From the frying pan to the fire: Government funding fight awaits next speaker

House Republicans are struggling to elect a chamber speaker after ousting former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., was tapped by his caucus in a secret vote but couldn’t get enough support to win the chair, and he withdrew Thursday night. Rep. Jim Jordan won a secret ballot among the GOP members Friday for the speakership, but it’s unclear whether he can rally enough votes from his party.

Regardless of who the speaker is, the new leader faces a lot of work as the House looks ahead to several government funding bills.

With conservatives desperate to

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