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  • Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry won't seek re-election as congressional exodus expands

    12/05/2023 1:58:14 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2023 | Anders Hagstrom
    Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., announcedTuesday that he will not seek re-election, once again expanding the coming congressional exodus. McHenry said he will finish out the remainder of his term. The Republican is a close ally of former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and served as interim-speaker in the time between McCarthy's ouster and the election of Speaker Mike Johnson. "This is not a decision I come to lightly, but I believe there is a season for everything and—for me—this season has come to an end," McHenry said in a statement. "P
  • Jordan suspends bid for US House speaker, backs McHenry - lawmaker

    10/19/2023 10:11:17 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/19/23 | David Morgan, Moira Warburton and Makini Brice
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Hardline conservative Jim Jordan told his fellow Republicans he will suspend his bid to serve as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and back Republican Patrick McHenry to fill the role on a temporary basis, a lawmaker said on Thursday.
  • Newt Gingrich Endorses Empowering Patrick McHenry as Acting Speaker(throws in towel on Jordan?)

    10/17/2023 5:03:17 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 64 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/17/2023 | Robert Costa
    Former Speaker Gingrich tonight in his column: "Speaker Pro Tempore McHenry is a lot better solution than gridlock and chaos. He should be empowered this week and let’s get on with the peoples’ business."
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to why Scalise's speaker math may never work and the push to resurrect McCarthy

    10/12/2023 11:58:11 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2023 | Chad Pergram
    Senior House leadership sources were utterly shocked and dismayed Wednesday night at the resistance by rank-and-file Republicans to potentially electing Scalise as speaker [cut] But look at where Scalise’s support came from. He scored the votes of the three non-voting delegates to Congress who are part of the Republican conference but can not vote for speaker on the floor: Dels. Amata Radewagen of American Samoa, James Moylan of Guam and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon of Puerto Rico. Fox News was told that the fact that Scalise "won" because of the support of the three delegates infuriated some House Republicans. Those...
  • Liz Cheney cheers Kevin McCarthy removal, warns of Jim Jordan ascension

    10/05/2023 5:26:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies ^ | October 5, 2023 | Ryan King
    Former Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney welcomed Kevin McCarthy’s ouster as House speaker this week, castigating him as “unfit” for the role. “Kevin McCarthy is absolutely unfit to be speaker,” Cheney, 57, said in remarks at the University of Minnesota Wednesday night. When asked, Cheney said she would have joined the eight Republicans who backed ejecting McCarthy (R-Calif.) from his position had she still been in the House of Representatives. Cheney also lauded House Democrats’ decision not to bail McCarthy out as “principled and honorable,” arguing that he eroded trust with them. “Kevin McCarthy, at every moment over the course of...
  • House Republicans Take Revenge on Democrats for Helping Oust Kevin McCarthy as Speaker

    10/04/2023 9:39:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/04/2023 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    House Republicans took revenge on their Democrat colleagues for voting with eight Republican lawmakers to oust Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as speaker of the House. Just hours after the House voted Tuesday on the motion to vacate the speakership, House Speaker pro-tempore Patrick McHenry (R-NC) kicked Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from her Capitol Building hideaway office. A video circulating on X showed Pelosi’s office being vacated just after Republican leadership gave the order. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the second-ranking member of the House Democrat leadership, was also asked to vacate his hideaway office in retaliation on Wednesday.
  • Rep. Steny Hoyer told to vacate his Capitol hideaway office

    10/04/2023 7:24:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/04/2023, 8:52AM ET | NICHOLAS WU
    House Republicans have told Rep. Steny Hoyer to vacate his Capitol hideaway office, the former majority leader's office confirmed Wednesday. The move comes as acting speaker Rep. Patrick McHenry ordered former Speaker Nancy Pelosi to vacate her Capitol hideaway office too, as POLITICO first reported. Former House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn did not have an office in the Capitol this Congress, his office said.
  • Nancy Pelosi Ordered to Vacate Her Office by New Acting Speaker, and the Tears Start Immediately

    10/03/2023 7:29:45 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 73 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/3/23 | Bonchie
    Following McCarthy's ouster, acting Speaker Patrick McHenry ordered Nancy Pelosi to leave the special hideaway office she didn't relinquish following her party's defeat in the 2022 mid-terms. The email notifying Pelosi's office of the order to get out got right to the point, noting that the office will be re-keyed if she doesn't leave. As one of his first acts as the acting speaker, Rep. Patrick McHenry ordered former Speaker Nancy Pelosi to vacate her Capitol hideaway office by Wednesday, according to an email sent to her office viewed by POLITICO. “Please vacate the space tomorrow, the room will be...
  • Acting Speaker McHenry Orders Nancy Pelosi To Vacate Capitol Office: 'Please Vacate The Space Tomorrow'

    10/03/2023 6:21:29 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 97 replies
    Benzinga ^ | 3 October 2023 | Benzinga Neuro, Benzinga Staff Writer
    In a new development on Capitol Hill, acting speaker Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) has mandated former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to vacate her office at the Capitol by Wednesday. What Happened: According to Politico, an email was sent to Pelosi’s office ordering the former speaker to leave her office space. The email, written by a senior aide from the Republican-led House Administration Committee, explained that the room needed to be cleared for use as a speaker’s office. "Please vacate the space tomorrow, the room will be re-keyed," wrote the aide, according to the report. Following the removal of McCarthy on...
  • Biography of Congressman Patrick McHenry -- Speaker pro tempore of the House of Representatives

    10/03/2023 1:52:04 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 40 replies
    Biography of Congressman Patrick McHenry Congressman Patrick McHenry is serving his tenth term as the representative for North Carolina's 10th Congressional District which comprises all or parts of nine counties in North Carolina, from the suburbs of Charlotte on Lake Norman to Pisgah National Forest in Burke County. In the 118th Congress, Congressman McHenry was elected as the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, a committee he has served on since he was elected to Congress. As Chairman, he will continue advocating for innovative solutions that increase access to banking services and credit for American families and small businesses....
  • What happens if Gaetz wins -- and McCarthy loses?

