#house of representatives
House Republicans are quietly discussing a HUGE new rule.
“Under the proposed tweak, any Republican who votes on the House floor in January against the conference’s nominee for House speaker – that is, the candidate chosen by a majority of the House GOP during its closed-door leadership elections in November – would be severely punished.”
This could be big.
“House women became, in many respects, a sisterhood, with bonds that transcended party politics and sometimes allowed us to exert power that exceeded our numbers.”
– Former Rep. Connie Morella on how a space designated for the women of the House actually led to concrete legislation.
John Dingell has the best Twitter
Nice distraction from the NONSTOP RIDICULOUSNESS that was this day.
The Cliques of the House Floor
This first-person piece in our latest issue is fantastic. And so is the art.
The 2012 House and Senate elections brought over 80 new members to Washington.
Use our interactive application to sort and filter the freshmen by age, experience, ethnicity, and more.
Hover over each picture for name, state, and district information. To read a full narrative of each newcomer, written by the staff of The Almanac of American Politics, click the member’s picture.
The Cook Political Report projects that when a new Congress is sworn into office in January, white males will likely be a minority of one party’s caucus in the House for the first time in American history.
It’s that time of the year!
National Journal’s vote ratings for 2011:
Get to clicking and see if your elected officials are listed.
Jim DeMint, R-S.C. (pictured above) is well-known for his stance against President Obama’s 2009 economic-stimulus bill and health care initiative.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., talks to reporters with Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., after a lunch meeting at the White House with President Obama on Wednesday.