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Republicans starting to see the wisdom in keeping the popular parts of Obamacare

You've already met Rep. Patrick McHenry, the North Carolina Republican whose family has a lot of bad health history, and who has decided that Republicans really have to keep the protections for people with pre-existing conditions that are part of Obamacare. Show More Summary

Republican wants to keep protections for people with pre-existing conditions, because it helps him

How typical is this? Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), the chief deputy majority whip in the House, told reporters Wednesday that a new proposal that would weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions is "a bridge too far for...Show More Summary

Suddenly, Both Obamacare Repeal And Trump Tax Reform Are Dead

It was a one-two knockout punch for anyone still holding out hope that Trump's domestic economic policies will take place in the near, or not even so near, future. First, Rep. Patrick McHenry, a member of House Republican leadership,...Show More Summary

Congress could limit the Fed’s independence — and hurt the U.S. economy

On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen will testify before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. On Jan. 31, Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (R-N.C.), vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, wrote a scathing letter to Yellen. Citing the “clear message by President Donald Trump” to put America first, he called on […]

End of Fed Independence? House Financial Services Committee Admonishes Fed on "Secret Negotiations"

``Patrick McHenry, the vice chairman of the House financial services committee, sent Yellen a letter of admonishment regarding international negotiations the Fed conducts in secret, with no oversight... The Fed's ability to conduct secret deals just ended. An "audit the Fed" initiative is likely on deck.''

"This Is Unacceptable" - Congressman Slams Yellen For Prioritizing Foreign Banks Over "America's Interests"

Finally, the Fed is in Trump's sights. In what may be a harbinger of major headaches to come for the Fed, a recent letter (Jan. 31) penned by Republican representative Patrick McHenry, Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Committee,...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Accents...Then and Now

Before Benjamin Walker-Wells wrote for the New Yorker, he was an editor here at the Washington Monthly writing stories about everything from deep background on Rep. Patrick McHenry to Paris...

House Leaders Prepare Effort to Ease Regulation on Tech Start-Ups

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) and Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R., N.C.) are meeting with a trio of Silicon Valley companies Wednesday as part of a new House push to reduce regulations on start-ups.

Proposed bill could protect race cars from EPA regulation

North Carolina congressman Patrick McHenry has proposed a bill that, if passed, could redefine the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s emissions control regulation rules for cars used primarily on race tracks. McHenry's Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016, or "RPM Act," specifically targets the EPA's attempt to regulate...

Saturday News: Pay-to-play McHenry edition

2 years agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Payday lender donations to McHenry prompt probe call (Asheville Citizen-Times) -- A Washington-based watchdog group is asking for an ethics probe of 10th District U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry and 10 other congressmen because their actions to help the payday lending industry coincided with campaign contributions from the industry. Show More Summary

Update: House Whip and Conference Chair contests

House whip summary: Tweedle dum vs Tweedle dee The contestants: Dennis Ross (FL) Markwayne Mullin (OK) Patrick McHenry (NC) [mc_name name='Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL)' chamber='house' mcid='R000593' ] (R-Fla.) pledged to return the House...Show More Summary

Two Term @RepMarkMeadows Took on John Boehner, and Won

I'll be honest: this post looked entirely different last night. I had written about how Boehner ally [mc_name name='Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC)' chamber='house' mcid='M001156' ] of North Carolina's 10th District had, at the apparent request of the Speaker, allegedly gone looking for someone to primary the avowedly anti-Boehner [mc_name name='Rep. Show More Summary

Boehner to Resign

Now this is some stunning news: Just last night The Hill reported that Boehner ally Patrick McHenry was sniffing around to find primary challengers for Mark Meadows, the GOP rep spearheading the “oust Boehner” movement in the House, presumably to… Continue reading ?

Friday News: Just shoot me now edition

2 years agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

U.S. Rep. McHenry, State Sens. Apodaca, Jackson, Rep. Jeter backing Jeb Bush (AP) — U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry is chairman of Jeb Bush's 2016 presidential bid in the state. Co-chairmen are state Sens. Tom Apodaca and Brent Jackson, along with state Rep. Show More Summary

House Deputy Whip Job Often Springboard to Bigger Things

Rep. Patrick McHenry, the North Carolina Republican serving as chief deputy whip for the House GOP, isn’t the first lawmaker to gain prominence in the low-visibility but highly influential role.

Republicans Want to Pass a Law Preventing Liberals From Banning Rifle Ammo, They Need YOUR Help

A new bill has been introduced in Congress that would prevent liberals from banning any kind of rifle ammunition. It was introduced by Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC)

Will Export-Import Bank Get an August Rebound?

Rep. Patrick McHenry (R., N.C.) said Monday that the Export-Import Bank should be reauthorized because of its support for U.S. jobs, the latest sign of GOP backing for the bank.

Darrell Issa’s Latest Circus Has Lawmakers Upset That DOJ Is Fighting Fraud

Darrell Issa and his fellow Republicans seem upset and shocked that “petty fraud” is being fought by the Justice Department. “In essence, this is a government hit list!” declared Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), in what could have been confused for a comment on drones. “Indefensible and irresponsible,” concluded Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.). “If you don’t [...]

With Cantor Gone, GOP — and Tea Party — Loses Major Fundraiser

“I’m in shock,” Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) said in response to the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to David Brat, a small-town tea party activist, in Tuesday’s Virginia primary. No kidding: McHenry has received at least $60,000 from Cantor’s extensive fundraising network over the years — and he’s not the only one who’s…

Mike's Blog Round Up

Left is Right: Conservatives believe in the market for health care, except when they don’t. Feministing: Life expectancy for low income American women is declining. Zandar Versus the Stupid: GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry says give them death. Burnt...Show More Summary

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