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Republican Rep. Labrador running for House majority leader post

U.S. Republican Representative Raul Labrador, a conservative Tea Party favorite, said on Friday that he is running for the post of House majority leader to replace Eric Cantor, who is stepping down. Labrador announced his candidacy for the No. 2 post in the U.S. House of Representatives in a statement. He said he had been […]

Tea Party-backed lawmaker makes bid for No. 2 House post

By Susan Cornwell and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An outspoken Tea Party-backed Republican lawmaker on Friday opened his campaign for the No. 2 leadership post in the House of Representatives against a top deputy of Speaker John Boehner in a bid to boost conservatives' influence in the party. Raul Labrador of Idaho said he […]

Tea Party-backed lawmaker makes bid for No. 2 U.S. House post

By Susan Cornwell and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An outspoken Tea Party-backed Republican lawmaker on Friday opened his campaign for the No. 2 leadership post in the U.S. House of Representatives against a top deputy of Speaker John Boehner in a bid to boost conservatives' influence in the party. Raul Labrador of Idaho said […]

A look at the candidates for House leadership

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat this week in a primary election in Virginia has ignited a race among lawmakers who’d like to have his GOP leadership job. And Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s decision to try to move up to majority leader from his current job as whip has created another contest. Votes are scheduled for […]

Kevin McCarthy lone contender for U.S. House No. 2 job after rivals quit race

By Susan Cornwell and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California lawmaker Kevin McCarthy emerged as the sole contender in the Republican contest to fill one of the top positions in the U.S. Congress after two candidates dropped out on Thursday, but some lawmakers said McCarthy was not conservative enough and hoped others would jump in […]

Factbox: U.S. House Republicans jockey for leadership posts

A handful of Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are canvassing colleagues for support in an election for senior leadership positions next week. House Republicans began scrambling to move up the leadership ladder after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning primary defeat this week prompted him to announce that he will step down from […]

U.S. House Speaker Boehner says can work with new majority leader

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he could work with any Republican who gets elected as House majority leader next week. "I can work with whoever gets elected," Boehner told reporters. Asked if he backed Representative Kevin McCarthy of California for majority leader, Boehner said it was up […]

House Republican No. 2 Cantor to step down after election shock

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A shock primary election defeat for Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, left his political party in chaos on Wednesday as financial markets worried the shakeup might renew budget fights that in the past have caused government shutdowns and near credit […]

Republican Cantor to leave leading House post after election shock

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The toppling of Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, left his political party in chaos on Wednesday, as financial markets worried the shakeup might renew messy budget fights that in the past have caused government shutdowns and near credit defaults. […]

House, Senate move to improve health care for vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is moving with what one senator called "lightning speed" to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News