Wednesday, January 15, 2003

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House leaders tighten grip, anger centrists By Alexander Bolton

House Republican centrists are protesting what they view as an effort by House Republican leaders to enforce party discipline and pursue a more conservative agenda while excluding them from positions of influence, The Hill has learned.

Some of the centrist members have even charged that the Republican leadership is quietly working to oust several of them from Congress altogether, and warned that they may be forced to split with the party on crucial votes in coming months.