Republican Study Committee

Freedom Caucus eyes biggest power grab since Boehner

Heather Caygle and Rachel Bade, Politico

Members of the group of conservative agitators are considering a plan to run one of their own as a candidate for the Republican Study Committee chairmanship this fall in a bid to push the conservative group further to the right. Clinching that post would likely be the group’s biggest achievement since it drove Boehner to resign from Congress in October.

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.

GOP Hawks Sink Libertarian Bid to Lead Key Conserv. Bloc

Lachlan Markay, Washington Free Beacon

Defense-oriented conservs. won out in races for the chairmanships of key House panels, and in at least one case, a member’s perceived weakness on defense issues may have scuttled his bid to lead an influential bloc of House conservs.

Paul Teller is Ted Cruz’s Agitator in Chief

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

If personnel is policy, then there’s little doubt Sen. Ted Cruz’s choice to make Paul Teller his Chief of Staff was designed with stirring the pot in mind. Teller has been challenging the establishment and pushing conservative policy for years and seems to be a good fit for Cruz.

House Whip Race Reflects Repub. Study Comm.'s Competing Factions

Kristina Peterson and Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal

The race to become the House's next majority whip has shone a light on the Republican Study Committee, a once-exclusive club of the most conservative lawmakers that has expanded to encompass the GOP's many competing factions.

Cruz Hires RSC-Shunned Conservative

Kristina Peterson, Wall Street Journal

One month after the Repub. Study Comm. firing of longtime House Repub. staffer Paul Teller ignited tea party anger, Ted Cruz announced that he had hired Mr. Teller as his deputy chief of staff. Scalise's loss, Cruz's gain.

TeaParty Seeks Vengeance for Firing

Alex Rogers, Time

Paul Teller was fired last week from the Republican Study Committee after allegedly leaking private conversations. We call foul. Brent Bozell, chairman of For America, said, “They are making it personal...by personally besmirching their integrity.

Levin:Patriot Was Replaces By Boehner Lackey

Breitbart News Staff

Mark Levin blasted the Repub. establishment for purging the conservative wing in the House and for lashing out against the grassroots conservatives and blue-collar Americans outside the beltway that listen to his show. 

The Boehner-Scalise Purge

Mark Levin, MarkLevinShow.com

Republican Study Committee's Steve Scalise, a Boehner supporter, fired RSC exec. director, Paul Teller (a conservative), for apparently sharing private conversations with lawmakers. Levin says, "Boehner needs to go, and Scalise has single-handedly destroyed the RSC, which can no longer be trusted to advance conservative principles."

Help House Conservatives Fight Ryan, Portman and Boehner on Spending

House Republican "leaders" are about to cave on spending. Conservatives Mick Mulvaney (SC-5), Steve Scalise (LA-1), and Jim Jordan (OH-4) are rallying their colleagues to fight a new spending deal negotiated behind closed doors by establishment Republicans Rep. Paul Ryan and Senator Rob Portman.

Check Out the Dem. Shutdown Tracker!

Republican Study Committee Staff

Since 9/20, House Repubs have passed numerous bills to keep the gov't funded. Senate Dems have rejected most of these bills, and are refusing to even negotiate with the House. Here is a rundown of the various proposals to fund the government during the shutdown.

GOP's NEW Plan to Replace OCare

Neil Munro, Daily Caller

The bill, titled the RSC’s American Healthcare Reform Act, “dramatically opens up options for families and dramatically lowers costs” compared to the Obamacare law.

The Best Ground to Fight Obamacare On

We give our friends at the RSC credit for creativity with their proposal, but trying to thread the needle between the House GOP leadership’s lack of fight on Obamacare (or almost any other issue) and the demands of the conservative grassroots for real action to defund Obamacare is an enterprise destined to fail.

House Conservatives Prep for Fights

Ginger Gibson, Politico

The upcoming CR and debt ceiling issues have a core group of conservatives ready to do battle.

RSC Feuds with Heritage Action

Tim Alberta, National Journal

The Republican Study Committee will no longer allow Heritage staffers in meetings. Here’s why.

The House’s Restless Conservatives

Jonathan Strong, National Review Online

House conservatives are divided on how to attack spending, but remain a formidable force.

Immigration Debate Shifts to House

Russell Berman, The Hill

Several GOP Senators met with the House RSC to see what conservatives think of the Gang bill.