to ascend to the chairmanship of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, succeeding the late Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., who died Monday. Hoyer noted that Dicks was second to Murtha in seniority on that committee, calling him "an ...

State of the Union, debt limit top agenda

January 21, 2010 President Obama's first State of the Union address, the House Republicans' annual issues retreat and ongoing healthcare negotiations top the House's agenda next week, while the Senate continues work on legislation to raise the national debt limit. As the debt limit debate stretches into next week, one key vote will ...

Senate takes on thorny debt limit increase

January 14, 2010 While healthcare negotiations continue, the Senate kicks off its year Wednesday by considering a bill expected to raise the federal debt limit above the $13 trillion ceiling the House approved last year, a politically fraught effort that should include several tough votes. Floor action in the House will take on ...

Google CEO joins speakers at Dem retreat

January 12, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google CEO Eric Schmidt will join President Obama and former President Bill Clinton as speakers at this week's House Democratic Caucus retreat. Schmidt will speak Wednesday night at the Library of Congress, while Obama addresses lawmakers Thursday and Clinton will talk about health care Friday. In addition to health legislation, ...

Lawmakers pan plan to skip conference on health bill

January 5, 2010 House Republican leaders and some members of the House Democratic Caucus are lashing out at plans by congressional leaders to develop compromise healthcare legislation without going through a formal conference committee. Democratic leaders and President Obama will discuss how to proceed at a White House meeting Tuesday afternoon. They are ...

Spending bills will top Senate agenda, likely through weekend

December 10, 2009 The Senate is on course to spend the weekend working through an omnibus appropriations bill and will return to the health debate next week as Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., tries to get to a vote before Christmas. The House will deal with an amended fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations bill ...

House Dems consider two-part omnibus plan for endgame

December 4, 2009 House Democratic leaders are considering a two-part omnibus plan to wrap work on the remaining seven fiscal 2010 appropriations bills before the continuing resolution expires Dec. 18, senior House Democratic and Republican aides said on Thursday. One Democratic aide stressed that, "Nothing is finalized, and we are not likely to ...

Speaker dislikes surtax to pay for war

December 3, 2009 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Thursday threw cold water on the idea of a war surtax to help pay for President Obama's troop buildup in Afghanistan, adding that the deficit will be a concern when the House begins to review the costs. "I am not in support of the proposal," ...