The Deals McCarthy Made to Become Speaker
Here are the concessions he made to gain the seat
Fresh off a bruising speaker's election that spanned more than four days, countless failures and finally ended on an historic 15th ballot, the U.S. House will convene Monday evening to consider a package of rules governing its operations for the 118th Congress and laying out the new Republican majority's priorities.
The 55-page proposal is the culmination of weeks of negotiations between newly elected Speaker Kevin McCarthy and a bloc of conservative lawmakers who withheld their support for his bid for the gavel until they were able to extract a series of concessions from the Republican leader.
While McCarthy ultimately secured the support needed to claim the speaker's post, the attempt to pass the rules package in the coming hours marks a crucial test for the California Republican and his leadership team as they navigate their slim, 222-member majority.
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