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Revise The Visa Program Or Reject Syrian Refugees? House GOP Wants To Do Both.

13 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

House Republicans aim to pass an overhaul in December of one of the key programs through which foreigners enter the U.S., Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on Monday. In doing so, the House GOP would be at least partially...Show More Summary

Kevin McCarthy Dismisses Possibility Of Government Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood

14 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Monday shrugged off the possibility of a government shutdown over funding for Planned Parenthood, saying Republicans are more focused on preventing terrorism in the wake of the Paris attacks. Show More Summary

Senate Republicans To Try To Repeal Obamacare

The Senate will now waste its time trying to do what the House tried and failed to do at least 52 times. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is convening the meeting to walk through the special budgetary process known as reconciliation, which will allow Republicans to pass the package with a simple-majority vote. Controversial [...]

House may move quickly to overhaul visa waiver program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the House will aim to pass legislation by year's end overhauling a program that allows visa-free travel to the U.S. The so-called visa waiver program lets people from 38 countries visit the U.S. for 90-day stays without obtaining a visa.

Republican Kevin McCarthy: Government shutdown over Planned Parenthood unlikely

17 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday said he expects lawmakers to debate federal funding for Planned Parenthood as they consider spending legislation this month but he did not expect a government shutdown over the women’s health group. McCarthy, responding to questions about...

36 Democrats push bill to keep people on terrorist watch-list from buying guns

Thirty-six Democrats plus independents Sen. Angus King and Sen. Bernie Sanders have sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan urging them to bring to the floor of the Senate and House legislation designed to block people on the terrorist watch-list from legally buying firearms in the United States. Show More Summary

Before Syrian refugees, America welcomed massive Iranian influx

In the wake of the attacks in Paris apparently carried out by French and Belgian nationals, Republican leaders and a majority of the American people now stand against accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees. While the GOP-controlled House pass...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell sets up anti-refugee bill in Senate, Harry Reid promises filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has started a fast-track process to bring up the anti-refugee legislation passed by the House on Thursday. The action bypasses the legislative process through committees and brings the bill directly...Show More Summary

Congress takes up Syrian refugee fight, starts slide toward shutdown

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are taking an increasingly bellicose stance against President Obama, with Ryan refusing to rule out a shutdown and saying Republicans will force the president to accept their poison pill policy riders on a spending bill. Show More Summary

House bill would allow tribes to set own labor rules

The legislation "stops yet another example of needless and illegitimate federal intervention, restoring the sovereignty of tribes to create labor policies that are best for their members," said Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. Many...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans: So maybe we can do Obamacare repeal in 2017? Maybe?

You could see this coming from a mile away. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cannot get 51 votes together among his conference to repeal Obamacare. The vehicle he has to do it is an already-passed House bill that partially repeals the law, as well as defunds Planned Parenthood. Show More Summary

Was a House Majority Leader’s Plane Blown Up So Another Congressman’s Wife Could Marry a Mobster, and More

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Was a House Majority Leader’s Plane Blown Up So Another Congressman’s Wife Could Marry a Mobster, and More...

Capitol Hill Buzz: Pelosi says next president a "she"

At a news conference, Pelosi defended the budget deal negotiated between the White House and Republican leaders when asked if Congress was just punting major fiscal issues until after the next election. Pelosi, who was the first female...Show More Summary

Europe is Increasingly 'Disenchanted' With Obama Over Russia

European leaders and the White House do not exactly see eye to eye on a number of issues, particularly when it comes to Russia, but there is a major change in this dynamic: European officials and media have lately started blaming Barack Obama directly for what they see as bad decision-making on the part of the US president.

House Gives Itself Well-Deserved Break, Will Average Two Workdays A Week In D.C. For 2016

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Members of the House of Representatives are scheduled to average about two days per week in legislative session next year, with an especially long summer recess, according to the calendar released Tuesday by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy...Show More Summary

Kevin McCarthy’s 2016 House Calendar: No Work After the Super Bowl, and 254 Other Days Too

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

House of Representatives Majority leader and former next-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has released the 2016 schedule for the Congressional House sessions, deemed "D.C. Work Weeks" according to the official release.

Cruz super PAC releases radio ads; one boasts about Boehner attack

A super PAC supporting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has released a slate of new radio ads, including one boasting that former House Majority Leader John Boehner had some unkind things to say about the Texas Republican. Keep the Promise I, a super PAC bankrolled by hedge fund multimillionaire Robert Mercer, added eight ads to a […]

Call It Out: GOP Senate Majority Leader Calls NY Trans Protections “Overstep”

GOP Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan hit New York Governor Cuomo’s administration for extending vitally important non-discrimination protections to transgender New Yorkers and visitors in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Ryan Elected Speaker, Boehner Sheds Final Tears, McConnell Blocks Ex-Im Bank Efforts: P.M. Links

last monthNews : Reason

Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been elected speaker of the House. He promised to fix a "broken" system. Ryan's election means that John Boehner (R-Ohio) can exit, stage right. He bid the House farewell today. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...Show More Summary

Politicians React To Paul Ryan's Election As Speaker Of The House

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The votes are in, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will officially replace House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Boehner announced his resignation in September. After House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) suddenly dropped out of the race to fill the position, Boehner urged Ryan to run. Show More Summary

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