Four McCarthy Holdouts Get Seats On Top House Committees

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 03: U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) reacts as Representatives cast their votes for Speaker of the House on the first day of the 118th Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 03, 2023 in Washington, DC. Today members of the 118th Congress will be sworn-in and the House of Representatives will elect a new Speaker of the House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Four members of the House Freedom Caucus, who opposed Kevin McCarthy’s speakership bid until he met their demands, have been seated on some of the most important committees in the House.
  • Florida Rep. Byron Donalds and freshman Tennessee Rep. Andy Ogles were both were appointed to the House Financial Services Committee. That committee is chaired by Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., who helped McCarthy negotiate his successful campaign to become House speaker.
  • “As a career financial services professional with more than two decades in this industry, I am honored to have the privilege of serving on the House Financial Services Committee this Congress,” Donalds said in a statement Wednesday.

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