Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) continues to 'strengthen [their] political influence' as they welcomed Monday night new members and allies, party President and House Majority Leader
Martin Romualdez said Tuesday.
At a fundraiser, Ruiri Rwarera MCA Peter Mutuma, a Linturi man, criticised Majority leader
Victor Karithi (Athwana ward) for causing divisions in the House.
"We respect Mr Duale but feel that as the majority leader
, the negotiations are not at his stage yet.
Martin Romualdez says his designation as House Majority Leader
in the 18th Congress bodes well for the potential expansion of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) party.
Following a small group meeting of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) with Congress leaders last Monday, Majority Leader
Martin Romualdez said the lower chamber will recommend to the Senate the reactivation of a joint congressional technical working group that will monitor the progress of legislative action on priority and certified measures.
Wilter Yap Palma and a lawyer by profession, he is the only lawmaker from this province who has so far been reelected as deputy majority leader
for the second time.
Returning Pampanga Congressman Juan Miguel Arroyo, eldest son of former president and speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, was designated among the deputy majority leaders
headed by House Majority Leader
Crespo appointed assistant majority leader
in state House
The House leadership team for the 57th Legislature includes Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, majority floor leader; Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, majority whip; Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Appropriations and Budget Committee chair; Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher, deputy majority leader
; Josh West, R-Grove, deputy majority leader
; John Pfeiffer, R-Orlando, deputy floor leader; and Dustin Roberts, R-Durant, deputy floor leader.
Brent Crane, who previously served as the assistant majority leader
, unsuccessfully challenged Bedke for the top spot.
Senate Majority Leader
Mitch McConnell favorably and 44% unfavorably, while Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer receives 31% favorable and 36% unfavorable ratings.