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dysfunction. and so that's -- that's where we are until we have the main organizing principle, which is electing someone to lead this congress and taking our oates which is so -- our oaths which is so important. >> in three minutes the gavel will come down in the house. the lights are on. some of the members are starting to gather. we'll go to the house floor in just a second. just showing you a late-breaking tweet from olivia from "politico." we heard from five house republicans who are likely to oppose a motion to adjourn if g.o.p. leadership decides to do so at noon. four said they are strongly against and one is a lean no. five plus the 212 democrats if they all vote no on the motion to adjourn is 217. and with 434 members, that would be 217-217. so we'll see how this plays out
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in just about two minutes. and now live to the house floor.
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the clerk of the house: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by chaplain kibben. chaplain kibben would you pray with me. holy god in these days of uncertainty and change, we turn to you who are the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
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regardless of the circumstance, lord, you are not just present but provisioning. supplying us all that we need to forge into and navigate the unknown ahead. give us reason, then, to cling to faith and trust your guiding hand in this period of our chamber's leadership. offer us the gift of perspective. bring to our minds the upheaval taking place in countries like ukraine. in the face of chaos they, yet, remain resolute, ever committed to the defense of their country and strength of their government. bound together and upheld by their faith that you will sustain them. how can we possibly succumb to our own disquiet and frustration when we reflect on the challenges governments around the world struggle to resolve in the name of democracy. even as we seek to establish this new congress, remind us that we have a building not constructed by human hands, in
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our momentary distress may we never lose sight of your divine hand that guides our own nation. call us to live this day in faith, if not by sight. and seek always to make it our goal to please you as we serve the nation you have entrusted to us. we lean on you, our rock, and pray in the name of our sure redeemer. amen. the clerk of the house: the chair has examined of the journal of the last day's proceedings, and announces to the house the approval thereof. representatives elect are invited to join in the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the clerk of the house: frost
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the gentlewoman from new york recognition? ms. stefanik: i have a quorum pf order that a quorum not present. the clerk of the house:: the gentlewoman makes a point of order that the quorum is not present. the chair will count for a quorum.
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the clerk of the house: the chair counts 351 members. there is a quorum present. the chair counts 351 members. there is a quorum present. the question recurs upon the election of a speaker. the tellers will please come forward to take their seats.
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the clerk of the house: the reading clerk will call the roll. for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? >> from wisconsin. madam clerk, i rise to nominate the gentleman from california, mr. kevin mccarthy, for speaker of the house. the clerk of the house: the gentleman is recognized. the clerk of the house: the gentleman is recognized.
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>> let's all take a second, take a look around, i know people are getting frustrated. take a look at this chamber and realize how lucky we are to serve this country in congress. how lucky we all are, democrats and republicans, to be citizens of the greatest country in the history of the world. he's definitely out of order, madam clerk. i say that because i know last night people were frustrated, they wanted to go to parties. they wanted to take pictures with their families.
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but honestly, we find ourselves here in this chamber for the second day and we know we have work to do. but in some ways there's no place i'd rather be. with the possible exception of lambeau field on sunday, no place i'd rather be. but maybe with the excitement some of you hadn't had an opportunity to check what's happening online, let me fill you in, or what's happening on twitter, what the press is writing about. mr. gallagher: in some ways they're salivating. there's headlines about the chaos. this and that. yesterday our colleagues on the other side of the aisle were tweeting their bags of popcorn that they had out. they love it. but i think my friends on the democratic side misunderstand what's happening here. sure, it looks messy. but democracy is messy. democracy is messy. by design. by design.
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and that's a feature, not a bug, of our system. we air it all out, in the open, for the american people to see. because at the end of the day, the president's not in charge, the supreme court's not in charge. the speaker of the house is not even in charge. the american people are in charge. and i'm proud to be part of a party that welcomes debate, that invites different views, and isn't afraid of that. now, i listened to some of my colleagues yesterday, mr. roy from texas, my good friend, he knows i respect his views. i have been his partner in anti-proxy voting crusades, pro-regular order crusades. i understand, i know that his
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intentions are pure. i know a lot of people are just freighted -- frustrated with the way congress works. you know i believe that in my bones. nobody has done more to lay out a plan for how we restore the basic functioning of this institution than kevin mccarthy. nobody. nobody has done that. now, you may not have gotten everything you wanted. there's things i want that i know is just not possible to get done in this congress. but mr. mccarthy has gone above and beyond in terms of listening to people with concerns and laying out a plan for how we restore the basic functioning of the house of representatives. furthermore, i believe no one has done more to bring us into the majority than kevin mccarthy.
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listen, i wish we had a bigger majority, right. i wish we could do everything over the next two years. but the american people gave us an opportunity, they gave us, republican, an opportunity to inject some basic common sense into the federal government. to pull the emergency brake on a lot of the crazy we've seen in the last few years. they're asking us to do a job and nobody has laid out a plan, a proactive policy agenda, for the direction we want to take this country in more detail than kevin mccarthy. you all had an opportunity to put items in that plan. and the irony of this current moment and this debate we're having is that on the big stuff, we all agree, right? we want to secure the border. we don't want the executive branch to do everything through a pen and a phone. we want to work with our democratic colleagues when it
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comes to standing up to our enemies abroad, right? there are basic things we know we need to do. it is time to get to work. so, you might tweet out some more popcorn emojis, i get it. you might write your head lionels. but what i see right -- headlines. but what i see right now is energy. a tremendous amount of energy in this republican caucus who want to do the work of the people. mr. mccarthy is not asking you to endorse business as usual in the house. he's laid out a plan to renew the house of representatives and once again make it an institution that we can credibly look ourselves in the mirror and say, we are working in the people's house. for that and many other reasons, i nominate kevin mccarthy for speaker of the house.
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the clerk of the house: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> madam clerk, i rise to nominate hakeem jeffries as speaker of this house. the clerk of the house: the gentleman is recognized. >> madam clerk, make no mistake, there is no frustration on our side. we are focused on serving the american people. in order to do that, we have to unite behind a speaker. and democrats are united behind a speaker who prior tietzs putting -- prioritizes putting better paying jobs in industries of the future, growing up in a
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working class family he knows that a good paying job and a good education are key to economic mobility. he knows that to tackle the affordability crisis in this country, we need to make sure that everybody gets paid enough to live and work in any zip code. mr. aguilar: and he knows that by creating these jobs we can once again make it in america. madam clerk, as chair of the democratic caucus, i am directed by that vote of the caucus to present for election to the 118th congress the honorable hakeem jeffries, representative-elect for the state of new york for the office of speaker.
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the clerk of the house: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? mr. roy: i seek to place a nomination for speaker. the clerk of the house: the gentleman is recognized. mr. roy: yesterday my first vote for speaker of the house was for byron donalds. today i am rising to nominate byron donalds for speaker of the house of representatives. byron is a dear friend, a solid conservative, but most importantly, a family man who loves dearly his wife, erica, his three children, has a proven track record as a businessman, public service in the florida legislature, and now has a
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member of the united states congress. now, here we are, and for the first time in history there have been two black americans placed into the nomination for speaker of the house. however, madam speaker, order. madam speaker -- or madam clerk, order. we do not seek to judge people
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by the color of their skin, but rather the content of their character. byron donalds -- byron donalds is a good man, raised by a single mom, who moved past adversity, became a christian man at the age of 21, and has devoted his life to advancing the cause for his family and for this country. and he has done it admirably. but there's an important reason for nominating byron. and that is, this country needs
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a change. this country needs leadership that does not reflect this city, this town that is badly broken. the house of representatives is the people's house. it represents the entirety of our country and we each represent some 750,000 people. and we come here and here we sit in a room filled with those representatives. and my friend, mr. gallagher, he is my friend and i agree with him on many things, and i agree with almost everything that you were talking about, but we should be in here having this kind of a conversation with this many people in the room about ukraine. and we should debate the merits and we should debate the ups and downs of being involved. we should debate the $45
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billion. we should debate whether it should be more or less. we should debate whether it should be paid for. we should debate what result we should demand. the only way you're going to get that is if you change the rules and have the leadership to advance the rules to make sure that we can do that. now, we've had a conversation for two months to try to advance the ball and we have had success in doing that. but we're not there. we're not at the place where we need to be to guarantee, to guarantee that we're going to be able to stand up in the face of the swamp that continues to step over the american people on a daily basis and spend money we don't have. and to continue to leave our borders open. and to continue to fund bureaucrats that are stepping over the freedoms of the american people. byron will stand up and do that.
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byron has a track record of doing that. and, importantly, when we're sitting here today and we continue this debate and we then have a vote, i just ask my friends on this side of the aisle, do you think that the american people support the status quo? yes or no? do you think that the american people want us to continue down the road of what we've been doing? do they want us to continue to do the things since the leadership that's currently in place have been in place, do you think they want us to continue down that path? and the argument that i would make is that they want a new face, new vision, new leadership, and i believe that face, vision and new leadership is byron donalds and i'm proud to put his name into the nomination and i yield back.
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the clerk of the house: the reading clerk will call the roll. the clerk: adams. jeffries. aderholt. aderholt. mccarthy. aguilar.
