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February 6, 2016

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January 12, 2016

Pelosi on Whether Hillary Clinton Would Work Better With Congress


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In her Power Brokers interview, Pelosi dishes on what it was like to work with Steny Hoyer in her first job. (SideXSide Studios)

Wait, was that an endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi?

In this first clip from an exclusive interview with Roll Call to kick off our new Power Brokers series of weekly newsmaker interviews, Pelosi discussed why and how a President Hillary Clinton might have a better chance of working with House Republicans than President Barack Obama has.

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December 9, 2015

House Republicans Introduce 5-Day CR as Negotiations Continue


UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 5: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) holds a press conference on the omnibus funning bill with Senate Democrats in the Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Democrats say they’ll oppose any continuing resolution that goes more than just a few days. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

House Republicans introduced a continuing resolution on Wednesday that would fund the government for an additional five days past when current funding runs out on Friday.

The question now is whether those five days will fall within Democrats’ demands for a CR that lasts only a “few days.”

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October 8, 2015

Members React to McCarthy’s Decision to Drop Speaker Bid (Video)


(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 3:02 p.m. | House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s abrupt decision to drop out of the race to replace outgoing Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, at the GOP conference’s leadership election Thursday has members talking.

Here’s a catalog of reaction from the House GOP following the California Republican’s move. Full story

September 25, 2015

Reactions to Boehner Resignation (Video)


UNITED STATES - September 10: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, September 10, 2015.(Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Boehner said Friday he’s leaving Congress. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Speaker John A. Boehner announced Friday he’ll resign from Congress at the end of October. Here’s a roundup of reaction from across Washington.

“John Boehner is a good man.” — President Barack Obama Full story

April 4, 2014

Jim Moran, John Boehner Sought Congressional Pay Raise Reform as Freshmen


(Maureen Keating/Roll Call File Photo)

(Maureen Keating/Roll Call File Photo)

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in Roll Call on Aug. 5, 1991. We discovered it when looking for archival photos of Rep. James P. Moran, who made headlines by telling CQ Roll Call reporter Hannah Hess that members of Congress are “underpaid.” Moran, actually one of Congress’ poorest members, is retiring instead of seeking a 13th term.

Turns out Moran was among a group of freshmen calling for pay raise changes in an effort spearheaded by now-Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio. (The effort was successful. The 27th Amendment was ratified a year later, in 1992.) The caption on the photo caught our attention and is priceless. It reads: Some 35 of this year’s 45 House freshmen are calling for changes in the way Congress works. They’re doing it now, they say, before they get co-opted by the system themselves. At a Thursday press conference (from left) Reps. Larry LaRocco, Jim Moran and Rick Santorum.

Full story as it appeared on page 3 nearly 23 years ago below.

Freshmen Ask Limit on Pay-Raise Power Of Congress as Part of Broader Reforms

By Karen Foerstel

Three-quarters of House freshmen have signed onto a resolution to limit the pay-raise authority of Congress.

The move is part of a broader effort by 35 of the 48 freshmen in the Class of 1990 to reform the way Congress works. They say they want to act now — before they themselves become entrenched in the system.

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