GOP-Led House Passes Rules Package

The GOP-led House narrowly passed the measure on Monday night.
Newly elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy holds the gavel after he was elected on the 15th ballot at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 7, 2023. - Kevin McCarthy's election to his dream job of speaker of the US House of Representatives was secured through a mix of bombproof ambition, a talent for cutting deals and a proven track record of getting Republicans what they need.
He only won election as speaker after they forced him to endure 15 rounds of voting -- a torrid spectacle unseen in the US Capitol since 1859. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The rules package governs the new-elected House.
  • Passing the measure was the House’s first order of business after elected Republican Kevin McCarthy on Friday as speaker.
  • The measure passed 220-213.
  • Republican House members over the weekend publicly anticipated in-fighting over the rules package, much like the effort to elect McCarthy.
  • Among the changes is the effort to vote out the speaker can be triggered by just one House member.

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