Category: house freedom caucus

McCarthy Supporters, Holdouts Say They’re Approaching a Speakership Deal

Republican lawmakers have been negotiating to end a stalemate and bring enough votes in for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to become the next House speaker. The Republican-majority House of Representatives met for a fourth day of votes on the speakership on Friday. Ahead of voting on Friday, McCarthy agreed to some concessions from holdout Republican…


McCarthy Fails in First Vote for Speaker of the House; Bitter Battle Erupts Among GOPers

WASHINGTON—Chaos walked into the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday and made itself home as members of the new Republican majority rejected House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s bid to become speaker, but then failed to settle on an alternative candidate. In the first vote of a tumultuous first day of the 118th Congress,…


McCarthy Fails in Votes for Speaker of the House; Bitter Battle Erupts Among GOPers

WASHINGTON—Chaos walked into the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday and made itself home as members of the new Republican majority rejected House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s bid to become speaker, but then failed to settle on an alternative candidate. In the first vote of a tumultuous first day of the 118th Congress,…


House Freedom Caucus Gains Most of Its Rules Reforms, but Speaker’s Race Still Wide Open

New rules to govern the House of Representatives in the 118th Congress (pdf) include multiple reforms sought by conservative Republicans seeking to rein in the power of congressional leaders and give rank-and-file members more control of the lower chamber. The most controversial of the rules reforms sought by the House Freedom Caucus under its chairman…


McCarthy to Support Revival of Holman Rule That Strengthens Congress Against Bureaucrats

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is telling Republican colleagues that if he is elected Speaker of the House, he will support restoration of a controversial legislative tool used by Congress to reduce or eliminate salaries for specific executive branch programs and employees. Multiple congressional sources confirmed to The Epoch Times on Thursday that McCarthy…


McCarthy Confident About Speaker Bid Even as Reformers in Both Parties Seek Rules Changes

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s announcement that he will kick three far-Left Democrats off of committees if he is elected Speaker of the House is a key step in the California Republican’s drive to gain enough votes to hold the most powerful gavel in the nation’s Capitol. With four seats still to be decided from…


Freedom Caucus Moves to Boost Power of Congress Rank and File Members

New procedural rules proposed by the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) would restore the ability of individual representatives to amend bills, return committees to the heart of law-making, and relax leadership’s choke-hold on the daily direction of the lower chamber of Congress. “We want a participatory process. You will hear me say occasionally that we have…


Capitol Report (Aug. 8): New Bill to Provide 87K New IRS Agents; Trump, Biden Weigh In on China Threat

Democrats on Capitol Hill are pushing to close out a big package this week, expanding the government’s role in multiple sectors including health care and energy. Virginia Congressman Bob Good spoke with NTD to discuss the implications of the bill and how he plans to vote on it when it lands in the House later…


WHO Continuing Efforts to Gain Control of National Health Policies: Journalist

Despite the failure of the Biden administration to give the World Health Organization (WHO) powers to impose a health emergency on any nation without consent, efforts to empower the WHO through regulatory overreach are continuing, said Alex Newman, an award-winning international journalist. In January 2022, the Biden administration proposed 13 amendments to the International Health…


Freedom Caucus Demands Biden Stop Efforts to Strengthen ‘Mismanaged and Corrupt’ WHO

The House Freedom Caucus on May 23 demanded that President Joe Biden “halt … efforts to empower the World Health Organization (WHO)” and return to President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from the controversial body. In July 2020, Trump signed an order initiating a withdrawal of the United States from the WHO, which has been…