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Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

...new House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, urging at least a temporary...meeting of the House GOP task force Tuesday, aides to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the focus of legislation would...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-18/republicans-rush-shut-border
Nation and World
Rubio, Ryan back off total immigration overhaul

...community is very negative."Ryan's efforts to find a House GOP consensus on immigration fizzled after former Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., was upset in his primary race last year by a conservative who accused him of backing amnesty...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-05/rubio-ryan-back-total-immigr
Nation and World
Pipeline plan passes

...TransCanada buyout might have been contentious, once we got here, we realized it was the right thing to do," said House Majority Leader Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage.Rep. Jim Colver, R-Palmer, best summarized the decision before the Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-04/pipeline-plan-passes
State | AK legislature
Speaker Boehner's last deal: 2-year budget

...second year."Let's declare success," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told Republicans...stand-alone measure."Fiscal negotiations are ongoing," Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said as he opened the...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-27/speaker-boehners-last-deal-2
Nation and World
House Freedom Caucus supports Ryan for speaker

...45-year-old never wanted but is exploring, he says, out of a sense of duty after Boehner announced his resignation and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly withdrew from the running to replace him.Ryan has made clear that he does not want to be...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-22/house-freedom-caucus-support
Nation and World
Ryan to seek speakership if embraced

...drove Speaker John Boehner to announce his resignation by threatening a floor vote on his speakership, and scared Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy into abruptly withdrawing from the race to replace him.That left Ryan, the GOP's 2012 vice presidential...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-21/ryan-seek-speakership-if-emb
Nation and World
Lawmakers plan hearings instead of mass briefing

...had said Walker's office would hold an hours-long legislative briefing on session agenda items Saturday.House Majority Leader Charisse Millett says she hadn't been invited to anything, and said lawmakers are ready to work on legislation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-21/lawmakers-plan-hearings-instead-mass-br
State
House Republicans return to Capitol to face leadership mess

...who pushed current Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to announce his resignation and scared off his heir apparent, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., could throw up obstacles to Ryan, too.It also leaves any resolution unclear for...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-19/house-republicans-return-cap
Nation and World
Legislature to convene special session on gas issues

...issue. Several said they were caught off guard by the inclusion of that issue on the special session agenda.House Majority Leader Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, said she would like Walker to be more open with legislators. "We all have to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-19/legislature-convene-special-session-gas
State
Benghazi prober: Clinton showdown about facts

...interviews. They point to the recent comments of two Republicans who suggested Clinton is the panel's target.House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said last month that the committee can take credit for Clinton's diminished public...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-18/benghazi-prober-clinton-show
Nation and World

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