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  • Meet the Maryland Conservative Who Aims to Take Over the House’s Largest GOP Caucus

    10/19/2016 12:41:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 17, 2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Like most Americans, but unlike most of the other 434 members of the House of Representatives, Andy Harris pulls a lengthy commute to work each day. One way and without traffic, the Maryland Republican says he can go door to door in an hour and a half from his home in Cockeysville to his office on Capitol Hill. But if he hits traffic, it takes almost three hours just to get to work. Harris doesn’t mind. As a physician, he says he’s used to long hours in the operating room and, as a single father, the 60-mile trek is necessary...
  • Behind the Scenes, This GOP Group Pushes Congress to the Right

    04/11/2016 10:02:29 AM PDT · by milton23 · 6 replies ^ | 4/11/16 | Philiip Wegmann
    The Republican Study Committee isn’t the newest conservative caucus on the congressional block. But they’re the oldest, they’re still the biggest, and on occasion, they will throw their weight around on Capitol Hill.
  • House Conservatives Band Together to Form New Group to Push Conservative Agenda

    01/31/2015 9:14:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 26, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    Conservative lawmakers are officially rolling out a new group aimed at advancing a conservative agenda in the House of Representatives after they expressed discontent with the direction of the Republican Study Committee.“Our main hope is that we can represent the voids and valleys for our constituents back home,” Rep. Raúl Labrador of Idaho told The Daily Signal today. “With a small group that is nimble and able to work on issues that are of importance to our constituents, we can make a difference in Congress.”Called the House Freedom Caucus, the group serves as a conservative alternative to the Republican Study...
  • Conservative Revolt Splits House GOP Group [new RSC!]

    01/13/2015 10:40:31 AM PST · by mrsmith · 102 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 13, 2015 | Daniel Newhauser
    ...The new group, which does not yet have a name, is being de-facto led by former RSC Chairman Jim Jordan, although the formal leadership structure could change. It will also include Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who lost an election to become the chairman last year, disappointing many conservatives. The other founders are Reps. Justin Amash, Ron DeSantis, John Fleming, Scott Garrett, Raul Labrador, Mark Meadows, and Matt Salmon. Most but not all of those members are expected to renounce their RSC memberships, along with other members who will join the group. Many of the members will meet Tuesday evening with Sen....
  • Conservative insurgents strike blow against GOP Establishment

    01/15/2014 2:11:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2014 | Timothy P. Carney
    Cold cash, together with control of institutions, is what makes the Establishment the Establishment. But in the current Republican civil war, the insurgents have secured their own money pipelines, and they control their own institutions – which means the GOP leadership and its allies in the business lobby have a hard fight in front of them. The firing and hiring of conservative staffer Paul Teller makes it clear that the anti-establishment has built its own establishment. Teller was a House staffer for more than a decade, and was longtime executive director of the conservative Republican Study Committee. The RSC always...
  • The Cabal That Quietly Took Over the House

    05/25/2013 4:23:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 24, 2013 | Tim Alberta
    For 40 years, the Republican Study Committee has prized ideological purity over partisan loyalty. That mindset now dominates the GOP. Inside This Week's Cover Story An interview with the author On a frigid Wednesday afternoon in January, Speaker John Boehner sat in a conference room at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., acknowledging the limits of his authority. For the past two years, the Republican Study Committee—a caucus of the most conservative representatives—had defied his leadership, plotted against his policy proposals, and, just two weeks earlier, organized a revolt to dethrone him. A group of RSC malcontents, exasperated with Boehner’s...
  • RSC Policy Brief: Three Myths about Copyright Law and Where to Start to Fix It

    11/16/2012 11:46:08 PM PST · by Utmost Certainty · 28 replies
    Republican Study Committee ^ | November 16, 2012 | Republican Study Committee
    Outline/Summary: This paper will analyze current US Copyright Law by examining three myths on copyright law and possible reforms to copyright law that will lead to more economic development for the private sector and to a copyright law that is more firmly based upon constitutional principles. 1. The purpose of copyright is to compensate the creator of the content:It’s a common misperception that the Constitution enables our current legal regime of copyright protection – in fact, it does not. The Constitution’s clause on Copyright and patents states:“To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times...
  • GOP staffers: Tax reform teed up for September

