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The split among House Republicans about whether to pick Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) to be House Speaker has ground the chamber to a halt.

House GOP Leadership Spat Stymies All Action, Including Any on 340B

The U.S. House was frozen stuck this morning after the new Republican majority splintered yesterday, the first day of the 118th Congress, over who should be the next House speaker.

Representatives cannot be sworn in and the House cannot begin business until members elect a speaker. Republicans start this session with 222 members and Democrats with 212, with one vacancy expected to be filled by a Democrat.

The U.S. House was frozen stuck this morning after the new Republican majority splintered yesterday, the first day of the 118th Congress, over who should be the next House speaker.

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