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Paul Ryan Reverses Course, Accepts House Chaplain Rescinding Resignation

Paul Ryan reverses course: Chaplain stays

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that he accepts House Chaplain Patrick Conroy’s decision to rescind his resignation.

“I have accepted Father Conroy’s letter and decided that he will remain in his position as Chaplain of the House,” Ryan said in a statement. “It is my job as speaker to do what is best for this body, and I know that this body is not well served by a protracted fight over such an important post.”

Conroy wrote a two-page letter to Ryan earlier on Thursday, accusing the speaker of ousting him from his role without cause last month, The Washington Post reported.

“I have never been disciplined, nor reprimanded, nor have I ever heard a complaint about my ministry during my time as House chaplain,” Conroy wrote.

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Rep. Patrick Meehan resigns, vows to repay $39K harassment settlement

Patrick Meehan resigns; to pay back $39,000

Rep. Patrick Meehan resigned from Congress on Friday but vowed to repay taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars he used to settle a sexual harassment claim.

“I will pay $39,000.00 to the U.S. Treasury to reimburse for the severance payment that was made from my office account,” Meehan said in a statement. “That payment will be made within 30 days of my resignation from the House of Representatives. I did not want to leave with any question of violating the trust of taxpayers.”

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French President's pointed speech to Congress takes aim at Trump agenda

Macron speaks to CongressEmmanuel Macron may be known in the US for his close relationship to President Donald Trump, but in his address to Congress on Wednesday, the French President took aim at several key points of Trump's agenda.

Speaking before US lawmakers from both the Senate and the House, Macron pressed the United States to engage more in global affairs, contrasting with the steps the Trump White House has taken toward isolationism since he came into office. Macron also pushed the US to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, which Trump announced his country would leave last year, and made the case for supporting the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump has sharply condemned.
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Mulvaney to bankers: Lobbying lawmakers pays off

Mulvaney: Lobbying pays off

Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has a message to people seeking to gain access to Congress: A lawmaker’s constituents should always get a hearing, no matter what.

But outside lobbyists, he said, may have to pay to get in the door.

Speaking at an American Bankers Association event on Tuesday, Mulvaney discussed the “hierarchy” in his former congressional office as he urged bankers to lobby their representatives in Congress.

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Senators delay hearing for VA nominee Ronny Jackson to further vet his record

Ronny Jackson to be vetted more closelySenators are delaying a confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson, President Trump's nominee to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.

The hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs chaired by Isakson had been scheduled Wednesday but is being postponed to give lawmakers more time to examine information related to his service as a physician.

Jackson has served as a White House physician since 2006 and was selected by President Barack Obama to be the chief doctor in the White House medical unit in 2013.

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GOP lawmakers: Trump orders officials to look into re-entering TPP trade pact

GOP lawmakers: Trump looking to rejoin TPPpresident Trump has instructed top administration officials to explore re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact he pulled the U.S. out of last year.

Speaking after a trade meeting with Trump, Republican senators said the president told National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to look into re-joining the negotiations.

“The president multiple times reaffirmed in general to all of us and looked right at Larry Kudlow and said, ‘Larry, go get it done,' " Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), a vocal proponent of free trade, told reporters at the White House.

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US House Speaker Paul Ryan to quit in blow to Republicans

Ryan to resignUS House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election this year, in a big blow to Republicans with mid-term elections looming.

Congress' most powerful lawmaker said he would not stand for another term in his Wisconsin district this November. Republicans already face a tough challenge from Democrats to keep control of the lower chamber.

Mr Ryan joins nearly 30 House Republicans who have announced this year they are retiring outright. Democrats need 23 seats to take over the House.

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