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jeffries. alford. mccarthy. allen. mccarthy. allred. jeffries. amodei. mccarthy. armstrong. mccarthy. arrington. mccarthy. auchincloss. jeffries. babin. mccarthy. bacon. mccarthy. baird. baird. mccarthy. balderson. mccarthy.
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balint. jeffries. banks. mccarthy. barr. mccarthy. barragan. jeffries. bean of florida. mccarthy. beatty. jeffries. bentz. mccarthy. bera. jeffries. bergman. mccarthy. beyer. jeffries. bice. mccarthy. biggs.
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donalds. bilirakis. mccarthy. bishop of georgia. jeffries. bishop of north carolina. donalds. blumenauer. jeffries. blunt rochester. jeffries. boebert. donalds.
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bonamici. jeffries. bost. mccarthy. bowman. jeffries. boyle of pennsylvania. jeffries. bracheen. donalds. brown. jeffries. brownley. jeffries. buchanan. mccarthy. buck. mccarthy. by shan.
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bucshon. mccarthy. budzinski. jeffries. burchett. mccarthy. burgess. mccarthy. burlison. mccarthy. bush. jeffries. calvert. mccarthy. cammack. mccarthy. cara veterans dayo -- caraveo. jeffries. carbajal. jeffries. cardenas. jeffries. carey. mccarthy. carl.
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mccarthy. carson. jeffries. carter of georgia. mccarthy. carter of louisiana. jeffries. carter of texas. mccarthy. cartwright. jeffries. casar. jeffries. case. jeffries. cast yield back the balance of casten.jeffries. castor of florida. jeffries. castro of texas.
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jeffries. chavez da reamer -- deremer. mccarthy. cherfilus-mccormick. jeffries. chu. jeffries. cicilline. jeffries. ciscomani. mccarthy. clark of massachusetts. jeffries. clarke of new york. jeffries. cleaver. jeffries. cline. mccarthy. cloud. donalds.
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clyburn. jeffries. clyde. donalds. cohen. jeffries. cole. mccarthy. collins. mccarthy. comer. mccarthy. connolly. jeffries. correa. jeffries. costa.
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jeffries. courtney. jeffries. craig. jeffries. crane. donalds. crawford. mccarthy. crenshaw. mccarthy. crockett. jeffries. crow. jeffries. cuellar. jeffries. curtis. mccarthy. davids of kansas. jeffries.
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davidson. mccarthy. davis of illinois. jeffries. davis of north carolina. jeffries. dean of pennsylvania. jeffries. degette. jeffries. de la cruz. mccarthy. delauro. jeffries. delbene. jeffries. deluzio. jeffries. desaulnier. jeffries. desjarlais. mccarthy. d'esposito. mccarthy.
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diaz-balart. mccarthy. dingell. jeffries. doggett. jeffries. donalds. donalds. duarte. mccarthy. duncan. mccarthy. dunn of florida. mccarthy. edwards. mccarthy. ellzey. mccarthy. emmer.
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emmer. mccarthy. escobar. jeffries. eshoo. jeffries. espaillat. jeffries. estes. mccarthy. evans. jeffries. ezell. mccarthy. fallon. mccarthy. feenstra. mccarthy. ferguson. ferguson. mccarthy.
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finstad. mccarthy. fischbach. mccarthy. fitzgerald. mccarthy. fitzpatrick. mccarthy. fleischmann. mccarthy. tblecher. jeffries. flood. mccarthy. foster. jeffries. few she -- foushee. jeffries. foxx. mccarthy. lois frankel. jeffries. c. scott franklin. mccarthy.
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frost. jeffries. fry. mccarthy. fulcher. mccarthy. gaetz. donalds. gallagher. mccarthy. gallego. jeffries. grair mendy. jeffries. garbarino. mccarthy. mike garcia. mccarthy. robert garcia. jeffries. garcia of illinois.
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jeffries. garcia of texas. jeffries. gimenez. mccarthy. gold goldman of maine. jeffries. golden of new york. jeffries. gomez. jeffries. tony gonzales. mccarthy. vicente gonzalez. jeffries. good of virginia. donalds. gooden of texas.
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mccarthy. gosar. donalds. gottheimer. jeffries. granger. mccarthy. graves of louisiana. mccarthy. graves of missouri. mccarthy. green of tennessee. mccarthy. green of green of texas.
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>> order. order. the clerk: jeffries. greene of georgia. mccarthy. griffith. mccarthy. grijalva. jeffries. grothman. mccarthy. guest. mccarthy. guthrie. mccarthy. hageman. mccarthy. harder.
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-- harder of california. jeffries. harris. donalds. harshbarger. mccarthy. hayes. jeffries. hern. mccarthy. higgins of louisiana. mccarthy. higgins of new york. jeffries. hill. mccarthy. himes. jeffries. hinson. mccarthy.
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horsford. jeffries. houchin. mccarthy. houlahan. jeffries. hoyer. jeffries. hoyle of oregon. jeffries. hudson. mccarthy. huffman. jeffries. huizenga. mccarthy. hunt. mccarthy. issa. mccarthy. ivey.
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jeffries. jackson of illinois. jeffries. jackson of north carolina. jeffries. jackson of texas. mccarthy. jackson lee. jeffries. jacobs. jeffries. james. mccarthy. jayapal. jeffries. jeffries. jeffries.
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johnson of georgia. jeffries. johnson of louisiana. mccarthy. johnson of ohio. mccarthy. johnson of south dakota. mccarthy. jordan. jordan. mccarthy. joyce of ohio. mccarthy. joyce of pennsylvania. mccarthy. kamlager-dove. jeffries. kaptur. jeffries. kean of new jersey.
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mccarthy. keating. jeffries. kelly of illinois. jeffries. kelly of mississippi. mccarthy. kelly of pennsylvania. mccarthy. khanna. jeffries. kiggans of virginia. mccarthy. kildee. jeffries. kiley. mccarthy. kilmer. jeffries. kim of california.
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mccarthy. kim of new jersey. jeffries. krishnamoorthi. jeffries. kuster. jeffries. kustoff. mccarthy. lahood. mccarthy. lalota. mccarthy. lamalfa. mccarthy. lamborn. mccarthy. landsman. jeffries. langworthy. mccarthy. larsen of washington.
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jeffries. larson of connecticut. jeffries. latta. le mccarthy. laturner. mccarthy. lawler. mccarthy. lee of california. jeffries. lee of florida. mccarthy. lee of nevada. jeffries. lee of pennsylvania. jeffries.
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leger fernandez. jeffries. lesko. mccarthy. letlow. mccarthy. levin. jeffries. lieu. jeffries. lofgren. jeffries. loudermilk. mccarthy. lucas. mccarthy. luetkemeyer. mccarthy. luna. donalds. luttrell. mccarthy. lynch.
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jeffries. mace. mccarthy. magaziner. jeffries. malliotakis. mccarthy. mann. mccarthy. manning. jeffries. massie. mccarthy. mast. mccarthy. matsui. jeffries. mcbath. jeffries. mccarthy. mccarthy.
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mccaul. mccarthy. mcclain. mccarthy. mcclintock. mccarthy. mccollum. jeffries. mccormick. mccarthy. mcgarvey. jeffries. mcgovern. jeffries. mchenry. mccarthy. meeks. jeffries. menendez. jeffries. meng.
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jeffries. meuser. mccarthy. mfume. jeffries. miller of illinois. donalds. miller of ohio. mccarthy. miller of west virginia. mccarthy. miller-meeks. mccarthy. mills.
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mills. mccarthy. molinaro. mccarthy. moolenaar. mccarthy. mooney. mccarthy. moore of alabama. mccarthy. moore of utah. mccarthy. moore of wisconsin. jeffries. moran. mccarthy. morelle. jeffries. moskowitz. jeffries. moulton.
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jeffries. mrvan. jeffries. mullin. jeffries. murphy. mccarthy. nadler. jeffries. napolitano. jeffries. neal. jeffries. neguse. jeffries. nehls. mccarthy. newhouse. mccarthy. nickel. jeffries. norcross. jeffries. norman.
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donalds. nunn of iowa. le mccarthy. obernolte. mccarthy. ocasio-cortez. jeffries. ogles. donalds. omar. jeffries. owens. mccarthy.
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panetta. jeffries. pappas. jeffries. pascrell, jeffries. payne. jeffries. pelosi. jeffries. peltola, jeffries. pence, mccarthy. perez, jeffries. perry, donalds.
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peters, jeffries. petters, jeff -- pettersen, jeffries. pfluger, mccarty. pingree, jeffries. pocan, jeffries. porter, jeffries. posy -- posey, mccarthy. pressley, jeffries. quigley, jeffries. ramirez, jeffries. raskin, jeffries.
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reschenthaler, mccarthy. rodgers of washington, mccarthy. rogers of alabama, mccarthy. rogers of kentucky, mccarthy. rose, mccarthy. rosendale, donalds. ross, jeffries. rouzer, mccarthy. roy, donalds.
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ruiz, jeffries. ruppersberger, jeffries. rutherford, mccarthy. ryan, jeffries. salazar, mccarthy. salinas, jeffries. sanchez. sanchez, jeffries. santos, mccarthy. sarbanes, jeffries. scalise, mccarthy.
