Jaime Herrera Beutler

Why Most House Republicans Voted for a Deal They Loathed
Debt haters and defense hawks made up most no votes

Texas Rep. Pete Olson, seen here at a Wednesday press conference, was among the 21 of 25 Texas Republicans to vote for final passage of the Hurricane Harvey relief measure. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Most House Republicans griped about the fiscal package they were forced to vote on Friday, but ultimately, a relatively small portion of the conference was willing to vote against it.

A little more than one-third of House Republicans voted against a package that would extend government funding and the debt ceiling for three months, while providing $15 billion in disaster relief aid, primarily to Texas and Louisiana to help with the Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

Meet the Republicans Who Voted ‘No’ on the Health Care Bill
All of them outran Trump in their districts in 2016

Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen voted against the health care bill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

By BRIDGET BOWMAN and SIMONE PATHÉ

Twenty Republicans bucked their party and voted against the health care overhaul on Thursday.

Where the Health Care Whip Count Stands
Count still in flux, but odds look good for Republicans

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, left, said he felt good about where the votes were for the GOP leadership’s health care plan. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

BY LINDSEY MCPHERSON, ERIN MERSHON AND STEPHANIE AKIN

The odds continued to tip in Republicans’ favor on Thursday as they headed toward an afternoon vote to overhaul the health care system.

Even GOP Whip Team Undecided on Health Care
Despite leaders' comments, lack of unity from vote counters

House Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., foreground, is optimistic about the health care vote, but not even all the members of his whip team are on board. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

BY LINDSEY MCPHERSON AND ERIN MERSHON

House Chief Deputy Whip Patrick T. McHenry of North Carolina said Monday evening that Republicans are “very close” to winning the support needed to pass their health care overhaul. One place he might want to look: his own whip team. At least seven members said Monday they remain undecided.

Word on the Hill: Trump Comic
Children already decided this election

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign gets the comic book treatment. (Courtesy Storm Entertainment)

Want to relive Donald Trump’s road to Election Day? There’s a comic book for that.

“One by one, his opponents fell to the will of the voters who see Mister Trump as the savior of a country where the American dream seems broken and unattainable. Does Donald Trump have the clout to become the next president of the United States?” the book’s tout from Storm Entertainment reads.

Republicans in Congress Against Trump
Most have expressed concerns with party's nominee after video surfaced

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida on Tuesday. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

To date, 53 Republican members of Congress have publicly declared their opposition to Donald Trump, their party's presidential nominee.

They have either said explicitly that they will not vote for him, withdrawn previous endorsements or called on him to abandon his candidacy. (Some in that last group haven’t said how they’ll vote if Trump doesn’t drop out.)

Kilmer's Podcast Connects Constituents and Colleagues
New outlet aspires to help constituents connect with members

Washington Rep. Derek Kilmer interviews Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum for his podcast in the House Democratic Caucus Studio last Thursday before Congress left for the October recess. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Washington Democratic Rep. Derek Kilmer broke the news of the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie breakup on his podcast — at least to Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler.

“I asked about her commute,” Kilmer said. “And she said, ‘I like to sit on the airplane and read People magazine,’ and I said, ‘Why not learn about the Brangelina breakup?’ And she was like, ‘Wait a minute — Brangelina broke up?’ I was like, ‘Wow, I didn’t mean to traumatize you.’"

Ivanka Trump Meets With Female GOP Lawmakers
Childcare and women's policy issues discussed

Ivanka Trump introduces her father, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, for his acceptance speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in July. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Ivanka Trump, daughter and campaign aide to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, met with female GOP senators and congresswomen Tuesday afternoon.

The women discussed childcare and women's policy issues at the roundtable meeting at the Republican National Committee. Donald Trump released policy proposals for helping working families last week that his daughter helped him develop.