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Anna Rose Layden/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Mike Johnson said Wednesday that he has “real reservations” about the upcoming vote to expel Rep. George Santos, citing concerns that removing a member without being convicted would establish a bad precedent. But despite those reservations, Santos appears poised to become the sixth member in history to be […]

Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Newly minted House Speaker Mike Johnson met with former President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Monday night, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. The meeting, which took place at a fundraiser for Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., marked the first time […]

Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — With just six days until a government shutdown, newly-elected House Speaker Mike Johnson is pitching Republicans Saturday on his plan to avert a shutdown. Johnson told the Republican lawmakers on a conference call that he is moving forward with a two-step government funding plan in what Johnson described as a “laddered […]

Tetra Images – Henryk Sadura/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — New House Speaker Mike Johnson spoke with Senate Republicans Wednesday about his controversial Israel-only aid package in an effort to gain their support, telling them that he wants to get additional aid for Ukraine passed, but the Israel aid will likely have to move through first and […]

Tetra Images – Henryk Sadura/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Rep. Mike Johnson became the GOP’s last man standing on Tuesday night after winning the House speaker nomination from his party. He becomes the fourth speaker designee. It took several rounds on Tuesday night to narrow things down from a five-candidate field, but Johnson stayed in the […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A showdown is unfolding Tuesday to determine House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s fate as leader of the chamber’s Republican majority. Hard-line Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is leading the charge against McCarthy. He introduced a so-called motion to vacate late Monday after criticizing how McCarthy has handled spending and budget issues […]