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Kevin McCarthy (California Politician)

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  • Mr. Waxman leaves Washington

    It was a Republican who once paid Democrat Henry Waxman the rough compliment of being "tougher than a boiled owl." Many of the big things Waxman helped to make into law in his four decades in Congress took bipartisan work, the kind that has all but...
  • Lawmakers look to 2015 for drought legislation

    WASHINGTON California lawmakers' failure to pass water legislation this Congress raises questions about strategy, tactics and the ability to learn from falling short. It also sets the stage for next year, when the whole anti-drought drama returns for...
  • Breaking down the 'cromnibus' vote

    WASHINGTON The House passed the cromnibus Thursday night 219-206, with 162 Republicans and 57 Democrats voting for the bill, and 67 Republicans and 139 Democrats voting against it. While the vote was close, the breakdown split along familiar lines. But...
  • House-passed drought bill likely to sink in the Senate

    WASHINGTON House Republicans who have scrambled all year to complete a California water bill throw a Hail Mary pass Tuesday, with legislation that ha s drawn a presidential veto threat and resistance from the state's two senators. Hatched without full-...
  • EPA proposes lower ozone standard to curtail asthma, other ailments

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to tighten the allowable limit of ozone in the air, a bid to curtail the rising problem of asthma and other respiratory ailments but one that faces strong opposition from industry groups and...
  • On eve of leadership vote, Nancy Pelosi lays out post-election strategy

    On eve of leadership vote, Nancy Pelosi lays out post-election strategy
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) announced plans Monday to broaden her leadership team ahead of her expected reelection as the House Democratic leader, the first steps in an ambitious strategy designed to put the party in a stronger position to...
  • Boehner inherits new opportunity as head of robust GOP House majority

    Since taking the gavel in 2011, House Speaker John A. Boehner has looked like a man under siege, often captive to the whims of a rambunctious conservative flank looking for any excuse to oust him. But not since 1947 has a Republican enjoyed the kind...
  • Fight for Louisiana Senate seat prompts dueling votes on Keystone

    The House and Senate are set to consider dueling measures that aim to advance the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline project, as the politics of Louisiana's unresolved Senate election spilled into the first day of the lame-duck session of Congress. In a...
  • Over lunch, GOP leaders press Obama to hold off on immigration action

    Over lunch, GOP leaders press Obama to hold off on immigration action
    Still dusting himself off after this week's electoral pounding, President Obama hosted triumphant Republicans and vanquished Democrats for lunch Friday, observing an odd Washington tradition: the post-election reconciliation meal.  But what was designed...
  • Brown brushes off GOP opposition to bullet train

    Brown brushes off GOP opposition to bullet train
    Gov. Jerry Brown played down concerns Thursday about Republicans killing the state’s $68-billion bullet train, saying that “they’re going to join the chorus” in support of high-speed rail once construction around Fresno and...
  • Views diverge in race for Inland Empire's 31st Congressional District

    In many close election contests, candidates run to the middle. Not Paul Chabot. The Republican military veteran vying for a congressional seat in an increasingly Democratic Inland Empire district is trumpeting his conservative views. He is embracing...