    08/28/2011 9:23:48 PM PDT · by martosko · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/29/2011 | John Rossomando
    Republican staffers tell The Daily Caller that new tax cuts and regulatory reforms aimed at jumpstarting the economy will be on the agenda in the House of Representatives when it returns from recess after Labor Day. Staffers say no specifics have been locked in yet. But a significant tax reform package could come this fall, they say, because nothing is likely to be accomplished after the 2012 election cycle begins in earnest. The conservative House Republican Study Committee is also reportedly planning to supplement the Cut, Cap, and Balance plan with a “growth” element including tax cuts and regulatory reforms....
  • Republican Rep. Rooney rips RSC

    07/29/2011 12:55:20 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | July 29, 2011 | MARIN COGAN
    Republican Study Committee member Tom Rooney is circulating a stark letter calling out committee chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and accusing the group of threatening “not only the future of the RSC itself, but that of our hard fought majority.” The tough letter comes a few days after an RSC staffer was caught trying to gin up conservative groups to target other Republicans who were leaning in favor of Speaker John Boehner’s deficit reduction bill. Rooney’s letter to Jordan says that the incident, in which RSC staffers sent emails to conservative listservs urging them to pressure GOP lawmakers within the RSC,...
  • Message to RSC Members: Get in or Get Out

    07/27/2011 5:16:40 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | July 27, 2011 | Russ Vought
    Message to RSC Members: Get in or Get Out Posted by Russ Vought Wednesday, July 27th at 5:28PM EDT 12 Comments Rep. Jim Jordan, the Chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), is taking massive heat from many of his own colleagues within the RSC for his public opposition to the Boehner debt deal. RSC staff is being called out by name for doing their job effectively. Calls are coming from all Leadershipistas to fire the RSC staff. These members—such as Rep. Renee Ellmers (NC)—don’t like the fact that they are perceived on the wrong side of where the conservative...
  • Chaos on House floor as Democrats try to unsettle GOP budget

    04/15/2011 1:23:24 PM PDT · by Monitor · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/15/11 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House floor erupted into a chaotic scene Friday as House Democrats tried to upset Republican plans to pass their 2012 budget resolution. Democrats unsettled Republicans by voting "present" in a vote on a more conservative budget than the official GOP proposal put forth by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), almost enabling that bill to pass. In the end, it failed in a 119-136 vote, with 172 Democrats voting present. Several Republicans, including Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (Calif.) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), a member of GOP leadership, switched their votes to ensure the more conservative budget backed by...
  • Republicans Continue to Oppose Cost Cutting Amendments

    02/18/2011 5:52:35 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 13 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 02/18/11 | Daniel
    Yesterday, we showed a list of cost cutting amendments that several dozen GOP members opposed and helped Democrats defeat.  Here are some more: Amendment No. 410—Rep. Price (R-GA):  The amendment would eliminate funding for the “National Labor Relations Board, Salaries and Expenses,” and would transfer $233,400,000 to the Spending Reduction Account.  Funds transferred into the spending reduction account are designated as savings and lower the 302(b) allocation for a given subcommittee.  Funds transferred into the spending reduction account cannot be allocated elsewhere in the bill. The amendment failed 176-250 with the help of 60 Republicans.  This would have been an...
  • RSC Spending Plan a Good Start, More is Needed

    01/21/2011 9:42:33 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 2 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 01/21/11 | Daniel
    The Republican Study Committee, the conservative House caucus, released a bill this week to cut $2.5 trillion in spending over the next 10 years.  This plan, which is summarized in a two page document, includes cuts in specific Obama programs, as well as the elimination of old programs and subsidies. The main objective of the RSC plan is to pass a CR that caps non defense/security discretionary spending for the remainder of FY 2011 to 2008 spending levels.  Then, beginning in 2012, this bill would slash discretionary spending to 2006 levels and would eliminate automatic increases for inflation.  The Spending...
  • Safe Republican Candidates Earn Cred Giving To GOP Contenders

    10/30/2010 9:25:13 PM PDT · by JSDude1
    CQ Politics/Roll Call ^ | Oct. 30, 2010 – 12:54 p.m. | Tricia Miller
    Call it being a team player. If you’re a Republican House candidate flush with cash and poised to win, you can score points with leadership if you donate to competitive races. That cred could lead to good committee assignments down the line. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) followed that model in 2006 and ended up with a prime spot in leadership. Now he’s advising candidates from South Carolina to Missouri to do the same, even suggesting which contenders are most in need of funds for new ads. In a great year for their party, some House Republican challengers are doing more...
  • Republicans impatient with leaders, awaiting healthcare alternative

