Republican Study Committee

Latest Republican Study Committee Items
  • Incoming House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, Louisiana Republican (left), talks with Majority Leader-elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy, California Republican. Mr. Scalise was seen as the choice of conservatives eager to install a voice of their own in the upper ranks of leadership. (Associated Press)

    Scalise takes conservative stances on spending issues, hawkish on energy

    During his four terms in Congress, Rep. Steve Scalise, the new No. 3 man in House leadership, has been a major backer of American energy production, frequently visiting offshore oil rigs to tout the benefits of drilling in the U.S.


  • Politics aside: Rep. Trey Gowdy, a former prosecutor who will lead the inquiry, is respected by members of both parties. He says he will not use the Benghazi tragedy to raise money. (Associated Press)

    John Boehner picks fact-finders for Benghazi committee who appeal to big constituencies

    Democrats are still weighing whether to participate in the select committee on Benghazi, but House Speaker John A. Boehner has managed to check off most of his big constituencies in naming the seven Republican members.


  • United States Senator Ted Cruz-R from Texas speaks out against Obamacare at the Texas Public Policy Foundation morning keynote address Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas.  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told a conservative conference in Austin Friday that President Barack Obama is lawless, dangerous and terrifying, providing the right-wing rhetoric to his base that makes him so popular in his home state.  (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ralph Barrera)  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, MAGS OUT; NO SALES; INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM

    Cruz hires ousted Republican Study Committee director

    Sen. Ted Cruz has hired the former executive director of Republican Study Committee to be a member of his inner circle months after he was ousted for allegedly undermining lawmakers on Capitol Hill.


  • **FILE** Rep. Steve Scalise, Louisiana Republican, speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Tea Party Patriots call key GOP firing a declaration of war

    The executive director of the House Republican Study Committee has been fired, and the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots said the ouster is little more than the establishment GOP's latest attempt to drive out the strong conservative element from the party — especially since the replacement hails as an ally of House Speaker John Boehner.


  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    HAWKINS: Draconian copyright laws protect special interests

    With the swearing in of the 113th Congress, the media has been proclaiming the death of the Tea Party’s influence in Washington.


  • **FILE** Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican (Associated Press)

    GOP duo: Compromising principles not necessary to win

    Two top congressional conservatives rejected the notion Tuesday that they must compromise their principles to adapt to changing political winds, as both — the old and new chairmen of the House Republican Study Committee — said they will hold firm in the face of the Obama administration's agenda.


  • ** FILE ** Jim DeMint resigned from his U.S. Senate seat representing South Carolina to take leadership at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington-based think tank. (Associated Press)

    MILLER: Conservatives' next step

    Washington was stunned Thursday to learn stalwart Sen. Jim DeMint will leave Congress in January to run the Heritage Foundation.


  • Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Confident conservative Jordan: Stand ground on taxes

    Other Republicans may be worried about the campaign prospects of Mitt Romney but not Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the conservative caucus in the House, who said voters have made the decision to reject President Obama and replace him with the GOP nominee.


  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, speaks June 1, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill. In the background is House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat. (Associated Press)

    MILLER: If Democrats ran the House

    November's battle for control of the White House may grab the most public attention, but the House of Representatives is arguably the more vital race. Republican control of the lower chamber since 2011 has slowed spending in Washington and blocked much of the big-government agenda. Losing the House would have significant consequences.


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