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January 7, 2023

McCarthy Makes Four More Concessions

Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy of California offered the 20 conservative "no" voters four more concessions ahead of yet another speakership vote.

The concessions, negotiated between McCarthy the conservative holdouts, are meant to peal several members away from the group of 20 naysayers.

McCarthy needs 16 lawmakers to break ranks with the group of "rebels."

McCarthy Desperate For Speakership

Axios and Politico Playbook reported that the concessions McCarthy made are significant:

1. One member motion threshold needed to force a vote ousting a speaker, instead of five.
2. More House Freedom Caucus members on the House Rules Committee (two seats).
3. Pledges to hold votes on lawmaker term limit and border security bills.
4. Major changes to the appropriations process to prevent another omnibus bill by allowing floor amendments to be offered by any lawmaker.

"In addition, the McCarthy-aligned super PAC, Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), pledged it would not spend money in Republican primary races against GOP candidates in open races, as its affiliates had done in several races in the 2022 midterm elections," reports Breitbart.

"Critics of the concessions have stated leadership has not always followed through on its promises. House rules have often been suspended in times of political urgency. Others argued the CLF’s promise is unenforceable because other mechanisms exist to funnel money to preferred candidates," reports Breitbart.

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Source: Breitbart

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