House GOP Leadership

GOP-E's Flores Won't Hold Boehner Accountable

Jonathan Strong, Breitbart

The new chairman of the Republican Study Comm., Rep. Bill Flores, is pledging to never publicly criticize GOP leadership, a marked turn for the position that has been used in past years to hold John Boehner’s feet to the fire on occasion.

Chaffetz Wins 4-Way Showdown for Oversight Gavel

Matt Fuller, Roll Call

The Repub. Steering Comm. chose Rep. Jason Chaffetz to replace Darrell Issa to lead the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. 

Levin Blasts "Commie" House GOP Over Anti-Conservative Rule

Right Scoop Staff

Any Republican who subsequently votes in Jan. against the nominee chosen by the GOP-E in Nov. will be stripped of all committee assignments. If the rule change passes, all Republicans who vote against Boehner will be stripped of all their committee assignments.

Pre-Election Conservative Agenda Item: Stop Ex-Im Bank Extension

Special interests, such as the US Chamber of Commerce are furious with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, claiming he is “appeasing the Tea Party” by joining the opposition to extending the Ex-Im bank, conservatives must work to hold and firm-up his support for our position. Tell Kevin McCarthy to oppose the reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank: sign and share our petition now.

The Real Win For Conservatives In The GOP Border Bill

After the conservative grassroots melted the phone lines in opposition to the House GOP border bill something utterly unprecedented happened – the leadership actually started listening to conservatives and having a good faith discussion about what the border bill should look like.

Congressional Republicans Have Electoral Learning Disability

The election of Establishment Republicans Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Steve Scalise to House Majority Leader and House Majority Whip GOP leadership positions has outraged conservatives.

GOP HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER & WHIP ELECTION TODAY

The House Republican Conference leadership vote for Majority Leader and Majority Whip are scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. eastern TODAY, Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building. UPDATE: The GOP Establishment's Rep. Kevin McCarthy won the House Majority Leader election over conservative Raul Labrador.

The RIGHT Leader

Tony Perkins, Ken Blackwell and Brent Bozell, The Hill

Now is the time to unify the Republican Party and the conservative movement by selecting leaders who will challenge the status quo in Washington, pursue a bold conservative agenda, and begin the work of restoring the American Dream. 

Labrador To Run For Majority Leader

Matt Fuller, Roll Call

Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) is now a candidate for majority leader. “I was stunned when Eric Cantor lost. I have tremendous respect for him. But the message is clear; Americans are looking for a change in the status quo. I want a House Leadership team that reflects the best of our conference."

Republican Leaders Are Boneless Wonders

In the House GOP leadership reorganization that will occur in the wake of Eric Cantor’s defeat conservatives don’t have to gain all the leadership positions to advance our agenda. What we need is at least one leader who will wake-up every morning thinking, “What are the four, five, six things I can do today to put the Democrats out of business?”

How About Term Limits For Speaker?

The House leadership appears to many Americans to be a closed elite cut-off from the conservative grassroots of the Republican Party and impervious to calls for opening the leadership to younger leaders more representative of the limited government constitutional conservative base of the GOP.

McCarthy Is Worse Than Cantor

Erick Erickson, Red State

The House GOP is ignoring the Cantor defeat as a meaningless anomaly. Kevin McCarthy's will likely be Majority Leader. He's an anti-TEA Party squishy who's pro-amnesty, and not a friend of conservatives. Amnesty is coming.

Why Won’t the GOP Repeal Obamacare?

Judson Phillips, Tea Party News Network

The House GOP leadership is in the pocket of the US Chamber and big business who are making war on the middle class. The conservatives in the House should force the leaders to add this to a must pass bill and then let’s have that vote on reauthorizing OCare right before a Pres. election.

Make DC Listen: The Republican Surrender Caucus Still Capitulating to Cheap Labor Lobby and Dems

Run -- don’t walk – to the phone NOW and call your Representative to demand that he or she pledge to oppose any proposal that gives illegal aliens a free pass (amnesty) and doesn’t secure our borders. Pandering to immigrants is just part of the establishment Republicans’ and Democrats' political subterfuge to gain votes without any consideration of our fragile economy. Amnesty is the beginning of the end of the freedom-loving America we once knew. Call your representative now and demand they sign our pledge to oppose amnesty before it’s too lateDon’t forget to also sign and share the "Fire Boehner" petition.

Senate Conservatives Fund: Fire Boehner

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

The Senate Conservatives Fund is calling on House Repubs. to force out Speaker John Boehner, taking aim at Boehner's support of a clean debt-ceiling hike. "John Boehner must be replaced as Speaker," the group says.

Are Boehner and McConnell Ready for an “All or Nothing” Battle?

Speaker of the House John Boehner and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell must recognize that if they cave-in completely and give Obama everything he wants then that’s the end of their leadership, and perhaps the end of the Republican Party as well.

R's to Unveil Temp Borrowing Increase

Patrick O'Connor, Wall Street Journal

House R's plan to unveil a 6-week debt-ceiling increase Thurs. that doesn’t include additional policy conditions. Journalists say this marks a major breakthrough in the deadlock that resulted in a partial gov't shutdown.

GOP Giving Up on Defunding?

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

For the first time in weeks, Repubs put aside their talking points about defunding Obamacare, and turned their attention to the possibilities of entitlement and spending reform.

GOP: SuperCommittee Must Solve Mess

Emma Dumain and Matt Fuller, Roll Call

House GOP will bring to the floor a bill to create a bipartisan, bicameral committee to address the current fiscal impasse that has shut down some of the gov't and threatens a debt default. 

House GOP Lacks Debt Strategy?

Bernie Becker, Peter Schroeder and Molly K. Hooper, The Hill

With the deadline for raising the $16.7 trillion borrowing limit less than 2 weeks away, House GOP admit they are forging ahead without a clear endgame in mind.