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House of Representatives Fails to Elect a Speaker for Third Straight Day

HeadlineJan 06, 2023

The House of Representatives adjourned for the third consecutive day Thursday evening without electing a speaker, after Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy failed to gain the needed 218 votes after 11 ballots. Twenty far-right Republicans continue to oppose McCarthy, even after he offered them major concessions — though reports emerged late Thursday some holdouts may be on the verge of throwing their support behind McCarthy. All 212 Democrats backed New York Congressmember Hakeem Jeffries at every round of voting over the past three days. Until a speaker is elected, no member of the House of Representatives can be sworn in. We’ll have the latest on this story after headlines.

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