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Tag: House Speaker

Nathaniel Ledbetter Alabama News
Speaker Ledbetter honors vets, highlights legislative priorities during trip to Baldwin and Mobile Counties

Alabama House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) was in south Alabama Wednesday to honor veterans and give a legislative update.

Barry Moore Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Barry Moore applauds appropriation bill passage as new House Speaker gets things moving

With a new House Speaker taking the lead, Congress is making progress on passing appropriations bills as another possible shutdown approaches.

Mike Johnson receives Speaker's gavel from Hakeem Jeffries, 10/25/2023 Alabama News
Louisiana's Mike Johnson elected House Speaker with unanimous support from Alabama's GOP delegation

Johnson is a senior attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom, which describes itself as “the world’s largest legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, the sanctity of life, parental rights, and God’s design for marriage and family.”

Emmer Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Emmer wins GOP nod for speaker; Faces uncertain vote on House floor

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) has won the vote of the House Republican Conference as their candidate for Speaker of the House.

US House of Rep Palmer Gary Facebook Alabama News
Palmer withdraws from race for Speaker

Alabama's sixth district U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) announced Tuesday morning that he has withdrawn from the race for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Palmer Alabama News
Palmer challenges all candidates for House Speaker to five commitments — 'We don’t need a person or a personality, we need a plan'

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) put out a challenge to all candidates running for Speaker, asking his fellow contenders to commit to five principles.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer cites inflation, immigration, crime as reasons for seeking Speakership — 'The American people are desperate for authentic leadership'

Palmer faces eight other Republican congress members who qualified to run for speaker before the October 22 deadline.

Jim Jordan Alabama News
House prepares for third round of voting in speaker race — U.S. Rep. Strong: 'Members of Congress are putting personal grudges before the American people'

A third round of voting for House Speaker is scheduled for Friday morning with U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) hoping to pick up more votes after falling even further behind on the second ballot with 22 Republicans voting against him.

jim jordan Alabama News
Jordan falls further behind in speaker race on second ballot — Aderholt: 'I’m strong on my support for him unless he decides otherwise that he cannot get the votes'

Jordan fell short of the minimum 217 needed to claim the House Speaker spot by 22 Republican votes, which is two less than he had yesterday on the first ballot.

Jerry Carl Jim Jordanq Alabama News
Alabama congressional delegation votes along party lines for House Speaker; Jordan fails on first ballot

Backed by Alabama’s Republican delegation, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) failed to garner enough votes to win Speaker of the House of Representatives during the first round of voting Tuesday.

Dale Strong Alabama News
'The right man to lead': Strong backs Jim Jordan for House Speaker

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) has officially endorsed U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to be the new Speaker of the House, giving Jordan the backing of the entire Alabama congressional delegation, minus U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham).

Jim Jordan Alabama News
Strong last Alabama House Republican holdout on Jordan for speaker; Announcement forthcoming

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Madison) is scheduled to make an announcement about the Speaker’s race this evening. 

Mike Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Burchett walks back 'drunk,' 'redneck' remarks aimed at Mike Rogers — 'We're all friends'

Of the many reactions to U.S. Rep. Mike Roger’s (R-Saks) outburst on the U.S. House floor Friday night, U.S. Rep. Tim Burchett’s (R-Tenn.) may have been the most disparaging.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy Alabama News
Phil Williams: Debating the debate in Congress

It would be far more concerning if there had been no debate in Congress this past week. What we saw was healthy. It was truly democracy in action.

Rogers Gaetz Alabama News
U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers, Matt Gaetz reconcile following outburst on House floor during Speaker race

U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) are back on speaking terms following an outburst by Rogers Friday night during the final hours of the U.S. House Speaker race.

Robert Aderholt Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt: Negotiations in House Speaker race progressing — 'I do think there’s some movement taking place'

A new record was set by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday when they failed to vote in a new Speaker for the 11th time.

Dale Strong Alabama News
Dale Strong swearing-in delayed as U.S. House fails to elect a Speaker

U.S. Rep.-elect Dale Strong will have to wait at least one more day to be sworn in as the House of Representatives continues its search for a Speaker.