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What Does The McCarthy Offer Include? -- WSJ

The Wall Street Journal · 01/06/2023 07:16
-- to change the rules to allow for one Republican member to call a vote to oust the speaker, down from the threshold of five that Mr. McCarthy had previously agreed to, according to people familiar with the matter. In the previous Congress, only party leaders could make such a request, called a motion to vacate. -- to place more members of the House Freedom Caucus, which counts many McCarthy detractors among its ranks, on powerful committees, according to the people.

By Eliza Collins

Rep. Kevin McCarthy has been working to win over the GOP lawmakers who have been opposing his bid for speaker. In an effort to convince enough conservatives to support him, the California Republican has offered:

The offer also includes a promise to bring up for a vote a controversial border plan and a term limit requirement, the people said.

In another major concession, a McCarthy-aligned super PAC, the Congressional Leadership Fund, agreed to stop picking candidates in primaries where the seat is expected to stay in Republican hands, in an effort to win over critics who said the spending was sometimes unfair to more conservative candidates. The group and the conservative Club for Growth announced the deal Wednesday night, with the Club for Growth agreeing to drop its opposition to Mr. McCarthy.

It is not clear the package will sway enough of his opponents to elect him speaker. Negotiations will continue Friday.

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January 06, 2023 07:16 ET (12:16 GMT)

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