    10/27/2009 6:00:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 359+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/2009 | Molly K. Hooper
    Some House Republicans are growing frustrated that their leaders have not yet introduced a healthcare reform alternative. For months, the message from House GOP leaders on a healthcare bill has been similar to ads for yet-to-be-released movies: Coming soon. According to several GOP lawmakers, the leadership is split over how to proceed in terms of unveiling an alternative to the final Democratic bill that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) intends to unveil as soon as this week. Rep. Tom Price (Ga.), chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee (RSC), revealed the schism within his party late last week. “There’s a difference...
  • AIG Offers First Takaful Homeowners Insurance Product for U.S. (Islamic Sharia Finance)

    12/03/2008 10:42:41 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 16 replies · 1,260+ views
    Risk Specialists Companies, Inc. (RSC), a subsidiary of AIG Commercial Insurance, is introducing what it says is a first in the U.S.: a homeowners insurance product that is compliant with key Islamic finance tenets and based on the concept of mutual insurance. Advertisement The Takaful Homeowners Policy is underwritten through RSC member company A.I. Risk Specialists Insurance, Inc., in conjunction with Lexington Insurance Co. and in association with AIG Takaful Enaya. Headquartered in Bahrain, AIG Takaful Enaya was established in 2006 to provide Takaful products, including accident and health, auto, energy, property and casualty products. The Takaful home policy is...
  • Is an Earmark Moratorium Coming Soon?

    06/11/2008 3:37:55 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 1 replies · 110+ views
    Club for Growth ^ | 6/11/08 | Andrew Roth
    House conservatives are renewing their fight to unilaterally ban earmarks for a year within the Republican Party. House GOP leadership has also renewed their own version of an earmark ban, but it's woefully diluted -- it is contingent on Democrats playing along. Frankly, that's too little, too late. But thanks to Jeb Hensarling, Jeff Flake, and the other RSC members who are pushing for an earmark ban now, I'm confident that we'll see a moratorium before the election. I've been told that they have the votes needed (50) to receive a conference-wide vote. This will force leadership to make a...
  • Sounds like a plan...

    05/22/2008 8:04:24 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 20 replies · 100+ views ^ | May 22, 2008 | Josh Painter
    The Republican Survey Committee (RSC) has a plan. RSC is a caucus of more than 100 of the U.S. House of Representatives' most conservative Republicans, and their Action Plan for GOP members of the House was announced two days ago. You probably haven't heard about it before this posting, because the media is unilaterally ignoring it. Here's a summary: 1) THE END OF PORK-BARREL SPENDING House Republicans are committed to ending pork-barrel spending. We will not wait on the Democrat Majority to end “Bridges to Nowhere” and “Monuments to Me”— we declare an immediate earmark moratorium and pledge to reform...
  • Republicans rein in spending

    04/16/2008 8:17:12 PM PDT · by daylilly · 22 replies · 103+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4/16/2008 | Ericka Andersen
    Your children could be paying double the rate in taxes paid by today’s American workers in ten years but Republicans want to stop this trend in its tracks. The latest effort to restore fiscal responsibility comes in the form of a Spending Limit Constitutional Amendment. The Republican Study Committee (RSC) is targeting out of control federal spending in order to equalize federal government spending with national economic growth. Their goal is to decrease the burden on American families, so that the budget does not increase more than the collective incomes of those families. RSC members at a press conference yesterday...
  • Join FreedomWorks at our Liberty Summit and Taxpayer Bill of Rights press conference March 21!

    03/15/2007 11:33:36 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 1,117+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | March 15, 2007 | Dick Armey
    FreedomWorks will be hosting a press conference March 21st on the Cannon House Office Building terrace at 12:00pm to show support for the Republican Study Committee's 'American Taxpayer Bill of Rights'. We have invited free-market groups in D.C. to join us to support these conservative congressmen. FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey will be hosting the event, and will be welcoming congressmen Jeb Hensarling and Jeff Flake, and Senator Jim DeMint. The press conference is part of Wednesday's FreedomWorks Liberty Summit, in which some of the top FreedomWorks activists in the region will come to D.C. to meet each other, receive training,...
  • Liberal Republicans Seek Relevance

    12/01/2006 9:39:14 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 83 replies · 1,346+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2 December 2006
    They call themselves Main Street Republicans, moderates consigned to the back alleys of politics by their own party. But despite a severe bruising in the fall election, this minority within a minority finds itself with new avenues to explore, including working more closely with Democrats. The Republican Main Street Partnership, a leading voice of GOP moderates in Congress, lost seven of its 48 House members to Democratic challengers in the November election. Two other senior members, Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-N.Y., and Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., are retiring. The group also saw Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., one of its eight Senate members...
  • Top 10 Pro-Growth House Members

