McCarthy Already ‘Disappointing’ Freedom Caucus On Rules Changes

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 08: House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) delivers remarks to supporters alongside Ronna Romney McDaniel, Republican National Committee chair, and Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), at a watch party at the Westin Hotel on November 9, 2022 in Washington, DC. Republicans are hoping to take control of the House of Representatives away from Democrats. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy is still the favorite to be the next House Speaker, with the full GOP caucus voting for him, 188-31, this week.
  • But McCarthy already is “disappointing” House conservatives, according to House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania.
  • House conservatives have been pushing for rules changes that include bringing back a ban on earmarks, which are pet projects often slipped inside large spending bills, and requiring that spending bills have to pass before the fiscal year officially begins on Oct. 1 or other legislation cannot be considered on the floor.
  • Perry said McCarthy hasn’t been responsive to these proposed rules changes.
  • “While it’s all been very cordial, we don’t seem to be getting anywhere all while the Leader’s vision for change hasn’t materialized,” Perry said in a statement provided to Just the News. “It’s been disappointing.”

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