Senate Steering Committee

Mitch McConnell’s Obamacare Gambit

Jennifer Haberkorn and Manu Raju, The Hill

Behind closed doors, R's are plotting one last tilt at Obamacare. The process the Senate Steering Committee are considering, known as “reconciliation,” has been used by Congress in the past to avoid a minority’s filibuster of controversial bills, including OCare itself.

Repubs. Pick New Senator To Lead Conservative Caucus

Bridget Johnson, PJ Media

Republican senators selected Sen. Mike Lee to lead the conservative agenda in upper chamber starting in the 114th Congress. Sen. Pat Toomey, who has served as the chairman of the Senate Steering Comm. for the past 2 years, will step down from the post at the end of this year.