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    Conservatives Vent on House Vote for Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ [VIDEO]

    House conservatives were put off by leadership’s hastily scrambled voice vote to prevent deep cuts in reimbursement to physicians who treat Medicare patients, several lawmakers said today. Speaking at the monthly Conversations with Conservatives panel,  Republican members of the House of Representatives argued that their leadership had promised them a … More

    Lawmaker on Liberals’ View of Government: ‘Of, by, for Bureaucrats’

    Conservative members of Congress yesterday highlighted the impact that public perception and popular myths about conservative ideals have on the outcome of elections. “The biggest lie in American politics is that the Republican Party is the party of the rich or the wealthy,” Rep. John Duncan (R–Tenn.) said at “Conversations … More

    You Can't Trust Washington on Immigration

    President Obama can’t be trusted to enforce U.S. laws—and that makes many lawmakers hesitant to pass new immigration laws. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said yesterday that this was proving to be a roadblock: Listen, there’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws. And … More

    House Conservatives to Discuss 2014 Policy Agenda at 'Conversations' Event

    A week after House Republicans retreated to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to plot their policy agenda for 2014, some of the chamber’s leading conservatives will gather on Capitol Hill this week to share their perspectives. Wednesday marks the next Conversations with Conservatives event. The monthly briefing begins at 11 a.m. ET. The … More

    Exclusive Interview: Bachmann Says Obama Was AWOL During Benghazi

    Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN), one of the most vocal critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack, told The Foundry that she was misled in the aftermath of attack and still lacks key details of President Obama’s response. “It appears he was AWOL,” Bachmann said. In an … More

    Conservatives Want Transparency in Discussing Obamacare Alternatives

    Conservative members of Congress vowed today to be transparent in their discussions as they build their alternative to Obamacare in 2014. “How to you set a vision and reality if you don’t actually bring them to the floor?” Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) said, urging fellow members to not be afraid … More

    Bachmann on Benghazi: Symbol of Obama Administration’s Incompetence

    A new report from the Senate Intelligence Committee on the Benghazi terrorist attack drew a fresh critique from members of Congress, who said President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton must be held accountable. The attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, resulted … More

    Conversations with Conservatives: Watch Live Today at 11 a.m. ET

    Members of Congress face a deadline this week to keep the government funded — a decision that will once again put the spotlight on House conservatives who may balk at the $1.012 trillion “omnibus” spending bill. This Wednesday, you’ll have an opportunity to hear directly about the most important debates … More

    Budgets, Abortion, and Obamacare: 9 Things House Conservatives Said Today

    The Murray-Ryan budget surfaced Tuesday night, and led the conversation between House conservatives this morning at The Foundry’s Conversations With Conservatives. Missed the event? We’ve compiled an exclusive list of some of their comments below. On the Murray-Ryan Budget Deal: Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC): Now we’ve raised the debt ceiling over … More

    Conservatives Express Disdain for Budget Deal That Kicks Spending Cuts Years Down the Road

    House conservatives expressed disagreement and disappointment with the Senate-House budget deal at today’s “Conversations with Conservatives” hosted by The Foundry on Capitol Hill. The deal, brokered by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), was a bipartisan compromise. One of the most … More