House leadership

The Magic Number Is 218

The reality is that there are a lot more than 40 to 50 House Republicans who want to do the right thing – the majority of House Republicans have simply been bamboozled and intimidated into believing that conservatives are a minority, when in fact we are the majority. That's why grassroots principled limited government constitutional conservatives must call their Representative and demand they oppose the election of another establishment Speaker, like Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, and vote for a conservative, like Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida, for Speaker. The House switchboard is 1-866-220-0044 - call now!

House GOP Elects Leaders for 114th Congress

Scott Wong, The Hill

Boehner, McCarthy, and Scalise were re-elected to their posts. In the only contested leadership race, Rep. Luke Messer was elected as Repub. Policy Comm. chairman over Reps. Tom Reed and Rob Woodall. That's the No. 5 spot on Boehner’s leadership team.

Boehner to Stay On As Speaker?

Cristina Marcos, The Hill

With Eric Cantor no longer his heir apparent, John Boehner is now more likely to stay on as Speaker. Conservative Jeb Hensarling hasn't ruled out a bid for Speaker. But Other members doubt the conference will want to go through another round of tumultuous leadership elections.

R Leadership Absent on Fiscal Battles

Molly K. Hooper, The Hill

House R's say Leadership hasn't offered guidance. That puts R's in a pinch as there are only 9 working days in Sept.

House to Shun Sen. Amnesty Bill

Ginger Gibson, Politico

Boehner stresses that the bill won’t touch the House floor as they’ll craft a new one. 

Heritage’s Franc Headed to Capitol

Jake Sherman, Politico

If personnel is policy, then the House leadership just became more conservative with one hire.