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As vote for speaker nears, at least 25 House Republicans are said to have reservations about another term under House Speaker John Boehner.
President Obama signs fiscal crisis bill approved by Congress and $ 663 billion defense spending bill from Hawaiian vacation using autopen, despite previous concerns over defense measure.
Part of the fiscal crisis deal voted on earlier this week includes a one-year extension of tax credits for the wind-energy industry that could cost taxpayers an estimated $ 12.1 billion.
It might not be smooth sailing for John Boehner when the House holds its vote for speaker Thursday, with conservatives grumbling about his leadership during the fiscal crisis.
While President Obama says he’ll sign bill approved in the House late last night to stop tax hikes on most Americans, lawmakers also set themselves up for another bitter battle weeks from now.