During the past few weeks and recent days, the House Republican Conference has experienced a ripple of change in our congressional leadership, causing us to refocus the future of our party. In assessing a resolution to this situation, the answer is not merely to rearrange the faces of our leadership and expect that our problems will be solved. In fact, the answer is quite the contrary. Because there is a clamor across our nation for strong, conservative leadership, we need a fresh start, not just fresh faces.
U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., part of the congressional leadership as senior deputy majority whip, announced Friday he will run to become majority whip now that current U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., is looking to become House majority leader.
This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). This 2,300-page law has imposed more than 400 new government mandates, creating a sluggish economic recovery and uncertainty across our financial markets.