More Susan Ferrechio Articles

  • Top GOP lawmakers push Eric Holder to appoint IRS investigator

    Two top House Republicans on Friday called for Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the alleged targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Here's the backstory behind Chuck Grassley and Lois Lerner

    The Republican senator from Iowa and the former IRS official were no strangers to each other -- one of the reasons Republicans fear Lerner's push to audit Grassley might have been politically motivated.

  • Could a Supreme Court ruling invalidate consumer watchdog agency's decisions?

    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling said some of the actions made by the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may be invalid following a Thursday Supreme Court ruling on recess appointments. Richard Cordray was appointed by President Obama as director of the...

  • Republicans hold the line on gay marriage one year after landmark ruling

    Since a Supreme Court ruling one year ago, gay marriage backers have won a spate of court cases and six more states have recognized gay marriage. One place the issue hasn't changed much: The GOP caucus on Capitol Hill.

  • John Boehner: Scandal could bring down Export-Import Bank

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said new allegations about fraud and corruption at the Export-Import Bank influenced his decision to take a harder look at whether Congress should reauthorize it.

  • Senate throws lifeline to Export-Import Bank, but doubts remain in the House

    Senate lawmakers Tuesday significantly boosted the chances that Congress will consider renewing the Export-Import Bank in the face of mounting GOP opposition in the House.

  • House takes up energy production bills this week

    The House this week will take up legislation that would speed up interstate pipeline projects, increase domestic oil production and expedite natural gas exports.

  • How Kevin McCarthy's new job could make John Boehner's harder

    The election of Rep. Kevin McCarthy as the new House majority leader has failed to extinguish the rumblings of discontent by far-right lawmakers that could lead to an effort to oust House Speaker John Boehner in January.

  • Steve Scalise wins role of new House majority whip

    Rep. Steve Scalise will be the new Majority Whip, elected by House GOP lawmakers as the only red-state member of the leadership team. Scalise, of Louisiana, will replace Rep. Kevin McCarthy as the chief vote counter and the person most responsible for lining up GOP support for key votes....

  • House GOP picks Kevin McCarthy as majority leader

    House Republicans Tuesday voted to install their chief vote counter as the new majority leader, rejecting a more conservative but slightly less experienced opponent.

  • Obama tells Congress he can act on Iraq on his own

    President Obama told Congressional leaders he has no plans to send American troops into combat in Iraq, but that he does not need their approval for other military moves aimed at increasing security within the war-torn country. “I do not believe the President needs any further legislative...

  • Many House Republicans feel irrelevant, candidates say

    They may be in the majority, but many House Republicans feel irrelevant. That’s the problem both candidates for House majority leader promised to fix when they delivered their pitches to the rank and file at a closed door meeting. “I want every member to feel relevant again,” Rep. Raul...

  • Harry Reid: Redskins have to change name now

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., praised the U.S. Patent Office for canceling the Redskins trademark and said team owner Daniel Snyder will have little choice now but to drop the name.

  • Why Raul Labrador can't win his long-shot bid for a leadership post

    Rep. Raul Labrador returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to formally begin rounding up support from fellow GOP lawmakers in his uphill bid to become majority leader.

  • Why Darrell Issa just asked the IRS to hand over a hard drive

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on Tuesday issued a subpoena to the Internal Revenue Service, ordering the agency to turn over the hard drive they claim is responsible for wiping out two years of critical email communications. Issa has dramatically widened...



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