Hoping for unity, GOP set to put Stefanik in top House post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are ready to vault Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of House leadership, with the party hoping to turn the page from its searing civil war over the deposed Rep. Liz Cheney and refocus on winning control of the chamber in next year’s elections. Stefanik, R-N.Y., a moderate turned avid defender of former President […]

McCarthy sets Wednesday vote on Liz Cheney leadership ouster

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy set a Wednesday vote for removing Rep. Liz Cheney from her Republican leadership post in the chamber, saying it was clear that he and his GOP colleagues “need to make a change.” McCarthy, R-Calif., made the remarks Monday in a letter to Republican lawmakers that did not […]

House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25 B for border

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a “discussion draft” of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants, $25 billion in border security — including advance funds for President Donald Trump’s wall with Mexico — and a provision aimed at addressing the crisis of family […]

Former House speaker predicts ‘Obamacare’ won’t be repealed 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of “Obamacare” is “not going to happen.” The Ohio Republican, who was forced out by conservatives in 2015, said he started laughing when he heard President Donald Trump and Republicans promise swift action on undoing and replacing the health law. […]