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scanlon, jeffries. schakowsky, jeffries. schiff, jeffries. schneider, jeffries. scholten, jeffries. schrier, jeffries. schweikert, mccarthy. austin scott, mccarthy. david scott, jeffries. scott of virginia, jeffries. self, donalds.
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sessions, mccarthy. sewell, jeffries. sherman, jeffries. sherrill, jeffries. simpson, mccarthy. slotkin, jeffries. smith of missouri, mccarthy. smith of nebraska, mccarthy. smith of new jersey, mccarthy. smith of washington, jeffries. smucker, mccarthy. sorensen, jeffries. soto, jeffries.
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spanberger, jeffries. spartz. spartz. stansbury, jeffries. stanton, jeffries. stauber, mccarthy. steel, mccarthy. stefanik, mccarthy. steil, mccarthy. steube, mccarthy. stevens, jeffries. stewart, mccarthy.
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strickland, jeffries. strong, mccarthy. swalwell, jeffries. sykes, jeffries. takano, jeffries. tenney, mccarthy. taha -- thanedar, jeffries. thompson of mississippi, jeffries. thompson of pennsylvania, mccarthy. thompson of california, jeffries. tiffany, mccarthy.
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timmons, mccarthy. titus, jeffries. tlaib, jeffries. tokuda, jeffries. tonko, jeffries. torres of california, jeffries. torres of new york, jeffries. trahan, jeffries. trone, jeffries. turner, mccarthy. underwood, jeffries. valadao, mccarthy.
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van drew, mccarthy. van duyne, mccarthy. van orden, mccarthy. vargas, jeffries. vasquez, jeffries. veasey, jeffries. velazquez, jeffries. wagner, mccarthy. walberg, mccarthy. waltz, mccarthy. wasserman schultz, jeffries. waters, jeffries.
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watson coleman, jeffries. weber of texas, mccarthy. webster of florida, mccarthy. wenstrup, mccarthy. westerman, mccarthy. wexton, jeffries. wild, jeffries. williams of georgia, jeffries. williams of new york, mccarthy. williams of texas, mccarthy.
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wilson of florida, jeffries. wilson of south carolina, mccarthy. wittman, mccarthy. womack, mccarthy. yakym, mccarthy. zinke, mccarthy. the clerk of the house: the reading clerk will now call the names of the members-elect who did not answer the first call of the roll.
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the clerk of the house: the will -- the house will be in order. will the house be in order.
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the tellers agree in their tallies -- the tellers agree in their tallies that the total number of votes cast is 433. of which the honorable hakeem jeffries of the state of new york has received 212. the honorable kevin mccarthy of the state of california has received 201.
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the honorable byron donalds of the state of florida has received 20. with one member-elect recorded as present. no member-elect having received a majority of the whole number of votes cast, a speaker has not been elected. for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i rise to nominate kevin mccarthy as speaker of the house. the clerk of the house: the gentleman is recognized.
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>> now, why would i -- why would i as a conservative, as an army ranger, business guy, the first guy that the house freedom caucus backed in a congressional race, why would i nominate kevin mccarthy to become next speaker of the house? why would jim jordan -- why would other conservatives like thomas massie, and others support kevin mccarthy as speaker of the house? you know, something in our nature as humans causes us to dehumanize others when we engage in conflict. mr. davidson: dehumanizing others makes it easier to ascribe bad motives and to
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engage in the fight. but it also makes it harder to understand one another. as actions push further disagreement, arguments tend to escalate rather than resolve. we're on the precipice of such a destructive argument today. i plead with all, all of my republican colleagues, let cooler, more rational heads prevail. let us unite as republicans to elect the next speaker of the house. unlike democrats, nearly every republican at least campaigns on some form of smaller, more accountable government. once we get here, the bipartisan consensus keeps growing a bigger, less accountable government. the american people know that the status quo is broken, that we become less free, less safe, and more burden by debt. the american people are sick and tired of it, and they keep
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sending us reinforcements, reinforcements that today help make up our small majority, but a majority is only a majority if we actually work together. now, lots of people back home don't trust anyone in this town. perhaps we would be wise to listen to them and some wisdom from ronald reagan. trust but verify. trust is a fragile condition and easily broken. as i've listened to my friends, 20 of whom have opposed kevin mccarthy as speaker of the house, and others. the issue is this -- they do not trust kevin mccarthy. what can heal that divide? right now, there are a lot of colleagues that don't trust 20 or more of my fellow republicans. .
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right now, though we remain divided, an actual majority of the house freedom caucus, members do support kevin mccarthy. this summer a unified house freedom caucus started the negotiations with a proposal for new rules. a different way to govern that empowers committees amends regular members. we proposed that a set of tools could be structured to mistake trust more verifiable and allow recourse if that trust is ever broken. following the election, kevin mccarthy engaged in that negotiation, he led the conference to adopt substantive reforms that will make our majority more effective. let me list some of them. andrew clyde's proposal to restore public access to the capitol. lauren boebert's proposal to reduce the linkage between the nrcc and the steering committee process. gary palmer's proposal to cap spending on suspension bills. ralph norman's proposal to limit
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leadership reports and make conference more about engaging all members. chip roy's proposal to provide a five-day notice for suspension votes. dan bishop's proposal in privileged resolutions. additional conference meetings ahead of key votes. bob good's proposal on stand-alone appropriations bills. andy biggs' proposal limiting suspension waivers from committees. co-sponsored amendments in order. affirm 72-hour publication of bills before calling for a recorded vote. and end to proxy voting. an end to remote participation in committee work by members of congress. an end to the gephardt rule. cut-go instead of pay-go and an end to en bloc suspension votes. a major reform worked out with morgan griffin, what we hope to call the griffin rule, on single subject bills subject to jermaineness points of order and amendment. diverse view points on every
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committee. lastly, a church-style commission was added to the judiciary committee focused on the abuses our own big government has unjustly collaborated with big business and big tech to silence, persecute or even prosecute our fellow citizens. as thomas massie pointed out, elon musk brought a crime scene. now that we know and the public knows, the question is, what in the hell are we going to do about it? well, this select committee answers that question. with oversight and leadership by our most effective member, my friend and colleague, the future chairman of the house judiciary committee, congressman jim jordan. we as republicans are a big and diverse conference. the real question goes back to strategy. can we accept incremental progress? can we work for a victory, one first down at a time?
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or can we only accept the high-risk trick plays? can we set about the hard work of winning debates with our colleagues as we have done through this process? can we take a win every now and then and give hope to the forgotten men and women of america who no longer believe this place, this people's house cares about them? having achieved nearly every concession that we've asked for, including a motion to vacate the chair with one privileged resolution, does it really boil down to this the 20 or more of my colleagues will never trust kevin mccarthy as speaker? i feel at this time we risk a worse outcome if we cannot unite behind the mantha has helped us achieve these substantive reforms -- a man that has helped us achieve these substantive reforms. reforms that offer all of us hope for change in this broken status quo. reforms that our voters have
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demanded, reforms that we've worked hard together to achieve and, finally, reforms that we risk forfeiting if we do not work together as republicans to elect the next speaker of the house. now's the time for deeds, not words, and i nominate kevin mccarthy for speaker of the house. i humbly ask for your support. the clerk of the house: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> madam clerk, i rise to nominate hakeem jeffries as speaker of the house.
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madam clerk, the lead vote getter in the last tallies, the democrats are united behind a seeker that will codify the right to seek an abortion into law. mr. aguilar: like all of us, like all of us, hakeem has spoken about, consistently, the disastrous dobbs decision. he has spoken time and time again that it is well past time to codify roe v. wade into law, and he knows that young women should not grow up in a world with fewer rights than their parents and grand parents -- grandparents. he will ensure that reproductive freedom is enshrined into law. so that's why, madam clerk, as chair of the democratic caucus, i am directed by the caucus to present for election hakeem jeffries, representative-elect from new york, as our next speaker.
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the clerk of the house: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado rise? mrs. boebert: madam clerk, i rise to nominate congressman byron donalds. the clerk of the house: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. boebert: i rise today to nominate byron donalds, my friend, an amazing man of florida, an amazing leader. someone who almost even took leadership here in our republican party and came very close in doing so and it was a very brave run that he took. he's a man who understands what tough times look like and has come out of those tough times even stronger, more liberated and as a leader. we just heard from my respected colleague from ohio and he stated some amazing rules that we have been able to get an
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agreement on, i think. we were threatened pretty heavily in conference saying if we don't do as we ought, then some of those rules may just go away. but even naming the germaneness rule which is really fantastic after morgan griffith, well, that was our idea too. my question is, why didn't the supposed leader of the republican party present these rules? why were we fought so hard on these rules? the barrier that still stands in the way of these rules is the structure that prevents us from ruling over. as my friend, chip roy, stated, we need the tools and the leadership to do our job correctly. and i believe that byron donalds is the man to lead us to that path of getting america on track and uniting the republican
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party. my colleagues and i have worked tirelessly for months to build consensus, to negotiate in good faith, to help unify our party on border security, energy security, debt reduction, term limits, earmarks, among other many commonsense policies. but too often our efforts have fallen on deaf ears. our border is wide open. inflation is out of control. the senate just passed $1.7 trillion without our input. so let me be clear. our job is not to coordinate the biggest fundraiser or rubber stamp the status quo or keep on going along to get along. it's to use our votes to elect a speaker who will enable us to get our country back on track. getting the job done is what we were elected to do.
