September 28th, 2013
02:14 PM ET
7 months ago

GOP leadership: House to vote on continuing resolution Saturday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A government shutdown looked increasingly likely on Saturday as Republican leaders said the House would vote on two potentially deal-killing amendments to the stopgap spending bill the Senate passed Friday.

"The American people don't want a government shutdown and they don't want Obamacare," House Republican leaders said in statement.

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Lawmakers ring in Kate Upton's 21st birthday
June 11th, 2013
07:58 AM ET
11 months ago

Lawmakers ring in Kate Upton's 21st birthday

(CNN) – It's not how you'd expect a supermodel to spend her 21st birthday.

Kate Upton, made famous by the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, rang in the big day with her uncle, GOP Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan and GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy.
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Filed under: Kevin McCarthy
March 10th, 2013
11:01 AM ET
1 year ago

House whip questions motives behind Obama outreach

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's newfound desire to meet rank-and-file Republican lawmakers may be more about politics than pact-making, House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy suggested Sunday.

Last week, Obama took a dozen Republican lawmakers to dinner in Washington, and later invited House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan for lunch at the White House. Next week he'll head to Capitol Hill for meetings with the full GOP coalitions in both the House and the Senate, as well as the entire Democratic caucus in each chamber.
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GOP uses campaign tactics of its own ahead of Obama trip
November 30th, 2012
08:55 AM ET
1 year ago

GOP uses campaign tactics of its own ahead of Obama trip

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's trip Friday to a toy factory outside Philadelphia was getting negative reviews from Republicans before he even left town – House Speaker John Boehner accused Obama on Thursday of taking a "victory lap" instead of getting serious about budget negotiations.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the number three House Republican, released a video Friday profiling another small business owner in Pennsylvania who says Obama's pledge to raise taxes on families making more than $250,000 per year would harm entrepreneurs.
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Kevin McCarthy
GOP House leader renting theater for 'Lincoln' showing
November 28th, 2012
10:00 AM ET
1 year ago

GOP House leader renting theater for 'Lincoln' showing

(CNN) – Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the third ranking House Republican, is hosting a screening for fellow GOP representatives tomorrow to watch the movie "Lincoln" - starring Daniel Day Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln - according to McCarthy's spokeswoman.

This isn't the first time McCarthy has invited his GOP colleagues to view a movie. He also held a screening of the movie "Moneyball," because his aide notes, he believes in using metrics/numbers. That movie tells the story of a baseball team's general manager assembling players using a metric-based approach.

He also raised some eyebrows for showing a violent scene in the movie "The Town" at a GOP conference meeting when leaders were discussing negotiations with Democrats.


Filed under: Kevin McCarthy
August 20th, 2012
04:09 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP lawmakers reprimanded after swim in Sea of Galilee

(CNN) – It was the end of a long, hot day in Israel when it happened: Republican lawmakers, along with a smattering of aides and family members, dived into the Sea of Galilee, a holy site for Christians where the Bible says Jesus walked on water.

Several GOP sources familiar with the events on August 4, 2011 said one of those Republicans, Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas, wasn't wearing any clothes. Others say they dived in for religious reasons.
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No. 3 House Republican backs Romney
March 26th, 2012
08:11 AM ET
2 years ago

No. 3 House Republican backs Romney

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Monday.

McCarthy, the House majority whip, will also serve as a statewide chair for Romney's efforts in California, the campaign announced.
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Filed under: 2012 • California • Kevin McCarthy • Mitt Romney • Polls
Top Cantor aide leaves Capitol Hill to start Super PAC
October 5th, 2011
03:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Top Cantor aide leaves Capitol Hill to start Super PAC

Washington (CNN) – A top aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is leaving Capitol Hill to start a new Super PAC aimed at supporting Republican candidates and promoting the House GOP's agenda.

Cantor's Deputy Chief of Staff John Murray told CNN in a phone interview Wednesday that he's leaving his post at the end of the week to launch the new political group. Murray says his goals are twofold - to help GOP candidates with campaign resources and "put a muscular communications voice behind center-right candidates and policies that are in line with the 'Young Guns' movement."
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Filed under: 2012 • Eric Cantor • House Republicans • Kevin McCarthy • Paul Ryan
Aisle divides over Biden-led talks
July 10th, 2011
11:44 AM ET
3 years ago

Aisle divides over Biden-led talks

(CNN) - Democrats and Republicans disagreed Sunday over the takeaway from deficit reduction negotiations led by Vice President Joe Biden that broke down when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor left the table.

Republican House Whip Kevin McCarthy of California said Sunday that $2.4 trillion in cuts were agreed on during the negotiations, but Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who participated in the talks, said Republicans are "dreaming" if they think the two sides reached that conclusion.
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Filed under: Chris Van Hollen • Congress • Debt • Deficit • Joe Biden • Kevin McCarthy • TV-State of the Union
Political punches thrown at Obama over budget debate
March 13th, 2011
11:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Political punches thrown at Obama over budget debate

Washington (CNN) - While Congress debates how to continue funding the government, the political debate Sunday centered on the president’s involvement in the negotiations.

Republican Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona blamed the Democrats, who controlled the House and Senate before the midterm elections, for the current budget battles and touted the Republican plan to fund the government for the remainder of this fiscal year.
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Filed under: Dick Durbin • Jon Kyl • Kevin McCarthy • TV-State of the Union
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