Tags: price | house | leadership | gop

GOP Rep. Price: House Leadership Must Include Members From Red States

Thursday, 03 Jan 2013 03:57 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Georgia GOP Rep. Tom Price says red-state House members must play a strong role in the body’s Republican leadership.

House Speaker John Boehner hails from Ohio, Majority Leader Eric Cantor from Virginia, and House Whip Kevin McCarthy from California.

“I think we need red-state representation in both our leadership as well as the organizing committees that we have,” Price told Washington, D.C., radio station WMAL Wednesday.



He’s outgoing chairman of the Republican Policy Committee and recently lost an attempt to become conference chairman.

Price noted that 70 of the 85 GOP House members voting for the fiscal cliff bill come from blue states. He voted against the legislation.

“I think this is a red state-blue state issue,” Price said. “When we were talking about previous solutions, it really broke down in our conference between Republicans who are from red states and those who are from blue states. It’s a different conversation that we need to have within our own conference as we move forward with the kind of positive solutions that I think are out there.”

Republicans must be willing draw a line in the sand as to what fiscal policy they will accept, “recognizing that the president has not been an honest broker and has not been willing to put any spending reductions on the table,” Price said.

He might be pleased to learn — if he hasn’t already — that Boehner is telling fellow Republican House members and their aides that he won’t engage in further one-on-one negotiations with the president, The Hill reports.


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

WashPost's Cillizza: Jeb Bush Needs Better Answer on Immigration

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 13:31 PM

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush needs to develop a better explanation of his views on immigration should he survive his lik . . .

Dick Morris: Iran Is Hillary's Problem Now

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 13:28 PM

The high profile battle over Congressional efforts to extend and strengthen sanctions against Iran if it fails to disman . . .

Heritage Head DeMint Confronted by Lawmakers Over Voting Ratings

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 13:05 PM

The conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation, is under fire from some Republican lawmakers who say that the voti . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved