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Freedom Caucus Member’s Book Slams Money-Obsessed Politicians
In ‘Drain the Swamp,’ Ken Buck also takes aim at NRCC’s ‘pay-to-play’ culture

Colorado Rep. Ken Buck attributes criticism of the House Freedom Caucus to “just plain jealousy.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

House Freedom Caucus member Ken Buck describes a money-hungry, lobbyist-influenced Republican leadership in his first book “Drain the Swamp” but he told CQ Roll Call that life is better for the hard-line conservative faction under Speaker Paul D. Ryan.

The Colorado Republican, now in his second term, has few kind words in his book released this week for Ryan’s predecessor, Ohio’s John A. Boehner, whom conservative lawmakers worked to oust. Boehner has since set up a practice at the K Street firm Squire Patton Boggs, and his spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Freshmen Backed by Freedom Caucus Aren’t Committing to Joining
Caucus leaders expect some non-freshmen to help replenish their ranks

The political arm of the House Freedom Caucus backed Indiana Republican Jim Banks, but he has not yet decided to join the caucus if invited. (Meredith Dake/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The House Freedom Caucus is currently down seven members from the 114th Congress — and possibly two more.

South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney is awaiting confirmation as President-elect Donald Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget.

New Kids on the Block
Incoming freshmen House members include former pro basketball player, a Navy SEAL and a couple of second-generation politicians

Newly elected members of Congress all have interesting résumés.

Liz Cheney Wins Wyoming House Seat
Former VP's daughter to take sole congressional seat in Cowboy State

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, talks with Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., during a bust unveiling ceremony former for her father in the Capitol Visitor Center. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is projected to do what she couldn’t in 2014: return to Washington.

Cheney led Democratic challenger Ryan Greene 62 percent to 32 percent with nearly 50 percent of precincts reporting for Wyoming’s at-large seat in House, according to The Associated Press.

Ivanka Trump Meets With Female GOP Lawmakers
Childcare and women's policy issues discussed

Ivanka Trump introduces her father, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, for his acceptance speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in July. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Ivanka Trump, daughter and campaign aide to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, met with female GOP senators and congresswomen Tuesday afternoon.

The women discussed childcare and women's policy issues at the roundtable meeting at the Republican National Committee. Donald Trump released policy proposals for helping working families last week that his daughter helped him develop. 

Word on the Hill: Trump in Town
So is Clooney; and exhibit in Rayburn shows hunger in all 50 states

The Values Voter Summit is this weekend in D.C. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

This afternoon, presidential candidate Donald Trump is addressing the 11th annual Values Voter Summit in the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington. On Saturday, vice presidential candidate Mike Pence will speak. This is the first time a Republican presidential ticket has addressed the event.

Senators Tim Scott, R-S.C., James Lankford, R-Okla., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., are also slated to speak along with Reps. John Fleming, R-La., Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas.

Liz Cheney Is Likely Wyoming's Next Congresswoman
She wins the GOP primary for state's at-large House seat

Liz Cheney, center, seen here with Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi in Washington in December 2015, won the Cowboy State's Republican primary Tuesday for its at-large House seat. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has won the Republican primary for Wyoming's at-large congressional district, setting her up for an easy November election in this safe Republican seat.

When the Associated Press called the race Tuesday night, she had carried 40 percent of the vote in the nine-way primary for the seat her father once held. 

The Return of Liz Cheney
Former vice president's daughter expected to easily win GOP primary for open seat

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, talks with Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., who she ran against in 2014, at the unveiling of the bust of her father in the Capitol Visitor Center late last year. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Liz Cheney is about to do what she couldn't do in 2014: return to Washington, D.C. 

Three years ago, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney angered the Wyoming political establishment by trying to defeat senior Sen. Michael B. Enzi in a primary. 

Will Republicans Have Fewer Women in the House Next Year?
Renee Ellmers is third GOP female member not returning in 2017

Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner, left, has been a a leader in recruiting Republican women to run for the House where North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers, second from right, is one of at least three Republican women not returning to the House next year. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The defeat of North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers  Tuesday night means that at least three of the 22 Republican women in the House will not be returning next year.   

All three women are outspoken and prominent members of a party that is trying to increase its appeal among women voters nationally.