    08/04/2006 11:42:27 AM PDT · by Small-L · 5 replies · 587+ views
    HumanEvents Online ^ | Aug 04, 2006
    Top 10 Pro-Growth House Members Posted Aug 04, 2006 Ranked by The Club for Growth. 10. Steve Chabot (98%) – Liberals want Chabot’s seat. He’s in an evenly split district (Bush got 51% against Kerry), but that hasn’t weakened his exceptionally strong voting record. 9. Joe Pitts (99%) – A Vietnam veteran, Pitts has quietly attained a very conservative voting record in a state that continues to lurch leftward because of its increasing RINO congressional representation. 8. Sue Myrick (99%) – She’s part of the celebrated Class of 1994 who continues to fight for limited government even after 12 years...
  • House Conservatives Circulate Letter on Minimum Wage

    07/28/2006 7:10:44 AM PDT · by Solow591 · 173 replies · 1,610+ views
    Despite the clear economic case against a higher federal minimum wage, "moderates" in Congress are continuing the push the issue. Fortunately, House conservatives are not going along with this misguided effort, and members of the Republican Study Committee circulated this letter on Capitol Hill yesterday.
  • RSC members press Pence to stay in chair

    05/09/2006 6:44:27 AM PDT · by Gipper08 · 7 replies · 356+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5-09-06 | alexander bolton
    Several members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest conservative caucus in the House, have asked Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) to consider extending his term as chairman beyond this year. Pence’s term is set to expire at the end of this session of Congress, but colleagues say he has done an excellent job guiding the conservative caucus and don’t know of anyone with ambitions to replace him. Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has risen to national prominence in the past year because of the political uproar over earmarks, said he is not looking to succeed Pence. “I think he’s...
  • Sponsors of the 'Contract II' Budget

    03/15/2006 7:21:01 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 7 replies · 298+ views
    Club for Growth ^ | 3-15-06 | Andrew Roth
    In no particular order, here are the House members who are sponsoring the pro-growth RSC budget. (Those in BOLD were elected with Club member support) Mike Pence (IN-06) Virginia Foxx (NC-05) Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) Trent Franks (AZ-02) Gresham Barrett (SC-03) Louie Gohmert (TX-01) John Shadegg (AZ-03) Tom Price (GA-06) Patrick McHenry (NC-10) Paul Ryan (WI-01) Eric Cantor (VA-07) Phil Gingrey (GA-11) Gil Gutknecht (MN-01) Todd Akin (MO-02) Scott Garrett (NJ-05) Sue Myrick (NC-09) Joe Wilson (SC-02) Jeff Flake (AZ-06) Tom Feeney (FL-24) Steve King (IA-05) Roscoe Bartlett (MD-06) John Campbell (CA-48) Lynn Westmoreland (GA-08) Chris Chocola (IN-02) Kenny Marchant (TX-24)...
  • 'Contract' Promises to Balance Budget Again

    03/09/2006 7:07:51 AM PST · by ZGuy · 17 replies · 372+ views
    Human Events ^ | 3/8/6 | Ivy J. Sellers
    The Republican Study Committee released its budget for FY 2007 "Contract with America: Renewed" this morning amidst a crowd of supporters and reporters. Rep. Mike Pence (R.-Ind.), RSC chairman, and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R.-Texas), RSC Budget & Spending Task Force chairman were backed by 18 other members of the RSC as they publicly introduced the bill during a press conference. "The time has come to level with the American people -- we are not, as a nation, living within our means," Pence said. The budget proposed by Pence’s committee is based on the "Contract with America" budget passed in 1995...
  • RSC Balanced Budget Released Today (3/08/06)

    03/09/2006 7:00:16 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 4 replies · 191+ views
    Republican Study Committee ^ | 8 March 2006 | Republican Study Committee
    RSC Balanced Budget Released Today (3/08/06) The RSC introduced a balanced budget based on the 1995 “Contract With America” at today's 11 am press conference. 2007 RSC Budget (word version) 2007 RSC Budget (pdf version) Click here for additional information.======================================================== Also on the RSC page reflecting their activities: Supplemental Appropriations Budget Requested (3/03/06) Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), on behalf of the RSC, sent this letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Josh Bolten, requesting a detailed accounting of how the supplemental appropriations already provided for the War on Terror and Gulf Coast hurricane relief have been spent.

