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Fix The Damn Oil Tax Already

On the 70th day of the state’s 80 legislative session Republican leaders in the House and Senate have proposed a major reform to oil tax policy. Already it is being met anger from partisan Democrats hoping to inflame the public’s hatred for “big oil,” but it’s time to cut through that nonsense. It’s time to...

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

House Majority Leader O’Neal On His Way Out?

It appears as if a rumor that has floated around the Capitol might actually be true. I little while ago I received an email addressed to the House Republican Caucus from Majority Leader Larry O’Neal. The Leader will be accepting a Judgeship of the Georgia Tax Tribunal, should the Governor offer it to him. Show More Summary

GOP Leader says 20-week abortion ban coming back for a vote: May 7 protest still scheduled

In a “pen-and-pad sit-down” with reporters today, Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is circling back around for a vote. According to Roll Call: McCarthy also said he intended...Show More Summary

Kevin McCarthy Preparing To Bring Iran Bill To House Floor

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday he is preparing to bring legislation to the House floor in the near future that would give Congress an oversight role in ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran. The bill would...Show More Summary

McCarthy backs Iran nuclear bill, lays out House plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the House will act after the Senate on legislation giving Congress the power to review an emerging Iran nuclear deal. Republicans and several Democrats maintain that Congress should have a say on an international deal with Tehran to curb its nuclear program.

Eric Cantor Wants The GOP To Fund Science Research. He Doesn't Think They Have To Pay For It.

WASHINGTON -- Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) made an extraordinary pitch to his one-time colleagues this week as they head into tense government funding negotiations this summer. If they want to secure increases inShow More Summary

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R.I.P., Roscoe P. Coletrane. That counts as politics, since Cooter was once elected to Congress, and recently made political news again, allegedly having a hand in the defeat of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. So there ya go!...Show More Summary

WATCH: Tom Delay Promises to Fight Against Gay Rights to 'Bitter End'

The former House majority leader claims to love those who 'have chosen to be homosexuals' but 'abhor the sin.' read more

Governor Dalrymple’s SB2279 Comments Were An Act Of Political Cowardice

House Majority Leader Al Carlson (R-Fargo) is unhappy with Governor Jack Dalrymple’s comments regarding the defeat of SB2279 yesterday, and who can blame him? Here’s what Dalrymple’s office sent out after the state House defeated legislation outlawing discrimination against gays yesterday: I’m concerned that we have missed an opportunity to affirm what North Dakotans already...

US Congressional Delegation to Ukraine Urges More Aid, Lethal Weapons

US House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that the United States and the international community should provide lethal assistance to Ukraine to stop Russia’s threat to peace and security.

Majority Leader and Armed Services Chair Visit Kiev: European Leaders Increasingly For U.S. Arms to Ukraine

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) met with Ukrainian officials in Kiev Monday. "The...

House Approves GOP Budget

House Republicans adopted a 2016 budget in a 228-199 vote on Wednesday that represents a major victory for GOP leaders after a rocky start to their year,” The Hill reports. “The budget would increase defense spending next year by boosting [...]

Senate up next after House passes bold conservative budget

Rules governing budget debate in the Senate require only a majority vote, not the 60-vote margin usually needed, giving Republican leaders some maneuvering room. The House plan turns Medicare into a voucher program while the Senate version does not.

Ted Cruz seeks to enlist U.S. Christians for 2016 White House bid

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Casting himself as the leader of a grassroots army, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz made an explicit appeal to Christian conservatives on Monday as he became the first major figure to jump into the 2016 U.S. presidential race.

Deep feud splitting Virginia’s GOP can be seen in party’s fundraising woes

RICHMOND — A Virginia Republican activist who helped unseat former House majority leader Eric Cantor is urging the party’s most conservative organizers to dig deep to keep the party’s lights on through the end of the month.Read full article >>

Will the GOP coalesce around their budget—or rip each other to shreds?

The real test for the week will be to see whether House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can each keep their respective caucuses in line long enough to pass budget resolutions through both chambers. IfShow More Summary

House Nears ‘Doc Fix’ Breakthrough

“The House is inching closer to a major deal on Medicare payments that could help cement a legacy for Speaker John Boehner,” The Hill reports. “Boehner has spent two months quietly working with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to finally solve [...]

House Majority Leader: All We Want is Hillary's Benghazi E-Mails, Nothing Else

Due to the potential “sensitivity” to Hillary Clinton’s various e-mails, House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) explained that Republicans’ request is specifically focused on just those pertaining to the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, and nothing else. “We’re not interested in her private e-mails,” he said on Face the Nation. Show More Summary

Steve Scalise Skipped Selma For Posh Conservative Retreat

WASHINGTON -- As top lawmakers and civil rights leaders gathered in Selma, Alabama, earlier this month to commemorate the civil rights movement, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) took an all-expenses paid trip to a luxuriousShow More Summary

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