Mike Johnson of Louisiana picked as newest GOP nominee for U.S. House speaker
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans late Tuesday voted to tap Louisiana’s Mike Johnson as speaker after the GOP nominee from earlier in the day was tanked. Johnson, 51, is the fourth Republican nominee attempting to break the deadlock in the lower chamber that has been leaderless and frozen for three weeks. He is the second […]
Emmer nominated for U.S. House speaker but drops out after Trump opposition
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans Tuesday voted to tap Minnesota’s Tom Emmer as speaker following five rounds of ballots — but Emmer quit the race just four hours later, after he was attacked by the GOP’s most powerful figure, former President Donald Trump. After beating six candidates, Emmer, the No. 3 Republican, faced an uphill […]
Eight Republicans are running for U.S. House speaker. Here’s your guide to the field.
WASHINGTON – The eight Republican candidates to be speaker of the U.S. House were set to make their cases to their colleagues Monday evening, as the House Republican Conference restarted its process to choose a candidate. Nine had filed on Sunday to run for speaker but on Monday night Pennsylvania Rep. Dan Meuser dropped out, […]
At least 10 GOP lawmakers make bid for U.S. House speaker
A growing field of contenders for House speaker has assembled after Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio fell short of the 217 votes needed for the chamber’s top job three times last week. At least 10 GOP lawmakers have said they would run. The GOP-controlled House has not had a speaker since Oct. 3 when […]