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John Olsrud: When Bipartisanship Is The Right Way

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...

Regular Order on the Highway

After the 2014 mid-term election, House Speaker Boehner and soon to be Senate Majority Leader McConnell promised a return to regular order. The passage of the first congressional budget since 2009, showed that regular order does, indeed, make a difference. Show More Summary

House Majority Leader Al Carlson Makes Himself Look Petty

North Dakota is a thoroughly Republican state, and it’s pretty much always been that way. Since North Dakota gained statehood in 1889 Democrats have controlled the state House for a grand total of just four years, and the state Senate for just ten years. Of course, partisan definitions get a little fuzzy in North Dakota’s...

White House confirms U.S. strike killed al Qaeda leader in Yemen

Death of Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the head of AQAP, a "major blow" to the terror network

Tom DeLay urges Americans to defy the “ten” Supreme Court justices if they rule in favor of same-sex marriage

The former GOP House majority leader said favoring marriage equality results from constitutional ignorance

McCarthy: Congress must pass trade bill, but path is unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House majority leader says Congress must find a way to pass President Barack Obama's trade agenda. McCarthy said one option calls for many Democrats to switch their positions and approve a job training program that's legislatively linked to Obama's bid for "fast track" negotiating authority.

Fast Track Down

The Fast Track trade authority package was rejected Friday because two years of effort by a vast corporate coalition, the White House and GOP leaders -- and weeks of deals swapped for yes votes -- could not assuage a majority in theShow More Summary

AM News: Waiting For ESEA Reauthorization (& Common Core Test Results)

Refresher: What's in the House ESEA Bill? PK12: The measure was not on the Majority Leader's weekly schedule for action, but sources said it could be called to the floor as early as Wednesday. Common Core tests largely over; now comes...Show More Summary

Over 70 Christian Education Leaders Send Letter to Congress Urging Protection From Potential Pro-Gay Supreme Court Ruling

More than 70 leaders in the Christian education field signed onto letters sent to Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., last week advocating for legislation that will protect Christian institutions from from being punished by the government for upholding biblical views on marriage.

Obama, GOP leaders frantically seek Dems' help on trade bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The odd coalition of Republican congressional leaders and the Democratic White House twisted arms and offered enticements Wednesday in a hectic scramble to pass a major trade bill slated for a House vote at week's end. [...]Show More Summary

Senate Republican says secret Obamacare plan deal with House close, House says 'Huh?'

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) That secret plan that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says may or may not be made public soon is now a Senate and House plan, according to one Republican senator. But it seems like that might be news to House leadership. Sen. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell: 'We'll let you know' about our secret plan to fix Obamacare

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking a page from his House Republican colleagues who totally have a plan to save Obamacare subsidies but are keeping it secret for now. McConnell said Monday that Senate Republicans "will be...Show More Summary

Fundraising Fuels McCarthy’s Rise to Power

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) “celebrated his first election to Congress at an In-N-Out Burger, sipping sodas from paper cups at Formica tables with his wife and children… Eight years later, as the new House majority leader, McCarthy commands a multimillion-dollar [...]

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'

last monthNews : Huffington Post

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

last monthLGBT / 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 monthNews : 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

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

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