May 22, 2014 — GOP leadership decided against keeping an immigration-related provision in the defense authorization bill. But it kept one banning the Defense Department from participating in climate change research.
Jan 15, 2014 — In a bipartisan compromise, lawmakers approved the 1,582-page spending bill. The Senate is expected to follow suit later this week.
Oct 18, 2013 — Having successfully stared down congressional Republicans in the shutdown-debt ceiling fight, President Obama and his Democratic Party face almost no risk by turning to immigration. And it's the perfect vehicle for the president to cause congressional Republicans major indigestion.
Oct 8, 2013 — Republicans are calling for a new special panel to work out a deal to reopen government and raise the debt ceiling. Its prospects aren't very good.
Oct 2, 2013 — The shutdown and debt-ceiling fights appear to be merging... the hardline conservatives driving the House GOP leadership believe they are winning... It's Colorado Springs, not the Washington, DC area, with the largest percentage of its workforce receiving federal paychecks.
Feb 15, 2012 — There'll still be plenty of disagreements. Compromise seems next to impossible on Democratic proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy, for instance. But the congressional Republican leaders are clearly becoming more selective on where they draw the line.
Sep 22, 2011 — Less than a day after the House voted down a spending bill that would keep the government open past the end of the month, Speaker John Boehner vowed Thursday that Congress would avert a government shutdown. But it was clear he wasn't exactly sure how.
Jul 20, 2011 — In a story some version of which could probably have been written all the way back to the earliest Congresses, the New York Times notes that lawmakers of Congress who rail against federal spending in general tend to like it in their districts in particular.
May 27, 2011 — House Republicans have gotten mired in a debate about their proposal to privatize Medicare. So they took steps to make sure voters don't think the majority party in the House is neglecting the job issue.
Mar 14, 2011 — As the federal government approaches another shutdown, there's disagreement among House GOP freshman on whether they should hold out for all their spending cuts or compromise with Democrats.