U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser says he’s out of the speaker race barely 24 hours after he got in

BY: - October 23, 2023

Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser (R-9th District) said Monday night he would not continue in the race to become the next Speaker of the House, a little more than 24 hours after he announced he was a candidate. “We must, this week, come together as Republicans and elect a new speaker and get back to […]

Eight Republicans are running for U.S. House speaker. Here’s your guide to the field.

BY: and - October 23, 2023

The conference is expected to vote behind closed doors Tuesday to try to settle on a nominee, then bring that nominee to the floor.

U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser of Pennsylvania says he’s a candidate for Speaker of the House

BY: - October 22, 2023

Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser (R-9th District) announced Sunday he was submitting his name for consideration as Speaker of the House.  Meuser was Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Revenue under then-Gov. Tom Corbett before he was elected to the House in 2018, and has been a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump. Meuser was among the […]

Jim Jordan’s bid to be U.S. House speaker ends after rejection by GOP in closed meeting

BY: and - October 20, 2023

GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania voted against Jordan Friday, one of three votes added to Jordan’s earlier deficit.

U.S. House gripped by paralysis again after GOP punts proposal for speaker pro tem

BY: , and - October 19, 2023

No new floor vote is scheduled for speaker nominee Jim Jordan of Ohio, House Republicans said following a tense, closed-door meeting on Thursday.

U.S. House stalled again after rejecting Jim Jordan as speaker a second time

BY: and - October 18, 2023

In his second bid for U.S. House speaker Oct. 18, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan failed to win enough support from his fellow Republicans.

Ahead of another U.S. House vote for speaker, anti-hate groups join Lee’s call to reject Jordan

BY: - October 18, 2023

As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to hold another round of voting to fill the vacant Speaker of the House position, U.S. Rep. Summer Lee (D-Pa.) is urging House Republicans not to support Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for the job.

Ohio’s Jim Jordan fails in bid for U.S. House speaker, leaving chamber paralyzed again

BY: , and - October 17, 2023

Jordan is co-founder of the far-right Freedom Caucus, and bolstered former President Donald Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election.

Jim Jordan gains support as vote nears for U.S. House speaker, but outcome still in doubt

BY: , and - October 17, 2023

The Congressman from Ohio will need the backing of nearly all the chamber’s 221 GOP lawmakers in order to hold the highest office in Congress.

Ohio’s Jordan the latest U.S. House GOP nominee for speaker after days of turmoil

BY: , and - October 13, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans on Friday put forward their second nominee this week for speaker, though lawmakers departed Capitol Hill for the weekend without unifying enough to hold a floor vote and with a highly uncertain outcome when they return. Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan won the conference nomination in a closed meeting, defeating […]

There’s still no speaker of the U.S. House. Could Patrick McHenry be the solution?

BY: , and - October 12, 2023

A push began among some in the House GOP to give Speaker Pro Tempore Patrick McHenry of North Carolina more legislative authority as the Speaker role remains vacant.

Scalise nominated by U.S. House GOP as speaker in closed-door meeting

BY: , and - October 11, 2023

WASHINGTON — Uncertainty and party infighting over the next U.S. House speaker prevailed at the Capitol Wednesday evening, despite a majority of Republicans picking Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise as their nominee behind closed doors earlier in the day. The chamber adjourned and was scheduled to return at noon Thursday to again try to elect a […]