House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will try to pass a last-minute debt limit deal through the House tonight that will delay the medical device tax and force Members of Congress and Cabinet officials to use Obamacare.
Special weekend sessions for both the House of Representatives and the Senate did not yield fruit on making progress between Democrats and Republicans on reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling.
House Republicans announced late Thursday morning before a meeting with President Obama at the White House that they are offering a temporary, six week debt ceiling increase in exchange for the ability to go to conference over the budget.
Blink? President Obama will meet with House Republicans at the White House Thursday in an attempt to end the government shutdown and come to some kind of agreement on the looming debt ceiling.
Yesterday during remarks to reporters, President Obama said no party has a monopoly on good ideas and demanded the House of Representatives reopen the government.
On Capitol Hill today House Speaker John Boehner delivered a brief statement about the stalled budget negotiations between President Obama and House Republicans in regards to funding the federal government and raising the debt ceiling.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday at the White House, President Obama revealed he called House Speaker John Boehner and said he is willing to negotiate as soon as Republicans end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.
Obama will settle for nothing less than the full repeal of the debt limit. What should Republicans ask for in return?
In a memo to Department of Justice employees dated September 31, just hours before the government shutdown occurred, Attorney General Eric Holder reassured workers the Obama administration is willing to work with Congress to find a solution.
In a letter sent to federal employees on October 1, President Obama told federal employees he will continue to work with Congress in order to get them back to work, thanked them for their service and blamed House Republicans for the government shutdown.
One week ago at midnight, the federal government 'shutdown.'
House Leadership always wanted to fight on the debt limit, but the needed a united caucus first.