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House GOP Caucus Calls For Election On May 11th.

With House Majority Leader Larry O’Neal having signaled his intention to vacate his seat, House GOP Caucus Chairman Matt Hatchett has notified members that there will be a caucus meeting on May 11th to fill the Majority Leader position. Show More Summary

Morning Plum: Chaos in Congress is about to get a lot crazier

The quote of the week, one that will likely reverberate through the halls of Congress for many months to come, is this one from GOP Rep. Charlie Dent, lamenting the inability of the House GOP caucus to unite behind, well, anything at all: “We really don’t have 218 votes to determine a bathroom break over […]

All's Fair in Love and Taxes... Or Not.

Et tu, Utah? GOP leaders want to increase the state’s gasoline tax. The state faces an $11 billion budget gap for transportation projects slated through 2040. Its House GOP caucus has endorsed an increase of as much as 10 cents a gallon in the state’s gasoline tax. Show More Summary

No Move Up From the Kids Table?

I think Josh Green has this about right. Yesterday, I noted that after a flurry of non- and aborted candidacies, the House GOP caucus was about to replace Eric Cantor with someone the Tea Party views as either equivalent to Cantor or if anything slightly less conservative or stalwart in his politics. Show More Summary

Boehner Still Ignoring House GOP Caucus On Benghazi

House GOP rank-and-file want to continue the Benghazi investigations but House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) won't let them have a special committee to do it. The post Boehner Still Ignoring House GOP Caucus On Benghazi appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Jersey Dem: GOP Right on Sandy Aid

In 2012, the House GOP caucus torpedoed federal aide for the storm because they said it would be mismanaged. The congressman says Chris Christie proved them right.

Sam Moore Backlash Swift To Reach House Floor

The reaction of House GOP caucus members to Sam Moore’s bill to eliminate loitering and prowling as crimes from the Georgia code – allowing those with convictions of sex crimes in schools and day care centers, is coming swiftly.  Thus far, the Majority Leader, Rules Chairman, Majority Whip, and Caucus Chairman have taken the well […]

How to understand the GOP predicament on immigration

The politics of immigration inside the House GOP caucus can seem perplexing and opaque. Fortunately, Paul Ryan just gave an interview to Chuck Todd that pulls back the curtain and reveals how Republicans see the political minefield that lies between them and getting to Yes. The good news: Ryan’s interview reveals a real desire to figure out a […]

Increasing Pressure In House for Vote to Limit NSA Powers

Though House Speaker John Boehner initially voiced support for NSA programs of dubious constitutionality, it seems the ground is shifting underneath his feet as pressure builds within the House GOP Caucus to allow a vote on legislation to limit the NSA’s power to spy on Americans.

Lobbyists Irked that Conservatives Don't Feel Guilty

Politico reports that 300 K Street lobbyists met with the conservative Republican Study Committee, a group within the House GOP caucus last week--and were irritated that the conservatives did not express guilt for the recent government shutdown. Show More Summary

It's Obvious That Democrats Are Looking To Score A Huge Victory Over The GOP

On Thursday and Friday, stocks exploded as optimism surged that a deal would soon be reached. Then yesterday there was no progress. The day started with John Boehner telling the House GOP caucus that talks with The White House were broken...Show More Summary

The Public Sure Doesn't Seem to Be on the GOP's Side

I'm about the 500th person to mention this, but it's really kind of gobsmacking that the latest "strategy" from the House GOP caucus regarding the budget is to demand a conference committee with the Senate. These are the same guys who...Show More Summary

The House Republican Caucus: Conspiring to Murder American Citizens

The breathlessly awaited Saturday meeting of House GOP caucus is over, and we now know what these feral children want in exchange for not blowing up the American economy:  The federal government on Saturday barreled toward its firstShow More Summary

Senate back Monday at 2, House GOP caucuses Saturday at noon

The Senate will return at 2 p.m. Monday, the last day of the fiscal year. The House of Representatives is scheduled to meet Saturday, but the action will first come when Republicans meet privately starting at noon. They have the...

Decision Day For House Leadership On Continuing Resolution

To defund and face a shutdown or not? That's the question facing Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the House GOP caucus now that the Senate has returned the Continuing Resolution, minus the ObamaCare defunding language. House members...

Pelosi, Van Hollen: Tea Party Runs House GOP Caucus

As Jim Ward says, “How long will this Boehner last? If you Boehner lasts four terms or more, consult your lobbyist immediately!” The House Democratic leadership says that the Tea Party has thrown the leadership over the side: House Democrats have grown accustomed to the Republican majority passing legislation that won’t stand a chance in […]

House GOP: No Immigration Overhaul

While few specifics about the House GOP caucus’ Wednesday meeting were reported by the NY Times, the Southern and Tea Part factions are throwing their weight around — further weakening Speaker Boehner: Meeting for the first time as a group to hash out their approach to immigration, House Republicans on Wednesday came down overwhelmingly against [...]

July 10: House GOP Showdown on Immigration

Breitbart News has learned that on July 10th, the House GOP caucus will convene a special "internal conference" on the subject of immigration reform. IA Rep. Steve King began pressing for a conference in early June, having acquired more than the 50 votes necessary to force the closed-door session. Show More Summary

As Senate marches forward on immigration, House Republicans shrug

Reporters who are well connected inside the House GOP caucus are firmly convinced that John Boehner and House Republicans will feel no pressure to allow a vote on any immigration reform that lacks the support of a majority of Republicans — … Continue reading ?

The key to a Va. transportation deal? The phony money

Picking up on the ideas Jim Hoeft wrote about in our latest newsletter regarding the angst among some House GOP caucus members in wake of the Speaker’s trashing of the Senate redistricting plan… The obvious question: Why didn’t any House members appeal Howell’s ruling? The votes to win just weren’t there. Show More Summary

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