UPDATE: Rogers Walks Back Plans To Leave Steering Committee

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) gives a thumbs-up after being elected Speaker of the House in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 07, 2023 in Washington, DC. After four days of voting and 15 ballots McCarthy secured enough votes to become Speaker of the House for the 118th Congress.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Republican Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers walked back his pledge to step down from the House Steering Committee, days after he charged at Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz during a late-night speaker vote.
  • I have been surprised that an overwhelming number of members, both rank and file and leadership, have urged me to stay on Steering. Consequently, I plan to remain on Steering for the balance of this Congress,” Rogers told Politico.

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