Speaker John Boehner

Treasury Secretary Lew Meets With Boehner, Pelosi
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is meeting on Capitol Hill Friday with House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The Treasury Department says Lew is updating the House leaders separately on the state of the economy, both in the U...
Narrow ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Bargain Gain Currency
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Republicans are setting their sights on a more modest 'fiscal cliff' deal to extend current tax rates for most Americans, raise rates for top earners but leave other, vexing issues for the new year, as hopes dim for a wide-ranging b…
Boehner: Spending Cuts Must Offset Debt Limit Hike
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says that when Congress raises the nation's borrowing cap he will again insist on spending cuts and budget reforms to offset the increase.
The Ohio Republican took the same stance a year ago during last summer's debt battle...
Capitol Hill Weighs GOP Payroll Tax Gambit
WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to weigh a proposal by GOP leaders to extend the 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax through the end of the year and add the approximately $100 billion cost to the nation's $15 trillion-plus debt instead of scrounging a…
Payroll Tax Deadlock Ends As House Caves
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday caved to demands by President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats and fellow Republicans for a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts for all workers. The breakthrough almost certainly spares workers an average $20 a week tax increase Jan...
Boehner: House Won’t Approve 2-Mo. Payroll Tax Cut
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intends to vote down a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut that cleared the Senate late last week, Speaker John Boehner said Monday, and request immediate negotiations on a full-year renewal that can provide "certainty for people who are trying to cr…
GOP Leaders Hope For Agreement On Payroll Tax Cut
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he's confident that congressional Republicans are ready to move ahead with legislation that would continue a payroll tax cut.
"I feel confident in our ability to move ahead," the Ohio Republican told reporters after GOP leaders prev…