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TPP opponents are ignoring national security

Right Turn has obtained a copy of a letter from eight former defense secretaries sent to House and Senate majority and minority leaders imploring them on national security grounds to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership. TPP, they argue, “is an important step in the process of furthering peace and increasing prosperity here in America and around […]

House GOP leader: No help for Puerto Rico before deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says Congress will not act to help Puerto Rico ahead of a May 1 deadline when hundreds of millions in bond payments come due. The California Republican claims lawmakers have been waiting for answers from the Obama administration's Treasury Department.

Video: ND House Majority Leader Supports Suing Feds Over Refugee Resettlement

Majority Leader Al Carlson speaks on the floor of the North Dakota House of Representatives during the 2015 legislative session. Photo by TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune Earlier this month the Tennessee State Assembly voted to approve a lawsuit against the federal government over refugee resettlement. Show More Summary

Republicans rush to defend Dennis Hastert, plead court for leniency in alleged pedophile hush money case

“We all have our flaws, but Dennis Hastert has very few," wrote former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

Who In Their Right Mind Thought North Dakota Spending Would Remain At Oil Boom Level Highs?

House Majority leader Rep. Al Carlson (R-Fargo), left, and Rep. Roscoe Streyle (R-Minot) both questioned the numbers in state budget revenue projections announced Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune There is a lot of concern over North Dakota’s budget picture. Show More Summary

Tom DeLay: 'Dennis Hastert Has Very Few' Flaws

Former GOP House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has written a letter to the court asking that former GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert get leniency in his federal trial for committing bank fraud to cover up his sexual abuse of a student athlete when he was a high school wrestling coach. Show More Summary

Illinois Might Adopt One Of The Highest Income Taxes In The Nation

This post originally appeared as an op-ed on Forbes.   Tax day may be behind us, but Illinois residents could be working longer to pay their state taxes in future years under legislation unveiled by House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D)—a proposal that would see the top rate soar from 3.75 to 9.75%. Show More Summary

Tennessee GOP leader threatens tax hike on companies that oppose anti-trans bathroom bill

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R) on Tuesday threatened to financially punish companies which opposed a bathroom bill aimed at transgender people by stripping their tax breaks. Although McCormick agreed that the House “did the right thing” by shelving the bill on...

‘Any legislation having to do with Middle East has to be vetted and approved by AIPAC’ — Tom DeLay

“When Tom DeLay was House majority leader, I found out that any legislative provision having to do with the Middle East had to be vetted and approved by AIPAC before the bill could move forward.” So states Mike Lofgren, recently retired after 28 years as Congressional staffer, the last 16 years as senior analyst for […]

LGBT Advocates Deliver Letter From 60 Major Business Leaders To Top Tennessee Elected Officials

Today, HRC, the Tennessee Equality Project, the ACLU of Tennessee, and the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition hand-delivered to Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell and Senate President Ron Ramsey a letter from 60 major CEOs and...Show More Summary

Some fear House playing politics with painkiller bills

It was one day after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s announcement last week that the House would not consider the Senate bill to combat heroin and opioid abuse, a major issue on the 2016 campaign trail. House GOP leaders quickly passed the mic to one of their most vulnerable incumbents, Rep. Bob Dold of Illinois. The Republican […]

Paul Ryan Insists He Won’t Run for President: ‘Count Me Out’

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

    House Speaker Paul Ryan. (Andrew Harnik / AP) Rep. Paul Ryan’s recent history of changing his tune about acquiescing to Republican leaders’ insistence that he take on major political challenges has come back to haunt him this election season. Show More Summary

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Addresses Opioid, Heroin Epidemic

In response to an increase in opioid-related deaths in his hometown,House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) recentlyoutlined his plan to combat the nation's epidemic: improving treatment and prevention efforts,educating themedical...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell's full-on Supreme Court blockade is cracking

The White House is chipping away at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Supreme Court blockade. His position of "no meetings, no hearings, no vote" is cracking up under the pressure of senators actually having constituents theyShow More Summary

Alabama Lawmaker Says Majority Favor Impeachment

Alabama House Minority Leader Craig Ford (D) told the Birmingham News that Rep. Ed Henry (R) was planning on bringing the articles of impeachment against Gov. Robert Bentley (R) as early as next week and that “over half” of the [......

Should Congress Increase NASA Funding?

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answers by Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader and Congressman (R-CA), U.S. House of Representatives,...Show More Summary

Europe’s refugee crisis likely to be focus of White House summit with Nordic nations

President Obama said he will meet with the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in May at a White House summit where Europe's refugee crisis and the expanding war against the Islamic State are likely to be a major focus. The summit comes at a time when relations with longtime Nordic allies have been […]

Differences, Numbers, and Distribution

Will the House vote on a budget next week? Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says no: “More conversations among members will be required before moving the budget to the floor.” In other words, Republicans need to work out their differences. Show More Summary

House Republican leader puts a positive spin on Trump's success

Most GOP leaders are panicked by Trump's rise. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy isn't one of them.

“No evidence to back Trump claims of ‘dishonest’ early voting, Florida officials say”

Marc Caputo reports for Politico: Rubio’s Florida chairman, former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, ridiculed Trump’s claim about him and campaign “minions” trying to rig the process. “I don’t know about minions, but I do know about Minyans,” Hasner, … Continue reading ?

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