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A GOP lobbyist who has been advising House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is urging Republicans to pass comprehensive amnesty legislation "pronto" if they gain control of Congress after the midterms. Even though Republicans may take back the Senate by running against President Barack Obama's executive amnesty, John Feehery argued that Republicans must not oppose Obama and ram through amnesty if they control Congress.
Rodgers, the GOP Conference chairwoman, is expected raise more than $500,000 for the congressional hopefuls Tuesday at the American Trucking Association townhouse. Republican Reps.
The party that's acted as a bulwark against President Barack Obama's agenda suddenly looks like it will quickly agree to some of his biggest demands. House Republicans are poised to extend the Export-Import Bank's charter well into next year, despite decrying the agency as an antiquated vestige of crony capitalism.
If this year's U.S. Senate race in Louisiana seems particularly antagonistic, there's a reason beyond the obvious: If incumbent Mary Landrieu loses to either of her Republican challengers - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy or political newcomer Rob Maness - it may be enough to tilt the Senate from blue to red. The Senate currently has 53 Democrats and 45 Republicans.
Robert McDonald , the newly confirmed secretary of veterans affairs, met with the media last week to outline some of his priorities as he tries to reinvent the agency after a serious scandal that included cover-ups of unacceptably long wait times for health care at some facilities., "I think the biggest take-away for me from talking to employees was that we need to open up the culture," said McDonald, the former head of Proctor & Gamble. "When I was going around, it seemed to me that employees thought of the hierarchy of VA as a pyramid.
Mulvaney, left, and Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., talk following the bipartisan news conference outside of the Capitol to unveil "a major proposal aimed at modernizing America's regulatory system to reduce compliance costs, encourage growth and innovation, and improve national competitiveness" in May. Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, a front-runner in the race for chairmanship of the Republican Study Committee in the next Congress, is vowing to guard the independence of the GOP's right wing from influential outside groups like Heritage Action. "The days for somebody else defining what it means to be conservative will be over," Mulvaney said in an interview.
House GOP leaders appear set to push through a measure giving President Obama the authorization and money he has requested to train Syrian rebels for the fight against ISIS - a rare display of unity between Republicans and the president. This would be separate from any measure authorizing Obama's ramping up of American military operations, which apparently isn't going to get any Congressional vote.
The House's inability to pass an emergency border funding bill last month left critics on both sides of the aisle wondering whether the new members of the GOP leadership team, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, can bring order to an unruly conference "I'm willing to give Mr. McCarthy and Mr. Scalise the benefit of the doubt," Hoyer said in an interview on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" program set to air in full Sunday morning.
The House Thursday approved Rep. Bill Cassidy 's bill that would allow small businesses and their employees to choose health plans that don't provide the minimum coverage established under the Affordable Care Act . It passed 247-167 , with 222 GOP votes and 25 from Democrats.
Now that President Obama has made his case for military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, it falls to those in Congress who have worked to stymie his agenda at every turn to round up support for a key piece of his strategy. House Speaker John Boehner and his lieutenants will ask their restive conference to vote to allow the president to arm pro-Western Syrian rebels, potentially as a part of a government funding bill.
The civil processing department of Louisiana's 19th Judicial District issued two subpoenas Wednesday to Senator Mary Landrieu compelling her appearance in court on Friday, September 5 in the case of Paul Hollis versus Mary L. Landrieu and Tom Schedler, Louisiana Secretary of State , according to several sources in the 19th Judicial District. Sharon Zito, Deputy Clerk in Section 25 of the 19th Judicial District, confirmed to Breitbart News Wednesday afternoon that Ann Brandon in the civil processing department issued two subpoenas addressed to Senator Mary L. Landrieu on Wednesday morning.
Rep. Steve Scalise 's elevation to the No. 3 House Leadership post means more influence for the oil and gas industry and for the state of Louisiana, according to an analysis by the New York Times' Jonathan Weisman.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:01 pm
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