In a chaotic house, the next speaker must unite these three factions

In a chaotic house, the next speaker must unite these three factions


Presidential candidates Reps. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio must unite an unruly group of House Republicans with diverse policy needs and interests. On the political right, about 40 members belong to the Freedom Caucus, who are among the most fiscally conservative and often refuse to compromise on their views. In contrast, 18 House Republicans represent districts that President Biden won in 2020, and all but one lean toward the political center.

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