Jeffries shuts down McCarthy claim that Dems are ‘upset’ over debt deal: ‘Have not been able to review’

Fox News | by Jessica Chasmar | May 29, 2023 House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries on Sunday denied making the comments about the debt deal that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy recounted earlier on “Fox News Sunday.” McCarthy, R-Calif., defended his budget deal with President Biden against conservative critics, telling anchor Shannon Bream that Jeffries, D-N.Y., had complained […]

Joe Biden Caught off Guard by Speaker McCarthy’s Debt Ceiling Success

Breitbart| by Jordan Dixon-Hamilton | April 28, 2023 President Joe Biden was caught off guard by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) success in getting a debt ceiling bill passed through the House, according to Politico. The Limit, Save, Grow Act passed the House on Wednesday with no Democrat support. This legislation would lift the debt ceiling through early […]

Lawmakers dig through the rubble of chaotic, deadly Afghanistan withdrawal

The Center Square | by Casey Harper | April 19, 2023 Lawmakers dig through the rubble of chaotic, deadly Afghanistan withdrawal (The Center Square) – Lawmakers lamented the poor execution of the deadly withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan but disagreed on who was to blame at a Congressional oversight hearing Wednesday. President Joe Biden […]

Kaine introduces bill to ban stock trading in Congress

The Center Square | by Sarah Roderick-Fitch| April 21, 2023 (The Center Square) – Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and 22 of his colleagues have introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to ban members of Congress from stock trading. The legislation, Ending Trading and Holdings in Congressional Stocks Act, or ETHICS Act for short, would prohibit […]

‘Enormous’: Dems reintroduce Green New Deal

The Center Square | by Casey Harper | April 20, 2023 Critics say the measure could cost taxpayers up to $93 trillion over 10 years (The Center Square) – A group of liberal Democrats reintroduced the Green New Deal Thursday, the controversial environmental legislation that experts say would spike energy costs in the U.S. and […]

China Warns Taiwan Leader to Avoid McCarthy as She Visits US

Bloomberg News | March 29, 2023 (Bloomberg) — China warned the US and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen that any meeting with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy would be a serious provocation, raising the stakes for her trip to the US. Tsai left Taipei on Wednesday bound for New York on a plane that was guarded by […]

Kevin McCarthy vows to ‘always take care of’ Marjorie Taylor Greene: report

New York Post | by Victor Nava | January 23, 2023 House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has been effusive in his praise of firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) behind closed doors after she fiercely backed his campaign for the speaker’s gavel, a new report claims.  “I will never leave that woman,” McCarthy confided to […]

Debt ceiling sets up major battle in Congress

The Center Square | by Casey Harper | January 19, 2023 (The Center Square) – U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen sent a letter to Congressional leaders Thursday notifying them that the agency has begun taking “extraordinary measures” as the federal government bumps up against its debt limit of just over $31 trillion. […]

McCarthy promises ‘battle’ to be speaker as Congress opens

AP News Wire | by Lisa Mascaro | January 3, 2023 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans teetered on the brink of chaos Tuesday on the opening day of the new Congress, with GOP leader Kevin McCarthy pledging a “battle on the floor” if needed to overcome right-flank colleagues who are refusing to give him their votes to […]