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Voting McCarthy: Why It Hurts But Why It Needs To Be Done

Written by Juliana Simone

January 6, 2022

Happy New Year everyone. The House vote continues tonight in Washington, D.C. as votes dial down to one or two needed for U.S. Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA 20) to become the House Majority Speaker once again.

Why it hurts: McCarthy has been disappointing in his track record in previous terms, failing to make needed policy gains or any real difference outside of bipartisan policies that continue to fail America.

Why it needs to be done: Although U.S. Representatives have been sworn in, they are being held in recess until there is a House Speaker in the majority party. Until there is an elected House Speaker, committee assignments and important investigations can not move forward.