Published: Sat, November 17, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Fischer loses Senate Republican leadership contest | Nebraska

Fischer loses Senate Republican leadership contest | Nebraska

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has been elected to take over the Republican caucus next year.

"We think he's absolutely our best political strategist, our best fundraiser, our best recruiter", said Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma.

Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise-unanimously elected Wednesday to continue as the GOP whip in the next Congress-had been prepared to launch his own bid for speaker if McCarthy were to fall short.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California is trying to win the speaker's post and stifle a rebellion among liberals and younger lawmakers fed up with the calcified leadership.

McCarthy, a California Republican, has cultivated a relationship with Mr. Trump. This year, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI made history as the first Muslim women elected to Congress, while Davids of Kansas and Deb Haaland of New Mexico will be the first Native American women.

"So one of the first things we do, after doing all of that, is we thank that architect who happens to be the one and only woman speaker in the history of this body?" said Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia Democrat. Ernst called her selection "a great honor".

On the other side of the Capitol, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky won another term leading Republicans and Chuck Schumer of NY won for Democrats.

The talks come as House Republicans are facing their last gasp of power in Congress' current lame-duck session, and the border wall remains a priority for many conservatives.

There was a "blue wave'" during the midterm elections, and that wave carried the Democratic Party to victory in the House of Representatives.

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The defender approached Suarez who reportedly said: "Now you're going to f*** me for a pass, do not f*** with me". Espanyol could jump both and move level on points with the Catalans when they visit Sevilla later on Sunday.

Mr Trump alleged that some fraudsters were changing their hats or shirts and coming back to vote a couple of times, although Republican election officials in Florida said that they had seen no evidence of this.

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota took over as Republican whip from Sen.

"I don't know how this is going to end", Senator John Cornyn said Thursday.

"We will work with anybody across that aisle if they are there to work to move America forward".

Democrat Katie Porter has seized a Republican-held U.S. House seat in the heart of Southern California's Reagan country.

Rep. Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is running unopposed for the position of Republican conference chair, the third-ranking position in the leadership hierarchy with Republicans in the minority.

While McCarthy provides an affable face for the GOP, Jordan, the former OH wrestling champ and a Fox News regular, will be fighting Democrats' investigations into Trump's businesses and administration.

Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a former congressman-and physicist-says the election of new science-oriented lawmakers will bring a fresh focus on evidence-based thinking to policy discussions on Capitol Hill. Running to fill the open seat of retiring Rep. Lamar Smith, a veteran Congressman regarded by science advocates as one of the most antiscience lawmakers in the House, Kopser lost by about three points.

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