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Congressional insider trading loopholeupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 22:06:00

CNN's Dana Bash explains how the Senate and House are interpreting a law differently, hindering transparency on trades.

CNN exclusive: Congressional insider trading ban might not apply to familiesupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 22:06:00

It was a rare show of bipartisanship -- President Barack Obama, flanked by Democrats and Republicans in April, signing into law a bill that would ban insider trading on Capitol Hill. The measure, known as the STOCK Act, had passed the House and Senate at warp speed.

House passes GOP small business tax cut updated: Thu Apr 19 2012 13:56:00

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $46 billion small business tax cut bill -- an election year measure that has virtually no chance of clearing the Democratic-controlled Senate or surviving a presidential veto.

Cantor: Romney will help ailing economyupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 21:12:00

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee.

Romney gets backing from key Republicansupdated: Sun Mar 04 2012 17:09:00

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee Sunday, and another key conservative, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, also announced he was backing the former Massachusetts governor.

CNNMoney: Wikipedia, Reddit plan blackout in SOPA protestupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 09:22:00

A handful of large websites will go dark on Wednesday to protest an anti-piracy bill that critics say will wreck the Internet as we know it.

Environmentalists cite report in disputing 'job-killer' claimsupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 16:14:00

With a coal-fired power plant in the background, an environmental group released a report Tuesday disputing any link between tighter anti-pollution laws and a loss of jobs.

Congress faces Friday shutdown deadlineupdated: Mon Nov 14 2011 16:14:00

Congress is facing yet another government shutdown threat this week as it confronts the expiration Friday of its latest short-term spending bill.

Man arrested for alleged threats to harm House majority leader's familyupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 19:07:00

A Tennessee man was arrested Wednesday and charged with making threats against the family of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, according to federal documents.

Why can't Congress just get along?updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 13:36:00

President Obama and Congress are going through another act of the political theater they have been staging since Republicans regained control of the House last year.

CNNMoney: Obama, Cantor spar over Occupy Wall Streetupdated: Fri Oct 07 2011 14:54:00

The Occupy Wall Street protests have sparked another fight -- between Republicans and President Obama.

House defeats Republican spending planupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 05:50:00

In a major blow to the Republican leadership, the U.S. House on Wednesday defeated a temporary spending measure that would have required spending cuts to offset additional money for federal disaster relief efforts.

The first step to saving your lifeupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 05:50:00

What is the first step toward making a disaster plan that could save your life? FEMA Director Craig Fugate explains.

Government shutdown looms over FEMA fightupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 19:28:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he's not sure a potential government shutdown at the end of the month can be avoided because of a stand-off between the House and Senate over how much to spend on disaster relief.

CNNMoney: GOP on Obama jobs plan: No tax hikesupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 13:40:00

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor critiqued the Obama jobs plan on Tuesday, pointing out areas lawmakers can agree on as well as areas that House Republicans will oppose -- including stimulus spending and tax hikes on the rich.

Eric Cantor shares job creation ideasupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 07:29:00

The House majority leader strikes a milder tone but still disagrees with Obama on how to create jobs.

Some Republicans signal openness to Obama's jobs planupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 07:29:00

As it considers President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs plan, many members of a divided Congress appeared Friday to be in a compromising mood, seemingly eager to placate voters sick of infighting and inaction when it comes to jump-starting the economy.

CNN analysts: Reaction to Obama jobs speechupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 03:00:00

President Barack Obama on Thursday laid out his $447 billion economic plan before a joint session of Congress, saying that lawmakers should put the interests of the American people before politics.

Obama: 'Time for us to do what's right'updated: Fri Sep 09 2011 03:00:00

In his remarks to Congress, Obama addresses members directly, saying "You should pass this jobs plan right away."

CNNMoney: Republicans make nice, but wary of Stimulus 2updated: Thu Sep 08 2011 22:25:00

The president called for bipartisan support for his jobs package, but Republicans were wary of any proposals that would repeat the 2009 stimulus.

Cantor strikes civil note before Obama jobs speechupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 20:03:00

Striking a conciliatory tone the day before President Barack Obama comes to Capitol Hill to reveal his jobs plan, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor left the door open to working with him on some of the proposals he's expected to present in his address to a joint session of Congress Thursday evening.

