Jordan Won’t Seek Third House Speaker Vote
He's now backing a plan to empower interim speaker
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) will not seek an additional speaker vote Thursday, and he will back a plan to give Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), the temporary speaker, additional powers, according to multiple people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the situation.
After two rounds of votes, a group of Republicans had made it clear that Jordan did not have enough support to win the speaker’s gavel.
With House functions at a standstill, lawmakers can now consider a proposal to expand McHenry’s powers.
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