    03/08/2006 4:56:44 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 9 replies · 641+ views
    RSC ^ | 6-7-06 | Matt Loyd
    RSC TO RELEASE BALANCED BUDGET IN PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW House Conservatives’ Budget Based on 1995 “Contract With America” Budget Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN), chairman of the House Republican Study Committee (RSC), and Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the RSC’s Budget and Spending Taskforce, together with other RSC members will introduce a balanced budget based on the 1995 “Contract With America” budget tomorrow. This morning the New York Times profiled the upcoming RSC Budget in an article entitled “House Conservatives Prepare Austere Alternative Budget.” See article at: WHO: Congressmen Pence, Hensarling and members of the House...
  • House Conservatives Prepare Austere Alternative Budget

    03/07/2006 1:20:10 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 40 replies · 796+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 7, 2006 | CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON, March 6 — With Congress heading into a politically perilous budget season, influential House conservatives plan this week to propose an austere alternative spending plan that would pare more than $650 billion over five years, balance the budget and drastically shrink three cabinet agencies. The legislation, part of a push by some Republicans to re-establish themselves as champions of fiscal restraint, was taking shape as President Bush struck a similar theme on Monday by asking Congress to grant him line-item veto power to eliminate federal spending that he might judge wasteful. "We can't be all things to all people...
  • RSC top ten

    03/01/2006 4:20:58 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 11 replies · 253+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3-1-06 | Tim Chapman
    The conservative Republican Study Committee, led by Rep. Mike Pence, today released their top 10 legislative priorities for this congressional year. The list reads like a must-accomplish list of action items for conservatives. Topping the list is fundamental tax reform coupled with making the tax cuts permanent and budget process reform designed to incentivize Congress to be fiscally responsible -- the opposite of the way it is now. For the full list check the extended section. RSC TOP TEN 1. Make the Tax Cuts Permanent, including the repeal of the marriage-tax penalty and the death tax and pass fundamental tax...
  • RSC issues its agenda

    03/01/2006 4:18:09 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 12 replies · 394+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3-1-06 | Jeff Young
    In a show of rhetorical force yesterday, the Republican Study Committee (RSC) issued an ambitiously conservative 10-point agenda for the rest of this year. Calling their priorities “the nucleus of issues that minted this majority,” Chairman Mike Pence (Ind.) said, “The remainder of the 109th Congress should be dedicated to affirming our commitment to limited government, fiscal discipline and traditional moral values.” Five of the 10 agenda items relate to budget reform, with one targeting earmarks. The RSC succeeded in pressing the House GOP leadership last year to seek offsets to supplemental spending on hurricane relief and in ginning up...
  • House GOP Leaders Set to Cut Spending (DeLay Mea Culpa)

    10/16/2005 10:08:15 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 29 replies · 933+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 17, 2005 | Jonathan Weisman
    House Republican leaders have moved from balking at big cuts in Medicaid and other programs to embracing them, driven by pent-up anger from fiscal conservatives concerned about runaway spending and the leadership's own weakening hold on power. Beginning this week, the House GOP lawmakers will take steps to cut as much as $50 billion from the fiscal 2006 budget for health care for the poor, food stamps and farm supports, as well as considering across-the-board cuts in other programs. Only last month, then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) and other GOP leaders quashed demands within their party for budget cuts...
  • Revolt in the House Republican Conference

    09/28/2005 11:03:14 PM PDT · by rmlew · 7 replies · 300+ views
    NYC Right ^ | September 29, 2005 | me
    This morning, Representative Tom Delay was indicted in an alleged conspiracy to funnel soft money into Texas state legislature races. While the charge may be without merit and politically motivated, the initial damage was done. Almost immediately, Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert announced that David Dreier, a socially moderate amnesty supporting California Congressman, would be Delay'’s temporary successor. Since Delay and others knew of the pending indictment, it is clear that the House leadership and White House anointed the smooth-talking Drier. The House Republican Conference was supposed to accept the nomination. However, members voiced their dissent at the conference...
  • The Complete Shakespeare

    09/11/2005 10:25:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 371+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | Sun 11 Sep 2005 | SAM THOMPSON
    Shakespeare: The Biography Peter Ackroyd Chatto and Windus, £25 THE cultural juggernaut that goes by the name of William Shakespeare seems to be hurtling forward with unstoppable momentum. The world's favourite playwright was 441 years old last April, but he has never looked more lively, on stage and page. The reconstituted Globe theatre is doing a roaring trade in London, and for 2006 the RSC is planning an ambitious 12-month festival of the complete works, with all 37 of Shakespeare's plays to be produced in Stratford-upon-Avon by an international coalition of theatre companies. Meanwhile, academic heavyweights like Stephen Greenblatt and...