    10/03/2023 1:25:58 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 89 replies
    The House would be in uncharted waters if McCarthy is removed as speaker: A motion to vacate has never been used successfully. But the chamber wouldn't be as paralyzed and chaotic as it was in January amid McCarthy's five-day, 15-ballot vote to win the gavel. As part of a rule change after 9/11 to support the continuity of government, the speaker is required to deliver to the House clerk an ordered list of members who can act as speaker pro tempore in the event of a vacancy. The person at the top of McCarthy's list will serve as interim speaker...
  • FREEPER Poll: Should Trump be Nominated for Speaker?

    10/03/2023 1:21:41 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 65 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10/3/2023 | Self
    Too many swamp creatures to vote for him, but the heart attacks and strokes induced in the left just by the nomination may actually help with the 2024 election.
  • Kevin McCarthy Defeated in Effort to Quash GOP Dissidents: Live Analysis

    10/03/2023 12:00:57 PM PDT · by CFW · 245 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/3/23 | staff
    <p>Kevin McCarthy failed in an initial vote to block an effort to oust him by Rep. Matt Gaetz, putting his position as House speaker in peril.</p><p>Gaetz’s "motion to vacate" the speakership will now head for an official vote.</p><p>To prevail, McCarthy or his foes will need a majority of those voting, not just Republicans. Typically Republicans can lose no more than four GOP votes on party-line votes when all members are present. Democratic leaders recommended Tuesday that colleagues vote against saving McCarthy.</p>
  • BREAKING: Kevin McCarthy Removed As Speaker

    10/03/2023 1:56:35 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 550 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/23 | Spencer Brown
    Now-former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was stripped of his gavel on Tuesday afternoon via roll-call vote on Rep. Matt Gaetz's (R-FL) motion to vacate the chair, pursuant to rules agreed to by McCarthy in order to clinch victory in his drawn-out race to become speaker in January.By a vote of 216 to 210, the historic motion prevailed as presiding Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) declared "the resolution is adopted...the office of Speaker of the House of the United States House of Representatives is hereby declared vacant."The Republicans joining Gaetz in his motion to vacate were Reps. Biggs (AZ), Buck (CO), Burchett...

    10/03/2023 1:48:25 PM PDT · by Dr. Franklin · 328 replies
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    McCarthy has been retired. Patrick McHenry is acting Speaker
  • Should Politicians Be Allowed To Keep Stolen Funds?

    12/13/2022 5:32:06 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 13, 2022 | self
    Today on the CNBC program "Squalkbox", Representative Patrick McHenry, R NC, was interviewed on the FTX debacle. Rep. McHenry is chairman was recently selected as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. He was asked be Andrew Ross Sorkin "what should politicians do with the contributions received from Sam Bankman Fried"? Representative McHenry's reply: "that is up to those politicians".
  • Maxine Waters' leadership of House hearing 'a travesty,' panel's top Republican says

    05/18/2019 3:46:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/17/19 | Brie Stimson
    Tensions between House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and ranking member Rep. Patrick McHenry, R.-N.C., reportedly overflowed Thursday during a hearing with bank regulators. Waters abruptly ended the nearly three-and-a-half hour session with little warning, Republicans complained, while McHenry and at least one Democrat still wanted to ask questions, Politico reported. Waters rebuffed McHenry’s request for more time, saying she wanted to keep her time commitment to the bank regulators, the Washington Examiner reported. "If a mistake was made and you were not notified, we will deal with that later,” she said.
  • Republicans ask Waters to delay vote on marijuana banking bill (Anyone seen Mad Maxine?)

    03/23/2019 5:53:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/22/19 | Andrew Blake
    Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee are seeking to postpone consideration of marijuana banking legislation scheduled to be brought to vote next week by the panel’s Democratic chair, Rep. Maxine Waters of California. Ranking member Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri wrote Ms. Waters on Thursday raising concerns about Congress potentially passing the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, a bipartisan proposal meant to protect banks that work with marijuana businesses in weed-friendly states. “The impact that many state laws, which have legalized marijuana, have on the federal laws governing the manufacturing,...
  • Pickup drivers block Tesla chargers in widening trend

    01/02/2019 3:09:13 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 114 replies
    E&E News ^ | 01/02/2019 | Maxine Joselow
    Forget "rolling coal." A new trend called "ICE-ing," in which pickup truck owners purposefully block electric vehicle charging stations, appears to be gaining ground around the country. The practice, whose name is derived from "internal combustion engine," was observed over the holidays at a Sheetz gas station in Hickory, N.C. Reddit user Leicina shared a photo on Dec. 23, 2018, of three large pickups blocking access to Tesla Inc. charging stations. The drivers apparently chanted "----Tesla." "I've never had a supercharging experience like this one," wrote Leicina, who owns a Tesla Model 3. "These trucks blocked all the chargers, chanted...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...