Patrick McHenry

Exclusive–John Boehner Embarrassed: His Whip Team Couldn’t Find Votes to Reelect Him Speaker Last Week

House Speaker John Boehner had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess.

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Obama Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Flouts Transparency Law

On its website,the Obama Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proudly boasts: Our mission is…ensuring that consumers get the information they need to make the financialdecisions they believe are best for themselves and their families–that pricesare clear up front, that risks

Obama Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Flouts Transparency Law

Did SEIU Throw ACORN Under the Bus?

On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency (example #12,567 that government’s solution to any problem is more government.) Appearing on a panel of self-appointed ‘consumer advocates’ was Anna Burger, political