House Leaders Cancel Votes for the Entire Week, Citing ‘Chaos’ on the Floor
Floor votes in the House have been canceled for the week as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy tries to quell a Republican revolt from the House Freedom Caucus.
The conservative group of lawmakers took the unusual step of torpedoing a rule in a Tuesday vote to get McCarthy’s attention and let the California GOP leader know that concerns over the debt ceiling compromise bill that Congress passed last week are not going away.
That led to a series of Wednesday meetings until McCarthy admitted more time was needed.
“What we’re gonna do is we’re gonna come back on Monday, work through it and be back working for the American public,” the speaker said, according to The Hill.
“Just like every time we go through it h …