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June 7, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- On this, her 25 th anniversary year in Congress, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), has been feted from coast to coast - including a party with U2 singer Bono earlier this week - but the celebration arrived briefly Thursday on the House floor. The moment was both tender and awkward as House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) noted the milestone for the Californian, who had been the nation's first female speaker - until his party's election gains in 2010 booted her from the job. “The gentle-lady and I have differing political philosophies and we have had some real battles here on the floor,” Boehner said.
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April 26, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
So that's how you get this Congress to spend money: You cramp their vacation plans. The House on Friday passed legislation that will end the furloughing of air traffic controllers. And what got these famously contentious representatives off their duffs? Here's a hint from my colleague Lisa Mascaro's story : Final passage of the quickly arranged stopgap measure came as lawmakers were boarding their own flights out of Washington for a weeklong recess. Yes indeed: Step right this way to board, congressman, for another on-time flight to get you home.
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April 26, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
So that's how you get this Congress to spend money: You cramp their vacation plans. The House on Friday passed legislation that will end the furloughing of air traffic controllers. And what got these famously contentious representatives off their duffs? Here's a hint from my colleague Lisa Mascaro's story : Final passage of the quickly arranged stopgap measure came as lawmakers were boarding their own flights out of Washington for a weeklong recess. Yes indeed: Step right this way to board, congressman, for another on-time flight to get you home.
NEWS
June 7, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- On this, her 25 th anniversary year in Congress, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), has been feted from coast to coast - including a party with U2 singer Bono earlier this week - but the celebration arrived briefly Thursday on the House floor. The moment was both tender and awkward as House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) noted the milestone for the Californian, who had been the nation's first female speaker - until his party's election gains in 2010 booted her from the job. “The gentle-lady and I have differing political philosophies and we have had some real battles here on the floor,” Boehner said.
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November 17, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Even Nancy Pelosi is kicking poor Rick Perry when he's down. The Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful had sent a letter to Pelosi, the House's top Democrat, challenging her to a debate next week over his “Overhaul Washington” plan that calls for a part-time Congress of citizen-legislators. For Perry, the move was straight out of the conservative playbook. Down in the polls, mocked by late-night comedians, his contributions drying up, he picked a fight with Pelosi, the bete noire of the American Right.
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September 14, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
President Obama travels to North Carolina on Wednesday dogged by poor economic news, threats of resistance on the Hill, sagging poll numbers and Democratic losses in a pair of special House elections. If September, and more specifically the president's jobs speech, was intended to be the start of a new phase of Obama's presidency, there is precious little indication as of yet that anything at all has changed. FOR THE RECORD: Obama tour: An earlier version of this online article misstated the White House's assertions regarding any intended connection between President Obama's tour promoting his jobs package and his reelection campaign.
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October 10, 2001 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Filling a key leadership post, House Democrats today will choose a new party whip in a contest between a pragmatic Capitol Hill veteran from Maryland and a Californian seeking to become the first woman in congressional history to hold such a high partisan office. On one level, the race between Reps. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) is an insider's game. The chief job of the minority whip, the No.
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December 14, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
After the Senate overwhelmingly voted to advance the tax-cuts package, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer acknowledged Tuesday the urgency in passing the legislation to avoid a tax hike on Jan. 1. The bill could clear the Senate late Tuesday or early Wednesday, pressuring reluctant House Democrats to act on the deal the White House struck with the GOP. The $858-billion package extends tax cuts from the George W. Bush administration for two years...
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December 8, 2007 | From the Washington Post
House Democratic leaders will complete work as soon as Monday on a $500-billion spending package that will include billions of dollars for the war effort in Iraq without the timelines for the withdrawal of combat forces that Presi- dent Bush has refused to ac- cept, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said Friday.
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October 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
Democratic and Republican leaders in the House struggled today to persuade their members to vote for large tax increases, little more than one week before congressional elections. The taxes are part of a five-year, $500-billion deficit reduction package that was expected to come to the House floor late today or early Saturday.
NEWS
November 17, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Even Nancy Pelosi is kicking poor Rick Perry when he's down. The Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful had sent a letter to Pelosi, the House's top Democrat, challenging her to a debate next week over his “Overhaul Washington” plan that calls for a part-time Congress of citizen-legislators. For Perry, the move was straight out of the conservative playbook. Down in the polls, mocked by late-night comedians, his contributions drying up, he picked a fight with Pelosi, the bete noire of the American Right.
NEWS
September 14, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
President Obama travels to North Carolina on Wednesday dogged by poor economic news, threats of resistance on the Hill, sagging poll numbers and Democratic losses in a pair of special House elections. If September, and more specifically the president's jobs speech, was intended to be the start of a new phase of Obama's presidency, there is precious little indication as of yet that anything at all has changed. FOR THE RECORD: Obama tour: An earlier version of this online article misstated the White House's assertions regarding any intended connection between President Obama's tour promoting his jobs package and his reelection campaign.
NEWS
December 14, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
After the Senate overwhelmingly voted to advance the tax-cuts package, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer acknowledged Tuesday the urgency in passing the legislation to avoid a tax hike on Jan. 1. The bill could clear the Senate late Tuesday or early Wednesday, pressuring reluctant House Democrats to act on the deal the White House struck with the GOP. The $858-billion package extends tax cuts from the George W. Bush administration for two years...
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October 10, 2001 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Filling a key leadership post, House Democrats today will choose a new party whip in a contest between a pragmatic Capitol Hill veteran from Maryland and a Californian seeking to become the first woman in congressional history to hold such a high partisan office. On one level, the race between Reps. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) is an insider's game. The chief job of the minority whip, the No.
NATIONAL
June 27, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
House Democrats, responding to Vice President Dick Cheney's assertion that his office is exempt from certain national security disclosure requirements, said they would try to strip his office's funding. The proposal to eliminate funding for Cheney's office could come up Thursday as an amendment to an annual spending bill, said House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.).
NEWS
June 6, 1998
The Senate passed and sent to President Clinton a bill making it a federal felony for parents to cross state lines to evade child support. It would apply if the amount owed is $5,000 or more and the payments are more than one year delinquent. It would also apply if the child lives in a different state than the parent responsible for the payments and the parent "willfully fails" to make the payments. The bill was sponsored by Reps. Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.) and Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.).
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