From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Things I Learned From Republicans In July It's quite a nutritious bowl of brain food this month: The Justice Department is on the cusp of legalizing pedophilia. (Fmr. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay) The percent at which you are taxed is proportional to the percent at which you are considered a slave. Show More Summary
A hunting club that suspended a Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has given money to the campaigns of numerous U.S. politicians, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner, a watchdog group’s records show. Safari Club International...
They just did something kind of right. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently capable of learning from his mistakes. He's decided to give in to House Speaker John Boehner in their game of chicken over the highway funding bill. Show More Summary
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is not making working with the Senate to fund highway projects a top priority these days. That might be because he's too preoccupied with defunding Planned Parenthood. House Majority Leader...Show More Summary
I wouldn't break out my dancing shoes quite yet, but The House will not vote on a multi-year Senate highway bill that revives the now-expired Export-Import Bank, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday. ?We?re not taking up the...
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) says they will not be considering the version of the highway transportation funding bill coming from the Senate. Yesterday the Senate used that bill to vote to resurrect the deauthorized...Show More Summary
“In a rare and fiery weekend session, the Senate voted on Sunday to resurrect the federal Export-Import Bank, handing the Republican Party’s most conservative wing a major defeat and setting up a showdown this week with House leaders divided over [...]
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has set up a rare Sunday vote ahead of a looming and critical deadline which will fall just before Congress goes on a long recess, hoping he can twist arms in the Senate and jam the House of Representatives into going along with the bill he wants instead of what they already passed. Show More Summary
HAZARD, Ky. — Even after years of talk about a “war on coal,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell startled some of his constituents in March when he urged open rebellion against a White House proposal for cutting pollution from coal-fired power plants.Read full article >>
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is having some big problems with his latest attempt to prove he can govern—getting a long-term highway funding bill passed. His problems just got worse, andShow More Summary
WASHINGTON -- With a little over one week left before funding for the nation's transportation infrastructure dries up, the Senate reached a deal on a multiyear bill, parting ways with the House. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced the deal, which he had been negotiating with Sen. Show More Summary
Flags over the U.S. Capitol will fly at half-staff Tuesday in honor of the five military service members shot to death Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced the tribute Tuesday morning, the first day Congress has been back in session since the shooting. […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The flags at the U.S. Capitol have been lowered to half-staff to honor the five service members killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner said...Show More Summary
In the past week, House Ways and Means Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) and House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) have shown great resolve in passing an extension to the highway bill clean of all Ex-Im Bank extensions. Chairman...Show More Summary
(AP) — The Senate's top Republican says the "gender card alone" won't be enough to propel Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton to the White House. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a speech Monday in his home state of Kentucky that a Clinton strategy centered on the argument: "Vote for me because I'm a woman" won't be enough to get her elected president next year.
House Republican leaders succeeded last month in their quest to shut down a federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their goods overseas, but a majority in Congress may soon have the last word.
The House plans to vote within two weeks on a bill to limit appeal rights of Veterans Affairs Department employees, Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calf.) said Thursday. Under a measure approved Wednesday by the House Veterans Affairs Committee, VA employees would have less time to challenge disciplinary actions, such as demotions or firings, and […]
News from Va. Speaker of the House William J. Howell, R-Stafford, and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr., R-James City, called the move premature and said the case should play out in court first. “As we have said before, … Continue reading ?
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joined lawmakers at a ceremony Wednesday marking 50 years since U.S. ground troops arrived in Vietnam.
Last week Rob Port had an article on this blog calling the actions of House Majority Leader Al Carlson petty when he opposed the action of a majority on Legislative Management to name a few Democrats to chairmanships and vice chairmanships of interim committees. I think a good case can be made that appointing minority...