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Republicans drop Jim Jordan’s US House speaker bid after third failed vote

Rep Jim Jordan talks to reporters after dropping out of the race for Speaker of the House after he lost a secret ballot vote by members of the Republican conference on whether he should drop out of the race at the US Capitol in Washington, US, on 20th October, 2023.

Washington DC, USReuters Hardline conservative Republican Jim Jordan’s quest to become speaker of the US House of Representatives ended on Friday as his fellow Republicans revoked their support following a third, failed vote on the House floor.  That means that the House until at least next week will remain unable to respond to President Joe […]

US House speaker nominee Scalise drops out of race, deepening crisis

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise arrives for a House Republican Conference meeting as Republicans in the US House of Representatives try to unite around a new speaker to lead their fractious and narrow majority at the US Capitol in Washington, US, on 12th October, 2023

Washington DC, USReuters Representative Steve Scalise, who Republicans nominated to be the next speaker of the House of Representatives, dropped out of the race on Thursday as the party failed to resolve its divisions, prolonging the leadership crisis in the chamber. Scalise, the number two House Republican, had secured his party’s nomination to replace ousted […]

Updated: US House in limbo as Republican Scalise appears short of votes for speaker

US House Majority Leader Steve Scalise speaks as he walks to a candidate forum at the Longworth House office building, after Kevin McCarthy was ousted as Speaker of the House, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on 10th October, 2023

Updated: 12:20pm (AEDT)Washington DC, USReuters Republicans who control the US House of Representatives on Wednesday nominated Steve Scalise to serve as speaker following last week’s ouster of Kevin McCarthy, but delayed further action when he appeared to be short of the support needed to win a vote of the full chamber. Scalise, now number two […]