Rep. Kevin McCarthy wins House Speakership
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Newly elected US Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks to reporters in Statuary Hall in the Capitol Building on Saturday morning. (Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
Now that a House Speaker has been chosen and members finally sworn in after a days-long standoff, the chamber can focus on resuming business and organizing GOP-led committees.
Each new Congress must adopt a new set of House Rules, and this will be high on the 118th Congress’ to-do list when the House reconvenes on Monday.
With the Republican majority in the House of Representatives comes a newfound power to set the agenda—investigative and legislative.
Legislative agenda: House Republicans will be limited in their ability to pass bills through Congress, while Democrats have control of the Senate and White House — where the President can exercise veto power over legislation. Still, House Republicans will be able to push messaging bills that highlight their agenda.
In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with CNN ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, then House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy outlined his power plans.
These plans include:
Fighting inflation Rising crime and border security He also left the door open to a possible impeachment process, which some of his members have already begun to call for
There will also be some key policy issues — like government funding — that will test the ability of Republicans and Democrats to work together.
Read more about what the Republicans are planning to do with their new majority in the House of Representatives here.