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Indiana U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Greensburg, perhaps had the best opportunity to become speaker of any representative from either state as Messer ... The speakers from Illinois were Republican Dennis Hastert (1999-2007); Democrat Henry Rainey (1933-34); and Republican Joseph Cannon (1903-11).
Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., chairman of the House Energy panel, said that Pruitt would have to answer the "many questions" that Walden and other representatives have about his performance. It's a far cry from a year ago, when the Senate confirmed Pruitt as head of the EPA and Republicans ... GOP

Former speaker Dennis Hastert, who went to federal prison for illegally structuring bank withdrawals in an attempt to hide hush money paid to a former ... Allowances are to be used solely for the administration and conclusion of matters relating to service as a representative and Speaker of the House."
Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., wants to change that. He's pushing legislation to eliminate the post-speaker's office, a little-known Capitol Hill benefit. ... "Anybody who's a former speaker, unless they get in trouble, like Dennis Hastert, they're going to be making millions of dollars on the outside," Jones ...

Last month, Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV), who isn't close to Ryan, let a rumor slip to a local reporter recently that the House speaker was on his way out. .... most wary of his appointment, that he would not move on immigration without the support of the majority of the caucus, also known as the Hastert Rule.
“After Mark Foley tweet, unearthed video shows Putnam's Dennis Hastert 'problem' won't go away” via Florida Politics – A decade-old interview with CNN shows then-Congressman Putnam defending his “friend and mentor” Hastert, the longest-serving Republican House Speaker in history. At one time ...
He appeared to be on a roll. But the drive for national musical unity lost steam after Rep. Dennis Hastert, then speaker of the House of Representatives, declined to have Siegel lead the House in singing the anthem because such things are not done in Congress. Siegel's project went on hold and he went ...
But even if you did overcome a filibuster, even a bill that had majority support in the US House of Representatives wouldn't come to the floor for a vote because of the “Hastert Rule” principle. ... The House Republican caucus was itself victimized by a shooter last year in an incident that severely injured Rep.
Helpless if our speaker, our speaker of the whole House, will not give this dignity to this House of Representatives to be able to take a vote on a subject of ... House Republicans — when in power — have operated under the so-called Hastert Rule, named after former Speaker Dennis Hastert, that brings to a ...
In the House of Representatives, a far-right caucus of Republicans has the clout to stop legislation that it finds insufficiently conservative. That's because the House is governed by a custom that is bad for the nation. Under the “Hastert rule” (named after former GOP Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert) ...
But the real hurdle for immigration reform is in the House of Representatives. It all comes down to a promise Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) made in 2015, before taking over the speaker's office: He assured the most conservative members of his conference — the very ones who ousted his predecessor John ...
Washington (CNN) Joe Barton, the Republican Texas congressman who found himself in hot water after a nude photo of him surfaced online, will not seek re-election, Barton's office confirmed to CNN Thursday. In a statement, Barton wrote, "I am announcing today that I will not seek re-election in 2018.
Washington (CNN) Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton on Wednesday apologized for not using "better judgment" while separated from his wife and in consensual relationships with women. The statement comes in response to an anonymous tweet that included a nude image of Barton. Sarah Dodd of Dodd ...
There have been plenty of congressmen who carried on sexual relationships with teenagers — from Thomas Jefferson to Strom Thurmond — but perhaps none as dastardly as Illinois Rep. Dennis Hastert, who served as Speaker of the House from 1999 to 2007. In 2015, an FBI investigation found that ...
Perhaps Mr. Murphy's story calls to mind the Tennessee congressman Scott DesJarlais, who is similarly pro-life in the streets, pro-choice in the sheets. In 2015, Mr. DesJarlais voted in favor of a 20-week ban, and boasted of a “100 percent pro-life voting record” while in Congress. Meanwhile, The ...

