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Kevin McCarthy (California Politician)

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  • Next Senate leader Kevin de León wants Brown to rethink bullet train

     Next Senate leader Kevin de León wants Brown to rethink bullet train
    Gov. Jerry Brown must be saved from himself, says the next state Senate leader. He needs to be talked out of starting the bullet train in the Central Valley boonies. "I don't think it makes sense to lay down track in the middle of nowhere," asserts Sen....
  • Arundel Politics: Anne Arundel's member of Congress - in Tennessee

    No one from Anne Arundel County has won a seat in Congress since Tom McMillen. Well, no one except Diane Black. Turns out, if you want to get elected to Congress the secret is to move to Tennessee. Black is a Republican from Hendersonville, Tenn., who...
  • Shift in GOP leadership leaves Export-Import Bank at risk of closing

    Shift in GOP leadership leaves Export-Import Bank at risk of closing
    For 80 years, an obscure federal agency has helped Boeing Co., General Electric Co. and thousands of other U.S. firms sell products abroad. But a sudden change in the House Republican leadership has put the Export-Import Bank at risk of going out of...
  • Meet today's right-wing political football: The Ex-Im Bank

    The new House majority leader, Republican Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, wasted no time this week establishing his bona fides with the right wing of his party. He went on "Fox News Sunday" to declare that he was in favor of shutting down the Export-Import...
  • Jim Lee: It's our political mess to clean up

    The dust is settling a bit from former GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat in the June 10 Virginia primary, but the former proud political party that has been usurped by Republican-in-name-only tea partiers remains deeply troubled and in...
  • Business owners rally to save Export-Import Bank from extinction

    Business owners rally to save Export-Import Bank from extinction
    On top of hawking his company's concrete additives, Gabriel Ojeda has been trying to sell something else lately — the virtues of the endangered Export-Import Bank. He's among dozens of small-business owners enlisted by the bank's supporters in...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation

    Sen. Ted Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation
    On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve $659 million in emergency funding for the border crisis...
  • Illinois colleague expects Roskam to run for whip job

    Illinois colleague expects Roskam to run for whip job
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter Roskam is likely to run for the third-ranking spot in GOP House leadership, according to Rep. Randy Hultgren, one of his Illinois colleagues. “He’s letting people know that if there’s an opening for the...
  • Kevin McCarthy elected Republican House majority leader

    Kevin McCarthy elected Republican House majority leader
    Republicans in the House of Representatives on Thursday chose Kevin McCarthy of California as the chamber's next majority leader, a Republican aide announced. McCarthy, currently the party's No. 3 leader in the House, defeated Representative Raul...
  • New House majority leader Rep. McCarthy: Blame Harry Reid for DC mess

    New House majority leader Rep. McCarthy: Blame Harry Reid for DC mess
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy, in his first appearance on the Sunday news talk shows as House majority leader, said he thinks the often fractious Republican caucus can do business with President Obama – but Senate Democrats might be tougher. “I...
  • Kevin McCarthy, would-be majority leader, at home in D.C., Bakersfield

    The doorbell rang at a spacious tract home on a quiet cul-de-sac near Cal State Bakersfield. Rep. Kevin McCarthy's wife, Judy, hushed the barking Australian shepherd inside and opened the door with a smile. The post-mortems on House Majority Leader Eric...
  • Can Kevin McCarthy instill a California mind-set in his House GOP colleagues?

     Can Kevin McCarthy instill a California mind-set in his House GOP colleagues?
    The meteoric rise of Rep. Kevin McCarthy to House majority leader, the second-highest position behind Speaker John A. Boehner, is noteworthy for a couple of reasons. He was elected to Congress just eight years ago and hasn't even chaired a subcommittee,...