Posted 7 января 06:28

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Kevin McCarthy was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on the 15th attempt

7 января 2023, 06:28
The speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress following the results of the 15th round of voting was the leader of the Republican Party Kevin McCarthy. 216 members of the lower house voted for him.

Six more lawmakers did not vote for any candidate.

The Democratic Party supported its candidate Hakim Jeffries. 212 people voted for him.

The election of a new speaker lasted for four days. This is a record long time considering that over the past 100 years, the speaker has been elected by a majority of votes already in the first round.

Earlier, Kevin McCarthy proposed to reduce the expenses of the US government by $ 75 billion in the 2024 fiscal year. The idea was criticized in the Republican Party. Most Republicans, on the contrary, insist on increasing the allocation of funds for national security.