A: As a House Republican, you're never going to be more negative on Trump than your opponent. So I think you run the risk of angering your base voters while not actually accumulating new voters. I understand that people have differences of opinion and there are policy differences, but I don't know that running against President Trump is going to be a successful strategy for any Republican. … [Read more...] about Her job is to retake the House for Republicans. How easy is that?
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Pruitt’s performance in front of two congressional committees this week could be key in determining how long he remains at the agency’s helm. The back-to-back House hearings scheduled for Thursday -- nominally on the EPA budget -- are set to be Pruitt’s first public appearance on Capitol Hill since the deluge of damaging revelations that began late last month. … [Read more...] about Sources: White House Deterring Republicans from Defending Pruitt
“I don’t think there will be a deal today,” Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told reporters Wednesday. He said there were a number of issues Republicans still hadn’t reached consensus on, like a question of whether there would be a special pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients ― or something akin to citizenship, like permanent legal status ― and he didn’t see Republicans coalescing behind a bill before enough members signed onto a discharge petition that is currently just three members short of forcing a vote. … [Read more...] about Republicans Look Ready To Force A Vote On Democrats’ DACA Proposal
Michigan Republicans fared better in their efforts to gut proposals on the minimum wage and paid leave. When it appeared likely that voters would have a chance to vote on minimum wage and paid leave measures in November’s election, GOP lawmakers chose to take up the measures and pass them in order to head off the referendum. Then they amended and watered them down before they would become law. … [Read more...] about Michigan Unions Dodge Republican Attack In Lame-Duck Session
After months of speculation about his political future, House Speaker Paul Ryan is set to announce that he will not be seeking re-election in 2018, two sources familiar with the matter have confirmed to CBS News. Ryan joins a growing list of Republican House members who are stepping away from Congress. More than 30 Republicans in the House and Senate have announced that they plan to leave Congress by the beginning of 2019. … [Read more...] about House Speaker Paul Ryan not running for re-election, sources say