Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | ‘You Control Nothing’: House Republicans Brace for Life in the Minority Supported by On Washington ByCarl Hulse Dec. 29, 2018 About two-thirds of Republicans returning to the House for the 116th Congress this week have never experienced the exquisite pain of being on the outs in an institution where the party in charge is totally in charge. Majority control runs the gamut from determining the floor agenda to determining access to the prime meeting space. It will be a rude awakening for many who have known only their exalted majority status. “They say you will have a lot more time on your hands and will vote ‘no’ a lot more often,” said Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, who was elected in the 2010 wave that handed control of the House to Republicans in … [Read more...] about ‘You Control Nothing’: House Republicans Brace for Life in the Minority
House republicans how many
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Departing House Republicans Try to Keep Investigation Into F.B.I. Alive Supported by ByNicholas Fandos Dec. 28, 2018 WASHINGTON — In one of their final acts in the House majority, Republicans released a letter on Friday urging their Senate counterparts to pick up their politically charged inquiry into the handling of the F.B.I.’s investigations of President Trump’s campaign and Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, and called again for the appointment of a special counsel to study the matter. Detailing some of their findings, the chairmen of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees said it appeared to them that the F.B.I. had treated the Trump and Clinton cases differently, cutting Mrs. Clinton and her associates crucial breaks while assigning agents who privately … [Read more...] about Departing House Republicans Try to Keep Investigation Into F.B.I. Alive
By Tal Kopan Updated 5:55 pm PST, Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill on Nov. 6. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill on Nov. 6. San Francisco Rep. Nancy Pelosi will face her first test on her the path to reclaiming the speaker’s gavel when the House Democratic caucus votes behind closed doors on its leadership Wednesday. Pelosi will almost certainly win the vote within the caucus, where the threshold is a simple majority of members. But it will be an opportunity to gauge support for a more consequential test — a vote on the floor Jan. 3 in which Pelosi will need a majority of the full House to reclaim the speakership she lost in the tea-party wave election of 2010. Although some Democrats called for new leadership during the campaign, no party member has announced a challenge to Pelosi, and she … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi faces key speaker vote: How many Democrats will defect?
Washington – The Republican wipeout in the U.S. House left Rep. Tom Emmer as Minnesota's senior Republican in Congress — and leading the effort to win back the majority in two years. "I believe we've got to get back to Main Street," Emmer said, describing how he plans to approach the House Republican leadership job that colleagues tapped him for soon after the election that gave Democrats their first House majority in eight years. "I believe we've got to get back to letting the people tell us who the candidates are, rather than having high-priced consultants tell us who the candidates will be for a particular district." As chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), Emmer will take charge of recruiting Republican House candidates around the country for the 2020 election cycle and play a leading role in fundraising for their campaigns. The lawmaker from Delano, who coasted to a third term in his GOP-leaning district northwest of the Twin Cities, has … [Read more...] about Tom Emmer takes lead role in rebuilding effort by U.S. House Republicans
Lisa Mascaro Associated Press Published 9:16 AM EST Nov 15, 2018 Washington – Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump’s agenda. With Speaker Paul Ryan retiring and the House majority gone, the race for minority leader was McCarthy’s to lose Wednesday. But rarely has a leader of a party that suffered a major defeat – Democrats wiped out Republicans in GOP-held suburban districts from New York to McCarthy’s own backyard – been so handily rewarded. After defeating Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the conservative House Freedom Caucus co-founder, McCarthy will be tested by Republicans on and off Capitol Hill who remain angry and divided after their midterm losses, and split over how best to move forward. “We’ll be back,” McCarthy … [Read more...] about House Republicans elect McCarthy as leader with eye to 2020