McCarthy says ‘we’re making progress’ after third day of failed votes
Gary Grumbach, Kate Santaliz and Joe Richards
After the House adjourned Thursday night, McCarthy. Said progress was being made in his efforts to win. The speaker’s gavel, adding that he was “not putting a timeline on it.”
“We’re working through it. We’re making progress,” McCarthy told reporters. Echoing comments he made after the House adjourned Wednesday evening. McCarthy also brushed aside concerns that he could alienate GOP moderates by making. Some concessions to far-right Republicans who oppose his bid for speaker.
“The whole conference needs to learn how to work together,” McCarthy said. “So we better get through this process now, so we can achieve the things we want to achieve for the American public.”
Asked if the concessions and many failed votes would diminish his power. If he wins the speakership, McCarthy said he doesn’t believe they will. “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” he says.
How the speaker fight prevents Congress from working
Scott Wong and Sahil Kapoor
WASHINGTON – There is no Speaker of the House. The House has no active legislators. There is no House Committee.
At this point, the US House of Representatives has no function.
A three-day Republican standoff over Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s speaker bid meant. None of the 434 elected to the House in November. Were sworn in, leaving children and spouses. Who traveled to Washington to celebrate with elected members. Around the marble building is something, something waiting to happen.
Other business in the House has also been paralyzed. And the rules that before governed the lower chamber have expired.
The new member-elect was not able to set up their house email. The committee, now controlled by Republicans, has not been able to hire new staff. And lawmakers have lost their security clearances and are barred from receiving sensitive. Information or entering secure briefing rooms known as SCIFs. — because they are technically not members.
How much time has the House spent failing to elect a speaker? 17 hours and 55 minutes
Joe Richards and Julia Jester
Lawmakers spent about 18 hours on the floor this week. And failed to elect a new speaker. With lawmakers taking more time each day. Since they first began voting on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s proceedings last approximately five hours, five hours, 52 minutes. And five hours, 57 minutes, . Wednesday’s session included more than three hours. Of recess and 25 minutes of motions to adjourn.
Thursday’s session continued for eight nonstop hours. Including a four-minute, 20-second speech by Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz. Nominating former President Donald Trump for speaker. Before finally adjourning until noon Friday.
House votes to adjourn without speaker settled
The House voted to adjourn after five more failed speaker votes. Planning to return to the chamber on Friday afternoon.
McCarthy failed to garner the support needed. To be elected speaker as 20 hard-liners refused to endorse him.
Capitol Hill bar advertises $218 ‘Speaker of the Pub’ deal
Union Pub, a Capitol Hill bar popular with congressional staffers. Is offering a drink package. Thursday that makes light of the House situation.
The promotion, known as the “Speaker Special,” is being sold for $218 in a clear nod. To the number of votes needed to claim the gavel.
The House is voting on a motion to adjourn until Friday
Republican Rep. Steve Scalise made a motion to adjourn Thursday. Evening as McCarthy continues to struggle to get the simple. Majority needed to win his bid for speaker.
The House is voting on the proposal after the 11th ballot failed to produce a speaker.
As they did Wednesday, Democrats are urging their members. to vote against the proposal to force Republicans to hold more speaker votes.
Kevin’s 11: McCarthy loses another round in speaker bid
McCarthy lost his 11th bid for House speaker Thursday night as McCarthy supporters. And anti-McCarthy Republicans continued to dig into their respective positions.
Twenty Republicans voted for candidates other than McCarthy. as they did four times Thursday. In the latest round, 12 of them voted for Byron Donalds. And seven for Kevin Hearn, and one, Matt Gaetz, voted for former President Trump. . Representative Victoria Spartz again voted to attend.
The loss means the speakership race is heading to a 12th ballot — tying it for the fifth-longest. Speaker selection process by number of voting rounds in history. That election took place 200 years ago, in 1821.
The fourth-longest, a year ago, went to 22 ballots. The longest, in 1855, went to 133 ballots.