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and that starts with having a leader who supports republican principles, builds consensus and has a proven track record of success. byron donalds is that leader. republicans, including many moderates, have been impressed by byron donalds. they're impressed by his ability to work together, they respect his leadership. we see him as someone who can communicate what we are all wanting to do in this house to americans and he represents so much more than just his district in florida. many millions of americans all over this nation praitz the work and the -- praitz the work and the -- praise the work and the leadership of byron donalds. so let's work together. let's stop with the campaign smears and tactics to get people to turn against us, even having
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my favorite president call us and tell us we need to knock this off, i think it actually needs to be reversed. the president needs to tell kevin mccarthy that, sir, you do not have the votes and it's time to withdraw. with that, i yield. thank you. the clerk of the house: you yield back? mrs. boebert: yes, ma'am. the clerk of the house: the reading clerk will again call the roll.
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the clerk: adams. jeffries. aderholt. mccarthy. aguilar. jeffries. alford. mccarthy. allen. mccarthy. allred. jeffries. amodei. mccarthy. armstrong. armstrong. arrington. mccarthy. auchincloss. jeffries. babin. mccarthy. bacon.
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mccarthy. baird. mccarthy. balderson. mccarthy. balint. jeffries. banks. mccarthy. barr. mccarthy. barragan. le jeffries. -- barragan. jeffries. bean of florida. mccarthy. beatty. jeffries. bentz. mccarthy. bera. jeffries. bergman. mccarthy. beyer.
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jeffries. bice. bice. biggs. donalds. bilirakis. mccarthy. bishop of georgia. jeffries. bishop of north carolina. donalds. blumenauer. jeffries. blunt rochester. jeffries. boebert. donalds. bonamici.
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jeffries. bost. bost. mccarthy. bowman. jeffries. boyle of pennsylvania. jeffries. brecheen. donalds. brown. jeffries. brownley. jeffries. buchanan. mccarthy. buck. buck. bucshon, mccarthy.
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budzinski, jeffries. burchett, mccarthy. burgess, mccarthy. burlison, mccarthy. bush, jeffries. calvert, mccarthy. cammack, mccarthy. caraveo, jeffries. carbajal, jeffries. cardenas, jeffries. carey, mccarthy. carl, mccarthy.
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carson, jeffries. carter of georgia, mccarthy. carter of louisiana, jeffries. carter of texas, mccarthy. cartwright, jeffries. casar, jeffries. case, jeffries. casten, jeffries. castor of florida, jeffries. castro of texas, jeffries. chavez-deremer, mccarthy. cherfilus-mccormick, jeffries.
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chu, jeffries. cicilline, jeffries. ciscomani, mccarthy. clark of massachusetts, jeffries. clarke of new york, jeffries. cleaver, jeffries. cline, mccarthy. cloud. cloud. clyburn, jeffries.
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clyde. clyde, donalds. cohen, jeffries. cole, mccarthy. collins, mccarthy. comer, mccarthy. connelly, jeffries. correa, jeffries. costa, jeffries. courtney, jeffries. craig, jeffries.
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crane, donalds. crawford, mccarthy. crenshaw. crenshaw. crockett, jeffries. crow, jeffries. cuellar, jeffries. curtis, mccarthy. davids of kansas, jeffries. davidson. davidson. davis of illinois, jeffries. davis of north carolina.
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davis of north carolina, jeffries. dean of pennsylvania, jeffries. degette, jeffries. de la cruz, mccarthy. delauro, jeffries. delbene, jeffries. deluzio, jeffries. desaulnier, jeffries. desjarlais, mccarthy. de-esposito -- d'esposito, mccarthy.
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diaz-balart, mccarthy. dingell, jeffries. doggett, jeffries. donalds, donalds. duarte, mccarthy. duncan, mccarthy. dunn of florida, mccarthy. edwards, mccarthy. ellzey, mccarthy. emmer, mccarthy. escobar, jeffries. eshoo, jeffries. espaillat, jeffries.
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estes, mccarthy. evans, jeffries. ezell, mccarthy. fallon, mccarthy. feenstra, mccarthy. ferguson, mccarthy. finstad, mccarthy. fischbach, mccarthy. fitzgerald, mccarthy. fitzpatrick, mccarthy. fleischmann, mccarthy. fletcher, jeffries.
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food, mccarthy. foster, jeffries. foushee, jeffries. foxx, mccarthy. lois frankel, jeffries. c. scott franklin, mccarthy. frost, jeffries. fry, mccarthy. fulcher, mccarthy. gaetz, donalds. gallagher, mccarthy. gallego, jeffries.
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garamendi, jeffries. garbarino. garbarino. mike garcia, mccarthy. robert garcia, jeffries. garcia of illinois, jeffries. garcia of texas, jeffries. gimenez, mccarthy. golden of maine, jeffries. goldman of new york, jeffries. gomez, jeffries.
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tony gonzales, mccarthy. vicente gonzalez, jeffries. good of virginia, donalds. gooden of texas, mccarthy. gosar, donalds. gottheimer, jeffries. granger, mccarthy. graves of louisiana, mccarthy. graves of missouri, mccarthy. green of tennessee, mccarthy.
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green of texas. mr. green: and still i rise. and i cast my vote proudly for hakeem jeffries. the clerk: jeffries. greene of georgia, mccarthy. griffith, mccarthy. grijalva, jeffries. grothman. grothman. guest, mccarthy. guthrie, mccarthy. hageman, mccarthy. harder of california, jeffries.
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harris, donalds. harshbarger, mccarthy. hayes, jeffries. hern, mccarthy. higgins of louisiana, mccarthy. higgins of new york, jeffries. hill, mccarthy. himes, jeffries. hinson, mccarthy. horsford, jeffries. houchin, mccarthy.
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houlahan, jeffries. hoyer, jeffries. hoyle of oregon, jeffries. hudson, mccarthy. huffman, jeffries. huizenga, mccarthy. hunt, mccarthy. issa, mccarthy. ivey, jeffries. jackson of illinois, jeffries. jackson of north carolina, jeffries. jackson of texas, mccarthy.
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jackson lee. jackson lee. jacobs, jeffries. james, mccarthy. jayapal, jeffries. jeffries, jeffries. james, mccarthy. johnson of georgia, jeffries. johnson of louisiana, mccarthy. johnson of ohio, mccarthy. johnson of south dakota, mccarthy. jordan, mccarthy.
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joyce of ohio, mccarthy. joyce of pennsylvania, mccarthy. kamlager-dove, jeffries. kaptur, jeffries. kean of new jersey, mccarthy. keating, jeffries. kelly of illinois. kelly of illinois, jeffries. kelly of mississippi, mccarthy. kelly of pennsylvania, mccarthy. khanna, jeffries. kiggans of virginia, mccarthy.
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kildee, jeffries. kildee, jeffries. kiley. mccarthy. kilmer, jeffries. kim of california. mccarthy. kim of new jersey, jeffries. krishnamoorthi. jeffries. kuster. jeffries. kustoff, mccarthy. lahood. mccarthy. lalota. mccarthy. lamalfa, mccarthy. lamborn, mccarthy.
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landsman, jeffries. langworthy, mccarthy. larsen of washington. jeffries. larson of connecticut, jeffries. latta, mccarthy. laturner, mccarthy. lawler, mccarthy. lee of california. jeffries. lee of florida. mccarthy. lee of nevada. jeffries. lee of pennsylvania. jeffries. leger fernandez. jeffries. lesko, mccarthy.
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letlow, mccarthy. levin, jeffries. lieu, jeffries. lofgren, jeffries. loudermilk, mccarthy. lucas, mccarthy. luetkemeyer, mccarthy. luna. donalds. luttrell, mccarthy. lynch, jeffries. mace, mccarthy. magger, jeffries -- magaziner, jeffries. malliotakis, mccarthy.
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mann, mccarthy. manning, jeffries. massey -- massie, mccarthy. mast, mccarthy, matsui, jeffries. mcbath, jeffries. mccarthy, mccarthy. mccaul, mccarthy. mccane -- mcclain, mccarthy. mcclintock, mccarthy. mccollum, jeffries. mccormack, ma carthy.
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mccarthy. mcgarvey, jeffries. mcgovern, jeffries. mchenry, mccarthy. meeks. jeffries. menendez, jeffries. meng, jeffries. meuser, mccarthy, mfume, jeffries. miller of illinois. donalds. miller of ohio. mccarthy. miller of west virginia. mccarthy. miller-meeks, mccarthy.
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mills. mccarthy. molinaro, mccarthy. moolenaar, mccarthy. mooney, mccarthy. moore of alabama. mccarthy. moore of utah. mccarthy. moore of wisconsin. jeffries. moran, mccarthy. morelle, jeffries. moskowitz, jeffries. moulton, jeffries. mrvan, jeffries. mullin, jeffries.
