Stories tagged: majority leader
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
Dark days for Senate leader McConnell as losses cast doubt
Senate Republicans reckoned Wednesday with an insurgent’s win in Alabama that poses clear threats to their own grip on power and the leadership of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Idaho Senate majority leader resigns to serve as U.S. Attorney
Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis has officially resigned from the Idaho Legislature following a recent confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Facing challenges, McConnell says ‘that’s the way it is’
Facing the digital wrath of a Republican president increasingly unhappy with legislative roadblocks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a GOP gathering in his home state on Saturday that people …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Senate GOP rallies behind McConnell in feud with Trump
Senate Republicans on Friday rallied in support of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pushing back against the onslaught of criticism from President Donald Trump.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 5:46 p.m.
Mark Schoesler re-elected majority leader in Washington state senate
Ritzville Republican Mark Schoesler gets second term as Senate majority leader.
Sun., July 31, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
McConnell says ‘great likelihood’ he’ll seek another term
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that his long political career may stretch well into the next decade. The Kentucky Republican said there’s a “great likelihood” he’ll seek …
Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 5:06 p.m.
House conservatives oppose McCarthy, search for alternative
The House’s most hard-edged conservatives are anxious to derail Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s bid to become speaker, but they’re outnumbered and it’s unclear if they can rally behind an alternative. …
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015
McMorris Rodgers seeking House majority leader post, reports say
The Washington Post and Politico are reporting that Spokane’s Republican congresswoman is a candidate for the second-highest position in the House of Representatives. And Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers isn’t denying …
Tue., Sept. 2, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
Ex-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor joins investment bank
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank.
Thu., June 19, 2014, 2:03 p.m.
House GOP elects McCarthy, Scalise to leadership
WASHINGTON — Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California capped a meteoric rise through the ranks of power on Thursday, winning election as House majority leader as Republicans shuffled their leadership in …
Sat., June 14, 2014
Idaho Republican Labrador makes bid for House majority leader
BOISE – Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador announced Friday that he’s running for U.S. House majority leader, a big leap for the second-term tea-party favorite. Though his bid to take on …
UPDATED: Fri., June 13, 2014, 5:15 p.m.
Labrador announces candidacy for Majority Leader
Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador announced Friday that he’s running for U.S. House majority leader, a big leap for the second-term tea-party favorite.
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2012, 2 p.m.
Majority leader Lisa Brown won’t seek re-election
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Sen. Majority Leader Lisa Brown announced Thursday that she won’t run for re-election and will leave her seat in the state Legislature after her term expires at …