Political Musings April 11, 2014: Boehner leaves door open to House passing unemployment benefits extension bill

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Boehner leaves door open to House passing unemployment benefits extension bill

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner finally commented publicly on the Senate passed unemployment benefits extension bill (HR 3979) on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the House GOP leadership press conference at the Capitol. Boehner left the possibility…READ MORE

Political Musings April 10, 2014: House Republicans want provisions to pass unemployment benefits extension bill

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House Republicans want provisions to pass unemployment benefits extension bill

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Some House Republicans are considering adding provisions to the long-term jobless unemployment benefits bill that moved to the House of Representatives after passing in the Senate. House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions, R-TX expressed interest on Tuesday, April 8…READ MORE

Political Musings April 7, 2014: Senate passes unemployment benefits extension bill 59-38, now moves to House

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Senate passes unemployment benefits extension bill 59-38, now moves to House

By Bonnie K. Goodman

The Senate passed on Monday, April 7, 2014 the full and final vote on the long-term jobless unemployment benefits extension bill with 59 votes for and 38 against with six Republicans joining the Democrats to pass the bill, while…READ MORE

Political Musings April 4, 2014: House Republicans pushing Boehner to pass unemployment benefits extension bill

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House Republicans pushing Boehner to pass unemployment benefits extension bill

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Not all Republicans in the House of Representatives agree with Speaker John Boehner’s, R-OH position and dismissal on long-term jobless unemployment benefits, and on Thursday, April 3, 2014, seven Republican Reps signed a letter objecting to…READ MORE

Political Musings March 28, 2014: Senate unemployment benefits extension bill passes 65-34 ending filibuster

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Senate unemployment benefits extension bill passes 65-34 ending filibuster

By Bonnie K. Goodman

With a bipartisan vote of 65 for and 34 against, the Senate voted on Thursday afternoon, March 27, 2014 to pass a cloture vote and end the filibuster moving the unemployment benefits extension bill forward towards a full senate vote…READ MORE

Political Musings March 25, 2014: Speaker Boehner opposes Senate long-term jobless unemployment benefits extension

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Speaker Boehner opposes Senate long-term jobless unemployment benefits extension

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, R-OH opposes the Senate bipartisan deal to extend unemployment for the long-term jobless. Boehner made the announcement at his Tuesday morning press conference on March 25, 2014 in the Capitol…READ MORE

Political Musings March 6, 2014: Selling minimum wage raise, Obama pushes Congress with governors in Connecticut

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Part of a campaign push towards the midterm elections in November President Barack Obama on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 urged Congress to raise the minimum raise alongside governors from New England states at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain…READ MORE

Political Musings February 26, 2014: Obama and Boehner have rare and constructive White House meeting

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Obama and Boehner have rare and constructive White House meeting

By Bonnie K. Goodman

There was a “rare” occurrence in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, R-OH had an hour-long tête-à-tête in the White House…READ MORE

Political Musings February 11, 2014: Showdown averted House passes clean debt ceiling raise bill

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Showdown averted House passes clean debt ceiling raise bill

By Bonnie K. Goodman

The House of Representatives voted 221-201 on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 11, 2014 to raise the debt ceiling limit until March 2015 averting another showdown, without adding any conditions to the bill, which was passed predominantly with Democratic votes. Speaker…READ MORE

Political Musings February 7, 2014: Boehner says immigration reform unlikely in 2014 cites trust issues with Obama

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Political Musings December 12, 2013: Rare display of bipartisanship, House passes bipartisan budget bill 332-94

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In a rare instance of bipartisanship the House of Representatives passed Thursday evening, Dec. 12, 2013 by a large majority the two-year budget bill 332 to 94 making sure at least for the near future there will be no…READ MORE

Political Musings November 15, 2013: House passes Keep Your Health Plan Act 261-157 with Democratic support

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House passes Keep Your Health Plan Act 261-157 with Democratic support

By Bonnie K. Goodman

The House of Representatives passed the new Republican introduced bill “Keep Your Health Plan Act” with a vote of 261 to 157 with the support of 39 Democratic votes. This law would allow health insurance plans that were…READ MORE

Political Musings October 22, 2013: Obama, GOP approval ratings plummet in new polls, result of shutdown fallout

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Obama, GOP approval ratings plummet in new polls, result of shutdown fallout

By Bonnie K. Goodman

 

Three new polls released on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 indicate that President Barack Obama, the House Republicans and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH have not escaped the American public’s blame as a result of the…READ MORE

Political Musings October 17, 2013: Shutdown over: Obama signs, House, Senate pass budget and debt ceiling bill

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Shutdown over: Obama signs, House, Senate pass budget and debt ceiling bill (Video)

By Bonnie K. Goodman

The 16-day partial government shutdown is over after both the Senate and House of Representatives passed a short term spending bill and raised the debt ceiling limit late Wednesday evening, Oct. 16, 2013, President Barack Obama promptly signed the…READ MORE

Political Musings October 11, 2013: President Obama refuses GOP proposed debt ceiling deal after White House meeting

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