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murphy, mccarthy. nadler, jeffries. napolitano, jeffries. neal, jeffries. neguse, jeffries. nehls, mccarthy. new house -- newhouse, mccarthy. nickel, jeffries. norcross, jeffries. norman, donalds. nun of iowa. nunn of iowa, mccarthy.
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obernolte. mccarthy. ocasio-cortez. jeffries. ogles, donalds. omar, jeffries. owens, mccarthy. pallone, jeffries. palmer, mccarthy. panetta, jeffries. pappas, jeffries. pascrell. pascrell, jeffries. payne, jeffries. pelosi.
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pelosi. peltola, jeffries. pence, mccarthy. perez, jeffries. perry. perry, donalds. peters, jeffries. pettersen, jeffries. pfluger, mccarthy. philips -- phillips, jeffries. pingree, jeffries. pocan, jeffries. porter, jeffries. posey, mccarthy.
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pressley. pressley. quigley, jeffries. ramirez, jeffries. raskin, jeffries. reschenthaler, mccarthy. rodgers of washington. rodgers of washington. rogers of alabama. mccarthy. rogers of kentucky, mccarthy. rose, mccarthy. rosendale, dornldz -- donalds.
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ross, jeffries. rouzer, mccarthy. roy, donalds. ruiz, jeffries. ruppersberger, jeffries. rutherford, mccarthy. ryan. jeffries. salazar. salazar. salinas, jeffries. sanchez, jeffries. santos.
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santos. sarbanes, jeffries. scalise, mccarthy. scanlon, jeffries. schakowsky, jeffries. schiff. schiff. schneider. schneider, jeffries. scoalten -- scholten, jeffries. schrier, jeffries. schweikert, mccarthy. austin scott, mccarthy.
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david scott. jeffries. scott of virginia, jeffries. self, donalds. sessions, mccarthy. sewell, jeffries. sherman, jeffries. sherrill, jeffries. simpson, mccarthy. slotkin, jeffries. smith of missouri. mccarthy. smith of nebraska. mccarthy. smith of new jersey. mccarthy. smith of washington.
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jeffries. smucker, mccarthy. sorensen, jeffries. soto. jeffries. spanberger, jeffries. spartz. spartz. stansbury, jeffries. stanton, jeffries. stauber, mccarthy. steel, steel, mccarthy. stefanik, mccarthy.
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steil, mccarthy. steube, mccarthy. stevens, jeffries. stewart, mccarthy. strickland, jeffries. strong, mccarthy. swalwell, jeffries. sykes, jeffries. takano, jeffries. tenney, mccarthy. thanedar, jeffries. thompson of california, jeffries. thompson of mississippi, jeffries. thompson of pennsylvania, mccarthy.
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tiffany, mccarthy. timmons, mccarthy. titus, jeffries. tlaib, jeffries. tokuda, jeffries. tonko, jeffries. torres of california, jeffries. torres of new york, jeffries. trahan, jeffries. trone, jeffries. turner, mccarthy. underwood, jeffries.
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valadao, mccarthy. van drew, mccarthy. van duyne, mccarthy. van orden, mccarthy. vargas, jeffries. vasquez, jeffries. veasey, jeffries. velazquez, jeffries. wagner, mccarthy. walberg, mccarthy. waltz, mccarthy. wasserman schultz, jeffries. waters, jeffries.
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watson coleman, jeffries. weber of texas, mccarthy. webster of florida, mccarthy. wenstrup, mccarthy. westerman, mccarthy. wexton, jeffries. wild, jeffries. williams of georgia, jeffries. williams of new york, mccarthy. williams of texas, mccarthy. wilson of florida, jeffries.
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wilson of south carolina, mccarthy. wittman, mccarthy. womack, mccarthy. yakym, mccarthy. zinke, mccarthy. the clerk of the house: the reading clerk will now call the names of the members-elect who did not answer the first call of the roll.
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the clerk: armstrong, mccarthy. bice, mccarthy. buck, mccarthy. cloud, donalds.
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crenshaw, mccarthy. davidson, mccarthy. garbarino, mccarthy. grothman, mccarthy.
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jackson lee, jeffries. pelosi, jeffries. pressley, jeffries. rodgers of washington, mccarthy.
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the clerk of the house: will the house be in order. will the house be in order.
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the tellers agree in their tallies that the total number of votes cast is 433. of which the honorable hakeem jeffries of the state of new york has received 212. the honorable the state kevin mccarthy of the state of california has received the honorable byron donalds has received 20.
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with one recorded as present. no member-elect having received a majority of the votes cast, a speaker has not been elected. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida rise? >> i rise today to nominate kevin mccarthy as speaker of the peoples' house. the clerk of the house: the gentlewoman is recognized. >> my colleagues, well it's groundhog day, again -- >> would the gentleman yield? the clerk of the house: will the house be in order. mrs.cammack: i would like to
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address not you but the american people, because quite frankly they are -- well, we don't have a speaker yet. the american people, while they are our boss and we work for them. yesterday, as we were here on the house floor, our constituents from all around the country made their voices heard. today the calls, the text messages, emails, they all continue. people are letting their voice be heard and that is a very, very good thing. because that is what we are, after all, a constitutional republic that serves all americans, not just a select few. to all americans watching right now, i want to tell you we hear
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you, we hear you. and we will get this right, no matter how messy this process is. we will emerge better for having been through this, because nothing great ever comes easy. several months, negotiations have been going back and forth over a rules package to make your chamber a better place to deliver better results for you, the american people. and i want tory mind -- remind everyone watching, listening in this chamber, that this chamber and this body, our country, we are bigger than a single person or a single moment in time. we are a nation collectively of great people, great patriots and great moments of courage. the rules package that has been highlighted by so many of my colleagues dictate how this chamber functions, how bills come to the floor, how much time
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we get to read these bills, whether or not we will get single-issue bills and whether or not we can vote proxy. and as you have witnessed from events yesterday, so many people have said, what are the next steps, what will we accomplish if we continue down this current path? will we wake up tomorrow and be in this exact same place. the people calling my office said over and over and over again, it is time to get to work. anything less is unacceptable. and you know, as we stood on this house floor yesterday, and again today, over 200 people were poisoned from fentanyl, fentanyl that came from an open border because of the biden open-border policy. over 5,000 people were encountered at the border because of biden's open border policies. these are the issues that people
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care about. they don't sit around their kitchen tables at night saying i wonder who is going to be speaker. no, they elect people to come here to do the things that matter, the issues that impact them every single day. and in an era of uncertainty, the last thing they need is uncertainty within this chamber. we were elected to be the voice of our constituents. we are their voice in this chamber and didn't send us to be perpt tall critics. they sent us to get things done. and as we all know, because after all we are in politics, the line of critics is always long. but the list of those that are actually rolling up their sleeves and doing the difficult job of leading, of uniting, and
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delivering results especially in a chamber like this, that list is very short. kevin mccarthy has proved he has getion things done and willing to stand up in the face of critics and prove them wrong and work with them. the only thing sovereign in this is its people and they have deemed it right to place a check on the biden administration and put our party, the republican party, in control of this chamber. now is the time that we take control. i understand a lack of trust amongst some of our colleagues, i do. the clerk of the house: the house will be in order. mrs.cammack: i understand the lack of trust amongst some of our colleagues. but what i am asking, what i am asking is that we all trust the
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american people who sent our colleagues here. this house is the only part of the federal government that stands for election every two years. therefore, this chamber is an instrument of the people's will. and the people overwhelmingly have voted for kevin mccarthy. if we continue down this road, if we continue with the actions of yesterday and today, we stifle the will of the american people. the changes to the rules of this place and how it functions have been overwhelmingly positive in the last few weeks. legislation stands ready and it's time to unite, roll up our sleeves and getting to work to do our people's business. the gentleman from california, kevin mccarthy, has done more to
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secure a republican majority. many who are here are here because of his leadership, because they have trusted him and he has gone out of his way to make sure that every single one of us has had a voice at the table. furthermore, every single returning republican in this chamber who cast a vote two years ago in the last congress voted for kevin mccarthy as our leader. we were united then and we must unify now. only way to start the people's business and the very reason we are all here is to unify and get to work because we must commit to unity over division. we must choose to lead in the face of a liberal senate and obama's j.v. team in the white house and we owe it to the american people. the american people sent the
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majority to govern. we can't begin to govern because we can't swear in members of congress. i have traveled the country the last two years as the youngest woman helping to secure a majority of. diversity is a good thing and sets us apart. diversity of thought is a good thing. but they want us divided. they want us to fight itch other. that has been made by the popcorn, alcohol and blankets that has come from over there. the house is not in order. the house is not in order.
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the clerk of the house: the clerk would ask all members-elect to follow decorum. the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs.cammack: as evidenced by my colleagues' reactions. so today i am asking, my friends and colleagues, are we the party of reagan republicans? reagan who said, someone who is with me, 80% of the time is a loyal and good friend, not a 20 percent traitor. are we the party of reagan? that is the question that i ask you to answer as we embark on this next ballot.
