Mitch McConnell
  • President Barack Obama hailed the vote, saying: "We'll begin reopening our government immediately, and we can begin to lift this cloud of uncertainty from our businesses and the American people."

    Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, pumps his fist as he walks past reporters after a meeting with House Republicans on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington.
    LAST UPDATE : Oct 17, 2013, 9:49 AM EDT
  • National Labor Relations Board has been in limbo since a federal appeals court invalidated the president's recess appointments to the agency.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 09, 2013, 8:07 PM EDT
  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio enters the White House in Washington, Friday, March 1, 2013, for a meeting with President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders to discuss the automatic federal spending cuts.

    Flurry of meetings with GOP leaders just hours before sequester of spending cuts kicks in speaks to lingering hope for major bipartisan deal.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 01, 2013, 11:24 AM EST
  • President Barack Obama waves as he walks down the West Wing Colonnade of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, ahead of tonight's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill.

    State of the Union will appeal for new spending and tax hikes to meet fiscal challenges, guaranteeing virulent Republican opposition.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 12, 2013, 6:47 PM EST