The Republican-controlled House is on track to easily pass a bill Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and this time, the Senate may follow. The bill marks the ninth attempt by the House to secure approval of the pipeline, which has been repeatedly delayed by environmental reviews, legal challenges to its route and […]
'I have the courage to lead but the wisdom to listen'
Rep. Kevin McCarthy seems likely to inherit defeated Rep. Eric Cantor’s No. 2 House Republican leadership job, but GOP restiveness along ideological and regional lines is on full display in a wide-open race for the party’s next-ranking post of majority whip. McCarthy, R-Calif., who has climbed quickly since arriving in Congress in 2007, seemed likely […]
Republicans face a well-funded challenge from House Democrats, who amassed $40 million
The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party’s majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday. The National Republican Congressional Committee’s $21.2 million fundraising haul in January, February and March gave the group its best first-quarter showing since 2003. It also puts the committee […]