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it's upon us to remain a nation of equal opportunity, not equal outcome, that is what is on the line here today and that is why i am nominating kevin mccarthy and asking for your support. madam clerk, i yield back. the clerk of the house: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? mr. aguilar: i rise to nominate hakeem jeffries, the lead vote getter and leader in the last five rounds. the clerk of the house: the gentleman is recognized.
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mr. aguilar: madam clerk, democrats are united behind a speaker in building safer communities and leader gun violence and made our criminal justice more fair, more equitable and more effective. a leader who has a track record in actually getting things done. and he understands that public safety, public health and economic opportunity must go hand-in-hand. at the direction of the democratic caucus i advance the name of hakeem jeffries from brooklyn, new york as our next speaker for the 118th congress. the clerk of the house: for what purpose does the gentleman from
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pennsylvania rise? >> to nominate the gentleman from florida, mr. donalds. the clerk of the house: the gentleman is recognized. >> ladies and gentlemen, no matter what side of the aisle we are oh, no matter what your political persuasion, one thing that is recognized across this country, washington is broken, completely broken, wide open borrowedder, millions of pim streaming across, fentanyl coming to your community not at the border but to your community, overdoses happening in your towns, funerals happening in your towns because the border is open, because this place is broken. mr. perry: 12 days ago, 4,000 pages showed up over here, 6 1/2, $1.7 trillion in spending,
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7200 earmarks, 24 hours time to read it. like a christmas tree right before christmas, that nobody outside of this town wanted. if you have been here for one year, you voted on it once, if you were here for three years, three times. 10 years, you voted on it 10 times. washington is broken. we have crime running across the streets, no matter which community you're in, because now this town has decided that somehow the criminals aren't understood and we have abandoned the victims. this is what people and our country are dealing with. we are funding wars in other countries while we are disoig our own military because this town is broken. we have an administration that has contempt for the american people and is using these big corporations to spy on americans and using the instruments of federal power to persecute and
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prosecute them because this town is broken and this place is broken. there hasn't been an amendment on the floor for six years in this town. if you are not on the committee of jurisdiction and affects your citizens, too bad for you, you just vote yes or know. that's not how this place was designed to be. we vote on bills that have all kinds of things that have nothing to do with the bill itself. everybody came here because they said to their constituents, this town is broken. and i want to fix it. well, how are you going to fix it, if you come to this town and step right in line and keep doing the same things that everybody has done before you. it's not going to fix it, and the american people know i would say this, the person who has done the most to make this
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fabulous, the wonderful republican majority is speaker pelosi and her pal sis. that's what achieved this majority over here because the american people are sick and of it and they have had enough of it. this is not about -- this is not about personalities. it's not about personalities. it's about the policies that come out of here. this is not about personalities on this side of the aisle or that side of the aisle. we believe and we want to believe -- we believe, and we want to believe, that every person that comes here, left, right, center, has the best intentions for our country. the best intentions for our country. and it's not about the personalities in this contest. it is not personality for us. but, because we all acknowledge and we all know that washington is broken, we must take a new
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path. there must be a new vaition. -- a new vision. so that congress works for the american people. because the american people are watching what's happening here and they've watched what's happened here and they're sure in their hearts and they can prove it, that this town works for this town. that's who this town is working for. ladies and gentlemen, we are making history today. we are making history in 24 pro-- in this process and we are showing the american people that this process works. yeah, it's been about 100 years. it's been about 100 years. since this has happened before. but we have said, we are not going to take any more of washington being broken. we're going to do something for the american people and we're going to fix it. is it going to be painful? sit going to be difficult? yeah, it probably. is that's why it took 100 years. it probably. is but we're going to do it.
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and we can also make history today by making the first -- by electing the first black republican speaker of the house. yes, thank you. now, as my colleagues probably know, the first black members of congress to serve in this body were republicans. were republicans. as a matter of fact you probably also know that frederick douglass, who went and worked with abraham lincoln to emancipate the people of color in this country said he'd never be anything but a republican. would never be anything but a republican. i am here to nominate byron donalds because he's accomplished somethings. -- accomplished many things. he's a man of faith.
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he's a businessman. he's a man of community service. he's come from the school of hard knocks. because not all outcomes in life are equal but america is the place where we can each do great things regardless of our humble beginnings. each one of us. byron is the product of a single family where it's not easy, it's not easy. but he has succeeded in america and that's a testament to what we have create here and what we're trying to save. he's got a record of accomplishing things. he has a record of being on the right side. he is respected. he's trusted. he's capable and he achieves results. byron has a big mind and he's big in stature as well. he's very nice. but i will tell you this. in a negotiation, in a negotiation with chuck schumer, i wouldn't want to be on the other side of byron donalds. he knows who he is, he know what is his foundation is and he knows that washington is broken
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and that what chuck schumer sends over here isn't going to work out for the american people. ladies and gentlemen, washington is broken. byron donalds will inspire us and restore our citizens' faith that this institution actually works for them. and it is my highest honor to nominate the gentleman from florida, byron donalds, to be the next speaker of the house, and i yield. the clerk of the house: the reading clerk will call the roll.
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the clerk: adams. jeffries. mccarthy. aguilar. jeffries. alford. mccarthy. allen. mccarthy. allred. jeffries. amodei. mccarthy. armstrong. mccarthy. arrington. mccarthy. auchincloss. jeffries. babin. mccarthy. bacon.
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mccarthy. baird. mccarthy. balderson. mccarthy. balint. jeffries. banks. mccarthy. barr. mccarthy. barragán. jeffries. with bean of florida. mccarthy. beatty. jeffries. bentz. mccarthy. bera. jeffries. bergman.
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bergman. beyer. jeffries. bice. mccarthy. biggs. donalds. bilirakis. mccarthy. bishop of georgia. jeffries. bishop of north carolina. le donalds. blumenauer. jeffries. blunt rochester. jeffries. boebert. boebert.
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donalds. bonamici. jeffries. bost. bost. mccarthy. bowman. jeffries. boyle. jeffries. brecheen. donalds. brown. jeffries. brownley. jeffries. buchanan.
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mccarthy. buck. buck. bucshon. mccarthy. budzinski. jeffries. burchett. mccarthy. burgess. mccarthy. burlison. mccarthy. bush. jeffries. calvert. mccarthy. cammack. mccarthy. caraveo. jeffries. carbajal.
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jeffries. cárdenas. jeffries. carey. mccarthy. carl. mccarthy. carson. jeffries. carter of georgia. mccarthy. carter of louisiana. jeffries. carter of texas. mccarthy. cartwright. jeffries. casar. jeffries. case. jeffries. casten.
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jeffries. castor. of florida. jeffries. castro of texas. jeffries. chavez-deremer. mccarthy. cherfilus-mccormick. jeffries. chu. jeffries. cicilline. jeffries. ciscomani. mccarthy. clark of massachusetts. jeffries. clarke of new york. jeffries. cleaver. jeffries. cline. mccarthy. cloud.
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donalds. clyburn. jeffries. clyde. donalds. cohen. jeffries. cole. mccarthy. collins. mccarthy. comer. mccarthy. connolly. jeffries. correa. jeffries. costa. jeffries. courtney. jeffries. craig. jeffries. crane.
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donalds. crawford. mccarthy. crenshaw. mccarthy. crockett. jeffries. crow. jeffries. cuellar. jeffries. curtis. mccarthy. davids of kansas. jeffries. davidson. mccarthy. davis of illinois. jeffries. davis of north carolina.
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jeffries. dean of pennsylvania. jeffries. degette. jeffries. de la cruz. mccarthy. delauro. jeffries. delbene. jeffries. deluzio. jeffries. desaulnier. jeffries. desjarlais. mccarthy. d'esposito. mccarthy. diaz-balart. diaz-balart. mccarthy. dingell. jeffries. doggett. jeffries.
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donalds. donalds. duarte. mccarthy. duncan. mccarthy. dunn of florida. mccarthy. edwards. mccarthy. ellzey. mccarthy. emmer. mccarthy. escobar. jeffries. eshoo. jeffries. espaillat. jeffries. estes. mccarthy. evans.
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jeffries. ezell. mccarthy. fallon. mccarthy. feenstra. mccarthy. ferguson. mccarthy. finstad. mccarthy. fischbach. mccarthy. fitzgerald. mccarthy. fitzpatrick. mccarthy. fleischmann. mccarthy. fletcher. jeffries. flood. mccarthy. foster. jeffries. foushee.
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jeffries. foxx. mccarthy. lois frankel. jeffries. c. scott franklin. mccarthy. frost. jeffries. fry. mccarthy. fulcher. mccarthy. gaetz. donalds. gallagher. mccarthy. gallego. gallego. jeffries. garamendi.
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jeffries. garbarino. mccarthy. mike garcia. mccarthy. robert garcia. jeffries. garcia of illinois. jeffries. garcia of texas. gimenez. mccarthy. mccarthy. golden of maine. jeffries. goldman of new york. jeffries. gomez. jeffries. tony gonzales.
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mccarthy. advice ent a gonzalez, jeffries. good of virginia. donalds. gooden of texas. mccarthy. gosar. donalds. gottheimer. jeffries. granger. mccarthy. graves of louisiana. graves of louisiana. mccarthy. graves of missouri. mccarthy. green of tennessee.
