Republicans don't have a firm policy agenda yet, but Paul Ryan vows that they will by the time the party has a presidential nominee.
House Republicans have fewer internal splits than a year ago, but they differ with their Senate counterparts on the policy front.
The speaker really wants lawmakers to show up on time. To prove it, he closed a vote when nearly a third of the House hadn't shown up yet.
The Hill's top two Republicans have divergent goals this election year.
"I think people are relieved," Paul Ryan says of his speakership so far, projecting confidence about his 2016 agenda.
The two packages drew complaints from both the Right and Left, but GOP and Democratic leaders were able to cobble together a big majority anyway.
Party leadership says the "vote no, hope yes" era is hurting their leverage at the bargaining table.
The two leaders bridged a wide generational gap to cut their first deal, and neither came out as the clear winner.
The new speaker asked fellow Republicans to back a $1.1 trillion spending bill, even after many of the riders they’d sought were left on the cutting-room floor.
Congress will approve another CR to give negotiators on omnibus and tax packages more time.
The omnibus spending bill and the tax-extender package are moving slowly, and Congress may need to stay in town at least through the weekend to finish its work.
"This is not conservatism," the House speaker declared in response to the GOP presidential front-runner's plan.
House leaders kicked off the week by blaming the other side for slow negotiations.
The agreement on visas may ease some pressure on negotiators, though plenty of thorny issues remain.
Neither House Democrats nor Republicans believe the other side is making good-faith efforts to reach a deal.
Conservatives fear a move on the omnibus to raise party spending limits will help the establishment at the expense of outside groups.
About a dozen House Republicans are jockeying for valuable seats on the GOP Steering Committee, part of a broader effort to devolve power from leadership to the rank and file..
Enough Democrats backed Thursday's bill that it will be hard for the White House to head off future efforts.
The GOP has been divided over what should go in an omnibus spending bill. Could blocking Syrian refugees bring them together?
The House will move separate legislation, as top Republicans hope to avoid a shutdown crisis over funding the resettlement program.