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4 hrs ago | Daily Kos
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8 hrs ago | The Hill
Rep. Roger Williams is making moves to challenge National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden for the chairmanship after this fall's elections.
17 hrs ago | Roll Call
Four Eric Cantor aides will keep their jobs but be working for a new boss by the end of the week.
Steve Scalise doesn't formally take over as majority whip until Thursday, but some House Republicans say he's already delivering on his twin campaign promises of bringing conservatives into the fold and consulting members on the front end of the policymaking process.
McCarthy is a genuinely nice guy who won a seat in Congress just eight years ago after a brief stint in the California Legislature, but is poised this week to become House majority leader and could, if Republicans continue their hold, become speaker in a few years.
Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, flanked by fellow Republicans Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington and incoming majority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California , speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday.
"Thank you," said Speaker John Boehner, in an emotional send-off to his top lieutenant, who officially steps down from his top-level post at midnight Thursday to make way for Rep. Kevin McCarthy as the new majority leader.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel on Tuesday left the door open to the possibility of another shutdown due to the battle over reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.
WASHINGTON: US politicians mired in Washington gridlock agree on virtually nothing these days.
California Gov. Jerry Brown, traveling in Mexico on a trade mission Monday, commenting on his relationship with incoming House majority leader and fellow Californian Rep. Kevin McCarthy , described it as one "that probably needs further development."
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner traveled to Hampton Roads to rally support for reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank, saying it helps support thousands of port-related jobs in the area and helps companies in all corners of the state compete in the global marketplace.
This July 23, 2014, file photo shows Speaker of the House John Boehner, of Ohio, joined by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, of Calif., as he talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Congress will try to deal with the border crisis, VA reform, and a host of other issues before adjourning for the summer on Thursday.
With no fanfare-well, maybe a little fanfare-House Republicans by the end of this week will officially have a brand new majority leader, a new majority whip, and just 12 scheduled legislative days remaining before it's time to pick yet another new slate of leaders.
Updated: Wed Jul 30, 2014 09:43 pm
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