Speaking to The Washington Post Tuesday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the GOP would like to see Rep. Nancy Pelosi re-elected as House Minority Leader because he “firmly believes” that if she retains her seat, Republicans will maintain the House majority. “I want to help her,” McCarthy said. “I think that’s a good place for her to be.” He added that he believes Rep. Pelosi, (R-Calif.), "may have more support in the Republican conference than maybe in her own."
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told The Washington Post's James Hohmann, Nov. 29, that Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) was a good pick to lead President-elect Donald Trump's Department of Health and Human Services.
Speaking to The Washington Post Tuesday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that it will be a lot easier to repeal Obamacare than replace it, due to Senate procedure. “Repealing it easier and faster because that could be a 51 vote," McCarthy said. "Replacing is going to be 60 votes." Asked when Congress would begin the process of repealing or replacing the law, McCarthy said he doesn’t want to put a time limit to get it done by a certain date. “I want to make sure it gets done right,” he said. “You need to make sure you replace it properly.”
Speaking to The Washington Post Tuesday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he trusted the results of the election in his home state of California. “I looked at this election. I saw the results come in. I trusted them (the results) just as I’ve trusted them in the past,” McCarthy said. "I don’t have a problem," Asked if he saw any signs of fraud, McCarthy did not say yes or no, but replied, “I say let’s govern.” He added that he didn’t think a recount would make any difference in the election outcome. “The election to me is over," he said. (Washington Post Live)
Congressman Kevin McCarthy serves California’s 23rd district and is currently the Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. McCarthy was first elected to Congress in 2006 and is a native of Bakersfield, California.
Asked to clarify his comments in September about not being able to name a world leader he admired, Gary Johnson provided a pivot, saying it is hard to admire politicians because they often wear “empty suits.” Within the U.S., Johnson said most politicians are more concerned about getting reelected than foreign policy.
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson argued Monday that the way to reform Medicaid and Medicare is to "devolve those functions to the states." Johnson argued that a “one size, fits all” entitlement strategy doesn’t work in Washington. The former Governor of New Mexico also called Social Security “bankruptcy” for the United States. Offering two solutions in means-testing and raising the retirement age, Johnson said he would like to see parts of Social Security “self-directed.”
Speaking at The Washington Post Monday, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said several government agencies should be removed due to lack of function and purpose, including the Department of Housing Urban Development, which he said has “more than outlived its usefulness.” Additionally, while acknowledging that there are productive areas within The Department of Commerce, an agency he has previously said should be removed, on Monday Johnson said the agency is made of “crony capitalism.” He also said he didn’t know what the Department of Homeland Security actually does.
Oct 24, 2016
Program Highlights from The Daily 202 Live with Tom Vilsack
Speaking to The Washington Post's James Hohmann Tuesday, Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack said Democrats struggle to reach rural voters. "We don't do as good of a job at speaking directly to rural voters," he said, noting that the party generally reaches other minority groups. Despite this, Vilsack says there is an opportunity for Clinton to "drive a wedge" between her and Donald Trump in Iowa, who he says has wavered on his position on renewable fuel standards, an issue important to rural voters in the Midwest.
Speaking to The Washington Post's James Hohmann Tuesday, Hon. Tom Vilsack said rural America and its agriculture economy are "not appreciated enough" for its positive impact on the economy. "We have a functioning agricultural economy and because of that successful agricultural economy we've bben able to urbanize," Vilsack said.
Speaking to The Washington Post's James Hohmann Tuesday, former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack said rural populations are disproportionately served by addiction treatment centers in the U.S. "This is an issue that costs us $25 billion unnecessary healthcare dollars," Vilsack said. "It is incredibly important for us to focus on this."
Sep 27, 2016
About Daily 202 Live
James Hohmann, a Post national political correspondent and author of The Daily 202, will interview Beltway power players and political operatives about the issues and news shaping Washington.