The election-year uprising by Republican moderates forced Ryan and the White House to revive talks on the divisive issue. It was unclear if any compromise could secure the votes.
Reps. John Katko (N.Y.) and David A. Trott (Mich.) became the 19th and 20th Republicans to sign a petition that would set up votes on bills legalizing “dreamers”.
The six-term Arizona senator showed this week that despite brain cancer, he remains a potent force in national politics and a polarizing figure within the Republican Party.
“My father’s legacy is going to be talked about for hundreds and hundreds of years,” the younger McCain said on ABC’s “The View,” where she is a co-host. “These people? Nothingburgers.”
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said he believed the audit could not be completed absent an unredacted copy of the memo written in August 2017 by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.
House Republican leaders have quietly cajoled rank-and-file lawmakers not to sign on to a petition, arguing it could create a free-for-all in the middle of an election year.
Seven Republicans filed a discharge petition Wednesday morning that, if signed by a majority of House members, would force votes on a series of immigration bills under a so-called queen of the hill rule.
Ryan and the Rev. Patrick Conroy met Tuesday morning to clear the air, and Ryan told reporters that “we’re going to keep talking” and “I feel good about where things are.”
Lesko’s arrival in the House is expected to boost the ranks of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus.
Both outsider candidates and ambitious GOP lawmakers criticize the capital, echoing President Trump’s constant attacks and calls to “drain the swamp.”
Lawmakers are eager to change the way Republicans do business on Capitol Hill, and several are openly questioning whether a larger leadership shake-up is warranted.
Biden has previously left the door open to a 2020 presidential run but gave a newly expansive account of his thinking.
Ryan, who announced his retirement on Wednesday, has previously defended Comey from Trump’s attacks.
Scalise moves to calm a potentially raucous scramble by endorsing McCarthy, but it is unlikely to be the last word as succession process plays out over months
McCarthy and Scalise are front-runners to lead the fractious caucus, with Republican lawmakers increasingly worried about a lame-duck speaker hurting fundraising.
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) are the favorites to move up, but circumstances could mean months of uncertainty.
Two Republican “cardinals” — powerful lawmakers who chair Senate Appropriations subcommittees — said Monday that they were perplexed by the talk of a rescission bill just weeks after the passage of the $1.3 trillion omnibus.
Health-care executive Mel Hall is trying to recreate Conor Lamb’s success in northern Indiana. But two energetic liberals want the Democratic nomination, too.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he will introduce a bill removing hemp from the federal government’s schedule of controlled substances.
The president’s intervention to seemingly derail the megaproject was less about its merits and more about who was in control.