Across South Carolina

Clyburn may become next majority whip CHARLESTON - As the Democrats...Clyburn is in line to rise to majority whip, the highest leadership position...who also is black, served as majority whip in the early 1990s. The whip...

Ga. road-funding vote shows split

...didn't hold up. For instance, the bill has the support of the Republican speaker but not the majority leader or majority whip. On the other hand, the Democratic leader did support it.Many legislators voted against it from the three regions...

Gas tax change would hit out-of-state drivers, House speaker says

...against the transportation plan March 5 in the House. Among those voting no were Majority Leader Larry O'Neal, Majority Whip Matt Ramsey and several committee chairmen."We have, sometimes, different viewpoints, and to say that we have...

Republicans consolidate rule in the South

...Rep. Tom Price could end up leading the Budget Committee. Louisiana's Steve Scalise already won a promotion to majority whip, Republicans' No. 3 post in the chamber. Georgia's Rob Woodall leads the Republican Study Committee, the GOP's...

GOP sets Ga House leadership

...Jan Jones of Milton, the highest-ranking woman in state government; Majority Leader Larry O'Neal of Bonaire, Majority Whip Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City; Caucus Chairman Matt Hatchett of Dublin; Vice Chairman Sam Teasley of Marietta and...

Who will pay the freight?

...full-time jobs?President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, et al., think they simply need to keep raising taxes to pay for all of the government "handouts...

Nation's future bleak

...president lives in a fantasy land, along with Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and our old-guard Republicans in name only.Our future looks very bleak.William ZimmermanHephzibah

Blame game escalates; student loan bill fails again in Senate

...students and make up the lost revenue by closing a variety of tax loopholes.On Wednesday night, however, Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, hosted a meeting of several key lawmakers of both parties. According to reports...

New bill expected as Georgia lawmakers revive effort to expand gun rights

...conference committee was appointed to negotiate a deal between competing versions in the House and Senate.Senate Majority Whip Cecil Staton, R-Macon, and Rep. John Meadows, R-Calhoun, were both part of that committee and said Monday...

Rants and raves

Comments from readers: SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRAT and Majority Whip James Clyburn says he won't support amnesty. Good for Mr. Clyburn. WHY SHOULD THE U.S. accept any Iraqi refugees? There...

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