7 Key Reforms In New House Rules

  • The new Republican-controlled House approved a sweeping rules package Monday night that could rein in the bureaucracy, control government spending, and put the top lawmaker’s leadership in jeopardy.
  • House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., gained the top post in the House early Saturday after 15 rounds of voting over four days, but made concessions to pull most of the dissenting Republican votes. Separate from the House rules, McCarthy agreed to allow votes on several policies.
  • The rules package passed by a vote of 220 to 213, mostly along party lines, with all Democrats opposing it and all Republicans except Rep. Tony Gonzales of Texas voting in favor.
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