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Rep. McCarthy: No Obamacare Bill Until After Supreme Court Ruling

House Republicans aren't likely to introduce a bill addressing subsidies under the health law until the Supreme Court rules on the matter, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) said Monday.

McConnell blocks Rand Paul amendments to NSA reform bill

We'll see how this works out for him. After completely bungling a strategy to avoid reforms to the Patriot Act, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided to finally allow the USA Freedom Act, a House bill that contains some reforms of the program, to go forward. Show More Summary

Rep. McCarthy: No Obamacare Bill Until After Supreme Court Ruling

House Republicans aren't likely to introduce a bill addressing subsidies under the health law until the Supreme Court rules on the matter, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) said Monday.

Kevin McCarthy Advises Senate To Pass NSA Reform Bill 'As Soon As Possible'

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy pressed the Senate on Monday to pass a House bill that would limit bulk data collection by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. "My only advice is just to get USA Freedom Act done --...Show More Summary

Ex-GOP House Majority Leader Tom DeLay Urges Americans To “Rise Up” Against Supreme Court Over Marriage Equality Ruling

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

"Hopefully the American people will rise up and really undermine the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.”

A. Barton Hinkle: Anti-Immigration Conservatives Hit a New Low

last weekNews : Reason

If Cesar Vargas ever becomes a military lawyer, the terrorists will have already won. Or so says Dave Brat, the Virginia Republican who beat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary contest a little less than a year ago. Brat says people such as Vargas represent nothing less than the decline of Western civilization. As A. Show More Summary

As fast-track trade bill heads for Senate cloture vote, House outcome could be up to Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi could be key in the fight over fast-track trade legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to end debate on Trade Promotion Authority—fast-track trade legislation—late Tuesday. That cloture vote is planned...Show More Summary

Kevin McCarthy Warns Senate Against Extending Patriot Act Without Reforms

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) warned the Senate on Monday against pushing through a renewal of surveillance powers for the National Security Agency without reforms approved last week by the House. TheShow More Summary

Congressman Shrugs Off Dreamers' Patriotism, Says ISIS Would Enlist, Too

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), the immigration hardliner who unseated former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), dismissed arguments from his colleagues that young undocumented immigrants who want to enlist in the military...Show More Summary

McConnell: House phone records bill could make US "go dark"

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says House-passed legislation effectively could cause the country to "go dark" when it comes to collecting Americans' phone records. Legislation ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records passed the House last week by a wide margin and is headed for the Senate.

READ IN: House of Bolton Edition

By Reid Wilson -- The Senate will try again today to pass trade promotion authority after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Harry Reid announced a deal that will give Democrats a separate vote on Chinese currency manipulation. Once that bill is taken care of, the Senate will vote on TPA. Obama spoke with […]

House Votes to Change Patriot Act by Stopping Bulk Phone Data Collection

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Shutterstock The House of Representatives on Wednesday gave Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a big reason to crank up his hustle if he wants to hang onto the part of the Patriot Act that allows for the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records. Show More Summary

House Votes to End N.S.A.’s Bulk Phone Data Collection

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The House overwhelmingly approved legislation to end the federal government’s bulk collection of phone records, exerting enormous pressure on Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader.

Allen Peake: Learning From Losing

The following is an email sent from Representative Allen Peake: Yesterday, I had the unique opportunity to run for the House Majority Leader position in the Georgia State House.  Unfortunately, I lost the election, to a fine man and my good friend, Jon Burns from Newington, GA. Show More Summary

Jon Burns Elected House Majority Leader; Bruce Williamson Elected Secretary Treasurer

The House Majority Caucus met this afternoon to elect new leadership, following the appointment of Larry O’Neal to a judgeship in late April. Representative Jon Burns of Newington was elected as Majority Leader to replace O’Neal, defeating Representative Allen Peake of Macon. Show More Summary

NEWS IN FEDERAL LAW-ENFORCEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY: Roll Call: GOP Leaders Not Briefed on Bodyguards

NEWS IN FEDERAL LAW-ENFORCEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY: Roll Call: GOP Leaders Not Briefed on Bodyguards’ Lost Guns. House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., might never have known their bodyguards left guns in the bathroom without CQ Roll Call’s report, which has launched a Capitol Police investigation into the source of […]

House committee passes bill to curtail mass surveillance

The House Judiciary Committee struck a blow against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week. McConnell is trying to force a five-year extension of the Patriot Act, without any revision of the controversial bulk data collection provision. Show More Summary

Talking to the House speaker

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who, next to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), may have the most disagreeable job in Washington, is more worried than frustrated these days. Talking to a small group of reporters in his Capitol Hill office, he described his recent trip with eight colleagues to the Middle East. “We’re not […]

Montana Governor Vetoes Telemedicine Abortion Ban

On the last day of the legislative session Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed several bills, including House Majority Leader Keith Regier (R-Kalispellwhich)'s HB 587. Image: Shutterstock The post Montana Governor Vetoes Telemedicine Abortion Ban appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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