McCarthy abandons another bid for U.S. House speaker, votes on spending bills canceled

By: - October 3, 2023 9:22 pm

Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is surrounded by staff, security and journalists as he walks to the House chamber ahead of a vote at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 03, 2023 in Washington, D.C., in which he would be removed from his post. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.