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mccarthy. green of texas. jeffries. greene of georgia. mccarthy. griffith. mccarthy. grijalva. jeffries. grothman. mccarthy. guest. mccarthy. guthrie. mccarthy. hageman. mccarthy.
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harder of california. jeffries. harris, donalds. harshbarger. mccarthy. hayes. jeffries. hern. mccarthy. higgins of louisiana. mccarthy. higgins of new york. jeffries. hill. mccarthy. himes. jeffries. hinson. mccarthy. horsford.
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jeffries. houchin. mccarthy. houlahan. jeffries. hoyer. jeffries. hoyle of oregon. jeffries. hudson. mccarthy. huffman. jeffries. huizenga. mccarthy. hunt. mccarthy. issa. issa. mccarthy. ivey. jeffries. jackson of illinois.
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jeffries. jackson of north carolina. jeffries. jackson of texas. mccarthy. jackson lee. jeffries. jacobs. jeffries. james. mccarthy. jayapal. jeffries. jeffries. jeffries. johnson of georgia. jeffries.
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johnson of louisiana. mccarthy. johnson of ohio. mccarthy. johnson of south dakota. joyce of ohio. mccarthy. joyce of pennsylvania. mccarthy. kamlager dove. kaptur. jeffries. kean of new jersey. jeffries. keating. jeffries. kelly of illinois. jeffries.
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kelly of mississippi. mccarthy. kelly of pennsylvania. mccarthy. khanna. jeffries. kiggans of virginia. mccarthy. kildee. jeffries. kiley. mccarthy. kilmer. jeffries. kim of california. mccarthy. kim of new jersey. jeffries. krish in a moore think. jeffries. kuster. jeffries. kustoff. mccarthy.
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lahood. mccarthy. lalota. mccarthy. lamalfa. mccarthy. lamborn. mccarthy. landsman. jeffries. langeworthy. mccarthy. larsen of washington. jeffries. larson of connecticut. jeffries. latta. mccarthy. laturner. mccarthy. lawler. mccarthy. lee of california.
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jeffries. lee of florida. lee of florida. mccarthy. lee of nevada. jeffries. lee of pennsylvania. jeffries. leger fernandez. jeffries. lesko. mccarthy. letlow. mccarthy. levin. jeffries. lieu. jeffries. lofgren. jeffries. loudermilk. mccarthy.
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lucas. mccarthy. luetkemeyer. mccarthy. luna. luna. donalds. luttrell. mccarthy. lynch. jeffries. mace. mccarthy. magaziner. magaziner. malliotakis. mccarthy. man. mccarthy.
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manning, mccarthy. manning. mccarthy. massie. mccarthy. mast. mccarthy. matsui. jeffries. mcbath. jeffries. mccarthy. mccaul. mccarthy. mcclain. mccarthy. mcclintock. mccarthy. mccollum. jeffries. mccormick.
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mccarthy. mcgarvey. mcgovern. jeffries. mcgarvey. jeffries. mchenry. mchenry. mccarthy. meeks. jeffries. menendez. jeffries. meng. jeffries. meuser. mccarthy. mfume.
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jeffries. miller of illinois. donalds. miller of ohio. miller of ohio. miller of west virginia. mccarthy. miller-meeks. mccarthy. mills. mccarthy. molinaro. mccarthy. moolenaar. mccarthy. mooney. mccarthy. moore of alabama. mccarthy.
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moore of utah. mccarthy. moore of wisconsin. jeffries. moran. mccarthy. morelle. jeffries. moskowitz. jeffries. moulton. jeffries. mrvan. jeffries. mullin. jeffries. murphy. mccarthy. nadler. jeffries. napolitano. jeffries. neal.
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jeffries. neguse. jeffries. nehls. mccarthy. newhouse. mccarthy. nickel. jeffries. norcross. jeffries. norman. donalds. nunn of iowa. mccarthy. obernolte. mccarthy. ocasio-cortez. jeffries. ogles.
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donalds. omar. jeffries. owens. mccarthy. pallone. jeffries. palmer. mccarthy. panetta. jeffries. pappas. jeffries. pascrell. jeffries. payne. jeffries. pelosi. jeffries. peltola. jeffries. pence.
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mccarthy. perez. jeffries. perry. donalds. peters. jeffries. pettersen. jeffries. pfluger. mccarthy. phillips. jeffries. pingree. jeffries. pocan. pocan. jeffries. porter. jeffries. posey.
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mccarthy. pressley. jeffries. quigley. jeffries. ramirez. jeffries. raskin. jeffries. reschenthaler. mccarthy. rodgers of washington. mccarthy. rogers of alabama. mccarthy. rogers of kentucky. mccarthy. rose. mccarthy. rosendale.
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donalds. ross. jeffries. rouzer. mccarthy. roy. donalds. ruiz. jeffries. ruppersberger. jeffries. rutherford. mccarthy. ryan. jeffries. salazar. salazar.
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mccarthy. salinas. jeffries. sánchez. jeffries. santos. mccarthy. sarbanes. jeffries. scalise. mccarthy. scanlon. jeffries. schakowsky. jeffries. schiff. jeffries. schneider. jeffries. scholten. jeffries. schrier. jeffries. schweikert.
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mccarthy. austin scott. mccarthy. david scott. jeffries. scott of virginia. jeffries. self. donalds. sessions. mccarthy. jeffries. sewell. jeffries. sherman. jeffries. sherrill. sherrill. simpson. mccarthy. slotkin.
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jeffries. smith of missouri. smith of missouri. smith of nebraska. mccarthy. smith of new jersey. mccarthy. smith of washington. jeffries. smucker. mccarthy. sorensen. jeffries. soto. jeffries. spanberger. jeffries. spartz. spartz. stansbury.
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stansbury. jeffries. stanton. jeffries. stauber. mccarthy. steel. mccarthy. stefanik. mccarthy. steil. mccarthy. steube. mccarthy. stevens. jeffries. stewart. mccarthy. strickland.
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jeffries. strong. mccarthy. swalwell. jeffries. sykes. jeffries. takano. takano. jeffries. tenney. tenney. mccarthy. thanedar. jeffries. thompson of california. jeffries. thompson of mississippi.
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jeffries. thompson of pennsylvania. mccarthy. tiffany. mccarthy. timmons. mccarthy. titus. jeffries. tlaib. jeffries. tokuda. jeffries. tonko. jeffries. torres of california. jeffries. torres of new york. jeffries. trahan. jeffries.
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trone. jeffries. turner. turner. mccarthy. underwood. jeffries. valadao. mccarthy. van drew. mccarthy. van duyne. mccarthy. van orden. mccarthy. vargas. jeffries. vasquez. veasey.
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jeffries. velazquez. jeffries. wagner. mccarthy. walberg. mccarthy. waltz. waltz. wasserman schultz. jeffries. waters. jeffries. watson coleman. jeffries. weber of texas. mccarthy. webster of florida. mccarthy. wenstrup. mccarthy. westerman.
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mccarthy. wexton. jeffries. wild. jeffries. williams of georgia. jeffries. williams of new york. mccarthy. williams of texas. mccarthy. wilson of florida. jeffries. wilson of south carolina. mccarthy. wittman. mccarthy. womack. mccarthy. yakym. mccarthy.
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zinke. mccarthy. the clerk of the house: the reading clerk will call the names of the members-elect who did not answer the first call of the the clerk: bergman. mccarthy. buck. buck.
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mccarthy. magaziner. jeffries. miller of ohio. mccarthy. sherrill. jeffries. smith of missouri.
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the clerk of the house: the tellers agree in their tally that 433 votes were cast, of which the honorable hakeem jeffries of the stieft new york has received 212.
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the honorable kevin mccarthy of the state of california has received 201. the honorable byron donalds of the state of florida has received 20. one member as present. no member-elect having received the majority of the votes cast, a speaker has not been elected. for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma rise? mr. cole: i move that we adjourn until 8:00 this evening.
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the clerk of the house: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. is a member demanding the yeas and nays? the motion is adopted. the house stands adjourned until 8:00 p.m. tonight.
