Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsHouse Vote
IN THE NEWS

House Vote

NEWS
October 15, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli and Brian Bennett
WASHINGTON - An attempt by House Republicans to put forward a new budget proposal was crumbling as soon as it emerged Tuesday, panned by party conservatives and attacked by the White House and congressional Democrats. House Speaker John A. Boehner outlined the offer as a last-ditch effort to resist having to stomach the bipartisan compromise emerging from the Senate. But it was unclear if Boehner had support for passage or if a House vote would be held later Tuesday. “We are talking with our members on both sides of the aisle to try to find a way to move forward today,” said Boehner after the morning House GOP meeting, flanked by his leadership team.
Advertisement
NATIONAL
October 8, 2013 | By Becca Clemons
WASHINGTON - Several members of Congress plus about 200 labor leaders and immigration advocates were arrested Tuesday outside the Capitol in a protest calling for the House to take up immigration reform, which stalled after passing the Senate. Demonstrators marched to the Capitol after a rally and concert on the National Mall. Many stood or sat in the street in what organizers called a campaign of civil disobedience. Democratic Reps. Charles B. Rangel and Joseph Crowley of New York, Raul M. Grijalva of Arizona, John Lewis of Georgia and Luis V. Gutierrez and Jan Schakowsky of Illinois were among those loaded into police vans.
NEWS
October 7, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - A week into the government shutdown, the only conversations going on between the warring camps seem to be laced with insults. Monday morning began with the top spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) accusing House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) of having a "credibility problem" for denying that a "clean" spending bill - one without any proposals to alter the healthcare law - could win a bipartisan majority in the House. Boehner's office countered that it was "time for Senate Democrats to stow their faux outrage and deal with the problems at hand.
NEWS
October 3, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Thursday blamed House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) for the government shutdown, warning of a possible economic recession if the political gridlock leads to a government default later this month. The only thing keeping the government closed is Boehner's refusal to call a vote on a budget unburdened by other measures, Obama said. "He doesn't want to anger the extremists in his party," he said. "That's what this whole thing is about. ... My simple message today is: Call a vote.
NEWS
September 28, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Defying threats from Senate Democrats to reject all attempts to curtail President Obama's healthcare law, the Republican-led House on Saturday amended a government-spending bill to delay the law for a year, increasing the likelihood of a government shutdown Tuesday. The 231-192 vote during a rare Saturday night session was a key component of the latest plan by House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) in response to the Senate's action Friday to pass a government-spending bill without GOP-favored provisions aimed at undermining the Affordable Care Act. The House also voted 284-174 to repeal a tax that the healthcare law imposes on medical-device manufacturers.
NATIONAL
September 28, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Launching a risky strategy that draws the federal government to the edge of a shutdown, House Republicans doubled down on their drive to stop President Obama's healthcare law as a condition for keeping federal offices running past the midnight Monday deadline. The hard-line approach failed last week in the Senate, but House Republican leaders saw little choice but to cater to the demands of their right flank and try again, setting up a rare Saturday night session. Tea party lawmakers who say they believe ordinary Americans want to end the Affordable Care Act have committed to that goal, even if Republicans are blamed for shutting down routine government services for the first time in nearly two decades.
NEWS
September 20, 2013 | By Maeve Reston
Wedged into the blotter on Mike Farah's desk at the Funny or Die studios in Hollywood is an index card with a list - wrangling talent, polishing scripts and arranging shoots - long enough to keep the comedy website executive fully occupied. But these tasks are part of a different quest: the campaign to ensure the success of President Obama's healthcare law. While the GOP-led House passed a spending bill Friday that would strip federal funding for the Affordable Care Act and force a confrontation with the Senate that could shut down the government, Farah and his team were developing as many as 20 projects involving the healthcare law. The first will go live on Sept.
NEWS
September 20, 2013 | By Cathleen Decker
Republicans in Congress took their first vote Friday in a gamble that almost no one expects to end up going their way. The bet is that, to avoid a government shutdown, Democrats and President Obama would agree to gut funding for his signature domestic program, the nation's healthcare law. Even Republicans in the Senate have acknowledged that is not going to happen. But the measure passed anyway , largely because Obama's plan has become, for a hugely influential piece of the Republican Party, about something far bigger than healthcare.
NEWS
September 20, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - The GOP-led House approved a spending bill that would strip President Obama's healthcare law of its funding, setting up a confrontation with the Democratically controlled Senate that risks causing the first shutdown of the government in nearly two decades. The 230-189 vote was at least a temporary victory for the chamber's most conservative lawmakers, who had pressured the Republican leadership to back the "defund Obamacare" drive. Advocates, including tea party-aligned advocacy groups, insisted that the looming deadline to approve a new government funding bill was the best leverage over Democrats since Republicans took over in 2011.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|