Gov. Christie blasts Boehner for stalling billions in Sandy spending
“Shame on you, shame on Congress,” Christie said.
Massive emergency spending bill hits Capitol Hill speed bump
The temporary delay by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) angered lawmakers from both parties representing New York and New Jersey where the storm struck in October.
Senate Republicans trying to cut pork from Hurricane Sandy bill
Updated: “Hurricane Sandy did tremendous damage, and we must help the area recover. But, that doesn’t mean we should simply throw money at federal agencies for emergency spending if a viable alternative exists,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley.
Jackson’s departure from EPA ‘no accident’
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson departs her post amidst high-profile disputes and an inspector general investigation.
What is EPA Chief Lisa Jackson hiding?
The Environmental Protection Agency’s head used an email account named for her dog and her hometown for agency business. That’s not fishy at all, right?
Boehner blames failure of Plan B on GOP defection
Updated — “That impression was out there and a number of members didn’t want to be perceived as raising taxes, that was the real issue,” Boehner said.
Plan B deal collapses, House goes home
Updated: 9:10 p.m. — Without a deal, taxes are on autopilot to increase $4.6 trillion over the next decade along with $1.2 trillion in cuts across the board.
Republicans split on Boehner’s tax increase plan
The speaker made a brief statement during a one-minute press conference Wednesday predicting his plan would pass, before shifting the blame for it’s ultimate failure into the president’s lap.
Boehner moves on tax cut in lieu of White House agreement
Updated: 3:15 p.m — Speaker John Boehner says the House would vote this week to extend tax breaks for those making less than $1 million a year.
Sale of bankrupt ‘green’ battery maker to Chinese raises alarms on Hill
China has pursued an overt economic strategy of acquiring natural resources and promising new technologies that would create a dominance of the Communist country over the entire supply.