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Martha Roby Primary Challenger Banking on Trump
Alabama state Rep. Barry Moore said he decided to run when congresswoman denounced president

Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., will face a primary challenger who is vocally supportive of President Donald Trump. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Republicans Gear Up for School Choice Legislation Under DeVos
D.C. scholarship program could be easy starter

Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, next chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, has praised voucher programs in both Washington, D.C., and in her home state. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Republican-backed legislation giving parents more control over their children’s education is expected to get a boost in the next Congress if school choice advocate Betsy DeVos is confirmed as President-elect Donald Trump’s Education secretary.

Some proposals are expected to easily pass next year, such as the re-authorization of Washington, D.C.‘s unique scholarship program allowing students to use federal funds to attend private and charter schools.

Who’s Left to Fill Out Trump’s Cabinet?
President-elect continues to consider members of Congress from both sides of the aisle

President-elect Donald Trump announced Thursday that he would nominate retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to be his secretary of Defense. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Updated Dec. 2, 3:31 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump has announced who he’ll nominate for several of the high-profile positions for his incoming administration, but there's much speculation about who he'll put in the remaining spots. 

Mike Pence: A Meteoric Rise but a Controversial Political Past
Critics say GOP VP nominee's track record as Indiana governor is troubling

Some Republican lawmakers are suggesting that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence replace Donald Trump as the GOP's presidential candidate. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

As Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reels from widespread backlash concerning lewd comments he made in 2005 about women, several Republican members of Congress are suggesting his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, should replace him.

Calls for Pence to take over the top of the ticket came swiftly after The Washington Post posted video of Trump making sexually explicit remarks caught by a hot microphone during a taping of “Access Hollywood” more than a decade ago.