House Majority Leader

  • June 19, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Republicans in the House voted in California Rep. Kevin McCarthy to be the next majority leader, filling a void left by Rep. Eric Cantor. Also, as many as 75 government scientists at a Centers for Disease Control lab in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria. Continue reading

  • June 13, 2014   BY  

    House Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is no longer the lone Republican vying for the majority leader position Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., vacated earlier this week.

    Idaho’s Raul Labrador, first elected in 2010 when the tea party wave swept Republicans into power in the House of Representatives, joined the contest Friday, declaring that Cantor’s primary defeat to a tea party upstart Tuesday meant”Americans are looking for a change in the status quo.” Continue reading

  • June 12, 2014   BY  

    Rep. Pete Sessions dropped out of the race for Majority Leader Thursday evening, leaving Rep. Kevin McCarthy as the lone remaining candidate for the second most powerful post in the House of Representatives. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2014  

    Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., announced his decision to step down from his leadership post less than 24 hours after he became the first House majority leader to be defeated in a primary. Cantor was ousted by David Brat, a virtually unknown college professor who had never before run for office. Gwen Ifill talks to Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post about Cantor’s fall. Continue reading

  • April 4, 2005   BY  

    Dogged by an ongoing corruption investigation, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, once viewed as one of the most powerful Republicans in Washington, announced he was resigning his seat and would not run again this fall. Continue reading