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National Journal: House Republicans Add Democrats to Their Transition Team With Limited Advisory Role

November 16, 2010

House Republicans Add Democrats to Their Transition Team With Limited Advisory Roleby Major GarrettTuesday, November 16, 2010 | 7:15 p.m. The incoming House Republican majority, already hungrily eyeing prime Democratic office space in the Capitol, will attempt to make the Democrats' transition to minority status a bit easier by adding two Dems – Robert Brady of Pennsylvania and Robert Andrews of New Jersey – as advisers tothe GOP transition team, National Journal has learned. Read More

Excerpts from Boehner’s Remarks After Being Elected Speaker-Designate

November 16, 2010

Following are excerpts from Speaker-designate John Boehner’s (R-OH) remarks after being elected House Republicans’ designee for Speaker of the House in the 112th Congress: Read More

Boehner: New Leadership Team “Reflects a New Majority Ready to Listen and Go to Work”

November 16, 2010

During organizational meetings today, House Republicans – including newly elected and returning Members – elected their leadership team for the 112th Congress:Speaker of the House: Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)Majority Leader: Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)Majority Whip: Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)Conference Chairman: Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)NRCC Chairman: Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) Read More

Transition Team Surveys Members, House Staff for Ways to Improve Operations, Save Taxpayer Money

November 15, 2010

Majority Transition Committee Chairman Greg Walden today delivered a web-based survey to all members of Congress, their chiefs of staff, and office managers – of both parties – soliciting suggestions for how the House of Representatives can be run with greater efficiency and at a lower cost to taxpayers. In a letter to members and staff opening the survey, Chairman Walden recalls the years before the 1994 transition to power when each day buckets of ice were delivered to every office in the House. Read More

Boehner Files Amicus Brief Challenging Constitutionality of Individual Mandate at Heart of Job-Killing ObamaCare Law

November 15, 2010

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) filed an amicus brief today challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate at the heart of the job-killing ObamaCare law.  Leader Boehner’s amicus brief was filed in support of a lawsuit brought by 20 state attorneys general and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), the nation’s largest small business association, seeking to overturn the government takeover of health care that is costing jobs, increasing costs, and jeop Read More