GOP divisions force Mike Johnson to punt on spending bills (Axios)

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    GOP divisions force Mike Johnson to punt on spending bills – By Andrew Solender (Axios) / Nov 9, 2023

    House Republicans on Thursday pulled their third government funding vote in two weeks due to threats from moderates and conservatives to kill the legislation.

    Why it matters: Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) is facing the same internal GOP divisions that led to the ouster of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy– and they may be getting worse.

    • “Everybody is facing that same state of play,” said Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), adding that the new speaker’s “honeymoon period … might be shorter than we thought.”
    • “There’s 20 or 30 Republicans that are more in the Biden districts, the frontline … we’re tired of taking crappy votes,” said Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.).

    CONTINUE > https://www.axios.com/2023/11/09/johnson-mccarthy-house-republicans-spending-bills

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