McCarthy: Bloomberg reduced GOP women in House - 11/14/2018 2:50:31 PM

by Garry Watts November 17, 2018, 1:01
McCarthy: Bloomberg reduced GOP women in House - 11/14/2018 2:50:31 PM

California Republican Kevin McCarthy has defeated House Freedom Caucus founding member Jim Jordan for the party's top spot in the House in the upcoming Congress by a vote of 159-43.

Next in line for the GOP leadership hierarchy in the new Congress is Rep. Steve Scalise, the current No. 3 House Republican, who successfully vied for the position of minority whip in the new Congress. Scalise, as majority whip, gained a higher national profile after he was injured previous year in a shooting during a Republican congressional baseball practice.

The main House committee overseeing science policy will now be controlled by Democrats and is expected to be chaired by a lawmaker who has already vowed to break with the prior GOP leadership's antiscience positions.

Because Democrats are now in the majority, they will take control of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, which had been used by Republicans in recent years-under the leadership of Lamar Smith-to attack and undermine scientists.

McCarthy has also positioned himself as a close ally of Trump and a leader who can help Republicans win back control of Congress.

"When I see women, and women and men of color being elected to Congress, I feel a sense of pride in America. And whatever we can do in a reasonable fashion, to get it done", Shelby said. If she wins, she will be the first Korean American woman elected to Congress.

Senate Democrats also maintained their basic leadership, with Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of NY winning another term after limiting his party's losses last week.

But for now, Republicans remain in the majority in both chambers, and paying for the wall is a priority for many conservatives in the House who are facing their last gasp of power in Congress' current lame-duck session.

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According to authorities, about 26,000 people in the central African nation have meanwhile received a vaccine to prevent Ebola. In 2015, the vaccine was given to over 16,000 volunteers involved in several studies in Africa, Europe and the United States.

Katie Porter addressing her supporters when the race was too close to call at her election campaign party at the Hilton Hotel in Irvine, California on November 6, 2018. John Cornyn of Texas, the GOP whip, is being forced out by term limits.

Republicans are celebrating victories over Democratic Senate incumbents in Indiana, Missouri and possibly Florida, though the recount continues in the Sunshine State.

In the GOP congressional wave of 2010-when President Barack Obama was serving his first term-Republicans won the House popular vote by 6.6%. Democrats lead in all those races.

Trump, who is close to McCarthy but also friendly with Jordan, largely stayed on the sidelines in the intraparty House contest.

Soon-to-be members of the House of Representatives elected in last week's midterm elections are in Washington, DC, for pre-freshman orientation - and there are stark differences in the diversity of the new members across party lines.

Jordan says Republicans must be prepared to fight investigations of Trump and his administration that House Democrats plan when they have the majority in January.

"There's overwhelming support for leader Pelosi to be speaker of the House", Rep. But since his election, he has changed course, saying instead the money must come from Congress and US taxpayers.

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