Speaker Ryan to Leave Congress to Be “Full-Time Dad”

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is not seeking reelection and will retire in January 2019, citing his responsibilities as a father. “What I realized is, if I am here for one more term, my kids will only have ever known me as a weekend dad,” Ryan said in a news conference Wednesday. His departure is […]

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Rep. Gutierrez Keeps Pressure on House on DACA – Says We Must Rise Above Racism Emanating from White House

Representative Luis Gutierrez called on the House of Representatives to take up legislation that would protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought here as young children from deportation, so-called DACA recipients. “The President still plans to kill DACA and make hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are currently documented and known to […]

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Trey Gowdy Announces He Will Not for Run for Reelection

Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy announced on Twitter that he will not be seeking reelection to the House of Representatives.  He represents the 4th congressional district of South Carolina and was first elected to Congress in the Tea Party wave of 2010. Gowdy is perhaps best known for chairing the House Select Committee on Benghazi from […]

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Pelosi Rejected Deal that Would Have Reopened the Gov’t – Says Assurances from Speaker Ryan on Immigration Vote Needed

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rejected a proposal that would reopen the government that Senate Democrats have pledged to support. “I don’t see that there’s any reason — I’m speaking personally and hearing from my members — to support what was put forth,” Pelosi said to reporters.  Both Pelosi and her number two oppose the compromise, but […]

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Darrel Issa Announces Retirement, Number of Republicans Leaving the House Now at 31

Representative Ed Royce of California, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, announced his retirement on Monday.  Royce’s announcement had brought the number of Republicans who are either leaving the House or seeking office elsewhere, to 30. But no sooner had the news about Royce set it, then it was announced just this morning, […]

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