WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) today was elected the new Majority Leader of the U. S. House of Representatives to succeed Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) whose resignation is effective July 31, 2014.
A native of Bakersfield, California, McCarthy has served in Congress for eight years. He has quickly risen into a crucial leadership position. McCarthy has a MBA in business, is a fourth generation Californian, and has good people skills. He was a leader in the California legislature, and is obviously well-regarded by his colleagues.
Informed sources believe that Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who has seemingly exercised “undue influence” over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), will not have the same sway with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. There are now 293 Representatives co-sponsoring the PAST ACT, and the number grows each day.
Other Capitol Hill drama today involved U. S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-VA) who pulled a $180 Billion spending measure from the Senate floor after a squabble with U. S. Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who protested the requirement that any measures to amend the matter would require a 60 vote super majority.
This latest is an ongoing conflict between Democrat Reid and Republican McConnell about how the Senate is to be run. Reid’s complaint is McConnell has forced a 60 vote super majority necessary to get anything passed in the Senate, but now when it applies to McConnell on this appropriation matter, McConnell wants to change things back to a simple majority of 51%.
McConnell is up to his eyeballs trying to saving “Big Coal” along with Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY). Both McConnell and Rogers are sworn enemies of the Sound Horse. McConnell has been bought and paid for since 1988 – 26 years of being on the payroll of the sore Big Lick crowd. The lobbyist plotting strategy for the sore Big Lick is Jeff Speaks who is former Representative Hal Rogers aide. Speaks represents “Big Coal” as well as the sore Big Lick.
Informed sources say that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is sympathetic to the bipartisan effort to PASS THE PAST ACT.
Nephew Eugene says he thinks he hears a train a comin’.