Posted 7 января, 06:28
Published 7 января, 06:28
Modified 7 января, 15:31
Updated 7 января, 15:31
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.