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  • No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"

  • Aug 20- Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party- backed candidates. The Republican nominee to replace him is Gary Palmer, a fund raiser for a conservative think tank in Alabama who is backed by the anti-tax group Club for Growth.

  • FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug 20- Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and his fellow House of Representatives newcomers are happy.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 8- Reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank was left off a list of items that the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives expects his party to take up in September, raising new questions about the bank's future.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- A push to save the United States' export credit agency struck a new hurdle on Tuesday when Congress's top Republican refused to throw his support behind the Export-Import Bank after news that bank staff were under investigation for graft.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- A push to save the United States' export credit agency struck a new hurdle on Tuesday when Congress's top Republican refused to throw his support behind the Export-Import Bank after news that bank staff were under investigation for graft.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- U.S. House of Representatives Republicans are working on how to approach reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps finance exports of U.S. goods and services, House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday, saying he would listen to all sides on the "thorny" issue.

  • How to gain stability in Iraq: Sen. Johnson     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    We need to do whatever we can for the Kurds up in the north, says Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), sharing his thoughts on the political turmoil sweeping Iraq and what the U.S. should do to help.

  • Harold Ford, Morgan Stanley managing director, shares his thoughts on Eric Cantor's astonishing loss and the push for immigration and tax reform.

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- The newly elected No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives said on Sunday he opposed renewing the charter for the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps finance exports of U.S. goods and services.

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- The newly elected No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives said on Sunday he opposed renewing the charter for the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps finance exports of U.S. goods and services. The Export-Import Bank, which was established 80 years ago, backed $37.4 billion in exports in 2013..

  • Tech may benefit under new GOP leadership     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    Ben White Politico chief economics correspondent, and Brian Gardner, KBW director of Washington research, share their thoughts on the leadership style of newly-named GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

  • GOP leadership shift on the Hill     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood, and Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners, share their thoughts on a McCarthy-Scalise led Republican party after Rep. Eric Cantor's stunning loss in the primary.

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- U.S. House of Representatives Republicans on Thursday chose an ally of Speaker John Boehner for the No. 2 job in the chamber, a setback for some conservative lawmakers hoping to use a leadership election to boost their influence.

  • CNBC's John Harwood reports Kevin McCarthy has been elected the new House Majority Leader to replace Eric Cantor.

  • House GOP to vote new leadership     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    A week after Eric Cantor's shocking primary loss, CNBC'S John Harwood reports House Republicans will meet later today to elect new leaders.

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- Two U.S. senators on Wednesday said they want to raise the federal gasoline and diesel tax by 12 cents a gallon to prevent a fund that pays for about half of the country's transportation projects from running out of money in August.

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- House of Representatives Republican lawmakers pressured candidates for party leadership jobs on Wednesday to put a higher priority on conservative principles in setting the legislative agenda for the chamber.

  • *A Republican-run Senate would be more open to trade deals. A Republican victory in the Senate may prevent the chamber's Democrats, backed by labor unions concerned about the impact of free trade on American jobs, from blocking trade legislation favored by both President Barack Obama and Republican leaders.

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- The defeat of U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor shifted the political ground under U.S. multinational corporations this week, just as they seemed to be gaining traction in their push for a $95 billion tax break on bringing foreign profits home.