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Kevin McCarthy

Alabama

How McCarthy survived House chaos and won over Matt Gaetz to clinch the speaker’s gavel | #elections | #alabama

CNN  —  Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz strode into House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office on Monday night with a list of demands. Among them: The chairmanship of a key House Armed Services subcommittee. McCarthy rejected the offer. That decision set in motion a chain of events that left Gaetz and McCarthy locked in open confrontation […]

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Alabama

How McCarthy survived House chaos and won over Matt Gaetz to clinch the speaker’s gavel | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz strode into House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office on Monday night with a list of demands. Among them: The chairmanship of a key House Armed Services subcommittee. McCarthy rejected the offer. That decision set in motion a chain of events that left Gaetz and McCarthy locked in open confrontation […]

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Alabama

Barry Moore not sold on Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker — Other Alabama Republicans enthusiastic about support | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Four out of six Alabamian Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced their support for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for Speaker of the House Monday night, despite opposition from more conservative Republicans. Representatives Mike Rogers (R-Saks), Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) and Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) said they intend to vote for McCarthy on […]

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Alabama

NY Democratic reps call on McCarthy, GOP to explain when they knew of Santos’s ‘web of lies’ | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

New York Reps. Dan Goldman (D) and Ritchie Torres (D) sent a letter to GOP leadership demanding that they explain what they knew of Rep. George Santos’s (R-N.Y.) lies about his resume and biography, and when they knew it. “In light of recent public reporting indicating that each of you had at least some knowledge […]

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Alaska

State lawmakers turn to creative solutions in speaker fights | #alaska | #politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Republican infighting debilitates Washington, lawmakers at some U.S. statehouses have managed to launch sessions complicated by similar GOP partisan divides or razor-thin margins of party control with a host of creative — if yet untested — solutions. The approaches differ by state: a delicate working agreement here, a bipartisan truce […]

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Alabama

New York Republicans credited with helping end House speaker stalemate | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON — The 118th Congress is now in session after the historic vote for Kevin McCarthy overnight. It took five days and 15 rounds of voting for him to seize the gavel just past midnight. Early Saturday morning, the sign marking McCarthy’s House speaker role was installed on Capitol Hill. Republicans from the Tri-State Area […]

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Alabama

McCarthy fails again as tensions boil over on House floor | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Kevin McCarthy failed to win the House speakership on a 14th ballot late Friday, falling one vote short as tensions boiled over in a chaotic scene on the House floor. As the clock neared midnight, the lawmakers plunged into a 15th round of voting. In the raucous 14th, even after two […]

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Alabama

House speakership fight puts Houston Republican Dan Crenshaw’s chairmanship dreams at risk – Houston Public Media | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) The fight over the speakership of the House is keeping two Houston Republicans from taking up leadership posts. The contest could cost one of them a desired and high-profile committee chairmanship. Congressman Michael McCaul is the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He’s likely to get that chairmanship whether […]

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Alabama

Ohio Republican Jim Jordan Surprisingly Turns Down Powerful Speaker Role in U.S. House Squabble | Ohio News | Cincinnati | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Republican control of the U.S. House got off to a rocky start Jan. 3 when the party was unable to decide who should become speaker amid a sharp disagreement within the party’s more conservative faction. California Rep. Kevin McCarthy didn’t clinch the backing of the 218 lawmakers he needed to become the head of the […]

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Alabama

Alabama’s new Congressman-Elect remains in limbo following GOP disarray in the U.S. House | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Dale Strong is taking over for outgoing Alabama U.S. House member Mo Brooks—just not yet. Brooks left office avoiding a recommendation for investigation by the House Ethics Committee for ignoring a subpoena from the January sixth committee on the attack on the U.S Capitol. That’s because he was leaving office. Now, Dale Strong is among […]

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