FEMA funding faces now familiar congressional wranglingupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 09:35:00

As rescuers raced Tuesday to free people trapped by floodwaters caused by Hurricane Irene, Washington politicians bickered over how to pay for it.

CNNMoney: Debt super committee takes shape. What now?updated: Wed Aug 10 2011 12:04:00

Washington has a compromise problem. And now, lawmakers face a seemingly impossible task -- find a way to institute reforms that have eluded policymakers, all while markets and rating agencies watch with rapt attention.

Is Washington slouching toward a solution?updated: Tue Jul 26 2011 19:49:00

With America now perilously close to default, here's where I sense we stand. My observations may be off as I have only had a brief time in Washington to take measure, but let me give it my best shot.

Would female leaders solve debt crisis?updated: Wed Jul 20 2011 16:28:00

There have been press conferences and secret meetings.

Don't count Boehner out in debt crisisupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 08:16:00

As the nation gets closer to the brink of fiscal chaos, many pundits have been writing the political obituary for John Boehner's term as Speaker of the House.

Boehner: 'Time to get serious' on debtupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 12:30:00

House Speaker John Boehner warns Democrats to get serious on the debt crisis.

Is Cantor going 'rogue' or sticking to principles?updated: Fri Jul 15 2011 12:30:00

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has been a thorn in Democrats' side when it comes to the debt ceiling talks.

CNNMoney: Republican tax stand a bust with publicupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 14:03:00

House Republicans who refuse to consider tax increases as part of a debt ceiling deal are out of step with most Americans, according to two new polls.

Debt ceiling talks end with tense exchangeupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 23:41:00

Debt ceiling talks ended on a tense note as both sides traded barbs over the call for a short-term solution. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.

Cantor rejects debt ceiling plan proposed by Senate Republicansupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 18:24:00

A day after Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell proposed a backup plan to raise the debt ceiling if a deficit reduction deal with Democrats can't be reached, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor torpedoed the proposal, saying it doesn't have any chance of passing in his chamber.

In debt talks, Obama as grown-up in the roomupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 05:41:00

The enemy of problem-solving in politics is ideological inflexibility.

CNNMoney: Treasury reaffirms Aug. 2 debt ceiling deadlineupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 11:02:00

Underscoring the need for swift congressional action, the Treasury Department on Friday reiterated its Aug. 2 deadline for raising the debt ceiling.

Debt ceiling talks stalled?updated: Mon Jun 27 2011 09:06:00

Democrats pounce on Rep. Eric Cantor for walking out of debt ceiling talks. Cantor says taxes are a sticking point.

CNNMoney: Debt ceiling: Key Republican bolts talksupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 19:36:00

The bipartisan debt ceiling negotiations led by Vice President Joe Biden went on life support Thursday after a key Republican lawmaker pulled out of the talks.

Cantor: 'Weiner should resign'updated: Fri Jun 10 2011 13:03:00

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor tells affiliate WVIR that Rep. Anthony Weiner should resign.

Weiner: 'I'm not resigning, no'updated: Wed Jun 08 2011 15:50:00

CNN caught up with Rep. Anthony Weiner and asked his response to Rep. Eric Cantor's call for his resignation.

Man sentenced for threatening Cantorupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 19:25:00

A Philadelphia man was sentenced Thursday to 24 months in prison for threatening to kill the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, prosecutors said.

New signs of compromise in government shutdown standoffupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 10:39:00

One week before a potential government shutdown, Senate Democrats for the first time reacted positively to an offer from House Republicans that would keep the government running for two more weeks while cutting $4 billion.

CNNMoney: House OKs cut in fighter jet engine fundsupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 08:15:00

House Republicans continued their drive Wednesday to slash $60 billion from the current year's budget, with some of the deepest cuts targeted at education and environmental regulation.

Will Congress answer Obama's call to 'work together tomorrow'?updated: Wed Jan 26 2011 12:08:00

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama told lawmakers who were sitting alongside colleagues from across the aisle, "What comes of this moment will be determined not by whether we can sit together tonight, but whether we can work together tomorrow."

How will Congress operate post-SOTU?updated: Wed Jan 26 2011 12:08:00

Rep. Steny Hoyer talks to CNN's Kiran Chetry about the State of the Union address and Congressional priorities.

House to resume health care repeal effort next weekupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 16:56:00

After a weeklong pause in legislative business to honor the victims of the Arizona massacre, House Republicans intend to resume regular congressional business next week with a vote to repeal the health care law, a top GOP aide said Thursday.

