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June 1st Tele-Town Hall Replay

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With thousands of constituents on the phone, I covered a wide variety of topics yesterday during my telephone town hall. This include a long discussion on the the debt ceiling "deal" and our nation's massive debt problem. For those who missed it, you can catch a full reply here...

Remarks at CPAC

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It was an honor be part of a special forum this morning at CPAC with Rep. Scott Perry, where we covered a wide variety of important issues facing Congress. The weaponization of government, border security, the Speaker's election, China, and more... nothing was off limits. Give a listen!

Developments in the House Speaker Election

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Last night, I joined Laura Ingraham to discuss the latest developments in the House Speaker election. ***Friends, if this is the first post you've seen from me on this important issue, I invite you to please go back and catch up on a string of updates over this past week. Simply click my name (above) to see my timeline, then scroll down to Sunday, January 1st and work back up. Additional…

Rep. Ralph Norman Issues Statement on Vote for Rep. Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker

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On Friday, Rep. Ralph Norman issued the following statement after voting for Rep. Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House of Representatives:   "From the beginning, I've been clear that restoring fiscal sanity to Congress is my top priority. It's crucial for the next Republican Speaker to leverage every tool at his disposal to cut spending, balance the budget, and start…


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MAJOR wins in the final deal for House Speaker. We're finally in a good place. Details of this deal include:  Firm assurances the Speaker will leverage every tool within his disposal to put our nation on a trajectory towards a balanced budget.  A return to "regular order" with individual attention to the 12 separate appropriations bills that Congress is supposed…

Thursday Update on House Speaker Election

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Late Thursday Update – the House of Representatives is still working through the process of selecting a Speaker. If you missed my posts this past Sunday and Tuesday, please take a moment to read those for broader context. I want to start off by saying this: What’s playing out in the House is a bit chaotic, but that’s a good thing. The fact this hasn’t happened in the last “umpteen…

Update on the Speaker of the House

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Quick follow-up from my post on Sunday. As many of you know, three separate votes were held earlier today as the House of Representatives works to elect a new Republican Speaker. In all three votes, Rep. Kevin McCarthy failed to secure the needed majority of votes cast to be chosen. I was one of 19-20 who voted for other candidates. Friends, we are deeply in debt and spending money like…

The Speaker of the House

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This is another long post, but I want to give everyone an update on where things currently stand with the election of a House Speaker. This has been a hot topic in D.C. lately among the political elites, talking heads, and journalists. First, let's lay the foundation… This Tuesday, January 3rd, marks the first day of the new 118th Congress. In the House of Representatives, the first…