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11:49 AM, Feb 5, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The pope will address Congress in September, a press release from the speaker of the House announced today.
“It is my great privilege to announce that His Holiness Pope Francis will visit the United States Capitol on Thursday, September 24, 2015. On that day, he will become the first leader of the Holy See to address a joint meeting of Congress. It will be a historic visit, and we are truly grateful that Pope Francis has accepted our invitation," Boehner says in a statement.
4:01 PM, Feb 3, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Republican senator Jeff Sessions will be releasing this statement responding to the Senate blocking a vote on Homeland Security funding:
12:01 PM, Feb 2, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The White House has submitted its latest budget proposal to Congress, and the Republican chairs of the budget committees in both the Senate and the House are criticizing the plan for increasing spending and raising taxes. In a joint statement House budget chair Tom Price of Georgia and Senate budget chair Mike Enzi of Wyoming blasted President Obama's proposal:
10:49 AM, Jan 29, 2015 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Wednesday evening’s Fox News Special Report featured the following exchange between Bret Baier and House Speaker John Boehner:
10:25 AM, Jan 27, 2015 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
In a 60 Minutes interview with Scott Pelley, parts of which aired on Sunday, House speaker John Boehner and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell made it sound like they are no closer to producing the elusive Obamacare alternative than they were five long years ago.
3:26 PM, Jan 26, 2015 • By ADAM J. WHITE
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming address to Congress, at Congress's invitation, is drawing significant criticism -- that much is no great surprise. What does surprise, however, is one particular criticism: that the event will be not just bad policy, but even unconstitutional.
9:09 PM, Jan 25, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Speaker of the House John Boehner told CBS's 60 Minutes that he's "interested in working with" President Barack Obama:
"Listen, the president and I talk, and I know Mitch [McConnell] talks to the president. Wnd we had a meeting at the White House last week. It was all very cordial, it was all very straightforward. I don't think that's the issue," said Boehner in response to a question about whether Republicans and Democrats can work together.
9:30 AM, Jan 21, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
House speaker John Boehner has invited Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress on February 11. The invitation is meant to be a repudiation of President Obama's Iran policy, according to a draft Boehner's prepared remarks this morning to the House Republican conference.
11:44 AM, Jan 16, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The office of House speaker John Boehner has a Buzzfeed-style blog post featuring pop superstar Taylor Swift that attempts to respond to President Obama's proposal to offer Americans two years of free community college. Titled "12 Taylor Swift GIFs for you," the post employs the popular animated image format to supplement its point. Here's one example:
5:54 PM, Jan 15, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
At a press conference today, Speaker John Boehner addressed the arrest of a man who allegedly planned to poison him in Ohio:
"We live in a dangerous country," said Boehner, "and we get reminded every week of the dangers that are out there. We saw what happened in Paris a week ago.
9:21 AM, Jan 5, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fred Barnes, writing in the Wall Street Journal:
President Obama invited Mitch McConnell , soon to become Senate majority leader, to the White House on Dec. 3. At Mr. McConnell’s insistence, they met one-on-one. They discussed trade, tax reform and infrastructure, the three issues on which they believe compromises are possible in 2015.
9:28 PM, Dec 11, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fox News producer Chard Pergram reports that House speaker John Boehner told reporters this evening that he's a happy warrior. "Boehner walks into chamber. Says to reporters: I am a happy warrior," Pergram reports on Twitter.
12:25 PM, Dec 4, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
John Boehner said he would not commit to bringing up a bill to strip critical funding from the Department of Homeland Security in the next Congress. Instead, the speaker of the House says there are "lots of options" for blocking President Obama's executive order on immigration. At a Thursday press conference in the Capitol, Boehner did not guarantee the House would vote to block or cut off funding from DHS once Republicans had control of both houses of Congress in 2015.