In a brief address, the president explained that he has tapped Vice President Joe Biden to lead an inter-agency task force on gun safety, which will submit a series of recommendations to Obama by sometime next month.
“I hope the president will get serious soon,” said the Speaker.
Though House GOP leaders seem to be on board, Boehner understands that it’s going to be difficult to convince rank-and-file Republicans to essentially vote for a partial tax increase.
The White House, however, is not yet saying whether President Obama is committed to the exact legislation.
While Capitol Hill has been focused on the coming January 1st deadline, tri-state lawmakers have a deadline of their own. According to Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) FEMA funding for the damage wreaked by Hurricane Sandy is set to run out in February. As a result, Pascrell is bringing forward the Bipartisan Hurricane Sandy Tax Relief [...]
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters Wednesday that failure to strike a deal to avert the cliff can be directly attributed to President Obama.
“Republicans have a responsibility if they want to cut spending to say where they want to cut it,” Hoyer said. “That’s the nature of negotiations.”
President Obama met with a middle class family in Falls Church, Virginia today to talk about the necessity of extending tax breaks for families making under $250,000 a year. Obama sat down with Tiffany Santana, her husband Richard and parents Velma and Jimmie Massenburg, who, as Obama noted, would be hit twice as hard if [...]
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said during a press conference Wednesday that the ball is in President Obama’s court and that he should now make a counter-offer to Congress
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats are currently running a “victory lap” instead of focusing on ways to avoid the looming series of budget cuts and tax increases known as the fiscal cliff.