US House

Raul Labrador Rips Senate GOP on Immigration

Scott Wong, The Hill

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) criticized Mitch McConnell Weds., arguing he needed to stand up to Obama on immigration. “It’s uncanny to me that our leadership is sending the message that we’ve already lost this battle,” Labrador said at a conservative lawmakers event.

Michele Bachmann to Follow in Gingrich's Footsteps

Elliot Jager, Newsmax

Rep. Michele Bachmann, the Minn. Repub. who embodied the tea party's Capitol Hill presence, is leaving DC after 8 years. She wants to follow in the footsteps of former speaker Newt Gingrich who carved out a post-congressional life that includes think-tank work, writing and speaking.

Maine Repub. Now Shunning Tea Party He Used to Embrace

Alanna Durkin, Associated Press

Bruce Poliquin kicked off his '14 US Senate campaign at a tea party event and courted voters within the conservative movement. But Poliquin, who now hopes to become the first Repub. to fill Maine's 2nd congressional dist. seat in nearly 20 years, rejects being labeled as a tea party candidate.

Voters Want A Republican House & Senate

Katie Frates, Daily Caller

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid may be in trouble. NBC/WSJ/Marist has published a new poll, conducted July 28-31, that shows a plurality of registered voters want a Republican majority in both the House and Senate.

WH Adviser: Cruz 'Has the Power' in the House

Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner

White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer fueled speculation that Repubs. would bring impeachment charges against Obama, saying the House-controlled GOP listens mainly to Sen. Ted Cruz, not Speaker John Boehner.

Breaking News: Conservative Grassroots Force Postponement of House Border Bill

The Capitol Switchboard has been on fire with phone calls from voters angered by the House Republican leadership's border bill. Now the House is concluding business for the week without taking a vote on legislation that would make it easier for President Obama to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. UPDATED: In unprecedented win for grassroots, late Friday the House passed conservative border bills.

GOP Senate to House: Don't Screw This Up

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Senate Republicans have put subtle pressure on House members to avoid a messy fight over the border bill, impeachment or a government shutdown. Democrats have recently used the latter two gleefully for fundraising.

Louie Gohmert: Boehner Should Resign

Greg Richter, NewsMax

Rep. Louie Gohmert predicts that even if R's retain control of the House in '15 John Boehner won't return as speaker. "When you’re not keeping your promises, nothing personal, but it’s time for new leadership.

Boehner’s Mixed Messages on Immigration: Blames R's, Then Obama

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

House Speaker John Boehner has emerged as the key figure of immigration reform legislation this year, and he has sent dramatically mixed signals about whether Congress will approve a bill.

Exposing Eric Cantor

Jamie Radtke, The Bull Elephant

Conservative radio host for Glenn Beck's 'The Blaze' nextwork Doc Thompson plans to broadcast the things that will get Eric Cantor fired with extreme political prejudice. We're sure there's plenty to reveal. 

Boehner Says GOP Will Lead, but Backs Away From Votes

Russell Berman, The Hill

John Boehner defended the House GOP’s go-slow approach on immigration, tax reform and replacing ObamaCare, saying the party wanted to avoid repeating mistakes Dems. made and had to face the “reality” of its limited power in DC. He attacked Obama and said R's would present an alternative vision.

Dem Candidate Laments Loss of Maids, Landscapers Without Immigration Reform

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

In a genuine gaffe (accidentally telling the truth), Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink revealed the class system at the heart of so-called “immigration reform.” 

Debt Bill Vote May Cost Boehner Top Job

Todd Beamon, NewsMax

John Boehner's future may be in jeopardy for supporting the "clean" debt ceiling that was passed on Tuesday because "the tea party groups will hate him," political strategist Dick Morris. 

Congress Is Giving Obama a Blank Check

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

“With almost $17.3 trillion in national debt, failing to put a debt limit in place to protect taxpayers from even more reckless spending by Congress is beyond irresponsible,” said Heritage’s Romina Boccia. That’s $140,000 per household.

Amnesty for Illegals Still A Bad Idea

Derrick Morgan, The National Interest

An amnesty that grants legal status to only some unlawful immigrants is still an amnesty, just a smaller one. An amnesty of any size is unfair, costly, and won’t work. Americans don't trust gov't to fix the problem while granting amnesty for good reason. Passage of the 1986 amnesty was predicated on it being a one-time event. 

1.1 Trillion Reasons to Dump Boehner & McConnell

Robert Smith, American Thinker

What use are GOP majorities in the House and Senate if establishment Republicans are in control and roll over for Democrat belly scratches?

1,582-Page Omnibus Bill to Be Voted on In Less Than 2 Days

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

The omnibus spending bill that Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) introduced with Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) is more than 1,500 pages long – and Representatives are expected to vote on it less than two days after it was introduced. It's the second part of the bad Paul Ryan budget deal.

Speaker Ryan: We Demand You Take The No Amnesty Pledge

To: All Republican Members of Congress and the House Republican Leadership

Dear Representative:

As a citizen of your District, and a voter, I am outraged that a supporter of amnesty for illegal aliens has been elected Speaker of the House.

House Denounces War on Christmas

Tony Lee, Breitbart

A bipartisan, non-binding House resolution, introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), would "strongly" disapprove "of attempts to ban references to Christmas."