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Jackie Kucinich joined Roll Call in December 2008 and covers House leadership. Before joining Roll Call, she covered House Republicans for the Hill newspaper. Her byline has appeared in Capitol File Magazine, the Washington City Paper, CQ Politics and Washingtonian magazine. Prior to coming to Capitol Hill, Jackie covered local politics in Maryland for the Prince George's Sentinel. Jackie, a native of Columbus, Ohio, received her bachelor's degree in communication from American University.
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House Republicans on Thursday agreed by unanimous consent to extend their earmark moratorium through the 112th Congress.
At least one powerful House committee has taken advantage of the turmoil inside the Energy and Commerce Committee and requested that Republican leadership remove energy matters from its jurisdiction.
The box of tissues on the lectern in the Ways and Means Committee room proved useful Wednesday, as an emotional John Boehner won unanimous support to become the next Speaker and a standing ovation from the House Republican Conference.
As House Republicans begin to debate changes to their internal rules this week, addressing waivers for committee chairmen a flash point within the Conference could already be off the table.
Rep. Fred Upton on Tuesday officially launched his bid for the Energy and Commerce chairmanship, promising more oversight and better communication in a letter to the House Republican Conference.
Presumed Speaker John Boehner publicly buried the hatchet Tuesday with Rep. Tom Cole during a closed-door meeting of the House Republican Conference.
The top two House Republicans on Tuesday told incoming freshmen their class would have two elected leadership positions and three spots on the Steering Committee, giving the newly elected group an unprecedented number of seats at the GOP leadership table.
House Republicans will vote next week on whether to extend their earmark moratorium into the 112th Congress, according to a joint statement by the top two party leaders Friday night.
Tea Party Patriots, one of the largest coalitions of tea party advocates, released the personal cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses of freshman Republicans the group thinks are in danger of being "co-opted."
The top two leaders of the new House Republican majority have been getting along well lately, but dont expect the presumptive Speaker and Majority Leader to share a golf cart anytime soon.
The House Republicans transition team is considering a range of possibilities for scheduling activity next year, including an option to have the House in session only in alternate weeks.
Presumptive Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday he plans to talk with President Barack Obama about making all the Bush tax cuts permanent during their meeting next week.
Rep. Joe Barton continued his campaign on Tuesday to be Energy and Commerce chairman in the next Congress, this time by appealing to GOP committee members to sign a letter supporting his bid.
A top priority for Members involved in the GOP power shift will be making the House function more openly and transparently, transition team chairman Greg Walden said.
The top two House Republican leaders will announce on Tuesday that they will include a freshman in the leadership ranks, an unprecedented move made to accommodate the large class.
Members of the House Republican transition team emerged from a three-hour meeting Monday night saying that no decisions had been made about changes they want to implement but that a range of options were discussed.
House Republicans on Monday released the names of a 22-member GOP transition team that will begin preparing the House for the 112th Congress this week.
National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions is seeking another term as the leader of the partys House campaign arm.
Races for House Republican leadership positions kicked off as soon as the dust settled from the midterm elections, but very few of those contests promised to kick up much dust of their own.
Its not clear exactly when Rep. Greg Walden became an indispensable part of Minority Leader John Boehners leadership team, but the GOPs jack-of-all-trades has had a fast and unusual ascent through House Republican ranks.
The skills that Rep. Kevin McCarthy learned during his years as the GOP chief deputy whip are paying off. With the help of a team of more than a dozen fellow Members, the California Republican has tallied north of 160 votes for the House Majority Whip position in the 112th Congress as of Thursday evening.
Presumptive Speaker John Boehner on Thursday released Pillars of a New Majority, a collection of five speeches made by the Ohio Republican in the months leading up to Tuesdays midterm elections.
Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) made his bid for the Speakership official Thursday in a letter to House Republicans.
The day after becoming the most powerful Republican in the country, presumptive Speaker John Boehner wasnt acting like it. There was no jubilation as the Ohio lawmaker acknowledged his partys victories in Tuesdays elections. Instead, he solemnly laid out the tough work ahead of the new House majority.
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) endorsed Rep. Jeb Hensarling to succeed Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.) as the Republican Conference chairman on Wednesday, moments after making his own bid for the Majority Leader slot official.