Washington (CNN) Rep. Mark Walker, the chair of the conservative Republican Study Committee, described female members of the group as the committee's "eye candy" during a press conference Tuesday morning. "The accomplished men and women of the RSC. And women. If it wasn't sexist, I would say ...
His lawyers even chose not to deny one allegation of sexual abuse, despite Hastert having “no current recollection of the episode.” But the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives now “adamantly denies” he sodomized a fourth-grader in a bathroom stall in the early 1970s. He wants a Kendall ...
J. Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, was released from a federal prison on Monday and moved to a Chicago halfway house where he will serve the rest of his 15-month sentence for illegally structuring bank withdrawals he used to buy the silence of a former student he ...
A year ago, Scott Cross broke a four-decade silence to tell a judge in excruciating detail that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert had molested him in a ... Rep. Michelle Mussman, who sponsored the bill in the House, said the Hastert case and Cross's public support "definitely" helped build support for a ...
Not everyone on the board agreed. Rep. David Harris, R-Arlington Heights, said the board should have followed an unofficial recommendation from the attorney general's office that Hastert be allowed to collect a reduced pension. Harris contended Hastert's case was unrelated to his time in Springfield.
Jailed former House Speaker Dennis Hastert says a man who accused him of sexual abuse should return $1.7 million in hush money because he broke his silence by talking to the feds. The demand was made in Hastert's response to a lawsuit filed by the accuser, known only as Individual A, who is trying ...
(CNN) Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert reported to prison Wednesday to begin a 15-month sentence in a hush money case stemming from allegations that he sexually abused young boys, authorities said. Hastert, 74, entered the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota. He is not facing ...
CHICAGO — J. Dennis Hastert, once among the nation's most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in prison for illegally structuring bank transactions in an effort to cover up his sexual abuse of young members of a wrestling team he coached decades ago. In a hearing that was ...
The victim, previously identified in court documents only as "Individual D," identified himself in court Wednesday to be 53-year-old Scott Cross. He's a suburban bank executive and brother of Illinois State Representative Tom Cross. Hastert was a mentor of Tom Cross and helped him get into politics.
Ben Cardin, recalled that he was elected to the House at the same time as Hastert. "I think we're all surprised by this," the Maryland Democrat said. Former Virginia Republican Rep. Tom Davis, who served in Congress from 1995 to 2008 with Hastert, said Friday he was stunned by the revelations and said ...
Adams would subsequently lose the presidency to Jackson and, showing the relative power of the Congress back in the day, would return to the House of Representatives, where he would end up drafting the compromise legislation that would help to solve the nullification problem. South Carolina, chafing ...
But the real hurdle for immigration reform is in the House of Representatives. It all comes down to a promise Rep. (R-Wis.) made in 2015, before taking over the speaker's office: He assured the most conservative members of his conference — the very ones who ousted his predecessor — that he would not ...
But the real hurdle for immigration reform is in the House of Representatives. It all comes down to a promise Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) made in 2015, before taking over the speaker's office: He assured the most conservative members of his conference — the very ones who ousted his predecessor John ...
"Which must have given Speaker Hastert some pleasure, probably, sitting in his prison cell serving his sentence for (charges related to covering up ... Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, told reporters Monday afternoon that McConnell's pledge on the Senate floor to turn to immigration in February ...
To see how Congress plans to deal with all this, Stateside talked to Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee of Flint. ... and most of Congress supports it, but the Republican leadership won't put it up for a vote, because it doesn't conform to what they call the “Hastert Rule,” which is this odd rule that they use.
Bill Frist, R-Tenn., Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., President Bush, and Sen. John Breaux, D-La., partially ... Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. ... "Look what just happened on the monuments," Former Utah Rep. Enid Greene Mickelsen said ...
"Look what just happened on the monuments," Former Utah Rep. Enid Greene Mickelsen said Wednesday. "You can love it or hate it, but it wouldn't have happened without Orrin Hatch. Simply would not have happened." Trump used his announcement about the monuments to hail Hatch as "a true fighter" ...
He parlayed a stint as an aide to then-Representative Don Ritter into eight years in the Pennsylvania House and six in the State Senate. Since 2005, Dent has .... LP: There have been a couple times in my lifetime when I briefly thought the possibility existed for a centrist third party—when former Rep.
... and Dennis Hastert after he left office; Ways and Means Chairmen Wilbur Mills and Dan Rostenkowski, powerful men, were brought down by sex and graft. Former presidential candidate and Sen. Gary Hart, Sen. Bob Packwood, and congressman Anthony Weiner have put themselves to shame. Rep.
Even with Democrats in charge, the first congressional attempt to look into it, led by populist Rep. Wright Patman, was effectively killed by .... Clinton's impeachment was overseen by Newt Gingrich and Dennis Hastert, an enthusiastic adulterer and child molester, respectively. (The Whitewater probe was ...
The ethics investigation that followed, however, revealed that Hastert and the party leadership had long been aware of Foley's misdeeds. At first, Hastert maintained that he had no prior knowledge of Foley's emails, but it soon came out that Rep. John Boehner had informed Hastert of them in the spring of ...
J. Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, was released from a federal prison on Monday and moved to a Chicago halfway house where he will serve the rest of his 15-month sentence for illegally structuring bank withdrawals he used to buy the silence of a former student he ...
Not everyone on the board agreed. Rep. David Harris, R-Arlington Heights, said the board should have followed an unofficial recommendation from the attorney general's office that Hastert be allowed to collect a reduced pension. Harris contended Hastert's case was unrelated to his time in Springfield.
Jailed former House Speaker Dennis Hastert says a man who accused him of sexual abuse should return $1.7 million in hush money because he broke his silence by talking to the feds. The demand was made in Hastert's response to a lawsuit filed by the accuser, known only as Individual A, who is trying ...
(CNN) Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert reported to prison Wednesday to begin a 15-month sentence in a hush money case stemming from allegations that he sexually abused young boys, authorities said. Hastert, 74, entered the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota. He is not facing ...
Rep. Steve King braced for bad news when House Speaker Paul Ryan called on a Sunday afternoon in early 2016. The Iowa Republican, one of the biggest immigration hawks in the House, .... Sanford has served in the House during the speakerships of Newt Gingrich, Dennis Hastert, Boehner and Ryan.
Rep. Ed Royce with his wife, Mary Porter, during the 2013 Indiaspora gala in Washington, DC. GIN file photo by Shahi Prabhakaran. The decision by Rep. ... Royce was designated by Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to be an official member of then-President Clinton's historic delegation to India in ...
When the Republicans regained the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, they said farewell to earmarks, which are appropriations that specifically ... I recall Vin Weber, a former Minnesota Republican congressman, conceding to me, "We abused the process." ... Dick Durbin and Rep.
In 2010 Democratic Rep. Eric Massa resigned after allegations by male aides that he made sexual advances on them. The ethics committee did put out a statement it was investigating the congressman and even moved to set up an investigative panel. But after he left Congress, there is no evidence that it ...
Rep. Chip Pickering (R-MS) The Congressman's woes began when his ... Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert plead guilty to paying ...
Although its House and Senate co-sponsors are bipartisan — Reps. ... the support of at least half his conference — what's known as the Hastert Rule. ... “We're 25 that signed the letter but I think we're representative of a large ...
... which was ultimately decided by the House of Representatives, the ... Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), as communications director to former Rep.
Gingrich's successor, Speaker Dennis Hastert, hired Evans to be his ... to teenage boys was contradicted by fellow Republicans Rep. ... By 2004, Evans represented most of the leadership in the House of Representatives, ...


 

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