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>> people are getting tired of these votes and no significant movement on those recorded votes or either of mccarthy's
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supporters or detractors. people are getting restless in the chamber during votes and discontent from democrats when representative cammack suggested there might be alcohol on the democratic side and showed one of the more interesting moments because she the procedure can only happen if there is a rules package to strike the words. but that was one demonstration how the house can't do anything until they get a speaker. host: how is byron donalds being the anti-kevinccthy candidate? >> there isn't a lot oserious discussion about him being a challenger to mccarthy in the sense he can get a majority of
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the votes and same thing that haened yesterday when members were nominating m jordan to be speaker but there isn't that he would get that threshold of the majority of votes and he is the protest candidate tod as we head to more votes later this evening or tomorrow when perhaps they will have a different one. but right now, he is the person they are voting for. >> you mentioned it is pretty tight-lipped on the republican side. is it more than usl. usually you can get a story, correct? >> it is fast and ongoing negotiations. and that is probably some of the reasoning there but there are a lot of worries that something is revealed that it could blow up those negotiations. and it's not all of the 20
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mccarthy detctors who are a part of theseegotiations, chip roy and dan bishop said there has been progress and movement. andy biggs, he said that he doesn't what chip roy idea of progress is. he is stuck in the mud against mccarthy. host: mccarthy spe aot of time on the floor. who isoing the negotiating for him? >> on the floor, we are seeing him in his seat a lot of the time, but there are allies like guy reschenthaler who is to be chief deputy whip talking to members. several of t key mccarthy lieutenants and allies going over to talk to the freedom
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caucus people. jim jordan had a pretty and mated discussion with chip roy as the house was gaveling in. there are still talks going on. it is not a complete stale mate. host: it has been a little bit different seeing marjorie taylor greene as stalwartupporter as well as jim jordan. >> jim jordan is set to chair the house judiciary committee and mccarthy was mang the point last night he in the past defended the idea to elevate jim jordan against some people who thought it might not be given his pastpposition to mccarthy and what the leadership was
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doing and a turn for greene said she wasn't sure if mccarthy should be votes and now one of his most vocal pro opponents f him saying her colleagues have ne a good job negotiating and get on board an vote for mccarthy. it definity is important to note that the house freedom caucus, of which they are both members is very plight in this decision on mccarthy's speakerrership. host: 20 republicans have voted not kevin mccarthy. how would you mccarthy -- how many hard liners and how many are softer itheir oppition? >> well, sort ofackground conversations with members. the counts vary from maybe to 10 to 12 of people who could be
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tolly against mccarthy but that seems to change from day-to-day and even hour to hour sometimes. but there are some of them that are gtable. but they have been voting sort of a bck now and couple of try to break from the others. certainly, they are not increasing numbers today. host: where are the negotiations being held? we see a lot of politicking and discussions going on in the floor? >> there is actually a speaker's office right off the floor, right off the house floor where a lot of negotiations were held. mccarthy and his allies were talking late last night and into te in the night, not as different as the more grand speaker's office that is often seen in photos.
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mccarthy went bacto that area later in the evening before before everything hadrapped up. and a lot of people have been meeting in emmer's office. last night, chip roy and a lot of mccarthy detractor colleagues, matt gaetz were talking to emmer and his allies about potential negotiations. and so that seems to be the two hot spots. host: tom emmer is the incoming republican whip. at 8:00, is there another vote with the same results. is there a viae second candidate being dcussed? >> right now, we're not hearing any talk of a viable second candidate, although we have heard people like don bacon who is a more moderate republican floating the possibity of
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potentially working with democrats to have a less moderate speaker. that hasn't movedorward and not much has materialized. former jeff amash who ended up the first libertarian member was on the house floor today and offering himself up as a consensus alternative. at hasn't gotten anywhere either. even mccarthy detractors and choosing divert candidates, jim jordan and byron donalds. host: steve scalise. >> he is one of those member who is the most obvious potential alternative if mccarthy were to drop out, but i think from everything i heard,
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members who support him, mccarthy, are not willing to entertain the idea of him being speaker. ile mccarthy is stilln it. if he drops out. mccarthy said he would not bow out of this race. host: emily brooks is with "the hill." thank you for your time this afternoon. and now it's your turn and want to hear from you of the speaker ballots. 748-8920 for democrats. 748-8921 and for all others 748-8922. walker on the republican line. what did you think about today? caller: i just think, i have seen i have seen this happen and
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i think it was 1850's, i could be wrong on that number. but i think this shows democracy in action. and as a republican, i applaud the 20 members. i don't think he is the man for the job. and very happy to see some republicans step up against the establishment and challenge the status quo. host: what are the issues that are important to you, walker? caller: the main issues, let the spending by the administration and we have an open southern border that needs to be addressed. those are the main issues. and of course, we have many that come to this country and i don't think mccarthy is the man to handle this. host: sean is next, pittsburgh, california, democrats' line.
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caller: am i on the line? host: yes. caller: it's very interesting to see the all 212 members of the democratic caucus are united under representative hakeem jeffries and also very interesting to see one republican voting present including 20 hardline republicans voting for the other candidate other than. representative byron donalds. host: is that the end of your comment? caller: yes. i would like to head the house
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clerks are the real m.v.p.'s for counting the votes for this entire time. host: this is john from ohio, independent line. john, go ahead. what did you think about today? caller: i thought it was kind of funny and peculiar but not peculiar about the deals that are being made on the republican both by the anti-mccarthy folks and mccarthy folks. they are going to get too many things. i want to focus on something good that happened today. we saw members of opposing parties, mr. mcconnell from kentucky and biden to talk about the infrastructure that is getting headlines in the media. but, again, i thank you very
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much for showing us democracy in action. but i don't like all the deal making. we'll see where it goes. i don't think any of the folks are going to change. host: annie, a republican in caller: i just want to say mccarthy should not have been nominated for the position. he is not trustworthy. him and mcconnell are no different than pelosi and schumer. and you're right that guy before, all the deals that they keep making, they don't care what the american people want, which is not mccarthy.
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he is going to get it. that's how arrogant he is. that's not how democracy works. and it's not leadership. host: what is it about kevin mccarthy. getting 90% of the republican conference, 90% of the vote. caller: if they were to actually take a poll about what americans want, he'd lose, hands down. we want new faces in congress. new leadership. that's why we voted to get the house. and we still -- host: hard to talk to you. move on to raymond in durham, north carolina, democrats'
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line. caller: how are you doing today? host: how was your day? caller: may day is fine. nobody has been sworn in yet. so can a newly elected member be required to vote for the new head? is there a requirement? host: that is a good technical question because they are all representatives elect. the previous one has dissolved. and that is a great question. and i wish i could give you a answer and maybe do a quick research. caller: i would appreciate it very much. i find it interesting that so
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many newly elected members can vote that have never been sworn in. host: they are voting for speaker, internal rules and internal leadership, not on legislation. that's where that comes from. d.m. anand: drew tweets that mccarthy walked into a closed door meeting with his detractors, those voting against him and voting for byron donalds. chad in texas on the independent line. what did you think about today? caller: i'm pleased with the 20 who are staying steadfast and not voting mccarthy. there was no difference between between republican accomplishment and democratic
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establishment and mccarthy represents the accomplishment and represents the same old. i thought the representative from florida got up there and talked about how she was inundated from phone calls and saying that the republican party in the house and unify around mccarthy. i hardly doubt that's the case. i'm sure there are some people calling her to do that. but i think the voice that is being thrust upon her most is that of her donors, the wealthy elite who basically benefit from republicans and democrats in congress. they are more representative of the elitist class than of the
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american people. host: when you stay accomplishment, what does that mean to you? caller: what i mean by that, the congress as it stands right now is so far removed from what our founding fathers set into motion. the federal government in particular was meant to be small. over the course of the last two centuries, the federal government is run-away train and the executive branch with the executive orders and executive actions with the fact that we have all these departments that smack of socialist -- socialism, really. and incentive advising entrepreneurship and becoming a socialist state.
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the congress is completely out of hand. and i really stand by what representative roy from texas said in terms of the spending, like we are spending money that we don't have and all of that is part and parcel with the accomplishment types that are more interested in empowering themselves and enriching themselves in getting back to a constitutional republic that was set up by our founding fathers. host: what do you do in cedar hills, texas? >> i run a small business. host: thanks for your time and thanks for watching. kevin mccarthy supporters will be -- scheduled to hold a press conference this afternoon and go to that live. the house is coming back at 8:00
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p.m. to continue what they have been doing for the last two days. six votes in total, three today. all three votes had the same results today. so they went ahead and adjourned and trying to do some more negotiating and we will be live with the house at 8:00 p.m. this evening. go to illinois, republican line. please go ahead. caller: really disappointed about the 20 that will not relinquish their votes. the democrats stick together and the republicans don't. until the republicans learn to work together within their own party, they are going to lose every time. i am for kevin mccarthy. and i hope they can make a
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deal. host: what is it about kevin mccarthy or the republican party that attraction you? caller: i never voted for a democrat in my life and i'm 88 years old. because i think they are the party of the people. i think the democrats are a bunch of deem-o-rats. and if you look back into history, the republicans have been the most honest and the democrats the most dishonest. host: i hope you are with us tonight at 8:00 p.m. when they come back into session. scott mcfarland tweets out. just spoke with representative dan webster, mccarthy supporter and asked if anything will change before house reconvenes
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at 8:00 p.m. he said very unlikely based on what has happened so far. elliott, democrat in new york. what do you think about today's proceedings? caller: the c-span camera angles are excellent. i found it very, very interesting that during the election season, there were eight republican house members that lost primaries in the republican party because somebody had put up a candidate more hardlined than them. those eight probably would be voting for kevin mccarthy. and george santos from nearby here, they said were letting george santos come into the house chamber because mccarthy needed every vote.
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host: he was also dual elected, wasn't he? caller: sure, by following fraud and not filling out full disclosure forms. you know, i mean that would probably be undone at some point. if they want to have infighting in the party like they did during those primaries, and also during senate primaries, mehmet oz was defeated very badly in the general. if they want all that infighting, well, they can do the infighting. i don't know why they're trying to encourage each other to end the voting and all get along. because they built the party on infighting.

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