Kevin McCarthy
U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) takes the podium Jan. 7 after being elected as House Speaker.

Congressional Committee Lineups Still in Flux After McCarthy Installed as House Speaker

The members, GOP chairs, and top-ranking Democrats of U.S. House committees for the 118th Congress still had not been formally announced this morning, three days after Republicans chose Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to be House speaker.

It took four days and 15 ballots for Republican members-elect to install McCarthy early Saturday morning. His election cleared the path for members-elect to be sworn in, for the Republican majority to approve the chamber’s rules for this session, and for the Republican steering committee and full GOP caucus to approve the party’s committee assignments and chair selections.

The members, GOP chairs, and top-ranking Democrats of U.S. House committees for the 118th Congress still had not been formally announced this morning, three days after Republicans chose Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to be House speaker.

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