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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Mick Mulvaney
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy appears in position to be the next majority leader, as Rep. Pete Sessions dropped out of the running late Thursday after Mr. McCarthy locked up strong support from top Republicans.
After another tiring week in Washington and two hours sitting on a runway, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney made one stop before he headed home to see his family - a town hall at the Rock Hill branch of the NAACP.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Republican from South Carolina, says lawmakers shouldn't be allowed to serve more than 24 years in Congress — and he has brought forth a bill to change the Constitution to reflect that limit.
The House on Tuesday approved $50 billion in emergency funds for Superstorm Sandy relief, rejecting conservatives' plea to offset the spending with cuts as most lawmakers said worries about the deficit need to take a back seat when natural disasters strike.
The holidays and three weeks away from the Capitol have tempered some of the bad feelings, but several GOP lawmakers' emotions are still raw as Congress returns for a 2012 session certain to be driven by election-year politics and fierce fights over the size and scope of government and its taxing, spending and borrowing practices.
"Kevin is not as conservative as I am, not as conservative as I want him to be, but I always felt like I had the chance to voice my opinions," said Mr. Mulvaney, who is backing Mr. McCarthy.
Mr. Mulvaney said Mr. McCarthy's staff is easier to work with than Mr. Cantor's, and was already analyzing how a Majority Leader McCarthy might operate.