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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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Senate Shutdown Deal Moves to House, Again

October 16, 2013 Speaker John Boehner will allow the House to take the initial vote as early as Wednesday afternoon on a Senate-prepared agreement to lift the debt ceiling and restart funding for the shuttered federal government—even though many of Boehner's conservative House colleagues don't support it. The Senate would then follow with ...

Boehner Considering House Vote on Senate Bill to Lift Debt Ceiling, Reopen Government

October 16, 2013 Speaker John Boehner is considering letting the House take the initial vote Wednesday on a Senate-prepared bill to lift the debt ceiling and restart funding for the shuttered federal government -- apparently even if House conservatives object. If they do object, it would mean Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her ...

Debt-Ceiling, Shutdown Talks Swing Back to Senate

October 16, 2013 With the administration’s deadline for default roughly a day away, negotiations shifted again to the Senate late Wednesday, with Democratic and Republican leaders optimistic that a deal could be announced soon. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell restarted talks that had stalled for much of Tuesday ...

Congress Closes In on a Deal to End Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling

October 15, 2013 With a wary eye toward potential turbulence from House Republicans, Senate leaders are seeking to finalize a deal to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown in a way that could receive strong bipartisan support in the Senate. "Perhaps tomorrow will be a bright day. We hope it ...

Top House Republicans Head to the White House to Meet With Obama

October 10, 2013 Speaker John Boehner, his top House GOP lieutenants, and some House committee chairmen are headed to the White House on Thursday for a talk with the president on the government shutdown and the looming deadline on raising the nation's ability to borrow. The entire 233-member House GOP conference was to ...

Boehner: Not Enough Votes for 'Clean' Bill to Open Government

October 7, 2013 House Speaker John Boehner insisted Sunday there are not enough votes in the House to pass "clean" bills to restart government funding and end the shutdown, or to protect the nation's ability to continue borrowing money, without Democratic concessions to Republican policy demands. But Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Sunday ...

Week Two of the Shutdown: Will There Be a Compromise?

October 7, 2013 As the shutdown concludes its first week Monday, lawmakers will return to the Capitol mired in their stalemate and rising anxiety over what happens when the nation's credit hits its limit, which the administration says will occur next week. The dual urgency of both matters, some lawmakers say, is a ...

Will Positions Soften in Week Two of the Shutdown?

October 7, 2013 As the shutdown concludes its first week Monday, lawmakers will return to the Capitol mired in their stalemate and rising anxiety over what happens when the nation's credit hits its limit, which the administration says will occur next week. The dual urgency of both matters, some lawmakers say, is a ...

Boehner Declares That Budget Battle 'Is No Game'

October 4, 2013 Speaker John Boehner declared angrily Friday that this government shutdown impasse "is no game," exhibiting a fiery demeanor just moments after he emerged from a meeting with House Republicans that he began by humorously reading encouraging notes from school children with such messages as, "Don't be sad," and "Hang in ...

Tension Turns to Chaos After Shooting Near Capitol

October 4, 2013 Tension over the budget impasse abruptly turned to chaos on Capitol Hill Thursday, as a woman was shot and killed by police after a fierce car chase, with her 1-year-old child as a passenger. But many questions were unanswered late Thursday, hours after the U.S. House gave Capitol Police and ...