New congressman wants more time in Washingtonupdated: Sun Jan 02 2011 12:26:00

Last year's midterm elections swept some tea partiers into Congress, and some of the new lawmakers are not wasting time making their voices heard.

Top House Republican stays firm ahead of impending budget showdownupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 16:51:00

Two months before Republicans will take over the House, the party's top man in the chamber signaled Thursday he had no intention of compromising his small-budget priorities in the coming weeks -- even with the prospect of a federal government shutdown on the horizon.

Obama, Republicans agree: Reform culture of earmarksupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 10:24:00

Less than a month after midterm elections brought a change in power in Congress, the White House and Republican leaders agree on one thing: changing the culture of earmarks.

Clinton and Netanyahu talk security and peaceupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 19:18:00

Thursday's meeting between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the resumption of peace talks was followed by a joint statement that said their discussion included "a friendly and productive exchange of views on both sides."

Republicans signal a hard-line stance after election successupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 16:57:00

A post-mortem Sunday of the mid-term elections provided little evidence that Democrats and Republicans will work together to address major issues such as deficit reduction any better than they have in recent years.

Sound of Sunday for November 7, 2010updated: Sun Nov 07 2010 16:27:00

CNN's Candy Crowley and her team watch the other Sunday shows so you don't have to.

GOP's Cantor: 'We have to deliver'updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 14:13:00

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor issued a warning Wednesday to Republicans after the party's takeover of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.

GOP leaders 'humbled' by electionupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 14:13:00

Repubilcan leaders express hope that the new Congress will "work on the people's business."

Who are the key new Republican leaders?updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:29:00

With Republicans back in control of the House of Representatives, a new power structure will emerge over the next few weeks.

How words can incite violenceupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 15:40:00

Death threats and vandalism in the wake of the health care vote spark a conversation about the power of words.

Man accused of making threats against Cantorupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 18:38:00

A 33-year-old Pennsylvania man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Justice Department said Monday.

Health care reform anger takes a nasty, violent turnupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 08:25:00

Shots fired at a congressman's campaign headquarters. Windows smashed at Democratic offices across the country. A coffin placed on a lawmaker's lawn. Hate-filled voice mail messages left on members of Congress' phone lines.

Bipartisan compromise?updated: Thu Feb 25 2010 22:30:00

CNN's Jessica Yellin talks to Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Mike Pence about bipartisan compromise on health care.

Health summit a 'stunt' and 'spectacle,' analysts sayupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 22:30:00

Heated partisan exchanges and in-depth policy discussions at the bipartisan health care summit on Thursday are unlikely to sway both parties in finding common ground, analysts said as the summit was going on.

Health care bills unpopularupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 09:53:00

Deputy political director Paul Steinhauser looks at new CNN polls ahead of Thursday's health care summit.

Bickering continues as health care summit nearsupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 09:53:00

The day before the White House's bipartisan summit on health care reform, there didn't appear to be much mood for compromise on Capitol Hill.

Stimulus: One year laterupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 13:45:00

President Obama says his stimulus plan was a success and helped keep the economy from falling into a depression.

TSA's handling of high-level security badge questionedupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 17:39:00

Does giving a second chance create a double standard?

Pump up your incomeupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 17:14:00

CNN Personal Finance Editor Gerri Willis and Money Magazine's Donna Rosato discuss ways to pump up your income right now.

Hoyer: Dems plan vote on jobs bill before Christmasupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 17:14:00

A top House Democrat told reporters Tuesday that Congressional Democrats are moving ahead with plans to vote before the Christmas holidays on legislation that would create more jobs.

Cantor's colleagues believe he has sights set higher than Congressupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 14:33:00

As Republicans swept the top three offices in Democratic-leaning Virginia last week, Rep. Eric Cantor was in Richmond, shaking hands with supporters and rallying GOP troops as he proclaimed, "The Republican resurgence begins tonight."

Cantor a GOP power playerupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 14:33:00

Rep. Eric Cantor says the GOP must return to its roots of fiscal discipline and deliver a more optimistic message.

It's time for a bipartisan health billupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 07:25:00

Given the heated rhetoric and sharp partisan divides that have characterized this year's debate, it's easy to forget that there are several key reforms in health care that Democrats and Republicans can agree on.

