McCarthy’s next big task: Win GOP support for House rules

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Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy of Calif., picks up the gavel as he begins to speak in the House chamber in Washington, early Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – After an epic 15-ballot election to become House speaker, Republican Kevin McCarthy faces his next big test in governing a fractious, slim majority.

That could come Monday when lawmakers are set to consider a rules package to govern the House.

Drafting and approving it is normally a fairly routine legislative affair.

But in these times, it’s the next showdown for the embattled McCarthy.

To become speaker, McCarthy had to make concessions to a small group of hard-liners who refused to support him until he yielded to their demands.

Now those promises – or at least some of them – are being put into writing to be voted on when lawmakers return this week.

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1/9/2023 11:46:52 AM (GMT -6:00)


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