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Kevin McCarthy

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed on Tuesday a two-month extension of federal spending authority on transportation projects, delaying decisions over longer-term funding until the Highway Trust Fund is depleted in July. Because it relies on the remaining money in the Highway Trust Fund, the House measure requires no...

  • WASHINGTON— Conservatives dominating the GOP- controlled House said Tuesday that they are increasingly confident of killing a little-known federal agency that subsidizes overseas purchases of U.S. exports. Conservative critics say the bank provides too much of its credit assistance to help huge, well-connected corporations like The Boeing Company and...

  • Frank Guinta said Monday he'll remain in office despite calls from fellow Republicans that he resign after the Federal Election Commission found he broke the law by accepting campaign donations from his parents. In 2010, Guinta reported lending himself $355,000 and amended a disclosure form to add a previously unreported bank account, prompting...

  • The EPA says its water rules simply clarify— and don't expand— what smaller bodies of water are regulated under the Clean Water Act. In response to that frustration, the House will consider a bill Tuesday that would withdraw the rule and force the EPA to further consult with state and local officials before rewriting it. A bipartisan group of senators introduced a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The U.S. House of Representatives next week will take up the U.S. Senate's bill on the long-pending Keystone XL pipeline "and send it to the presidents desk," House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said on Tuesday. The Senate passed its legislation on Thursday. Obama is expected to veto the bill.

  • Congress, President Barack Obama headed to the conservative heartland on Wednesday to promote his plans for bolstering the middle class. Obama left Washington for a two-day trip to Idaho and Kansas to push his message that everyone should stand to gain from an economy that has all but recovered from years in the doldrums. Despite losing control of the Senate to...

  • Congress, President Barack Obama headed to the conservative heartland on Wednesday to promote his plans for bolstering the middle class. Obama left Washington for a two-day trip to Idaho and Kansas to push his message that everyone should stand to gain from an economy that has all but recovered from years in the doldrums. To a crowd of more than 6,000 in a stadium...

  • Congress, President Barack Obama hit the road on Wednesday to promote his plans for lifting up the middle class. Obama headed out for a two-day trip to Idaho and Kansas to push his message that the economy has effectively recovered from years in the doldrums. Republicans called for Obama to be more humble, given that they took control of both chambers of Congress...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 7- The U.S. House of Representatives expects to vote Wednesday on legislation retooling a series of financial regulations, an early sign that Republican leaders will attack President Barack Obama's Wall Street reforms this year. The proposal is one of the first votes House lawmakers will take this year after the Republican Party formally took...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- A planned vote on a $1.1 trillion bill to keep the U.S. government operating beyond midnight on Thursday has been delayed in order to give the House of Representatives' Republican leaders more time to shore up support for the bill. Mike Long, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said: "Leadership teams are still talking to their...

  • Democrats objected to the House plan but let it move forward, passing 417-7. It was not clear whether the Democrat-controlled Senate would take up the same version. "I urge the Senate to move on this bill and vote for these needed reforms," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican, said in a statement. The House bill reauthorizes the program for six years...

  • In a move that sets up another round of debate over the extenders in 2015, senior Republicans said a short-term extension would be approved for the package, with the House of Representatives acting as soon as this week. The Obama administration weighed in, with Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew meeting with congressional Democrats and saying in a statement that...

  • The Obama administration also weighed in, with Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew meeting with congressional Democrats and saying in a statement that the White House was "open to supporting shorter-term alternatives" on the extenders. At a cost of tens of billions of dollars to taxpayers, the 55- item extenders package also includes some very narrow measures, such...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- The Republican lawmaker who will soon become the top tax law writer in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday said dozens of temporary federal tax breaks would be renewed for one year, setting aside any effort to restructure them. A tentative deal to change how Congress handles them collapsed last week after a White House veto threat.

  • Dems try end run on Boehner on unemployment Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy

    Boehner has said repeatedly he won't support a bill that doesn't include tax incentives and other measures to create jobs, so Democrats are trying Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

  • Congress posts member financial data on Internet Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- House Speaker John Boehner bought stock in two health care companies this year, while third-ranking House Republican Kevin McCarthy bought and sold Apple stock within a few days. The initial disclosures for members of Congress were posted Monday on the Internet. Congress passed the law as part of an effort to repair its sagging public image.