House Approves 4 Bills, MTG Slashes Defense Secretary Pay to One Dollar

According to several Republicans familiar with discussions, House Republicans privately acknowledge that the government shutdown may continue for at least two weeks. There is pressure to reopen the building before the military is due to receive their next paycheck in the middle of October. “The only thing that I think will pass the House in the Senate is a clean CR without Ukraine funding on it,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). He further added that …

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 What Did McCarthy Promise The Never Kevins?

After 15 rounds of voting, the longest House speaker contest in 164 years, Kevin McCarthy has finally won the speakership of the House of Representatives. After a long, tumultuous, and occasionally violent journey, McCarthy became House speaker on Friday night, convening the 118th Congress.