Republican Study Committee

Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) speaks to a staff member. Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform met to consider a censure or IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Exclusive–Rep. Mark Walker: Don’t Reverse Anti-Earmark Reform

“This is an historic moment to have Republican control of House,Senate and presidency and I believe that the people, who came to the polls sent a clear mandate that they want change here in Washington–drain the swamp,” Walker says. “We need to be talking about unifying and earmarks are another divisive issue,” he said.

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House Freedom Caucus Considers Split from Republican Study Committee

Another example of unrest between the Republican leadership and its members came from The Hill on Monday, as it reported the forty members of the House Freedom Caucus may separate from the Republican Study Committee when the next Congress convenes.

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Republican Study Committee Endorses Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House

The Republican Study Committee (RSC) is encouraging House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to run Speaker of the House. Chairman of the RSC Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) says he is “confident” that Ryan “is the right person” for the job.

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Conservative House Group Unveils Budget Proposal

The House conservatives’ blueprint would cut spending by $7.1 trillion over ten years, repeal Obamacare via the reconciliation process and balance the budget in six years.

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Conservatives Split From RSC

Traditionally, the Republican Study Committee (RSC) has been the voice of the more conservative members of the House GOP, but with it’s membership swelling and its conservative members increasingly frustrated by leadership viewed as more establishment-aligned, a core group of House conservatives is said to be splintering off to form a new group of their own in what is being characterized as a “mass exodus.”