Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3351, November 15th, 2016



Paul Ryan was re-elected by the House Republican conference Tuesday to serve a second term as speaker of the House. The official vote installing him as the speaker will come in early January, when the next session of Congress begins.


House Democrats decided Tuesday to delay their leadership elections until after Thanksgiving -- a move that will give reeling Democrats time to nurse their wounds and could spell trouble for longtime leader Nancy Pelosi.
After a closed-door meeting, some of Pelosi's supporters said it was time for some serious soul-searching in the Democratic Party.
The vote is set for November 30th.

Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement on the State House leadership elections.“Our new 122 State House Republican majority have elected a leadership team who is ready to fight for commonsense in Harrisburg,” Gleason said. “Last Tuesday, voters elected the largest Republican State House majority since the 1950s in a clear rejection of Tom Wolf’s extreme liberal policies. Speaker Turzai, Leader Reed, and the entire Republican leadership team will continue to stand up for taxpayers in the weeks and months ahead.
“On behalf of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, I want to congratulate Speaker Mike Turzai, Leader Dave Reed and the entire State House Republican leadership team on their elections. The PA GOP looks forward to working with them.”
Today, the State House Republican Caucus elected the following members to its leadership team:
Speaker of the House Designee – 28th District State Representative Mike Turzai
Majority Leader – 62nd District State Representative Dave Reed
Whip- 100th District State Representative Bryan Cutler
Appropriations Committee Chairman – 94th District State Representative Stan Saylor
Caucus Chair – 147th District State Representative Marcy Toepel
Policy Committee Chair – 171st District State Representative Kerry Benninghoff
Caucus Administrator – 107th District State Representative Kurt Masser
Caucus Secretary – 63rd District State Representative Donna Oberlander


At 12:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the overwhelming republican majority is Governor Wolf pretty much rendered moot?

At 7:39 AM, Blogger David Yonki said...

With the overwhelming republican majority is Governor Wolf pretty much rendered moot?


Moot, muted, neutered if he doesn't reach out to Democrats like John Yudichak and John Blake. Not just saying that because they are from the Lu and The Lac but because with only 16 Democrats in the Senate, these two have demonstrated they can reach across the aisle and work with the GOP. Plus I believe after the first year, he realizes that no matter what he says and how true it is, the GOP will not budge on certain issues. So you are right in your question but Harrisburg has a way (except for Property Tax Reform) of surprising.

At 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think Wolf will be our 2nd one term governor?


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