Speaker McCarthy Has Arrived; Now What?

Source: The Hill
by Al Weaver, Mike Lillis & Mychael Schnell

“The bitter battle to confirm Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as House Speaker is finally over, and the groundwork has been laid for the 118th Congress. But the multiday, historically long process laid bare the divisions and potential issues McCarthy and House Republicans face as they seek to pass legislation, launch investigations and get reelected in two years. So what lies ahead for McCarthy, the GOP and Democrats? Here are six things to watch as Speaker McCarthy takes his seat.” [editor’s note: The bigger question is about how the “new rules” get played out in House proceedings. For starters: Does term limits get a floor vote? Do the “One Bill at a Time” and “Read the Bills” provisions get implemented and enforced? Does the budget now have a fixed “ceiling” that will be protected? – SAT] (01/07/23)