Stimulus goes to summer jobs, but critics raise questionsupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 12:43:00

Twenty-year-old Sean Branch searched for eight months for a job with no success.

Stimulus youth jobsupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 12:43:00

More than one billion in stimulus funds goes to fund summer jobs for youth. Is it worth it? CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.

U.S. House votes overwhelmingly for Iranian resolutionupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 14:55:00

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday that says it supports "all Iranians who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law."

Obama's fine line on Iranupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 14:55:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on criticism of President Obama's handling of Iran, and the fine line he's walking.

CNNMoney: House GOP outlines health care billupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 13:27:00

House Republicans on Wednesday presented what they called a "sorely needed" alternative to Democrats' proposals to overhaul health care.

Pay as you go?updated: Thu Jun 11 2009 11:12:00

In the face of mounting deficitis, President Obama wants to restore fiscal discipline. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Critics question 'pay-as-you-go' approachupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 11:12:00

President Obama urged Congress to adopt a "pay-as-you-go" approach to federal spending in order to restore fiscal discipline, but critics say the president's call lacks credibility.

House Republican leaders float $375 billion in budget cutsupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 19:04:00

The House Republican leadership upped the ante Thursday in the ongoing debate over the size and scope of the federal budget, unveiling a proposal to cut spending by $375 billion over the next five years.

Republicans kick off campaign to shine party imageupdated: Sat May 02 2009 14:03:00

Three prominent GOP leaders kicked off a campaign Saturday to reshape their party's image, gathering at a restaurant in northern Virginia for the first of a series of town hall meetings.

Looking to the futureupdated: Sat May 02 2009 14:03:00

Republicans launch efforts to revive their image as they debate where the party should head. Jessica Yellin reports.

GOP: 'We want to work together'updated: Thu Apr 30 2009 15:57:00

Minority Whip Eric Cantor says Republicans want to work with President Obama and reshape their message.

Republican Party plans comebackupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 15:57:00

Bruised by charges from Democrats that they've become the "party of no," Republicans on Thursday are launching an outreach effort to reshape their party's image.

Big-asset plan: risksupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 21:03:00

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the big-asset plan "balances public and private risks."

Geithner bank plan fails to attract key bipartisan supportupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 21:03:00

If Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is hoping to find strong bipartisan congressional support for his long-awaited troubled-asset bank relief plan, it appears he'll need to keep looking.

Obama budget director: We'll cut pork after '09 spending billupdated: Sun Mar 08 2009 18:00:00

Facing mounting criticism of a spending package packed with billions of dollars in earmarks, the Obama administration made a vow Sunday: This president will bring a halt to pork-laden bills.

More foreclosures comingupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 19:44:00

CNN Personal Finance Editor Gerri Willis has the latest information on foreclosure numbers.

Republicans, analysts question Obama's foreclosure planupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 19:44:00

Even before President Obama unveiled his home foreclosure plan Wednesday afternoon, some Republicans and political commentators questioned how exactly it would work to stave off a crisis plaguing the country.

Borger: The bipartisan high-stakes gambleupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 13:36:00

When Dick Cheney was still vice president -- and the extent of the Wall Street financial crisis was becoming increasingly clear -- he made an appearance before Senate Republicans to push for the bank bailout.

Commentary: Big risk in Obama's economic stimulus planupdated: Sun Jan 18 2009 09:45:00

Bolstered by wide Democratic margins in both chambers of Congress, the new administration assumes power Tuesday with a broad public mandate to repair the feeble economy.

Fortune: Why the bailout bombedupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 18:38:00

Barely containing his temper, Virginia's Eric Cantor, deputy whip for the House Republicans, stepped to the microphone this afternoon to blame the bailout defeat on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "failure to listen" and her charged partisan rhetoric in condemning President George Bush's "budgetary recklessness" and "anything-goes mentality."

Source: Virginia congressman vetted for McCain running mateupdated: Sun Aug 03 2008 10:37:00

A top congressman from Virginia is undergoing "thorough vetting" by John McCain's vice presidential team, an informed GOP source told CNN on Saturday.

House GOP moves quickly to fill leadership postupdated: Wed Sep 28 2005 19:18:00

House Republicans on Wednesday named three GOP congressmen to assume the duties of Rep. Tom DeLay, who stepped down from his post as House majority leader after a Texas grand jury indicted him for alleged state campaign finance violations.

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