Roll Call: New Governing Coalition Emerges

In the wake of the “cromnibus,” a new governing coalition may have emerged in Washington.

For the first time in eight years, it doesn’t necessarily include Nancy Pelosi.

It does include Steny H. Hoyer.

The coalition doesn’t seem to need Sens. Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Warren or Jeff Sessions.

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Main Street Partnership: Pass Tax Extenders Now To Prevent Tax Hike On America’s Families & Businesses

(Washington, DC) – Calling it “must pass” legislation before Congress adjourns in December, the Main Street Partnership today called on Congress to pass a tax extender package next month that already enjoys bipartisan support and includes numerous provisions important to jobs and the American economy.

“In an ideal world, all of these issues would be addressed in a comprehensive tax reform bill but until that becomes a reality, Congress must act to prevent an immediate tax increase on millions of Americans,” said former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH), President of the Main Street Partnership. “American taxpayers deserve consistency and predictability, and…

The Obama Republicans?

More GOP House members must defend Democratic-friendly districts.

About a week after the Republican midterm romp, nearly 20 soon-to-be House GOP freshmen huddled for a private lunch on the third floor of the Capitol Hill Club. The mood was jubilant: Each had prevailed in a swing district, exploiting deep unhappiness with President Barack Obama and angst over the country’s future.

But as they dug into platters of lasagna, salad and chicken, the newbies were given some sobering news. GOP officials explained that they would be among Democrats’ top 2016 targets — when they’d be up against a more diverse electorate — and…

Rise of the Republican Pragmatists

Expect the new GOP majorities in Congress to press forward with a governing agenda, avoiding the intra-party conflicts of years past.
In Washington, narratives last long past their sell-by date. One of the most common tropes is that Republicans are controlled by the far-right wing of the party and have little ability to govern. That was certainly true for several years, in the wake of their party's wipeouts in 2006 and 2008, along with the subsequent tea-party wave in 2010 that gave Republicans control of the House. Of the 66 Democratic seats that House Republicans picked up that year, more than…

NY delegation to the House gains clout

The three newest members of New York's delegation to the House of Representatives appear to fit the "Main Street Republican" image of the rest of the delegation.

The nine Republicans who will represent New York in the U.S. House next year likely will play an important role helping House Speaker John Boehner marginalize tea party dissidents.

"Leadership will be very happy to have New York Republicans there taking votes sometimes that people in other parts of the country would find it difficult to vote yes on," Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, said.

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Roll Call: New Governing Coalition Emerges

In the wake of the “cromnibus,” a new governing coalition may have emerged in Washington. For the first time in eight years, it doesn’t necessarily include Nancy Pelosi. It does include Steny H. Hoyer. The coalition doesn’t seem to need Sens. Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Warren or Jeff Sessions. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Main Street Partnership: Pass Tax Extenders Now To Prevent Tax Hike On America’s Families & Businesses

(Washington, DC) – Calling it “must pass” legislation before Congress adjourns in December, the Main Street Partnership today called on Congress to pass a tax extender package next month that already enjoys bipartisan support and includes numerous provisions important to jobs and the American economy. “In an ideal world, all of these issues would be […]

The Obama Republicans?

More GOP House members must defend Democratic-friendly districts. About a week after the Republican midterm romp, nearly 20 soon-to-be House GOP freshmen huddled for a private lunch on the third floor of the Capitol Hill Club. The mood was jubilant: Each had prevailed in a swing district, exploiting deep unhappiness with President Barack Obama and […]

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