Kevin McCarthy

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Drops Speaker Bid

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy unexpectedly dropped his bid to Speaker of the House Thursday, a move that makes an already volatile House session all the more crazy. Leader McCarthy made the announcement as House Republicans were meeting to vote on their nominee to be the Speaker. He said that the conference […]

Rep. Jason Chaffetz Announces Speaker Run

Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has announced that he will run for the Speaker of the House. He will be a major challenger to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who previously was thought to have an easy path to the Speakership. Chaffetz, who serves as Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced […]

GOP Leadership Stands by Steve Scalise

Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s office today said that the then-state legislator may have spoken to a white supremacy group in 2002, but he did so as an attempt to spread his message to constituents. Scalise spokeswoman Moria Bagley said, “Throughout his career in public service, Mr. Scalise has spoken to hundreds of […]

Rep. Raul Labrador Announces Run for Majority Leader

Following yesterday’s announcement that Rep. Sessions will not run for Majority Leader, Tea Party-aligned members were left without a candidate for Majority Leader. However, Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho has announced that he is running for Majority Leader against Whip Kevin McCarthy. According to a Heritage Action Scorecard comparison of […]