U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser of Pennsylvania says he’s a candidate for Speaker of the House
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 […]
U.S. House stalled again after rejecting Jim Jordan as speaker a second time
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
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.
Scalise drops out of race for U.S. House speaker
WASHINGTON — Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise withdrew from the race for U.S. House speaker on Thursday evening, just one day after his colleagues nominated him for the role. “Our conference still has to come together and it’s not there,” Scalise told reporters. “I was very clear we have to have everybody put their agendas […]
There’s still no speaker of the U.S. House. Could Patrick McHenry be the solution?
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.
Rep. Summer Lee urges GOP not to nominate ‘white supremacist antisemite’ Scalise as Speaker of the House
Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Summer Lee (D-12th District) called Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana a “white supremacist antisemite” in a press release on Thursday, and urged Scalise’s fellow Republicans to withdraw their support for him as Speaker of the House. “I’m sickened to learn that years before he was caught calling himself himself David Duke without […]
Scalise nominated by U.S. House GOP as speaker in closed-door meeting
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 […]
Race for U.S. House speaker moves toward a vote as Scalise, Jordan make their pitches
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans gathered behind closed doors for several hours Tuesday evening to debate who the party should elect as the next speaker amid divided views about the path forward. The two-hour forum featured House Majority Leader Steve Scalise and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan making their cases and answering questions from their […]
FOX scraps joint interview with GOP candidates for U.S. House speaker
WASHINGTON — FOX News has scrapped a joint interview from Capitol Hill with candidates for speaker of the U.S. House after the participants dropped out, according to multiple media reports. The network initially said in a Friday morning press release that the three men participating in the joint interview would be Republican House Majority Leader […]
How does a ‘frozen’ U.S. House function without a speaker? Everyone’s got an opinion.
WASHINGTON — The stunning ouster of U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday — the first time a speaker has been removed in Congress’ 234-year history — created a leadership vacuum in the chamber and left multiple questions about how legislative business would proceed. North Carolina Republican Patrick McHenry ascended to the role of speaker pro tempore […]
Louisiana’s Steve Scalise and Ohio’s Jim Jordan jump into race for U.S. House speaker
WASHINGTON — Majority Leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio announced Wednesday they will seek the U.S. House speaker’s gavel after Kevin McCarthy’s unprecedented ouster brought the lower chamber into uncharted territory. Eight dissident Republicans joined Democrats to unseat McCarthy Tuesday, leaving a vacuum of GOP leadership and bringing an abrupt […]