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Political Roundup: McCarthy is out, so what happens next?

The House of Representatives needs a new Speaker after an historic vote amidst a congressional term.

Houston Matters Political Roundup


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Anybody interested in a new job? How does Speaker of the House of Representatives sound? All you have to do is work well with others, be comfortable being second-guessed at all times, and successfully negotiate a new budget for the United States in just over a month! No sweat, right?

Congressman Kevin McCarthy was voted out of his role in the position on Tuesday, which timed out perfectly for our regular political roundup discussion on Wednesday.

In the audio above, we discuss the future of the House of Representatives and how this and other political events are affecting the Houston Mayor’s race with University of Houston political analysts Brandon Rottinghaus and Nancy Sims.