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Nancy Pelosi Seeks ‘Bipartisan’ Election For House Speaker

Many Democrats legislators are willing to unite with Republican legisaltors to elect a “consensus choice” for Speaker of the House, Democratic Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said this weekend. “I think in our caucus there is interest and support, there’s an openness to a bipartisan approach to this [the election of the next Speaker of the House],” Pelosi said at the Texas Tribune Festival, according to Conservative HQ.

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Chaos in Congress: House of Representatives a Mess as Boehner Charts Pathway to His Resignation

At first, it seemed as if his heir apparent House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy would easily ascend into the speakership and that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise would easily replace McCarthy, and Chief Deputy Whip Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) would easily ascend into the Whip’s role. Now, one of that seems easy or likely as the growing conservative wing of the conference—emboldened by Boehner’s resignation—is demanding a series of structural reforms to the way business in done in Congress rather than just a reshuffling of the deck in leadership post-Boehner.

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