For instance, although Boehner has called the anti-abortion bill “one of our highest legislative priorities,” he hasn’t brought up other measures on social issues. Even the House Republican blueprint for winning the majority in November contained few social issues, reaffirming GOP support for “traditional marriage” but bypassing controversial gay rights issues or mentioning same-sex marriage.
Anna Palmer and John Stanton contributed to this report.
Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., brings a cake reading "Under New Management" to the Republican senate luncheons in the Capitol, November 13, 2014. The cake was inspired by one the former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., once brought.