House Republicans Are Stuck in Power Without a Plan
• Say This for the new Republicans in Congress : They made history. Now they need to start making an agenda, rather than stumbling onward in discord and dissarray.
• For the first time in century, members or the House of Representatives failed to elect a speaker on the first ballot. Nineteen Republicans voted against their party's leading candidate, California Representatives Kevin McCarthy, on Jan.3, leaving him 15 votes shy of victory. The Democratic Party's unanimous choice for the job, New York's Hakeem Jeffries, secured more votes than McCarthy. The following two rounds of votes went no better for the Republicans. Nor did the rounds that followed.
Source : Bloomberg Businessweek January 9,2023 , Page 5